Wearing hats causes hair loss.
FALSE. While many people believe hats contribute to hair loss, there is absolutely NO evidence-scientific or otherwise-that proves this. Many people wear hats simply to hide their hair loss.
Shaving, trimming, or cutting your hair strengthens it.
FALSE. Hair growth is genetically programmed. Your growth rate isn't affected one way or the other by close clipping, shaving, trimming, or cutting.
Brushing your hair can make it stronger and more resistant to hair loss.
FALSE. Excessive hair brushing can actually stress your hair and make it more likely to break. Boar-bristle or ball-tipped brushes are recommended as the most gentle tools to use on your hair.
Blow drying can lead to hair loss.
FALSE. There's no link between balding and hair dryers, although using too hot of a setting can dry out your existing hair, making it brittle and less healthy-looking.
Hair styling products and dyes cause hair loss.
FALSE. While some of these products have the potential to damage hair, they don't affect hair follicles or hair growth cycles. Harsh chemicals like relaxers, however, can damage hair follicles.
How you position your head while sleeping can have a effect on hair loss.
FALSE. Your follicles are pre-programmed to grow in their own unique way. Lying on one side or the other won't affect that.
Men who lose their hair have lower libidos.
FALSE. Actually, it may very well be the opposite. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)-the main culprit in hair loss-is a metabolite of testosterone, a hormone that increases men's sex drive.
Towel-drying your head can cause hair loss.
FALSE. It's normal to for some hair to fall out every day as a result of the normal growth cycle. If your hair doesn't grow back, it's probably because of your genetic predisposition, not the towel.
Hair loss is genetically determined by just your mother's father.
FALSE. Actually, it's determined by genetics on BOTH sides of your family, not just your mother's. Simply because your mother's father has a full head of hair doesn't guarantee you'll have the same luck. The causes of hair loss can be passed down through either side of the family.
Hair loss can't be stopped or helped.
FALSE. Hair Club® offers a number of hair restoration solutions and can help you determine which one is right for you. Schedule a free microscopic hair and scalp analysis, request our free comprehensive brochure, or simply give us a call, (toll free) at 888-888-8986.