Hair Loss Cures

August 17th, 2007 by Paul Johnson

Hair loss is topic many bodybuilders discuss. With the higher testosterone levels from working out and the rampant steroid use, many bodybuilders want to know how to prevent it. While Hair loss is mainly genetics, there is products available over the counter that can help you prevent or even cure your current balding significantly.

Hair loss products:

Rogaine - Most people in the mainstream public have heard of rogaine. Rogain was one of the first touted hair loss cures and created a lot of hope. While it didn't quite live up to the hype, it is still effective. It is available over the counter in the weaker strength.

Nizoral - Brand name shampoo containing the active ingredient ketoconazole. 1% is available OTC. While it is sold as a anti-dandruff shampoo, according to research it is very effective against hair loss. Ketoconazole does have anti-androgen effects on the body.

Spironolactone - spironolactone is an oral pill prescription originally intended for something other than hair loss. It is a potent anti-androgen in the body and therefore is not recommended to be taken orally. Some have taken this idea and prepared commercial available topical solutions of Spiro. It takes a while to absorb in the scalp,

Finasteride - This is a prescription hair loss pill. The brand name Propecia, Proscar and others have this active ingredient Finasteride. It works by blocking the conversion of testosterone to DHT, the active component behind hair loss.

Anti-dandruff shampoo - Anti-dandruff shampoo such as Head & shoulders containing zinc pyrithione, helps prevent hair loss.

Side effects:

Finasteride (Propecia) is not recommended. It's anti-androgen effects on the body cause side effects such as increased risk of gyno, lower sex drive, erectile dysfunction, estrogenic fat gains, reduced muscle gains, mood problems. You can get just as good of results from the other products, without the bad systemic side effects from taking Finasteride.

Spiro and Nizoral also have anti-androgen effects. However, they are taken topically to help avoid the more severe systemic effects. There still will be some leaking into the system circulation that cannot be avoided.

Which hair loss products are most effective

Nizoral 2% has been proven to actually be more effective than over the counter rogaine and zinc pyrithione according to studies, with regrowing hair and increasing hair follicle diameter.Those with bad hair loss genes, are recommended to take multiple hair loss products as a stack(except for Finasteride) for best results.

  1. T. on August 17th, 2007

    What do you think about Propesia?

  2. Admin on August 18th, 2007

    T thanks for your comment. I forgot about propecia when writing this article. I thought there was a product I was missing, but It didn’t cross my mind. I’ll edit the article. I like it when you guys comment because sometimes I forget things in my article. Thats what makes blogs great someone can point things out!

  3. T. on August 19th, 2007

    Thank *you*, for providing us with such awesome information on a continual basis.

  4. David on October 20th, 2007

    Hi there these are great and important issues. Thanks 🙂

  5. Herbalhairshampoo on November 6th, 2009

    Thanks for such nice article I found very informative and beneficial information about hair loss in this article. I am using herbal hair shampoo from the past 9 months and there is no side effects. i am happy with my natural hair shampoo.

  6. DOnny on March 3rd, 2011

    i take sal palmetto to reduce hairloss, is it possible that the supplement can cause gyno?