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The DHT Blocking Hair Loss Shampoo

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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 genetic 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.

Infographic of how the Hair Restoration Laboratories DHT Blocking Shampoo can help reverse 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.

Representation of chemical reaction of testoterone to 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.

Infographic showing the effects of DHT on hair follicles

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 are capable of blocking DHT from connecting to the scalp’s androgen receptors. By blocking DHT, these ingredients help 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.

Image of Salvia Miltiorrhiza plant whose root 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.

    Closeup image of Ligusticum Chuanxiong Root

      • Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract
        Known for its adaptogen properties, this extract is rich is polysaccharides, which are nutrients critical to hair follicle health.

      Image of Astragalus Membranaceus

      • Camellia Japonica Seed Oil
        In research studies, this extract has demonstrated potent antioxidant properties with the ability to inhibit the production of DHT.

      Image of Camellia japonica, known as common camellia or Japanese camellia

       

        • 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.

        Closeup of argan seed and argan oil extract

         

          • 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.

          Image of biotin-rich avocado hanging from a branch whichstrengthens 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).

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            • Tocopherol
              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.

            Chemical structure of Beta-tocopherol

             

              • 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.

              Chemical structure of Nicotinic Acid (Niacin)

               

                • 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.

                Image of Nigella Sativa whose oil helps increase hair growth

                 

                  • Hibiscus Rosa-sinensis Extract
                    Studies of this leaf extract have established that it promotes more hair follicles in the anagen (growth) phase.

                  Image of Hibiscus Rosa-sinensis

                  • β-sitosterol
                    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.

                  Chemical structure of Sitosterol

                    • 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.

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                      • 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.

                      Closeup image of He Shou Wu root

                       

                        • Rosemarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil
                          Studies have established that rosemary oil can be just as effective as minoxidil and stimulates hair growth.

                        Image of Rosmarinus officinalis, commonly known as rosemary

                        • Cedrus Atlantica Bark oil
                          Subjects in a control group study massaged with this oil showed an almost 50% improvement in hair loss.

                        Image of Cedrus Altantica whose bark oil is a key ingredient in DHT blockers

                         

                          • Phyllanthus Emblica
                            Studies establish that this herb is a potent 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor and hair growth promoter.

                          Image of Phyllanthus emblica, known as Indian gooseberry

                           

                            The Professional Strength DHT
                            Blocking Hair Loss Shampoo

                            The Hair Restoration Laboratories' Professional Strength DHT Blocking Hair Loss Shampoo has twenty-five (25%) percent more DHT Blockers than the Original Strength DHT Blocking Hair Loss Shampoo. 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.

                             

                            Infographic of how the Hair Restoration Laboratories DHT Blocking Shampoo can help reverse hair loss

                            In addition to all of the potent ingredients in the Original Strength version of the DHT Blocking Hair Loss Shampoo, the Professional Strength version includes these powerful hair loss-fighting ingredients:

                            • Caffeine

                            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.

                            Chemical structure of Caffeine

                             

                            • 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.

                            Closeup image of Pygeum africanum bark extract

                            • 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.

                            Closeup image of pumpkin seed oil

                            • 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.

                            Image of capsaicin-rich cayenne fruit extract which stimulates the dead skin cells of the scalp leading to new hair follicle production

                            The DHT Blocking Hair Loss Conditioner

                            Image of a 16 ounce bottle of Hair Restoration Laboratories' 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 either the Original or Professional Strength 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.

                            Infographic of how the Hair Restoration Laboratories DHT Blocking Conditioner can help reverse hair loss

                             

                            MISCELLANEOUS QUESTIONS/ANSWERS

                            How Soon Should I Expect To See Results?

                            With daily use, customers typically experience a marked reduction in hair loss within the first month of use. Regrowth of thicker and fuller hair can be expected between 3-6 months of use. Each individual is of course different. Some customers report seeing results much sooner, while others may take a little longer.

                            Do I Need To Use The DHT Blocking Hair Loss Shampoo With The Conditioner?

                            No. The Hair Restoration Laboratories' DHT Blocking Hair Loss Shampoos 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 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.

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                            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.

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                            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.

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                            How Should I Use The DHT Blocking Hair Loss Shampoo?

                            The DHT Blocking 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.

                            Image of a young man shampooing his hair

                            How Should I Use The DHT Blocking Hair Loss 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.

                            Image of a young brunette woman shampooing her hair

                             

                            Do You Test Your Products On Animals?

                            Never. Animals are a part of the Hair Restoration Laboratories' family. Since our inception, caring about animals has been an integral part of our culture. We are a 100% cruelty-free company.

                            Are There Any Side Effects?

                            There are no side effects in using Hair Restoration Laboratories' products. Our products are extremely gentle and safe. They are for external use only so make sure to avoid contact with eyes or ingestion of the products in any way. If you experience any irritation in using the products, please discontinue their use and consult with a physician.

                             

                             

                             

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