Facts and Myths
Hair Styles for Ballding Men
Reason for Hair
Hair Loss Types
Hair Loss Symptoms
Finding a Doctor
The Future of Hair
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Many people think that they know everything there is know about what
ails them. Well, think again. There are a number of facts that people
don’t know about hair loss and also a number of commonly known “facts”
are actually untrue. Here you will find facts and myths about hair.
- A combination of hormones and genetic factors are responsible for
male and female pattern hair loss.
- A typical scalp contains 100,000 to 150,000 hair follicles before
any hair loss will occur.
- Blondes have the greatest number of scalp follicles followed by brunettes.
- Redheads have the fewest number of scalp follicles.
- 50 percent of all men experience hair loss sometime in their lives.
- The average growth rate of hair is about one-fourth to one and a
half inches per month.
- Androgens are hormones responsible for controlling human hair growth.
- Androgens must be present for growth of body hair; however the growth
of scalp hair is not dependant on the hormone.
- Hair is the fastest growing tissue in the body, second only to bone
- It is normal to lose 100 hairs per day from the scalp.
- Many drugs can cause hair loss.
- Thyroid imbalance and iron deficiency are reversible causes for hair
- Over 50% of men by age 50 have male pattern hair loss.
- Forty percent of women by the time they reach menopause will have
female pattern (hereditary) hair loss.
- Washing your hair too much can cause you to lose more hair than you
- You can increase the number of hair follicles by using drugs or other
- Wearing a hat causes hair loss.
- Cutting or shaving your hair promotes hair growth.
- Dandruff causes you to lose hair.
- Hair loss does not affect young people.
- Using a hair dryer can cause you to lose more hair than normal.
- Lack of sex causes hair to thin.
- The gene for male pattern baldness comes only from the mother.