Female Pattern Baldness - FAQ
Is it possible for me to re-grow my hair?
There is a strong family history of baldness in my family. Can it be prevented in my case?
I am 28 years old and I'm losing hair rapidly. How can it be stopped?
I have noticed excessive hair fall after changing my place of stay. Can hair loss be linked to the water?
I have noticed hair fall after a lot of stress. Is hair fall related to stress?
I am 50 years old, and I have noticed the thinning of my hair. How can it be stopped?
I have noticed a lot of hair fall after pregnancy. Can you help me?
Myths and facts
- Parlour treatments and shampoos can treat hair loss.
This is a myth. Hair loss is a medical condition that is caused by some underlying conditions such as thyroid disorders, anaemia, polycystic ovary syndrome, hormonal imbalances, etc. A parlour treatment or hair product will only be superficial, and it will certainly not treat your hair loss. Hair loss can only be treated by scientifically diagnosing the underlying medical conditions and treating them accordingly.
- Oiling the hair makes it grow thicker and longer.
This is a myth. Applying hair oil is a traditional and useful Indian practice, but it does not cause the hair to grow longer and thicker at all. Hair oil does not play a role in hair growth. However, oil can condition the hair and scalp, thereby making it smoother.
- Rubbing the fingernails of one hand against the other controls hair loss and helps with the re-growth of hair.
There is no scientific evidence to back this belief. The best recourse for hair loss is to consult a trichologist, who will diagnose the cause of your problem and provide you with the best possible solution.
- Brushing your hair 100 times a day makes it grow faster.
Definitely not. Brushing only helps to spread natural oils over the complete hair strand. Excessive brushing may only add to your hair problems, thus damaging the hair due to excess friction.