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 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.
And don’t worry — you can keep reading War and Peace without worrying about your hair loss.
What to do next?
To learn more about your hair restoration options and the average hair transplant timeline, The Complete Book on Hair Restoration, to see how great your hair can look. If you’re ready to do something about that bald spot or thinning hair now, schedule a FREE in-person or video consultation with a trained Bosley hair restoration specialist. Together with a Bosley Physician, we can help you find out what’s causing your balding and what treatment solution is right for you.