Losing your hair due to alopecia areata is plenty to deal with on its own. Add the constant need to correct misinformation about the condition and it’s enough to make you want to pull your hair out (figuratively, of course).

Even as alopecia areata becomes more familiar to the general public, there are still a ton of common misunderstandings about what causes it and how it’s treated.

Whether you live with the condition or you’re just curious to learn more, check out the infographic below to learn the truth behind six myths about alopecia areata.