Like his older brother Prince William, Prince Harry appears to be experiencing the first stages of a classic case of Male Pattern Baldness. For many years, Prince William’s rapidly receding hairline has been distracting attention from Harry’s fuller head of red hair.
Unlike William however, Harry’s hair loss appears to be developing at a far slower rate. Harry is also reportedly seeking natural solutions to his hair loss condition, including boosting his dietary intake of vitamins and minerals.
Friends of the Prince suggest that he is relying on the high alkaline content of asparagus to stimulate new hair growth.
Can asparagus successfully combat hair loss?
Unfortunately for Prince Harry, there is no evidence that eating more asparagus will restore his hairline. He is however completely correct in realising that there is a link between diet and hair loss.
The problem is that Male Pattern Baldness is a genetic disorder that cannot be reversed simply through a change in diet. Pattern baldness is caused by the hormone testosterone being converted into a secondary compound known as DHT, which attacks hair follicles in the scalp and causes them to shrink. Eventually the follicle becomes incapable of new growth and the attached hair falls out.
The only way to reverse Male Pattern Baldness, or Androgenic Alopecia to give the condition its proper name, is to inhibit the production of DHT. Neither asparagus, nor any other food has been shown to be effective in inhibiting the effects of DHT on hair follicles. As such, Prince Harry is unlikely to halt or reverse his hair loss condition.
The importance of diet for hair regrowth
Whist diet cannot prevent genetic hair loss, the growth of new hair following treatment can be influenced by diet. The best prospect for regrowth alongside a medical hair loss treatment programme is a balanced, nutritious diet that provides all the vitamins and minerals for cellular reproduction. If Prince Harry is seeking professional advice for his hair loss, then it is extremely likely that diet plays a part of his comprehensive hair loss treatment plan.
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