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 […]
The average scalp contains roughly 100,000 to 150,000 hairs. And it’s normal to lose around 100 of these each day. If you’re seeing an increase in hair fall – more hair in your brush, in the shower, or a worrying amount coming out in your hands when touched – it’s important to identify what’s causing […]
Effective as they may be, current hair loss treatments are only really effective at preventing further balding. A lucky few may experience regrowth, but maintenance is key in the fight against hair loss. For those who’ve already lost ground, hair transplants are an option, but only a finite amount of donor hair will be available […]
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 […]
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?
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 […]
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?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]