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Old Wives’ Tales And “Hair Loss” (collected By “Darling Buds” “chandigarh”)
Certain all pervasive myths have roots in age old customs and some do not in any way appear to be true. Darling Buds Hair Academy reviewed nine of these myths and found that they were not substantiated by scientific reasoning.
1. Frequent haircuts make your hair longer and adds strength!
False. People might have started thinking so by comparing hair on the head to facial hair. The fact remains that facial hair is DIFFERENT from the hair on your head. Cutting your hair will only make it shorter and it will grow at exactly the normal rate – one cm a month.
2. If you Pluck one grey hair, two will take its place!
Sounds like a Two for the price of one offer? Think of it, if this were true, bald men would be pulling whatever little hair they have left ! And hair transplant surgeons would not exist.
3. Yoga involving Standing on your head (Shirshasan)
While standing on your head will definitely increase blood flow to the head, it has absolutely no effect on hair growth. The cause of hair loss is genetic. Hair destined to fall will fall even in the upside down position.
4. Vigorous toweling of scalp will produce hair fall!
Not true. At the most it will help get rid of shed hair which would happen anyways. Toweling does nothing to hair except to dry it.
5. Losing a handful of hair daily indicates the onset of male pattern baldness!
This is not necessarily true. We loose 100 hair everyday in normal people and 100 take its place. Hair loss is a normal occurrence and it is only when hair regeneration stops that you identify the onset of male pattern baldness.
6. Brushing your hair is better than combing it!
No. As a matter of fact, hair responds better to combing than brushing. It is not a cause of baldness though. Brushing your hair only leads to split ends and hair breakage. It is advisable to use a wide-toothed comb as far as possible.
7. Hats cause hair loss!
In order for the hair to fall out, the hat would have to be so tight that it cuts circulation to the follicles. So no, wearing hats does not cause hair loss. Could you just imagine how many professional sports players would be bald if that were the case!
8. Oh, ofcourse you can increase the number of hair follicles!
Far from true. You’re born with all the follicles you'll ever have. The number of hair follicles is determined by genetics and cannot be changed by taking drugs or supplements. The only proven way to increase the number of follicles is by hair transplant surgery. Similarly, the diameter of hair shaft, the maximum length of growth, rate of hair growth, hair color, tendency to curl, and tendency to gray are genetically determined.
9. There is nothing you can do to prevent or treat hair loss!
This last myth is probably the most misunderstood thing about hair loss. In the past, this was true - there was nothing that can be done about hair loss. But now, with advances in science and understanding about the nutritional needs of hair, men and women no longer have to live with hair loss. Also, hair transplant surgery has come a long way and in the proper center with the proper plastic surgeon treating you, clients are getting magical results every day.
One such hair transplant center is at Chandigarh.
Dr Bhatti's “Darling Buds HTC” Hair Transplant Clinic was established by Dr Tejinder Bhatti, a leading name in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery at Ivy Hospital Mohali on 15 November, 2009. The leading film star ZEENAT AMAN inaugurated the Clinic. Since its inception, the Clinic has emerged as the frontrunner in affordable, efficient and world class hair care and transplants. Please read more about us at www.hairtransplant-
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Dr Bhatti's Darling Buds Hair Transplant Clinic was established by Dr Tejinder Bhatti, a leading name in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery at Ivy Hospital Mohali on 15 November, 2009. The leading film star ZEENAT AMAN inaugurated the Clinic. Since its inception, the Clinic has emerged as the frontrunner in affordable, efficient and world class hair care and transplants. Please read more about us at www.hairtransplant-