Creatine hair loss

Creatine is a popular nutritional and sports supplement. The question we are going to answer in this article is whether creatine can cause hair loss (and if there is treatment), if not then together we will find out the reason: 'why you are losing hair'.


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Research on the effect of creatine on hair loss

There is not much research that indicates if creatine supplementation can cause hair loss. However, it is known that it could have effect on the amount of DHT in the body.

The hair follicles have their own life cycle. The growth phase of the hair is followed by a resting phase and after that the hair will fall out. So, the life cycle of your hair exists out of three phases.

DHT can bind to specific hormone receptors in hair follicles. This can lead to briefer hair growth cycles as well as hairs that are thinner and shorter. Because there’s less hair growth, more hairs are falling out than are replaced. Additionally, some people have a genetic predisposition to hair loss. Variations in a gene can lead to increased activity of the hormone receptors found within hair follicles.

An increase in DHT levels was observed. Since DHT levels play a role in hair loss, this increase could put you at risk, particularly if you’re genetically predisposed to hair loss.
Still there is way to view research on the amount of DHT, that suits in the follicles.

What can cause your hair loss?

Because there has not been any scientific proof that creatine can cause hair loss, it is not likely that this supplements causes your hair loss. This means that there must be another reason then creatine that causes your hair loss. To help you with your search to the causes and solution or treatment we have summoned several causes for hair loss below.


Yeasts on scalp

Moderate hair loss

Advanced hair loss


Ringworm, Malassezia

Alopecia, less nutrients

Alopecia, medications


Bald patches in the hair

Mild hair loss, small bald spots

Extreme and diffuse hair loss


Treatment for scalp

Moderate hair loss

Advanced hair loss

All these factors may cause your hair loss. So, it is important to treat them whenever you get the chance. Often, if you suffer from bald spots on the head small or big it is due to alopecia areata. Hereditary hair loss in other words androgenetic alopecia is also a form of hair loss, but with less bald patches and scales. Symptoms that may appear in men are a receding hairline and bald spots. In women, the hair is thinning along the crown of the scalp.

Sorts of hair loss

If you suffer from advanced hair loss, you lose severe parts of your hair all over the scalp. Hair loss is severe if you see an abnormal amount of hair in your comb or drain and get bald spots on your hairline.

Moderate hair loss is a milder form of hair loss and can be the cause of hair loss due to pregnancy or something likewise, which is often temporary. You can recognize moderate hair loss by stressfull events and treating this is possible by using a hair growth stimulating treatment.

There are also another forms of hair loss, but these are often due to medications, chemotherapy, pulling of the hair or other forms of radiation. These things can all destroy the hair follicles and that is very bad for your hair condition because the hair follicles do not grow back once they are broken or destroyed.


Creatine does not lead to hair loss according to the several studies that have been done so far. But there is a chance that creatine has some impact on DHT. If you suffer from hair loss than you should search out what the main cause is. Creatine has not been proven to be a root cause of hair loss.

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