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Topical Flutamide for Hair Loss: Androgen Receptor Blocker

Flutamide is an androgen receptor blocker. It binds to androgen receptors in cells and as a result it blocks androgen hormones like testosterone and DHT from binding, therefore preventing the negative effects of androgen binding — such as prostate cancer and hair loss.

By blocking androgen receptors in the hair follicles we can prevent the effects of DHT and therefore prevent male pattern hair loss. Here’s how….

Topical Bicalutamide for Hair Loss: Androgen (DHT) Receptor Blocker

Bicalutamide is a drug that binds with androgen receptors. When men lose their hair its because the hormone DHT binds with receptors in the scalp causing the hairs to miniturize. By reducing the number of available receptors using Bicalutamide we may be able to prevent DHT from causing hair loss! Check it out…

Calcipotriol for Hair Loss: Research, Results and How to Use It

I’ve just reviewed a report showing incredible hair growth results from use of topical Calcipotriol. Check it out…

Dermal Papilla Stem Cell Therapy for Hair Loss: How to Use It to Regrow Your Hair

There’s an interesting research paper on Science Direct that suggests Dermal Papilla Cells (DPCs) could “make new hair follicles” and the treatment could be administered easily at home!

Here’s what you need to know…

Lysine for hair loss: how this amino acid makes hair grow

Several studies seem to show a clear link between low lysine levels and hair loss and high lysine levels being linked to increased hair growth. Here we examine how lysine effects hair growth and how you can use it.

Scalp Microinfusion (MMP): Using Tattoo Needles to Increase Hair Growth

There’s a new experimental hair loss treatment called “scalp micro-infusion”, which uses a similar tool to a tattoo pen to deliver a small amount of drugs into the scalp. Could this be the cure for hair loss? Let’s find out…

Topical Prostaglandin Analogs for Hair Loss: Results and How to Use Them

Prostaglandin analogs/analogues are a class of medications that mimic the effects of naturally occurring prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are hormone-like substances that play various roles in the body, including regulating inflammation, blood flow, and cell growth.

We know that increasing the naturally occuring prostaglandin PGE2 and decreasing PGD2 can increase hair growth, so is it possible to apply an analog to achieve similar or even greater effects?

Diphenylcyclopropenone (diphencyprone) for hair loss: how it works

Diphenylcyclopropenone (DPCP) is an experimental treatment for hair loss that seems to work by changing the immune response in the scalp.

Somehair loss is believed to be caused by an auto-immune response, where the hair follicles are ‘attacked’ by the immune system. By modulating the imune response it may be possible to increase hair growth.

Can Increasing Hypoxia-inducible factor 1-alpha (HIF1) Increase Hair Growth?

HIF-1α is a protein that responds when cells have low oxygen levels (AKA hypoxia). Hypoxia may be associated with hair loss and preventing it may increase hair growth. Therefore increasing HIF-1-alpha could help increase hair growth. Let’s see how you can use this to increase your hair growth…

Softening Your Hair May Prevent Hair Loss: Here’s Why and How

New research from Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Illinois has discovered that as we age hair becomes ‘harder’ making it less likely to grow. By softening it, more hair grows. Here’s what you need to know…

Study Shows Lactoferrin Protein Promotes Hair Growth

Lactoferrin is a protein found in milk. A study has found that the protein increases dermal papila proliferation, which results in increased hair growth (at least in mice). Lactoferrin therefore has potential as a hair loss treatment.

Sandalore – The Perfume Chemical That Stops Hair Loss?

Sandalore is a perfume chemical designed to smell like Sandalwood. Amazingly though, researchers have discovered that the chemical binds to receptors in the scalp, causing the hair growth phase length to increase and an increase in IGF-1 secretion, leading to increased hair growth.

Snail Slime (Caracol) For Hair Loss: Any Evidence it Works?

It might astonish you to know that snail slime contains chemicals which not only rejuvenate the skin, but may help promote hair regrowth too. Snail slime has a long history as a cosmetic product. The Ancient Greeks and Romans would let snails travel across their faces to moisturize the skin and remove wrinkles. Known also […]

Can L. Reuteri Gut Bacteria Really Increase Hair Growth by 1200%?

The Murine Model used in research (based on mouse and rat subjects) has been both disparaged and lauded by many. The naysayers have seen (unrelated) results that don’t transfer well to humans; the supporters point to other (unrelated) studies where the results integrated perfectly. The Murine Model is extremely useful in research or else it […]

Blocking/Reducing CXXC5 in the Scalp: the Cure for Hair Loss?

this protein functions to interrupt the growth of hair Recently, a group of scientists from Yonsei University, in South Korea, discovered a new way to treat patients with hair loss. According to their research, a new substance could help grow new hair follicles while reducing the side effects from existing medications for hair loss. In […]

Borage Oil as a Hair Loss Treatment: All the Facts

Borage Oil, also known as Starflower Oil, comes from the Borago officinalis flower and is thought to treat a wide array of issues, including Athsma, Arthritis, and improving brain function. However, there is little to no evidence to support these claims. There’s a widespread idea that Borage Oil is a great treatment for hair loss, […]

New Hair Loss Treatment Could Mean the End of Baldness

Scientists believe that they may be able to cure baldness following the research they investigated in rat skin. The specific skin cell that they have focused in on are the “dermal papillae” cells, which have the ability to grow new hair follicles, even on skin that isn’t supposed to grow hair. Although the experiments worked […]

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 […]

The Link Between Vitamin C and Hair Growth is Crucial

The link between vitamin C and hair growth has been shown in many laboratory studies. In a study by Sung et al., ascorbic acid 2-phosphate, a derivative of Vitamin C, was used to treat patients with androgenic alopecia (2006). The study found that there was “significant growth stimulation” in the cells located in the scalp, […]

Mesotherapy for Hair Loss – How it Works

It has been suggested that each of the three different functions of the skin (circulatory, neurovegetative and immunological) act in response to medication introduced through mesotherapy (Baran & Maibach, 2010) to promote healing, cell regeneration and hair regrowth. It is also believed that the skin acts as a natural time-release system of solutions that are […]

Does zinc help with hair loss?

Zinc is one of the most important minerals your body needs to work properly – only iron is found in a higher concentration among other trace minerals. Your body needs zinc for cell division (and therefore growth), wound healing and to break down carbohydrates. Moreover, zinc fuels your immune system and is essential for fetal […]