Green Tea and Hair Loss

I have read somewhere that drinking green tea can prevent hair loss. Is that true?

2 Answers to “Green Tea and Hair Loss”

  1. Sugal Says:

    Green tea is considered to have many health benefits. These include the ability to help lower LDL levels (the “bad” cholesterol), fight skin aging, protect against certain types of cancer as well as prevent a certain type of hair loss called “androgenic alopecia”.

    This type of hair loss is genetic and is the result of testosterone turning into DHT, which in turns attack hair follicles, causing them to shrink up and die.

    The assumption that green tea consumption helps stop hair loss, relies on the fact that some studies showed that drinking green tea will lower the levels of testosterone circulating in the blood stream (so less testosterone can turn into harmful DHT – the “hair killer”).

    However, the connection between green tea and hair loss was only studied in a couple of researches, which involved rats, not humans, and tested both oral consumption of tea and intravenous route. Conclusive results about lowering testosterone levels where only found when using the intravenous route.

    In short, if a person likes drinking green tea, then this is a much better beverage choice than any kind of tea (and most kinds beverages in general). But when looking for a hair loss cure, it is probably better to stick to ones that are better researched and show conclusive results.

  2. Corey Says:

    Unfortunately, green tea does not prevent hair loss.

    It is true that green tea was reported to help in certain cases of hair loss.
    From the looks of it, these people reporting it really believe that it’s that easy: You drink green tea and hair loss is not longer a problem.

    However, based on the quality and source of these reports, I wouldn’t trust them.