The hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is responsible for permanent hair loss, also known as male pattern baldness. DHT is a derivative of the male hormone testosterone. When it accumulates in the hair follicles, it shrinks the hair follicles, leading to permanent hair loss. DHT related hair loss usually runs in families. Nevertheless, it can be stopped by treatments that block conversion of testosterone into DHT.
Here Are Some Natural Ways Of Treating Hair Loss Caused By Dht Build-up In The Hair Follicles.
Massaging the scalp with saw palmetto extract can help in stopping DHT-related hair loss. According to a small clinical study, topical application of lotion and shampoo containing saw palmetto extract for three months helped in stimulating hair re-growth in 35% people who participated in the study. Saw palmetto works by blocking the activity of the enzyme 5-alpha reductase that converts testosterone into DHT.
Another wonderful natural remedy that helps in blocking conversion of testosterone into DHT and inhibits DHT-related hair loss is stinging nettle. To stop hair loss, massage your scalp with stinging nettle oil and leave the oil overnight on your scalp. The next morning, wash your scalp and hair with mild shampoo. Topical application of stinging nettle oil at least twice a week helps in stopping hair loss. For additional benefit, drink a cup of stinging nettle tea, two to three times a day.
The extract of the bark of Pygeum africanum is a natural DHT blocker. Topical application of Pygeum africanum bark extract helps in preventing hair loss. For better result, the Pygeum africanum extract is usually combined with saw palmetto extract.
Pumpkin Seed Oil
Pumpkin seed oil offers a number of nutrients that help in hair growth. It acts as a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor. Regular intake of a tablespoon of pumpkin seed oil helps in reducing DHT production in the body. The effectiveness of pumpkin seed oil in treating male pattern baldness is supported by a small clinical trial. Apart from acting as a DHT blocker, pumpkin seed oil provides fatty acids that help in maintaining the optimal function of the hair follicles.
Green tea helps in reducing DHT formation, and hence helps in slowing down hair loss caused by accumulation of DHT in the hair follicles. In addition to drinking green tea, you can take green tea extract to improve hair growth. Massaging the scalp with green tea also helps in promoting hair growth.
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