HOW TO MAKE HAIR GROW FASTER FOR MEN ? If you are anything like the typical man, then at some point you will probably worry about hair loss or the lack of hair growth. Hair loss in men, often manifests itself in the Male Pattern Baldness, which is mainly a genetic syndrome. But hair loss in men can also be a symptom of a vitamin or protein deficiency, This article will deal mostly with genetic causes of hair loss and what can help, but for specific information about how to make your hair grow faster with the help of vitamins, diet and hair products, please see : How to make your hair grow faster.

Pattern hair loss in men is not a result of stress. It is not a result of wearing that baseball cap every day (and while you sleep). I it is absolutely NOT due to excess sweating, or sebum on your scalp. Male pattern hair loss is called Androgenic Alopecia for a reason. Its the result of Hormones (Androgens) and a Genetic Predisposition. “Andro-Genetic”. Simply put, you’re losing hair because you are genetically predisposed to. Your follicles have been programmed to become sensitive to the changing hormonal activity in your scalp. Put another way, certain follicles become sensitive to your naturally occurring hormones, and the body begins to slowly reject them.

What is the significance of this? Two types of treatments are going to work: Treatments that address the hormonal sensitivity, or treatments that stimulate growth despite it. 


What will your doctor usually tell you regarding hair loss and hair growth?

Well, often a doctor will know mostly about  Propecia and Rogaine (for more on Rogaine,or Regaine, please see Does Rogaine work? )  These two make up the backbone of a scientifically backed treatment regimen. However, there is a myriad of other potentially helpful treatments which can be used to enhance your results.

Her are the four main types of treatments which help stop hair loss:

Antiandrogens – The king of antiandrogens is Topical Spironolactone Lotion, or S5 Cream. Whereas DHT inhibitors eliminate DHT, Antiandrogens like Topical Spi block DHT from reaching the follicle. This enables men to avoid systemic side effects of lowered DHT levels, and it is a phenomenally effective way of stopping the whole “hormonal” process from another angle. If you really want to go crazy, you can combine a DHT inhibitor, a growth stimulant, and an Antiandrogen for a complete, multifaceted approach.

DHT Inhibitors – These work to reduce levels of DHT, by inhibiting its creation. The result is less DHT in your scalp, and relief for your follicles from the damaging effects it can bring. DHT inhibitors are found in products like Propecia, and Revivogen. DHT inhibitors are equated with “stopping the cause of hair loss”, and are the foundational component to treating it.

Growth Stimulants – These include products like Rogaine Foam and Tricomin. There is a good side and a bad side to growth stimulants. While they create new hair growth, they do nothing to stop the cause, or further progression. Using only a growth stimulant can be an uphill battle. Two steps forward, one step back. Many guys combine DHT inhibitors with growth stimulants for a beautifully synergistic effect. Both stopping the cause, and stimulating new growth.

Anti-Inflammatories – These treatments work to reduce inflammation, itching, redness, and flaking caused by the hormonal and immune system reactions going on in your scalp. Without an anti-inflammatory, your treatments will not work. We strongly believe that the best Anti-inflammatory on the market today is Nizoral Shampoo, and should be included in every regimen. Use once every 3 days, allow to soak for the duration of your shower, and rotate with any other shampoo of choice.

These are the 4 main treatment avenues, for hair loss in men. But any man, who has been battling with hair loss and  lack of hair growth will know, that this can be a hard and sometimes fruitless battle.

A new over-the-counter hair shampoo product claim to also assist in hair growth: Alpecin Shamp0o includes Caffeine in order to induce hair growth. It has even been proven to slow down hereditary hair loss, but the jury is still out on its long term effectiveness.

But don’t give up!

The science of hair loss for men is moving fast these years. Below we have included some of the newest research:


New Treatments for Baldness? Scientists Find Stem Cells That Tell Hair It’s Time to Grow  (Sep. 1, 2011) —

Yale researchers have discovered the source of signals that trigger hair growth, an insight that may lead to new treatments for baldness.
The researchers identified stem cells within the skin’s fatty layer and showed that molecular signals from these cells were necessary to spur hair growth in mice, according to research published in the Sept. 2 issue of the journal Cell.”If we can get these fat cells in the skin to talk to the dormant stem cells at the base of hair follicles, we might be able to get hair to grow again,” said Valerie Horsley, assistant professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology and senior author of the paper.Men with male pattern baldness still have stem cells in follicle roots but these stem cells lose the ability to jump-start hair regeneration. Scientists have known that these follicle stem cells need signals from within the skin to grow hair, but the source of those signals has been unclear.Horsley’s team observed that when hair dies, the layer of fat in the scalp that comprises most of the skin’s thickness shrinks. When hair growth begins, the fat layer expands in a process called adipogenesis. Researchers found that a type of stem cell involved in creation of new fat cells — adipose precursor cells — was required for hair regeneration in mice. They also found these cells produce molecules called PDGF (platelet derived growth factors), which are necessary to produce hair growth.Horsley’s lab is trying to identify other signals produced by adipose precursor stem cells that may play a role in regulating hair growth. She also wants to know whether these same signals are required for human hair growth. Other authors from Yale are lead author Eric Festa, Jackie Fretz, Ryan Berry, Barbara Schmidt, Matthew Rodeheffer and Mark Horowitz.The work was funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Connecticut Stem Cell Research Program.


Regrowing Hair: Researchers May Have Accidentally Discovered a Solution. (Feb. 16, 2011) —

It has been long known that stress plays a part not just in the graying of hair but in hair loss as well. Over the years, numerous hair-restoration remedies have emerged, ranging from hucksters’ “miracle solvents” to legitimate medications such as minoxidil. But even the best of these have shown limited effectiveness.
Now, a team led by researchers from UCLA and the Veterans Administration that was investigating how stress affects gastrointestinal function may have found a chemical compound that induces hair growth by blocking a stress-related hormone associated with hair loss — entirely by accident.The serendipitous discovery is described in an article published in the online journal PLoS ONE.”Our findings show that a short-duration treatment with this compound causes an astounding long-term hair regrowth in chronically stressed mutant mice,” said Million Mulugeta, an adjunct professor of medicine in the division of digestive diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a corresponding author of the research. “This could open new venues to treat hair loss in humans through the modulation of the stress hormone receptors, particularly hair loss related to chronic stress and aging.”The research team, which was originally studying brain-gut interactions, included Mulugeta, Lixin Wang, Noah Craft and Yvette Taché from UCLA; Jean Rivier and Catherine Rivier from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, Calif.; and Mary Stenzel-Poore from the Oregon Health and Sciences University.For their experiments, the researchers had been using mice that were genetically altered to overproduce a stress hormone called corticotrophin-releasing factor, or CRF. As these mice age, they lose hair and eventually become bald on their backs, making them visually distinct from their unaltered counterparts. The Salk Institute researchers had developed the chemical compound, a peptide called astressin-B, and described its ability to block the action of CRF. Stenzel-Poore had created an animal model of chronic stress by altering the mice to overproduce CRF.UCLA and VA researchers injected the astressin-B into the bald mice to observe how its CRF-blocking ability affected gastrointestinal tract function. The initial single injection had no effect, so the investigators continued the injections over five days to give the peptide a better chance of blocking the CRF receptors. They measured the inhibitory effects of this regimen on the stress-induced response in the colons of the mice and placed the animals back in their cages with their hairy counterparts.About three months later, the investigators returned to these mice to conduct further gastrointestinal studies and found they couldn’t distinguish them from their unaltered brethren. They had regrown hair on their previously bald backs.”When we analyzed the identification number of the mice that had grown hair we found that, indeed, the astressin-B peptide was responsible for the remarkable hair growth in the bald mice,” Mulugeta said. “Subsequent studies confirmed this unequivocally.”Of particular interest was the short duration of the treatments: Just one shot per day for five consecutive days maintained the effects for up to four months.”This is a comparatively long time, considering that mice’s life span is less than two years,” Mulugeta said.So far, this effect has been seen only in mice. Whether it also happens in humans remains to be seen, said the researchers, who also treated the bald mice with minoxidil alone, which resulted in mild hair growth, as it does in humans. This suggests that astressin-B could also translate for use in human hair growth. In fact, it is known that the stress-hormone CRF, its receptors and other peptides that modulate these receptors are found in human skin.The finding is an offshoot of a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.UCLA and the Salk Institute have applied for a patent on the use of the astressin-B peptide for hair growth.

Gene That Regulates Hair Growth Identified  (Apr. 15, 2010) —

Activation of the gene Lhx2 leads to increased hair growth. This is shown by Leif Carlsson’s research team at Umeå University in Sweden in an article in the latest web edition of the scientific journal PLoS Genetics. The findings partly refute earlier research results in the field.
Hair is important for temperature regulation, physical protection, sensory activity, seasonal camouflage, and social interactions. Hair is formed in hair follicles, which are complex mini-organs in the skin that are specialized for this purpose. All hair follicles are formed during fetal development, then new hair is generated in the hair follicle by continually undergoing phases of recession, rest, and growth throughout life. The length of the hair is determined by the duration of the growth phase; for example, the growth phase for scalp hair can proceed for a number of years, while the growth phase for eyebrows last a few months.After the growth phase, hair formation ceases, and the follicle recedes and enters a period of rest. After a period of rest, a new growth period starts, and the old hair is ejected and lost from the body. The reason for this complex regulation of hair growth is not understood, but it has been suggested that it makes it possible to adjust hair growth to the season.

-The science is indeed moving fast and don’t  be surprised if we within the next 2-3 years will have an actual ‘cure’ for premature hair loss in the from of a product or a medical treatment. In fact, with the speed of breakthroughs at the moment it is almost guaranteed, as the commercial market for such a solution is huge.

In fact the problem area of treating greying hair is also closer to a solution than ever, as this page will tell you more about:

So don’t despair and don’t give up.



2 Thoughts to “How to Make Hair Grow Faster for MEN”

  1. Craig

    I once used those hair growth stimulants but wasn’t too sure whether it helped much. I forget what it was called, but it was quite foamy, anyone know what it could’ve been so I know not to use that one again?

  2. Craig

    I once used those hair growth stimulants but wasn’t too sure whether it helped much. I forget what it was called, but it was quite foamy, anyone know what it could’ve been so I know not to use that one again?

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