This cover a wide variety of treatments including so called “natural products”, scalp massages, vitamins, herbs, hanging upside down, etc. People have been chasing this miracle cures for thousands of years without success. However, among the vast amount of useless products there are a few that can work.
Zinc Hair Treatment
There are various zinc supplements now available on the market. They are usually used to counter zinc deficiencies, but one of the secondary uses of zinc supplement is to fight hair thinning and hair loss. Usually, zinc gluconate at a dose level of 50 or 60 milligrams per day for two weeks is recommended.
Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens)
Background: Serenoa repens is the medical name for the herb saw palmetto. Some studies have shown that saw palmetto may have the same effect as the drug finasteride in treating benign prostate enlargement diseases. It has been suggested that both hair loss and prostate disease may be related to the hormone DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) which is formed when the enzyme 5-alpha reductase interacts with the male hormone testosterone .
Even if there are numerous studies that shows the effectiveness of Serenoa Repens in treating prostate enlargement diseases, there are no studies about it’s use in androgenetic alopecia and the fact that it really lowers DHT is contradictory, some studies proves that it inhibit DHT and other that do not .
Recomended dosage : up to 400 mg a day.