Antihistamines are commonly used to alleviate the symptoms of allergies. If you’ve ever suffered from hay fever, you’ll know these drugs can be effective at reducing itchiness and sneezing. But antihistamines may also reduce PGD2 levels and inflammation – both of which are linked to hair loss. This has led some hair loss sufferers to try out antihistamines in an attempt to beat baldness. One antihistamine – cetirizine – is particularly popular online for this purpose. But does it really work for hair loss?
Copper peptides are found naturally in the body and are a popular ingredient in anti-aging cosmetics. They’re known to activate the body’s wound healing response and release growth factors and stem cells that may cause hair regrowth. There have even been FDA trials for copper peptide-based hair loss treatments. So, can copper peptides really reverse hair loss? And is this a more effective treatment than minoxidil?
It’s popularly touted as a natural hair loss treatment – but does it actually work? Rich in polyphenols, vitamins and minerals, olive oil is often recommended as both a topical therapy and a dietary addition to prevent hair loss. So what does the evidence say? Is olive oil good for hair loss?
Recent advances in the understanding of male pattern hair loss mean we’re closer than ever to a cure. But there’s a lot of information out there, and it’s sometimes a matter of connecting the dots and seeing the links. In this article, we’ll look at two related hair loss therapies and the common links between them.
Minoxidil is one of only two treatments approved by the FDA to treat hair loss. Trials of minoxidil have tested the effectiveness of 2% and 5% solutions and found the stronger concentration significantly improves hair regrowth. This raises the question: could a stronger minoxidil solution – such as 10% – produce even better results?
OK, let’s take a break from hair loss for a second and look at a different issue: beards. It turns out men aren’t just concerned with the follicles on the top of their heads – many also want more hair on their face. And while there are plenty of treatments that reverse hair loss, there’s just one that can grow hair on your face: minoxidil.
Broadly, hair loss treatments come in two forms: oral and topical. Oral hair loss treatments include natural dietary supplements such as saw palmetto and biotin as well as prescription pills like finasteride. Topical treatments are applied to the scalp directly. In this article, we take a look at the best topical hair loss treatments.
Found in wheat, rye, barley, and several types of grass, azelaic acid is also found in trace amounts in human skin. Although the word ‘acid’ may sound a bit off-putting, it’s actually pretty mild and is used to treat a variety of dermatological conditions. Now, evidence suggests azelaic acid may have another potential use: male pattern hair loss.
The vast majority of hair loss – both in men and women – is caused by hormones. Spironolactone (spiro) is a medication that is able to counteract the effects of these hormones, making it a potentially effective hair loss treatment. But does it actually work? In this article, we’ll take a look at the evidence supporting topical spironolactone for hair loss.
For years, there have been anecdotal reports that essential oils – like those derived from rosemary – can have a positive effect on male pattern hair loss. Now, it looks like the evidence backs this up. A recent study tested both rosemary oil and minoxidil for hair loss – and found them to be equally effective. So, just how good is rosemary oil for hair loss?