It’s quite the buzz out there over the internet isn’t it when it comes to the whole shebang of DHT blockers/inhibitors, the natural DHT blockers and stuffs. Let’s break it down, but before that we like to make some things very clear before we go further.
DHT – Things You Need To Know About
Millions of men around the world are affected with Male pattern baldness or with considerable amount of hair loss and the culprit could be the DHT – Dihyrdotestosterone. This male pattern baldness is caused by a genetic sensitivity to the hormone testosterone which gets converted into DHT. DHT prevents the essential nutrients that hair needs, blocks the hair follicles from absorbing the nutrients, makes them week and shrinks them so that the hair doesn’t grow and hair follicles shuns the existing hair out completely resulting in baldness. Typically, DHT becomes the Thanos to men’s hair.
Know The Difference First!
Your hair fall might be caused either of the two reasons. One would be due to your unhealthy food habits, lack of proper vitamins/iron needed by the body, lack of proper hair hygiene, any medical conditions like thyroids, stress, anxiety, depression. If it’s any of these, they are curable and reversible. The second would be the Male pattern baldness resulting in receding hairlines, thinning of hair on temples and crown or total baldness due to the impact of DHT. There’s hardly any complete cure for baldness due to DHT.
So, What Do We Do To Stop DHT?
Several researches, treatments and medicines been developed to block the effect of DHT from getting to the hair/scalp. But, let’s just be clear with a thing, unfortunately there’s no permanent cure for baldness till date. However you can slow them down. You can make them start slow and even reverse to some extent. So if there’s a product that claims 100% effective against baldness, just wave them off. Only use products/treatments that have been endorsed by certified healthcare professionals. When it comes to hair loss supplements or “DHT Blockers” that are available on the internet, please don’t try them. Getting an expert doctor advice is the first thing you need to consider.
The Natural DHT Blockers
This is where the buzz is all about. It’s a wild crowd out there about the data on natural DHT blockers. Not everything’s over the internet that claims as DHT blockers or DHT inhibitors will work. On the up side, we have number of different ways to treat male pattern baldness and many of these methods have proven effective in slowing down baldness when used together as a part of your daily regime.
Here are some ways to block DHT and protect your hair
The Medical DHT Inhibitors
1.DHT Blocking Shampoos
We have good DHT blocking shampoos for men and women. These specially formulated DHT blocker shampoos works over the scalp and greatly inhibits the DHT, stopping the hair loss. There are active ingredients like Ketoconazole, Pyrithione Zinc which are known to effectively disrupt/block the local DHT production on the scalp/hair follicles thereby reducing the hair fall. The DHT blocker shampoos are usually available over-the-counter while a right choice with right ingredients of them can be prescribed by your doctor based on your hair/balding condition upon clinical visit. Look for proven effective DHT blocker ingredients in the shampoo like Biotin, Saw Palmetto, Ketoconazole, Pyrithione Zinc, Tea Tree, Jojoba oils and avoid the ones with sulfates/parabens/SLS/SLES as preservatives.
The Finasteride is an active ingredient that works great with the hair fall and combating the effects of DHT. It’s proven to be highly effective against baldness. Finasteride is a Prescription-only medication and you cannot find them over-the-counter. It’s taken in the tablet form. Finasteride is proven highly effective against hair loss, hair baldness and promoting good hair growth. The downside is it cannot provide permanent cure. It works as long as you take them. Continuous intake of finasteride can cause adverse effects. You can find other active ingredient called minoxidil (in lotion form mostly) which helps combat hair loss like that of finasteride.
only include hair loss supplements or DHT blocker supplements upon your doctor’s prescription and advice.
Natural DHT Blockers / Inhibitors
One of the effective natural DHT blocker ingredient which can be found in supplements, shampoos which are DHT blockers in nature. Saw palmetto is extracted from the fruit of Serenoa Rapen trees. It has the ability to inhibit DHT by blocking the enzyme responsible for making the testosterone into DHT.
2.Nettle Leaf Powder or Nettle Leaf/Plant
Derived from Stinging Nettle Root (Urtica dioicia), the Nettle has the ability to stop the enzyme 5-α Reductase from converting the testosterone to DHT.
3.Your Essential Vitamins
Pro-vitamin B-5, biotin, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2), Vitamin A and C are essential vitamins that you need to look for in products as they are good natural DHT inhibitors/blockers.
4.The Good Food
Take foods rich in vitamins like carrots, banana, berries, tomatoes (it’s got lycopene), almonds, walnuts, pecans, the chia flax hemp seeds, omega-3 rich foods, green tea in your daily diet. Pumpkin seeds have phytosterols which acts as a natural DHT blocker. Take Quercetin bioflavonoid content foods like apples, black-tea & onions. Spinach, fenugreek, wheat germ are good for your hair follicles. Healthy diet with fresh fruits, veggies and nuts can do good tricks to your hair health and inhibit DHT.
5.Plant/Herbal/Essential Oil Ingredients
Look for essential oils like Lavender, jojoba, Tea Tree, Argan, Rosemary (effective for hair growth), Grape seed oils in your DHT blocker shampoos and conditioners for better results.
We hope that we have cleared the air around the whole DHT. Let’s just face the fact that there’s no complete cure for male pattern baldness but only temporary ways to make the Onset slow and reversible for few extent. Please don’t fall for the internet jibe as they can take a toll on your health & paycheck. Trust your healthcare professional when it comes to solutions for the pattern baldness. The ideas we have shared with you might help you get a picture around the DHT. Cheers!