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Common Hair Loss Myths

Hair-Loss-MythsWhile most women would love to believe that hair loss will only occur in men, it isn’t the case. Almost 50% of women will be affected by hair thinning or loss at some point in their lives. While this may seem like the end of the world to many women, there are ways to mask and manage thinning hair. However, with so many hair loss myths out there, it’s easy for women to get scared about their thinning hair.

So what are some hair loss myths that shouldn’t stress you out?

Myth– If your grandfather on your mother’s side lost his hair; you are doomed to be bald.

Truth– While hair loss in your family could be a possible indicator that you will deal with hair loss as well, it is not a guarantee. Hair loss is determined by a random assortment of genes, which means your hair loss is not destined because of your family.

Myth– Hair loss only occurs when you get older.

Truth– This is one of the most commonly hear hair loss myths. Hair thinning and hair loss can occur in women as early as their teenage years depending on genetics and medical conditions. While it is more common to experience hair loss naturally as you age, premature hair loss is still possible.

Myth– Excessive shampooing can lead to hair loss.

Truth– While there is some truth to this hair loss myth, the entirety of the myth is not. Shampooing your hair is simply cleansing your scalp, which won’t lead to hair loss. However, heavy conditioners that aren’t rinsed properly could clog the hair follicles on your scalp, leading to hair loss.


If you think you are beginning to experience hair thinning or hair loss, talk with your doctor before you begin to believe these hair loss myths.

At Wigs and Hair Solutions, we help our clients with their hair loss. If you find yourself experiencing hair loss, call us to discuss options. We specialize in custom synthetic and human hair wigs, partial pieces, and toppers to cover any level of hair loss. Whether your hair loss is only temporary or a permanent occurrence, our stylists will be able to create the look you want with a high quality wig, topper, or partial piece.

To schedule an initial consultation with Wigs and Hair Solutions in Columbia, call us today at 410-720-8588. You can also visit us in the Medical Pavilion at Howard County.

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