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

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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 not only stimulate hair regrowth, …

The Truth About Low Carbohydrate Diets And Hair Loss

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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 ketosis, heart health, and hair …

Why Most Hair Loss Topicals Fail To Regrow Hair

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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 Rogaine In the last decade, …

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The Ultimate Hair Loss Flowchart: Why We Lose Our Hair

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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 loss, but gene expression likely matters more …

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

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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 demonstrated, for the first time …

Vitamin D Deficiency: Does It Cause Hair Loss?

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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 started communicating in May of 2014. …

Why A Vegan Diet Won’t Regrow Your Hair

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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 long): Standard American diet (20+ …

The Leading Theories Of Pattern Hair Loss

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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 unfortunately, even the DHT theory …

The Case Against A Hair Transplant

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Read time: 10 minutes Considering A Hair Transplant? If your hair is thinning, it’s tempting to consider a hair transplant as a means to course-correct. And you might find yourself more enticed when walking into a hair restoration office and seeing patients’ results. It’s true that some hair restorations surgeons are incredibly talented – capable of upping their patients one or two Norwood notches in …

Part 3 of 3: The Exercise & Hair Loss Connection

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Read time: 20 minutes – (This is part 3 of a 3 part series on exercise and hair loss) Exercise Is Integral To Healthy Living Regular exercise is critical to maintaining good health and wellbeing. In the last two articles, I’ve only presented research showing exercise’s negative impacts on heart health and hormonal balance – a very one-sided argument. In …