Category: Hair Loss Myths

Can Shampoos Help Stop Hair Loss?

There is no shampoo that can completely stop hair loss. However, there are options that can prevent certain problems that can cause hair thinning. Below are a few general classes of shampoos that can attack hair loss from slightly different angles. Many hair loss shampoos have some combination of these ingredients. Prescription Shampoos: These shampoos […]

Are Hair Transplants Natural Looking?

Many people worry about hair transplants being natural looking. In fact, it is the #1 factor that prevents people from moving forward and having a transplant done. There are horror stories about transplants resulting in hair that has the appearance of “doll hair”. This term refers to a type of transplant procedure done in the […]

Propecia vs Rogaine

Propecia (finasteride) is the gold standard for preserving and thickening hair that is susceptible to thinning and balding. It blocks the DHT receptors on the hair follicle, which is the mechanism by which hair thins and falls out. It is a medication that is taken every day orally. Rogaine (active ingredient, minoxidil) is a topical […]

Can Shaving my Hair Repeatedly Cause Balding?

There are many rumors that shaving your head can cause hair to eventually fall out as well as that it will grow in thicker each time it is shaved. Both of these rumors are false. Hair grows from the follicle outward, and the follicle is located many millimeters below the surface of the skin, the […]

Hereditary Hair Loss (Why am I the only one in my family losing hair?)

There are multiple causes of hair loss. The most common is male pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia. This type of hair loss is caused by Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which attaches to receptors on the hair follicles and causes thinning of the hair shafts for susceptible hairs. This type of hair loss is genetic and […]

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