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Debunking Some of the Top Hair Loss Myths

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Everyone’s hair naturally thins as they get older, however, the rate and extent of which this occurs can vary significantly. It can be alarming and dispiriting to discover that your hair is thinning early, or you may have developed a medical condition which has resulted in accelerated hair loss. 

However, it’s important that you can separate fact from fiction when it comes to potential hair loss treatments. There are plenty of hair loss products on the market that have no real basis in fact and will not solve your problem. Our hair loss experts debunk some of the most common myths about hair loss.

Using too many hair care products can lead to hair loss

If you are a fan of hair care products and washing your hair daily, you can rest assured that it will not cause hair loss. We lose between 80-100 hairs naturally every day, you’re just more likely to notice them when you brush or wash your hair as you dislodge them.

Wearing a hat too often can suffocate your hair

Another myth – wearing a hat every day does not lead to hair loss. The only possible way that this could happen is if the hat was so tight that the blood flow was cut off to your hair follicles.

Exposure to the sun can accelerate hair loss

Over exposure to UV rays can cause all sorts of health problems and can damage our eyes, skin and - yes - our hair. However, lounging out in the sun will not result in hair loss; rather, UV radiation can weaken the fibres, potentially making your hair duller, frizzier and more prone to breaking.

Only men experience significant amounts of hair loss  

Whilst it’s true that 65% of all men will experience noticeable hair loss by the time they are 60, and male pattern baldness is the most widely acknowledged cause of alopecia, an estimated 50% of women will also experience significant hair loss over their lifetime.

Women lose hair just like men as they age, and premature hair loss can be caused by a number of factors, including anxiety-related conditions such as Trichotillomania and recovery from chemotherapy.


If you are experiencing hair loss or thinning hair for any reason, our friendly team of hair loss specialists can assist you with a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that will leave you with a thick, natural looking head of hair. Contact us today on 01628 660527.