HAIR LOSS, BALDING, ALOPECIA, AND BALDNESS
men, testosterone is converted to dihydratestosterone (DHT) within the follicle of the hair. . The enzyme called
5-alpha reductase converts testosterone to DHT, which is produced in
various adrenal glands, the prostate, and the scalp . Over time, DHT causes hair follicles to degrade
and shortens their anagen, or active phase. Technically, the follicle is
still alive and connected to a good blood supply. Some follicles will
die, but most will simply shrink in size and produce weaker hairs. The
shorter anagen growing cycle means more hairs are shed and remaining
hairs become so thin that they cannot survive daily wear and tear,
according to experts. Hairs in balding areas gradually change from long,
thick, colored hairs into fine, unpigmented, fuzzy hairs.
Solving the Hair Loss and Balding issue
We all would like to know how to solve this dilemma. If the hair follicle has
died, there is no hope for hair regrowth. However, if the hair follicle
is "sleeping", many consumers report an "awakening" of the hair
follicle with the use of Emu oil. Emu oil is an all-natural tissue
nutrient; it helps the skin become
healthy and alive again by applying it to the skin.
There are other
products on the market today that are heavily promoted for Hair
Loss...let's take a look at some of them to see how they work or don't work:
Minoxidil - this
is a class of drugs originally used to treat high blood pressure.
Pharmacists call this drug "dose-dependent", meaning treatment must be
continued in order to maintain or increase hair growth benefits. It is
the drug found in such products as Rogaine and HealthGuard. Pregnant or
nursing women should avoid this substance in both oral and topical
forms. According to reports, oral minoxidil can cause a fall in blood
pressure, and increase in heart rate and weight gain (fluid retention).
This product is also quite pricey.
Finasteride - a
prescription drug marketed in tablet form. It costs about $55.09 for a
one month supply. Side effects include decreased libido and groin aches.
Knowing that information, let's talk about something safe and affordable: Emu Oil
Michael Hollick, MD, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine,
Physiology, and Dermatology at Boston University School of Medicine
conducted a study involving emu oil and hair growth. His study found
that there was a 20% increase in growth activity of skin that received
emu oil, compared to skin that received corn oil. Looking at the hair
follicles, Dr. Hollick realized they were much more robust, the skin
thickness was remarkably increased, suggesting that emu oil stimulated
skin growth and hair growth. Additionally, the study showed that over
80% of hair follicles that had been "asleep" were awakened, and began
growing. This is what emu oil may do for you!
We recommend massaging a
small amount of emu oil three times per day into the hairless or thinning area of the scalp if possible. In the evening or on weekends, apply a
greater amount of emu oil to the scalp and leave on for 20-30 minutes,
then wash hair with a mild shampoo or
Longview Farms.com Emu
Oil Shampoo. You should notice signs of regrowth in 30-90 days if your hair follicles were in a sleep