Being hair and hair transplant experts, we are directed and asked several questions about our hair, hair loss, and hair transplants. It goes without saying that there are many hair loss myths and hair transplant myths, and part of our job is to get those hair loss myths debunked.
Funny, bizarre, or simply logical, here are a few hair loss and hair transplant myths and their explanations.
- Do people care more now or did they care more then about being bald?
Hair loss is an ancient human problem. In Ancient Egypt, they sought to treat it. People have ALWAYS cared about baldness and hair. How people view baldness varies from culture to culture but it would not be wrong to say that contemporary societies care more about baldness. And yet, it is hard to know entirely if ancient people cared about it much less than us now because the life expectancy was much lower than now, and most men died before the age they would start getting bald, and also, in the past, many men in many societies preferred long hair styles that would cover part of their baldness.
- I have excessive body hair. Do men with excessive body hair go bald? Will I eventually go bald?
There is a common misunderstanding here. It is commonly though that high testosterone means being more manly = higher sexual drive = higher charm = excessive body hair. The truth is we lose our hair because we are genetically susceptible to the DHT in testosterone, and our hair follicles shrink with time. Quite many bald men have an abundance of body hair – our body hair is not susceptible to the same loss as in male pattern baldness. This is why it seems so. So, no, having excessive body hair does not mean you will eventually go bald.
- Do bald men get half-price haircuts?
We wish. In most places, the length of a man’s hair does not affect the price of the haircut. But you might want to bargain with your hair dresser. It is worth giving it a go.
To be continued… See you in Hair Loss Myths Debunked 2.