Do you suffer from hair loss? Do you want to do something about it?
If you’re worried about hair loss, you may find you’ve tried multiple treatments with limited or indifferent success. Hair loss is a complicated beast and has been the bane of mankind since (probably) human life began. While there are now many treatments on the market promising to slow, halt and even reverse hair loss, the truth is, what works well for one person may not work for another. Even FDA-approved medications such as finasteride and minoxidil can produce radically different results among individuals. This can be down to genetics.
There are different types of hair loss. The most common variety is genetic androgenetic alopecia – also known as hereditary baldness or male/female pattern baldness. Many modern pattern baldness treatments for men work by inhibiting the production of DHT (dihydrotestosterone) in the scalp. DHT is believed to be linked to hair loss in males. However, even with hereditary baldness, there are many possible factors that can contribute to the condition. These can include medications, pathologies, emotional state and lifestyle. But ultimately our own DNA and genetic make-up plays a leading role in what works well and what doesn’t.
Question is, if you want to combat hair loss, where do you even begin?