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Don’t Believe the Hair Loss Lies: Debunked Hair Loss Myths

Whether you’re starting to lose your hair, you’re watching your mate’s scalp grow more prevalent, or you’ve already said goodbye to your last shining lock – understanding what causes hair loss and what you can do about it is valuable information. Both men and women, young and old, are susceptible to this condition. So, don’t believe the myths! Get the cold, hard facts about hair loss. You have nothing to lose, but. . . well – hair.

Hair loss is an old man’s game

Nope. From teens to seniors, men and women can end up with a shiny dome. Genetics play an important role for those who start balding. (Thanks mom and dad!)

Ooh! That bald guy is teeming with testosterone!

Maybe, but if so, it’s not because he’s bald, nor why he’s bald. You’re confusing Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) with testosterone. DHT causes baldness, and though it’s a byproduct of testosterone, it’s not the result of high levels of this hormone. You’ll have to find another way to determine what that bald guy is working with.

Stop washing your hair so much or you’ll go bald!

If you’re looking for a reason to skip shampoo day, fear of going bald isn’t going do it. There’s hair in your tub after you shower because people naturally shed, and washing your locks shakes free loose hair. So, keep washing your hair, but clean the tub — hair clogs are gross!

Just chop it all off, so I can start over with thick, lustrous hair

Before you go all Sinead O’Conner, compare some pics of people with short hair to those with long hair. Short hair looks thicker, doesn’t it? Uh-huh. Optical illusion. Put down the shears.

I’m getting older, that means I’m in the clear with hair

Really? If aging stopped hair loss, there’d be an epidemic of Fabio’s and Rapunzel’s in Senior Communities. For men – balding slows but doesn’t stop with age. For women, it may increase.

Take off that hat, so your scalp can breathe – I don’t care if you get sunstroke!

Which is more likely? That guy wearing a hat has thinning hair because he’s always worn a hat or that man is wearing a fedora because he wants to hide his thinning hair. Yeah. Now you get it. 

Great. I’m going bald and I’m stuck with that reality.

Hi there! Welcome to the 21st century. Don’t believe the myths! There are many viable hair restoration and hair replacement solutions that give bald and balding men and women a new head of hair. One that looks great and helps you feel confident and empowered.

At New U, we provide all of our clients and patients with the very latest in men’s and women’s hair restoration and hair loss treatment solutions, including hair transplantation, non-surgical hair replacement and hair loss prevention and treatment programs. To schedule a FREE consultation contact New-U Hair Replacement Specialists today!