Snippet from the article:
Put that comb back in your handbag — a study by an Israeli dermatologist has found that too much combing of the coiffure leads to hair loss, the daily Haaretz reported on Monday.
During a test 14 women recorded their daily hair loss and combing habits, with those combing more losing more hair, the research found.
Read the rest — Don’t brush with baldness: put down that comb
I realize this is a blog for posting hair loss issues, but sometimes we all must get a grip on studies and reports we find on the Internet. A report or a study does not necessarily validate a story or the truth.
Simply put, writing about 14 women combing their hairs really is not very compelling. But in this world it does give immediate Internet exposure to those who seek it out.
My other beef with the article is the following quote: “I was surprised by the results, as in medical circles the comb is believed to improve blood circulation and reduce hair loss“. This does not show brilliance on the part of the researcher making the statement. I’m not sure which medical circles he’s referring to, but there is no such circle of doctors I’m aware of that believe combing one’s hair will reduce hair loss or even promote blood circulation.