Hair loss is not a simple matter of isolating one factor, cutting out that factor, and knocking out hair loss. It doesn’t work that way. In fact, hair loss is a concert symphony composed of different factors that combine to either full baldness or partial baldness or thin, but still intact, hair. Any talk, any responsible talk at least, regarding preventing hair loss must acknowledge this basic fact. Current studies show definitively that DHT causes hair loss. DHT is the prime mover in thinning hair. That much is undisputed. However, just because you have high DHT levels doesn’t mean you are condemned to baldness. It isn’t that simple. There are many other mitigating factors that work in your favor. You will still lose hair, but it might not be as bad as someone who didn’t take the right precautions with these mitigating factors. Keep the following in mind when trying to prevent hair loss.
While DHT is the real cause of hair loss, its effects can be aggravated by what we do. In short, environmental triggers can worsen hair loss. Conversely, remedial practices might stall hair loss or arrest it indefinitely. For example, if you like wearing caps, bandanas, or you like to put hair spray on your hair, you might be damaging your scalp’s ability to fight off DHT’s effects. Give your scalp some space and air to breathe and otherwise nasty DHT effects might be minimized. Do yourself a favor by giving your scalp a rest.
The role of stress in hair loss cannot be underestimated. Your stress levels can lull you into a lifestyle where you’re not eating right and putting lots of environmental stress on your whole body-including your scalp. When you fail to eat right, you might be depriving yourself of critical skin-boosting nutrients. Healthy hair requires healthy skin. Once your skin’s overall health level is depressed, DHT can cause lots of damage.
Keep the following factors in mind when trying to prevent further hair loss. Take care of your scalp, eat right, and keep stress levels low. While DHT is the real cause of male pattern baldness, its effects are largely determined by other factors. Keep control over these other factors and you may be able to significantly minimize DHT’s effects on your hair line and/or scalp.