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

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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 …

Why KROX20 Isn’t A Miracle Hair Loss Cure

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Read time: 10 minutes KROX20, Baldness, And Bad Media A few weeks ago, a transcription factor called KROX20 hit headlines as a baldness breakthrough. Why? Because researchers published a study showing that when they deleted the KROX20 gene, a mouse’s hair follicles stopped growing. The study reached major news outlets. And then came the headlines… Medical News Today: “Causes of baldness, gray hair identified“ Time: “Scientists …

Part 4 Of 4: Attacking DHT By Increasing DHT Metabolism

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Note: this is part four of a four-part series on A Master Guide: The Major DHT Reducing Mechanisms… Which Are Effective Against Hair Loss? Missed the earlier articles? Check out parts one, two, and three. Read time: 10 minutes Summary So Far: Decreasing DHT With Free Testosterone, 5-Alpha Reductase, Androgen Receptors, And… In the last three articles, we’ve uncovered what DHT is, how DHT is …

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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 …

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. …

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 1 of 3: The Exercise And Hair Loss Connection

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Read Time: 15 minutes  –  (This is part 1 of a 3 part series on exercise and hair loss) Exercise – More Isn’t Always Better (photo) The benefits of exercise have been touted for decades, and intuitively, the idea makes sense. To live longer, you should exercise your heart. It’s a simple concept… But some people take exercise too far. …

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 …