Most myths start innocently enough. People notice a certain phenomenon more in a certain group of people and jump to the conclusion that one has to do with the other. If you’ve been around a lot of intellectual people who also happen to be balding, it’s only natural to wonder if there’s a connection between the two.
So are intellectual people more likely to have hair loss?
The reality is that your intelligence level has nothing to do with your propensity for hair loss. Just because your brain is in close proximity to your hair doesn’t mean they affect one another.
Bosley Chief Medical Director Dr. Ken Washenik answers the question of whether or not intellectual people are more likely to have hair loss.
Other Misconceptions about Hair Loss
The link between balding and a person’s IQ is just one of the many myths surrounding hair loss. We address other common misconceptions in the following articles:
The Real Causes of Hair Loss
The primary cause of hair loss in both men and women (regardless of IQ) is a hereditary condition known as androgenetic alopecia. While there are a number of conditions that can cause temporary hair loss, such as stress, hormonal changes, and certain medications, progressive hair loss is much more common. If you’re suffering from hair loss, a hair restoration procedure by Bosley can provide a safe, permanent, natural-looking solution.
To learn more about your hair restoration options, download Bosley’s FREE guidebook, The Complete Book on Hair Restoration, to see how great your hair can look. Or schedule a free consultation with a Bosley specialist today.
And don’t worry — you can keep reading War and Peace without worrying about your hair loss.