" When left untreated, androgenic alopecia can cause irreversible baldness."
Hair loss has been linked to various conditions such as hormone imbalances, chronic inflammation, heart and autoimmune diseases. The most common hair loss type found in men and women is androgenic alopecia. When left untreated, it can cause irreversible baldness. There are four things you need to know about hair loss.
1. Dihydrotestosterone causes hair loss
Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a powerful sex hormone, stronger than testosterone. Both men and women produce testosterone in their body. About 10% of testosterone gets converted to dihydrotestosterone every day. It is not yet fully understood why in some individuals, DHT adversely affects the hair growth cycle. This androgen hormone causes hair follicles to shrink gradually. DHT keeps shortening the anagen phase, the phase when the hair follicles actively grow hair. Over time the hair follicles lose their ability to grow hair. Scientists suggest that androgenic alopecia may be due to autoimmune condition. However, further study is still needed to find the exact cause.
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2. Rosemary extract reduces dihydrotestosterone levels in hair follicles
The conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone in men's and women's body is made possible by the presence of 5-alpha-reductase enzyme. Studies showed that rosemary extract is 94.6% effective in reducing the activity of 5-alpha-reductase. Rosemary extract decreases dihydrotestosterone levels in hair follicles so much so that it keeps hair follicles active.
If you suffer from hair loss, gently massage Hair Growth Serum into the scalp every morning and evening. This leave-on hair follicle rejuvenating serum has been formulated with rosemary essential oil, caffeine, menthol and niacinamide (vitamin B3) to revitalise hair follicles and reduce the adverse effects of dihydrotestosterone on hair growth cycle.
3. Peppermint oil is twice more effective than minoxidil in stimulating hair growth
Menthol, the main active component of peppermint oil has been shown to keep hair follicles active and healthy. Studies showed that peppermint oil improves the hair growth by almost twice than that of minoxidil. It increases both the number and the depth of hair follicles in men and women who suffer from hair loss.
To reactivate the dormant and dying hair follicles, gently massage Scalp Stimulator to the affected area of the scalp and leave it for 20 to 30 minutes then shampoo it off. Formulated with stabilised vitamin E, menthol, rosemary, cedarwood and lavender essential oils, Scalp Stimulator is a pre-shampoo hair follicle activator. For best results, use it together with Hair Growth Serum on daily basis.
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4. Finasteride can adversely affect your body
Finasteride is often used in conjunction with minoxidil for hair loss treatment for men. Studies supported the efficacy of finasteride, nevertheless, there have been growing number of reported adverse side effects associated with the use of finasteride products such as problems with ejaculation, erectile dysfunction and lack of libido.
Between 2009 and 2018, the U.S. FDA have received 5,000 complaints about finasteride (Reuters, 29-September-2019). As published in the International Journal of Impotence Research (August, 2003), the common side effects of finasteride include problems of ejaculation (7.7%), problems with erection (15.8%) and lack of libido (5.4%). The US regulation requires all finasteride products to carry a warning about the adverse side effects that may last even after the products are no longer used.
Why You Should Use Hair Loss Solution for At least 6 Months
Hair loss is a complex condition. If you suffer from hair loss, be consistent and persistent in using hair loss treatment products. Like with everything in life, there is no shortcut to success. To get good results from hair loss treatment products, you need to use them continuously. Hair follicles rest for about 100 days after hair fall before they start growing new hair. This new hair can only grow up to half an inch per month, therefore it is crucial to use Hair Loss Solution for Men and Women for at least 6 months to see good results. With continuous daily use, the hair will look fuller and healthier.
Henry Tianus is a multi-award-winning Anti-Ageing Scientist based in London, UK. Henry Tianus has been listed as The Recognised Institute Practitioner at The Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy (ITHMA), London (UK) since 2005. Henry Tianus's articles have been read by people in more than 100 countries with US and UK at the top of the list. Join Henry Tianus eNewsletter to receive the latest health and wellbeing tips.
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Caffeine Helps Prevent Baldness in Men and Women
In hair follicles, testosterone gets converted to dihydrotestosterone by the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase (5-AR). A study published in the International Journal of Trichology suggested that Caffeine may reduce the activity of 5-alpha-reductase. Hence, caffeine seems to help prevent the hair follicles from shrinking.
Rosemary Oil is as effective as Minoxidil for Androgenetic Alopecia
A comparison study between the hair-growth-boosting properties of Rosemary Oil and Minoxidil showed that rosemary is equally as effective as Minoxidil in promoting hair growth in people with androgenetic alopecia. Rosemary contains phytochemicals that help prevent the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone.
Rosemary Extract Reduces Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in Hair Follicles
A study published in the Phytotherapy Research showed that Rosemary extract inhibited the activity of 5-alpha-reductase by up to 94.6%. By inhibiting the action of enzyme 5-alpha-reductase in hair follicles, rosemary extract reduces dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in hair follicles that helps prevent androgenetic hair loss.
The Potential Side Effects of Finasteride
According to Reuters (29-September-2019), U.S. Food and Drug Administration have received 5,000 complaints about the adverse sexual effects of finasteride from 2009 to 2018. 350 out of 5,000 men who reported these side effects were also suffering with suicidal thoughts. It was said that 50 of them committed suicide.
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During the shedding stage, the hair follicle rests completely for about 100 days. In average, up to 100 telogen hairs are shed everyday. Often, it is not the number of hair fall that causes thinning hair. Most of the times, it is the prolonged resting stage that causes the hair on the scalp to thin.
Peppermint Strengthens and Promotes Hair Growth
A study published in Toxicology Research suggested that peppermint oil is more effective than minoxidil in promoting hair growth. Peppermint oil has been shown to increase the number and the depth of hair follicles. After 4 weeks, Peppermint Oil improved the hair growth by 92% compared to 55% of Minoxidil.
Diabetes Increases The Risk for Hair Loss
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