First, when researching Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA, otherwise known as male/female Pattern Baldness), your own research has likely led you to realize that the root cause is DHT (dihydrotestosterone).
Stop DHT from attacking hair follicles
DHT affects the prostate in men. It also affects the follicles in the scalp of both men and women due to the hormonal imbalance of testosterone. DHT is formed when testosterone interacts with the enzyme 5-ar. Then according to the genetic receptors at the follicle, DHT can bind to the follicle. Bound to the root, it chokes the follicle of vital circulation and nutrients, shortening its natural life cycle, and eventually, the hair falls away. This process is gradual and over many months.
Hence, studies that look at effective treatments for DHT often include those done for the prostate and those affected by AGA.
How do I know which treatment will work for my hair loss?
Perhaps your hair loss is due to stress or chronic illness over time. Many have inflammation beneath the scalp that could possibly be an unknown factor. Often drugs or chemicals are prescribed or recommended to remedy this.
We've included links to some studies on this page. Some compare the well-known and only FDA-approved treatments of Finasteride (a drug) and minoxidil (a chemical often branded as Rogaine).
While results are often realized, these products are known to come with undesirable side effects, especially for men. Also, chemicals can dry your scalp, leaving you with a dry, itchy scalp. Lastly, there aren't any nutrients being added by these pharmaceutical products to help with hair regrowth.
Can a natural hair regrowth product work?
You will see from the studies that the botanical extracts of saw palmetto, stinging nettle, lavender, peppermint and rosemary essential oils, along with pumpkin seed, have similar blocking effects on DHT while being far less toxic and harmful, if at all. Also, read the voice of our customers who have used HAIRMETTO® natural products. More reviews are being added regularly.
HAIRMETTO® is designed as a drug-free alternative. In fact, due to the nature of the plant oils, not only will you block DHT, but you will add vital nourishment to your roots. These oils are rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants and contain anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal benefits that will treat numerous other underlying causes of hair loss.
Pharmaceutical companies have the advantage of funding for their drugs, and so studies are done in abundance. Natural health products do have that funding advantage, so studies are fewer. However, as you look at the sources and the detailed methodology, you may come to the same conclusion: HAIRMETTO® is a healthy scalp treatment that no drug can match.
This study shows Saw Palmetto enriched with beta-sitosterol is even more effective. (Hint: HAIRMETTO Topical Oil contains beta-sitosterol-rich Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil that provides a dual-action benefit to hair regrowth.)