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Does Testosterone Cause Hair Loss? Facts Revealed

12 December 2023
1-minute read

All men have testosterone in their systems. However, what does testosterone have to do with hair loss, you might ask? If you are new to the subject, the answer might surprise you.


This article will look at whether testosterone causes hair loss and find out the facts on the matter so you can be in a better condition.


The relationship between testosterone and hair loss


If you’ve ever used Finasteride, a form of oral treatment supplied by Sons, you’ll most likely have been told by your prescriber how it works. The medication inhibits the conversion of testosterone into DHT, a hormone which normally helps the development of male sex characteristics as we grow, but also contributes towards hair loss in those who are genetically predisposed to it.


So, in this regard, does testosterone cause hair loss? Perhaps indirectly it can do but it’s not that simple. If you possess higher levels of testosterone and have the genetic disposition to male pattern hair loss, you might expect to experience hair loss as a result of this, but the research is still not conclusive on this.


Your hair follicles will be more sensitive to changes should you have a large degree of DHT in your system, which is converted from testosterone with the help of an enzyme called 5-alpha-reductase. 


The truth is that all men (and women to a lesser extent) need some testosterone in their system


Treating hair loss


If you’ve started to experience the first signs of hair loss, don’t fret. As much as you might not want it to happen, it’s perfectly natural for some men, but this doesn’t mean there aren’t options open to you. 


Finasteride is an effective form of treatment that actively blocks the 5-alpha-reductase enzyme which turns testosterone into DHT from working. 


There is also a DHT-blocking shampoo that we provide which can maintain strong hair as a preventative measure. As this is not a prescription product, it is available to any adult man who wants to use it as a safe method of routine care.


Remember that testosterone is good, necessary, and doesn’t directly cause hair loss. If you’re ready to start your journey of treating hair loss, we’re here to help. Explore the Sons website today for more.

All of our blog articles are reviewed by our Medical Director before publication.

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