15 May 2023

The Truth Behind Hair Growth Myths

If you’re a man between the ages of 28 and 42, chances are you’ve noticed your hairline receding, or that your hair isn’t growing as quickly…


If you’re a man between the ages of 28 and 42, chances are you’ve noticed your hairline receding, or that your hair isn’t growing as quickly as it used to. You may have heard about certain methods you can use to help promote hair growth, but how much of this is true, and how much is simply myth? Let’s break down some of these myths so that you can better understand what works when it comes to growing healthy, thick hair.

Myth 1: Hair Grows Faster With Regular Shampooing
This myth suggests that shampooing your hair more frequently will make it grow faster. Unfortunately, this is not true. While regular shampooing is important for keeping your scalp clean and free from dandruff, it does not actually affect the rate at which your hair grows. In fact, over-shampooing can actually strip away natural oils from your scalp that are needed for healthy hair growth. So, while there’s no harm in washing your hair every day if you prefer to do so, doing so won’t actually make your hair grow any faster than normal.

Myth 2: Stress Causes Hair Loss
Stress has long been seen as one of the primary causes of hair loss among men. But while stress may play a role in some cases of male pattern baldness – especially if the stress is accompanied by other factors such as an unhealthy diet or lack of sleep – there’s no scientific proof that stress alone causes significant amounts of permanent hair loss. That being said, reducing stress levels can have many positive benefits on overall health and well-being; however, it cannot be used as a sole treatment for male pattern baldness or other forms of permanent hair loss.

Myth 3: Wearing a Hat Can Lead To Hair Loss
Another common myth is that wearing hats or helmets too often can cause permanent damage to the scalp and lead to increased levels of hair loss over time. This myth has been debunked by numerous studies; in fact, research shows that wearing hats does not contribute to any increase in hair shedding or thinning in any way shape or form. So go ahead and wear those hats with confidence!

There are many myths out there surrounding the topic of male pattern baldness and how best to promote healthy regrowth – but now you know better! While certain lifestyle changes such as managing stress levels and eating a healthy diet are important for overall health and well-being (and thus indirectly helpful for promoting healthy regrowth), there’s no evidence that any specific technique can lead to accelerated levels of healthy regrowth on its own without medical intervention. Knowing what works (and what doesn’t!) should help make it easier for you to find ways to manage male pattern baldness effectively over time.

Clinical team, Genetic Arts

15 May 2023