I have been, like you, always on the look out for the best product to stop my hair loss and help restore the fantastic head of hair I used to have and was always longing for.
I started with all sorts of products, from ineffective supplements to ineffective scalp lotions. I have spent a fortune on mildly effective hair falling treatment but the very modest improvement, the prohibitive costs and the side effects never made it worth while. So, I kept looking.
I even stopped any treatment for a few years, luckily keeping my hair loss at bay thanks to an excellent homeopath who understood my ‘body’ and my scalp and prescribed a very effective homeopathic treatment for a series of problems I was having, including my hair thinning. But, years later, it started all over again and, this time, I was looking for an even easier way to treat my hair loss.
I therefore resumed my search hoping that, by now, there’d be more effective over the counter solutions I could just buy off any shelf. Since my hair falling has always been DHT-related (DHT is a hormone which, in excess or on particularly susceptible hair follicles, causes hair loss and eventually baldness), my search has been focused on DHT blockers and hair growth stimulators. If you suffer from DHT-related baldness or loss of hair, which is the most common form of hair reduction in men and women, you will know that there are a huge number of products claiming to stop the detrimental effects of DHT on your scalp: however, very few are still really effective. I will talk somewhere else about the ones which are not, but here I want to focus on what worked very well for me and I hope can work very well for you too, in a cheap, easy way: DHT-BLOCKING shampoos.
These shampoos were originally designed to combat stubborn forms of dandruff and some fungus infections of the skin which were also difficult to eliminate. In time, these shampoos showed great results in reducing hair thinning and indeed, in time, promoting hair re-growth. This is because the active ingredient, ketoconazole, somehow manages to have a profound effect on the scalp against the damaging DHT. You need to make sure you buy the highest available strength, namely 2%, and you need to apply this shampoo according to specific instructions to maximize its effectiveness: frequency is key and you need to wash your scalp with it (make sure it goes on your scalp rather than just on your hair) as often as you can, from every day to 3 times a week, depending on how serious your hair loss problem is. You also need to leave it ‘working’ on your scalp for about 5 minutes each time, before rinsing it off.
However, it’s a shampoo and not some sticky, bothersome lotion you need to be careful with: a DHT-blocking shampoo is an easy and convenient way to ‘wash’ away DHT; if you do your research, you can buy it cheaply too.