7 Myths About Losing Your Hair

If you’re worried about going bald, you may believe just about anything you hear about hair loss. Thing is, a lot of it’s probably bogus.

By Jon Luman

All guys fear losing their hair. And because of that fear, they tend to do two things: spend a ton of money on hair loss prevention or regrowth methods — $1 billion per year, according to US News & World Report — and believe just about everything they hear about going bald. You see, when you’re scared, you’re more likely to believe off-the-wall theories. (“So I just plaster this highly-acidic cream on my scalp, do a headstand for six hours, and I’ll have all of my hair again? Sounds easy enough!”)

Thing is, a lot of what we think we know about androgenic alopecia (the fancy term for hair loss) turn out to be total myths. We’ve listed seven of the most popular things you’ve most likely heard — and probably believed — about going bald, but simply aren’t true.

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TAGS: going bald, hair loss, male pattern baldness


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Calvin Wong (Wed, 27 Jul 2011 23:55:44 +0000): :-(
Calvin Wong (Wed, 27 Jul 2011 23:56:23 +0000): that sucks
Joe McKenna (Wed, 07 Sep 2011 18:05:05 +0000): Hair loss from wearing your hat too much may have come from the history of hat manufacturing. Mercury was once used to wash the pelts that were going to be used for hats to separate left over fur and lint. If there was hints of mercury still left in the end product the hat would in fact make you go bald if worn often.
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