DHT Blocking Hair Loss Shampoo and Conditioner FAQ’S
DHT Blocking Hair Loss Shampoo
Any hair loss/hair thinning regimen requires a solid foundation. That starts with a quality shampoo that contains no sulfates, no parabens, no silicones and no artificial ingredients. It should also contain ingredients designed to block and remove Dihydrotestosterone from your scalp–the hormone that causes hair loss and hair thinning in both men and women. The Hair Restoration Laboratories DHT Blocking Shampoo is that foundation!
If you are not yet experiencing hair loss, or just beginning to notice mild hair loss, the Hair Restoration Laboratories DHT Blocking Shampoo is also an excellent way to help delay the progression of hair loss.
What Is DHT And Why Does Removing It From Your Scalp Help Reverse Hair Loss?
Male and female pattern baldness is an extremely common condition. It is well established that the main culprit behind genetic hair loss is Dihydrotestosterone, abbreviated as DHT. DHT is a hormone that is produced from testosterone.
When testosterone combines with 5-alpha-reductase (an enzyme involved in steroid metabolism), this results in the production of DHT.
Unfortunately, DHT causes havoc for hair follicles. It connects to the androgen receptors at the base of the hair follicles. This leads to miniaturization of the hair follicles and, eventually, hair thinning and loss.
In order to reverse hair loss, DHT needs to be removed from the body, specifically from your hair follicles. While there are certain medications that help reduce the amount of DHT from your body, they are only prescribed for men (i.e., finasteride) and can result in serious side effects.
Even if you are taking these medications, supplementing them with a topical DHT blocker, such as the Hair Restoration Laboratories’ DHT Blocking Hair Loss Shampoo, will significantly boost your efforts to fight hair loss.
And, if you are not taking such medications, you still can block DHT, and prevent hair loss, by using a shampoo that contains ingredients clinically-proven to block DHT from connecting to the scalp’s androgen receptors.
The Hair Restoration Laboratories’ DHT Blocking Hair Loss Shampoo contains over twenty (20) ingredients (described below) that studies establish have established are capable of blocking DHT from connecting to the scalp’s androgen receptors. By blocking DHT, these ingredients stop the miniaturization of the hair follicles, thus helping to reverse hair loss and allowing you to regrow healthier, stronger and thicker hair.
What Are Some Of The Ingredients That Make The DHT Blocking Shampoo So Unique And Effective?
- Salvia Miltiorrhiza Root Extract
- Studies establish that this extract improves blood circulation to the hair follicle.
- Ligusticum Chuanxiong Root Extract
Studies establish that this extract has a beneficial effect on hair, reduces hair loss and helps hair become silkier, shinier and more manageable.
- Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract
Known for its adaptogen properties, this extract is rich is polysaccharides, which are nutrients critical to hair follicle health.
- Camellia Japonica Seed Oil
In research studies, this extract has demonstrated potent antioxidant properties with the ability to inhibit the production of DHT.
- Argania Spinosa Kernel Argan oil
A natural oil that is rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids. This ingredient provides extensive conditioning and helps combat hair dryness and damage, in addition to diminishing frizz.
- Biotin (Vitamin H)
An essential B-vitamin that promotes hair growth and aids in overall hair health. This ingredient strengthens both the hair follicle and the hair shaft, from which the hair grows.
- Soy Isoflavones
Studies establish that soy isoflavones promote hair growth by increasing the dermal levels of insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1).
Also known as Vitamin E, this ingredient is an antioxidant and an intensive hair conditioning vitamin. This ingredient also softens the hair, provides essential healthy-hair nutrients, and soothes and protects the scalp.
- Nicotinic Acid/Niacin
Niacin and hair growth go hand-in-hand because this B vitamin boosts energy and improves blood flow to the scalp. A healthy scalp is crucial for healthy hair growth.
- Nigella Sativa Oil
Studies established that sativa oil increases hair growth and is effective in treating telogen effluvium, a specific hair loss condition and pattern primarily experienced by women.
- Hibiscus Rosa-sinensis Extract
Studies of this leaf extract have established that it promotes more hair follicles in the anagen (growth) phase.
There are several reasons that may explain why phytosterols can be helpful in the treatment of hair loss. One of their main characteristics is their anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation is often one of the characteristics that can contribute to hair loss and several studies have established that phytosterols have great anti-inflammatory purposes.
- Citrus Medica Limonum Oil
A fragrant natural oil that is rich in Vitamin C. It is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the scalp and hair from free radical damage.
- Polygonum Multiflorum Root Extract
Studies have established that this extract is a highly effective anti-androgen by decreasing the presence of DHT and obstructing 5-alpha-reductase enzymes.
- Rosemarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil
Studies have established that rosemary oil can be just as effective as minoxidil and stimulates hair growth.
- Cedrus Atlantica Bark oil
Subjects in a control group study massaged with this oil showed an almost 50% improvement in hair loss.
- Phyllanthus Emblica
Studies establish that this herb is a potent 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor and hair growth promoter.
Professional Strength DHT Blocking Shampoo
The Professional Strength DHT Blocking Shampoo has 25% more DHT Blockers than the original strength. The Professional Strength version is recommended for men and women who are looking for an even more powerful shampoo to help reverse hair loss and regrow thicker, healthier and stronger hair.
In addition to all of the potent ingredients in the original strength version of the DHT Blocking Shampoo, the Professional Strength version includes these powerful hair loss-fighting ingredients:
Multiple studies confirm that caffeine is a powerful DHT blocker. In a study published in the International Journal of Dermatology, researchers saw in vitro growth inhibition of human hair follicles exposed to testosterone. In the same study, the deleterious effects from testosterone were counteracted by low concentrations of caffeine under the same conditions. Additionally, and most importantly, caffeine stimulated growth in the cultured hairs in the same study and under the same conditions.
- Pygeum Africanum Bark Extract
Pygeum africanum is an evergreen tree from Africa. The extract is rich in derivatives of natural fatty acids and is used in herbal medications to relieve urinary symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Excessive DHT happens to be the main cause of BPH (or prostate enlargement) and is also considered the main culprit in causing male as well as female pattern baldness.
- Pumpkin Seed Oil
Pumpkin seed oil has been shown to block the action of 5-alpha reductase. The enzyme 5-alpha reductase is the main antagonist in androgenetic alopecia.
- Cayenne Fruit Extract
The most important component in cayenne fruit extract is capsaicin. It stimulates the skin cells which increases the overall metabolic process of the skin on a cellular level. Due to intensive metabolism, blood rushes to the skin of the scalp and the hair follicles receive sufficient nutrition and oxygen content from the blood flow which greatly promotes hair growth. Also, capsaicin stimulates the dead skin cells of the scalp which leads to new hair follicle production.
The DHT Blocking Hair Loss Conditioner
While the Hair Restoration Laboratories’ DHT Blocking Hair Loss Conditioner can be used by itself, it is specially formulated to work in connection with the DHT Blocking Hair Loss Shampoo. When used together, there is no more powerful shampoo/conditioner combination available to help prevent, halt and reverse hair loss.
The DHT Blocking Hair Loss Conditioner dramatically helps prevent and reverse hair loss with more clinically-proven DHT blocking ingredients than any other conditioner, including caffeine, saw palmetto, black cumin seed oil, cayenne fruit extract, rosemary leaf oil, pumpkin seed oil, green tea leaf extract and many more. Clinical studies have established that these ingredients effectively remove DHT (the hormone that causes male and female-pattern hair loss) from your scalp.
The DHT Blocking Hair Loss Conditioner also contains a proprietary blend of extracts, amino acids, oils, antioxidants and nutrients that will deeply condition your hair, nourish hair follicles and encourage healthy hair growth, including safflower seed oil, argan kernel oil, jojoba oil and sweet almond oil.
Additionally, the DHT Blocking Hair Loss Conditioner is loaded with ingredients to significantly improve the strength and thickness of your hair, including hydrolyzed wheat protein, hydrolyzed wheat starch, silk amino acids, panthenol, tyrosine and cystine.
Do I Need To Use The DHT Blocking Hair Loss Shampoo With The Conditioner?
No. The Hair Restoration Laboratories’ DHT Blocking Hair Loss Shampoo and Conditioner can be used alone. Each contains more DHT-blocking ingredients than any other shampoo and conditioner currently available and will provide substantial benefits to treat and reverse hair loss. However, when used together, there is no more powerful “one-two punch” to treat hair loss.
Can The DHT Blocking Hair Loss Shampoo/Conditioner Be Used With Minoxidil?
Absolutely. Unfortunately, studies repeatedly reflect that minoxidil only works for a small percentage of its users. And, for those whom it benefits, it is more likely to slow the progression of hair loss, rather than actually regrow meaningful hair. If you are using minoxidil, supplementing it with a product that has the ability to remove DHT and other toxins from your scalp can be essential to promote maximum absorption of the minoxidil active ingredients, thus increasing its effectiveness.
Can The DHT Blocking Shampoo/Conditioner Be Effective Without Prescription Drugs?
Yes. The primary cause of hair loss is genetic. When hair loss is caused by genetics, the presence of DHT in the hair follicle and scalp is almost always to blame for hair miniaturization. Hair miniaturization is a phenomenon in which strands of hair become thinner, shorter, more brittle or weak with each successive progression through the hair cycle. Over time, the miniaturization process leads to the appearance of thinner hair and hair loss.
By helping to remove DHT from the scalp, the Hair Restoration Laboratories DHT Blocking Shampoo and Conditioner can assist in reversing and delaying the miniaturization process.
Can The DHT Blocking Shampoo/Conditioner Be Used By Men And Women?
Yes. The DHT Blocking Shampoo and Conditioner can be used by men and women on a daily basis. All adults seeking to prevent or reverse hair loss will benefit from the shampoo and conditioner. As with any hair loss regimen, it is recommended that you consult with your physician before commencing use of the DHT Blocking Shampoo and/or Conditioner.
How Should I Use The Shampoo?
The shampoo should be used daily and left on your scalp for a period of 3 to 5 minutes to allow for maximum absorption of the DHT-blocking ingredients. The appearance of your hair will improve after the first use and hair loss benefits should be noticeable within a period of 3 to 5 months. If you experience any irritation from the shampoo, please discontinue its use.
How Should I Use The Conditioner?
Following use of a shampoo (the DHT Blocking Hair Loss Shampoo is recommended), apply a generous amount of the Conditioner to your hair and scalp. Leave the Conditioner on your hair and scalp for a period of 3 to 5 minutes to allow maximum absorption of the hair loss-fighting ingredients. Then, completely rinse the Conditioner from your scalp and hair using cool to warm water. Results should be apparent within 3 to 5 months of daily use.
Laser Helmet FAQ’S
What is Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)?
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is also referred to as red light therapy, soft laser, laser stimulation, photo laser modulation and cold laser. Many studies establish that LLLT is an effective way for men and women to treat and reverse hair loss and hair thinning caused by multiple factors, such as genetics, stress, medication, overuse of styling products and environmental factors.
In 1966, Hungarian physician Endre Mester published an experiment in which he observed hair growth in rats treated with laser therapy. Over the next fifty (50) years, numerous studies and clinical trials reiterated that LLLT is an effective treatment for hair loss. In 2007, the Food and Drug Administration first approved LLLT for hair loss.
The Hair Restoration Laboratories’ Laser Helmet utilizes 200 real, independent laser diodes (no led lights) that are stored in a sealed semicircle helmet. The Laser Helmet is powered by an internal lithium battery, so there are no dangling cords to worry about. You can use the Laser Helmet anytime, anywhere. While you wear it, the 200 independent lasers are hard at work striving to improve your hair quality, reverse hair thinning and restore your hair!
Who is fit to use LLLT?
Many studies confirm that LLLT is an effective treatment for both men and women.
While there are many different types of hair loss, the most common type is androgenetic alopecia, also called pattern baldness. In men, pattern baldness tends to commence with a receding hair line, followed by hair thinning in the crown, or back of the scalp. In women, pattern hair loss is generally different and tends to be more dispersed throughout the top of the scalp.
Studies have confirmed that LLLT is effective for all pattern baldness, including a receding hairline, thinning hair, and diffuse hair. It also is effective in reversing hair loss caused by stress, medication and post-partum issues. The Hair Restoration Laboratories’ Laser Helmet is absolutely the BEST solution for individuals who are or are not using other products for the treatment of hair loss. The Laser Helmet is effective by itself or in conjunction with other FDA-approved treatments.
How Does LLLT Work?
The hair rejuvenation cycle has three stages:
1. The growth phase, also referred to as the anagen phase
2. Resting phase or the telogen phase
3. The shedding phase or catagen phase
LLLT helps to boost the flow of blood in your scalp as well as stimulate cellular metabolism in the telogen or the catagen phases which leads to the growth of a healthier, stronger and new (anagen) hair.
What are the benefits of LLLT?
LLLT is an exceptional option to treat hair loss because it has no known side-effects.
While there are medications which have been approved for the treatment of hair loss, both can cause serious side effects. Finasteride (Propecia) is an oral medication that is only approved by FDA for use by men. It has been reported to cause a variety of side-effects, from sexual to swelling, dizziness, and may cause decrease in blood prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels that can affect PSA blood test results used to detect prostate cancer.
Minoxidil (Rogaine) which has been approved for men and women, also can have side-effects, including scalp irritation, dizziness, and unwanted hair growth on face. Once started, both finasteride and minoxidil must be used be used for life. Once stopped, any hair grown or preserved through these medications will be lost.
The Hair Restoration Laboratories’ Laser Helmet is easy to use. Based on its internal rechargeable battery, it can be used anywhere, while you go about your everyday activities.
It does not require application of any lotions or solutions that can interfere with the style of your hair.
It can be used in connection with other hair loss treatments. However, studies also establish that it can be extremely effective on its own.
Laser output wavelength: 650nm
Working frequency: 19HZ
Maximum output: 5Mw
Number of laser diodes: 200 (no led lights)
Power supply: internal lithium battery, 3.7v/3000mAh
The Laser Helmet comes with an extremely detailed instruction manual/quick start guide; charging cord, elastic clips to customize for your scalp size & carrying bag.