The Mane Thing: Your Hair Loss Questions Answered

3 minute read Wondering what the possible causes of hair loss are and if it’s treatable? Read more to find out.
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 Hair isn’t called crowning glory for nothing. 

A person’s hair can make or break their look, but that doesn’t mean the lack thereof can’t be seen as equally attractive. It’s all about how you pull it off. 

Hair loss in general is rather tough coming to terms with, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. Instead of worrying yourself sick with all the misinformation and myths, read on to find out the possible causes of hair loss, and how you can slow down hair loss if not prevent it altogether.

1. “How can I tell if my hairline is receding?”

It starts out with your hairline appearing uneven. Depending on how quickly you’re losing hair, you’ll see your hairline moving into a noticeable ‘M’ shape.

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2. “What causes hair loss in men under 25?”

More often than not, hair loss in men is caused by genetic factors like the aforementioned androgenic alopecia or male pattern baldness. But sometimes, other factors like stress, anxiety, and trauma can cause you to lose hair.

Some medical conditions like autoimmune diseases, hormone imbalances, thyroid disorders, lupus, and fungal infections of the scalp also result in hair loss. Other causes include physical damage to your scalp, certain types of medications, as well as nutritional deficiencies.

3.“What are some available hair loss treatments for men?”

It’s a good thing we live in a time and age where there are numerous treatments for hair loss – thanks to science. There are hair care products and supplements that prevent hair loss, promote hair growth, and nurture your scalp. Plus, various forms of aesthetic procedures like laser treatments and hair transplants.

4.“Will shaving my head make my hair grow back thicker?”

This is a myth as old as time and unfortunately, it is untrue. Shaving blunts the tip of the hair thus making it appear thicker or darker when it grows out, but it doesn’t actually change the thickness of the strands, make them grow faster, or even multiply hairs.

5.“Does frequently wearing a hat cause hair loss?”

Wearing a hat or any head covering of sorts does not cause hair loss. However, if your head covering is too tight, there’s a possibility you might get traction alopecia, but in this case, hair will grow back over time.

6.“Do certain foods like MSG and instant noodles cause hair loss?”

At least there’s some relief! MSG manufacturers Ajinomoto have explicitly stated that their product does not cause hair loss. The excessive consumption of instant noodles contributes to hair loss because of how nutritionally unbalanced and low in protein they are. A protein-deficient diet is what affects hair and nail health.

7.“Do fluctuating testosterone levels cause hair loss?”

Yes and no. It’s your hair follicle sensitivity to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which is an androgen hormone found in the skin, hair follicles, and prostate that causes hair loss. Your sensitivity levels again is determined by your genetics.

8.“Does prolonged use of hair products cause hair loss?”

Hair products are not very likely to cause hair loss because they contain ingredients that help nourish hair. Unless they contain strong chemicals, your hair and scalp are fine with prolonged use of these products. Using products with natural ingredients is a safer route to take just in case.

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9.“Did I inherit my hair loss from my mother or father?”

For the longest time, male balding has been blamed on mothers’ genetics, but the genes for hair loss can be passed down from either side of the family. However, researchers have found that men who experience balding most likely had a father who also experienced it.


Being bald is nothing to be ashamed of as many people experience it. Consult a medical professional and don’t be afraid to explore the various treatments available. While hair loss is a tough experience to come to terms with, it’s not the end of the world.

Worried about hair loss? Speak to one of our medical professional to find effective, science-backed hair loss treatments today.

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