Long, strong, luscious, thick and voluminous – some of the things we always want our hair to be. But sadly, due to many factors, both internal and external, we are left with dry, dull and thin hair. People today suffer a lot from many hair problems like premature graying, dandruff etc that leads to hair fall and balding. There are many shampoos, creams and other chemical laden oils that promise to stop hair fall within a stipulated period of time, but neither do they fulfill their promise, nor are they trustworthy. Hence, it is always advisable to use natural and organic ingredients as they come with no side-effects.
Following are some of the hair loss myths and facts we should keep in mind.
1. HAIR FALL IN INHERITED
It is a well-known myth that hair loss is inherited or genetic and hence one is bound to shed hair after a certain age. This is among the most common myths about hair loss.
According to dermatologists there is no gene that contributes to hair fall. Only if both the parents suffer from hair loss, one is likely to inherit it. Researchers believe that no one person can specifically be blamed for this problem.
2. MEN SUFFER MORE
It is widely believed that men suffer from hair loss and hair fall more than women. Generally, internet and other media are full of stories on male pattern baldness myths and its solution.
Both men and women equally suffer from hair loss problems. This is as common in men as it is in women, and according to many beauty and hair experts, women are able to hide their hair issues more than men. Also, most of the products in hair fall section of beauty and hair care industry target treatments only for men so it is believed otherwise.
3. WOMEN ONLY HAVE HAIR FALL WHEN SICK
It is a widely believed hair loss myth that women suffer from hair loss only when they undergo deadly diseases or child birth. Whereas, men are believed to have this problem as they get older.
There can be many reasons for hair loss in a person – be it a man or a woman. It is true that treatments in fatal diseases like cancer do contribute to hair fall, but it is not gender specific. Also, the degree and pattern of hair fall in both the genders may wary with age as men generally become bald from the front top of hair whereas, women lose hair from all over the scalp.
4. HAIR FALL AFFECTS MENSTRUAL FLOW
It is a widely believed myth that those women suffering from hair fall have irregular or abnormal periods because of hormonal imbalance.
Those who study hair growth facts are of the view that hair loss or hair fall has got nothing to do with menstrual issues in women. Periods-related problems can be because of many other internal and external issues like lack of a balanced diet and hormonal problems which can be easily treated through medicines and surgeries.
5. BEING ON A FAD DIET DOES NOT AFFECT HAIR
Among the most believed myths about hair loss, a diet not interfering with internal functions of the body is most believed. Young boys and girls, who go on fad diets, believe that not eating for days would not affect their hair quality and texture.
It is a medically proven fact that most of the diets do more harm to the body than benefit. A long-term diet can deprive the body of the much-needed vitamins, minerals and other compounds and hence malnutrition leads of many problems including massive hair fall.
While myths and facts related to hair are many, what is important to is to follow a proper hair care tips & regime that will aid in keeping your scalp clean and hair healthy. We cannot control external factors that can mar the beauty and health of your hair but we can definitely try and keep them intact by putting in a little bit of efforts. Keeping away from applying too many chemicals on the hair, washing them regularly (3 times a week), using mild shampoos like Dabur Vatika Health Shampoo, doing regular hot hair oil massages, not stepping out with wet hair, not tying them too tight etc., are some of the things we can easily follow to avoid instance of hair fall and breakage.