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Hair loss is extremely frustrating and can take time to pinpoint the reason behind it. With a plethora of information regarding hair loss out there, it’s easy to come across myths about hair loss. Here are a few of the common myths you may hear on several occasions that aren’t necessarily true for hair loss concerns.

Myth #1 – Hair loss is only a problem for men

Although statistics show that men are more likely to experience hair loss, they aren’t the only ones. Women can have hair loss, too, for many of the same reasons men do. Statistics show that about one-third of women will experience hair loss at a certain period of their life. 

Myth #2 – Hats lead to hair loss

Many may believe that wearing a hat too often can begin to cause hair loss due to continuous friction, tightness, or suffocation of hair. However, wearing hats is pretty harmless and doesn’t necessarily correlate with hair loss in men or women. You may want to consider the frequency of wearing a hat to avoid subtle hair breakage, but overall, hats don’t lead to loss of hair strands. 

Myth #3 – Excessive washing can lead to hair loss

Shampooing your hair frequently should not lead to a concerning amount of hair loss. Although everyone does lose a few hair strands in the shower, daily washing isn’t a leading factor. Over-shampooing can lead to dryness or more oily hair, but it shouldn’t be something you believe is causing hair loss.

Myth # 4 – Wearing your hair in a ponytail doesn’t cause hair loss

This myth might take a few people by surprise, as some of us (mainly women) wear ponytails on a weekly basis. Whether it’s for sports, fashion, or to get your hair out of your face, having a tight ponytail or bun can lead to hair loss in extreme circumstances. If you tend to pull your hair back very tightly, too much tension is put on your hair, leading to hair loss in the long run. Hair extensions can also create similar hair damage due to tightness and pulling on your strands.

Myth #5 – Hair coloring won’t lead to hair loss

Whereas many types of hair coloring can be very safe and non-damaging to your hair, some formulas can cause hair loss. For those who tend to dye their hair lighter and very frequently, the risk of hair loss is more prominent due to the chemicals used to lighten the hair. However, this is very avoidable, and hair coloring should not lead to hair loss if done correctly.

As there are many hair myths out there, it’s important to understand the true causes of hair loss and if you can prevent it in the future. With a lot of misleading information on the internet, you might spend time wasted on new hair remedies or avoiding hairstyles that don’t cause hair loss.

Treating Hair Loss

Hair loss isn’t always preventable, and it isn’t always treatable, but there are numerous hair restoration methods and procedures if you or a loved one is experiencing it. Remember, everyone’s hair journey is unique. For more helpful information, be sure to contact a Starks professional about hair loss and restoration. 


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