There are many methods against hair loss to nourish the hair naturally and keep it healthy and strong. With the arrival of autumn, let’s see how one of the most loved products of the season can help us: pumpkin.
How do Pumpkin Seeds Help With Hair Loss?
Pumpkin seeds have always been used as a vermifuge for their beneficial properties against inflammation and cystitis. More studies are showing they are also a natural ally against hair loss. Recent Korean research has shown how the administration of pumpkin seed extract for a prolonged period of time increases hair growth by 40%, drastically reducing hair loss. Before we look specifically at the benefits of pumpkin, let’s see the main cause of hair loss in men: androgenetic alopecia.
What is Androgenetic Alopecia?
It affects about 70% of men. Usually after the age of 50, but often also at a young age. The cause of androgenetic alopecia is an enzyme, 5alpha-reductase. Almost 95% of cases of hair loss are attributable to the action of this enzyme. Here’s how it works.
This enzyme transforms testosterone into DHT, a substance that binds to follicle receptors and causes an increase in sebum production. DHT suffocates the follicle, decreasing its number and making the hair more fragile, which is how the process of baldness begins.
What are the Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds?
Pumpkin seeds contain zinc, magnesium, iron, omega-3, B vitamins, phytosterols, and carotenoids: precious elements essential for skincare. But the benefits of pumpkin seeds, according to these studies, do not end here. Researches show how these substances inhibit the action of the enzyme 5alpha-reductase type II: the very element which, as we have seen, activates the process which leads to hair loss.
Another benefit of pumpkin and pumpkin seeds would be phytoestrogens, fatty acids, polysaccharides, and flavonoids. These substances help to prevent some diseases of the female reproductive system, such as ovarian tumors. Moreover, they regulate metabolism and fight cholesterol.
How Do You Use Pumpkin Oil?
Eating pumpkin is great for your health. Some take pumpkin seed oil orally as a raw condiment. Others say that this extract is also excellent as a cosmetic product. It’s important not to alter the process of extracting oil. Cold oil extraction is an exceptional base for a nourishing and strengthening mask for hair. Just mix a teaspoon of this oil with a jar of white yogurt and apply the compress to your hair ten minutes before washing.
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