For women who begin to experience hair loss, the discovery can be pretty emotional, and honestly alarming for many of us. Our hair is, after all a large part of our identity; before we utter a word as we walk into a room, our hair, just like our choice of clothes, says something about us, it broadcasts an important part of our personality and personal style. So, it’s no surprise that when we realize we are losing hair, we begin to search for information, for expertise, and for solutions. A quick search on hair loss and regrowth, often doesn’t help though; the internet is filled with bloggers and others without qualifications or background, who offer “expert” advice that only adds to the confusion and can delay appropriate treatment. There are products and treatments that are proven and work wonderfully, but there is also so much false information out there, that it can be discouraging at best, and at worst have consumers try products that make false claims and give up hope and the chance at effectively addressing the problem. How do you find a real solution in the face of all the noise? Hair loss is a medical event and like anything medically rooted, you need to look to science to best understand it, so let’s examine some of the most common myths:

Myth #1 – Lather, Rinse & Lose Hair? There are plenty of blogs that warn washing your hair too much causes hair loss. Sorry dry shampoo fans, but science isn’t on your side here! Washing your hair does not cause hair loss. Clean hair is healthy hair!

Myth #2 – The Produce Aisle Can Spare Your Hair- Some of the most stubborn and honestly misleading myths regarding hair loss prevention include the use of various ingredients like garlic, onion, avocado, sage, ginger, licorice, and dozens of other food items with fantastical folklore claims to grow hair. We’re here to say, save your garlic for your sauce or soup, because there is not a single scientific study that supports these myths!

Myth #3 – Hair Loss Only Happens as You Age-So not true! Sorry to say that hair loss can begin at any age and can even be found in women in their teens. Regardless of the age of onset, hair thinning is often chronic and progressive, so treat it as soon as possible.

Dealing with hair loss is challenging enough; in order to tackle any issue sensibly you need facts to steer you to effective and proven solutions. Don’t lose yourself to internet noise, look for credible science that will help inform and educate you!

6 thoughts on “Unmasking Some Hair Loss and Hair Regrowth Myths

    • Keranique Hair says:

      Hi Nancy, thanks for your interest! Keranique was developed for women who are experiencing, or concerned with preventing hair loss. Created specifically for women, our products deliver outstanding results and offer custom solutions for all hair types. Hair is lost at two places; at the follicle and along the fiber shaft. Our most popular Keranique Regrowth System follows a simple three step process to address both sources of hair loss: 1) Cleanse and condition with our Keratin Shampoo and Conditioner, 2) Treat areas where your hair is thinning with our Hair Regrowth Treatment, and 3) Protect and style with our clinically proven Lift and Repair Treatment Spray.
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  1. Helen Fernandes says:

    How often to shampoo and condition? Can I use the other products without doing this. I lose a lot of hair in the drain???

    • Keranique Hair says:

      Hi Helen, you can continue to wash your hair as often as you do normally using Keranique shampoos and conditioners. Just remember to see the best results with our Regrowth Treatment, you need to apply the minoxidil directly onto the scalp in problem areas twice a day, morning and night, on dry or damp towel dried hair. Please let us know if you have any other questions and we’d be more than happy to help 😊

  2. Dinah Berger says:

    I used Keranique for quite a while and it definitely helped regrow hair. I was very happy with the product. Unfortunately I began to get a very itchy scalp after extended use and dandruff. My daughter is a hair dresser and believes that due to possibly the alcohol in the hair growth spray, that my scalp just got extremely dried out. I had to stop using it as the dandruff became pretty bad. Have you found this problem before and if so, is there a solution? I want to start using the Keranique again as I have lost hair again since stopping its use.

    • Keranique Hair says:

      Hi Dinah, thank you for your question. Itchiness can occur for some users especially at the early stages of treatment, but it is nothing to be concerned about. Since this happened later in the treatment, you may want to consider if you’ve made any changes to your general routine that could cause this. Keep in mind if you were using the Regrowth Treatment and a non-Keranique Shampoo or Conditioner, we recommend that you use our sulfate-free products. They were developed to be very effective and gentle to the scalp. Scalp dryness can be seasonal; if it persists, we offer a Marula Hail Oil Treatment which can be massaged into the scalp to calm and soothe. We have sent a contact request to our Customer Relations Liaison to better assist you with your goals, expectations and usage.
      Thank you

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