Hair Loss Myths and Facts

hair loss myths and facts

Do you suffer from hair loss? Have you tried all sorts of pills and potions to make it grow back that haven’t worked? Do you have no idea about what you should believe?

Well in this blog, I want to separate the fact from the fiction and tell you what’s myth and what’s fact when it comes to hair loss.

Washing your hair or using heat styling tools too often can cause hair loss: MYTH

Washing your hair with the right products and at the right frequency for your hair type can keep your hair and scalp clean and unclogged by dirt and oils. Heat styling a lot can make the hair dry and brittle, so it’s important to allow your hair to dry naturally and use heat protection products when you do style it. Note: If you are seeing a lot of hair in your plug hole after washing, it might be time to seek some advice.

Wearing tight ponytails, buns, or braids can cause hair loss: FACT

Tight buns, ponytails or braids can cause hair thinning and loss. If you tie your hair too tight, you might end up with traction tension alopecia, where hair loss occurs because there’s too much pressure being put on the hair shaft. This type of hair loss happens over time. The hair shaft gets weaker, then growth slows down and eventually stops. Wear looser ponytails or buns lower down on your head to minimise the damage.

Stress causes hair loss: FACT

Stress can affect almost every system in the body, including the health and growth of the hair. A hair loss condition called Telogen effluvium can be caused by stress. The hair follicles stop growing sooner than they should then enter their resting phase and the hair falls out a few months later. As well as emotional stress, this type of hair loss can be caused by physical stress such as pregnancy, child birth, surgery, or an accident.

Wearing a hat or cap can make you lose your hair: MYTH

You might get a flat ‘hat head’ but there’s no evidence that wearing hats can cause hair loss. Plus, they’re pretty good for hiding a bad hair day!

My father or mother suffered from hair thinning or loss, that means I’m going to: MYTH

Hair loss can be hereditary, but there’s no definite pattern, so hair loss can skip generations. Wondering why your hair is thin when your parents both have fine heads of hair? Look at your grandparents or great grandparents and you’ll likely find hair thinning or loss somewhere along the line.


Are you worried about hair loss?

At Salon La Reine, we can help. We have the Nioxin treatment system and product range in the salon, so if you’re worried about hair thinning or loss, come in for a consultation and rediscover thicker, fuller hair that shines with health.




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