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General Health, Wellness, & Spirituality Questions Hey.. are you new to the health & fitness lifestyle? Then this sub-forum is for you. Inside is a slew of pertinent tips and explanations to speed you on your way. Enjoy! The forum has been dedicated to the memory of a now deceased friend of the NarkSide: David "Mavsluva" Lowe. He was an inspiration for many of us here in the community. This forum serves to continue the work which David started: To unite the Spirit, Mind, and Body... in the pursuit of the improvement of self. R.I.P. David. We love you man. You'll always be with us.

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Default Hair Loss Myths Debunked

Having a full head of hair is the pride of many men. For some, it's as important as owning a 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe. So when Mother Nature gets into the game and your hair begins to fall out, it can be as disarming as if you were getting robbed of your identity.

There's a lot of information out there about hair loss, which can make it difficult to distinguish between fact and fiction. Some myths -- like that lack of sex or sleeping in the wrong direction can cause hair loss -- have entered the realm of urban legends. So the purpose of this article is to set the record straight and see how hair loss can be prevented.

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Hair loss comes from the mother's side

While baldness is genetic, it is not limited to the maternal side of the family. The hair-loss gene can come from either side. If your uncle Charlie on your father's side has a receding hairline, then chances are you might not be in the clear.

Wearing hats causes hair loss
In order for the hair to fall out, the hat would have to be so tight that it cuts circulation to the follicles. So no, wearing hats does not cause hair loss. Could you just imagine how many pro sports players would be bald if that were the case?

Losing a handful of hair daily is a sign of male pattern baldness
If you have male pattern baldness, then yes, you'll lose a lot of hair each day. On the other hand, if you don't have male pattern baldness, it can be normal to lose that much hair because it will grow back. Only time will tell, and you should wait and see if it does indeed grow back.

Excessive use of hair products causes hair loss
There are no hair-care products that cause hair loss. You may sculpt your locks with as much gel, mousse or spray as you desire.

Standing on your head cures hair lossThe idea is that, by standing on your head, blood flow will be increased and your scalp will be regenerated. Specialists agree on the fact that it has no influence on hair loss at all; follicles need more than blood flow to grow hair.

Brushing your hair is better than combing it
Actually, your hair reacts better to a comb than a brush. Brushing it will only lead to split ends and hair breakage, not to male pattern baldness.

Cutting your hair will make it grow back thicker
This common misconception comes from the fact that hair is thicker at the base than it is at the tip, so it appears thicker at first. Cutting your hair does not affect hair growth at all; it will grow about half an inch each month no matter what.


Blow drying produces hair loss
Absolutely not. However, blow drying can damage, burn or dry the hair, which can cause it to fall. But this hair will grow back immediately, and is thus not considered to be permanent hair loss.

Excessive washing of hair causes hair loss
As mentioned above, hair-care products do not harm hair. The same goes for frequency; you can wash your hair as often as you like, although three times a week is the recommended amount.

Long sun exposure favors hair loss
Since hair loss appears at the follicle level, the sun would have to penetrate at this depth to do any damage. Fortunately, your hair acts as a shield against the sun.

Color treatment causes hair loss
Most hair-coloring products contain chemicals that can do serious harm to the hair itself if not properly used. But will it instigate hair loss? Not a chance.

Diet is related to hair loss
True; it's important to eat right in order to be generally healthy. Nevertheless, no food has been proven to be beneficial or detrimental to hair.

Stress causes hair loss
Hair loss may occur in extreme cases in which there's been surgery or an otherwise stressful event, which can cause a shutting down of hair production. However, it does not cause male pattern baldness, as hair growth will resume in time.

Hormones are not related to hair loss
Technically, this is true. Still, hormonal imbalance can cause temporary hair loss, as is common with women after pregnancy. If it happens to you, the important thing to remember is that the hair will grow back.

Steroids have no side effects on hair
If you're into bodybuilding, you should be wary of anabolic steroids. They're very potent chemicals that have some treacherous side effects, including acceleration of hair loss. The problem is that these side effects are usually delayed by several years.

guaranteed prevention
Let's face it: There are a lot of products out there catering to the male pattern baldness market. While these companies try to offer a solution to generate hair growth, there aren't really any products that attack the problem itself. Until now, that is.

Retane does just that. It tackles hair loss at the source. This botanical hair tonic, containing vitamin B5, vitamin E, protodioscin, folic acid, aloe vera, inositol, biotin, and ginseng panax extract, is intended to enrich the vigor of your hair and scalp, and guard against extreme hair damage and loss. It's designed to give your hair and scalp the nutrients needed as you age and your nutritional requirements change. The idea is that healthy hair won't fall out.

This could very well sound like just any other product they sell on late-night TV, except that Retane has science behind it. Clinically proven, 86% of people using this product have noted a noticeable decrease in hair loss. Many of those who experienced early cases of hair loss also reported new growth of hair. Doctors are even recommending Retane nowadays.

how to use it
The way to use it is quite simple. When you feel you're starting to lose your hair, simply apply Retane to your scalp, once to three times a day, depending on the severity of your problem. A good time to do it is just before bedtime. The benefits of this treatment will become apparent within four to eight weeks.



hair is in your future
As you can see, there are a lot of falsehoods regarding hair loss. It starts as a rumor, mutates into an urban legend and ends up being repeated as a medical fact. Misinformation is your worst enemy, so it's important that you make sense of all the hair-loss information out there. Get the facts straight and do something about potential hair loss.
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Alot of people with thin hair have used hair gel for long periods of time. Additionally; Hats and head coverings contribute to hair loss. It has more to do with the scalp than the hair shaft. This is a myth, usually certain kind of hair gels will help grown your hair. so is it fact or myth?
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Thanks for sharing useful information.
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Well, baldness is definitely genetic. There is no quick, cheap or easy fix for hair loss if you're genetically predisposed to baldness. A cousin of mine tried everything to get his hair to start growing again but nothing worked. Last year he went for hair implants and his finally got a full head of hair again. This was a costly affair but he is happy with the results.

However, I'm not saying guys that are going bald shouldn't try Retane. If they're not going bald due to genetics, perhaps it's worth trying out.

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While most of the points mentioned by Booz make sense, I can't agree on all of them. Baldness is genetic, no doubt about it. But lack of nourishment to hair follicles could weaken them. Protein foods are found to be beneficial in healthy roots and stronger strands.

The best way to stop balding is to keep your scalp clean and consult a trichologist, once you experience symptoms of a receding hairline.
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