Fallacies about Hair Regrowth

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Hair regrowth has been a subject of various misconceptions and fallacies that can sometimes affect the way people respond to hair loss.

The thought of hair regrowth is an important matter for people who are experiencing hair loss because at some point, it can bear a practical solution.

However, some people do not fully understand the mechanics of hair growth. They are misled by the fallacies of what entices the hair to regrow, and at most times, they end up scouting over the wrong measures.

Listed below are some of the fallacies that are very prevalent among hair loss sufferers:

Cutting the hair frequently will make it grow faster. No matter how often the hair is cut, it will still grow at about 1.25 centimetres or 0.5 inches per month. Constantly cutting it short cannot affect the growth rate of the hair nor can it foster regrowth in the scalp areas with thinning hair.
Frequent brushing hastens hair regrowth. Frequently brushing the hair can stimulate blood circulation and thus, encourages regrowth. Although it is acknowledged that proper blood circulation is important in the distribution of essential nutrients in the body, there is no scientific study that supports the concept that frequent brushing can indeed increase blood flow in the scalp. In contrary, constantly brushing the hair can stress the hair strands and pull off the hair roots.
Shampooing the hair frequently makes the hair grow faster. Shampooing can help create a healthy environment for the hair; however, it does not influence hair growth in any case. Discordant to such belief is the fact that shampooing more than twice a day can actually dry the hair strands by stripping off the natural moisture of the scalp and hair.

These fallacies can delude hair loss sufferers from seeking appropriate hair loss treatments. External factors such as cutting the hair, brushing, or shampooing rarely affect the actual hair growth.

Hair growth itself is an internal process that is affected by the biological factors within the human body. It involves the absorption of essential nutrients, the condition of the hair follicles, hormonal production, and genetic makeup.

It is important to understand the real context behind hair regrowth so that effective treatments will be sought instead of working over fallacies that can worsen the hair problem.

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Hannie Lopez has 9 articles online

Hannie Lopez is an online blogger who spent the last two years battling her own Hair Loss Condition. Through her undying pursuit for the right hair loss treatments, she is able to give accounts and reviews of the most common products available, hence helping online readers in their quest to find the right treatment for their hair loss conditions.

You can see this journal through her blogs Hair Loss Treatment in Australia and Hair Loss Product Reviews.

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This article was published on 2012/04/04