Propecia, the 1mg finasteride pill approved by the FDA to treat hair loss, may be far stronger than necessary. Numerous studies have shown doses as low as 0.2mg reduce DHT by the same amount as the prescribed 1mg tablet. So is such a high dose necessary to prevent hair loss? Is there a lower risk of side effects when taking a lower dose? In this article we’ll take a look at what the optimal finasteride dose for hair loss prevention is. Continue reading What is the Best Finasteride Dose for Hair Loss? 1mg? 0.5mg? 0.25mg?
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?
Pygeum africanum is an extract from the bark of the African plum tree Prunus africana. It’s a popular natural remedy used to alleviate the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate cancer – two conditions linked to DHT. Pygeum africanum is believed to reduce DHT levels and there are even studies that appear to confirm this. So does this make it an effective hair loss treatment?
For the longest time, androgenetic alopecia has been thought of as a purely genetic phenomenon. And while there is a strong genetic component to hair loss, new evidence is highlighting the importance of environmental factors. One such factor is diet – particularly sugar consumption. In this post we’ll look at why sugar is especially dangerous for those losing their hair and how reducing sugar intake may slow, or even reverse, hair loss.
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?
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.
Endocrine disruptors are linked with a growing number of health issues. They’re said to be found in everything from food and drink to beauty products. They imitate the effects of hormones such as estrogen and testosterone and disrupt the body’s natural balance. Unsurprisingly, endocrine disruptors are linked with a host of hormone-related health issues. Androgenetic alopecia, also known as pattern hair loss, is a hormone-related condition. So is there a link? Do endocrine disruptors cause hair loss?
It seems like every week there’s a new ‘breakthrough’ baldness cure. And while the reality often seems to fall short of the headlines, each discovery takes us a step closer to beating baldness. The most recent such discovery is the role of tregs in hair loss. Without these anti-inflammatory immune cells, new hair cannot be formed. This has led scientists to speculate that defective tregs may be the cause of alopecia areata, and raises the possibility of new treatments for other forms of hair loss too.
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?