Numerous studies have shown saw palmetto to reduce levels of dihydrotestosterone – the main hormone thought to be responsible for hair loss. As an extract from Serenoa repens – a fruit – it’s a natural hair loss treatment that has a similar mechanism of action to prescription hair loss drugs like Propecia. So if you’re suffering from hair loss but experience side effects from the prescription solutions, this herbal medicine may be a viable and effective alternative. But does it actually work for hair loss? Continue reading Saw Palmetto for Hair Loss
Ever wondered why it’s mostly men who go bald? Testosterone, the male hormone, gets converted to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which binds to the hair follicle, causing it to shrink. Two drugs are medically approved to lower levels of this hormone, but which is the best hair loss treatment? finasteride or dutasteride? Propecia or Avodart? Continue reading Finasteride or Dutasteride for Hair Loss?
Propecia (finasteride 1mg) has been around since 1997. It’s the most popular hair loss drug worldwide and is taken by millions of sufferers worldwide. However, it doesn’t have the best reputation, with many users reporting erectile dysfunction and other sexual side effects. Many more are justifiably afraid of using Propecia for fear of suffering the same unwanted effects. Now, though, an alternative method of administering the drug promises to deliver the same benefits without the risks. So is topical finasteride a safer alternative to Propecia? Continue reading Topical Finasteride: A Safer Alternative to Propecia?
Biotin is probably the most popular dietary supplement for hair loss. And while there has been relatively few studies into its effectiveness as a hair loss treatment, there are plenty of anecdotal reports supporting the claim that it thickens hair. So is biotin an effective hair loss treatment? Continue reading Is Biotin an Effective Hair Loss Treatment?
Finasteride, the active chemical in Propecia and Proscar, is commonly prescribed by doctors to treat male pattern baldness. Do a quick Google search, though, and you’ll quickly find horror stories from people who’ve used it as a hair loss treatment only to suffer terrible side effects – some irreversible. At the same time, numerous trials and studies have shown it to be very safe. So what exactly is the truth about finasteride side effects? Continue reading The Truth About Finasteride Side Effects
It sounds perfect: a product you apply to your scalp that addresses the root cause of baldness – without causing any side effects! That’s what research chemical RU58841 appears to do, in theory. By combatting the damaging effects of hair loss-causing hormones locally, this topical antiandrogen should be able to maintain the hair of men (and women) who are susceptible to androgenetic alopecia. So is RU58841 the ultimate hair loss treatment? Continue reading RU58841: The Cure for Hair Loss?
With more than 350 clinics in Istanbul alone, hair transplants are big business in Turkey. An estimated 5000 patients travel here each month to restore their hair via surgery, creating an industry worth $1 billion to the Turkish economy. And as the procedure becomes more and more common, Turkey is fast emerging as the hair transplant capital of the world. So just what is it about this country that is attracting patients from all corners of the globe? Continue reading Getting a Hair Transplant in Turkey: What You Need to Know
The cast of ITV’s The Only Way is Essex are known for their preening, pampering, and general vanity. Ex-cast member Mark Wright was no exception to this – fake tan, moisturiser, manicures and… hair transplants? While he’s always had a pretty good head of hair, Mark’s distinctive widow’s peak hairline seems to have crept forward over the past year or two. So has he had a hair transplant? Continue reading Has MARK WRIGHT had a hair transplant?
Bodybuilder Rich Piana has become a YouTube sensation with his enormous physique and total honesty about the world of bodybuilding. From steroid cycles to eating 12+ meals a day, Rich has made a name for himself online by detailing exactly what it takes to get to his size. One thing he’s been less candid about though is his hair. With the amount of gear he’s taken, it’s lucky he’s got any left – and photos from a few years ago show he had some pretty advanced hair loss. So how did he regain a full head of hair? Continue reading Has RICH PIANA had a hair transplant?
There’s no question whether this celebrity has had a hair transplant. In a 2013 interview, Robbie Williams admitted to getting his “thatch done” in LA. What’s weird though is he wasn’t losing his hair in the first place – as he himself admits. So why did Robbie Williams have a hair transplant?