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3 Myths About Hair Loss Debunked

Hair Loss & Transplantation Glenn Dale, MDUnless you are using your binoculars to spot a bald eagle in the desert, the last thing you likely want to hear is someone even murmur the word “bald” near you. If you have started to lose some of that hair on your head, it’s nice to be able to determine exactly what is causing it and how it can be treated. And because you can’t trust everything you read on the Internet, this article will list three common myths about hair loss. Read on to learn more.

Myth 1: Wearing a Hat Causes Hair Loss

If you like to wear a baseball hat or beanie on the regular, you may be worried that it will cause you to bald. However, the only thing that can make you go bald is if your hat is too tight— which can cause a condition called “traction alopecia.” So, unless you’re wearing a swim cap instead of a baseball cap and are restricting the blood flow to your scalp, this is a myth that is worth ignoring.

Myth 2: Your Grandpa on Your Mom’s Side Is to Blame

We’ve all heard that you get your hair color, texture, and even baldness from the genes that come from your mother’s father. However, because hair growth and density are a polygenic trait, you aren’t just getting your susceptibility to balding from your mother’s father but a handful of your ancestors.

Myth 3: Too Much Hair Brushing Can Make You Bald

Brushing your hair (especially when it’s wet and weak) can make it come out more easily and even break off at the shaft. However, brushing itself does not contribute to balding— it may just cause your hair to fall out faster.

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If you have started to suffer from hair loss, it ‘s nice to know what things you can and cannot attribute it to. Luckily, here at Callender Cosmetic and Dermatology Center, we have a few treatments that we offer to help our patients suffering from hair loss. To learn more about these treatments or to schedule a consultation, contact Callender Cosmetic and Dermatology Center today at (301) 249-0970!

 

 

 

 

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