Hair Loss Myth: Daily Shampooing Causes Hair Loss

Sun 23 Sep 2007

Will washing your hair daily cause hair loss?

Though people do have a tendency to over-treat their hair, washing of hair daily will not cause hair loss.   This is indeed a  myth.

Here is a logical argument against this hair loss myth…

I wash my hair daily.   Of course…one could argue that washing my hair daily caused my hair to fall to fall out and become a level 6 according to the norwood scale.   Let’s take a deeper look at this.

If daily washing caused hair loss then why aren’t  all people (men and women) who wash their hair daily  bald?  Incidentally, more women should be bald/balding than men since women are famous for daily shampooing and conditioning.

What about the hair on the sides and back of the head? What accounts for the various hair loss patterns that we see? Why do some hairs hold up to washing daily while others do not?

Additionally why does hair transplantation work?   Wouldn’t daily washing and conditioning of the transplanted hair cause fallout?

Hair  loss medication such as  Propecia (finasteride) which is a DHT inhibitor technically shouldn’t do anything to combat hair loss if DHT wasn’t the hormone responsible for  hair loss.

The cause of hereditary hair loss (Androgenetic Alopecia) is genetics.   To learn more about this, click here.

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One Comment so far:

  1. Sakkaf Abbasi says:

    Daily shampoo is not a cause of hair loss but use of bad product may cause of hair fall.

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