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8 April, 2008


It is a common misconception that shaving your head will cause thicker hair regrowth. Just as common but equally as false, shaving your head will cause baldness. These are both hair loss myths. Shaving your head or even getting a hair cut may make your hair "appear" thicker because... Read More

11 March, 2008


The good news is that looking at pornography and masturbation do not cause hair loss. The bad news however is, giving up pornography and masturbation will not stop your baldness nor regrow hair. If minoxidil is no longer sufficient to stop your hair loss, you might want to consider... Read More

20 February, 2008


Hair loss isn't discriminatory to those with a certain type of hair. Once having a thick head of hair myself, I remember thinking that there was no way that I would ever go bald. Read More

22 January, 2008


Balding men and women often fall prey to the hair restoration treatments based on the many hair loss myths and fallacies. This is why research and knowledge is vital in determining the best hair loss solution for those suffering from male or female pattern hair loss. One such popular hair loss myth is that daily shampooing causes baldness. Though it is true that people have a tendency to over-treat their hair, washing of hair daily will not cause hair loss. Read More

11 January, 2008


The most common type of hair loss is Androgenetic Alopecia (male pattern baldness and female pattern baldness). The problem here is genetics. Balding men and women often fall victim to beleiving the great number of hair loss myths presented on and offline. These myths often prevent hair loss sufferers from using hair loss drugs that really work. Below is a common list of the top 10 hair loss myths to watch out for. Read More

7 January, 2008


Haiir loss sufferers seeking hair loss help are often fooled by the number of hair loss myths circulating both on and offline. In order for balding men and women to successfully restore their hair, they must first learn which type of hair loss they are affected by and the cause of that hair loss. Using a brush instead of a comb to prevent hair loss has been a long time hair loss myth. There is no evidence to suggest that combing through your hair is going to facilitate or expedite any kind of balding let alone Androgenetic Alopecia (genetic male or female pattern baldness). Despite what you may have heard, combing your hair does not cause irreversible hair loss. Read More

3 January, 2008


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. Read More

27 December, 2007


As a hair loss sufferer starts researching the causes of baldness and real hair restoration treatments, it starts to become obvious the contradictory information that is out there. What is the real cause of hair loss? Which hair loss drugs are effective in regrowing hair? One such hair loss myth to be found out there is that stress causes genetic hair loss. Though there are extremely rare circumstances when certain types of traumatic stress can cause sudden hair loss, the every day normal stressors of life will not cause male pattern baldness (MPB) or female pattern baldness (FPB). The type of hair loss caused by traumatic stress is not related to genetics at all. In fact, it is typically characterized by sudden hair shedding, in many cases, all over the scalp (like telogen effluvium) as opposed to a specific hair loss pattern such as the norwood scale or ludwig scale typical of those suffering from genetic hair loss. Read More

17 December, 2007


Hair loss sufferers often want to know the origin of their balding problem. Though there are varying types of hair loss, the most common type is Androgenetic Alopecia (genetic hair loss) also known as male pattern baldness in men or female pattern baldness in women. But if hereditary hair loss is genetic, how is it linked back to us? Many people are under the impression that genetic balding patterns for men are inherited strictly from the mother's father. Likewise, it is believed by many that female hair loss patterns are inherited strictly from the father's side of the family. Read this entire article for more information. Read More

5 December, 2007


Though hair loss causes can range from genetics (male pattern baldness, female pattern baldness) to various physicial and psychological medical conditions, wearing a hat does not cause or facilitate baldness. This is a hair loss myth. Read More

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