Men’s Hair Loss Myths, Facts & Statistics
Let’s separate the truth from the myths about men’s hair loss. We’ve answered some common truths and myths about your hair loss that should clear up a few questions. We’ve even provided a few interesting statistics.
Men’s Hair Loss Myths
The hair loss gene comes from my mum’s family
False: Hereditary hair loss can be passed on by either parent.
REGAINE® contains the only over the counter ingredient clinically proven to regrow hair
True: REGAINE® contains Minoxidil, the only clinically proven over-the-counter treatment for hair loss.
Colouring my hair will lead to hereditary hair loss
False: Many hair treatments, such as bleaching and colouring, can be hard on your hair. If the treatments are too strong, they may cause the hair to break off near the scalp, but no treatments will cause hereditary hair loss.
Blow-drying can cause hereditary hair loss
False: But it can damage hair. If you're suffering from hereditary hair loss, the new hairs that grow are often thinner and less visible than the hair they are replacing.
Losing an average of 50-100 hairs a day is normal
True: This is true for people who don't have male pattern baldness, and the hairs that fall out will soon be replaced by new ones. If you're suffering from hereditary hair loss, those hairs often come from follicles that are shrinking and the new hairs emerging from these follicles will be thinner. Eventually the hair follicles shut down and no longer produce any hairs at all.
What can I do about male pattern hair loss?
- REGAINE® is scientifically proven to help stop and even reverse hair loss
- REGAINE® uses Minoxidil, the only clinically proven ingredient for hereditary hair loss available over the counter
- Minoxidil works by increasing the supply of blood and nutrients to your hair follicles, helping to stimulate hair growth
- When REGAINE® is used twice daily, you may see you have visibly more hair in 16 weeks.