How to Reduce DHT in the Scalp Naturally WITHOUT Any Medications! By Febron
Today we are going to be talking about natural ways to reduce DHT in your scalp.
The hormone DHT, which stands for dihydrotestosterone is produced in the body and is responsible for the type of hair loss I just described. If DHT goes unchecked and it accumulates in great amounts in the body, it will ultimately lead to baldness. DHT accrues in the scalp region and shrinks the hair follicles, which will eventually lead to the death of those hair follicles. Now you might be asking yourself, "Will this happen to me?" Some people are lucky and never have to worry about this, as DHT is hereditary. You may or may not have a genetic predisposition to having high levels of DHT in your body. It’s not 100 percent certain, but a good rule of thumb is if there are multiple people in your family with baldness or hair loss, you have a good chance of going bald or suffering from hair loss. Let’s talk about some natural therapies to help fight back and reduce the chance of YOU accumulating high levels of DHT on your scalp. I’ve broken it down into three MAIN categories for today’s video. Increasing blood circulation, providing essential nutrients, and things to avoid in daily life.
Let’s talk about increasing that blood circulation around your scalp. Blood circulation is paramount in the fight against hair loss. Your hair follicles need nutrients to stay strong and healthy and the only way they are going to receive those nutrients is from good blood flow. Having consistent blood flow also helps prevent DHT from accumulating at the scalp. Here are a few great activities you can do to help increase the circulation of blood flow on your scalp:
Head massages. Yes! Head massages are a fantastic way to get the blood flowing up top. You can do it yourself or have someone else help you out. Circular motions and light pressure from the fingertips work very well.
Yoga. Yoga, especially poses that require you to have your head below your heart are outstanding for increasing that blood circulation. If you can get to an upside-down position safely, good for you! That’s outstanding for blood flow to the hair follicles. The sudden blood flow to the scalp helps wash out and break up DHT that has accumulated at the hair follicles. Just think of a dam being broken through by gushing water.
Exercise. Thirty minutes a day of jogging, using the elliptical, weightlifting, even a brisk walk will work. If you get that heart rate up from activity, you’ll most definitely increase the blood flow to your scalp.
Next, I would like to talk to you about something very crucial to reduce DHT in your scalp and the essential nutrients needed to rejuvenate and reinvigorate those weakened hair follicles. Did you know certain foods can help lower DHT levels by providing key nutrients? First off, beans, especially soybeans help lower DHT levels.
Oysters, like beans, have zinc in them which help with hair repair and growth. Seeds such as flaxseed and chia seeds also have zinc, but they are also rich in vitamin E and selenium which are important nutrients to have when you’re trying to regain health in your hair.
Consuming red meat helps to increase your red blood cell count, so that will most assuredly help with increasing blood flow and oxygen to the scalp. Omega-3 fatty acid foods such as salmon, herring, and mackerel are great for your hair’s growth and density, you can think of that has having great hair thickness. Don’t forget about avocados.
Rich in vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin c, and vitamin K! Spinach is rich in vitamin C and folate which may help increase hair growth. Eggs are rich in zinc, selenium, and biotin. Biotin is pertinent to the success of keratin production, which is a hair protein that aids in hair growth and strength…and I have one more superfood for you that you’ll want to think about keeping in your kitchen when it comes to consuming essential nutrients…BERRIES! All kinds of berries! Strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries are great! They are rich with vitamin c and antioxidants.
These two combined helps produce collagen which is key to healthy hair. One more little side note…vitamin C helps with iron absorption which can promote hair growth. Just one more thing when it comes to food. Try to have a diet rich in these nutrients we just discussed, but don't worry about indulging in sweets every now and then.
A strict diet with no fun foods can cause great stress on your body, which can lead to an increase in DHT. I bet you never thought I would tell you to treat yourself every now and then when it comes to food.
If you prefer supplements over eating these superfoods I just mentioned then you'll want to look for vitamins B, C, E, K, Zinc, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Saw Palmetto, and Biotin to start. If you’re wondering what Saw Palmetto or Biotin does for your hair in great detail, please check out our OTHER video about vitamin deficiencies and your hair thinning.
Good sleep. A solid 8 hours of sleep is recommended to help keep your hair healthy and strong.
Try to stay away from stressful situations, as stress can cause great strain on your hair and increase DHT levels in the body. Keep calm when stress arises or give yourself some time to meditate daily. Exercising on a regular basis helps combat increasing DHT and it’s a proven stress reliever.
Don’t smoke tobacco. If you haven’t started smoking yet, please don’t start! Your hair will thank you. If you’re already a smoker, try and break the habit to ensure you’re giving your hair the best chance at being full and thick!
More Q&A from our customers
Does lion's mane mushroom extract lower DHT levels?
NO, it won't help you reduce DHT levels.