Some suggest that alopecia is due to poor blood circulation. The
shark then goes on to offer a product that will improve blood circulation
and thereby promote hair regrowth. The lack of blood supply explanation
for pattern baldness has been around for many years in different
shapes and forms. Some even use minoxidil as an example. Minoxidil
is a drug that causes vasodilation. It also causes hair regrowth
for some people and is widely available as a topical treatment for
both men and women with hair loss. However, there are many vasodilator
drugs available but only minoxidil has hair growth promoting properties.
This indicates that minoxidil has two different actions, one on
hair follicles and one on blood vessels. It is most likely just
coincidence that that the two properties can be attributed to the
Ask yourself this question. If lack of blood circulation was the
cause of androgenetic alopecia then why would hair transplants work?
In transplantation, hair follicles are taken from the back of the
head and placed in the areas of supposed poor blood circulation.
You would expect the transplanted hair follicles to wither and die
in their new blood deficient environment if the poor blood circulation
environment hypothesis was correct. The transplanted follicles do
not die and hair transplantation is a very successful procedure
when done properly.
You want to improve blood circulation to your scalp? I will tell
you an easy and cheap method. Go down to your local food supermarket.
Buy yourself a big packet of extra hot vindaloo curry powder. Mix
it with a little vegetable oil and water. Apply it liberally to
your scalp. If that doesn't improve your scalp blood supply nothing
will (don't take my flippant comments seriously, this is not a recommendation!!!).