gentlemen when we talk about today’s hair loss treatments we are largely
referring to four groups of ingredients that attempt to accomplish the same task
just in dissimilar ways. Those tasks being preventing hair loss and stimulating
new hair growth. Plus at Trilshun we believe with today’s technologies it is
entirely possible to delay the onset of male pattern baldness and female
thinning hair indefinitely if you pursue a proper course of action. This is no
longer the day of harsh shampoos, unproven chemicals, or snake oil salesman even
though you can still fall victim to these things.
It’s also important to point
out with the varying chemistry of every individual what works for one may not
work for another. Many remedies are much more effective for prevention than
The first group of ingredients
we’ll talk about are topicals that attempt to block or prevent the formation
of DHT (dihydrotestosterone) on the scalp. These agents can range from some of
the most exotic to the more mundane such as with shampoos. What is seldom
mentioned though is that cholesterol is a component of DHT and it is readily
available by the synthesis of sunlight on the scalp. In effect by blocking the
components necessary to form DHT you prevent hair loss. To observe this
cholesterol you need only run your finger in the creases of your nose and look
at the shine. This type of ingredient also achieves its results by a periodic
cleansing of the scalp while depositing a shield to inhibit DHT formulation.
Since most people need to shampoo, condition, or apply some toiletries to the
scalp periodically these tend to be one of the easier routes for male and female
pattern baldness prevention.
The second type of compounds
are those that generate a hair growth response by irritating or stimulating
components within the follicle. Scientists have long known that by triggering a
histamine effect growth factors are released within the follicle thereby
provoking the hair to grow. In this particular case the factor being increased
is blood flow. You can readily see this with a bee sting or mosquito bite as the
histamine is released into the body and the blood flow is increased to the
location of the injury. Some ingredients that do just that are the polysorbates
and niacin. Other formulations such as the fungicides like Nizoral irritate
deeper portions of the follicle to begin reproducing. It is also important to
point out many ingredients can have a dual action upon the scalp. In other words
they can be preventing DHT and urging hair growth at the same time.
Now we move into the third
group which is substances that are consumed orally to block the formation of DHT
within the body. These substances can include vitamins, herbs, Propecia, and
various supplements. Many of these ingredients also improve the functioning of
the liver and the microcirculation within the follicles. These particular things
are essential to hair growth and cannot be derived strictly from your diet.
Interestingly Chinese practitioners have long maintained the belief that the
liver and circulation are the key reasons for pattern baldness.
The final group is composed of
agents that that lessen the auto-immune responses of the body to enable you to
regain a healthy head of hair. Many scientists hold to the theory male and
female pattern baldness are triggered by the immune responses of the body
similar to those found in arthritis and psoriasis. In effect by soothing the
follicles with various topical hair loss treatments you can once again return
your scalp to its original condition. One noted specialist in this area is
Doctor Peter Proctor.
To sum it up there are many theories
of hair loss and products that emerge within
these genres as cures and preventatives. Quite a few of these formulations pack
a considerable amount of science behind them. So if you want to learn more about
bringing your hair loss to a screeching halt and promoting new hair growth we
welcome your visit.