DHT Causes Hair Loss and Thinning Hair
A staggering 95% of hair loss in men and women is related to DHT. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) results when testosterone (in both men and women) mixes with the enzyme 5-alpha reductase. While we all produce some levels of DHT throughout our lifetimes, the quantity we produce increases with age and the level of sesitivity is genetically programmed.
DHT causes hair loss because it attaches itself to the hair follicle and it chockes it. As a result the new hairs being produce by that follicle become thinner and more fragile until it eventually stops producing new hair. When you block or keep the DHT from attaching, you are able to save the hair follicle and let it continue to produce new hair.