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DHT and Hair Loss: Here’s the Key Part Everyone is Missing

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Last updated: Dec 13, 2019

This is how to do it

The hormone DHT is the most common and significant single cause of hair loss. It’s proven that reducing blood DHT levels can reverse hair loss.

As evidence for this, researchers have found that both plucked follicles and skin from a balding scalp contain higher levels of DHT than those from a non-balding scalp.
Tim Newman, Medical News Today

DHT is a by-product of the male sex hormone testosterone. This is why men tend to experience hair loss to a much higher degree than women. Women also have DHT in their blood but usually in much lower quantities. And if you look at old pictures of eunuchs (men who have been castrated), you’ll observe they always have thick hair, due to a lack of testosterone, which is a precursor to DHT.

You may also note that men who have had their prostates removed, to prevent the spread of prostate cancer, stop losing their hair at that point, due to a significant reduction in testosterone.

Great. So I can easily cure my hair loss, by reducing DHT?

It is almost as simple as that: If you eliminate DHT you won’t lose your hair.

There are drugs available — like Propecia — that can effectively reduce DHT levels enough to stop hair loss completely.

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But here’s the problem…

You need DHT. The side effects of significantly reduced DHT levels are things like reduced sex drive and impotence — though impotence is rare. And Propecia is known to cause mutations in foetuses if taken by women who plan to have children. That also means if a man uses Propecia/Finasteride his partner’s child could be born abnormal.

So, what is the answer?

The answer is so obvious once you realize what it is.


It’s not testosterone that causes hair loss. It’s not even DHT necessarily. Some men have thick beards, hairy bodies and muscular physiques (all clear signs of high DHT levels), yet they also have thick hair.
So what’s going on here? How can they have high DHT and not lose their hair?

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