It is considered normal to lose between 50 to 100 hairs per day. Any more than this is likely to cause gradual and noticeable thinning of the hair.
Male Pattern hair loss results from a combination of genetic predisposition and the conversion of the hormone testosterone to an undesirable substance known as Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Hair loss can also be attributed to kidney insufficiency, nutritional deficiencies, stress, illness, or thyroid disorders.
Although there can be a variety of factors involved in men’s hair loss, it can be slowed through the right intake of nutrients and herbs.
• Saw palmetto is a herb which prevents the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone – a large contributing factor to male pattern baldness.
• Silica is a mineral which is required for healthy, strong and abundant hair growth.
• Ginkgo biloba increases circulation to the scalp, bringing with it nutrients and oxygen.
Other tips and ideas:
• Reduce stress, as this constricts blood vessels and has a negative effect on hair growth and circulation to the scalp.
• Rub rosemary essential oil into the scalp to encourage blood circulation to the area.
• Include plenty of protein in your diet (0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight) such as nuts, seeds, eggs, organic meat, lentils and pulses. Protein encourages the production of keratin by the body which is a main component of healthy hair.
• Eat at least eight servings of anti-oxidant rich fruits and vegetables each day for optimal intake of nutrients.