As your Atlanta barbershop, one of the things that set us apart from others here at 18|8 Brookhaven is our large assortment of men’s grooming services. We’re glad to go beyond just the standard men’s haircuts and straight shaves to tend to all the grooming needs of any gentleman. For example, even if you’re suffering from hair loss, we’ve got you covered with our scalp treatments – a type of hair loss treatment that can revitalize your scalp and help your hair come in thicker. Hair loss can occur for many reasons…and it can also not occur for many reasons as well. Not sure what we mean? Check out these three popular hair loss myths. You’ve probably heard of a few of them before!

It’s Your Mom’s Dad’s Fault

One of the most common hair loss myths is that the future of your hairline all comes down to your grandfather on your mom’s side. If he kept his hair mostly intact into his old age, you’d be set. If he didn’t, you better get used to combovers and baseball hats! It turns out thankfully (well, at least for some of us) this isn’t true at all. Hair density is a polygenic trait, which means that its effect on you is given to you by multiple ancestors, instead of just one. Your grandfather’s hairline may affect yours, but it’s just as important to look at any other immediate family members as well.

Hats Cause Hair Loss

Speaking of grandfathers – this myth may be the granddaddy of all hair loss myths! It’s long been thought that the simple act of wearing any hat would cause hair loss (this belief was popularized by a plethora of young military members finding out that they’re losing their hair after wearing hats all the time). It makes sense though, right? After all, wearing a hat will just suffocate your hair and cause it to die out, won’t it? Actually…no. Unless the cap is pulled incredibly tight on your head to restrict the proper blood flow, you shouldn’t worry about hats causing you to lose your hair.

Stress Makes You Go Bald

Another common belief about hair loss is that being stressed out can make you go bald. Stress-related balding is a myth…sort of. Traumatic events or major illnesses can cause a person to suffer from hair loss as the body’s immune system will attack the hair follicles. However, in most cases – and especially for those with only a regular or moderate level of stress – hair may fall out more, but it’s not permanent. By getting your stress mostly under control, your hair can often come back.

Visit Your Atlanta Barbershop!

If you’re suffering from hair loss and you’re in search of hair loss treatment, we encourage you to stop by our Atlanta barbershop for our scalp treatments. To schedule an appointment with your barber, feel free to give us a call at (404) 481-5368 or fill out our simple online form. We can’t wait to see you and help give you a thicker head of hair!