There’s actually this shampoo I’ve heard of with natural ingredients known to block DHT. It’s called PURA D'OR Original Gold Label Anti-Thinning Biotin Shampoo. I haven’t tried it yet but it has a lot of positive reviews on Amazon! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FH692PQ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A23IQE0YUV800G&psc=1
Cutting sugar and reducing starch can help seb derm. I think inositol and 2 cups a day of spearmint tea helped mine along with diet changes. There are lists of common trigger foods, google those.
There are also protocols at the other sub that people have found helpful. Seb Derm and PCOS have similar drivers, bring down insulin and androgens and you will help both.
Seb Derm is another cause of hair loss. Avoid minox/Rogaine and dry shampoo, they do not play well with it. Dry shampoo has also been linked to hair loss.
Good luck. I like this shampoo that someone here suggested.
Biotin <strong>Shampoo</strong> for Hair Growth B-Complex Formula for Hair Loss Removes DHT for Thicker Fuller Hair Anti Dandruff Formula with Zinc Tea Tree Oil and this
Heeta Hair Scalp Massager, Wet and Dry <strong>Shampoo</strong> Brush Scalp Massage Brush with Soft Silicone Rubber Hair Brush for Women, Men, Pet (Rose Pink)
I found 2 cups a day of spearmint tea helped make my hair and skin less oily.
Re: shampoo, I like this. Someone on here recommended it.
Biotin <strong>Shampoo</strong> for Hair Growth B-Complex Formula for Hair Loss Removes DHT for Thicker Fuller Hair Anti Dandruff Formula with Zinc Tea Tree Oil Extrac
Congrats on the new job!
I use a biotin shampoo that's so amazing I'll never switch to another product. It makes hair so shiny, manageable, and never leaves a buildup.
My hair is very dense and wavy, so it's hard to find a shampoo that doesn't make it frizzy without leaving a waxy buildup. You only need a tiny bit and it lasts forever. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01ENCBOA0/ref=cm_sw_r_apa_i_v5JEFbBHG1VAF
For conditioner, I use Live Clean Fresh Water Hydrating formula. It's the perfect amount of moisture for my hair, without weighing it down. Here's a link: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00BIWYW9O/ref=cm_sw_r_apa_i_R3JEFbA0AAYVY
Both of them are affordable and aren't laden with toxic chemicals, which I try to avoid.
I hope this helps!
I stopped using heat, I took a break from hair dye, stopped wearing tight hair styles, and tried hard to not stress. I did start using This shampoo
It seems to help a lot. That grew back about 80 percent of my hair. I do believe I was deficient in vitamins too. I tried everything you could think of before that. Caster oil, a few shampoos that didn’t work.
Here’s another hair loss recovery story here. I went low carb first and still shed some on low carb (no IF), but on keto with IF my hair has stopped shedding and is finally regrowing, after 4 years of shedding. Washing your hair is important (here’s the shampoo I use, after learning about it here ) too. I didn’t even want to wash my hair during my shedding years, so much hair would come out in the shower I would cry. I wish I had learned about low carb and keto earlier too, would have saved me many years of bad health.
This is going to be long because it was my biggest issue. Stopped wearing my hair up or in tight hair styles. Only brushed hair when wet (I have curly hair). Started using this DHT/Biotin Shampoo
Once I had no choice to cut dairy my hair drastically started growing in quicker.
I’ll be honest to anyone reading this. It has taken 3 YEARS for my hair to be at this point. It stopped looking bad last year. (Most people said they couldn’t notice it) I do however have very thick curly hair. Looking back at pictures I’ve had this issue since I was a teen.
So try hard not to stress while your hair is growing back. Patience is hard.
It sounds like diet changes are helping you, fingers crossed!
I like this shampoo someone on here recommended
and use this, also recommended on here
I also drink 2 cups a day of spearmint tea, it is supposed to help reduce androgens. Good luck! Hair seems to take forever to change.
Blood tests are usually not precise enough, so they are not of much use. I figure, if there are symptoms, something is not balanced. The best levers to push are diet, reducing IR, reducing cortisol. Supplements like inositol or berberine or spearmint or the med equivalents like metformin and spiro can help reduce IR and androgens. Someone just posted a link to a podcast that talks about blood tests not being sensitive enough despite people experiencing symptoms. If I see it again, will drop a link. Was super interesting.
Same re: seb derm and it is super common with PCOS since it is often driven by IR, but we often are very reactive to cortisol, too. Bringing down IR with keto, IF and supplements has helped, and dialing back the cinnamon, lol.
I found medicated dandruff shampoos of little use. I use baby shampoo (cradle cap is a form of hormone driven seb derm), cleans scalp and leaves hair soft, or this one someone on here recommended. Just a small amount makes tons of suds.
I also like this that the poster recommended.
My elderly mom was just diagnosed with seb derm. She has recently developed other symptoms of insulin resistance.
You could try a sulfate free ketoconazole shampoo. It should be significantly less drying than nizoral. Regenpure offers one sold on amazon that I use:
Hi all !
Feels great that I’m not alone but sucks that we’re in the same boat. I’m a 22M that has notice my hair is slowly but surely thinning out. I’ve always had a “fine” hair type but it’s never been like this. My parents are convinced that I’m fine and I have nothing to worry about but the other side they have full heads of hair, kinda.
So what I started doing was taking multivitamins, biotin, and a caffeinated shampoo I had bought from amazon. (shampoo ) to see if my hair would improve. Hoping that it would, it didn’t, my hair remained the same and my finger nails grew stronger. So I cut off the shampoo and went to Walmart and picked up some Thick and strong Dove for Men shampoo. Still nothing. No change.
So now I’m convinced I need more knowledge about my current hair status thus the big question
Am I balding ?
here is photos of my head.
(Off track) I wore hats for an entire year straight, and at the end of each day my head would be tender each time I showered.
Update #1 March 21st 2019
I visited my doctor he examined my head and after a few minutes he informed me it was male pattern baldness. I was in denial and request for a blood test to check if my current diet had to do with any of it. I was prescribed finasteride, about 3 months worth, and suggested to use minoxidil simultaneously with it for better results. I am currently looking for a dht blocking shampoo to stop hair from falling out. So far minoxidil sounds like a pain in the ass to keep in your hair for 1-4 hours for a full effect.
Although not common Ashwagandha works a lot like a testosterone supplement, and raises DHT, it's not causing your hair loss but it's accelerating it, as you almost certainly inherited it. Find a shampoo that reduces DHT as you will need it anyway.
An ftm youtuber recommends this:
I haven’t tried it yet.
When using minoxidil, the hair will fall out if you stop before it’s terminal hair. I’ve heard a year but idk.
One of the only actually scientifically proven uses of essential oil is using rosemary essential oil (in a carrier oil!) on the scalp to regrow hair. Dr. Gary Linkov on YouTube talks about it in a video but I can’t remember which one. He’s completely bald but he has alopecia areata, not androgenic alopecia, which is what mostly causes hair loss, including that which happens on T.
Rosemary essential oil works by increasing blood circulation but has also been found to inhibit dht so it will help your head hair but will not help with facial or body hair. Minoxidil does work for facial hair. Always patch test for reactions.
Minoxidil is not safe for pets.
Finasteride is an oral dht blocker so it could help, but dht is also what gives us body and facial hair and lower growth, (Maybe some other changes, but not all of them.) so it depends on what you prioritize.
yes. 2% is by prescription only (in the US). I put a few drop of rosemary essential oil in my shampoo bottle. when I finish my bottle I'm probably going to switch to another brand https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MRKJHR6/ref=ox_sc_act_title_8?smid=A1RMA0NEBIG0WB&psc=1
I have been using Kirkland liquid minox on my scalp and kirkland foam on my beard because I wanted to close some gaps, twice a day.
The shampoo I switched to is this Biotin one Link.
I stopped washing my hair daily, do it every other day now. Also i started taking a multivitamin.
Overall my hair is a lot thicker now, i had pretty thin hair and i lost a lot everyday, some areas on my hairline have regrown and my hair grows faster because of the vitamins i think i was lacking some nutrients lol my nails also grow a lot faster now.
Hope it helps, if you decide to give minox a shot i would recommend to give it at least 3 months before you draw any conclusiones and don’t forget to take pictures ☺️
So I started using ketocanazole shampoo about 4 months before fin. In my experience I dont think it did anything to stop my hairloss, ,but I will say that it makes my hairs health a bit and most importantly for my hairloss it made it look much alive, fuller and thicker. I am still taking ketocanazole shampoo because it makes it lookk fuller and thicker. Here is the link if you are interested in buying the one I use I recommend it.
REGENEPURE, DR Shampoo Hair and Scalp Treatment, Cleanses and Supports Hair Growth, 8 oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0032FSDOA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_B48GAM6W3499J94J88FF
REGENEPURE, DR Shampoo Hair and... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0032FSDOA?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I personally use this one^^^ I highly recommend it it is a ketocanazole shampoo as well, but leaves your hair looking fuller And thicker. Been using it for 7 months Im in love with this shampoo
I'm in the "regrowth" stage and feeling way better about my hair. I have some short bits of hair where it's growing back in, but it's enough that it doesn't look like bald spots anymore and I'm taking that as a win! I've been using this shampoo and I'm convinced it's helping: https://www.amazon.com/Biotin-Hair-Shampoo-Thinning-Moisturizing/dp/B01ENCBOA0
My husband uses Ultrax Labs Store shampoo from Amazon. He was losing hair before but this kinda really stopped the hair shedding process. It’s expensive but it works great for him. amazon link here
You can try Everything I described just know that Finasteride is the main key factor.
I personally use shampoo everyday because I work out a lot and my scalp is very greasy it all depends on your scalp. I dont think washing your scalp everyday creates problem man especially if you work out or anything make sure you shampoo 3 times a week at least.
I would recommend if you are going to try finasteride to try it now because know that mpb is a time thing the sooner you start the better.
This is the shampoo i use which i love . Is a ketocanazole shampoo which helps to makenyour hair look thicker and it feels nice.
REGENEPURE, DR Shampoo Hair and Scalp Treatment, Cleanses and Supports Hair Growth, 8 oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0032FSDOA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_3JM9AB9PEZR4JJ3H1S38
Is pricey but dor my hair ill do anything
Its upsetting. I take hair/skin/nails supplements and I KNOW they're working because my leg, armpit, eyebrow, and mustache (ah the joys of being an Italian Jew) grow SO FUCKING fast and thick, but the hair on my head doesn't. I hate brushing my hair because of the amount that just comes out. But I DO see new growth and I use a biotin shampoo and conditioner that I think helps a lot.
I understand where you are coming from you are young, but it also doesnt look bad at all you have slight recession, but yes if you want to keep your hair you have to take action and go see your doctor.
I would suggest for you to start with ketoconozole shampoo. This is the one I use but is really good for your hair. Wash your scalp throughly and leave for 10-15 mins. This is the minimal you can do and it has no sides.
REGENEPURE, DR Shampoo Hair and Scalp Treatment, Cleanses and Supports Hair Growth, 8 oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0032FSDOA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_19QJ97WS0CWS1VR0CB7E
Seb derm is very common with PCOS, lots of info in the other sub.
This shampoo that was recommended here has worked well for me, supposed to remove DHT too, dunno. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ENCBOA0/ref=ppx\_yo\_dt\_b\_search\_asin\_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I feel you friend, we're all here for you and many of us have been through these symptoms too. Continue doing keto, use supplements, get daily sunlight and exercise (outdoors if possible, in this season it's great!) and practice stress management. Sounds cliché, and easier said than done, but these things will put you way ahead of what any doctor will tell you at this point. Moreover, you will feel the immediate impact on your mental health.
For the balding, stress relief will help you tremendously but so will zinc and magnesium supplements and a good quality biotin shampoo. This one helped me control the hair loss: https://www.amazon.com/Shampoo-B-Complex-Formula-Removes-Dandruff/dp/B01ENCBOA0
I also took vitamin-B complex injections, every 2-3 months for 10 days. I injected myself in the thigh and it helped hugely with hair loss and depression. I no longer do it as I don't need to.
If you can't see a specialist, try another doctor and talk through with them and see if you can get a referral through them. Express your dissatisfaction and don't be afraid to challenge them if you feel like you aren't getting the medical attention you need. You can also try complementary medicine and see how that works for you. I've gone through both conventional and complementary and I can say I found a really good practioner in both that helped me in their own ways. It might be expensive for you if insurance doesn't cover it, so see what fits best for your budget and needs.
Never seen the first one you linked, may have to consider it since I am vegan.
OP, here is one I've come across as well, Hair Restoration Laboratories' Professional Strength DHT-Blocking Hair Restore Shampoo
I’m in the same boat as you, 18 and I just noticed some thinning on my right side, most of my relatives and close family have extreme MPB and I am paranoid, but it also gives me an edge up on them because none of them knew anything about hair loss regime, so I’m starting now to hopefully keep my hair a little longer. I am going to start out slow with a Ketoconazole shampoo, specially this one:
REGENEPURE, DR Shampoo Hair and Scalp Treatment, Cleanses and Supports Hair Growth, 8 oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0032FSDOA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_2PRBSXHSHYRHAD54VD43?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
So I am going to start off slow and as time progresses and I notice more hair loss, I plan to take it to the next step with the other 2 out of the “big three”. But I think for the most part we will be fine, we are so young to be getting on top of this. Way ahead of the game brother
Hi folks! My hair has been thinning pretty dramatically over the past two years. I went to a doctor and started taking some prescribed medication. Also, I've changed out my shampoo to this one. I've seen some pretty significant improvements over the past few months which has me ecstatic. However, my hair gets very oily, very quickly. I have to use the shampoo daily or it looks like my hair is wet. I'm considering swapping out my shampoo, but I don't want to mess with results. Any recommendations for thinning hair that does a better job of cleaning?
Yeah I did. I wish I had better pictures, but I was so upset I stopped taking them after awhile. Looking back at pictures I had been missing hair since 2015 or before that.
I think going off birth control made it worse at first. Especially for the first year. Started growing it back in 2018. So 3 years of a lot of patience.
I had a dairy allergy that was also adding to my hair loss. I’ve seen major improvements and now the right front section is finally back. (I had no clue I used to have hair there) I only discovered it last summer when I was bed ridden sick for 6 months with stomach issues. My periods have been normal since 2018 as well.
I lost a lot of hair though all over and not just the part widening. The front was receded pretty far back. The back was missing a lot too.
For anyone reading this. This shampoo did help out a lot. I don’t have to use it nearly as often. shampoo used to help
There isn’t a “quick fix” if that’s what a lot of people are looking for. (Sadly). Your body may respond differently too towards different things. My doctor refused to address any of my concerns and I was just told to lose weight and go on birth control. Which wasn’t a fix to me and more of a bandaid.
Aside from addressing the issues you mentioned, you may want to get a script for Finasteride from your doctor. It helps with hair loss. Also, there is a hair thinking shampoo on Amazon that is highly recommended.
Good luck with your recovery. Protein and veg are super nutrient dense, I am way healthier than when I ate a super high starch diet. I wish I had gotten that msg years ago, live and learn. I hope your recovery gets to be smooth and easier!
Check out r/sebderm, that sounds a lot like my symptoms. I have family that tried 2 protocols they talk about a lot there, one has to do with raw honey, one mct oil, both are applied on the scalp. I seemed to have trigger foods but my family did not. Seb derm has to do with yeast overgrowth and an immune reaction to it, some products feed the yeast, both hair products or cosmetics or skin care for people who have patches on their face. Who knew, right? Both relatives had good results and had hair regrowth (neither had pcos).
For me, I used this shampoo recommended here, tweaked diet and when my scalp got healthier and my skin tags went away so insulin resistance was dropping and after a few months, I started to see regrowth. And when I really upped protein it got thicker than it had been before it started shedding, to my amazement. If you find other scalp treatments helpful you should post them over there, people are really good at swapping info. I also found baby shampoo worked and left my hair soft, cradle cap is seb derm in babies. I tried loads of medicated shampoos but my scalp was still not great and my hair was like straw. The shampoo below leaves scalp healthy, hair soft and claims to block DHT. I have longish hair and only use a little bit, it lasts a long time. It made washing my hair less stressful. The shampoo and inositol were some of the best recs I got on here.
I will keep an eye out for your updates, take really good care!
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Would something like this be good or something like this
Biotin Hair Shampoo for Dry Hair - Volumizing Biotin Shampoo for Men and Womens Hair Moisturizer - Sulfate Free Shampoo with Biotin and Moisturizing Shampoo for Dry Hair plus Keratin Hair Treatment https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ENCBOA0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_3EGN6HYK822QFEFH412M
And then I alternate with ketoconazole shampoo
Start using Regenepure every other day or so: https://www.amazon.com/REGENEPURE-Shampoo-Treatment-Supports-Growth/dp/B0032FSDOA
Yes it's definitely seborrheic dermatitis. Avoid scratching your head too much.
Here you can find a good article on the research published around rosemary oil. Maybe it helped me with the growth maybe not, my situation is not bad enough to assess whether it is really effective with naked eye. However if researchers found that it works, I would not be too skeptical about it. You can definitely do a mixture of oils and try to capitalize on the compound effects. I added rosemary oil to my ketoconazole shampoos and also to other shampoos when I don't want to use a keto one.
This shampoo is probably the best one for hair loss, there is basically everything non farmacological that is good for growth and also include ketoconazole. If you really want to avoid minoxidil you may even try to add a laser helmet therapy, which has shown again to stimulate growth.
Don't expect enormous results with these things, but it could work well for you.
Puradora is an all natural anti hairloss shampoo- it changed my world!! PURA D'OR Original Gold Label Anti-Thinning Biotin Shampoo (16oz) w/ Argan Oil, Nettle Extract, Saw Palmetto, Red Seaweed, 17+ DHT Herbal Actives, No Sulfates, Natural Preservatives, For Men & Women https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FH692PQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_tfm9FbCSYMG93?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Head over to r/SebDerm, lots of ideas and strategies. Seb derm occurs frequently with PCOS and can be another source of hair loss. It is also impacted by high insulin levels and hormone imbalances, so cutting sugar and carbs and supplements like inositol, berberine and zinc are helpful for both. Think anti-candida diet and low glycemic index carbs.
Daily washing is helpful, otherwise the oil provides a breeding ground for yeast and washing also removes DHT build up. Dry shampoos are not good for seb derm and have been linked to hair loss.
The medicated shampoos never worked well for me, this one, recommended here, leaves my scalp clean and hair soft. I alternate with baby shampoo sometimes, cradel cap is seb derm in a baby.
Biotin <strong>Shampoo</strong> for Hair Growth B-Complex Formula for Hair Loss Removes DHT for Thicker Fuller Hair Anti Dandruff Formula with Zinc Tea Tree Oil Extract
This one or sometimes baby shampoo. Both leave scalp clean and hair soft.
I mostly use JR Liggett's. It's bar based which I like because it's easy and I can have a bar in my gym bag and use it for both shampoo and body soap.
The liquid one I have at home is this one, geared towards being mostly natural and to help hairloss. Has pretty much every go-to ingredient to help hairloss.
Conditioners are a scam more than anything, when you aren't using a detergent to literally strip the life out of your hair, they're really not needed.
From Hair Restoration Laboratories, like this one
Reviews on it are pretty good. I have not tried it yet, waiting to finish my current keto shampoo then buying this one.
I’ve tried a bunch. This one has become my go to. If you search for DHT blocking shampoo online or Amazon you’ll see there are tons of choices in all price ranges.
PURA D'OR Original Gold Label Anti-Thinning Biotin Shampoo (16oz) w/ Argan Oil, Nettle Extract, Saw Palmetto, Red Seaweed, 17+ DHT Herbal Actives, No Sulfates, Natural Preservatives, For Men & Women https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00FH692PQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabt1_wgDUFb1C2GHAA?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Everyone is different so defo experiment. My IR is so longstanding that I needed the nuclear option, lol. Will take some time to reverse it. For you just emphasizing protein a bit more could really help.
I also like this shampoo someone on here recommended, dunno what it does for DHT but my scalp is clean and my hair is soft. You just use a little bit so it lasts for ages. The medicated shampoos never helped my scalp and my hair would be like straw.
Biotin Shampoo for Hair Growth B-Complex Formula for Hair Loss Removes DHT for Thicker Fuller Hair Anti Dandruff Formula with Zinc Tea Tree Oil Extrac
Heeta Hair Scalp Massager, Wet and Dry Shampoo Brush Scalp Massage Brush with Soft Silicone Rubber Hair Brush for Women, Men, Pet (Rose Pink)
Consider inositol + choline too, supposed to be good for regrowth of hair and really helped me, took a few months.
Your job sounds really cool. I am going to start volunteering at a horse rescue group soon, a friend does it, I am really excited. Best to you!
I use these that someone recommended on here, no idea if it helps DHT or not, but my scalp feels healthy and my hair is soft. The inositol and keto really helped kick off skin changes too. I tried a lot of shampoos before that never helped my scalp all that much (internal changes needed) and left my hair like straw. You only use a tiny bit too, so it lasts for ages.
Biotin <strong>Shampoo</strong> for Hair Growth B-Complex Formula for Hair Loss Removes DHT for Thicker Fuller Hair Anti Dandruff Formula with Zinc Tea Tree Oil Extrac
Heeta Hair Scalp Massager, Wet and Dry Shampoo Brush Scalp Massage Brush with Soft Silicone Rubber Hair Brush for Women, Men, Pet (Rose Pink)
Same, I used to cry in the shower.
I also use these that were recommended here
Biotin Shampoo for Hair Growth B-Complex Formula for Hair Loss Removes DHT for Thicker Fuller Hair Anti Dandruff Formula with Zinc Tea Tree Oil Extract Jojoba Oil Argan Oil For Women and Men 8 oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ENCBOA0/ref=cm_sw_r_u_apa_i_wqwMFbXYJWS40
I always do a fakespot check for amazon reviews. It is coming up as C. Too many fake reviews in amazon not just for this product but many skincare and cosmetics are rife with fake reviews.
Link to fakespot for this product
Hey man was worried about this aswell so I picked this up from amazon really helped
PURA D'OR Original Gold Label Anti-Thinning Shampoo Clinically Tested, Infused with Argan Oil, Biotin & Natural Ingredients, Sulfate Free, All Hair Types, Men and Women, 16 Fl Oz (Packaging may vary) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FH692PQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_n3yUDb9461Q0Q
I have been using this biotin shampoo!
Same. I also think Inositol and a b complex twice a day helped but getting insulin resistance down was key. I lost skin tags way before I saw hair changes.
Someone on here said they benefited from a DHT removing shampoo
I have it on order.
I was a vegetarian for years, that is when my hair loss was the worst.
Thank you so much. I am already on Finasteride and am just trying to find out any tricks I can and avoid surgeries. I found a shampoo that isn't crazy expensive and am going to give it a shot, here's a link for anyone else who might be having the same issue. Please know, I haven't used it yet, so please don't take this as an out and out endorsement of the product.
PURA D'OR Blue Label Biotin Hair Thinning Therapy Shampoo Infused with Biotin, Vitamins, Argan Oil, Nettle Extracts, Saw Palmetto, 15 Herbal DHT Actives, Biotin, No Sulfates - 16oz For Men & Women
Thank you so much for sharing your advice!
Have your thyroid checked and make sure it isnt genetic otherwise I find that even castor oil is helpful for baby hair and seriously not sure how long you hair is but a lot falls out naturally and sometimes we notice it nd freak especially if it is even a 2-3 inches longer than usual. I just saw amazon has Biotin Shampoo for Hair Growth B-Complex Formula for Hair Loss ? I am gonna try it out
8 oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ENCBOA0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_15U3EbHCZ9QS0
I’m using this stuff - PURA D'OR Original Gold Label Anti-Thinning Shampoo. I also have the conditioner. It has great reviews on Amazon but I haven’t been using it long enough to know if it works for me.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0032FSDOA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_12dhnbsCsZf4V I’ve had pretty moderate dandruff since before I even knew I had hair issues, but I tried this consistently awhile back(January or so?) and it did a good job of getting rid of it. Its back now cus I ran out and $25 is a lot for shampoo lol. I don’t know the science behind this, though—I’m 19 and dumb and if it says it’s good I’ll put it on my head.
Trick for me was to make sure it got on my scalp and then leave it there for a hot minute or so
get the original gold label one
My hair and eyebrows aren’t 100 percent back but it’s close about 90 percent.
I started strength training, cut down on dairy, carbs, sugar. Upped my Biotin to 10,000 mcg. Starting using this
This may sound odd, but since I had such good luck using the shampoo on my hair, I started using it on my eyebrows. It worked.
I balance my hormones with this combination: (not sure it will work for everyone) they wouldn’t do blood work on me (diagnosed via ultrasound) so I had a lot of trial and error.
Ovasitol- brought back my periods and some mood stability
Biotin 10,000 mcg
I went on birth control for a short time and didn’t notice any change. I went off it bc I’ve been on it off and on for 17 years. Hope this helps :)
Aww I’m sorry to hear. It really sucks. I tried everything. I’m not sure if the shampoo I used is CG friendly but my hair is almost 95 percent back. It’s taken almost 2 years. This Gem
Adding this and Biotin 10,000 mcg have worked for me. It’s worth a try at least.
As for the unwanted hair in other places I haven’t found a solution for that.
If you decide to try it just be patient. It takes time and is frustrating.
This is the shampoo I use and I get good results from it. Get the conditioner too! You don't need to talk to a doctor about the shampoo. You CAN talk to a doctor about starting fin if you want.
This is the shampoo that I use.
Honestly I don't really know too much about differences between them, as long as they block DHT it should be fine. Get the conditioner too!
I use this product: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B016XB280Y and although it took awhile it did regrow some of my hair back. What is strange is I was thinning at the front of my hair line on both sides and it only regrew on one side, but I will take what I can get. It also seemed to help with my bald spot in the back. Don't expect miracles but it did regrow some of my hair back. I use it about 3 times a week. The stuff also lasts a long time. I bought it over a year ago and still have half a bottle left and this is with my kids using it for awhile thinking it was regular shampoo. Oh yeah, only use it where you want to regrow hair, which for me is the top and front of my head. At first I was using it on all of my hair and the hair that is not receding started growing a lot faster so I now use regular shampoo for that.
I haven't tried it, but this stuff is getting great reviews. Might be worth a shot if you've got the funds? https://www.amazon.com/Ultrax-Labs-Caffeine-Stimulating-Shampoo/dp/B007SZCG0C/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_sims?ie=UTF8#customerReviews
I see a lot of support for Nizoral shampoo which has 1% Ketoconazole, which helps to block DHT. I find anti-dandruff shampoos really harsh. Does anyone have an experience with anything else on the hair-loss-prevention-shampoo front?
Example linked here, also contains 1% ketoconazole:
L'emarie Intensive Hair Growth and Hair Loss Shampoo, W/ 1% Ketoconazole Biotin, DHT Blocking
I'm a guy with curly hair, god damn would I kill for your hair thickness. Mine's started to thin a little, so I use this a couple times a week, more if I have a full bottle, and then condition like twice a week with some decent stuff from the store. So I comb mine and press it down sometimes with pomade if I have to look presentable, otherwise it just curls in every direction and my head looks ridiculous.
Anyway what i'm getting at is, what is your hair normally like when you don't dry it that crazy way? Also how hard was it with hair your length, do you just essentially tie a towel around your head?
LET THE SHAMPOO SIT ON FOR 5+ MINUTES OTHERWISE YOU WON'T GET RESULTS
I saw results with nizoral, but it dries my hair. So far my favorite has been regenepure dr which is pricey but worth it. It's very nourishing to my hair and has 2% ketoconazole. I follow up with trader joe's tea tree tingle conditioner or Shea Moisture's grow strong conditioner. Sometimes I will do "pre-poo" where I put on coconut oil all over and let it soak for 30 minutes - overnight. Then I'll do one pass with conditioner, wash it out, then shampoo and let it sit for 5+ minutes, as long as possible, then conditioner again.
CAme off birth control Jan '16 and within a few months started noticing a ton of hair loss (along with terrible acne). The acne I got under control with a better washing routine + curology, though it's gone to hell again now that I started Letrozole.
For hair, I started using: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FH692PQ/ref=sr_ph_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1486788603&sr=sr-1&keywords=hair+loss - I dont know if it was the cause, but I started to sprout a whole lot more hair at my temples adn it seemed to curb it for a while. I can't say it was for sure the shampoo, but I don't think it's hurt!
I've been using Pura D'or for about a year and a half:
There's a lot of products out there that exploit the vulnerability of those who are losing hair and I'm fully aware of that. I'm not really convinced that anything outside of finasteride and minoxidil will really do anything in regards to male pattern baldness.
Pura d'or does have ketoconazole and claims to have 14 other natural DHT blockers.......probably bull shit. I'm curious what makes nizoral better?
Nizoral isn't even advertised as a hair loss product so it confuses me why people on this board are such huge proponents of it.
The only thing that works for a long term for me is the L'emarie Shampoo https://www.amazon.com/Lemarie-Intensive-Growth-Shampoo-Ounce/dp/B00C01C43S/ref=sr_1_104_s_it?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1483708715&sr=1-104&keywords=dandruff+shampoo.
Not only for keeping your scalp clean of dandruff but for a healthy scalp and hair.
This shampoo has 1% Ketoconazole and in top of that it has other ingredients that are well know to help with scalp problems like Pyrithione Zinc, Caffeine , Salicylic Acid , Allatoin and a bunch of essential oils and extracts. It also has one ingredient that is new to the market call Pisum Sativum (Pea) Peptide. this one ingredient helps with keeping your hair growing healthy.
I'll give the coconut oil a shot for at least a month or so. I mean my hair on top isn't super long, I feel like the scalp won't be super visible once it grows a bit longer. And I tried to find Minoxidil on Amazon.ca, and the closest thing is a shampoo with really good reviews, in regards to such a problem:
I think that's a better (less harsh/drying) ketoconazole shampoo than Nizoral. I use it every other day as well as Minox twice a day and don't have any issues. I also use the Regenepure Nourishing Treatment Shampoo (https://www.amazon.com/Regenepure-Nourishing-Treatment-Thickening-Strengthening/dp/B0032FQSZG/) which helps hair from being dried out, and also has ingredients that are more gentle on hair/scalp than typical shampoos.
beta sitosterol, biotin, and MSM. MSM makes my hair and nails grow like crazy, but not sure if it helps with hair loss or growing new hair. I just have to cut my hair and nails way more often. The keto shampoo seems to help, too, I use this one.
I take one biotin pill 10,000mcg every day and I wash my hair with hair surge by ultralax labs at least 5 times a week. If you're interested in the shampoo I bought here's a link on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Ultrax-Caffeine-Growth-Stimulating-Shampoo/dp/B007SZCG0C
Thanks for the reply. This is the one I was referring to. It definitely claims to have Keto but no indication of what percentage. I see that Nizoral says it is 1% Keto. I was also taking a 10,000 mg biotin supplement but then came across this which claims to have natural ingredients that reduce DHT. Just so much stuff out there. Most of which are probably scams.
This is my shampoo BTW: http://www.amazon.com/Regenepure-Doctor-Recommended-Shampoo-Treatment/dp/B0032FSDOA
Nizoral will work too (the ketoconazole is what you're after), but this stuff is sulfate-free and doesn't have a terrible chemical smell. DHT blockers won't make as much of a difference once T gets knocked clear down to female normal, but I'll stick with this stuff anyway cause it's also great for dandruff. It's a little pricey, but my current bottle has lasted 3 months and is still about 1/4 full (shampooing every other day right now, with more growth I'll use more but eventually just twice a week - not really effective for hair growth at that point but enough to get the anti-dandruff effect).
I'm no expert but here is what I know:
If the hairs are thinning at the hairline, then it is recession due MOSTLY to DHT. If the hair at the hairline is thick, much like the hair on the sides of your head, then it is most likely a mature hairline. By the pictures, the hairs on your hairline don't seem all too thick, so it is most likely recession.
Best thing you can do is do research about Fin and decide if you want to take it. If not, purchase some Anti-DHT shampoo:
And comb your hair a lot to make sure there is good blood flow (maybe even use oils such as olive when you comb your hair) and eat a good diet sufficient with the proper nutrients to keep hair healthy.
Let's just say I made this username for a reason.
I believe my hair loss was related to Creatine, though I cannot confirm this. I cannot recall all the noots I was taking at the time, though the only other one I remember being on that you mentioned was maybe ALCAR. After several weeks of daily Creatine use, I noticed abnormal amounts of hair in my fingers after running my hand through it. Like, a lot a lot.
I stopped taking Creatine, and started using Regenepure DR ( http://www.amazon.com/Regenepure-Doctor-Recommended-Shampoo-Treatment/dp/B0032FSDOA ). This product contains ketoconazole which is clinically proven to reverse hair loss. You can do your own research on it.
I can report after several months of daily use I no longer lose hair when I run my fingers through it. I did get some dry hair from DR so I added Regenepure's nourishing treatment and their moisturizer and I'm finally happy with my hair again (both of these are on amazon as well, though buying all 3 is not cheap, I cannot recommend them enough). The last 2 products mentioned do not actually help with hair loss or regrowing hair, however they do help with making hair appear thicker and more "alive". I cannot confirm hair regrowth yet, even with DR, but I 100% stopped losing as much as I had been. I can run my fingers through my hair and most of the time, no hairs fall out.
When/if you use these products, I would use the DR first, rinse, then NT, rinse, then moisturizer, rinse, and make sure to leave each on your scalp for several minutes before rinsing. It added a lot of time to my shower routine but it is well worth it. I do this every day possible.
I hope this helps, and good luck.
Disclaimer: I'm no doctor. YMMV. I, personally, decided to try this before anything more harsh (ie rogaine/fin) and so far, no regrets, but everyone is different. I'm male and young 20s with a possible genetic predisposition for hair loss, for reference.