If you are like most men, you would do just about anything to keep yourself from going bald. Unfortunately, if you listen to many of the most common myths about balding, you may be doing a lot of unnecessary things that will do absolutely nothing to stop you from balding. To that end, here is a look at the top 5 myths about hair loss and balding.
Myth #1: Baldness Comes from Your Mom
Perhaps the most common myth about baldness is that it is inherited from your mom’s father. While scientists did once believe this to be true, they have since learned that it is possible to become bald even if your mom has a full head of hair. Similarly, just because your mom’s father was bald, there is no guarantee that you will go bald as well.
Myth #2: Wearing a Hat Leads to Baldness
Unless you wear a hat that is exceedingly tight on a regular basis, wearing a hat will not cause you to go bald. While hats can pull on the hair and may have a mild effect on the hair, a properly worn hat will not cause hair loss to occur.
Myth #3: Increasing Blood Flow to the Head Will Prevent Balding
Some believe increasing blood flow to their head will help to prevent balding or to reverse its effects. As such, one popular myth says you can prevent hair loss by hanging upside down or by standing on your head. Unfortunately, this is far from the truth.
Myth #4: Scalp Massages Stimulate Hair Growth
Another myth says that massaging the scalp helps to stimulate the scalp. This, in turn, helps encourage the hair to grow. While a scalp massage may feel good, it will not help encourage your hair to grow. The same is true for drying your hair vigorously with a towel and brushing your hair a certain number of times each day.
Myth #5: Cutting Hair Makes it Grow Faster
While trimming your hair on a regular basis is an important part of hair maintenance, it will not help your hair grow stronger or faster. This myth is base on the fact that cutting hair removes split ends and other hair that has thinned out as it has grown longer. Still, the reality is that trimming the hair doesn’t increase the growth rate, nor does it encourage the follicles to produce more hair.
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