Baldness Breakthrough 2017?

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It seems like we’ve been waiting for a hair loss breakthrough for a very long time. Every year, sufferers of male pattern baldness are told that a cure is just 5 years away.

Hair multiplication and cloning was expected to revolutionize the way that hair could be restored. The basic premise was that you can take a hair from the back of the head and simply clone it, making multiple hundreds or thousands of similar hairs.

These hairs, when taken from the back of the head are not affected by DHT and don’t suffer from miniaturization, meaning they’re there for good.

This diagram shows the simplified process of cloning the dermal papilla.

This diagram shows the simplified process of cloning the dermal papilla, which can then be replanted into the scalp creating the ‘starting block’ for a hair follicle. The initial hair follicle is usually isolated from a hair follicle that isn’t affected by DHT meaning it won’t be lost due to pattern baldness even when inserted into the front of the scalp.

Unfortunately, this hasn’t happened yet, or at least it isn’t available to the public, and scientists and researchers are still saying it’s 5 years away before this kind of procedure will be possible.

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On the other side of the spectrum, ‘big pharma‘ the large pharmaceutical companies have been working to improve on the currently most effective drug, propecia.

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Unfortunately, as many men who have tried it know, propecia (also known as finasteride) can have some very undesirable side effects, such as loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, and reduced ejaculatory volume, (plus many more.) Propecia can also cause shedding to begin with.

Loss of libido and decreased ejaculatory volume are just two of the side effects coomonly associated with propecia and are both ones that the author has experienced first hand. (Excuse the pun)

Loss of libido and decreased ejaculatory volume are just two of the side effects coomonly associated with propecia and are both ones that the author has experienced first hand (excuse the pun.)

I personally experienced these side-effects when I tried the drug and it’s clear to me now that the small reward just isn’t worth the risk. Many men don’t even experience hair re-growth at all, and some continue to see a decline in hair coverage anyway.

Luckily there are much more effective ways to beat hair loss without using drugs. And the only side effects are glowing health, increased libido and plentiful energy.

Side effects that come about through balancing your body and providing it with what it needs to grow hair, whilst removing the toxins and waste that causes hair loss in the first place. But more on that later.

The truth is, if you’re waiting for a hair loss breakthrough to come in the form of the drug you will be sorely disappointed.

Hair loss is, on a fundamental biological level, an imbalance in the body that causes hair to shed. Just look at how rates of male pattern baldness have increased over time, and correlate strongly with modern sedentary lifestyles and poor diets.

Where ever industrialization goes, over time, male pattern baldness follows.

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The good news about this is, it means there is a lot you can do to slow down the process, and even reverse it. Back to the point though.

As pattern baldness is caused by biological imbalance, trying to make this right with a pharmaceutical is only covering things up. Yes it may work in the short term, but ultimately your body will pay the price down the road.

We all need to listen to what our body is telling us so that we can learn how to heal it for ourselves, naturally. In the long term, any drug will do more harm than good.

Why take the risk of interfering with your body and fighting the symptoms when you could easily correct hair loss naturally anyway. Whether it’s a drug that inhibits 5-alpha-reductase to stop the production of DHT, or if it’s a new drug that inhibits Janus Kinase (JAK) (which puts hair follicles into a dormant phase) the result will be the same. Learn more about JAK inhibitors here.

Tampering with the body in an unnatural way.


Mice re-grew hair using a topical solution (tofacitinib and ruxolitinib) that inhibited janus kinase. Unfortunately, these mice didn’t suffer from male pattern baldness in the first place so it’s unlikely the same affect will occur will humans who have lost their hair due to pattern baldness, even if the FDA gets around to approving the drug for use on humans.

For me personally, and for most of the readers of this blog, we don’t want to wait, and we don’t want to interfere with our body in an unnatural way.

We’ve decided to try and cure our hair loss naturally. And for those who have already lost a significant amount of hair that is unrecoverable (the scalp heals over preventing any new hair from possibly growing) hair cloning may offer an acceptable solution.

In the mean time, the quickest way to combat hair loss is to remove the DHT from the scalp directly and then follow the lifestyle and dietary changes that I write about at the Hair Loss Revolution.

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Francis says February 23, 2017

I remember articles talking about baldness cure in 2013 then 2016 .. it’s always just “5 years” away. It’s all bullshit, search companies saying their “this close” to finding a cure and taking in hundreds of thousands of dollars for “research” I won’t be holding my breath.

    Will Hartfield says February 26, 2017

    Agreed. That’s why I always recommend keeping/regrowing as much hair as you can using the natural methods.

ZZ says February 22, 2017

Hi, should we try hair transplant FUE instead?

    Will Hartfield says April 17, 2017

    Typically you will be able to regrow any hair lost in the last 5-10 years by completely natural means that I describe here. If you still have bald areas after that then you can start to consider a transplant.

Jihye Kim says February 22, 2017

I have been suffering hair loss for a while, I’ve tried everything, from natural products to chemicals and nothing. I bought New Organic Shampoo on desperation.

i Didn’t know what to use. My hair was falling like crazy and I started seeing some patches in my head exposing my scalp. I’m 29 and always had nice long hair. At my early 20’s it started thinning and falling but just small amounts but 5 months ago it was too much. I started feeling depressed and seems that every product that I found contained lots of chemicals. I started using this shampoo on January 4th and I notice a difference the first time I used it.What I can say about the product:

1- the amount of hair that I lose in the shower was half of what I used to. It makes me think that with that being less it is giving my other new hairs time to grow.
2-volume in my hair, even though the dry climate didn’t help here.
3- my scalp felt less itchy

I will not ever buy a different shampoo and I recommend it to anyone that wants more, fuller, and healthier hair.

Ade Ben says February 19, 2017

I have been bald for long time. I just want to enquire about possible drug that I can use to cure it, and where I can get it. From Nigeria

    Will Hartfield says February 20, 2017

    There is no magic cure for complete baldness. Typically the most you will be able to do, naturally, is re-grow the previous 5 years of lost hair. More than that is highly unlikely, unless your hair loss has taken place very slowly over a long period of time.

Will Hartfield says February 10, 2017

Have a question for me about the latest breakthrough, or something you want me to clarify? Just post a question or comment in the box above and I’ll try to answer asap – Will

    Erlé says February 28, 2017

    How well does the hair equilibrium program work is it worth it to buy it , I’ve been suffering from hair loss for the past 5 years

      Will Hartfield says March 3, 2017

      It’s the most effective natural method that I know of. You can reasonably expect to at least stop any further hair loss. To re-grow hair takes longer and more effort but is totally possible if you stick with the equilibrium method.

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