Men have been trying to figure out what to do with their hair loss for centuries. Over time, an assortment of popular wisdom and solutions has been spread, but most of it is false. Recently, Men’s Fitness writer Maggie Parker interviewed dermatologist Amy McMichael, M.D., to ask about common hair loss prevention myths. Dr. McMichael debunked a few popular pieces of advice and clarified the best ways for men to prevent and recover from hair loss. At Vinci Hair Clinic, we think that revealing the truth and debunking misconceptions are vital to helping men and women everywhere prevent or recover from hair loss, so we’re sharing three myths Dr. McMichael debunked as well as her advice to men experiencing hair loss.
- Dry scalp increases hair loss
Of this first myth, Dr. McMichael said, “Active dandruff––aka seborrheic dermatitis––can cause mild temporary shedding of hair, but there is no connection between permanent male pattern hair loss and dandruff.”
- Certain products or ingredients will cause hair loss
Dr. McMichael clarified that, “There are no particular ingredients or products that would worsen or cause hair loss in over-the-counter products.”
- Taking vitamins can prevent hair loss
Many people believe that if they find the right supplement, they can end their hair loss forever. Dr. McMichael debunked this misconception, saying, “There are no vitamins or supplements that can improve hair thinning. As a matter of fact, it is a myth that Biotin helps with male pattern hair loss or any form of hair loss.”
Dr. McMichael shared a few different solutions for hair loss among men, “For male pattern hair loss, minoxidil and Propecia are FDA approved and can significantly slow hair loss as well as help regrowth in some. If these are not helpful, scalp hair restoration surgery can be considered as well.”
At Vinci Hair Clinic, we offer the hair restoration surgeries recommended by Dr. McMichael in addition to scalp micropigmentation procedures. While hair transplants can restore your hair, scalp micropigmentation is an effective, permanent cosmetic alternative that creates the appearance of hair follicles. Contact Vinci Hair Clinic today to set up a consultation and begin your hair regrowth journey.