DHT Dihydrotestosterone (5α-Dihydrotestosterone), is a male sex hormone, an androgen. 5α-reductase, an enzyme, synthesizes DHT in the adrenal glands, hair follicles, testes and prostate. Male and female adults can lose hair as a consequence of changes in the metabolism of androgen in the body – men more commonly than women. DHT plays a major role in hair loss.
Male pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia or androgenetic alopecia, is caused by the hair follicle’s sensitivity to DHT. The follicles miniaturize (shrink), resulting in a shorter lifespan and the abnormal production of hair.
The molecular formula for DHT is C19H30O2.
The most important part of the hair follicle is the dermal papilla (papilla of hair), which is responsible for the growth of hair. The dermal papilla cells divide and differentiate to form new hair follicles. The papilla is in direct contact with the skin’s blood capillaries, from which it gets its essential nutrients for proper hair follicle growth. The dermal papilla has a large number of androgen receptors (more in males than females).
Damaged hairline /Hair is a result of various types of abuse of the hair. This problem is called Alopecia and there are different types of Alopecia. The most common of them is called Traction Alopecia aka Hairline damage. What is causing this problem and how can we solve it. There are 2 major root causes of this problem: 1 Untrained application of Chemical Relaxers; Untrained hair braiders who pull the hairline.
The worst case experience is when untrained braider meets an already damaged relaxed hair. This leads to traumatic experiences.
10 TIPS TO GROW BACK HEALTHY NATURAL HAIRLINE / HAIR
WHAT IS IN HSN-W?: Order HSN-W
HSN-W contains a proprietary blend of herbs to promote the health and strength of the hair, skin and nails. This nutrient-rich formula supplies numerous vitamins, minerals and trace minerals, including calcium and silica, that are necessary for the growth and maintenance of healthy hair, skin and nails. Each capsule of HSN-W contains:
Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) contains more silica than any other herb, in a form that is highly absorbable. Silica, also referred to as silicon, is a trace mineral found in highest amounts in the hair and skin. Silicon is essential for the formation of collagen and elastin, which are proteins responsible for the elasticity, tone and texture of the skin. Thus, silicon deficiency can lead to poor skin quality, as well as dry, brittle hair and soft, weak nails that break or split as they grow. Horsetail’s rich silicon content supports the herb’s use for promoting the health of hair, skin and nails, as well as strengthening bones and improving collagen elasticity. Horsetail is also a rich source of calcium and other minerals that are important for healthy skin, such as copper and zinc, which play important roles in collagen synthesis and wound healing.
Dulse (Rhodymenia palmata) is a relatively unknown red seaweed that is, like most seaweeds, a rich source of protein, vitamins and minerals, including calciumand silicon, which contribute to the health of the hair, skin and nails. However, dulse is perhaps most prized for its exceptionally concentrated iodine content. Iodine is a trace mineral that is essential for the development and functioning of the thyroid gland. Healthy functioning of the thyroid gland influences the condition of the hair, skin, nails, and teeth, as well as numerous other functions of the body, with hypothyroidism causing external symptoms such as dry and pale-looking skin, sparse and dull-looking hair, and skin wounds that are slow to heal.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) has been used to enhance circulation to the head and to promote hair growth by increasing blood flow to the hair roots and scalp. In fact, Greek scholars used to wear garlands of rosemary to strengthen memory function and concentration. In addition, rosemary flavonoids help strengthen capillaries which, combined with the herb’s circulatory effects, also help improve tissue oxygenation. Rosemary contains a rich supply of calcium and magnesium, as well as antioxidants that may help reduce skin damage caused by free radicals. Rosemary also provides antimicrobial activity against bacteria associated with skin disorders such as acne and eczema. Furthermore, rosemary extract has been shown to significantly protect against the development of skin tumors in mice.
Sage (Salvia officinalis) is a well-known culinary herb that has also been shown to have medicinal properties. Recent research has found that sage provides antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties with relevance in treating skin infections and inflammatory skin problems, including herpes simplex virus sores (also known as cold sores or fever blisters). In addition, sage contains high concentrations of antioxidants and is a rich source of calcium. Sage also provides copper, magnesium, manganese, silicon, zinc and vitamin C, all of which contribute to the health and maintenance of hair, skin and nails.
I had given them to dogs also with great results.
Stop Relaxing your hair.
The chemical content of chemical relaxers are far too dangerous than your hairdresser and manufacturer will want you to believe. The active ingredients in relaxers is Sodium Hydroxide aka caustic soda – Lye and the one in No Lye Relaxers is Ammonium Thioglycolate. This is a very strong alkaline with pH balance of 14. Its job is to corrode and dissolve the hair. This is why once you have relaxed your hair, you can never have healthy hair again.
The damaged hairline / short patchy stops have to be of the same length if you want your hair to start growing back. There is no magic solution to recovering your damaged hair. Your short damaged hairline will never grow to meet the long parts of your hair. You have to be patient with yourself and start all over again.
3 Get yourself a very pretty wig.
Wigs will solve your immediate problems of short hair. Some people do not mind working around with very short hair but if this will be a bother for you, look for one of the most trendy current wigs that give you a natural look. Go for a design you would normally have in a hairstyle. This is your chance to look like your favorite celebrity. Always remember to wear a wig cap when you wear a wig. This helps to protect your hair and avoid friction against the wig base and your hair.
4 Take off your wig every night
Apply a fertiliser balm on your scalp/damaged hairline. Some of the ones I will recommend are: Virgin Hair Fertiliser, Doo Gro medicated hair fertiliser, groganics, Organic Root stimulator, Dr Miracle etc
5 Shampoo hair at least every week.
Use a moisturising shampoo and shampoo the hair then use a good deep conditioner to help recover your healthy hair and scalp.
Hair grows from inside and healthy hair comes from healthy food. Stick to natural healthy organic foods to allow your body grow healthy hair. Foods such as brown rice, brown bread, fruits, vegetables, eggs, nuts etc
7 Best vitamin supplements that helps grow your hair.
Super Trio #222-7 (60 packets), Nutri-Calm #1617-3 and HSN-W #945-0 (Hair, Skin & Nail)
8 Water and lots more water.
Water cleanses your system of toxins – detoxes you, rehydrates you and keeps you supple. The body is about 90% water. We need water to survive more than food. Keep your system hydrated and it will keep the blood flowing.
10 Stay Natural
When your hair grows back, remember to stay natural. You can achieve whatever hairstyle you desire with natural hair as the base. Braids, Weaves, add various extensions, wigs etc all add the type of glamour you desire and when you feel like it, add spice and show off your lovely natural hair.
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