Surviving Hair Loss Myths

  • MYTH: Standing On Your Head Makes Your Hair Grow.
    FACT: This myth is one of the newer ‘old wives tales’ and also one of the most prevalent ones. According to experts, hair fall is not a blood circulation problem. If your blood wasn’t sufficiently supplying your follicles enough life-juice for your hair to grow, your biggest problem would not be your receding hairline, it would be a dead brain! So before you believe such absurd hearsay, always do your own research or consult your doctor.
  • MYTH: Pluck One Grey Hair And Grow Back Two.
    FACT: You would be surprised to know how many people actually believe this ridiculous hair care tip. Allow us to bust your myth. Only one hair can grow out of every hair follicle, so if you pull out a single hair, no matter the colour, only one hair will ever grow back in its place. Also, the colour of the next hair to come cannot be pre-decided. Excessive plucking of grey hair may make you go bald eventually, so don’t make it an obsessive habit!
  • MYTH: Hair Loss Comes From Your Mother’s Side
    FACT: This is not completely true. While the primary baldness gene is on the X chromosome, chromosome that comes from the mother, many other factors contribute to hair fall. In fact, research suggests that men who have a bald father are more likely to develop male-pattern baldness than those who don’t. So though good genes do matter, it’s not the only reason for hair fall.
  • MYTH: Trim For Growth
    FACT: This is the most commonly heard and believed hair care tip of all times. Hair grows half an inch per month, whether you cut it or not. Hair growth only depends on a person’s hormones, not on the stylist’s scissors. But having said that, a trim will eliminate split ends for sure and make your hair look healthier and better maintained.
  • MYTH: You should give your hair a 100 brush strokes every day.
    FACT: Baseless myths can cost you your hair. Excessive brushing pulls hairs out of their follicles and possibly weakens individual strands. In fact one should ideally use a wide tooth comb to avoid any breakage due to combing/brushing.