Why We Created TheHairChronicle.com

by Andre
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Welcome to nature’s hair loss prevention blog! Congratulations, you’ve already taken the first step towards stopping hair loss naturally by finding us, well done! From now on its just you, us, Mother Nature, and your hair. So why are we here? Why do we care? What can we offer you? We will answer those questions and get to the bottom of our core beliefs, and hopefully give you all the reasons you need to keep coming back to what will become a comprehensive resource for those looking to stop hair loss naturally.

Hair Loss: How we got here

Androgenic Alopecia (AGA), more commonly known as pattern hair loss or baldness, affects both men and women alike; approximately 53% of men by the age of 50((https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9865198/)) and approximately 55% of women will suffer some hair loss at some point during their lives((https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2684510/)). Rates of hair loss appear to differ by geography with the lowest rates of male pattern baldness (MPB) occurring in Asia (an interesting observation which we will touch upon frequently throughout this blog).

With huge impacts on mental well-being and a sense of loss of identity that comes with losing hair, it is no surprise that for centuries humans have tried cure baldness: even to this day, it remains a holy grail for aesthetic medicine.

It wasn’t until 1974((https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/4432067/)) with the discovery of 5alpha-reductase (5ar) and its role in converting testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (the infamous DHT) that science established the foundations for an early theory for the cause of baldness, and today it is still the best theory we have. With DHT public enemy #1, aesthetic medicine has evolved around limiting its damaging effects.

Visit a hair doctor today and you will be guaranteed to hear the words “finasteride” (Propecia or Proscar), “minoxidil” (i.e.Regaine), and “hair transplant”. But let’s look deeper at the most popular of those: finasteride.

Finasteride works fine, but its no wonder drug

Finasteride is a cheap and relatively harmless prostate cancer drug (the relationship between the prostate and DHT is a close one) that has been around since 1997. It is considered a ‘must’ by any man suffering hair loss, even for those undergoing a hair transplant, as finasteride continually supports the ongoing number of follicles on your head. A hair transplant alone is rarely enough to achieve a thick mane. And its no surprise finasteride is so popular: clinical studies have shown time and again improvements anywhere between 60-90%, with hair densities improving by on average 10%+ vs. placebo groups((https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11069460/#:~:text=In%20previous%20clinical%20trials%20in,(i.e.%20increased%20hair%20density).))

Research shows that finasteride is an effective hair loss prevention drug
Figure 1. 60% of patients (approx. 300 men) in this study noticed an improvment in their hair after just 12 months taking finasteride

But surely we can do better than these numbers? These results imply that a significant number of men, anywhere between 10-40%, do not notice any improvement. We wouldn’t want to be the ones banking on finasteride only to find out it doesn’t work, would you? Even in the ‘improvement’ groups, is a 10%+ increase in hair density enough? Perhaps not for some.

And reader beware, once you start taking finasteride you are on it for life, there’s no going back. Finasteride clearly has a statistically significant effect vs. placebo groups, but we would classify it as a ‘delayer‘. It doesn’t cure hair loss, but it buys you extra time. What if a better solution already existed somewhere within mother nature?

Happy hair doesn't have to be a chore
Happy hair doesn’t have to be a chore

Thinking Outside the Box: Trusting in Mother Nature

And herein lies our raison d’etre, our mission statement, our core guiding belief. What if we could stop hair loss naturally or even reverse the effects of hair loss whilst remaining true to 3 golden principles:

  1. Understanding as best we can the mechanisms why hair loss occurs through rigorous study of the scientific literature
  2. Eating a nutritious and hair protecting and hair promoting diet, focusing on exactly what hair needs. A diet backed by scientific literature
  3. Selectively applying cheap, non-medicated, and readily available over-the-counter (OTC) products. Products backed by the scientific literature

We know this is possible, and we look forward to sharing this information with you through this resource. Great hair doesn’t have to rely on expensive and invasive surgery, or on medication which may have negative side effects.

We will demonstrate exactly how small changes to your day-to-day routines can have huge impacts on your hair. Great hair really can only be one grocery store trip away.

#StayHairyNaturally and we will catch you on the next post!

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