If you haven’t yet heard about it, CB0301 is a topical anti-androgen that is being trialled for hair loss. It’s currently in phase 2 clinical testing and shows promise. So does it work? When will it be available? Let’s take a look at this exciting future hair loss treatment.
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
You’ve seen the adverts: “hair energizing”, “German-engineered” caffeine shampoo that prevents hair loss. Yes, the same compound found in coffee may prevent hair loss when applied to the scalp. At least that’s what the adverts claim – and there is some support for it. But is this evidence reliable? Does caffeine shampoo work for hair loss? Continue reading Does Caffeine Shampoo Work for Hair Loss?
Perhaps as a result of today’s selfie-taking, image-obsessed culture, more and more men – and women – are using anabolic steroids to achieve the perfect body. But for many, this can have the unwanted side effect of increased hair loss. So can this be avoided? Which compounds are harshest on hair? Here’s how to prevent hair loss from steroids.
In 2007 the FDA approved the first laser device to treat male pattern hair loss. Since then, there has been fierce debate as to whether low level laser therapy is an effective hair loss treatment. So what’s the truth? Do laser combs work for hair loss? Continue reading Are Laser Combs a Scam? Or an Effective Hair Loss Treatment?
Ever wondered what it is that makes your shampoo so foamy? Me neither. But apparently we should pay more attention to the ingredients we use to clean our hair. Sulfates – found in over 90% of shampoos – may actually do more harm than good. So are they really that bad? Do sulfates in shampoo cause hair loss? Let’s take a look at the evidence. Continue reading Do Sulfates in Shampoo Cause Hair Loss?
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. Continue reading Medical Trial Proves Pumpkin Seed Oil is an Effective Hair Loss Treatment
Minoxidil – more commonly known by the brand name Rogaine – is the only topically-applied hair loss treatment approved by the FDA. Various trials have shown it to be effective at regrowing hair. However, no one actually knows how it works and doubts have been raised about how effective it is in the long term. So is it worth buying? Does it really work for hair loss? Continue reading How Effective is Minoxidil for Hair Loss?
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?
For years, it has been widely accepted that dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is the primary cause of male pattern baldness. But in 2012, a groundbreaking medical research paper challenged this previously unchallenged theory. Although DHT does play a part, this new research claimed to have revealed the real cause of hair loss: prostaglandin D2 (PGD2). So is PGD2 the key to curing hair loss? Continue reading Is Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) the Key to Curing Hair Loss?