New research recommends that the most common type of hair loss, male pattern baldness, can be triggered by damaged hair making progenitor cells in the scalp. Researchers long believed that men whose hair progressively thins beginning with a receding hairline, and then stretching to the crown lacked a sufficient number of these cells. Rather, it appears that the cells are hardly unable to complete their normal development and mature to a fully-functioning state. That finding, published last month in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, could help researchers develop a treatment that reactivates and restores the malfunctioning cells.
Myth 1: Hair loss is passed down from your mother’s side.
Not entirely true. While the primary baldness gene is on the X chromosome, which men get only from their mothers, other factors are also in play. The transmitted factor is slightly more dominant on the female’s side, but research recommends that men who have a bald father are more likely to establish male pattern baldness than those who don’t.
Myth: If you’re balding, you’re old.
Besides, hair loss can force in the teens and is common among 20 and 30 years old. The earlier it begins, the more severe it will likely become.
Myth: Wearing a hat strains hair follicles, causing hair to fall out.
Good news for men who rely on caps to cover their shiny crowns: They’re not causing any harm. Dirty hats can, however, lead to a scalp infection, which in turn advances hair loss, so either make sure yours is clean or revolve frequently.
Myth: Trauma can cause hair loss.
It is true with a catch. Physical or emotional stress will never cause you to fail hair you wouldn’t have lost anyway. If the hair is not meant to be lost, it will grow back. It can accelerate balding. Rapid shifts in weight whether pounds are gained or lost can also devote to the likelihood of hair loss.