Nutrient Deficiencies And Hair Loss: A Master Breakdown

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If you’ve ever google’d, “The best supplements for hair growth”, you’ll find thousands of articles claiming hair loss is caused by a nutrient deficiency — from iron to iodine to vitamin B-12 — and if we supplement with these nutrients, we can reverse that deficiency, stop our hair loss, and maybe even see hair regrowth. Sound too good to be …

Brotzu Lotion For Hair Loss? Maybe, Maybe Not. (See Photos)

Rob Treatments 77 Comments

In 2016, an Italian surgeon made hair loss headlines after announcing the accidental discovery of a topical formula that showed promise in slowing, stopping, and even reversing hair loss. Its name? Brotzu Lotion — titled after the creator himself: then-81-year old Giovanni Brotzu. What happened next is what always happens: hair loss forums went wild. Hair loss sufferers began researching the ingredients in Brotzu …

Update (2018): My Research Is Now Published In A Scholarly Journal

Rob Misc. Research 256 Comments

Challenging What We Know About Hair Loss I’ve spent the last ten years researching hair loss, and the last four years sharing what I’ve learned on Perfect Hair Health — analyzing anything from clinical trials to treatment breakthroughs to my own theories on what causes hair loss (and how to reverse it). Now, I’m excited to share some big news: I just …

Hair Loss And SIBO: How To Treat Gut Dysbiosis

Rob Misc. Research, Treatments 95 Comments

Is Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) Connected To Hair Loss? Not long ago, I wrote an article about the connection between acne and hair loss (androgenic alopecia), and highlighted research suggesting that a primary driver of acne (specifically, acne rosacea) may be a condition known as small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). This got a lot of readers asking: is SIBO also related …

Trans Hormone Replacement Therapy Hair Regrowth: The Science

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Read time: 20 minutes Men Who Transition To Women Regrow Hair… But How? When Bruce Jenner transitioned to Caitlyn Jenner, many people noticed a change in Caitlyn’s hair quality. During and after the transition, her hair grew thicker and longer. Her temple recession even filled in — giving the appearance of what looked like a juvenile hair line. (source) (source) …

L. Reuteri For Hair Loss: A Complete Review

Rob Misc. Research, Treatments 141 Comments

L. Reuteri: Can This Bacteria Protect Against Hair Loss? Every month, new evidence emerges that our microbiome — or the trillions of microbes crawling inside and around us — affects every aspect of our health — from our immunity to our nutrient metabolism and maybe even our predisposition to hair loss. But which microorganisms inside our microbiome influence which functions? And …

P. Acnes (Bacteria That Causes Acne) Linked To Hair Loss: What To Do About It

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Read time: 15 minutes Acne, Hair Loss, And The Microbiome Can the trillions of bacteria living in our gut and skin influence our predisposition to acne and hair loss? Ten years ago, the answer was, “no.” But today researchers are changing their tune. Evidence shows that the non-human bacteria living in (and on) us — known as our microbiome — …

Increasing IGF-1 For Hair Loss? Think Twice

Rob Misc. Research 44 Comments

Read time: 10 minutes The Hype On IGF-1 And Hair Loss Hair loss forums often tout a connection between hair loss and a protein called IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor 1). The belief: if we increase IGF-1, maybe we can slow, stop, or reverse pattern hair loss. Unfortunately, forums never clarify exactly what “increasing IGF-1 for hair loss” means. For instance, IGF-1 …

Diffuse Hair Thinning? Check Your Zinc Levels

Rob Misc. Research, Treatments 114 Comments

Read time: 10 minutes The Zinc-Hair Loss Connection Suffering from hair loss? You might think your hair thinning is due to hypothyroidism, a hormonal imbalance, or even dihydrotestosterone (DHT)… But what you may not know is that hair loss can also be a sign of a nutrient deficiency – specifically, zinc. Zinc is an essential trace metal our bodies need to regulate hormones and even …