Reverse Your Baldness

Male pattern baldness...

Male pattern baldness, A receding hairline, a bald spot on the crown of the head, however it manifests itself male pattern baldness has been accepted as a sign of aging in men even though it can happen to a man of any age. In reality, aging has nothing to do with male pattern baldness as is witnessed by the large number of men in their nineties who still have a full head of hair.

Lets look at the symptoms, causes and cures for male pattern baldness. The hairline begins receding or becoming thinner on the forehead above the temples. In some men, the hair starts thinning on the crown. Eventually, the individual is left with only a fringe of hair that starts above each ear and wraps around the back of the head.

If you are reading this article, then you are likely aware of the symptoms as they probably are apparent whenever you look into a mirror. Now lets explore some of the causes and misconceptions about male pattern baldness.

One of the biggest misconceptions is that male pattern baldness cannot be cured or that it can only be cured with very expensive prescription medication. Others believe that baldness is strictly genetic and that if your father was bald, you too must suffer this fate.

While the cause is genetic, there is no single gene in the human genome that is "the baldness gene". What happens is that the encoding in the DNA causes the body to produce an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase. This enzyme acts directly upon testosterone to produce a super testosterone called Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT in turn causes benign prostate hyperplasia (swelling of the prostate). DHT also acts like a switch that turns the hair follicle off in individuals who have a genetic predisposition to DHT sensativity. Did you get that? TURNS THE HAIR FOLLICLE OFF! The follicle is still there, it is still alive, it is still quite capable of growing hair! What happens is that the DHT lands on the receptors that control the hair growth, thereby blocking the ability to grow hair.

The cure lies in turning the follicles back on. Some commercially available compounds actually control the production of 5-alpha reductase, but aside from being costly, there are actually some benefits to DHT. A more direct method is to simply remove the DHT from the hair follicle directly without disrupting your androgenic hormone balance. Saw palmetto oil applied to the scalp is the magic bullet in this case. One drop of this oil applied to the hairline and / or bald spot at bedtime will produce some hair growth within a month. In some patients, growth was noticed within a week. I cannot stress the importance of using saw palmetto oil as opposed to saw palmetto extract. While the extract works very well in controlling DHT in prostate issues, it does little in the case of male pattern bladness.

It is important to secure high quality oil and not simply a product which contains the oil. There are lines of shampoos and creams which boast "Saw Palmetto Oil", yet may contain as little as a couple of drops in a 16 ounce container! Pure or stabilized saw palmetto oil costs around one hundred dollars an ounce which may seem like a hefty price until one considers that you are only using a single drop per night. When your hair has been restored, you will only use a drop per month as a maintenance treatment only.

So how does it work and why?

The oil of the saw palmetto berry actually seeps into the scalp around the openings in the skin that contain the hair follicles. This gives it direct access to the receptors which are bound by the DHT. It was once believed that saw palmetto oil dissolves DHT, but this is not the case. The DHT is attracted to the receptors in the follicle which is why it clings to them, but it is more receptive to the molecules within the oil and therefore jumps from the hair follicle to the molecules in the oil. Once it is locked up with the new molecule, it can no longer interact with other molecules and is removed from the body as waste. Aside from removing DHT, saw palmetto oil contains a large amount of fatty acids which help to nourish the newly awakened follicles, thereby encouraging healthy hair growth.

Why is saw palmetto oil so expensive?

The cost is based on rarity. Because each berry contains such a small amount of oil and must be picked at exactly the right time of the season for maximum yield, a very large number of berries are required in order to produce a single ounce of oil. Even the oil that is pressed from the berries must then be processed to remove unwanted fluids and purified.

Where can I get the oil?

It is very uncommon to find saw palmetto oil in its pure or stabilized form for consumer use. Usually, cosmetic manufacturers purchase this form of oil by the liter or gallon and dilute it into their products. If you have difficulty locating the oil, you may write to me at tom.greenwell@yahoo.com and I will be happy to assist you in locating a good source.

How do I use it?

Apply one drop of oil to the scalp at your hairline or bald spot and massage it in at bedtime. Use only one drop. Using more than one drop per night is expensive and is not any more effective than a single drop. Wash your hands well after application so you do not accidentally get it in your eyes. Eye contact, while not dangerous is exceedingly painful and should be avoided at all cost! Within a month you should see new hair growth in the bald areas. Within six months, you should have normal hair growth. Once the bald spot has filled in and you are comfortable with the hair distribution, you can begin applying the oil once a week or once a month, depending on your body's production of 5-alpha reductase and DHT sensativity.

Is there more to it?

Yes. Cut and style your hair as you did when you were younger. There is no special handling required for your "new" hair or any special shampoo needed. After all, its YOUR HAIR. Treat it as you would the rest of your hair.

Comments 36 comments

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wrenfrost56 4 years ago from U.K.

This is a really useful hub I'm sure it will help a lot of people and the information will be helpful too. :)


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nemobird 4 years ago from Melbourne Florida Author

Thank you. I hope that it does help many people.


seren 3 years ago

Wow. The results so far are stunning. I never knew something natural like this had so much potency. In my case the hair started to grow back as little blonde fuzzy hairs after about 5 weeks. Now after 7 weeks, my entire bald open crown spot has lots of blonde fuzzy baby hairs coming through. It is working exactly as you said. Looking forward to watching my hair thicken over the next few months. Will keep you posted. Just wanted to say thanks very much. It is truly appreciated. I am a lifetime customer...


seren 3 years ago

I just want to add that what is more stunning is that nobody seems to know about the oils power. I had scoured the internet in search of a viable hair loss remedy and was very lucky to find your blog. I am almost certain that if this is more widely known, the makers of Rogaine and propecia would definitely suffer.


seren 3 years ago

Wow. The results so far are stunning. I never knew something natural like this had so much potency. In my case the hair started to grow back as little blonde fuzzy hairs after about 5 weeks. Now after 7 weeks, my entire bald open crown spot has lots of blonde fuzzy baby hairs coming through. It is working exactly as you said. Looking forward to watching my hair thicken over the next few months. Will keep you posted. Just wanted to say thanks very much. It is truly appreciated. I am a lifetime customer...


LOLEN 3 years ago

Tried this and had no results.


LOLEN 3 years ago

I mean, I have been using this saw palmetto oil for 3-4 months, using 2 drops on my hair and had almost no regrowth, only less hairloss than before.


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nemobird 3 years ago from Melbourne Florida Author

Dear Lolen,

You are not supposed to apply it to the hair, you are supposed to apply it to the SCALP. The oil absorbs into the hair and soaks to the roots that are producing hair. By the fact that you stated that you had less hair loss means that your scalp is getting at least some of the oil. Where did you get your oil?


seren 3 years ago

Hello Lolen,

I used supposed "saw palmetto oil" on my scalp and it did not work for me either. However this is saw palmetto extract. The extract out there on the market is mixed with olive oil. In fact I believe it is about 85% olive oil for the most part. So you aren't going to get the full effect. It has to be 100% saw palmetto oil. Every company markets out there that they are selling oil but in fact you are mostly getting olive olive.

I suspect what you are getting is not pure oil, or that you are not getting what you are being told you are getting. Thus that is why you are having minimal results.

By nature I am quite a sceptic having tried a number of things. What I can tell you is that what I am getting from Tom is the real thing.

Thanks


seren 3 years ago

By the way, to give you an update on my hair. It has been 3 months now and the blonde fuzzy hairs that I mentioned in my earlier report are now slowly being replaced by thicker darker hair shafts. That is where the blonde fuzzy hairs are growing, dark hair shafts are now starting to come out of the follicle as well. Thank you. Will provide further updates


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nemobird 3 years ago from Melbourne Florida Author

You are correct. In fact, the extract is usually made from unripe or under-ripe berries. If the berries have not reached full ripeness then they do not contain the oil and the plant fats are not properly configured to do the job.

In your letter, Lolen, you mentioned that you had "almost no hair regrowth". So you got "some" hair regrowth. We must not forget that not all baldness is male pattern baldness (Androgenic Alopecia), there are a number of other causes for baldness.

I would recommend obtaining pure saw palmetto oil and not the extract that Seren so beautifully illustrated.


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nemobird 3 years ago from Melbourne Florida Author

That is great! I love to hear that! Have you chosen a new hair style or will you let it grow long?


seren 3 years ago

Hey Tom,

Thanks. Just the same hair style just with hair growing in the crown area :-). Not too short or long. I will send you some updated pictures soon. Regards.


Brianc 3 years ago

What if your hair is thinning all over the top of the head? Do you apply the oil all over the top of the scalp?


JohnB 2 years ago

Seren, where are your pictures? Can you snd them here?


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nemobird 2 years ago from Melbourne Florida Author

Yes, you apply the oil where the baldness is.


Nineclouds 2 years ago

Used this for more than a year, it does not work! -NO RESULTS- and it was expensive as hell! Would not recommend it at all!

I think the reviews above agree that 80% did not get any results.


Giga 2 years ago

Nineclouds, thanks for sharing.


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nemobird 2 years ago from Melbourne Florida Author

Nineclouds...I will allow your comment to stay on this blog for the moment if only to illustrate a point. The above thread of comments is primarily between two users with moderation and question answering from me as the moderator. How is it possible that you could extrapolate an 80% ineffectiveness from only two people...Furthermore, it has not even clearly been established that it was pure saw palmetto oil that one of the used.

Where did you get your saw palmetto oil? How did you apply it? and so forth. Simply coming onto a blog post to simply blow off steam is really not what the comments are for. These comments are intended to open a discussion about the topic at hand and possible answer questions that people may have. I will allow your comment to stay here for now, but unless you can answer some questions or actually contribute to the discussion I will probably delete it at some point in the near future as it has really no value or merit.

At the very least, please direct me to the portion of the thread that agrees that 80% do not get results.

Thank you.


Yahav 2 years ago

I’m a little confused. If this is really the magical solution why isn’t it widely spread across the internet?

Tom, does this method of using pure oil have success on all of your clients? As far as I read, there is no really study on the effectiveness of saw palmetto, and I really would like to believe that the %100 pure oil is the reason I haven’t been getting any results.


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nemobird 2 years ago from Melbourne Florida Author

There has only been one individual who has not received any results, and I am looking into that to identify the reason for the failure. I cannot speak for other sources of oil since I have not dealt with them. As far as being spread across the internet, beware! Many of the oil being sold is not saw palmetto oil..it is saw palmetto extract in olive oil...its not the same thing!

We must also remember that not all baldness is androgenic in nature. There may be some other underlying cause.


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nemobird 2 years ago from Melbourne Florida Author

Nineclouds, I have allowed your comment to appear here for three weeks without an answer. I will allow it for three more weeks. If there is no answer from you, I will delete your comment and consider your comment to be discredited.


petert 2 years ago

can anyone advise where i can purchase pure saw palmetto oil, saw palmetto extract is readily available in australia where i am located but i am having trouble sourceing the pure oil, hoping someone can help, thanks in advance, peter


Dan 2 years ago

Can someone help as to where to get pure saw palmetto oil and not extract? I am only able to find extracts so far, for example:

Saw Palmetto Berry (SAW PALMETTO BERRY FLUID EXTRACT(1:1)) or something along those lines. HELPPP =D


Jaime 2 years ago

PLEASE tell me where I can get the pure sp oil. I can't find anything online!


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nemobird 2 years ago from Melbourne Florida Author

For anyone looking for the oil, please be patient, harvest season should be about mid-October this year, judging from the weather conditions and the health of this year's crop. I have been overwhelmed with the amount of emails that I have received. I will answer all of them, I promise.


Zshan 2 years ago

Can someone email me at zshawn222@gmail.com where to get sp oil. I know he said harvest season is in October so whenever someone finds out please send me an email.


OzzieOzborne 2 years ago

Anyone have a source for the oil yet?


Judy 22 months ago

Hi Tom,

I have searched all over the internet for 100% pure saw palmetto oil and have come to the conclusion that it does not exist or is a highly guarded commodity. I really think if you are going to get people all excited over it you should also let them know where to purchase it. Any chance on sharing that secret with me?


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nemobird 22 months ago from Melbourne Florida Author

My apologies for the late reply. I would like to thank all of you for your patience while I have been battling bone cancer. In late October I did a crude extract of the oil. Since I am feeling better, I will refine and process it this week.


Apostle 22 months ago

I'm going to try Pumpkin Seed Oil as it seems for more readily available.

I'll report back my findings. :)


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nemobird 22 months ago from Melbourne Florida Author

Pumpkin seed oil can be *somewhat* effective. I would love to hear your results. I have toyed with the idea of using it as a vehicle for the palmetto oil. As my health inproves, I will also do some expeimentation with maidens head oil to address other forms of alopecia as well

I now have just over a gallon of saw palmetto oil in an olive oil vehicle.


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nemobird 22 months ago from Melbourne Florida Author

The oil is now ready, but there is only a gallon of it.


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nemobird 22 months ago from Melbourne Florida Author

I am learning why the other growers have stopped producing the oil. It is a lot of work, with very little return. It makes sense that they are selling the berries for extract since it is immediate money for simply picking and delivering.

This may be the first and last batch that I produce.


Guest 21 months ago

I have been using the Saw Palmetto oil for over a month now and WOW!!! what a difference! At 49 I look at least 10 years younger. I have olive skin tone and it can be sensitive at times. Products I have tried in the past would work great for a few weeks and then quit. I can't tell you how many I have tried expensive and cheap. Nothing compares to this oil. I am prone to breakouts. This has not bothered my skin at all. Well worth the money!!!!!


Guest 9 months ago

Living libations sells the oil. I haven't bought or tried it yet, but intend to soon. Wanted to let you all know of a source in case you are looking.

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