There are a lot of myths around why we lose our hair. But how do we know what is true and what isn’t? Sozo is on hand to help. We’ve compiled a list of the most common hair loss myths and we’ll tell you why they’re not true.
1. Hair thinning only happens with age
People believe that you only begin to lose your hair as you age, however, this is not true.
You are never too young to start losing your hair. Part of losing hair is to do with genetics, so it is possible that hair can begin to thin at an early age.
2. You will lose your hair if your parents did
You cannot predict hair loss by looking into your family history. Hair loss is polygenetic which means something is determined by an assortment of genes from your immediate and extended family.
However if hair loss generally runs in your family, you will be more likely to deal with this at some point in life.
3. Only men suffer for genetic hair loss
Most people think of men when they think of balding, however, women can also suffer from hair thinning.
Although it is more likely for a man to go completely bald women still have to deal with hair loss.
4. Frequent shampooing causes hair to fall out
When washing your hair you will see some fallout and this leads to people thinking that the reason for their hair thinning is because they wash it too much.
This is not true, it is normal to lose around 50-100 hairs each day and it is normal for hair to come out when washing it.
Washing your hair less is not the answer, your hair that would normally come out sits on the scalp and will come out the next time you wash it.
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