Does Daily Washing Increase Hair Loss?

Sun 11 Jan 2009

I’m currently using a topical hair loss  treatment which makes my hair oily.   As a result, I wash my hair every day.   Does daily washing  increase hair loss?

Male pattern baldness or genetic female hair loss is initiated by the male hormone DHT.   As DHT attaches itself to the hair follicle receptor, hairs susceptible to it will begin to miniaturize and eventually die.   Increased hair shedding is typical as the normal hair growth cycle speeds up.


You are safe to wash your hair as much as you’d like without facilitating or increasing hair loss.    Hair shedding in the shower or even while you are sleeping  is typical, but only hair that has already disconnected from the hair follicle will  be found on your pillow or in the shower drain.      


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