For the answers, listen as DHI head of hair restoration and Trichologist Paul Green talks about the myths and explains which are true and which are myth. Most importantly, Paul talks about what you need to do to prevent hair loss.
- Wearing a hat makes you go bald.
No matter how you wear your hat – tight, loose, sideways or back-to-front, it makes no difference to the hair follicles in your scalp. Hair follicles do need oxygen to stay healthy, however this is derived from your blood, not the air.
- Frequent shampooing causes hair to fall out.
Just like shampoo can’t make your hair grow faster, frequent shampooing won’t cause your hair to fall out. Occasionally, people who are concerned about hair loss tend to wash their hair less frequently. In between these less frequent washes the hair that is shed as part of the normal growth cycle builds up, so there is a perception that shampooing frequently can cause hair to fall out.
- Playing with your hair can cause baldness.
Running your fingers through your hair or playing with your hair is not going to cause baldness. These actions can be a sign of stress however, which can be a contributor for hair loss. The obsessive action of pulling out your hair is different to playing with your hair. Trichotillomania is a hair-pulling disorder where a person has a recurrent, irresistible urge to pull out their hair which can lead to baldness.
- Shaving your hair will make it grow back thicker.
Hair grows from healthy follicles in your scalp. Shaving your head has no way of increasing the number of or improving the quality of healthy hair follicles in your scalp. It won’t create thicker hair either.
- Thinning hair is always permanent.
In some cases, thinning hair can be a temporary reaction to a trigger, for example pregnancy, menopause, stress, diseases or infections. Once the trigger is corrected, hair growth usually resumes.
- Genetics is the number one contributor for baldness.
Androgenetic Alopecia, also known as male-pattern baldness is a genetically determined disorder and is the leading cause for hair loss in approximately 90% of men and women affected. The gene can be inherited from either parent.
- Hair loss can be reversed.
For temporary triggers such as hormonal imbalances, disease/infection, smoking, a poor diet, or excess stress, once the trigger has been treated, normal hair growth usually resumes.
- Baldness is influenced by internal factors rather than external or environmental factors.
Loss of hair and baldness is driven by internal factors such as genetics, health and diet, whether you smoke or not and hormones. Thinning hair can also be a cause for stress and anxiety which then fuels the cycle even more. Baldness is not affected by frequent hair washing, wearing a hat or any other external or environmental factors.
- Getting a correct diagnosis is important.
Seeking advice from a hair restoration professional is key. Only a correct diagnosis can put you on the right path to a successful treatment.
If your loss of hair or baldness is impacting the way you feel, your confidence or self-esteem, or if you have never received a medical diagnosis for the cause, then a consultation with a hair restoration professional is recommended.
Why Choose DHI New Zealand?
1) Procedures done by a DHI Certified Doctor, not technicians;
- on-going training and certification through London Hair Restoration Academy ensures consistency and quality
2) Minimum handling of hair follicles results in high survival rate;
- achieving constantly over 90% survival rate vs industry rates that fluctuate between 50-90%
- need for less donor hairs
- this is important as only the surviving hair is worth paying for
3) Patented technique - the most delicate hair transplant method
- no scalpels
- no stitches
- virtually pain free
- no detectable scarring
- short recovery time (you may even return to work the next day);
- DHI are the only hair transplant clinics in New Zealand that uses HypothermosolTM in our hair transplants. This sustains the survival rate of the hairs by up to 100%.
5) Natural results GUARANTEED
- implantation of the hair follicles happens with a special tool, DHI Implanter, which allows our specialist DHI doctor to control the angle, direction and depth of the implanted hair unlike any other hair transplant technique
- your results are guaranteed to look natural
DHI are the hair restoration specialists and have over 48 years’ experience. All procedures are performed by a highly-skilled DHI Certified Doctor, certified through the London Hair Restoration Academy. You can contact a hair restoration specialist in any of our DHI clinics for hair loss solution in Auckland.
To book an appointment for your hair loss diagnosis, simply click on one of the buttons below to book a consultation online now or ask a question. Alternatively, you can call DHI New Zealand on (09) 887 4474.
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