Hair Loss Treatment at Home

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What is the best home hair loss treatment?

With millions upon millions of men searching male pattern baldness cures, it is not a surprise that many want to one some that can be carried out from the comfort of their own home. Before we get into which are the best options and how you can start to regrow your hair, let us take a brief look at the cause of MPB and then at the common medications and products used to address the issue.

As you may or may not know there are actually several causes of balding, the primary one of which is known as androgenic alopecia, which can be defined as the genetically determined process whereby terminal hairs are converted into vellus hairs. The reason for this happening? In short, the potent 5-alpha reduced form of testosterone – dihydrotestosterone (commonly referred to as DHT) is the main culprit of this. In the scalp the 5-alpha reductase enzyme is present in large amounts, and (in susceptible individuals) when this enzyme converts testosterone to DHT the DHT ultimately causes the hair follicle to shrink. It is often thought that high levels of either of the aforementioned hormones will cause baldness, but in reality (and according to the latest science) it is merely down to genetics and high levels of the 5-alpha reductase enzyme within the scalp; levels of hormones could be completely normal or even low, yet those with the MPB gene will ultimately suffer from hair loss.

What options are there to reverse balding?

Luckily for those who are suffering from hair loss there are numerous ways to stop and reverse it, however on the flip side (due to the sheer size of the industry) there are lots of ‘snake oil’ products available and those that just won’t work. Whenever you search online or look at many of the popular forums the main treatments are referred to as ‘the big 3’ and this trio consists of:

Finasteride: also known as propecia, it is a type II and III 5-alpha reductase inhibitor. It was originally developed for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), although once it was discovered that DHT was the cause of MPB it was quickly introduced for this purpose. It has been shown to be effective in stopping hair loss and in some cases promoting new hair growth, but this only lasts for as long as the drug is taken. It is also not with side effects, which include, but are not limited to: decreased libido, impotence or weak erections, decreased and/or watery semen, depression and brain fog; some of these may last even after the user has stopped taking the drug.

Minoxidil: this was first developed and used as a vasodilator medication, however it was soon discovered that users saw extra hair growth and it was not long before its creators (the pharmaceutical company Upjohn) registered a patent and got FDA approval to sell it as a hair loss medication. It works by opening up blood vessels and potassium channels, which in turned increases oxygen and nutrients at a cellular level. Like finasteride however, minoxidil is not with side effects. The main one users seem to experience is premature aging and poor skin, which is not a surprise as several studies have shown minoxidil to drastically reduce collagen production and synthesis in facial skin.

Nizoral: this is a shampoo that contains the active ingredient Ketoconazole (usually in 1 or 2% concentrations). Its main use is as an anti-fungal drug to treat fungal infections. Those that suffer from dandruff and/or dermatitis of the scalp will often use or be prescribed this as it is very effective at treating both of those conditions. With regards to hair loss, it is often stated that nizoral lowers DHT levels in the scalp, thus reducing hair loss, however studies on this are scarce and it is more likely to be down to the fact it acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory in the scalp, which when combined with the one or both of the above medications can actively reverse hair fall.

But what about those that don’t want to use drugs, medicines or artificial products? What if you want to use all natural products?

If you visited most forums dedicated to hair loss or balding then you’d be met with the same information over and over again, i.e. ‘you can’t regrow your hair naturally; you’ll have to use drugs!’. Unfortunately most members of these forums have been brainwashed and are so insecure by their hair loss that they will go the the lengths of taking female hormones (!!!) to increase their hair growth. Obviously you don’t want to listen to these people!

Can you regrow your hair naturally? Yes, you can. I am living proof of this as you can see from my before and after photos. How did I do it? Well, I’m not going to lie to you, I did use a certain product (the link for which is at the top of the page on bright orange!) but I also did several other things which would have also helped the cause. What were they?

Increased water intake: I also thought I drank enough water, and to be honest I probably did, but adding an extra litre a day (split in 4 x 250ml glasses consumed morning, mid-morning, afternoon and evening) I became even more hydrated, which not only helped thicken my hair, but also improved my skin no end.

Multi-vitamins & omega-3: My mantra has always been ‘a healthy body is an adaptable body’, so by ensuring I consumed enough vitamins and minerals each day was very important. In addition to this, omega-3 is extremely vital. It is an excellent anti-inflammatory and hair loss is ultimately caused by inflammation at the root of the hair follicle (caused by DHT).

Exercise: This is something that is vastly understated, but why is so important? Blood flow! The better your blood flow is the more easily and efficiently vitamins and minerals will reach certain areas of your body. I did 20 minutes per day of moderate cardio and weight 4 times per week.

Protein: Hair is made from protein, so it makes sense to eat lots of it! I consumed 1 gram of protein for every 1lb of bodyweight, which I feel made a massive difference. Protein sources that I recommend are lean chicken, beef, fish and eggs.

To find out more information on the product I used please click the link at the top of the page. Thanks!

 

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