Pumpkin seed oil will help prevent balding.
Multiple studies have confirmed that pumpkin seed oil increases hair growth among balding men. In a 6 month study conducted by researchers at the Republic of Korea’s Pusan National University, 76 men with moderate androgenic alopecia – male pattern hair loss – were divided into two groups. One group received supplements pumpkin seed oil (40 mg per day) in capsules, divided into a morning and an evening dose. The other group were given a placebo. After 3 months and again at the end of the study patients were examined and any changes in hair growth rated on a scale from greatly reduced to greatly increased. Natural oils and herbs act as formation blockers for dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a metabolite of testosterone that is the main reason for hair loss. Pumpkin seed oil is known to inhibit DHT formation through the inhibitory effect on 5-alpha-reductase activity.