10 SHOCKING HAIR LOSS AND BALDNESS MYTHS REVEALED

Today we will look into 10 Shocking Myths, Facts and Frequently Asked Questions on Hairloss and Baldness – like Can Rubbing your nails regrow hair, Shampooing or washing hair daily causes hair loss, Balding men have high testosterone, Does excessive Masterbation cause hair-loss,  Is Finasteride a steroid, Wearing Helmets can make your bald, Can Salty water or sea water cause hair loss and many other myths and facts revealed in this article.

And remember these will certainly  help you gain some insight into what’s causing hair loss, and help you get effective hair loss treatment as early as possible.

So Lets Begin:

#10: If your Parents had hair, you too will and If they were bald you too will !
 This is a commonly asked and commonly misinterpreted myth. This is actually not true. You not necessarily inherit baldness if you father or mother were bald and infact this is a complex thing and not as simple as you think. In fact, hair loss is polygenetic: meaning a random mix of genes of your entire family tree.

#9: Wearing hats or Helmets can cause baldness!
This is another big myth. People often say your hair cannot breath when you wear hats or helmets. This is not true, because the hair that you see above your skin is not a living structure but your hair follicle thats embedded into the skin gets its nutrients and oxygen from the blood supply and not from air and we have discussed this in my previous episode. And One point to remember is if you are wearing a really tight hat, maybe that can cause traction alopecia due to too tight pressure on areas where it contacts your head.

#8: Washing or Shampooing Your Hair Daily Causes Hairloss!
This is another big myth on hair loss. Washing your hair simply removes the hair that is already loose – that’s in Telogen and exogen phase and not anagen phase. 80 percent of your hair are in anagen or growing phase which do not easily fall off. You can check my detailed animated video on Hair growth cycle to understand how hair grow and prevent hair loss by things that prolong this growing phase or anagen phase.

#7: Rubbing You Finger Nails can Regrow Hair and prevent Baldness!
This is the biggest myth of the century. They claim rubbing your finger nails against one another for 5 to 10 minutes once or twice daily can prevent hair fall and even regrow hair. They say some nerve endings in nails or under the nails are stimulated which are directly connected to scalp. Remember Nails are a dead tissue made of of just keratin, they do not have any blood supply or nerve supply.

#6: Hair Loss Stops as Men Age like above 50.
No, Once male pattern baldness or hair loss starts it continues over a person’s lifetime. But it’s hard to estimate the rate of hair loss. In general, the younger you were when you started losing hair, the more likely you are to become completely bald. Again it also depends on many other factors including your unlucky genes. And this answers your question on how long should I continue to use hair loss medications – perhaps as long as you need hair.

#5: Salty water or Sea Water causes hair loss!
Contrary to the popular belief that salty or sea water causes hair loss and makes you bald, the fact is that sea water is actually beneficial to your scalp and therapeutic for certain skin issues like eczema and psoriasis. It s also very useful for people with oily skin and oily hair plus It acts as an exfoliant to your scalp and prevents dandruff and fungal infections of the scalp. And infact Heavily chlorinated water what we get in cities and swimming pools is bad for your hair.

#4: Balding Men have High levels of Testosterone!
Some people think that bald guys have lot of testosterone and lot of libido and they have a promiscuous behaviour.  This is not True! Testosterone is not the cause for male pattern baldness, and infact testosterone is a youth hormone and keep your hair thick and dense.
The real hormone responsible for male pattern baldness is DHT – that s Di Hydroxytestosterone which is a byproduct of testosterone formed by the enzyme 5-Alpha reductase.

Now please listen to this carefully.

People think that too much testosterone may result in too much formation of DHT and can cause hairloss. The actual facts are:

  1. Hair loss has been observed in both high and low testosterone males.
  2. And studies have shown that men who go bald and those who do not have the same levels of testosterone. Its actually about how sensitive your hair follicles are to the action of DHT which causes miniaturization of hair follicles. And what determines this sensitivity? Most likely your genetics.
    We have discussed this in detail in one of my videos on hair loss. If you have not watched that yet, I will link that at the end screen and also in description of this video.

#3: The Drug Finasteride is a steroid?
Many people in my previous episode on hair loss treatments have commented that finasteride is a steroid and they have even misspelled it as Finasteroid. This is not true. Its just an 5 alpha reductase inhibitor medication that prevents formation of DHT and helps in male pattern baldness. Of course like every other drug even finasteride has some side effects in a certain percentage of people.

#2: Stress can Cause Hairloss!
Yes this is true. Prolonged Stress can lead to hair loss, whether due to illness or whether its emotional stress. But this type of hair loss is usually temporary and completely reversible when you are out of stress.

#1: Does Excessive Masterbation cause Hairloss:
I have already discussed this in one of my other article.  But I would like to add some more info here. I have never said that this causes male pattern baldness. The main point to remember is the sensitivity of your hair follicles to the action of DHT is more important than discussing on whether these habits can cause baldness. Its not the levels of testosterone and nor its conversion to DHT causes baldness. It’s the genetic susceptibility of hair follicle to the action of DHT. So people who have those unlucky genes, should be careful and try to maintain healthy habits like good foods that help keep your hair healthy and also try to get as much authentic knowledge on hairloss topics as possible. You can check my entire playlist on Hair loss containing useful videos like foods for hairloss, bad habits that can cause hair loss, PRP stem cell therapy and new ongoing research of Way-316606 drug for hair loss and many other useful topics.

 

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REVERSE HAIR LOSS by Understanding Hair Growth Cycle

Understanding How Your hair grows is really important in learning why your hair thins and falls out and also this knowledge can help you for regrowing your hair or maintain your existing hair by minimizing hair loss.  Animated Video explanation at the end.

In this Article, I will explain in simple terms using an animation showing different phases of hair growth.  This can certainly help you combat hair loss or hair thinning and can even help you reverse hair loss. We will also look into Some Anagen Hair stimulators and Factors.

We will first begin with the parts or the structure of a single hair. Do not worry, we will not go into full details. Just look at the labels of this diagram and try to understand the structure.

It Made of Two Main Parts:

  1. The Hair Root or the Hair Follicle
    2. Hair Shaft – what we see outside the skin.

This is very important for you to understand that nutrients reach your hair follicle by no other means except blood supply. Understanding this also busts all myths about applying special oils and stuff like that that promise to grow hair. But some topical applications like minoxidil increases the blood supply and hence increases the supply of nutrients or supplements we take orally as a part of hair treatment.
Also remember this tiny projection called dermal papilla which anchors the hair bulb to the hair follicle and to the blood supply.

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Now lets understand the different phases or stages of Hair growth Cycle. Remember all your hair are not in the same stage of hair growth cycle at a time otherwise you would intermittently look bald during these hair growth stages.
Well, Starting from new growth of hair from the follicle to bulb and shaft and then falling off or shedding off, there are Four stages: Anagen, Catagen, Telogen and Exogen Phases. Lets start with

  1. Anagen or Growing Phase: This growing phase lasts from about 2 years to 6 years. This decides the length of your hair. The longer this phase, the lengthier your hair, specially in females who have grown very long hair, this phase is longer. This length also varies in different races and your genes also plays a very important role.  During this phase, a hair grows about one centimeter, or roughly about half of an inch, every month.


Now, Why this Anagen Phase is so Important?

Well, Remember – At any Point of time, over 80 percent of hair on your head are in the anagen phase. And during this phase – the cells in the hair follicle multiply rapidly and keep adding to the hair shaft and your hair grows. And the nutrition to carry out this function comes from the blood supply as already discussed in the structure of hair follicle and this is very important to understand that you must have some great hair growing foods to provide nutrients to these cells through blood supply. Check out this list of some great foods for hair loss.

  1. Catagen Phase (Transition Phase): The catagen phase is a short transition phase of about 2 weeks when the anagen phase or growing phase comes to an end. It signals the end of the active growth of a hair. In this phase, the hair bulb detaches itself from the dermal papilla and hence from its blood supply and starts to shrink and goes into the next phase.
  2. Telogen (Resting Phase): This is simply the resting phase and lasts about three months before it goes into the exogen or shedding phase. When hair is in this resting phase a new hair bulb forms to begin the new growth or the anagen phase.
  3. Exogen (Shedding Phase): Its important to understand this phase for people who panic loosing 50 to 100 hair daily. You see around 10-15 percent of your hair are in this resting phase and out of these they can go into exogen or shedding phase any time. So loosing about 50 to 100 hair daily is completely normal. Never panic when you get hair in your hand while shampooing or combing your hair on if your find some 10 to 20 hair on your pillow. That’s completely physiological.

Now Finally important info on things that can shorten your Anagen or the growing phase. Avoid these and implement some good steps to make your hair healthy and stronger.

  1. Stress: Any form of stress whether due to illness or even emotional stress, can shorten the anagen phase and more follicles will go into the telogen phase and then shed out.
  2. Nutritional Deficiencies – Anagen phase needs good supply of nutrients through the blood supply for cells to multiple and contribute to hair growth. This is really important for people who do extensive dieting without proper supplements.
  3. There are some rare cases of unlucky people with unlucky genes who have short anagen syndrome, where they can never grow longer hair for reasons that are unknown. These people say they never needed a haircut.
  4. Anagen Stimulators: Some pharma company products claim to be anagen stimulators that help hair stay in the anagen phase for longer duration of time. Before using any of these over-the-counter products, please consult with your dermatologist. But remember the most important part of this episode  – that is your hair get nutrition from the blood supply at the base of the hair follicle and this scientific knowledge of hair growth cycle busts a lot of myths on some non sense hacks to regrow your hair circulating all over the internet. I hope you got my point. And am not here to promote any pharma products.  Will discuss more on these hair growth stimulators or anagen stimulators in another detailed episode.
    So the bottomline is:  A healthy scalp with adequate blood flow will absolutely impact the health and length of your hair. Make sure you read Hair Growth Foods article.

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Good News! Mesotherapy and PRP Treatment will Reverse Baldness

Imagine your scalp as land or garden and hair as plants, These 3 Treatments am gonna discuss today work like fertilizers to your hair. Yes In todays episode we will discuss on these 3 recent advances in Hair loss treatment that really work wonders in reversing hair loss and cure baldness. These are PRP treatment, Mesotherapy and Stem cell therapy. All of these are simple scalp injections that can be compared to tilling your garden soil and pushing the fertilizers to the roots of plants that’s hair follicles and cells, generating new growth and strengthening your existing hair.

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Hair loss or Alopecia is a very common problem affecting both males and females. Almost 60-70% of the population suffer from some sort of hair fall or hair thinning in their lives. Fortunately, Recent advances in Medical fields can help reverse hair loss and regrow the lost hair in most cases.  In todays episode we will discuss about the latest and Guaranteed treatments for hair loss – PRP or platelet rich plasma injections, Mesotherapy and Stem cell therapy. They are actually not that complicated as they sound and they are without any substantial side effects.

In previous episode we have already discussed on the cause and the mechanism by which Hair loss specially male pattern baldness happens through the hormone DHT and how you can reverse hair loss by using DHT blockers. That’s an important episode and I request You to watch that episode from an end screen link at the end of this episode or from a link in description below this video.

So lets begin with:

  1. PRP Treatment: PRP means Platelet Rich Plasma. You all know RBCs, WBCs and Platelets in our blood. Platelets are tiny cells with functions like blood clotting, wound healing and repair and regeneration of cells for healing.
    Studies have shown that injecting platelets in areas of tissue damage promotes faster healing and recovery. The same concept is used by PRP therapy. Here you take a small blood sample from patient and apply centrifugal process in lab to separate platelets and using this concentration of activated platelets,  we treat hair loss or hair thinning, by injecting it into the affected area or areas of the scalp. Do not get scared they are not deeper injections but only very superficial injections in the scalp skin layers.  So, The blood platelets stimulate or repair hair follicles and encourage hair regrowth and you get great results in about 3 to 6 months.

The procedure hardly takes 20 to 30 minutes and not expensive. Depending on the severity of hair loss, we recommend twice a month initially to once a month and then once every three months as a maintenance therapy.

And most importantly, you have absolutely no side effects because its your own blood platelets.  That’s really great news!

 

  1. MESOTHERAPY: This is similar procedure like PRP injections but here you inject a solution called anti hair loss solution containing hyaluronic acid along with a concoction of nutrients and enzymes that nourish and promote hair growth. Some dermatologists Combine PRP and Mesotherapy. That means they mix this anit hair loss solution with PRP syringe and complete this two in one procedure in one sitting for faster and better results. When you are visiting your dermatologist, you can request for this type of procedure if you wish.

Mesotherapy sometimes can cause scalp irritation and allergic reaction in some people.

 

  1. STEM CELL THERAPY: This procedure is again similar to PRP and mesotherapy. But here stem cells are injected on to the scalp skin. These stem cells are produced in lab from from unviable embryo, unviable foetal stem cells or bovine stem cells and so on. Stem cells are special cells that help in healing the injured and inflamed tissues. Stem cells have the ability to differentiate or change into any cell that the body needs, at any point in time, and with this method, the cells substitute the injured or damaged cells.
    This is used to treat severe hairloss problems. They do carry some side effects like enlarged and swollen or painful neck lymph nodes and and sometime face and scalp swelling, fever, etc.

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Guaranteed Treatments for Male Pattern Baldness – HAIR LOSS DHT LINK

In This Complete Hairloss Guide – Proven Treatment for Hair loss in men is DHT blocking. Di Hydroxy Testosterone is the hormone responsible for Male Pattern Baldness. How the hormone DHT causes Hairloss in male pattern baldness and does excessive masturbation cause hairloss and finally on the DHT blocking agents and natural foods and cures that can reverse or prevent hairloss.

Whatever your age is, If you have noticed hair thinning or receding hairline, you may be wondering whats going on! Is it stress? A bad diet? Unlucky genes? Or is it a lifestyle factor? And Finally a question – Can this be Fixed!.

The Good news is Yes! IT can be fixed. There earlier your start the faster and better the results are. Please follow this video till the end and you may not require any other video to know about hairloss and its guaranteed treatment.

We will First Quickly Understand the Mechanism by which Male Pattern Baldness happens:

Hair loss in men is primarily caused by dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a male steroid hormone that binds to receptors in your scalp follicles and in genetically susceptible men, DHT can bind to receptors in your hair follicles and cause them to shrink, weaken and eventually die. This process is called ‘miniaturization,’ and it eventually leads to a complete end of hair growth in DHT-affected hair follicles.

SO How is this DHT produced in your body? Its made from the male hormone Testosterone through the 5Alpha-Reductase enzyme — an enzyme that converts a certain percentage of your testosterone into DHT. So Blocking the production of DHT at this level will certain help prevent hair loss.

But the fact of the matter is that DHT is an important hormone for hair growth in other areas of the body like your beard, chest hair, arm pits and pubic hair and so on. Meaning the same hormone that’s responsible for causing male pattern baldness is also responsible for fueling the growth of hair on your chest, back and other areas.

But remember one thing, its all at genetic level and the DHT receptors. If you have male pattern baldness due to this mechanism which is the most common cause of male baldness, HERE ARE 10 tips, agents, medications, natural remedies and habits that can reduce the levels of DHT and slow down or completely prevent or even reverse male pattern baldness.

  1. FINASTERIDE 1MG PER DAY: This is an FDA approved medication you can start with a small dose of 1 mg per day to slow down male pattern baldness. Finasteride blocks the enzyme 5-Alpha reductase and prevent formation of DHT from testosterone. And one more fact about Finasteride is it can also cause miniaturized hair follicles damaged by DHT to start to grow back. That Great news! This is commonly marketed by trade names like propecia, finpecia, etc.
  2. MINOXIDIL SOLUTION: This actually works by increasing the blood supply to the hair follicles. This allows more oxygen, blood, and nutrients to the follicles. Its also thought to prevent DHT action on the hairfollicles but its not well understood. Well you can use 2% to 12% depending on the severity of your hairloss. I recommend 5% solution twice daily applied to your scalp, mind you its on the scalp not on the hair. Or if you want to use it once daily 10% solution at bedtime.

Well, please stay tuned. Its not over yet. Lets Continue with more treatment options and natural remedies for hairloss that really work.

  1. BEST COMBO TREATMENT: finasteride 1mg per day in combination with minoxidil 5 to 10 percent solution on scalp is the most effective treatment available for male pattern baldness. But never stop the treatment suddenly, it can cause rebound hairloss. If you skip one or two days that’s fine, but never completely stop it. There are hardly any side effects of these medications. But if you experience any problems always consult your doctor.
  2. DHT Blocking Shampoos: are out in the market. They do help if used in conjunction with other DHT blocking stuff like finasteride. The components of these are DHT blockers mostly natural like the saw-palmetto. We will discuss this next.
  3. SAW PALMETTO: Studies have shown that this naturally occurring substance block the enzyme and hence DHT. Sawplametto is approved in many countries and you get capsules of this substance along with multi vitamin and zinc magnesium supplements. One brand name I remember is Capsule Harvest.
  4. OHER FOODS LIKE PUMPSKIN SEEDS and Pyegeum Bark block DHT. Pumpkin seeds contains a steroid called delta-7 stearine, which blocks DHT buildup in the hair follicle.
  5. LYCOPENE: Is another substance that blocks DHT. Its found in Tomatoes, watermelon, carrots, mangoes
  6. Amino acid L-Lysine – found in Almonds, walnuts, peanuts also helps to some extent.
  7. ZINC: This is important! But studies have shown that zinc might block DHT only on higher doses which may not be appropriate for human consumption. SO zinc won’t increase your hair growth, but helps to strengthen the hair by nourishing the follicles by reducing inflammation.
  8. MASTURBATION AND HAIRLOSS:  This is still a controversial topic. But I will just tell you some scientific facts and things that happen in your body and you decide yourself. When you masturbate or ejaculate, the Testosteone levels rise and DHT formation also should rise due to the availability of lots of testosterone. But one fact to remember is: this might increase DHT but again, this action may be important for genetically predisposed individuals and not everyone will go bald. I think genetically predisposed people should be careful about this and hold on till enough scientific data on this is available. You must also know that anything in excess is BAD!

 

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