It is quite a popular myth. It originates from the fact that hair after cutting looks better and thicker. That is because cutting hair removes its thinnest and most worn out endings.
Many people downplay the positive role of scalp massage in the prevention of hair loss and the stimulation of new hair growth. They are wrong. The massage strengthens hair and increases blood circulation in the scalp. It brings positive effects, especially when combined with the application of cosmetics to the scalp.
The full growth cycle of the hair is the period stretching from the creation of a new hair to the point when it has fallen out and the hair's resting phase has ended. We can differentiate three phases of hair growth: the growth phase (anagen), the transitional phase (catagen) and the resting phase (telogen). The cycle repeats itself numerous times in our lifetime. The small white ball we can often see at the end of a hair that has fallen out should not be a cause for concern. Contrary to popular belief it is not the hair “root” – it is the hair bulb.
It is true. Very often the period of transition from one season to the next is marked by an increased loss of hair. In spring, for example, it may be the aftermath of infections you caught in winter and the ensuing medical treatment. Additionally, you may suffer from vitamin and mineral deficiencies. In autumn you may have a problem with the deficiency of estrogen, whose production, stimulated by sunlight, is lower in colder months. The change of seasons brings the change of external factors affecting your organism. Losing several dozen hairs is a normal physiological phenomenon. If you notice, however, that the loss of hair is more excessive, you may consider resorting to appropriate cosmetics or dietary supplements to reduce the scale of the problem.
Nothing is further from the truth. Inappropriately chosen personal care products may, obviously, cause scalp irritation or the drying of hair, and consequently lead to increased hair loss. The use of appropriately chosen cosmetics, however, not only does not damage hair but helps preserve its healthy look and clean the scalp. And the clean scalp means properly aerated hair follicles! The people suffering from excessive hair loss should use products containing biotin, vitamin complexes, iron, plant extracts (e.g. white lupine protein, rice protein, bamboo shoots, wheat germ oil).
Of course, it is not that your hair will start falling out after you have tied a ponytail once. But if the ponytail or tight braid is you favourite hairstyle or you strain your hair while brushing, with time it will become weak. Continuous strain causes hair to enter the resting phase (telogen) and start falling out. Usually, the process starts above the forehead and on the temples, and then spreads to the whole scalp. If you notice the beginning of the process, you should change your hairdo to a style in which hair is worn loose. Apart from changing hairstyle, it may be worth applying intensive anti hair loss treatment to repair weakened hair and stimulate new hair growth.