Hormones and Your Hair

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Losing your hair? This Mind Body Green article talks about it.

It offers some interesting ideas. Here’s one that we thought was genuinely noteworthy:

Ever heard of dihydrotestosterone? This hormone (DHT for short) is a byproduct of testosterone that causes hair follicles to shrink, and it’s the primary hormone responsible for hair loss in both men and women. Having high levels in the scalp or a sensitivity to it can cause a form of hair loss called androgenetic alopecia, or male or female pattern baldness (though for women, it’s more like hair thinning than a receding hairline). And it’s fairly common, affecting 50 million men and 30 million women.

To find out more about these ideas, look into the rest of this insightful piece.

Read the source article at mindbodygreen.com