The Truth About Hair Loss: Fact vs Fiction
By the age of thirty-five, approximately two-thirds of American men will suffer some form of hair loss. By the age of fifty, the number of men with thinning hair jumps to a whopping 85%. While hair loss may seem like only a physical condition, it’s an ailment that can cause tremendous anxiety and emotional stress as well.
So naturally, there are a lot of myths about the causes and cures of this ailment. We here at the Delgado Protocol want to give you the facts so that you can have the peace of mind and the knowledge to combat hair loss the right way.
Background: What causes it?
When you lose your hair, a naturally occurring substance known as DHT (dihydrotestosterone) is the culprit. A byproduct of testosterone, the primary sex hormone within the male body, DHT shrinks the hair follicles of men. DHT makes hair strands weaker and thinner, and can eventually cause hair to stop growing altogether. Once it reaches this stage, hair cannot grow back medically, so it’s crucial to deal with DHT sooner rather than later.
Baldness comes from your mom: Fiction
People say it’s your mother’s side that determines your hair loss, but it’s actually a genetic cocktail of both your mother’s and father’s genes that determines how likely it is for you to go bald. So while there’s no 100% accurate way of determining the fate of your hairline, if you have hair loss somewhere in your family, there’s a real chance you may deal with it as well.
Poor treatment can cause hair loss: Fact
While it’s unlikely to cause permanent hair loss, you can definitely lose a few strands by relying on the aggressive hair treatment regiments of hard brushing, straightening, back combing, and dying. There are even some chemicals in shampoos, ingredients in your diet, and even pollutants in the air that can weaken your hair fibers to the point of hair loss.
Baseball caps can make you go bald: Fiction
While literally pulling out your hair can cause traction alopecia, a gradual form of hair loss, no one in their right mind wears a ball cap that tight. Wearing a baseball cap at a regular tightness that doesn’t pull your hair out will in no way cause permanent hair loss.
Stress causes hair loss: Fiction
In drastic cases, this can be a fact. Many people experience some amount of hair loss after giving birth, being in a major car crash, dealing with the death of a loved one, or a similarly traumatic event. But routine everyday stress is not a significant cause of hair loss.
DHT Blockers Can Help Stop Hair Loss: Fact
DHT is the primary cause of hair loss, so it makes sense that targeting that substance is the best way to keep your hairline. The Delgado Protocol’s twice a day DHT Blocker supplement has beta-sitosterol, which blocks both DHT and androgen activity in the skin and has been proven to stop hair loss. As a bonus, the raw, whole food concentrated extracts that make up the DHT Blocker can clear the hormone metabolites that cause both pimples and immune disorders. But since DHT blockers can’t regrow hair that’s already lost, it’s best to be vigilant with your hairline if you want to minimize damage.
Hair loss is preventable: Fiction
While there are practices you should and shouldn’t do to accelerate your rate of hair loss, there are no scientifically proven methods to prevent hair loss from starting in the first place. The most preventative measure is early intervention. If you get ahead of your hair loss with a DHT blocker as soon as you start to thin or your hairline recedes, you can stop hair loss in its tracks before it does major damage.
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