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Hair Care Tips: Does Frequent Shampooing Cause Hair Fall? Dermatologist Busts Common Myths

Hair care tips: Did you know? No amount of oiling can treat hair fall! Read here to know more myths about hair fall from dermatologist Dr Gurveen Waraich Garekar.

Hair Care Tips: Does Frequent Shampooing Cause Hair Fall? Dermatologist Busts Common Myths

It is a myth that a conditioner can cause hair fall


  1. Hair fall myth: Frequent shampooing causes hair fall
  2. Oiling cannot treat hair fall. But it does help in deep conditioning
  3. Apply conditioner on hair ends only and not on scalp

Dealing with hair fall can be quite frustrating. You may have tried everything under the sun but with very less results. Improving your nutrition intake can, of course, be very helpful. Additionally, a lot many things need to be done on a daily basis to reduce hair fall quickly and effectively. But first, let's bust a few myths about hair fall as they can make the whole process more difficult. Dermatologist Dr (Major) Gurveen Waraich Garekar recently took to Instagram to share a few of these hair fall myths that you must stop believing. Keep reading to know about them.

Hair fall myths you must stop believing

If you have believed that shampooing your hair is the reason behind hair loss, or that oiling your hair will reduce it, then these myths about hair loss are going to leave you surprised.

Myth 1: Frequent shampooing causes hair fall

Well, this is absolutely not true. According to Dr Garekar, shampooing has got no role to play in hair loss. "In fact, having a dirty scalp can prevent regrowth of hair," she tells in her Insta reels. To prevent hair loss, make sure that you use a mild shampoo with ingredients like caffeine and biotin.


Shampooing your hair is needed to keep your scalp clean
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Also read: What Leads To Premature Greying Of Hair? Expert Tells Possible Causes

Myth 2: Oiling treats hair fall

You will be surprised to know that this is not true! Hair fall is mostly related to internal factors like an underlying health condition or poor nutrition. No amount of oiling can treat hair fall, says Dr Garekar. Having said that, oiling does help in deep-conditioning of your hair, she adds.

Myth 3: Using a conditioner will cause hair fall

This is untrue. Using a conditioner is an important of hair washing. According to Dr Kiran Lohia, who is also a dermatologist, you should condition your hair before and after your shampoo. It can help in managing dry and brittle hair. And a conditioner cannot result in hair fall, unless you are applying it to your scalp. A conditioner should be applies only on the ends of your hair.

Also read: Follow These Rules While Oiling Your Hair For Best Results

Myth 4: Keratin treatment controls hair fall

"Please don't fall for this one. In fact, getting a keratin treatment too frequently can lead to severe hair loss," Dr Garekar asserts.

So there you go. These myths could be game-changing if you have been believing them so far!

Also read: Guidelines To Take Care Of Your Coloured Hair

(Dr (Major) Gurveen Waraich Garekar MBBS, MD, Dermatology)

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