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List of Ingredients with DHT Blockers | Forum

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Cemmos Team
Cemmos Feb 28 '16
This will be an ongoing thing and the post will need to be updated as we discover more ingredients that inhibit 5-alpha reductase, the enzyme that converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Once this topic contains enough information, we'll write an article for it on the front page of the site for best exposure.

DHT is good for androgenic hair, which is the hair found around our bodies; including the beard. In excess, DHT can be bad for head hair on men that are predisposed to male pattern baldness.

So without prolonging, let's get this list started!

Essential Oils that may inhibit DHT production:
- Rosemary Oil (Source / Source / Source)
- Lavender Oil (Source)
- Tea Tree Oil (Source)
- Pumpkin Seed Oil (Source)
- Saw Palmetto Oil (Source)
- Emu Oil (Source)


Please, if you come across something that is not on this list, post below and I'll add it to the list. If you have a scientific study as proof, that will speed things along much faster. If not, no worries; I'll attempt to find the research myself before adding it to the list.

We can also add foods that may inhibit 5AR, among other things that may be found in products.

edited by Cemmos Jan 5
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Ogi
Ogi Mar 21 '16
still confuse about peppermint oil, some says it has DHT blocker and some says its great to promote hair growth....
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Cemmos Team
Cemmos Mar 21 '16

Quote from Ogi still confuse about peppermint oil, some says it has DHT blocker and some says its great to promote hair growth....

I haven't found any evidence that peppermint oil is inhibits DHT. I'd say it's fine.
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Ogi
Ogi Mar 21 '16

Quote from Cemmos
Quote from Ogi still confuse about peppermint oil, some says it has DHT blocker and some says its great to promote hair growth....

I haven't found any evidence that peppermint oil is inhibits DHT. I'd say it's fine.
that's a relief, is it going to reduce the JBCO benefits if i mix it with peppermint?
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Cemmos Team
Cemmos Mar 21 '16

Quote from Ogi
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Quote from Ogi still confuse about peppermint oil, some says it has DHT blocker and some says its great to promote hair growth....

I haven't found any evidence that peppermint oil is inhibits DHT. I'd say it's fine.
that's a relief, is it going to reduce the JBCO benefits if i mix it with peppermint?

Not at all! It will make it smell much better than its original roasted-seed smell. You'll only need to add a few drops anyway, depending on the potency you want the peppermint to have in the JBCO.
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Ogi
Ogi Mar 21 '16
thanx boss man.....oh yeah, again...HBD brother...
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Pedro
Pedro May 16 '16
Hello guys, does almond oil is a dht blocker? I couldn't find any information about it...
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Cemmos Team
Cemmos May 16 '16

Quote from Pedro Hello guys, does almond oil is a dht blocker? I couldn't find any information about it...
Sweet almond oil has mostly oleic acid in its composition, I believe. It's hard to say with that one, since the study that showed it inhibited 5AR was in vitro and not on something living. There was another one where someone mentioned the effects were "minimal" when it came to oleic acid blocking DHT by putting it on the scalp. If that's true, then no, it's not a DHT blocker. A lot of this sort of information is hard to come by though, there are few studies out there that give a definitive answer.
edited by Cemmos May 16 '16
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Pedro
Pedro May 16 '16
My skin is pretty dry, because of the minoxidil, so I wanted to moisturize it. And I already have almond oil. Thanks for the info!
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Pedro
Pedro May 16 '16

I found some links about what you said, if anyone wants to read them...

This is the composition of sweet almond oil:


This is an article on how oleic acid influence DHT:


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19353546

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Cemmos Team
Cemmos May 24 '16
Also for those looking to mix their own oils: How to Make Your Own Beard Oils. At some point I'll have to edit it to add different combinations that we've tried out. Right now my only example is peppermint and jojoba.
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Pedro
Pedro Jun 21 '16
I was looking for a moisturizer, but i dont know if it has dht blockers. How do you guys check each ingredient on a given product? Yall just google the ingredients?
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Cemmos Team
Cemmos Jun 21 '16

Quote from Pedro I was looking for a moisturizer, but i dont know if it has dht blockers. How do you guys check each ingredient on a given product? Yall just google the ingredients?
Pretty much, or just keep an eye out for the biggest ingredients that block DHT (the ones listed up top). There won't always be studies found on plant derived antiandrogens, but the good thing is that it's quite hard to reduce 5AR topically unless you're really trying to. Some products may have DHT blockers, but may not affect many people negatively — especially if the ingredient is toward the end of the ingredient list, meaning the product is composed of a smaller portion of it. It's likely just for scent at that point, but still try to and avoid 'em where possible.
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AngryBeardCompany
AngryBeardCompany Jun 30 '16
Peppermint is a great natural astringent. Its awesome for your pores, but shrinks them as it dries on your skin. The key is getting those nutrients in the pores while they are open, so thats why I make my beard wash with Peppermint & Tea Tree Oil. Tea Tree works on the DHT end and Peppermint cleans and opens the pores....perfect combo
edited by AngryBeardCompany Jul 26 '16
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abed
abed Jul 28 '16

Quote from Cemmos
Quote from Ogi still confuse about peppermint oil, some says it has DHT blocker and some says its great to promote hair growth....

I haven't found any evidence that peppermint oil is inhibits DHT. I'd say it's fine.


Quote from Cemmos
Quote from Ogi still confuse about peppermint oil, some says it has DHT blocker and some says its great to promote hair growth....

I haven't found any evidence that peppermint oil is inhibits DHT. I'd say it's fine.


Quote from Cemmos
Quote from Ogi still confuse about peppermint oil, some says it has DHT blocker and some says its great to promote hair growth....

I haven't found any evidence that peppermint oil is inhibits DHT. I'd say it's fine.

no its DHT blocker cause whenever i used it i lost my gains

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AngryBeardCompany
AngryBeardCompany Jul 29 '16
Thats odd. I use a lot of peppermint and I have seen nothing but solid growth. Matter of fact I use Peppermint and Tea Tree oil together. If its stopping me from growing that means I would be the newest ZZ Top member inside of 1 year if I stopped using it lol
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PnoyBeardo
PnoyBeardo Aug 13 '16
Are these oils good to use?

Jamaican Black Black Castor Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Argan Oil, and Vitamin E with Jojoba Oil and JuniperBerry, Clove and Patchouli essential oi

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Cemmos Team
Cemmos Aug 14 '16

Quote from PnoyBeardo Are these oils good to use?

Jamaican Black Black Castor Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Argan Oil, and Vitamin E with Jojoba Oil and JuniperBerry, Clove and Patchouli essential oi


Those should all be fine, from what I recall. Not entirely sure about the sweet almond.
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marvinm
marvinm Aug 15 '16
Hello, is hazelnut oil or grape seed oil a dht blocker? I used them to dilute my JBCO since it's so thick
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Cemmos Team
Cemmos Aug 15 '16

Quote from marvinm Hello, is hazelnut oil or grape seed oil a dht blocker? I used them to dilute my JBCO since it's so thick

Grapeseed is, and I'm not sure about hazelnut but it seems fine.

Castor is really thick, probably what guys hate most about it. The perfect carrier, in my opinion, is some cold-pressed jojoba. Really nice stuff, especially alongside something like peppermint oil.
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