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DHT & Male Baldness

Cause #1: DHT

bald-man.jpgThe bad body chemical DHT, a byproduct of testosterone, is the main cause of male and female pattern balding or hair loss.  DHT is highly attracted to genetically predisposed hairs and suffocates the hair follicle, causing it to grow thinner and thinner until the follicle eventually shuts down. 

Male Pattern Baldness can be traced as far back as the writings of the Greek philosopher Hippocrates.  He noted that castrated males never became bald.  This observation was supported by doctors who noted how bald GI's in WWII who were castrated as a result of wounds often regained their hair.  As desirable as a full head of hair is, castration is not.  Understanding how Male Pattern Baldness affects the scalp and treating it is far more desirable.

Cause #2: Detrimental Scalp Residue

One of the most reversible causes for hair loss is DSR (Detrimental Scalp Reside). Dead skin cells, solidified scalp oil (sebum), and hair care product residue combine to form deposits that clog hair follicles.  Bacteria thrive on these deposits, compromising the scalp's health and ability to produce hair. Normal shampoos do not break down these deposits, and in some cases might help create buildup on the scalp. 


Cause #3: Nutrient Deficient Shafts

good-people-pics.jpgAnother reversible condition is NDF (Nutrient Deficient Follicles).  A compromised hair follicle with NDF will become weak, brittle, and damaged.   Hair follicles with NDF cannot produce hairs that reach their full potential thickness and length due to an inability to properly manufacture keratin.  Hair can return normal if given a proper supply of herbal nutrients to promote proper keratin production.