Traction AlopeciaThe topic of men’s hair loss is a breeding ground for myths and misconceptions. The anxiety associated with male pattern baldness is the foundation for advertising campaigns across the globe. Once you notice a few extra stray hairs in your brush, it’s hard to know where to turn., as there is a lot of misinformation floating around. Fear not. We understand the significant emotional and psychological impact commonly experienced with hair loss.  Let’s consider the facts behind some of the more prominent hair loss myths. 

Hats Are Not the Enemy

Typically, wearing a hat, baseball cap or even even a captivating Halloween mask will not cause your hair to disappear. Some men may wear hats to mask their high hairline, but not to worry; hats won’t effect your hair unless, perhaps, they are worn far too tight.

However, if you aren’t careful about clean you keep your hat, you may be prone to scalp infections, which could lead to other problems. The bottom line is that you should do what’s necessary to feel comfortable, whether you want to rock a hat or not.

Genes for Hair Loss Come Only from The Mother’s Side of the Family

Pattern baldness ca be inherited from both your mother and father’s side of the family, just like any other genetic trait. So, don’t go blaming your mother! That being said, even if you have the gene, it doesn’t guarantee that you’ll go bald, though your chances are increased. There are tests that can detect the presence of the balding gene, yet they aren’t capable of revealing which side of the family gave you the gene or even whether the gene will be expressed in the future.

Tanning Will Fry Your Hair

Some people have suggested that laying outside in the sun speeds up hair loss. Sure, UV radiation isn’t the friendly for your skin, but it’s not going to make you go bald. If you go outside on a sunny day, the vitamin D from the sun’s rays may actually be helpful for your scalp and hair (in moderation of course). However, too much sun exposure can make hair more damaged and brittle, which can be combated by using more conditioner (or a hat to protect your scalp from the sun).

All Stress Makes Your Hair Fall Out

This is a nuanced myth, for sure. Stress definitely affects the body in a myriad of ways so it’s best not to underestimate the effects of stress. However, it typically requires severe, traumatic stress to initiate hair loss. That being said, some hair and scalp diseases that cause patchy hair loss, like alopecia aerate, can be preceded or aggravated by bouts of stress. To be clear, mild stress doesn’t cause hair loss.

Only Men Are Affected By Genetic Pattern Hair Loss

This may come as a surprise to some of you out there. The most frequent forms of hair loss occur in both men and women.  The progression of women’s hair loss is typically less visually obvious than that experienced by men, which is one of the many reasons why the subject has been given much less attention by the media throughout the years. While we are advanced in treating men’s hair loss, we have devoted resources to educating the public and addressing the issues associated with women’s hair loss. Any person suffering from hair loss deserve the opportunity to live the life they dream of, complete with a full head of hair.

Hair Replacements Don’t Look Natural

Listen, we get it. It takes a lot to reverse the gestalt of ugly toupees. However, with modern advancements and a culture more willing to discuss hair loss, there are now multiple hair loss solutions available for men. These hair replacement and restoration techniques offer a natural look and feel.

Techniques such as Hairskeen non-surgical hair replacement for men are specifically created to meet the specific individual needs of each person. Also, because both of these solutions are totally customized to your specific hair type, color, density and style, it looks and feels totally natural and completely undetectable.

Invisions Of CT | Confidential Hair Loss Evaluation

We invite you to schedule your free, confidential hair loss replacement consultation today. Meet with a trained Invisions of Connecticut hair restoration professional at our state-of-the-art hair replacement center in Middlebury, Connecticut .

Invisions offers a variety of laser hair loss treatment programs, both in studio and at home.  If after a thorough hair loss evaluation, we determine that you are a viable candidate for this type of treatment protocol, we will make a recommendation based on the outcome of your consultation.