Man’s greatest fear? Hair loss! We asked Dr. Robert Leonard to expose the truths and myths surrounding hair loss in men:
Myth: Wearing a baseball cap or hats will cause thinning hair and loss of hair.
Hats off to this myth! No matter what your mother has told you, wearing a hat does not cause hair to thin or fall out.
Myth: Smoking cigarettes causes hair loss.
Let’s face it; cigarette smoking is medically BAD for everything, including your hair. Recent studies have found sufficient evidence to claim there is a significant link between smoking and hair loss. It's still uncertain whether the connection is due to the effects of tobacco toxins, but it is probably due to the fact that nicotine constricts blood vessel throughout the body, including those directly affecting individual hair follicles.
Myth: Standing on your head during workout sessions will help your hair to grow.
Although increase in the microcirculation to the follicles does help to decrease hair loss (as is affected by low level laser therapy), standing on your head does makes blood flow to the head, but it has not been shown to be of any benefit with hair loss.
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