Nutrafol pioneered the science of hair wellness and is the first to address thinning hair through whole-body wellness by multi-targeting key imbalances in the body.
Thinning hair has multiple root causes. New research shows that several underlying factors that affect overall health can profoundly impact your hair and everyone’s combination of causes is different. Nutrafol targets key factors that can shorten the growth phase, delay new growth, and cause new hair to grow thinner.
In men, a receding hairline and thinning at the crown is common while women often see hairline changes or a widening part. Women may also experience acne, unwanted facial hair growth, and irregular periods.
Genetics, lifestyle, and age all increase the likelihood that DHT will affect hair follicles and cause thinning hair. DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) is an androgen hormone that’s responsible for the development of male traits. It’s present in both men and, to a lesser extent, in women. It’s also produced in the scalp and causes the hair follicle to slowly shrink (a process called miniaturization) and eventually close entirely so that hair can no longer grow back. While genetics and lifestyle factors play a major role in men’s hair thinning, hormonal changes from motherhood, menopause, and stress are significant contributors to DHT imbalance in women. DHT sensitivity can also be caused by aging, smoking, stress, medications, poor diet, and environmental toxins.
Saw Palmetto is known to balance hormones and lower DHT in both men and women (without affecting testosterone levels or compromising sexual health in men like other hair growth products can). Maca is exclusively included in Women’s Balance to provide additional support for hormone health through life stages like postpartum and peri- and post-menopause.