Out of all the different side effects of aging, the loss of hair is counted amoung men as one of the most painful. It is common and hair loss affects 40% of men under 35. The Daily Dust seperates some facts from myths with hair loss.
8.) The average person loses between 50 and 100 hairs a day. This is considered normal. Don’t worry just yet.
7.) You do not inherit baldness from your mother’s side of the family. Many studies conducted state that baldness can come from either side of the family.
6.) Cutting your hair doesn’t actually make it grow back stronger and thicker. As hairs grow, it wears down and gets thinner. When you cut your hair, all you are doing is cutting away the wear and tear. You are left with thicker hair.
5.) Getting a cow to lick the top of your head won’t make your hair grow back. This method will only serve to give farmers something funny to talk about over dinner.
4.) Standing on your head will not help our hair grow back. The theory is that by standing on your head, you are increasing blood flow to your head and stimulate growth. Not true.
3.) Each hair on the head grows for about 2 – 6 years before being shed.
2.) No soaps, shampoos or conditioners can cause baldness. The growing roots of the hairs are deep inside the skin, so are unaffected by anything that is put on it.
1.) Humans are not the only ones that suffer from hair loss. Of the primates, orangutans and chimpanzees show signs of baldness when they reach maturity. Though chimps are much less likely to go out and buy a flashy sportscar to compensate for it.