Hair loss is a concern as old as time itself. Which means that it’s only natural for myths, misconceptions and old wives’ tales on the subject to persist in our collective understanding. Here at KA Hair Aesthetics, our hair restoration experts pride themselves on being able to educate our patients on hair loss, including the factual causes and potential treatment options. With this in mind, we thought it would be helpful to debunk a few of the most common myths about hair loss.
Myth #1: Any amount of hair loss is cause for concern.
This is far from the truth. In fact, most people lose around 100 hairs from their head every day on average. This may seem like a lot, but it’s actually perfectly normal. Some indicators to keep an eye out for that may be signs of significant hair loss include noticeable thinning on the top of head, circular or patchy bald spots, or sudden loosening or thinning of the hair.
Myth #2: Sudden hair loss can correct itself.
Certain people may experience some degree of hair loss as a result of a short-term trauma or increase in stress. And while this hair loss may not continue at the same rate long-term, there’s certainly no guarantee this effect will reverse or your hair will ever be as thick and full as it once was. This is why many people turn to hair restoration techniques like Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) before they lose too much of their hair. FUE is a revolutionary hair transplant technique that involves removing hair follicles from one part of the scalp and implanting them in other areas that are experiencing balding or considerable thinning. When performed by our experts, the results are outstanding and long-lasting.
Myth #3: What you put on or in your hair can lead to hair loss.
There is a very common misconception that consistently wearing hats (specifically baseball caps) over a long period of time can accelerate hair loss. This simply is not the case. Hair science experts agree that unless a hat is extremely tight on the head to the point that it is applying pressure to the scalp, there is nothing to worry about. Additionally, there is no evidence that using hair products like gel and hairspray can cause hair loss. However, it is important to note that some hair chemicals such as certain perms and coloring not applied properly, or applied too often, can cause temporary hair loss.
There is so much to know about hair loss, its causes, and what you can do to fight them. However, our hope is that this information can serve as a great start for anyone wanting to learn more about this issue and their potential treatment options. For more information or if you would like to schedule an in-person consultation appointment, please contact KA Hair Aesthetics today.