For all the really intelligent scientists who work/study so EXTREMELY hard trying to solve baldness, its almost an insult to them to claim something shampoo causes baldness.
Look at this http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4283302.stm, and then tell me genetics dont play ANY role in hairloss. By the way, Dr. Angela Christiano has discovered 3 genes for baldness SO FAR. This info is here http://www.aderansresearch.com/pdfs/03Newsweek_02_05.pdf
I have no idea why Lawrence Custinger created that retarded site. There is alot of plain ol’ WRONG information on it (like him stating that there is no baldness gene—3 have been discovered). Winos proboably have good hair because of the constant dialation of their peripheral blood vessels because of booze and the fact they only produce about half the normal level of Testosterone to be converted to more dangerous male hormones. Statues of bald people from ancient Greece are legion. There was no shampoo back then, and its not mentioned in any medical literature. The oldest known balding remedy is from 1500 b.c. in Ancient Egypt. No shampoo back then either. Shampoo is never mentioned at all in historical texts. Earliest shampoo is found here http://archives.stupidquestion.net/sq53101.html . I hope you appreciate the appropriateness of that web addy…“stupid archives”. People cleaned their hair with plain ol’ water way back when.
Stumptailed macaques bald much like people do and are studied in baldness research. Gorillas, baboons, and other primates pattern bald also, usually straight back. WTF cant some people accept this, and constantly look to blame hair dryers, combs, shampoo, chlorine, etc. You are going bald because of the equation genetics+androgen hormones= MPB.
I have a feeling Custinger is either a nutjob or he would stand to benefit if the surficant sodium laureth sulfate was replaced with another surficant in commercial grade shampoo’s. Or perhaps he is just a cruel man who is enjoying his hoax, or hates the makers of propecia/minox and wants to see many try using no shampoo as a way of hurting those drug makers. Maybe he is somehow affiliated with the hairtransplant industry and wants to see millions of young men lose their hair prematurely so they will seek a surgical solution (note, sebum accumulation on your scalp will allow the DHT-rich sebum to re-absorb back in your scalp, thus hurting the follicle more than is usual). Whatever his shitty reason, Custinger is misleading a FEW. Because most that go looking for answers to hairloss dont fall for that BS for long.