June 17, 2021
DHT – PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER ONE (FOR HAIR LOSS)
What’s there to understand? A lot, actually. But we won’t bore you with the detail, or get too science-y. Instead, we’ll school you on DHT (you've probably heard of it), its contribution to hair loss and how our entire haircare range directly addresses it via Patricks Recovery Compound, a blend of 14 ingredients that minimizes hair loss, reinforces existing hair mass and cares for your hair and scalp.
Dihydrotestosterone or DHT, a by-product of testosterone, is the androgenic hormone that causes MPB, which sounds a bit like a rap group from the 80s, but actually stands for Male Pattern Baldness – Public Enemy number one for us.
DHT AND RECEPTORS
DHT binds to receptors during the regression phase of the hair growth cycle, which is the stage at which the follicle shrinks and hair detaches from the skin. This presence of DHT forces the follicle to shrink, creating finer hairs in the process and eventually shrinks the follicle so much it becomes inactive. Baldness, or the beginning of it, ensues.
In come Bio Chanin A, Saw Palmetto and believe it or not, Coffee; 3 ingredients scientifically proven to reduce the presence of DHT and hence, hair-loss. How do they do this? Simple. They block the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase, responsible for converting testosterone to DHT.
But that’s not all (in our best as-seen-on-TV voiceover voice). While the presence of DHT is the predominant cause of hair loss, scalp inflammation and irritation plays a role for which we use Unisooth PN-47, Sage and and Kigelia to counteract.
We included Acetyl Tetra-Peptide 3 for its ability to improve hair anchoring and promote fuller, thicker hair by increasing the anagen stage of hair growth, and decreasing the talogen phase, as well as Rosemary, which in a number of studies performs similar to minoxidil (a well-known prescription hair-loss pill) over a 6 month period.
PATRICKS RECOVERY COMPOUND
We have 8 more ingredients fighting the good fight that we haven’t mentioned above. If you’ve got time on your side, you can find them here on our hair loss page.
OUR BEST PRODUCTS FOR THIN OR THINNING HAIR
SH1 | DAILY THICKENING SHAMPOO
Our multi-award-winning thickening shampoo (GQ Best Haircare Product 2019, Esquire UK Best Thickening Shampoo) is a genuine contender for the best shampoo for hair loss on the planet. Featuring thickening proteins that visibly swell the hair shaft and Patricks Recovery Compound, it’s become our best-selling product, and for good reason. It works.
CD1 | THICKENING AND STIMULATING CONDITIONER
Conditioner, the oft-forgotten step in even the most rigorous haircare regimes, however ignore at your own peril, particularly with CD1. Fortified with Patricks Recovery Compound, Thickening Proteins and ingredients that stimulate the scalp, it’s the step that cements great results.
M1 | MATTE FINISH, MEDIUM HOLD STYLING PRODUCT
Formulated around the needs of the hundreds of guys who walked through our salon doors with thin or thinning hair, we set out to create a product that:
1. Swells the hair shaft without weighing it down.
2. Goes in easily to reduce forced hair fall.
3. Minimises hair loss and reinforces existing hair mass.
4. Nourishes the hair and scalp.
It does all of those things, which for styling products is a world-first, and filled a need no one was, or is addressing to this day.
BEST PRODUCTS FOR HAIR LOSS PREVENTION
The rest of our haircare range. SH2, CD2, M2, M3, S2 – the lot. As the old adage states, an ounce of prevention is as good as a pound of cure, and even if you’re not worried about hair loss now, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll experience some form of it in your life time. In fact, 85% of men will experience visible hair loss by the age of 50 (according to The American hair loss association), so why not get ahead of it?
So yeah, we call SH2 a Deep Clean Shampoo for thick to normal hair, which it definitely is. But it’s also a pretty great hair loss shampoo too.