It's time to clean up hair loss misinformation

When it comes to online hair loss advice, it's hard to discern good information from misinformation.

Discussion boards like Reddit fixate on the emotions of hair loss… all while touting FDA-approved drugs as the only possible solutions. Natural hair loss websites fear-monger over the sexual side effects of finasteride… all while marketing their own "DHT reducers" allegedly devoid of such problems.

The truth is always somewhere in the middle. And natural versus conventional: it doesn't matter. Marketers on both sides manipulate science to suit their own needs.

Example #1: selling nutritional supplements for hair loss

Marketers cite studies on malnourished populations to sell biotin to U.S. hair loss sufferers... but forget to say that nutrient-related hair loss in the first world is extremely rare... or that hair loss from a nutrient deficiency is not the same as androgenic alopecia.

Example #2: misinterpreting mouse models for profit

Marketers reference studies on mice to sell you peppermint oil for hair loss... but don't tell you that mouse models rarely translate to androgenic alopecia... or that those studies measured hair growth speed and not hair follicle proliferation.

Example #3: hair loss forums with conflicts of interest

Popular hair loss forums position themselves as open and resourceful... all while their moderators ban discussions about alternatives to hair transplants... especially if it threatens their commissions from transplant surgeons.

Example #4: misquoting finasteride's sexual side effects

Doctors writing prescriptions say that less than 2% of finasteride users develop sexual side effects. Natural hair loss sites say that number exceeds 25%. Both parties are right and wrong. It all depends on your definition of "side effect" and which study you reference.

Hair regrowth is possible, with or without drugs

I've published two peer-reviewed papers on androgenic alopecia. I've researched hair loss for over a decade. I've worked with hundreds of readers. I've written a 60,000-word book on the topic.

What I can say is... There is no "one-size-fits-all" solution to hair thinning.

The right treatment depends entirely on your needs and preferences: your age, gender, hair loss type, and beyond. Do you want to take an all-natural approach? Do you want to try FDA-approved drugs? There are effective, evidence-based methods for both paths. You just need to be made aware of them.

It all starts with your access to unbiased information.

Our approach


Objective, unbiased research

Our articles distill complex hair loss science into easy-to-understand articles... so you can stop reading PubMed until 3am every night. Want to know why supplements are a waste? Or if low blood flow causes hair loss? This is the place.


Alternatives to drugs

Not all hair loss sufferers want to commit for a lifetime to finasteride or minoxidil. That’s okay. There are well-researched alternatives to both drugs – many of which don’t cost a dime. Learn about them here.


A supportive community

Hair loss can be psychologically debilitating. At the same time, fixating on our emotions won’t regrow any hair. Here, you’ll find a community of encouraging, science-oriented readers who invest just as much in learning as they do in getting results.


Therapies to enhance drug efficacy

Not responding well to finasteride? Seeing hair regrowth from minoxidil, but want more hair recovery? Small add-ons to any hair loss regimen – in combination with either drug – can improve hair counts by over 400%. We’ll reveal why... and how. And we’ve got the case studies to prove it.


Hair loss targets beyond DHT

In my first peer-reviewed paper, I wrote about the limitations of reducing DHT to reverse pattern hair loss. I also revealed targets beyond DHT that might reap better results. Today, 90% of our success stories have seen hair regrowth without ever touching drugs or targeting this hormone... including me.

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While I can't provide one-on-one email support, I try to make myself available to everyone. I'm a real person. I don't hide behind a fake name. I'm just someone who's dedicated a lot of time to hair loss. So feel free to contact me, and I'll do my best to get back to you.

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