According to the American Hair Loss Association, by age 50, 85% of men will have experienced a significant amount of loss or thinning, while 50% of women will deal with some degree of hair loss. So, it's important to separate the fact from the fiction when it comes to hair loss. We spoke with scalp specialist, CEO and founder of Regenix, William Edwards to get the truth, and here's what we learned:
Hair Myth #1: There's nothing that can be done about hair loss.
Being doomed to baldness is a myth. The reasons for hair loss are varied, complex and beyond the scope of a single “miracle cure” formula. But there is a solution. Natural hair loss treatments offer analysis of the problem and steps to enhance hair, prevent further loss and help with life-long maintenance.
Hair Myth #2: Hair loss is a male-only issue.
You know your hair was thicker last year, but you can’t convince anyone else. But this isn’t an exclusively male problem. Hair loss does affect women. As a matter of fact, over 30% of Edwards' clients are female. The reasons for hair loss in women are varied and complex.
Hair Myth #3: Hair is trapped under the scalp.
Follicle debris is only one of the varied and complex reasons for hair loss, and no amount of oil of chemical residue is going to “imprison” hair shafts below the scalp and keep them from growing. If you have already lost your hair, nothing is going to bring it back. However, if you want to keep your hair you must take care of it.
Hair Myth #4: Hair loss is a genetic trait that can't be stopped.
Scientists understand hair and its follicle by identifying the key cells, proteins, hormones and genes that control the growth, loss and regeneration of hair. Bio-pharmaceuticals are a solution to neutralize the hereditary predisposition, before hair is lost. Prevention is now an integral part of health care and a sensible approach to hair care.
Hair Myth #5: Frequent shampooing causes hair loss.
If you notice a lot of hair fall when you shampoo, it could be due to a normal shedding. However, it could also be an early warning of a problem below the scalp that only worsens when you wash your hair less often.
Commercial or medicated shampoos can leave chemical residues that also contribute to the disorder. Replacement hairs grow in thinner and weaker, until eventually they do not grow back at all.
The key in natural treatment is to identify whether or not the problem exists, and if it does, treat it before irreparable damage is done. Life long maintenance can then be achieved using our quality, natural hair care products as often as you wish.
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