Common Hair Loss Myths Debunked

May 30, 2020

Beyond the Myths!

Best Hair Transplant is here to set the record straight on some common hair loss myths. In doing so, we hope you’ll be better educated about balding. After all, knowledge is power.

Hair Loss Myths Busted

#1 – There’s Only One “Baldness Gene”

In nearly 95% of cases, hair loss in men is caused by male pattern baldness. Research has found a link between male pattern baldness and the androgen receptor gene. However, research has also found nearly 290 different genetic predictors of hair loss.

Contrary to belief, other predictors don’t necessarily guarantee that you’ll go bald or that you’ll have healthy hair. However, research has shown that dihydrotestosterone, a hormone derived from testosterone, does play a role in this disorder.

#2 – Shampooing and Conditioning Causes Hair Loss

It’s perfectly normal to lose some hair in the shower. Like other parts of our body, hair goes through a natural shedding cycle. Think skin cells and eyelashes.

The same goes for conditioning. Many people believe that using conditioner may cause hair to fall out. However, this too is a myth. Excessive use may weigh your hair down, but does not stop its growth.

#3 – The Blame Game – It’s Mom’s/Dad’s Fault

We’ve heard it all before. It’s mom’s fault. It’s dad’s fault. In reality, this is an old wives’ tale. While it’s true that the hair loss gene is located on the X chromosome, hair loss can come from either side of the family. As stated above, experts believe male pattern baldness may involve a number of genes.

However, it’s important to know that the transmission of this condition depends on dominant inheritance patterns. Consequently, the more men you have in your family who are partially or totally bald, the more likely it is that you may lose your hair as well.

#4 – Hair Loss is Caused by Stress

Although stress, poor diet, and overall health may play a small factor in hair shedding, they are not large contributors. In reality, hair loss and pattern baldness is caused by genetics.

Unless you’ve experienced a seriously traumatic mental or physical event, stress will not be a large contributor. Additionally, more severe forms of alopecia may cause hair loss. However, these are not stress-related.

#5 – Wearing Hats Cause Baldness

Hats do no further damage to your head than not wearing a hat does. They simply hide your hair loss. We stand by this and are happy to answer questions about this common myth.

Best Hair Transplant even offers the Capillus 312 hair restoration cap via Laser Cap Me. This device is worn under your baseball cap or other hats for just 6 minutes a day. It has been proven to stimulate hair regrowth in most users.

#6 – Eventually, Everyone Goes Bald

Male pattern baldness does not have an age limit, nor a start date. Teens can see pattern baldness and some people never experience hair thinning.

Although male pattern baldness can occur at any age after puberty, it most often starts in the early 20s. However, since the hair loss is gradual, it can take years to reach advanced stages.

It possible it’s best to address your hair loss as soon as you notice it. The earlier the hair loss starts, the more severe the results will be.


If you’re one of the 80 million Americans suffering from hair loss, the team at Best Hair Transplant suggests learning as much as possible about hair restoration. Do so prior to making a decision on how to address your hair loss. Not every procedure is right for everyone.

That’s why at Best Hair Transplant in Redondo Beach, we pride ourselves in helping our patients choose the best procedure for them. It’s important to thoroughly research your hair restoration doctor before having the procedure performed. Not all doctors are equal and not all are as skilled, focused, or dedicated to performing hair transplant procedures. For your benefit, ask to see “Before & After” photos.

At Best Hair Transplant, we’re proud of our results and happy to provide them. They can be viewed HERE. Additionally, it’s always a good idea to look into the patient experience. Reviews and testimonials from Best Hair Transplant’s vast assortment of satisfied clients can be viewed HERE.


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