According to scientists, there are three causes of alopecia in either men or women.
Free testosterone is broken down into DHT (a more potent form of testosterone). This chemical binds to the hair follicle receptors blocking vital nutrients from accessing the hair. The hair becomes miniaturized and thin and eventually dies. It is what’s called the “peach fuzz” look on young men with hair loss.
This is why eunuchs never had any hair loss which got Plato wondering. It is also why only men get male pattern baldness and women don’t. Hair loss in women is more evenly distributed with a thinning over the whole scalp. Also, effective DHT inhibiting treatment was only effective on young men with hair loss and not older men or women. Excessive DHT is therefore not the only reason for losing your hair.
It is normally unheard of for women in China to get hair loss at any age. Over the last 20 years increasing number of Chinese women in the industrialized areas of China are experiencing hair loss. This has been put down to chemicals form the industrial process which mimic the chemical effects of oestrogen. These pseudo-oestrogen chemicals bind tighter to the hair follicle receptors than normal oestrogen does, starving the hair follicle of vital nutrients, similar to the way DHT does.
Also, this seems to the reason for hair loss in obese men. Fat cells in obese and balding men contain more of the enzyme aromatase (responsible for converting testosterone into oestrogen). Also bacteria in fat cells produce oestrogen-like chemicals.
LACK OF VITAL NUTRIENTS
The hair needs a variety of nutrients to sustain itself. The theory is that both DHT and estrogen-like chemicals block the hair follicle by binding to it too tightly. Even without these chemicals, a person lacking in these nutrients will experience hair loss.
There have been experiments on mice which show the effect of a deficiency of certain vitamins or minerals. Scientists knocked out the genes in mice responsible for the regulation of the hair and scalp. These genes are in turn normally regulated by vitamin D. The result was rickets and hair loss with dermal cysts appearing quite early on. When scientists injected naturally “nude” mice with vitamin D, they started sprouting hair at an alarming rate.
It has been shown that copper and zinc, if lacking together, increase a loss of hair. In fact, a copper peptide was shown to induce hair growth in the skin around the wound of a person. The copper peptide was first used as healing accelerant.
For women, a lack of iron and the essential amino acid L-lysine has been associated with losing one’s hair. This therapy has proven to be very beneficial for women who are losing their hair.
What Are Some Alopecia Cures?
? Best Alopecia Cream
It Was Worth the Purchase!!!! – ‘So i started notice my hair growing but there was spot where it was really short and when I took a picture of my head, I was shocked of my head going bald and I wondering why so I did some research it looked like I have alopecia. I was sad about it so I was looking for some products that could help it. This was the first option that popped up in Google, I saw good ratings for this so I gave it try. I ordered it right away and I used it when I received it on April 16, and started my journey so I used this as many times I needed to through out the week usually morning and night I put it in or the next day if it’s still grease in it I did the same routine for 2 months close 3 for June. The picture on the top left is my growth now June 20th, amazing progress and I’m going to continue to use it. It’s not like super fast results, you got to be patient and it was worth it.’
? Best Alopecia Treatment
This Product Works! Highly Recommend! – ‘The attached pictures illustrate the effects of the product in my personal case. The first picture (white shirt) was taken almost two weeks after stoppage of use (Only stopped because I ran out and the price is not necessarily friendly). The second picture (red shirt) was taken after a full months use of the product and the final picture was taken before use of Propeidren. This product has done wonders for the growth and overall health of my hair. It’s effects were greatly felt and easily noticeable. The only con of the product is the fact that its price is on the high side and you have to take two capsules a day. These are honestly small issues that are understandable considering the rarity of working hair-loss products and the considered load of nutrients these pills pack to strengthen and grow your hair.’
? Best Alopecia Shampoo
AMAZING! GREAT FOR HAIR GROWTH/ALOPECIA! – ‘So I recently have been diagnosed with alopecia areata in June of 2019. I was so devastated that I had huge bald spots on my head…. I tried pills, other growth shampoos, oils, and nothing, my bald spots still remained perfectly smooth and bald.
So I decided to look into products that have all kinds of essential oils and hair growth and I came across this shampoo/conditioner.
I was a bit nervous reading the reviews since I saw some hair falling out (my hair falls out ALL THE TIME), so I was scared but I wanted to try it since some of the reviews were positive. And let me tell you…. just 1 1/2 month of CONSISTENT USE (I wash my hair twice a week, sometimes 3), and my hair is growing back!!! I never thought I’d see hair there again, and it’s growing FAST! Absolutely the best product ever for hair growth, I’d recommend to anyone. I’d give it a 10 if I could, and the conditioner leaves my hair sooooo soft and smooth, and the smell is wonderful too! Smells like essential oils.
I recommend this to any person going through alopecia areata, it’ll give you back that confidence.’
? Best Alopecia Wig Grip
I slept with it on and my wig did not move. I worked out with it and my wig did not move. – ‘I think only real wig wearers will understand this review…
This is a great. This band actually has lace. In the past my hair began to thin in the section of my hair that the wig band could not cover. Before due to the velvet being too bulky or too exposed I had to place the grip further back on my hairline exposing my edges to possible damage, but now my edges are protected. I don’t have to expose the portion of scalp to make the part look more realistic. With the lace Wigrip I am able to protect my edges at all times without the bulkiness of the velvet band on my part.’