Using progesterone for male hair loss

by Payton

Hi, I'm a 26 year old male and I started losing my hair around 5 years ago. I had began weight training in the gym and I'm guessing that the increase in testosterone started my hair loss.

I've been using progesterone for a few weeks now and I just want to make sure my dosage is where it needs to be. I started out with a very low dose of about 5mg per day for a week or so and now I'm up to around 15mg-18mg per day.

Before progesterone, I'm almost positive that I had an enlarged prostate. I would have difficulty urinating and sometimes ejaculations were painful. Progesterone has completely fixed that issue for me from the very first dose. I'm also more calm and generally in a good mood. I also sleep much much better. I haven't really noticed any negatives so far to taking progesterone.

I haven't noticed any new hair growth unfortunately and my hair still continues to shed at about the same rate as it did before progesterone. I've been hesitant to increase the dose to 100mg because I don't want to have any feminizing side effects or a substantial increase in hair loss. I've read quite a few success stories online about how some men have greatly thickened up their hair by taking progesterone.

How much progesterone should a 26 year old male be taking for hair loss?

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Jan 31, 2018
Using progesterone for male hair loss
by: Joy

Hi Payton

I am pleased that progesterone has helped your issues. High testosterone levels can cause hair loss, please read the page on it as there are other reasons for hair loss, like stress and certain medications. I suggest that you have a test.

Between 10-100mg is the suggestion amount of progesterone cream to use, more if symptoms are severe. You will have to experiment with this to see what works for you.

Progesterone is not a female hormone, both men and women benefit from it, in fact it is essential.

Please read these pages if you have not done so already.

How to use Progesterone Cream -

Estrogen Dominance -

Vitamin D3 -

Hair Loss -

Progesterone for Men -

Jan 31, 2018
Hair loss
by: Rachel

I don’t have definitive answers for you sorry but just wanted to say that progesterone is not a sex hormone, so it won’t feminise. Estrogen is, and will.
Good luck on your journey!

Feb 12, 2018
Hair Loss
by: Anonymous

I don't think it's testosterone that causes hair loss.

I increased my available testosterone and hair started growing back

I did a lot of research and it points to too much testosterone being converted to dihydrotestosterone in the body.

Excessive sebum (scalp oil) causes a high level of the enzyme 5-alpha reductase. This enzyme converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and pore clogging which causes malnutrition of the hair root and shifts the hair follicle into the resting phase..

The overall testosterone level for both men and women remains essentially the same throughout their lives, but the amount of bio-available testosterone decreases with age.

Over time, the free circulating testosterone in the body gets bound to both albumin and a natural substance called sex hormone binding globulin.

Because SHGB levels increase as we age, more and more of the body's available testosterone is unavailable with advancing years.

Testosterone can be freed up naturally by taking the right herbs and it may not work for everyone depending on causes but it would probably work for the majority of males with male pattern baldness.

Mar 27, 2018
hows it going?
by: Anonymous

OP, how is it going?

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