Going Bald, Men and Women
When it comes to going bald there are several things to keep in mind:
- Maintaining proper ratios of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids is important. The proper ratio helps control both systemic inflammation and insulin resistance, which can both play a role in hair loss.
- Preventing the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone is also key.
- Maintaining optimum levels of HGH is important.
- A study of young men diagnosed with male pattern baldness showed that the blood flow to their scalps was on average 2.6 times lower than in a control group. This is why devices that use electrical stimulation and infra red light have been helpful for some men.
- Excessive sebum (scalp oil) causes a high level of 5-alpha reductase, the enzyme which converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), and pore clogging, thus malnutrition of the hair root and a shift into the resting phase. Keeping the scalp clean with a good shampoo can help.
For women, there are a several other factors that come into play.
- Overly tight braiding or repeated nervous pulling on hair can cause hair loss.
- Autoimmune conditions, more prevalent in women than men, can kill hair follicles leading to hair loss. Proteolytic enzymes, L-carnosine, and Cetyl-myristoleate can all help reverse this condition.
- Hormonal imbalance (estrogen dominance and loss of testosterone) and thryoid problems (often caused by hormonal imbalance) can also cause thinning of hair. Using progesterone creme and herbs such as nettles can help correct the situation.