The most common form of hair loss for both men and women is androgenetic alopecia or pattern baldness. It is estimated that more than 95 percent of men suffering from hair loss are affected by androgenetic alopecia.
Although many people think that baldness or hair loss experienced by men only, in fact, there are many women who are experiencing the same thing.
We lose 50-100 hairs per day and this is reasonable. Many people do not notice because there are 100 thousand more follicles in our scalp, numbers 50-100 are considered insignificant. That's a fact.
Outside of these scientific facts, there are also myths about hair loss that do not need to believe, for example:
1. Wearing the hat would cause hair loss
Unless you wear a hat with so tight that impair circulation follicle, you can wear a hat as often as you like without experiencing hair loss.
Traction alopecia or hair loss is caused by damage to the hair follicle, is a condition that is often associated with the use of cap loss.
"In fact, bonds or braid is too tight, it may cause traction alopecia", said the founder of TDR. Ken Anderson.
2. Baldness is inherited from the mother's side
Genetics do play a major role in hair loss. However, the possibility of lowering the paternal or maternal genes hair loss is the same size.
There are studies that say that the hair loss gene passed down through the X chromosome that we receive from our mothers. However, more recent studies have indicated that the hair loss gene also exists in the Y chromosome which is owned by your father.
That is, there are a variety of genetic factors that can affect hair loss, not just a single gene found on the X chromosome
3. Hair loss can not be repaired
In addition to genetic, hormonal changes can also cause hair loss. Extension of the male hormone testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a direct cause of hair loss. Testosterone also exist in some women. Appearing almost among some women.
Research shows that women with excess testosterone are more likely to suffer from hair loss. Changes in the hormone testosterone into DHT can adversely affect the hair follicles.
Fortunately, there are hair loss treatments such as Propecia and Rogaine that effectively lower levels of the hormone DHT hair loss can be prevented and in some cases, even bushy hair can grow back.
4. Only parents who experience hair loss
Yes, the hair tends to thin with age, but hair loss due to traction alopecia can occur from the age of puberty. Hair loss at a young age tends to be more difficult to treat.
"Hair loss can begin to occur since his teens to men, and the age of 20 for women. In such cases, it is important to consult a specialist hair restoration to remove the cause of atypical hair loss, such as polycystic ovary syndrome, a hormonal disorder that commonly occurs in women. hormonal disorders have symptoms, one of which is hair loss", said Anderson.
5. Stress causes hair loss
Some studies did say bring physical and emotional trauma including weight gain sudden, certain medical conditions, or the death of someone in the family, can cause hair loss.
However, the actual stress does not directly cause hair loss. Stress deplete stores of vitamin B12 in the body which is responsible for distributing blood, oxygen, and nutrients to body tissues, including hair.
Stress is a common every day like eg stress due to congestion or a job, does not cause hair loss.
"The cause hair loss is very severe stress such as eg loss of your loved ones", said Anderson.