I have just started balding and I’ve just found out about DHT and hormones affecting hair loss. What can I do to remove DHT in my scalp without shampoos specifically for hair loss? Will Pine Tar shampoo work?
The cause of hair loss in men is almost always due to genetic causes, and it is known as male pattern baldness (MPB) or androgenic alopecia (AGA). Scientists have discovered that genetic balding is linked to a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a byproduct of testosterone. While everybody (men and women, balding and non-balding) has DHT, it is the men who have the genetic trait of balding that will lose hair in a specific “male pattern”… and DHT must be present. The hair follicle makes DHT. It may have nothing to do with DHT blood levels, but you must have the genetic predisposition for hair loss.
There are medications, such as Propecia, which block the impact of DHT on the hair follicle and it may stop or reverse the balding process, but it is not a cure. To date, there is no cure for hair loss. Pine tar shampoo won’t stop, slow down, or reverse genetic hair loss.