Hair Growth Treatment
The leading cause of hair loss in men is male pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia). Once thought to be completely controlled by genetics, scientists are finding out that MPB (male pattern baldness) can be induced by poor eating habits and in men that are deficient in specific essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
Generally, a man's baldness begins the crown of the head and next at the receding hairline. Typically men do not lose hair around the sides and back of their head, though it can thin out as he ages.
It is believed that most men that lose hair have much higher testosterone levels than normal. Because they have an excess of testosterone, it naturally bonds with 5-alpha reductase, forming DHT (dihydrotestosterone). As high levels of DHT began to circulate throughout the bloodstream it eventually finds its way to the follicles on the head and binds itself to the hair strand growing out of it. This typically stops hair growth and in time the strand will fall out not to be rejuvenated in the follicle.
When hair loss begins to happen, it is imperative to find a quality hair growth treatment that can continually block or inhibit the production of dihydrotestosterone. Once DHT is inhibited the scalp can then be stimulated to produce hair regrowth. This can happen almost immediately and be physically noticeable within a few months.
Many high-quality hair growth treatments are sourced from all-natural organic herbs and botanicals. While it is important to begin eating a healthier diet, you should not depend on getting all your essential nutrients necessary for hair growth simply by what you eat.
Though many food ingredients contain abundant amounts of substances proven effective in hair growth, such as Biotin, Magnesium and Vitamin B6, other ingredients such as Saw Palmetto and Horsetail Silica need to be taken as an all-natural herbal supplement.
Many over-the-counter medications are also available is a quality hair growth treatment. Products containing Minoxidil, the only FDA approved medication for hair regrowth, have been proven to effectively rejuvenate and stimulate dormant follicles.
By using products that include this medication, such as Rogaine (when used as directed) along with taking natural herbal supplements targeted for hair growth you can effectively begin to restore the missing hair on the thinning and balding areas of your scalp.