This impact of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) (androgenic hormones) on hair loss (androgenic alopecia).
- Decreased blood flow to follicle, causing follicle to progressively shrinks
- Decreased keratin (hair protein) production
- Cell division is disrupted; hair stem anchors itself less firmly to follicle
- Oil/Sebum invades less differentiated (disrupted epithelial cells) with toxins