DHT Blockers – Will they Help my Hair Loss? Yes, they will! but what are ‘DHT Blockers’? DHT, or dihydrotestosterone, is an androgen hormone made in your body, when testosterone interacts with certain enzymes. The DHT hormone is one of the things responsible for androgenetic alopecia or Male Pattern Baldness.
Many of our clients ask about DHT Blockers, and rightly so. DHT is a hormone already n your body, made from testosterone, which will attack your hair follicles, making them weaker and less likely to grow fuller terminal hairs.
While Minoxidil will absolutely rejuvenate and reinvigorate your hair follicles, they will still be under attack from the DHT.
A combination of Minoxidil and any DHT Blocker will give you the bet chance of regaining the hair you have lost. The DHT Blocker will help to combat the ongoing hair loss causes and Minoxidil will help rejuvenate, reinvigorate and regrow those lost hairs.
Topical DHT Blockers. The most popular is probably Nizoral Shampoo, which contains a compound called ketoconazole, which is a DHT Blocker and reduces the effect of the DHT hormone on your scalp follicles. Given you should apply Minoxidil to clean hair, improving any success with a ketoconazole shampoo is always a good idea.
Oral (Tablet) DHT Blockers. You may have heard of Finasteride, it’s a DHT Blocker in tablet form. Finasteride was introduced for the treatment of prostate enlargement in 1992 and was approved for the treatment of scalp hair loss in 1997.