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Hair Loss Myths

Is it True that Hair Loss is Inherited from Your Mother?

Question:

I have heard that you can expect to bald the way that your mother's father has. Is this true?

Answer:

It is a common misconception that hair loss is always inherited from the mother's side of the family. In truth, genetic balding can be inherited from either parent and can even skip a generation. While those with a strong family history of balding can expect an increased risk of future hair loss, it is simply impossible to accurately predict this way. There is, however, a genetic test called HairDX that will tell you if you carry the balding gene.