Myths and Facts About Hair Growth

The strength and growth of our hair depend on how we treat and maintain our hair. The way we brush, shower, comb our hair will all contribute to the hair growth. Do you know how to keep up the hair growth and its strength? Do you know how to care for your hair? It’s good to know what all should and shouldn’t be done to keep your hair long, strong, thick and mainly without hair fall.

Let’s see the myths which we believe.


1. Shaving the head of a newborn prevents baldhead:

Shaving the head of a newborn prevents baldness

Usually, a majority of the people believe shaving the head of a newborn baby when the babies are running their months. The intention behind this belief is that this first shave will prevent them from bald heads in their later age. But there is no truth in this myth. The male baldness is mostly due to inheritance. If the father suffers from hair loss in early ages, then there is a tendency for the male baby to inherit. Also, it inherits from the maternal grandfather of the male baby.

2. Brush 100 times a day for healthier hair:

Brush Your Hair

Once think of how this can be true. Brushing your hair more than required will surely result in hair fall. Even the hair which is not ready to fall will be out with heavy and more brushing. It also causes the hair breakage and scratches on the scalp. Less and gentle brushing is always good to maintain a thick and healthier hair.

3. Hair turns white with fright:

Hair can turn white with fright

It’s not that that, getting frightened will turn your hair white. Once the hair leaves the scalp, it’s dead and cannot lose its pigment. but a severe shock could trigger alopecia areata. It’s an autoimmune condition which causes the pigmented hair to fall. As a result of which only white and gray hair are left behind with. So people think that hair turns white with fright.

4. Black hair is stronger than blonde hair:

Black hair is stronger than blonde hair

Actually, black hair is one of the most fragile among others. Neither braiding nor beading the hair will help you for the growth of your hair. Moreover, tight braids can damage your hair. Instead, other hairs such as red, brown, blonde and gray are stronger than black comparatively.

5. Cutting hair by the moon speeds up hair growth:

Cutting hair by the moon speeds its growth

It’s a Brazilian myth that hair grows stronger when it is cut between a full moon and a quarter moon. Some others believe that hair cut under waxing moon will contribute to the hair growth. None of these is true. Hair doesn’t grow strong if you believe in cutting at these times or any other particular time. The growth of the hair doesn’t at all depend on the time.


1. Hair grows faster in the summer:

Hair grows faster in the summer

When the climate is cold, blood is diverted to internal organs to maintain body temperature. This will decrease the blood flow to the scalp. In warm weather, enhanced circulation to the skin boosts follicle activity. This will help increase the rate of hair growth. So hair grows 10 to 15% faster in the summer than in the winter.

2. Worrying more will get you gray hair:

Worry brings gray hair

It seems that the stress hormone adrenaline may damage DNA in the genes responsible for the production of melanin. This is the pigment that gives hair its color. More worry brings you gray hair.

3. More stressed, more hair fall:

Being stressed can make your hair fall out

Severe stress can show an impact on your hair. All hair follicles normally undergo periodic “rest”, sudden stress can cause them to enter this resting phase prematurely. This will increase the hair fall in the three months following the stressful event. Normally hair growth restores naturally, but it’s important to deal with stress and seek medical advice to rule out any underlying illness, hormonal imbalance, or drug side effects.

These are the myths and facts regarding hair growth and to maintain its strength. Hope you are clear with the myths that are believed until now by people around us. Sometimes, we also play the role to believe those myths. Know if it’s simply a myth or fact and proceed to follow it.

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