Hair Health

8 Hair Loss Myths You Might Still Believe

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Wearing a hat? Taking biotin? Dieting? When it comes to hair loss causes, treatments, and prevention, there are a lot of misconceptions out there. Let science set the record straight. Read on to watch us challenge these age-old hair loss myths and see how our new Scalp Care Revitalizing Treatment can help promote thicker, healthier-looking hair.

Myth 1: I’m young, it won’t affect me.

Although it’s true hair thins with age, there are several factors that can cause you to suffer from hair loss prematurely. 

Things like where you live, what you eat, and how you live can come into play.

Myth 2: Only men deal with hair loss.

I’m young, it won’t affect me.There is no specific link between gender and increased probability of hair loss—however, your overall testosterone levels might play a role.

“Women with female-pattern baldness are characterized by increased production rates of testosterone.¹ “

Myth 3: All hair loss is permanent.

This is simply false. Although there is no single hair loss “cure,” there are a number of treatments available that have been shown to help promote growth

Topical Treatments

This hair loss treatment method is used to deliver much-needed nutrients right to the scalp. Meet the Scalp Care Revitalizing Treatment, a brand-new treatment combats visible negative effects from environmental stressors. Powered by the patented Healthy Follicle Complex™ technology, the treatment fertilizes roots and plumps hair strands, promoting fuller, thicker, healthier-looking hair from the root.‌

Immediate Results

• 11.5% increase in hair fiber thickness*

• Immediately**, 74% said their scalp felt more stimulated

Longer Term Results

After three months:***

• 97% said their hair looked and felt thicker

• 97% found less hair on their brush or in their shower

• 94% said their ponytail felt thicker‌

Scalp Massages

Paired with a topical treatment, perform a daily 3–5 minute scalp massage. Let us break it down. A healthy scalp needs nutrients to thrive. In general, circulation decreases with age, meaning less nutrients are being delivered to the scalp. Massaging the area has been shown to successfully increase blood flow to the scalp.‌

More blood flow. More nutrients. More opportunity for thicker, healthier-looking hair.‌‌

Myth 4: I should avoid hats.

Although consistent, extremely tight hairstyles or braids could eventually lead to thinning⁴, it isn’t overly common and can easily be reversed.

Myth 5: Too many ponytails can lead to hair loss.

It’s less about how often you wear your hair up and more about how you wear it up. 

Looser-fitting hair accessories are a good precaution to avoid straining the hair follicles.

Myth 6: If my grandparent is bald I will be, too.

Genetics can definitely be a factor in hair loss—but it’s not a guarantee. There are a number of environmental stressors that can come into play, things like climate, hormones, pollution, stress, and aging.

Myth 7: “Dieting” will help.

Restrictive dieting has actually been shown to cause hair loss, not help it. In terms of a nutritional diet, however, there are some factors that appear to play a role. Those with premature hair thinning were shown to also have low iron and essential amino acids. Eating foods with high levels of these nutrients—things like fatty fish, spinach, and berries—may aid in hair loss prevention.

Myth 8: Biotin is the answer.

When you think of hair loss supplements, you probably think of biotin supplements—most people do. Although it’s not the end-all solution, biotin can be a part of a holistic treatment solution either as a pill or part of a topical treatment.

Armed with the knowledge of science, you’re now ready to take on every hair loss myth out there. Excited to start helping your scalp promote thicker, fuller-looking hair? Shop our Scalp Care Revitalizing Treatment and see the difference for yourself.

1 Vierhapper H, Maier H, Nowotny P, Waldhäusl W. Production rates of testosterone and of dihydrotestosterone in female pattern hair loss. Metabolism. 2003 Jul;5

2(7):927-9. doi: 10.1016/s0026-0495(03)00060-x. PMID: 12870172.2 Rushton, D.H. (2002), Nutritional factors and hair loss. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 27: 396-404.

3 Patel D, P, Swink S, M, Castelo-Soccio L: A Review of the Use of Biotin for Hair Loss. Skin Appendage Disord 2017;3:166-169. doi: 10.1159/000462981‌

4 Luo, Elaine. “Traction Alopecia.” Healthline, 17 Oct. 2017, 

**In vitro results powered by NaturePep® Amaranth, after 3 uses

**In a third party study with 35 participants with identified thinning hair concerns immediately after first use

*** In a third party study with 34 participants with self-identified thinning hair concerns after 90 days of use

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