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Increasing Lactate in the Scalp to Stop Hair Loss and Increase Hair Growth

Researchers from UCLA’s Eli and Edythe Broad Centre of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research have provided a new solution to this problem by controlling the levels of lactate in the scalp and by developing medicines that regulate lactate levels (Can Stem Cells Finally Solve Hair Loss?, 2015) Their study proved that there is a …

Hyaluronic acid for hair growth and hair loss prevention: does it work?

Hyaluronic acid is the natural acid that’s already present in our bodies. It shows up in the form of fluid present in the joints and human eyes. However, when this component is used in skincare products, it helps to prevent aging by locking moisture in the skin. Scientists have recently revealed that Hyaluronic acid doesn’t …

Peppermint oil and hair loss

Peppermint oil comes from peppermint, a native plant in Europe and is frequently used for various therapeutic applications like oils, shampoos and lotions. It has been used to relieve flatulence and as a gastric stimulant. Peppermint oil comes from a family of liquids known as essential oils, which basically means liquids containing volatile aroma compounds …

Does Finasteride Work?

Finasteride is taken as a pill and works by inhibiting the 5-alpha-reductase enzyme responsible for producing DHT. Known more commonly by its brand name, Propecia, finasteride is only FDA-approved for men. In fact pregnant women should not even come into contact with finasteride as it can cause fetal deformities. Many men combine finasteride with an …

Does Minoxidil Work?

Originally a treatment for hypertension, today Minoxidil is marketed as a hair loss treatment. The most well known brand Minoxidil product is called Rogaine. It’s alleged to be medically proven in treating hair loss in both men and women. When testosterone interacts with the enzyme, 5-alpha-reductase, it creates Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This hormone runs rampant throughout …

Garlic for Hair Loss: Why it Works and How to Use It

The bioactive components of garlic have been extensively researched and have been proven to have many therapeutic and preventative effects on various diseases and health problems (Santhosha, Jamuna & Prabhavathi, 2013). Recently, a study has found that garlic oil has significant effects on treating alopecia areata, a recurring, non-scarring type of hair loss which results …

Capixyl for Hair Loss: As a DHT Inhibitor

Capixyl is a recently launched product that targets one of the most common mechanisms that is involved in hair loss. It reduces the production of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which causes miniaturization of hair follicles thus causing hair loss. Capixyl is mainly composed of two active ingredients; namely AcetylTetrapeptide-3 and Trifolium Pratense. Other components include water, butylene …

Capsaicin/Cayenne for Hair Loss Prevention and Hair Growth Promotion

Capsaicin is a chemical compound which is present in almost all kinds of peppers. It’s responsible for making the peppers spicy. Capsaicin activates ‘vanilloid receptor 1’. The vanilloid receptor-1 (VR1, or transient receptor potential vanilloid-1 receptor, TRPV1) is activated by capsaicin, the key ingredient of hot peppers (Bodo et.al, 2005) The activation of vanilloid receptor …

New Hair Loss Treatments: The Latest, Most Advanced Treatments available in 2017/2018

The most popular hair loss treatments of today are rarely 100% successful and often come with side effects. People are fed up with the ineffectiveness of popular treatments and some are taking their own initiative by using unapproved medication to treat their hair loss. Fortunately, the early adopters’ interest in curing hair loss is paying …

RU58841 for Hair Loss / Increasing Hair growth: is it Worth Trying?

Androgenic alopecia is an androgen-dependent condition caused by the binding of DHT to the androgen receptor. A person predisposed to androgenic alopecia shows high levels of DHT and an increased expression of the androgen receptor. Clinical treatment with anti-androgens, whether taken orally or through topical application has been proven to be successful. (Trueb, 2002) Among …

How to reduce PGD2 in the scalp

Androgenic alopecia (AGA), also called male-pattern baldness, is the most common form of hair loss and has been associated with other dysfunctions such as coronary heart disease and an enlarged prostate. It seems that PGD2 prevents the hair follicles from maturing There have been numerous studies concerning androgenic alopecia but more data is needed to …

Taurine for Hair Growth — the Most Effective Amino Acid for Fighting Hair Loss?

Taurine, also known as 2- aminoethanesulfonic acid, is an organic compound that can be found in animal tissue and has a vital function in both animals and humans. Its primary biological roles in humans are: to conjugate bile acids; osmoregulation; antioxidation; and modulation of calcium signalling Taurine has been proved beneficial for regulating blood pressure …

Aminexil for Hair Growth

Aminexil is a well-known hair loss treatment that has been available for a few years on the market. Although it’s quite popular, the treatment has not yet been FDA approved due to insufficient data on its effects. What is Aminexil? Aminexil is a diamino-pyrimidineoxide that was patented by L’Oreal and has been marketed as an …

Arginine for Hair Loss

Arginine or L- arginine is a semi-essential amino acid that is used in the biosynthesis of proteins. (Tapiero H et al., 2002) Arginine is used to improve circulation, improve the immune system and some research suggests that it can be beneficial for patients with heart failure (Rector et al., 1996) and small-vessel coronary endothelial function …

Niacin for hair growth: How this amazing, cheap supplement stimulates hair growth

Good day, beunos dias, namaste… hello! Wherever you are in the world today, I hope you’re having a good day and making the most of every moment, whenever you can. Today I’d like to talk about a very special B vitamin, that no one ever mentions or even thinks about. It’s called “nicotinic acid”, or …

Phytosterols for Hair Loss: How and Why You Should Use them

Phytosterols are compounds found in plants, also known as sterols and stanols, structurally related to cholesterol. There are over 200 types of phytosterols available but the most common phytosterols are β-sitosterol, campesterol and stigmasterol. The idea that phytosterols are effective in the treatment of hair loss has been proposed after scientists discovered their benefits in …

Grape Seed for Hair Growth: How Does It Work?

Grape seeds contain powerful antioxidants and their extracts comprise a family of chemicals known as oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes. Similar substances are also found in many other plants such as apples (Janowiak and Carson, 2004). Proanthocyanidins convert to procyanidins which possess a stronger anti-oxidative effect (Lourith and Kanlayavattanakul, 2013). Grape seed for hair growth Takahashi et …