DHT Blocker and Hair Loss: The facts about DHT hair loss
Let’s begin by saying that for many people Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is not something you want to reduce or eliminate from the body. However, keeping DHT levels under control is probably a prudent course of action.
Before we go any further, let’s understand what DHT actually is? Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a derivative of the male hormone testosterone, is the enemy of hair follicles on your head. Even if the situation is more complex that it seems, let’s say DHT is one of those good/bad hormones in our body.
DHT can be found in all of us and it is crucial for the growth of body hair as we would be completely hairless without it, and without it, our sex organs including the prostate for men would not develop properly. A low level of DHT in men reduces his libido and can also compromise muscle size and strength.
But while it has a crucial role in hair growth, it is also the most significant cause of hair loss. Do you see now where we’re heading?
Well, it seems androgenetic alopecia commonly called male or female pattern baldness is caused by increased levels of DHT in the body and on the scalp. Testosterone, which can be found in small level in female bodies too, converts to DHT with the aid of the enzyme Type II 5-alpha reductase, which is held in a hair follicle’s oil glands.
A high level of DHT shrinks hair follicles, making it impossible for healthy hair to survive. Simply said, it’s been proven that under these conditions DHT wants to kill our hair. That is why besides testing the levels of DHT in your body you can start using hair care products whose compounds clear the scalp from the unnecessary DHT that prevents your hair to grow.
What are most effective DHT BLOCKER ingredients?
There are several, but let’s just name a few. Emu Oil is one of them. It has been shown that Emu Oil contains a high level of linolenic acid which is an efficient antiandrogen. Linolenic acid is a potent 5 alpha reductase inhibitor and may be usefull in the treatment of disorders related to the hormone Dihydrotestosterone.
The extract of Kigelia africana fruit, anti-oxidant is particularly effective in helping to prevent hormonal (DHT) damage to hair and recommended for dry scalps.
The extract of Salvia sclarea also plays an important role in hair loss treatments as it clears pores in the skin while blocking harmful follicle chocking hormones on the scalp like DHT. These compounds can be found in the entire line of anti-hair loss and hair-growth stimulating products from REKZE Laboratories. We use natural strong DHT blocker ingredients in our shampoo, conditioner, serum and wipes to promote hair growth and prevent hair loss without side effects.