If you suffer from male pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia, you may have some good news on the horizon. While there is no definitive male pattern baldness cure, there are a number of treatments out there that should give you hope.
If you are experiencing a lot of time looking in the mirror and seeing less and less hair, keep reading. Over the years there have been a number of questionable “cures” for male pattern baldness but none of them have really done the trick. Some of them have been outright ridiculous.
Odd Cures For male Pattern Baldness
At some point, you may have heard about these treatments, or even tried one or two yourselves. Some of them seem truly odd, and you are probably not going to see much results, but you never know.
Yes, there are some men who actually put onion juice on their head in hopes of growing more hair. This method does have some scientific research, however.
In a very small test, 23 men applied onion juice to their heads twice a day for 30 minutes at a time. After six weeks, 20 participants had some noticeable hair regrowth.
Fenugreek Seed Paste
Fenugreek seeds (also known as methi) have some properties that may help to rebuild hair follicles and stimulate hair growth.
After soaking the seeds overnight you grind them into a paste and apply it to your hair. Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave the mixture on for 40 minutes. Repeat this procedure every morning for a month and you are supposed to notice some hair growth.
If slathering your hair with seeds and vegetables is not your style, there are some treatments that may actually be a cure for male pattern baldness.
Possible Male Pattern Baldness Cures
A true cure for male pattern baldness is the holy grail for many men past the age of 50. This is the age where most men who suffer from male pattern baldness will notice the change. While these treatments may be a few years away from being readily available to the average man, they do provide some intriguing results.
Your hair grows in cycles. There are three phases in the life of your hair. First the follicle produces hair, then the hair hangs out looking full and shiny, finally, the hair falls out.
This goes on all the time. In theory, this cycle should repeat itself indefinitely but in balding men, the hair grows back thinner and thinner each time. However, using a class of drugs called JAK inhibitors to stimulate hair follicles into growing thicker hair once again, scientists have had success in mice and some human cells.
Scientists at the Sanford-Burnham Medical research Institute in San Diego, California have been able to grow new hair using human stem cells. This is a great breakthrough and could herald in a new treatment for hair loss.
According to the doctors, this method produces an unlimited supply of cells from the patient and could lead to more effective hair growth in the future.
While these two male pattern baldness treatments are still a few years away, they should be more effective that smearing your scalp with onions are seed paste. They probably smell better, too.