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 a number of problems with this explanation. So is DHT really the cause of hair loss? Or is it time for a new theory? Continue reading DHT and Hair Loss: Is It Really The Main Cause?
Have you ever noticed how bald men’s scalps often look shiny? How the skin appears harder and more tight compared to skin elsewhere on the body? It’s not a coincidence. In fact, these characteristics provide valuable insights into the causes of pattern hair loss. Most importantly, though, they could provide the key to reversing androgenetic alopecia and regrowing a full head of hair.
Antihistamines are commonly used to alleviate the symptoms of allergies. If you’ve ever suffered from hay fever, you’ll know these drugs can be effective at reducing itchiness and sneezing. But antihistamines may also reduce PGD2 levels and inflammation – both of which are linked to hair loss. This has led some hair loss sufferers to try out antihistamines in an attempt to beat baldness. One antihistamine – cetirizine – is particularly popular online for this purpose. But does it really work for hair loss?
As if going bald wasn’t bad enough! Research suggests pattern hair loss is more than just a cosmetic issue. Numerous studies have identified links between androgenetic alopecia and a range of diseases. Perhaps most worryingly, bald men are statistically more likely to suffer from heart disease. The good news is that identifying the common cause could prevent heart problems – and even stop hair loss.
It’s popularly touted as a natural hair loss treatment – but does it actually work? Rich in polyphenols, vitamins and minerals, olive oil is often recommended as both a topical therapy and a dietary addition to prevent hair loss. So what does the evidence say? Is olive oil good for hair loss?
We all know how healthy colorful fruit and vegetables are. And quercetin – the flavonol that gives many of these foods their color – is gaining recognition for its impressive list of health benefits. It’s too early to draw definite conclusions, but quercetin shows promise as a preventative treatment for certain types of cancer, heart disease, and may even promote DNA repair. Now, evidence suggests it reduces PGD2 levels – something that may make it an effective treatment for pattern hair loss too.
If it sounds too good to be true, it normally is! Onion juice is a popular home remedy for hair loss online. And there is also some research to suggest it may be effective for specific types of hair loss. But could curing hair loss really be this simple? Let’s take a look at the evidence.
It’s a little known fact that bald men have higher levels of fibrosis in their scalps. And taurine, an amino sulphonic acid found in animal tissues, has been shown to prevent and reduce fibrosis. In this article, we’ll look at the evidence for taurine as a hair loss treatment, including a trial that claims it is more effective than FDA approved hair loss drug Propecia.
It’s quite rare to see a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled medical trial conducted for a natural hair loss treatment. But a recent such trial – using pumpkin seed oil – has produced surprising results. The trial showed significant hair regrowth in those treated. So, if you’re looking into natural treatments, here’s everything you need to know about using pumpkin seed oil for hair loss.
Copper peptides are found naturally in the body and are a popular ingredient in anti-aging cosmetics. They’re known to activate the body’s wound healing response and release growth factors and stem cells that may cause hair regrowth. There have even been FDA trials for copper peptide-based hair loss treatments. So, can copper peptides really reverse hair loss? And is this a more effective treatment than minoxidil?