Our good friends over at Hair Loss Restoration Laboratories have just logged a year into research and development for this conditioner.
As you may know, I am a huge fan of their shampoo, so seeing this conditioner is extra exciting. The OCD nerd in me just loves to see a matching set.
Why use a DHT Blocking Conditioner?
This is one more opportunity in your daily routine to douse your follicles with powerful ingredients that block that pesky hormone DHT.
DHT, as you may know, is a testosterone byproduct that is the main cause of hair loss for both men and women.
The Hair Restoration Laboratories’ DHT Blocking Hair Loss Conditioner is specially formulated to work in connection with the DHT Blocking Hair Loss Shampoo.
When used together, this is a powerful shampoo/conditioner combination available to help prevent, halt and reverse hair loss in both men and women.
What’s in this one?
The DHT Blocking Hair Loss Conditioner dramatically helps prevent and reverse hair loss with more clinically-proven DHT blocking ingredients than any other conditioner.
It includes powerful DHT blockers, such as caffeine, saw palmetto, black cumin seed oil, cayenne fruit extract, rosemary leaf oil, pumpkin seed oil, green tea leaf extract and many more.
Clinical studies establish that the ingredients in the DHT Blocking Hair Loss Conditioner effectively block and remove DHT from your scalp (the hormone that causes male and female-pattern hair loss).
The DHT Blocking Hair Loss Conditioner also contains a proprietary blend of extracts, amino acids, oils, antioxidants and nutrients that will deeply condition your hair, nourish hair follicles and encourage healthy hair growth, including safflower seed oil, argan kernel oil, jojoba oil and sweet almond oil.
Additionally, the DHT Blocking Hair Loss Conditioner is loaded with ingredients to significantly improve the strength and thickness of your hair, including hydrolyzed wheat protein, hydrolyzed wheat starch, silk amino acids, panthenol, tyrosine and cystine.
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OK, OK, that’s a nice list… but how do these ingredients help with hair loss?
I hear you…you want details. Luckily, I have details. Eat your heart out!
Salvia Miltiorrhiza Root Extract
Studies establish that this extract improves blood circulation to the hair follicle.
Ligusticum Chuanxiong Root Extract
Studies establish that this extract has beneficial properties, which may contribute to reduced hair loss and shinier, more manageable.
Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract
Known for its adaptogen properties, this extract is rich is polysaccharides, which are nutrients critical to hair follicle health.
Camellia Japonica Seed Oil
In studies, this extract has demonstrated potent antioxidant properties with the ability to inhibit the production of DHT.
Argania Spinosa Kernel Argan oil
A natural oil that is rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids. This ingredient provides extensive conditioning and helps combat hair dryness and damage, in addition to diminishing frizz.
Biotin (Vitamin H)
An essential B-vitamin that promotes hair growth and aids in overall hair health. This ingredient strengthens both the hair follicle and the hair shaft, from which the hair grows.
Studies establish that soy isoflavones promote hair growth by increasing the dermal levels of insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1).
Also known as Vitamin E, this ingredient is an antioxidant and an intensive hair conditioning vitamin. This ingredient also softens the hair, provides essential healthy-hair nutrients, and soothes and protects the scalp.
Niacin and hair growth go hand-in-hand because this B vitamin boosts energy and improves blood flow to the scalp. A healthy scalp is crucial for healthy hair growth.
Nigella Sativa Oil
Studies established that sativa oil increases hair growth and is effective in treating telogen effluvium, a specific hair loss condition and pattern primarily experienced by women.
Hibiscus Rosa-sinensis Extract
Studies of this leaf extract have established that it promotes more hair follicles in the anagen (growth) phase.
There are several reasons that may explain why phytosterols can be helpful in the treatment of hair loss. One of their main characteristics is their anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation is often one of the characteristics that can contribute to hair loss and several studies have established that phytosterols have great anti-inflammatory purposes.
Citrus Medica Limonum Oil
A fragrant natural oil that is rich in Vitamin C. It is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the scalp and hair from free radical damage.
Polygonum Multiflorum Root Extract
Studies have established that this extract is a highly effective anti-androgen by decreasing the presence of DHT and obstructing 5-alpha-reductase enzymes.
Rosemarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil
Studies have established that rosemary oil can be just as effective as minoxidil and stimulates hair growth.
Cedrus Atlantica Bark oil
Subjects in a control group study massaged with this oil showed an almost 50% improvement in hair loss.
Studies establish that this herb is a potent 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor and hair growth promoter.
Multiple studies confirm that caffeine is a powerful DHT blocker. In a study published in the International Journal of Dermatology, researchers saw in vitro growth inhibition of human hair follicles exposed to testosterone. In the same study, the deleterious effects from testosterone were counteracted by low concentrations of caffeine under the same conditions.
Additionally, and most importantly, caffeine stimulated growth in the cultured hairs in the same study and under the same conditions.
Pygeum Africanum Bark Extract
Pygeum africanum is an evergreen tree from Africa. The extract is rich in derivatives of natural fatty acids and is used in herbal medications to relieve urinary symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Excessive DHT happens to be the main cause of BPH (or prostate enlargement) and is also considered the main culprit in causing male as well as female pattern baldness.
Pumpkin Seed Oil
Pumpkin seed oil has been shown to block the action of 5-alpha reductase. The enzyme 5-alpha reductase is the main antagonist in Androgenetic Alopecia.
Cayenne Fruit Extract
The most important component in cayenne fruit extract is capsaicin. It stimulates the skin cells which increases the overall metabolic process of the skin on a cellular level.
Due to intensive metabolism, blood rushes to the skin of the scalp and the hair follicles receive sufficient nutrition and oxygen content from the blood flow which greatly promotes hair growth. Also, capsaicin stimulates the dead skin cells of the scalp which leads to new hair follicle production.
How should I use DHT Blocking Conditioner?
Following use of a DHT blocking shampoo (it can be any shampoo, but you really should use a DHT blocking first round)… apply a generous amount of the Conditioner to your hair and scalp.
Leave the Conditioner on your hair and scalp for a period of 3 to 5 minutes to allow maximum absorption of the hair loss-fighting ingredients. Then, completely rinse the Conditioner from your scalp and hair using cool to warm water.
How long will it take to work?
Results should be apparent within 3 to 5 months of daily use.
That may sound like a long time…but the cold hard reality is that this hair loss treatment journey takes a long time. And if your in this boat for the same reason I am – I take a medicine daily that causes hair loss as a side effect – you will have to do this stuff indefinitely. Forever. Permanently. Those are just the sad facts.
At least these days, we understand some of the science of hair loss and there are many good products out there to help treat it. 100 years ago, our sisters didn’t have these choices.
Overall: Get Some!
One reason I like the Hair Loss Restoration Laboratories products is because they’re such a great value. The bottles are a full 16 ounces, and their base model DTH blocking shampoo clocks in at under $15.
Of course, I upgraded to the professional strength version, because I need the heavy hitters…but the point is that this stuff is good for those of us on a strict budget.
I’m excited to see hair loss treatment people turn their focus on conditioners and conditioning treatments. It makes sense – almost all of us use conditioner, so why not take that opportunity to saturate our follicles with more of these healing ingredients?
Any questions or comments about this or anything else under the sun? As always, I look forward to your feedback and continuing the conversation.