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Tel: 0121 244 2326
Email: info@ultrahairclinic.co.uk

12-14 Legge Lane, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B1 3LD

The Myth:
You'll lose your hair if your mom's dad did.

The Truth:
You can't predict hair loss by looking at your family tree. Like many traits, hair loss is polygenetic, which means that your fate is decided by a (pretty random) assortment of genes from both immediate and extended relatives, says Rogers. That said, if hair loss generally runs in your family, you're more likely to deal with it.


The Myth:
Hair thinning only happens with age.

The Truth:
You can't predict hair loss by looking at your family tree. Like many traits, hair loss is polygenetic, which means that your fate is decided by a (pretty random) assortment of genes from both immediate and extended relatives, says Rogers. That said, if hair loss generally runs in your family, you're more likely to deal with it.


The Myth:
Washing your hair too much can cause thinning.

The Truth:
You can't predict hair loss by looking at your family tree. Like many traits, hair loss is polygenetic, which means that your fate is decided by a (pretty random) assortment of genes from both immediate and extended relatives, says Rogers. That said, if hair loss generally runs in your family, you're more likely to deal with it.


The Myth:
Birth control makes your hair fall out.

The Truth:
Unfortunately, this one is half true. Women genetically prone to hair loss have follicles that are more sensitive to androgens, hormones responsible for male traits and reproductive health. So if the type of birth control you're using is heavy in progesterone, a hormone that easily converts to androgen, it can trigger hair loss. But not all contraceptives have the same chemical makeup. If you have particular concerns about hair thinning, ask for a birth control option whose progestins don't have potentially loss-triggering androgenic effects..


The Myth:
Supplements can help with hair regrowth

The Truth:
Though certain hair supplements have a lot of anecdotal support (and are harmless to try), there isn't any convincing research to suggest that any one pill will amp up growth. But taking something to promote general well-being can only be a good thing for the health of the hair you do have.


The Myth:
You can blame hormones for your hair loss

The Truth:
Haywire hormones are rarely the cause of thinning hair in women. Many women have perfectly normal hormone levels, but their follicles are just generally more susceptible to hormones (particularly androgens). If you have super-sensitive follicles, messing with your already-normal hormone levels isn't the way to go.—talking to us about our treatments, like low level light therapy and minoxidil, is the smartest approach.


The Myth:
You can blame hormones for your hair loss

The Truth:
Haywire hormones are rarely the cause of thinning hair in women. Many women have perfectly normal hormone levels, but their follicles are just generally more susceptible to hormones (particularly androgens). If you have super-sensitive follicles, messing with your already-normal hormone levels isn't the way to go.—talking to us about our treatments, like low level light therapy and minoxidil, is the smartest approach.


The Myth:
Your miserable commute is making you lose your hair.

The Truth:
The sudden onset of stress, known as telogen effluvium, is harder to bring on than you'd think. Stress can make your hair fall out, but it has to be major psychological distress, Rogers explains. "If it was caused by everyday stress we'd all be bald," Rogers says. So, thankfully, a crazy couple of weeks won't send you to the wig store. "The most common cause of telogen effluvium is actually childbirth," she says. Other causes include prolonged illness, general anesthesia, high fevers, and crash dieting.


Tel: 0121 244 2326, Email: info@ultrahairclinic.co.uk
Ultra Hair Clinic, 12-14 Legge Lane, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B1 3LD