Do Sarms Affect Hair Loss?


Do Sarms Affect Hair Loss?

John M

John M

Hi, I'm John. About age 30 my hair started receding. After trying lots of products I eventually decided on a hair transplant. And now I have my hair back.


Is your progress in the gym slow despite pumping iron and eating a protein-rich diet? Have you thought about SARMs as a better alternative to steroids but worried you might lose your hair?

When used improperly, SARMs can cause hair loss. Sarms can cause negative effects on your hair if used for more than 10 weeks and at an excessive dosage because your testosterone levels increase, causing elevated levels of DHT.

Do you lose hair with SARMs?

Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMs) can cause hair loss. There are studies to show that users of SARMs stress at first, which causes hair loss rather than SARM!

However, it is more likely that the user is not taking the SDARM within the guidance of the manufacturer labelling or the prescribing doctor’s instructions.

Building muscle fast is always hard work, and if you can get a helping hand, why not shorten the process? 

The temptation to use more SARMs for faster results is the main reason for hair loss. Increasing testosterone in the body will add more muscle and make you feel different.

But, one of the consequences of high testosterone levels is the increase in DHT, The byproduct of testosterone responsible for hair loss.

SARMs and hair loss

It is also true that SARMs can reduce hair loss if taken by the labelling instructions.

Some androgens have an increased potential to attach themselves to AR receptors, hence competing with testosterone and reducing DHT levels directly responsible for male pattern baldness.

Some suggest that SARMs could be more productive than Finasteride, a drug first used to shrink prostate enlargement and then found it blocked DHT.

You should not consider SARMs as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy. SARMs work differently and will leave you lacking in essential hormones.

Will hair loss from steroids grow back?

In some instances, your hair will grow back, but DHT can wreak havoc on your hairline and cause hair loss at an alarming rate.

If you are taking Steroids for muscle growth, there is the possibility your DHT levels will become elevated and consequently, you will start to lose your hair. 

If steroid use is prolonged, there may be no way back from your hair loss.

However, if you notice hair loss and stop taking steroids, it should be enough to return your body to its normal state and resume hair growth.

In some cases, you may need a helping hand to kick start hair growth. You can use Rogaine (Minoxidil) with good results to re-energise your hair follicles and hair growth.

You may also need some lifestyle changes to help with hair regrowth. Quitting smoking will be a good start, and eat a healthy balanced diet to provide vitamins and nutrients to your hair follicles.

Will increasing testosterone cause hair loss?

Potentially, if you increase your testosterone levels and are predisposed to hair loss, you will increase the possibility of hair loss.

DHT causes male pattern baldness. It’s not disputed anywhere. When testosterone increases, a higher level of the more robust DHT increases.

Your hair loss may be slow or fast depending on your genetic makeup, but testosterone will accelerate your hair loss if you are predisposed to male pattern baldness and hair loss in general.

It’s not all bad news. DHT is essential for healthy sex life, more so than testosterone. So, if you are considering using a DHT blocker, you can expect a decrease in sexual performance and a small percentage of men experience erectile dysfunction.

If you are having testosterone injections for muscle growth, you may want to speak to your doctor before proceeding further.

Hair loss and testosterone go hand in hand, which is only one of the side effects.

Will I go bald if I take testosterone?

If you are predisposed to hair loss, there is a potential risk that you will experience hair loss if you increase testosterone levels in your body.

Testosterone produces a byproduct called Dihydrotestosterone (DHT); it is the DHT that causes hair loss. DHT is present in the prostate gland, skin and hair follicles.

Once DHT reaches an elevated level, you will experience hair loss. You can combat hair loss by reducing the levels of testosterone you are injecting.

Scientists have to understand testosterone and DHT fully. DHT is essential for hair growth in other parts of the body.

Male pattern baldness is an enigma as some of the hairs on your head are DHT resistant. This is why you get the pattern of baldness. Hairs at the side of the head and back of the head are resistant to DHT.

What can I do to reduce hair loss from taking steroids?

Your hair relies on a good blood supply and the correct vitamins and minerals to keep your hair healthy.

A well-balanced diet will help maintain a full head of hair. In addition, magnesium, selenium, iron and zinc are essential for keeping your hair in good shape.

Reducing stress is a factor in maintaining your hair. Reducing cortisol levels and sleeping well has many benefits for you, one being hair growth.

The bottom line

Looking great at the beach with bulging muscles is something that most males aspire to, but the truth is SARMs could cause you to experience some hair loss, especially if you decide to exceed the recommended therapeutic dose.

DHT is the main culprit of hair loss, and some of you are predisposed genetically to hair loss, and there is little that you can do to stop the march of time when it comes to hair loss.

You could find that your loss reduces with SARMs as DHT levels drop as the androgens compete with testosterone to attach to the AR receptors.

Ultimately, if you experience adverse side effects from SARMs or testosterone injections, stop and consult a doctor.

Top 5 Reasons to go abroad for a Hair Transplant

1. Save at least 60% on the cost

A hair transplant in Europe is at least 60% cheaper than in the UK. And most packages are all inclusive, including your accommodation and airport transfers.

2. Europe has some of the most experienced surgeons in the world

Europe has more clinics, which have been established and running for much longer than clinics in the UK. The price is also lower, making it more accessible for people.

Surgeons in Europe will have carried out hundreds, if not thousands more procedures than UK based surgeons. Because of this some UK clinics will bring in surgeons from Europe to carry out your procedure.

3. Hair restoration clinics in Europe are state or the art

Many facilities in Europe are dedicated hair restoration clinics. They only perform that type of treatment. As such all equipment, facilities, techniques and staff are specialists in hair restoration. 

Hair restoration is only now becoming more popular in the UK, so many UK clinics are general cosmetic facilities that carry out various procedures.

4. Get even more value by making your transplant into a holiday

Europe is such a popular holiday destination for many reasons, the culture, history, sights, cuisine, shopping, great weather, your money goes further, it’s widely English speaking, and it’s just 2 or 3 hours away by plane. 

The list goes on! So why not travel a few days earlier, grab a low cost Airbnb or hotel, take a friend or partner and enjoy the city for a few days before your transplant.

5. Hassle free process

It’s so easy to get an assessment and price. Contact the clinic, arrange an initial consultation in the UK with your surgeon, or do an online consultation by sending a few pictures and answering some basic questions. 

Once you’re happy, pick a date and you’re done! The clinic will send you all the paperwork and itinerary so you know exactly what’s happening. You don’t pay until you go for treatment. 

You just hop on the plane. A transfer car will meet you as you get off the plane and take you to the clinic. It’s such an easy process. Easy!

Top 5 Hair Transplant Tips

1. Know your post-op timeline – The key dates!

  • You need to take the upmost care in the first 7 days
  • You can leave the house after 7 days, but I advise you take at least 2 weeks off work.
  • You won’t be able to wear a hat or exercise for up to 4 weeks after.
  • Around 2 – 4 weeks your new hair will fall out, you’ll look a little red and sore – similar to sunburn.
  • Around 4 months your new hair starts growing and looking good.
  • By 6 months you can’t tell you’ve had a transplant.
You can get a haircut after the first month, or you can keep it short yourself with clippers until it starts to grow back.

2. Pick the right time to schedule your treatment

Good clinics will be busy, so you may have to wait 2 months to get an appointment – this is a good thing. So knowing that and knowing your post-op timeline (above) means you can plan the perfect time around your social or work calendar. 

If you have important social events coming up, particularly if you know you’ll be photographed then you may plan your transplant 6 months in advance, or wait until your calendar is free.

3. Set your expectations

If your hair has receded at the front you’ll want the clinic to draw an expected hairline on your head or on pictures of you as soon as possible. They’ll then also talk about the number of grafts or hairs you’ll need and how thick the result will look. 

The sooner you can establish this, the sooner you’ll know exactly what to expect. A good clinic will also take into consideration a natural looking hair line for your age and your face and head shape. Have an honest conversation and be open to their expert feedback.

4. Knowing what the journey home looks like

There’s no way around it, you’ll have to go out in public to travel home. The worst part is sitting at the airport for 2 hours or so whilst you wait for your plane. 

I found it was best to embrace it. People are nice for the most part and won’t stare, and if one or two do who cares – you will never see those people again! You may even be at the airport with other transplant patients, I wasn’t the only one! 

Take a travel pillow and have someone pick you up if possible, so you can exit swiftly and get back home as soon as possible. It’s natural to be self-conscious, but it’s over fast and well worth it.

Tip! Just take carry-on luggage to keep your check-in and wait time down.

5. Choosing the right clinic

  • Pick somewhere you can travel to and from easily
  • Check their reviews online, not just on their site!
  • Do they have a good quality website and professional looking emails?
  • Can you see actual case studies of previous patients online?
  • Do they have an address? Can you see it on Google street view?
  • Can you meet your surgeon for a consultation beforehand?
  • Do you know someone who’s been there before – first hand opinion is amazing!
John M

John M

Hi, I'm John. About age 30 my hair started receding. After trying lots of products I eventually decided on a hair transplant. And now I have my hair back.

Do you want to keep your hair without surgery? I get it … surgery can be expensive and frightening. Although it’s the most effective solution when things go bad and it helped me, you still experience some discomfort and have to take some time off from work.

Fortunately, researchers in Norway succeeded in stopping hair loss and promoting regrowth in 63.9% of test participants by using fish proteins!

Although not flawless … fish proteins, minerals, and antioxidants have a positive effect on strengthening hair.

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