Hair Loss: 4 Ultimate Need-To-Know Facts About Balding

There are myriads upon myriads of information on the web regarding hair loss. Don’t fall prey to ones that are not backed by science. This is why medical professionals at have come up with a simple guide about hair loss and male pattern baldness.

Take a look at the facts of this naturally occurring hair disorder and what you should know about it.

1. You Shampoo May Have Nothing To Do With It

It’s true that there are a handful of shampoo brands with synthetic chemicals too strong, they cause scary hair fall-outs and scalp irritations. These are rare cases, but they do happen.

But the point we want to get to is that shampoo and shampooing aren’t exactly related to male pattern baldness. Whenever you take a shower, comb your hair, and notice strands of it latched on to the comb, don’t panic just yet. On average, a person can lose a minimum of 150 hair strands. Every. Single. Day. Some even reach the staggering number of 200 hair strand-falls, and that’s still normal and healthy.

So don’t ditch your shampoo and definitely don’t stop shampooing. In fact, some shampoo products work well as follicle strengtheners. Plus, organic-makes are good for the scalp as they get rid of excess oil and support proper hair growth.

2. Clogged Pores Do Not Stop Hair Growth

We understand the fallacy behind this, and why so many people believe that clogged pores are what stop hair from growing. And we equally understand why several have become preoccupied with specific shampoo and/or hair product types that claim to not clog pores.

The scientific truth is that pores, clogged or not, aren’t major players in male pattern baldness. Although we won’t stop you in selecting hair products that target oily scalps, be reminded that this will not lead to stopping balding.

Hair loss is generally a result of genes, ageing, medications that affect blood flow, or on rarer occasions, diseases whose aftereffects and/or treatments bring about hair-shedding.

3. In “Balding”, It’s Not That You’re Shedding Hair

At least, it depends on the type of hair balding you’re experiencing. It is that thicker strands are, little by little, being replaced with thinner and thinner counterparts. And most cases usually goes through this kind of cycle.

As androgens (the major hormone in virilisation— components that make up male traits) begin to rapidly increase with age, their overproduction cause hair follicles to shrink. This shrinking results in hair strands growing thinner than normal. As this process continues, thinner hair growth will soon come to a halt and turn into a staggering “no hair growth”.

Having said that, there are specific categories of alopecia that contribute to abnormal hair loss, outside of what is deemed as “regular”, daily hair fall.

4. Decreased Blood Flow In Your Scalp

This occurs more as an effect of balding. When your scalp starts to produce less hair (and thinner, at that), your scalp will no longer need as much blood flow as, say, one who isn’t in a hair-balding phase.

Blood is vital in nourishing hair. If there’s little hair left, then it follows that blood flow for the purpose of hair nourishment will decelerate as well.

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