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Growing out hair may sound difficult, but it’s actually really just time consuming. Most people’s hair grows about half an inch (1.27 centimeters) each month. To grow your hair out, you’ll need patience — but more than that, you’ll need to make sure you’re eating healthy foods, keeping your scalp clean, and making sure the tips of your hair stay moisturized.
Andre Walker first developed a system to categorize hair types in the 1990s. Since then, it’s been expanded to include 12 hair subtypes. These subtypes are broken down into four main categories: type 1 (straight), type 2 (wavy), type 3 (curly), and type 4 (coily).
Green tea is made from leaves of the plant Camellia sinensis. This plant, which is rich in powerful antioxidants, beneficial bioactive compounds, and nutrients, also has DHT-blocking properties. DHT is the main hormone involved in pattern hair loss.
Caffeine is a chemical with a ton of health benefits. It’s also a DHT blocker, like finasteride. When applied directly to your scalp, caffeine enters your hair follicles in at little as 2 minutes. This makes it the ideal ingredient to incorporate into shampoos, conditioners, and other hair products.
Most people with androgenic alopecia know that their hair problems are partially genetic. But patterned hair loss is also caused by other factors, like the level of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) circulating in your body. Oral and topical DHT blockers work by lowering the levels of these hormones in order to stop them from affecting hair growth.
Wouldn’t it be great if everyone could get all their essential nutrients from the foods they eat each day? In theory, anyone can… but many people don’t consume a balanced diet. This results in nutrient deficiencies, which can cause an array of different health and hair problems. Hair can become brittle, thin, and even stop growing altogether.
Many people consider nutrient supplements to be magic pills. But the truth is, if you eat a healthy diet, chances are you probably don’t need them. People who can benefit from supplementation include folks with chronic health issues, malabsorption problems, and certain hair loss disorders.
There’s no such thing as a hair loss shampoo. Not really. No shampoo can help your grow back if you have pattern hair loss — at least, not on its own. That being said, hair loss shampoos can improve your scalp microbiome, which can improve hair growth. They can also counteract skin issues causing hair loss.
Hair loss is often thought to be determined by genetics and hormones. However, at the end of the day, loss of hair is caused by a number of other factors. The way you treat your skin, the foods you eat, the shampoo you use, and even the way you brush your hair can all affect hair loss.