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Rosemary Oil For Hair Loss? Not So Fast… (See Photos)

Read time: 20 minutes The Rosemary Oil, Minoxidil, Hair Loss “Breakthrough” Study In 2015, a team of Iranian researchers made headlines after publishing a study on rosemary oil, minoxidil, and hair loss. The team wanted to compare the effects of rosemary oil versus 2% minoxidil on hair count. So they conducted a test on 100…

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Genes & Hair Loss: Not So Simple Anymore

Read Time: 20 minutes “You’re losing your hair? Well, it’s genetic.” This is what most men hear after asking a medical professional what causes hair loss. But it’s not entirely true. While certain genes may predispose men and women to hair loss, not everyone with these genes will go bald. And even if you’re thinning and have hair loss-related genes, it doesn’t mean…

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Low-Level Laser Therapy: Does It Help With Hair Loss?

Read Time: 10 minutes Level Laser Therapy & Hair Loss: My Experience When I was diagnosed with male pattern hair loss, I immediately picked up some Rogaine and signed up for something called low-level laser therapy. It was 2007, and at the time, many doctors were parading low-level laser therapy as a hair loss savior – a treatment that would…

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The Truth About Low Carbohydrate Diets And Hair Loss

Read Time: 15 minutes Will A Low Carb Diet Stop Your Hair Loss? In 2012, I did a four-month test to see if a ketogenic / low-carbohydrate diet would stop my hair loss. This article uncovers my experience: why I did it, what went wrong, and my biggest takeaways from “low-carbing”. By the end, you should know: The connection between…

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Why Most Hair Loss Topicals Fail To Regrow Hair

Read Time: 10 minutes Will These Topicals Reverse Your Hair Loss? People often ask me if a new topical mentioned by a doctor, website, or hair loss forum will help regrow their hair. Here’s a running list from my emails just last week: Emu oil Argan oil Castor oil Coconut oil Onion juice Shea butter Egg yolk…

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The Ultimate Hair Loss Flowchart: Why We Lose Our Hair

Read time: 15 minutes What Causes Hair Loss? If you ever google’d “what causes hair loss?”, you’ll find thousands of results saying hair loss is due to… Genetics DHT (dihydrotestosterone) High testosterone …and a million other one-liner answers. The reality? These statements are too simple to be right or wrong. For instance: Yes, our genes might predispose us to hair…

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Prostaglandin D2: Miracle Hair Loss Discovery… Or Just Another Sign Of Inflammation?

Read time: 10 minutes Prostaglandin D2 Hits Headlines As A Baldness Breakthrough In 2012, the dermatology departments of University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins University generated a lot of buzz around a potential “miracle cure” for baldness. The big discovery? A relationship between prostaglandin D2 (a fatty acid derivative) and male pattern baldness. The researchers…

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Vitamin D Deficiency: Does It Cause Hair Loss?

The Vitamin D-Hair Loss Connection When it comes to the causes of hair loss, most people never suspect a vitamin D deficiency. Here’s a story about why you should, and why vitamin D can sometimes make the difference between hair loss and hair recovery. Jared’s Story You might’ve seen Jared’s photos on the site. Jared and I…

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Why A Vegan Diet Won’t Regrow Your Hair

Read time: 15 minutes My Experiments With Diet And Hair Loss When I was first diagnosed with pattern hair loss, I immediately bought some Rogaine and started low-level laser therapy. When those treatments failed to regrow any hair, I turned my attention to diet. In no particular order, here’s a list of diets I’ve tried (and for how…

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The Leading Theories Of Pattern Hair Loss

Read Time: 20 minutes Note: This article is technical. If you’re new to hair loss research, it’s best to start here. Do Any Hair Loss Theories Hold Water? When it comes to explaining why men and women lose their hair, no theory has all the answers. Some researchers say that DHT causes hair loss. That’s sort of right. But…

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