I get oily skin and increased libido while on zinc 50mg/day. As Zinc increases testosterone so I fear that it may increase the progression rate of my baldness. Considering that I’m also on Finasteride, will the use of zinc negatively affect my hair?
The short answer to your question is that zinc does not necessarily negatively affect hair loss. Some studies show zinc supplements increase testosterone levels.
There are other studies that show zinc supplements do NOT affect testosterone levels.
For a normal healthy individual with genetic male pattern balding (MPB) taking over the counter supplements such as zinc would not negatively or positively affect their hair loss. It is always a good idea to follow up with your doctor if you have concerns.