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Category Archives: Hair Loss Myths

Can Too Much Physical Activity and Exercise Lead to Hair Loss?


Exercise is good for your health.  But if you exercise to the extreme can it result in thinning hair?  Dr. Ken Washenik answers in the following Bosley physician Q&A. “So, two sides of a ...

Can Rubbing or Brushing the Scalp Stimulate Hair Growth?


It is a widely held opinion that rubbing or brushing the scalp can stimulate hair growth.  Dr. Ken Washenik, Bosley Medical Director, clears the air in the following Bosley Physician Q&A ...

Common Household Items That May Cause Hair Loss


Every household likely uses a variety of items containing chemicals for cleaning and gardening. Some of these chemicals can cause some health issues, including hair loss if ingested or in some cases, ...

Can hot showers cause hair loss?


In addition to heavy exercise, wearing hats and sleeping position causing hair loss, you can add hot showers causing hair loss to the list of hair loss and balding myths. Hot water alone cannot cause ...

Will Sleeping on One Side Promote Hair Loss?


Does sleeping on one side cause hair loss?  Does keeping one side of your head on a pillow all night reduce the blood circulating on that side, thus starving one side of your hair from the blood ...

Do tanning beds cause hair loss?


[caption id="attachment_338" align="alignright" width="299"] Ask Bosley[/caption] Tanning beds use mainly UVA rays, although some also emit UVB because the addition of UVB is believed to produce a ...

Options to combat hair loss


There are roughly 80 million men and women in the world suffering from hair loss. Hair loss is caused by a number of different factors. Male pattern baldness is the most common form of hair loss and ...

5 Myths About Hair Loss


I found a great article from Dr. John P. Schwinning of the International Hair Surgical Group that debunks some of the common myths about hair loss. Dr. Schwinning explains that 40% of men over the ...