Brief History into Hair Loss

As long as men have been losing hair, there have been ‘cures’… and some have been truly incredible. Ancient Egyptians favoured sea crab bites. Ancient Greeks favoured a mix of pigeon droppings, horseradish and beetroot or nettles. In 19th century France, they rubbed on a cure that contained an extract of guinea pig and dog testicles. Be reassured that, as leaders in the research and development of hair loss treatments, we investigate many but utilise only the latest proven treatments.

Understanding Hair Loss

There are a number of different types of hair loss – and almost as many different causes.

Dispelling Popular Myths

Hair loss is most common in older men

For some, male pattern hair loss can begin in the teens, and most commonly in the 20s and 30s.

Hair loss is inherited from your mother

Not so – the genes that trigger hair loss can come from either parent and often both.

Cutting your hair makes it grow back thicker

Cutting your hair makes it grow back thicker

Washing your hair too often causes hair loss

Don’t believe the hairs you see disappearing down the drain. Washing your hair doesn’t encourage the onset or increase of hair loss – and not washing your hair will not delay the onset of hair loss.

Wearing a hat can cause hair loss

Not the case, there is no evidence to link wearing a hat to losing your hair. In order for a hat to cause hair loss, it would need to be tight enough to cut off circulation to the hair follicles.

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