Which Steroids Don’t Cause Hair Loss?

Published by Health Professional

on Tuesday, February 28th 2023


Is there a steroid you can use in conjunction with your workouts that will not cause hair loss and allow you to gain muscle without worrying about your hair follicles?

When taking steroids to gain muscle, you must select a steroid that is not readily converted into DHT, the hormone responsible for hair loss. In order to alleviate hair loss, you should use a DHT derivative anabolic steroid like Anavar.

Do steroids always cause hair loss?

No, not always. A lot comes down to genetics; you can witness guys in the gym packing on muscle while taking a concoction of steroids without losing a single hair.

Then other guys use an anabolic, and through the training cycle, they lose significant hair.

It seems as if genetics influence the rate of hair loss regardless of steroids. However, it is known that steroids can accelerate hair loss dramatically when it comes to gaining muscle mass.

Many bodybuilders find the option of losing hair to gain muscle a trade-off they are not willing to accept. 

It is worth noting that steroids prescribed to help you recover from an illness or ailment are different from anabolic steroids. They are plant-based steroids and do not in any way cause hair loss.

Corticosteroids are steroids used for medical conditions such as arthritis, skin inflammation, and many other conditions.

What steroids are best for hair loss?

Steroids that are used under the supervision of a medical professional are the best steroids to use. They may not give the fastest growth, but you will keep your hair.

There are milder anabolic steroids that will not cause hair loss. The steroids are Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) derived and do not stimulate more DHT.

DHT is the hormone responsible for male pattern baldness in men and women. Choosing a steroid that does not convert readily into DHT is an absolute must if you wish to keep your hair through the training cycle.

Steroids such as Anavar, Deca Durabolin, and Oral Turinabol will have a lesser effect on your DHT levels, leaving you with more hair.

Anavar is possibly the best steroid to use if you are concerned about hair loss, but you need to appreciate that when you take a steroid to gain muscle, there is always the possibility you will lose hair.

There are reports that some bodybuilders experience thicker hair growth while using Anavar. The reasons for this are complex, with DHT and androgen competing to attach to AR receptors. The less DHT, the better.

If you are tempted to take Finasteride to negate the effects of steroids through your training cycle, don’t do it.

Taking Finasteride and Anavar could accelerate your hair loss as both chemicals work against each other.

Oral Turinabol is reportedly very safe to use, with an androgenic rating of zero. If you are concerned with hair loss, you should not experience hair loss with this steroid.

The side effects of Oral Turnabol are very few, and it is considered one of the safest steroids to use for packing on muscle mass.

What type of steroids causes hair loss?

We have already established that DHT is the main factor for hair loss when using anabolic steroids to gain muscle mass and endurance.

It is reasonable to assume the steroids that cause DHT to increase will be responsible for more significant hair loss through the training cycle.

The sex hormone-related androgens will cause hair loss as they increase DHT.

Any steroid designed for eliminating fat is likely to have a higher impact on DHT levels and cause androgenic side effects. 

This is why we witness steroids used for cutting pounds are responsible for more hair loss than steroids that build muscle mass.

Winstrol is a very commonly used steroid when in the ripping stage. It is known to impact your hairline and can cause significant hair loss. Winstrol is also another significant side effect that causes joint pain.

Anadrol first appeared in the underground steroid movement and was touted to gain more muscle than Dianabol. The self-acclaimed steroid guru Dan Duchaine recommended Anadrol for maximum muscle gain.

It works, but it causes your hair to fall out. It causes bloating and headaches, and some sexual dysfunction issues.

Dianabol is possibly the widest used steroid by bodybuilders. The problem is Dianabol converts to estrogen. You will experience hair loss with Dianabol and many other issues as this steroid is hepatotoxic.

Hepatotoxic means it causes liver damage, and hair loss may become the least of your problems.

Will Anavar cause hair loss?

Anavar is a DHT-derived steroid and is considered a weak or mild steroid compared with other steroids on the market.

If you are a sensitive person, then Anavar may cause hair loss. If you are predisposed to hair loss or have hereditary hair loss, then taking Anavar will not save your hair.

The good news is that if you do have the gene that causes hair loss, Anavar will not accelerate the process, and your hair loss will remain the same.

Anavar is considered one of the safest if not the safest, steroids to use. They can be taken by males and females and are consumed orally. Anavar allegedly gives lean, solid muscle growth.

The problem with Anavar is that it is considered a weak to mild steroid, which can lead to users taking more Anavar than is needed, which causes side effects.

Side effects can range from stomach cramps, oily skin, bloating, testicular atrophy, heart attack and liver problems. Are you worried about your hair falling out?

Taking Anavar within the guidelines issued reduces severe side effects and gains muscle mass.

The bottom line is if you are predisposed to hair loss and have the hair loss gene, you will lose your hair regardless of what steroids you take.