Factors which helps in Hair Growth other than food.

In an earlier article, you must have read about the food contribution in our hair growth. But in this article, we will learn about the other factors which helps in growing your beard or other body hair.

Do you know which is the most important factor helping your beard grow?Its DHT & Testosterone. What is DHT?

DHT is dihydrotestosterone. Regular testosterone is converted to the more potent androgen hormone DHT. The amount of DHT you have in your reproductive system directly effects your beard and hair growth patterns. There’s tons of scientific research happened on this. DHT is a sex hormone that contributes to hair growth, muscle gain, fertility, etc. All men have this hormone to some degree as it is naturally produced. How your body reacts to the hormone also plays a role in beard and hair growth.

Men with higher levels of testosterone and DHT will typically have significantly more facial hair than men with lower levels. If your body is genetically prone to be sensitive to these hormones, you’ll likely grow a beard at an earlier age than others. 

Have you ever wondered why guys with the absolute best beards tend to be bald or balding? Having elevated levels of DHT can lead to a strong, healthy beard, but sensitivity to the hormone can actually lead to accelerated male pattern baldness. That’s right, the same chemical that can benefit you hair growth and reproduction system can actually make you lose the mane up top.

The hair follicles begin to shrink with age causing your hair to thin out. It is said that high levels of DHT will expedite the process eventually leading to the closing of hair follicles and ultimately hair loss. 

On the other end of the spectrum, guys with lower levels of testosterone have a better chance of keeping their head hair. That being said, just because you are in your 20’s and still have a patchy beard, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have low hormone levels. If your body is less sensitive to the effects of testosterone and DHT, you will see slower beard and body hair growth patterns.