Dihydrotestosterone (DHT): it’s been blamed as the cause of hair loss ever since Dr. James Hamilton’s pioneering research in the 1940s. Yet despite Hamilton himself casting doubt on this theory, mainstream medicine has left this hypothesis mostly unchallenged. And while there is good evidence to support the link between DHT and hair loss, there are […]
Broadly, hair loss treatments come in two forms: oral and topical. Oral hair loss treatments include natural dietary supplements such as saw palmetto and biotin as well as prescription pills like finasteride. Topical treatments are applied to the scalp directly. In this article, we take a look at the best topical hair loss treatments.
Zinc: it’s an essential element that has many important roles in the body. It’s a popular dietary supplement and an ingredient in many shampoos. What’s more, zinc also shows promise in treating a number of hair loss conditions such as androgenetic alopecia and alopecia areata. So how are zinc and hair loss linked? Let’s take […]
OK, let’s take a break from hair loss for a second and look at a different issue: beards. It turns out men aren’t just concerned with the follicles on the top of their heads – many also want more hair on their face. And while there are plenty of treatments that reverse hair loss, there’s […]
Found in wheat, rye, barley, and several types of grass, azelaic acid is also found in trace amounts in human skin. Although the word ‘acid’ may sound a bit off-putting, it’s actually pretty mild and is used to treat a variety of dermatological conditions. Now, evidence suggests azelaic acid may have another potential use: male […]
The vast majority of hair loss – both in men and women – is caused by hormones. Spironolactone (spiro) is a medication that is able to counteract the effects of these hormones, making it a potentially effective hair loss treatment. But does it actually work? In this article, we’ll take a look at the evidence […]
From top hats and bowlers to beanies and snapbacks, headgear fashion may change but hats are always popular. And with the weather getting colder, you may find yourself wearing a hat more frequently to keep your head warm. But wait – could this be bad for your hair? Can hats cause hair loss?
It seems gyms are popping up all over the country. Bodybuilding and lifting weights have never been more popular. And with this boom in popularity comes an increased demand for supplements such as protein powders and amino acids. But one such supplement – creatine – has been linked with increased hair loss. So is this […]
Minoxidil is one of only two treatments approved by the FDA to treat hair loss. Trials of minoxidil have tested the effectiveness of 2% and 5% solutions and found the stronger concentration significantly improves hair regrowth. This raises the question: could a stronger minoxidil solution – such as 10% – produce even better results?
The first thing most people do when they notice hair loss or thinning hair is try and identify lifestyle factors that might be causing it. Of course, genetic factors play a significant role in most types of hair loss, but environmental factors can certainly exacerbate or reduce it. And if you smoke weed regularly, you […]