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Hair Loss Myths

Hair Loss Myth: Vigorous Towel Drying Causes Baldness

Does Vigorous Towel Drying Cause Hair Loss?

In order for hair loss sufferers to work out a program to successfully regrow hair, they must first become familiar with the true causes of hair loss. There are number of hair loss myths circulating both on and off the world wide web, and this is one of them.

Despite what you may have heard, vigorous towel drying of the hair does not cause irreversible hair loss.

But you may be asking "then why do I notice hair shedding when I dry my hair?" Hair that falls out while drying your hair could either be shedding due to the normal hair growth cycle or another hair loss concern. The most common cause of hair loss is male or female pattern baldness due to hereditary hair loss. It is also possible that some of the hairs that fall out could be damaged (dry or brittle) and then break as a result. Though this will cause additional hairs to appear in your shower, sink, etc., the hair follicle is still in tact and the hair will grow back.

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