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Does Pumpkin Seed Oil Help With Hair Loss?

Does Pumpkin Seed Oil Help With Hair Loss?

Pumpkin seed oil’s effect on hair has been tested in rats and it has been shown to increase hair growth. Many people have started to use it as a supplement for their hair, whether as a topical solution applied to the scalp or as a supplement taken orally. It has become more popular as a treatment for hair loss, along with many other natural oils such as coconut oil, peppermint oil, or tea tree oil.

The mechanism of how pumpkin seed oil works is not completely understood, but it is theorized that phytosterols, which are similar to cholesterols and are present in pumpkin seed oil, are responsible for the antiandrogenic effect of pumpkin seed oil. It has been shown in rats that these phytosterols do have an antiandrjgenic effect, which is why pumpkin seed oil is considered an option mostly for androgenic alopecia, or male pattern loss. 

One study found that patients who receive 400 mg of pumpkin seed oil per day for 24 weeks saw a 40% higher mean hair count increase over the placebo group. It appears that pumpkin seed oil is a good option for men looking to treat their androgenic alopecia with a natural oil or supplement.    

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Does hair color affect hair loss?

There is a lot of discussion over whether the color of a person’s hair is related to hair loss. As far as we know, there is no real link between the color of a person’s hair and hair loss. However, there is a difference in the number of hairs–blonde and light brown haired people have on 30,000 more hairs than a person with black or dark hair. There is a trade off though, darker hair tends to be thicker in quality and in turn, provides better coverage than lighter hair, which is typically very fine.

No matter the color, it is normal to lose a small number of hair each day as each hair is cycling between growth and shedding phases. However, shedding increase may be an early indicator of hair loss. An increase in hair shedding can be a result of many different things, and it’s important to find the source early. 

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In an industry that has increasingly lost its way, we are turning the focus first and foremost back to the customer. We guarantee that you will be the sole focus of our entire team the day of the surgery, with no one running room to room like at other companies.

As the highest rated hair transplant company in Chicago, we encourage you to price shop around. We are confident that when the research is finished, the choice will be easy. If you’re ready to get going, you can schedule a free consultation here.

Not living in Chicago? No problem–check out our travel reimbursement program.

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