Hair loss treatment: The plant-based oil proven to boost hair growth in men

Hair loss treatment: The plant-based oil proven to boost hair growth in men

Hair loss can be attributed to a wide range of causes, some of which makes it only a temporary condition. Stress and cancer treatment are common causes of temporary hair loss. Unfortunately, the most common cause of hair loss is permanent: pattern baldness. This type of hair loss, which can affect men and women, usually runs in the family.

It is easy to fall prey to a doomed mindset but evidence suggests pattern baldness does not have to be inevitable.

On the contrary, a significant study published in journal Hindawi, suggests a plant-based oil may correct male pattern baldness.

In fact, it may be the most rigorous study on a plant-based hair growth alternative thus far.

In the study, men with pattern baldness took either pumpkin seed supplements or a placebo.

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One scientific theory for how pumpkin seed works for hair loss is that the oil’s phytosterols promote hair growth.

Phytosterols are sterols (natural substances) found in many plants.

Supposedly, phytosterols could block enzymes and hormones in your scalp that cause hair loss.

This would mean phytosterol-rich pumpkin seed oil might help.

Some wigs are available on the NHS, but you may have to pay unless you qualify for financial help.

While you contemplate the options available to you, you may want to consider seeking psychological support.

“Losing hair can be upsetting. For many people, hair is an important part of who they are,” explains the NHS.

Try these online support groups:

  • Alopecia UK
  • Alopecia Awareness.

Published at Fri, 12 Jun 2020 21:13:00 +0000