The older people get, the more likely their hair will lose its thickness and volume. In most cases, hair loss is directly linked to genetics, nutritional deficiency, and daily diet. While hair thinning is not indicative of any serious health condition, it can be adverse to a person’s self-esteem and mental health.
To address the problem, most people try home remedies and other specialized treatments in an attempt to bring back their hair’s strength, thickness, and health.
One of the more prominent remedies for hair loss is pumpkin seed oil. There have been numerous scientific theories supporting the efficacy of pumpkin seed oil hair loss remedy.
The Infamous 2014 Study
The most notable among these studies is the research that was published in 2014. This study was considered the most rigorous research related to plant-based alternatives for hair growth.
It was in the same study where men who suffered from pattern baldness were given placebo or were asked to take supplements from the pumpkin seed. The researchers then claimed that those who tried the supplements grew their hair by 30 percent compared to those who were on placebo.
It was because of these findings that pumpkin seed oil was widely accepted as a natural hair grower. What the public missed were few crucial misleading conclusions, and missing links research respondents refused to disclose. These findings include the following:
1. The fact that pumpkin seed was not the sole ingredient they tested in the study. The truth of the matter is pumpkin seed is just one of the many ingredients contained in the multi-ingredient supplement. The said supplement purportedly contained different powders like tomato, red clover, corn silk, primrose, mixed vegetable, and octacosanol.
2. The said study was short and only involved male respondents. There were less than 100 male respondents who were asked to take the supplements for 24 weeks. No women respondents were asked to form part of the research group. No clinical evidence was ever released on the side effects of taking pumpkin seed supplements for longer periods, as well.
It was astonishing how, despite the quality of the study, no solid benefits of pumpkin seed oil hair loss remedy was shown. It was mere convenience that led them to conclude its positive results. What can be inferred here is that oil from pumpkin seed plays a minute part in improving hair growth. This could also mean that more studies are needed to support their claim.
Only a few hair experts recognize this flaw and loophole about the efficacy of pumpkin seed oil as hair loss remedy. One of the earliest and most vocal critics of the pumpkin seed oil as hair loss remedies was Rob English, who was diagnosed in 2007 with androgenic alopecia, and since then, he devoted his time, energy, and resources in reversing, stopping, and slowing hair loss without the use of synthetic drugs.
Rob successfully recovered from alopecia and is devoted to helping people who have similar conditions. If you want to ask for his help, reach out to him today and save yourself from more anxiety.