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.