Mommy Issues: Does Hair Loss Come from Your Mother’s Side of the Family?

Whether you are at risk for heart disease, suffer from crippling anxiety, or even if you just can’t seem to navigate your way through a healthy relationship, you can blame your mother for a lot — but when it comes to baldness, don’t start pointing your finger at her just yet.

We have all heard that myth about hair loss coming from your mother’s side of the family, but while baldness is genetic, there’s a good chance that you didn’t get it from your mama.  According to the Balding Blog, which is curated by Dr. William Rassman of the New Hair Institute, the pesky hair loss gene favors the mother’s pool only slightly — by about 52%.

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But even if you carry that gene, you shouldn’t go rushing to clear the Rogaine shelves at Costco. There’s still hope: carrying the gene alone does not cause baldness, if the gene is not “expressed” – or to put it in layman’s terms, if the gene does not wake up – then the gene will remain dormant. To put it simply, being a carrier alone doesn’t mean you will eventually have to give up half a paycheck to hang on to your locks.
If your grandfather on your mother’s side rocked a comb over but your coif is still complete, you’re not in the clear just yet. Other potential factors, like sickness, age, and grooming habits, may contribute to your receding hairline; so to avoid a lifetime of hats and hairbands, make sure to keep your stress levels low, maintain a healthy diet, and stock up on iron.

Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site:www.tojilife.com.

*Image courtesy of YNSE

Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site: www.tojilife.com.

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