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Top 5 Hair Loss Myths & Facts

Dr. Aman Dua | December, 20 2014 | 0 Comments

Hair Loss Myths and Facts, Infographics

Hair Loss is an intriguing problem not only for the ones suffering but also for doctors treating the same. It is very pertinent to understand hair loss before someone actually presses the panic button. We’ve created this infographic  on Hair Loss Myths & Facts to enlighten the patients about some myths that are highly prevalent among patients.

1st – Mentality: 
Hair Shedding and Hair Loss are same.
1st – Reality: 
The hairs follow a cycle of regrowth that is Anagen, Catagen & Telogen. Wherein the hair follicles fall down & regrow. So losing as many 50-100 hair is normal. Hair loss starts when the number of hair falling is more than the number of hair growing back

2nd – Mentality: 
Frequent shampooing causes hair to fall out
2nd – Reality: 
There is common perception that shampooing makes hair go thin. When people notice few hair in tub it increases the suspicion further and they even shampoo less often. Contrary the solution is shampoo every day and excess hair in tub will disappear

3rd – Mentality: 
Oil Massage is always good done regularly
3rd – Reality: 
A lot of hair massage causes trauma for the roots and they may become weak over a period of time. So you can oil your hair with soft hands but also avoid using excess of oil.

4th – Mentality: 
Cutting/shaving your hair will make it grow back thicker
4th – Reality: 
This is myth as hair are normally thicker near the roots  and it feels that hair have got thicker. But they will come to same level when they grow.

5th – Mentality: 
Hair loss is always genetic
5th – Reality: 
There are other factors also such as hormonal,nutritional deficiency, skin infection etc. So it is very pertinent that a medical examination be conducted to investigate the cause.

Dr. Aman Dua

Dr. Aman Dua

Dr. Aman Dua, Co-Founder & Managing Director at AK Clinics has over 14 years of clinical and teaching experience in the fields of Dermatology and Hair Transplant. Clinically, she has practiced aesthetic dermatology as a Consultant at Dayanand Medical Hospital, Ludhiana where she also served as the Assistant Professor & Skin Specialist for a number of years.

Over the course of her career, she has garnered acclaim as a facial aesthetics expert, with special interest in non-surgical acne scar removal. She practices as a Chief Dermatologist at Ludhiana Clinics.

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