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Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)

Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) See Also: Hair Loss - Male Pattern Baldness - Female Hair Loss - Hair Loss Advice - Regaine

What is DHT?

Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)
Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is found in both men and women. It is a metabolite of testosterone and is classified as an androgenic hormone. In simple terms, this means that dihydrotestosterone helps to stimulate and control the development of masculine characteristics. In men it is found primarily in the hair follicles, testes and prostate gland. DHT is a major contributing factor to receding hair and prostate problems in men.

DHT and Hair Loss

As mentioned before, DHT plays a major role in male pattern baldness. It is also one of the main causes in female hair loss, although female pattern baldness is a much more complex and can have many causes.

DHT is a potent hormone and can adversely affect hair located on the head (strangely enough, DHT actually promotes hair growth on the face and body). The exact way in which dihydrotestosterone causes hair loss is not yet fully understood. It is suggested that DHT weakens the hair root and prematurely ends the hair follicles' growth cycle, leaving it dormant.

DHT Blocking

Luckily, there are some products that may help reduce the negative effects of DHT on the scalp. These products contain ingredients that prevent dihydrotestosterone from penetrating the hair. They often come as a shampoo, serum or supplement.

Below is our range of DHT blocking products.
 

Alpecin Caffeine C1 Shampoo 250ml

Alpecin Caffeine C1 Shampoo 250ml
Alpecin C1 Caffeine Shampoo uses a caffeine-based ingredient to help eliminate the negative impact of DHT on the scalp. Alpecin C1 can be used just like an ordinary shampoo, but needs to be left on the scalp for 2 minutes before rinsing. It can be used on its own or in conjunction with Alpecin After-Shampoo Liquid or another brand products, such as Regaine.   More >>>
Price: £4.99 (incl VAT) (Buy any 3 or more Alpecin products and save 5%)
 
 

Alpecin After Shampoo Liquid 200ml

Alpecin After Shampoo Liquid 200ml
Like Alpecin Shampoo, Alpecin After-Shampoo Liquid contains caffeine, which helps to protect the hair roots against the effects of DHT. It can be used on its own or in conjunction with the other Alpecin products. It is suitable for all hair types, just apply in the morning before styling your hair for all-day protection.   More >>>
Price: £6.99 (incl VAT) (Buy any 3 or more Alpecin products and save 5%)
 
 

Alpecin Double Effect Shampoo 200ml

Alpecin Double Effect Shampoo 200ml
Alpecin Double Effect Shampoo is like the standard Alpecin Shampoo, but it also contains an anti-dandruff ingredient to remove crusty dandruff from the scalp. Removing dandruff helps to prepare the scalp for the DHT-blocking effects of the shampoo and lotion. Use daily for maximum effect.   More >>>
Price: £7.80 (incl VAT) (Buy any 3 or more Alpecin products and save 5%)
 
 

NuHair DHT Blocker

NuHair DHT Blocker
NuHair DHT Blocker is a natural supplement that nourishes and supports hair regrowth from the inside out. It is also a powerful DHT-blocker. The benefit is fuller thicker hair for men and women alike.   More >>>
Price: £21.49 (incl VAT) (Buy any 3 or more NuHair products and save 5%) Sorry, this item is currently unavailable. Click here to receive notification when this product comes back into stock.
 
 
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