Hair loss, or alopecia in medical terms, has become a concern for more men nowadays. It is often the first sign of male pattern baldness (MPB).
What is MPB?
Male pattern baldness is caused by dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which stimulates the hair follicles on the scalp to shrink. This results in smaller and finer hair strands, but the number of hair strands does not decrease. As a result, the scalp becomes more visible, which often leads to bald spots.
However, there are many misconceptions on what causes hair loss. There are even myths that you must be destined to become bald.
Read on as we debunk these hair loss myths:
1. Stress Causes Hair Loss
There is a theory that stress may trigger the onset of male pattern baldness. It is believed that when a person experiences chronic or severe stress, his body will produce more of the hormone cortisol to combat it. Cortisol inhibits testosterone and DHT production, which can hinder hair growth.
However, research shows that there is no direct correlation between stress and hair loss. In fact, the typical pattern of male baldness does not occur in people under constant stress. It is more likely that genetics play a big part in this condition.
2. Hair Loss Can be Traced Back to Your Mother’s Side
Some people believe that hair loss can be traced back to your mother’s side of the family because many men who have a family history of baldness have mothers with thick hair.
However, this is not true. A man’s genes from his mother and father determine whether or not he will suffer from pattern baldness. If a woman has thick hair, it does not affect her son’s chances of developing baldness at all.
3. Bald Men are More Aggressive
People believe that bald men are more aggressive than those with a full set of locks, because they do not have anything to lose, and therefore, their sense of self-worth is lower than those with good looks and lots of hair.
There is no evidence suggesting that hair loss leads to aggression in men. Furthermore, most of the men who do experience baldness are extremely self-assured and confident in themselves. They know that they still look good without the hair and focus on grooming their beard or mustache instead.
4. Bald Men Shave Their Heads Because They are Bald
Because bald men look good with a clean-cut head, some people assume that they shave their heads so that everyone will know whether they are losing their hair or already experiencing male pattern baldness.
However, there is no correlation between shaving one’s head and balding. Some men choose to go completely bald because it suits them, their profession, or because it is a personal choice. Some even go bald gradually, shaving off their hair until they are completely rid of it.
5. Hair Loss is Caused by Wearing a Cap Indoors
The fact is that wearing a cap indoors does not lead to hair loss. To be frank, some balding men choose to wear a cap to over a bald spot. That being said, the cap has nothing to do with one’s thinning head of hair. And the only possible way for a cap to be the cause of baldness is if physically damages the head or scalp.
So, when someone says that you have to remove your cap when you’re under their roof, else you’ll go bald – it’s more appropriate to remove it as a sign of courtesy, but not really because you’re supposedly going to experience hair fall.
Hair Loss Treatments
There are many factors that cause male pattern baldness such as exposure to DHT and genetic predisposition. However, there are also treatments available for those who wish to treat their condition or slow down the process of hair loss.
One possible treatment option is to use an herbal shampoo, such as Moringa-O2’s Herbal Anti-Hairfall Shampoo with Argan Oil. It delivers a powerful combination of natural oils (such as moringa oil, olive oil, and sunflower oil) that provide your hair, scalp, and skin the nutrients and minerals that they need to keep your hair strong, thick, and healthy.
So, if you’re looking for an effective shampoo for hair loss in the Philippines, why not give an herbal hairproduct a try? Hair loss or baldness can also be caused by a lack of nutrients in minerals, or the frequent use of commercial shampoos or haircare products that are full of harmful chemicals. Making the switch to a safe herbal shampoo might be key to preventing hair fall and baldness.
Join Moringa-O2 in ending these hair loss myths. Let’s start believing in facts!
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