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 a look. Continue reading The Links Between Zinc and Hair Loss
Vitamin D is an important regulator of many functions in the body. But it’s only recently that a link between vitamin D and male pattern hair loss has been suggested. Mice with mutated vitamin D receptors don’t grow hair. Men and women with androgenetic alopecia have been shown to have lower levels of vitamin D receptors. So is vitamin D the key to curing hair loss? Continue reading Vitamin D and Male Pattern Hair Loss: Is There a Link?
For years, there have been anecdotal reports that essential oils – like those derived from rosemary – can have a positive effect on male pattern hair loss. Now, it looks like the evidence backs this up. A recent study tested both rosemary oil and minoxidil for hair loss – and found them to be equally effective. So, just how good is rosemary oil for hair loss? Continue reading Rosemary Oil for Hair Loss: Study Shows it’s as Effective as Minoxidil
If someone told you that you could regrow your hair through something as simple as scalp massage, you’d be right to be sceptical. Male pattern hair loss has been a problem for centuries. It’s an industry worth millions of dollars. Surely the answer is going to be a little more complicated than just scalp massage? Well, numerous anecdotal reports say otherwise. There’s even been a medical trial which has confirmed the effectiveness of scalp massage. So, with an open mind, we ask: can scalp massage really regrow hair? Continue reading Can Scalp Massage Really Regrow Hair?
Androgenetic alopecia, or male pattern baldness, is a complicated condition. Despite plaguing men – and women – for thousands of years, it is still not fully understood. The conventional wisdom says that it’s entirely caused by genetics. But new evidence suggests diet may play a role too, with hair loss linked to insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. In this post, we’ll look at how to reverse these conditions and regrow your hair by changing what you eat.
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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
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?