Like it or not, every man and woman is up against two formidable causes of hair loss: DHT and an unhealthy scalp.

Before you run screaming to your stepdad's hair-plug doctor, we've got some tips to promote a healthy scalp, reduce hair loss, and keep your follicle game strong. 


Two Main Causes of Hair Loss

DHT Sensitivity:  DHT (dihydrotestosterone) is a naturally occurring hormone in both men and women. The more sensitive you are to DHT, the more hair loss you will experience. As your hair follicles go through the cycle of growth, regression, and shedding, DHT will cause the follicles to shrink, making the hair thinner, shorter, and easier to shed. You can't cure it, but there are products that can help combat it. 

An Unhealthy Scalp: The secret to a healthy scalp is more than just skin deep. Good cell turnover, which is important for creating a healthy environment for your hair to grow, is dramatically reduced with an unhealthy scalp. A regular hair care routine, quality hair products, as well as a healthy diet all contribute to improving scalp health. 


A Healthy Scalp in 3 Steps

1. Wash your hair every 2-3 days with a high quality shampoo.

  • Washing too often can strip your hair and scalp of its natural oils, which are necessary to keep them healthy.
  • Washing infrequently can cause inflammation and hair that grows thinner and slower, due to a build up of dead skin, hair products, and dirt on the scalp. 
  • If you have a greasy scalp that needs a daily wash, use a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo. Oily hair can often be caused by a dry scalp that craves moisture. Conditioning regularly may solve the problem.

2.  Condition your hair every time you wash it. It helps replace the natural moisture that was stripped during shampooing.

3.  If you use product in your hair, exfoliate your scalp once a month. Even with regular washing, buildup can occur and slow hair growth.


The Perfect Product to Get Thicker, Fuller Hair

Actiiv is a 2-step shampoo and conditioner system for men and women that improves scalp health and reduces DHT sensitivity. It's great for anyone wanting to combat hair loss early, target damaged or lifeless hair, and increase hair growth. It takes just 5 minutes every other day, and prevents hair loss by targeting the hair follicle and hair follicle matrix. With an exclusive Green Tea Delivery System, Actiiv Shampoo blocks and cleans out DHT from the sebaceous gland, which produces the natural oils in your scalp. Follow it up with Actiiv Conditioner to calm irritation and inflammation. (For more information about the product line visit