There are a variety of solutions on the market for combating hair loss. DHT shampoo is one such solution. It is a treatment that blocks the DHT, or dihydrotestosterone hormone, in order for hair to continue growing.
DHT shampoo works by blocking the DHT hormone's movement in the body. This prevents it from altering the growth of hair follicles, allowing them to grow normally. Many different kinds of DHT shampoos are available for different hair loss needs. Generally, DHT shampoo relies on botanical extracts to block the hormone.
In addition to anti-DHT agents, many DHT shampoos contain ingredients similar to other shampoos. Zinc may be found in most anti-DHT products as it can help block DHT as well. Sage, thyme, fenugreek, and other herbs may be included as ingredients to both aid in the repression of DHT, as well as to increase the products' consumer appeal through scent and texture.
Safe and effective DHT shampoo is intended for daily use. Most are intended to be used on their own and require no additional shampoos. DHT shampoo generally can be used in conjunction with other hair care products per the purchaser's preferences. Each product's label can be read to discern its proper use.
Also an enzyme byproduct, DHT causes hair follicles to shrink by restricting the blood flow to the scalp. Nutrients and vitamins that typically make hair healthy are then cut off from the follicles, slowing or stopping hair from growing. This results in hair loss and, in some cases, complete baldness. Lack of nutrition to hair follicles can also result in graying hair.
Androgenic alopecia, or hair loss, affects both males and females. Also known as male pattern baldness, it is the cause of most people's hair loss. The condition results from the production of the DHT hormone. DHT is found in the hair follicles, prostate gland, adrenal glands, and testes.
Women tend to experience hair loss differently than men. Most men will lose their hair in a certain location. Women typically lose hair from the entire scalp at once, causing an appearance of thinning hair rather than bald spots. Women do not experience baldness as a result from DHT as often as men.
Other causes of hair loss unrelated to the DHT hormone may require an alternative regimen to this hair loss treatment. These causes can include stress, immune system deficiencies, trauma, and vitamin deficiencies. Remedies for these causes will vary depending on the cause, and should be discussed with a health care professional.