Causes of Hair Loss
- Hormonal changes (i.e. Menopause)
- Medicines (i.e. Antibiotic, Birth control pill, Thyroid drug, Amphetamine, Hormone medicines, Steroid, Chemotherapy)
- Diseases (i.e. AIDS, Cancer, Kidney failure, Lupus, High blood pressure, Thyroid imbalance, Liver disease, Acquired syphilis, Diabetes, Anaemia)
- Alopecia areata ~ Hair loss in clumps due to autoimmune response
- Alopecia Universalis ~ No hair on the entire body
- Wrong selection of hair products containing harmful substances
- Hair follicle nerve damage due to the habit of pulling hair
- Damaged hair ducts, such as long-term use of headgear to tie the hair tightly, resulting in inflammation of the hair follicles
- Overdose supplements (i.e. taking too much Vitamin A)
- Genetics (Androgenetic Alopecia)
Of all these factors, Androgenetic Alopecia is the most common cause of hair loss.
Studies have confirmed that the male hormone Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) will shorten the hair growth cycle. The hair will stop growing before it enters the fully mature stage, resulting in mature hair (coloured and thick) replaced by soft hair (short and weak hair). If the situation continues, the hair follicles will shrink, and the newly grown hair will become weaker, until the hair follicles can no longer maintain the healthy growth of hair, resulting in hair loss.
On the scalp, the receptors of hair follicle cells will inhale DHT, but not every hair follicle has receptors. But for men, most of the receptors will be distributed in the hair follicles on top of the head. That is why the majority of men go bald.
DHT is converted from Testosterone plus 5-alpha reductase.
5-alpha reductase can be divided into Type I and Type II. Type I is located on the skin tissue, including the scalp; type II is located on the tissue of the reproductive organs.
HairPrime® neither prevents DHT conversion nor inhibits 5-alpha reductase type II. Medical research has shown that inhibiting 5-alpha reductase type II will cause side effects. Men will reduce or lose their libido; during pregnancy, the development of the male foetus’s sexual organs will be blocked, which may cause sexual characteristics to become ambiguous and half-yin and yang.