If your father has a full head of hair, you won’t go bald
A tendency to baldness is inherited and probably involves a combination of genes. So you are not automatically in the clear even if your father has a full head of hair. It is not true, as sometimes claimed, that only genes from the mother’s side are involved.
Brushing your hair 100 times a day will stimulate the circulation and prevent hair loss.
Vigorous brushing is more likely to injure the hairs and make the problem worse.
Some hairstyles, like braiding can cause hair loss.
Styles that pull or put tension on the hairs – such as tight ponytails or corn-rows – can cause hair loss.
Hats encourage hair loss because the hair can’t breathe.
Hair does not need to breathe. Only the root of the hair is alive, and this gets its oxygen from the blood in the scalp.
Frequent shampooing makes hair fall out.
The 50-100 hairs we lose each day often become tangled with the rest of the hair, but are washed out when we shampoo. So we see what seems like a lot of hair in the shower after shampooing, but in reality these hairs have been shed earlier.
Blow-drying can worsen hair loss.
The reason is that extreme heat damages the proteins in the hairs, making them fragile and liable to break off. Brushing the hair during blow-drying causes more damage. If you use a hair dryer it should be set on the coolest setting.
Hair coloring, perm solutions and hairsprays worsen hair loss.
Hair dyes, perms and hairsprays do not affect thinning hair. Perms and hairsprays can help to disguise the problem. Remember, it is the follicle, which is located beneath the skin that produces the hair. Chemical treatments can damage the hair strands but can’t affect the follicle.
Baldness can be linked to heart attacks.
In 1999, doctors at Harvard Medical School found that men who had lost hair at the crown of the head had a 32% increased chance of coronary heart disease. Hair loss at the front of the head hardly increased the risk at all. Regardless of how accurate this study could be, if you have baldness at the top of your head, you should stop smoking, eat healthy, have your blood pressure checked and do some exercise.
Other Uses For Hair Additions
Full Hair Additions/Prostheses – chemotherapy, alopecia totalis, alopecia univeralis, ectodermal dysplasia, lupus, trichotillomania, telogen effluvium, monilethrix, burns, radiation and other abnormalities of the hair and scalp.
Partial Hair Additions – Male pattern hair loss, female pattern hair loss, burns, radiation, stabilized alopecia areata, surgery defects, traction alopecia, lupus and other abnormalities of the hair and scalp.
Portions of the previous information is taken from the American Hair Loss Council, An Independent Non-Profit Organization.