If you are a woman struggling with thinning hair, you are not alone.
Androgenic alopecia, also known as pattern baldness, is a condition that affects 50% of men and 25% of women over the age of 50. This type of hair loss is the most common cause of thinning hair in men and women, and often appears in the latter half of life.
However, many men and women start experiencing thinning hair in certain parts of their heads as early as their 30s. Androgenic alopecia is often characterized by thinning hair in specific parts of your head.
Although androgenic alopecia is more common in men than in women, the condition still affects millions of women.
Female pattern baldness is something many women are often reluctant to talk about, as the harsh standards of beauty pushed by society can often make it difficult to talk about cosmetic imperfections. But thinning hair is nothing to be ashamed of.
Ending the stigma that causes many women to be ashamed to talk about their struggles with hair loss starts with educating those who are uninformed about how common hair thinning is for both men and women.
Because androgenic alopecia is a condition that so many women struggle with, we want to provide those struggling with thinning hair with as much helpful information about hair loss prevention as possible.
In this post, we’ll talk about the best shampoo for dealing with hair loss, whether you are a male or a female. GroMD’s Hair Growth Shampoo & Conditioner is packed with natural ingredients that address the root cause of androgenic alopecia, allowing your hair to get back to growing at a healthy rate.
How DHT-Blocking Ingredients Can Help You Deal with Thinning Hair
If you are dealing with androgenic alopecia, you are likely noticing your hair thinning in specific areas. This selective thinning is primarily caused by your body’s production of a specific androgen, or male sex hormone – dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Although androgens are male sex hormones, they are found in the bodies of both males and females.
Dihydrotestosterone is an androgen that plays a key role in your body’s development during puberty. However, as you get older, your body’s production of DHT can cause your hair follicles to shrink, especially in specific parts of your head that are more susceptible.
If you are a woman, this follicle shrinkage can cause the divide between the two sections of your hair, often called the “part” in your hair, to noticeably thin out. One of the most effective ways to prevent your hair from thinning out is to use a shampoo that contains DHT-blocking ingredients.
Androgenic alopecia typically occurs in stages, becoming more pronounced over time. What can start as thinning in specific sections of your hair can end up turning into a receding hairline and a growing spot on the top of your head that is noticeably thinner than the rest of your hair.
As pattern hair loss becomes more pronounced, it is often more difficult to prevent and reverse. Because the condition can become more persistent over time, it is best to start addressing androgenic alopecia as early as possible.
Specific ingredients can work to actively inhibit your body’s conversion of testosterone into DHT, allowing your hair to resume its natural cycle of growth. The shrinking effect that DHT has on your hair follicles can cause your hair to grow more slowly and not get as long as it normally could. This is because DHT can disrupt your hair’s natural growth cycle, shortening the anagen (growth) stage of your hair’s growth and increasing the length of your hair’s telogen (rest) stage.
When your hair’s normal growth rate slows down due to shrinking follicles, your hair can start looking noticeably thinner.
To combat the negative effects of DHT on your hair’s growth rate, you can use a combination of natural DHT-blocking ingredients on your hair in the form of a high-quality shampoo and conditioner.
Ingredients To Look For
If you are a female struggling with pattern hair loss, don’t let it get you down. There are several natural DHT-blocking ingredients that can have a major positive impact on your hair.
One ingredient, caffeine, is ideal for its ability to stimulate your hair follicles and help to maintain your hair’s healthy rate of growth. Caffeine works by stimulating your hair’s cellular metabolism, allowing for your follicles to function independently of the negative effects of DHT.
Another ingredient to look for in a hair loss prevention shampoo is argan oil. Argan oil is a natural derivative of the fruit of the argan tree, a plant native to the African country of Morocco. This oil is naturally rich in fatty acids and antioxidants, both of which are essential for your hair’s health.
Argan oil can help to keep your hair and scalp hydrated and moisturized. Moisture is essential to keep your hair healthy, especially when you are using a topical hair loss treatment that includes minoxidil, such as Rogaine.
Because Rogaine and other hair loss treatments containing minoxidil can have a drying effect on your hair and scalp, argan oil is the perfect ingredient to include in your hair loss prevention regimen to counteract any dryness or irritation. These side effects can discourage you from continuing to use your hair loss treatment, but don’t let them stop you from moving forward. By using argan oil, you can balance out the drying effects of hair loss treatments like minoxidil.
GroMD’s shampoo and conditioner combo also includes saw palmetto, a natural ingredient that can help to prevent follicle shrinkage and block DHT production. For a woman struggling with thinning hair, saw palmetto is an ideal ingredient to include in your hair care regimen.
These ingredients and many more are all included in GroMD’s shampoo and conditioner combo, the ideal treatment for male or female pattern hair loss. Daily use of this shampoo and conditioner can keep your hair healthy and strong, stimulating your follicles to move into their anagen (growth) stage and keep your hair growing thick and full.
How To Use GroMD’s Shampoo and Conditioner To Prevent Hair Loss
To make the most of our powerful shampoo and conditioner, it is best to use it each time you shower. Daily use is the most effective frequency to stick with, giving your hair the most access to the growth-boosting, DHT-blocking ingredients included in the shampoo and conditioner.
When using GroMD’s shampoo and conditioner combo, consistency and patience are the keys to success. It may take several weeks to a month to notice results from your daily use.
In addition, depending on the severity of your pattern hair loss, the shampoo and conditioner may be more effective in preventing more hair loss and thinning than in reversing the hair loss that has already occurred. It is easier to prevent future hair loss than to reverse the effects of androgenic alopecia that have already impacted your hair.
However, GroMD’s shampoo and conditioner combo can still be extremely beneficial for your hair, regardless of the severity of your hair loss. The earlier you start using it, the better – treating androgenic alopecia in its earliest stages can be highly effective.
If you are dealing with severe thinning and hair loss, consider pairing our shampoo and conditioner, along with our Follicle Activator Spray and Minoxidil. Use of a high-quality DHT-blocking shampoo and conditioner in tandem with minoxidil can be highly effective, even for severe cases of androgenic alopecia in men and women.
Dr. Amir Yazdan, MD, is an internationally renowned hair transplant surgeon, expert guest on Dr. Phil and The Doctors, creator of the GroMD hair restoration product line, ISHRS member, accredited member of the IAHRS and a visceral advocate for patient care. Learn more about Dr. Yazdan or read rave reviews from his patients.