Hair Loss Myths & Scams that You’re Wasting Money and Time On
Hair Loss Myths
Beware of the fabricated information out there about hair loss, only intended to make you buy “magic cures” at “premium prices”. Here are a few hair loss myth to look out for:
How many ads have you seen claiming that you’re losing hair because of clogged follicles? Not to mention that they always end with the magic cure that will fix it all. That will of course be a special formula shampoo at premium prices that you can only buy from them.
If washing the hairs back onto your head with magic shampoo doesn’t work, surely a magic pill will fix the problem. Some nutritional companies claim that “malnourished follicles” can be a cause of hair loss and sell you premium supplements as a cure. Whilst the vitamins might be helping your health in one way or another, it certainly won’t stop baldness.
Poor blood circulation
If you hear that you need more blood into your scalp to grow hair – run in the other direction.
Bugs are eating your hair
It sounds cringy and fortunately this hair loss myth is not true. The bug in question is a mite, called Demodex Follicularum. Scientific esearch, dating back to 1840, found this bug in adult human hairs (all over the body). However, there is no correlation at all between the mite and hair loss.
Hair Loss Scams
When you consider a hair loss treatment, watch out for the “trigger keywords” that make products sound exclusive and revolutionary but lack substantial facts and medical research. Here are a few hair loss scams to look out for:
It’s an ancient remedy
If a product claims to cure hair loss purely because it’s an “ancient” and “forgotten”, it’s probably a scam. If it’s an old, forgotten cure, how did we discover it? How will it perform in today’s environment? Are they testing the product on you or has it been tested and proven to work beforehand?
It’s award winning
Award winning is one of those phrases that sounds great and means nothing. What type of award? Scientific? Design? Don’t pay extra for marketing keywords.
It’s not from Europe, it’s from US or Asia
The manufacturing location is not proof that the hair loss product works. Whilst Asian products are promoted as being “better” in Europe, the same goes for European products in Asia. It’s just a selling technique, not an actual fact about curing hair loss
The anonymous results
Are you sure that a “possibly real customer” and his or hers “anonymous views” are enough to make a product trustworthy?
You don’t need surgery – hypnosis will do it
The FDA shut down hypnosis as a hair loss treatment a long time ago, but unfortunately it’s still being practiced.
The trustworthy introduction
When a product ad or description takes you through a confusing story that only describes hair loss and doesn’t really say much about the treatment, stay away from it. This is a tested sales technique to make you trust the product because they start with a truth – something about hair loss and baldness that you probably already heard from a trustworthy doctor – and then they transition into their expensive cure. By the time they’ve got to the end, you’re so impressed that you don’t even question what you’re buying.
Listen carefully what they say last. Is there research? Is it FDA approved? What are the side effects? What’s the success rate? If you can’t hear any of that, it’s most probably a scam!
What hair loss scams and hair loss myths have you encountered?
Can you think of any other hair loss myths or hair loss scams that we should look out for? Please leave a comment below and share it with us.
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