Have you noticed thinning hair? Does it run in your family?
If you suffer with AGA (androgentic alopecia otherwise known as male/female pattern baldness), or are genetically disposed to it, there are 3 areas that need to be addressed in order for your scalp and follicles to maintain and/or regain their health.
- Blocked hair follicles
- Nutrient supply needed for growth
- Conversion of testosterone to DHT
Preventing hair loss requires preventing the hair follicles from being blocked by DHT, supplying sufficient nutrients to the follicle and preventing the conversion of testosterone into DHT.
First, what is DHT?
When testosterone enters the follicles of those genetically disposed to AGA, the hair follicles increase their production of the enzyme 5-alphareductase. In turn, this converts testosterone into a hormone by-product called DHT.
Once the follicles are exposed to DHT, they enter the resting stage and begin to weaken and shrink. At the same time circulation is reduced. In time, the follicle structure becomes so withered and shallow that the scalp can no longer sustain hair growth. The hair growth cycle is altered and the follicles begin to spend more time in the resting phase and less in the growing phase. Hair continues to fall out at the normal rate, but it is not replaced. The atrophied follicles become dormant and are not believed to be dead, but rather could be revived with proper stimulation.
The good news: There are effective treatments to block DHT and restore growth.
The bad news: The pharmaceuticals come with unwanted side effects.
Currently there are only 2 FDA approved treatments for hair loss in North America. While marketed under specific brand names, each one works to treat hair loss. Minoxidil, originally designed to combat high blood pressure, comes as a foam and is said to enlarge the hair follicles, increasing circulation and extend the growing phase of new hairs. While circulation is important to transport nutrients to various cells, Minoxidil doesn’t address the causes of hair loss, which is the conversion of testosterone into DHT, which eventually choke the follicles, weakening and thinning each hair strand. It also does not block DHT itself. Added to that, its alcohol base causes many to report unbearable itching.
Secondly, drugs like finasteride do work to block DHT at the source by inhibiting the enzyme (5-ar) responsible for converting testosterone into DHT. Without DHT, the follicles can continue through their growth phase. Sounds good, right? Except for 2 things. Nutrients are not being added to the follicles, and the side effects of the drug are not at all desirable, to say the least!
So, how do you unblock hair follicles, increase hair nutrition and prevent testosterone from converting into DHT?
Scientific studies have shown that Saw Palmetto oil extract, Pumpkin Seed, Stinging Nettle, Peppermint Oil – all synthetic free botanicals - work to stimulate hair growth.Yes, they supply your 3 scalp care needs, without drug-related side effects!
Here’s how it works:
- Inhibits DHT from binding to the follicle
- Inhibits the enzyme 5-ar from converting testosterone into DHT and
- Supplies the follicles with copious amounts of nutrients and essential fatty acids - All the while supplying the scalp with anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and antioxidant protection to enable the best possible environment for healthy hair growth to continue.
At HAIRMETTO we are proud to provide a healthy, topical drug free and chemical free treatment for hair regrowth, with zero drug-related side effects. Use the Oil for overnight treatment or the non-oily Serum for daytime saturation of your follicles. Or try the Hair Restoration Kit which comes with both the oil and serum along with a free dermaroller to enhance collagen and new cell production. All products available at Lifestyle Markets in Victoria.
Andrea Kuypers, Co-founder of Hairmetto Industries since 2014. HAIRMETTO is a Canadian company, based in Victoria BC, specifically formulating topical chemical and drug-free treatments for hair regrowth for those who wish an alternative to pharmaceuticals to prevent or stop hair loss and see regrowth. Highest quality topical saw palmetto and botanical ingredients for your scalp, without drug-related side effects.