Which Steroids Don’t Cause Hair Loss?

Which Steroids Don't Cause Hair Loss

Which Steroids Don’t Cause Hair Loss?

Which Steroids Don't Cause 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 there a steroid you can use in conjunction with your workouts that will not cause hair loss and allow you to gain muscle without worrying about your hair follicles?

When taking steroids to gain muscle, you must select a steroid that is not readily converted into DHT, the hormone responsible for hair loss. In order to alleviate hair loss, you should use a DHT derivative anabolic steroid like Anavar.

Do steroids always cause hair loss?

No, not always. A lot comes down to genetics; you can witness guys in the gym packing on muscle while taking a concoction of steroids without losing a single hair.

Then other guys use an anabolic, and through the training cycle, they lose significant hair.

It seems as if genetics influence the rate of hair loss regardless of steroids. However, it is known that steroids can accelerate hair loss dramatically when it comes to gaining muscle mass.

Many bodybuilders find the option of losing hair to gain muscle a trade-off they are not willing to accept. 

It is worth noting that steroids prescribed to help you recover from an illness or ailment are different from anabolic steroids. They are plant-based steroids and do not in any way cause hair loss.

Corticosteroids are steroids used for medical conditions such as arthritis, skin inflammation, and many other conditions.

What steroids are best for hair loss?

Steroids that are used under the supervision of a medical professional are the best steroids to use. They may not give the fastest growth, but you will keep your hair.

There are milder anabolic steroids that will not cause hair loss. The steroids are Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) derived and do not stimulate more DHT.

DHT is the hormone responsible for male pattern baldness in men and women. Choosing a steroid that does not convert readily into DHT is an absolute must if you wish to keep your hair through the training cycle.

Steroids such as Anavar, Deca Durabolin, Oral Turinabol will have a lesser effect on your DHT levels, leaving you with more hair.

Anavar is possibly the best steroid to use if you are concerned about hair loss, but you need to appreciate that when you take a steroid to gain muscle, there is always the possibility you will lose hair.

There are reports that some bodybuilders experience thicker hair growth while using Anavar. The reasons for this are complex, with DHT and androgen competing to attach to AR receptors. The less DHT, the better.

If you are tempted to take Finasteride to negate the effects of steroids through your training cycle, don’t do it.

Taking Finasteride and Anavar could accelerate your hair loss as both chemicals work against each other.

Oral Turinabol is reportedly very safe to use with an androgenic rating of zero. If you are concerned with hair loss, you should not experience hair loss with this steroid.

The side effects of Oral Turnabol are very few, and it is considered one of the safest steroids to use for packing on muscle mass.

What type of steroids cause hair loss?

We have already established that DHT is the main factor for hair loss when using anabolic steroids to gain muscle mass and endurance.

It is reasonable to assume the steroids that cause DHT to increase will be responsible for more significant hair loss through the training cycle.

The sex hormone-related androgens will cause hair loss as they increase DHT.

Any steroid designed for eliminating fat is likely to have a higher impact on DHT levels and cause androgenic side effects. 

This is why we witness steroids used for cutting pounds are responsible for more hair loss than steroids that build muscle mass.

Winstrol is a very commonly used steroid when in the ripping stage. It is known to impact your hairline and can cause significant hair loss. Winstrol is also another significant side effect that causes joint pain.

Anadrol first appeared in the underground steroid movement and was touted to gain more muscle than Dianabol. The self-acclaimed steroid guru Dan Duchaine recommended Anadrol for maximum muscle gain.

It works, but it causes your hair to fall out. It causes bloating and headaches, and some sexual dysfunction issues.

Dianabol is possibly the widest used steroid by bodybuilders. The problem is Dianabol converts to estrogen. You will experience hair loss with Dianabol and many other issues as this steroid is hepatotoxic.

Hepatotoxic means it causes liver damage, and hair loss may become the least of your problems.

Will Anavar cause hair loss?

Anavar is a DHT derived steroid and is considered a weak or mild steroid compared with other steroids on the market.

If you are a sensitive person, then Anavar may cause hair loss. If you are predisposed to hair loss or have hereditary hair loss, then taking Anavar will not save your hair.

The good news is that if you do have the gene that causes hair loss Anavar will not accelerate the process, and your hair loss will remain the same.

Anavar is considered one of the safest if not the safest steroids to use. They can be taken by males and females and are consumed orally. Anavar allegedly gives lean, solid muscle growth.

The problem with Anavar is that it is considered a weak to mild steroid, which can lead to users taking more Anavar than is needed, which causes side effects.

Side effects can range from stomach cramps, oily skin, bloating, testicular atrophy, heart attack and liver problems. Are you worried about your hair falling out?

Taking Anavar within the guidelines issued reduces severe side effects and gains muscle mass.

The bottom line is if you are predisposed to hair loss and have the hair loss gene, you will lose your hair regardless of what steroids you take.

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.

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