Until the last decade or so, hair loss was a subject that people avoided talking about. Perhaps this is why there are so many myths about baldness. In this blog, we reveal the truth about some of the most common misunderstandings.
Myth: Hair loss only happens to men
The root of this myth could be the fact that the hair loss condition androgenetic alopecia is often referred to as male pattern baldness. In fact, androgenetic alopecia affects women too, with around 50% developing this type of hair loss by the time they reach their 50s. Both men and women can also be affected by hair loss caused by hormonal changes, immune system disorders, stress and dietary deficiencies.
Myth: Wearing a hat will make your hair fall out
People often say that wearing a hat every day will make you go bald, but this is just a myth. However, there is a grain of truth behind it. Regularly wearing tight headgear and hairstyles or heavy hair extensions can result in traction alopecia. This hair loss condition occurs when the follicles are placed under excessive strain, literally pulling the hair out at the root.
Myth: Hair loss only happens to older people
Hair loss is associated with ageing, so the myth has developed that it only happens to older people. This is not the case – in fact, some men start seeing signs of androgenetic alopecia in their 20s. Other hair loss conditions, such as alopecia areata and telogen effluvium can occur at any age.
Myth: There is no way to get lost hair back
Too many people think that this myth is true and that they have to settle for the changes in their appearance. The good news is that there are many solutions that can help to restore thinning hair and bald patches. Vinci Hair Clinics are leaders in treating male and female hair loss, with state of the art medical, surgical and non-surgical options available at their clinics around the world. Their hair restoration solutions have helped thousands of men and women around the world to get their hair back and beat baldness for good.