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Myth or Fact:Diet is related to hair loss

Fact. It’s important to eat right in order to be generally healthy. Nevertheless, no food has been proven to be beneficial or detrimental to hair.

MYTH OR FACT:The use of steroids have no side effects on the hair

MYTH. Although not all types of steroids cause hair loss, many do. Some steroids may hasten the process of hair loss especially if a person is genetically prone to have male pattern baldness. An example are anabolic steroids used in bodybuilding. Continued or prolonged use of these steroids may accelerate the hair loss process due to potent chemicals and hormones that they contain.

 


Sources:
http://www.evolutionary.org/steroids-cause-hair-loss

MYTH OR FACT: Pregnancy makes hair fuller and thicker

FACT. Hair looks noticeably fuller and thicker during pregnancy because of the presence of higher levels of estrogen in the body. It does not mean new hair strands are growing rather, less hair are being shed than normal. In a normal hair growth cycle, 90% of the hair follicles are in the anagen or active phase while around 10% percent are in the telogen or resting phase. During pregnancy, increased estrogen levels prolong the growing stage of the hair follicles and prevent those in the resting stage from falling off naturally. Thus, hair appears thicker and fuller.


Sources:

http://www.babymed.com/body-changes/does-hair-get-thicker-during-pregnancy
http://www.babycenter.com/0_hair-and-nail-changes-during-pregnancy_1456563.bc

MYTH OR FACT:There is a difference in how fast scalp hair grows on men and women.

MYTH. There is no significant difference in the growth rate of scalp hair in men and women. On average, women and men’s scalp hair grow approximately half an inch every month. Even if individual differences in growth rate are accounted for, these are considered too marginal to reach a definite finding.


Sources:

http://www.livescience.com/42868-how-fast-does-hair-grow.html
http://www.hairfinder.com/hair4/man-hair-growth.htm

MYTH OR FACT:Hair grows faster on different parts of the head.

FACT. Scientific evidence supports that hair may grow at different rates on various places in the head. The movement and growth of hair follicle are usually independent from one another. But the difference in growth rate is marginal and sometimes negligible that it does not affect the overall appearance of the hair.


Sources:

http://www.hairboutique.com/tips/articles.php?f=tip1135.htm
http://www.hairfinder.com/hair4/hair-growth-rate.htm

MYTH OR FACT: DAILY HAIR FALL IS NORMAL

FACT. Worrying about all those hair in the drainage every time you shower? Or those little clumps left behind after brushing? No need to panic. Falling hair is normal even if it happens everyday. Hair shedding occurs on a daily basis at an average of 50 to 100 hair strands, even going up to 150 strands in some women. Normal hair shedding happens when old hair fall out so new hair may grow in its place. But if you notice large clumps of hair regularly coming out, visit your doctor right away just to make sure it’s nothing beyond normal.


Sources:

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/curly-hair-care-methods/how-much-hair-loss-is-normal-2/
http://www.dailymakeover.com/trends/hair/how-much-hair-loss-is-normal/
http://www.dailymakeover.com/trends/hair/how-much-hair-loss-is-normal/

MYTH OR FACT:Plucking out one gray hair causes two or three more to grow in its place.

MYTH.  Plucking a gray hair won’t cause other gray hairs to grow because what is done to one follicle does not affect the others.Plucking might even damage the hair follicle and restrict new hair from growing.

MYTH OR FACT: DAILY HAIR FALL IS NORMAL

Answer: FACT.  Worrying about all those hair in the drainage every time you shower? Or those little clumps left behind after brushing? No need to panic.  Falling hair is normal even if it happens everyday. Hair shedding occurs on a daily basis at an average of 50 to 100 hair strands, even going up to 150 strands in some women.  Normal hair shedding happens when old hair fall out so new hair may grow in its place. But if you notice large clumps of hair regularly coming out, visit your doctor right away just to make sure it’s nothing beyond normal.

Sources:
•http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/curly-hair-care-methods/how-much-hair-loss-is-normal-2/
•http://www.dailymakeover.com/trends/hair/how-much-hair-loss-is-normal/
•http://hairloss.org/

Myth or Fact: Diet is related to hair loss

 

Fact; it’s important to eat right in order to be generally healthy. Nevertheless, no food has been proven to be beneficial or detrimental to hair.