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 …

Men: Stop Thinking Your Hair Loss Is Due To High Testosterone

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Read time: 10 minutes The Hair Loss-Testosterone Connection When I was diagnosed with pattern hair loss, the only thing I knew was that hair loss had something to do with testosterone. After a little research, I learned the following: Dihydrotestosterone, or DHT, is a byproduct of testosterone. DHT levels are elevated in those with thinning hair. Because of this connection, DHT is often considered the cause of …

Why I Stopped Using Shampoos And Conditioners Forever

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Read time: 10 minutes The Shampoo-Hair Loss Connection When I was diagnosed with male pattern hair loss, I immediately went running to Rogaine and bought a nice shampoo. It’s a natural tendency for people to try and find easy fixes to their problems, and I was no exception. I kept up this hair loss regimen for years — applying Rogaine twice daily …

Why Are Hair Growth Drugs So Ineffective?

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Read time: 15 minutes Why This Article? I was diagnosed with male pattern hair loss before graduating high school.  The prospect of being bald by my mid-to-late twenties terrified me. I spent the better part of a decade researching ways to reverse the condition. I bought every hair care product I could find. I used Rogaine for 7 years. I even …