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Category Archives: Hair Loss Myths

Can a Hair Dryer Cause Hair Loss?


Unless you are examined by a trained physician, identifying the cause of your hair loss can be a guessing game. One of the questions we get asked a lot is whether using a hair dryer or blow-dryer to ...

Does My Hair Color Affect Hair Loss?


While you may have heard that blonds suffer more hair loss than brunettes, the reality is that your natural hair color doesn't have any effect on your likelihood of experiencing hair loss."We ...

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 ...

Can Lack of Sleep Lead to Hair Loss?


Bosley physicians receive many questions during the consultation process.  One common question about hair loss is whether a lack of sleep can be a contributing factor.  Dr. Ken Washenik, ...

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


Everyday cleaning and gardening items may include chemicals that can cause some health issues, including hair loss. Heavy metals, like the lead, mercury, iron, and copper that can be found in paints, ...

Can Hot Showers Cause Hair Loss?


Among the many myths about the causes of balding — such as wearing hats or exercising strenuously — you can add the myth that hot showers cause hair loss.Hot water can't cause hair loss. ...

Will Sleeping on One Side Cause Hair Loss?


If you’re starting to notice hair loss more on one side of your head than on the other, it’s natural to wonder whether your sleeping position can be affecting this. Are you accelerating your ...

Do tanning beds cause hair loss?


Tanning beds use mainly UVA rays, although some also emit UVB because the addition of UVB is believed to produce a better tan. It is now known however, that UV damages and ages the skin by initiating ...

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 ...
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