Seeing hair circling the drain in the shower is a sight we hate with a vengeance. Sometimes using hair fall shampoos and conditioners alone won’t help – you need a change in lifestyle and diet. It sometimes goes beyond that if hair loss is in your genes. Hair loss, though is a common problem with men and women alike and there are a number of myths attached to it. Here are a few:
- Mum’s the word: The ‘X chromosome’ is a gene for baldness and men get that from their mothers. But that’s not to say that your mum is responsible for your baldness. It has been found that men who have a bald or balding father will experience the same.
- Don’t wash too much: Excessive washing of hair can lead to baldness is the opinion of some and it’s highly disputed. Too much of anything is bad, washing your hair included. Shampooing in itself does not lead to hair loss. The kind of shampoo you use can though. If you like washing your hair regularly, use a mild shampoo, preferably one that’s suited to your hair type.