" During the shedding stage, the hair follicles rest completely for about 100 days before they grow hair again."
The average adult has between 90,000 and 150,000 hair follicles on their scalp. People with blonde hair have an average of 150,000 hair follicles and those with red hair have an average of 90,000 hair follicles while people with brown or black hair have around 100,000 to 110,000 hair follicles on the scalp.
The Hair Growth Cycle
Hair grows about half an inch per month or 6 inches per year. Your hair grows faster in warm weather. Just like regular exercise, the warm weather increases the blood flow to hair follicles. Blood contains nutrients to keep hair follicles active. Rather than growing continuously, hair grows in three stages over a three-to-five year cycle.
1. Anagen (Growing) Stage
During the anagen stage, the cells at the hair root are dividing rapidly to form a new hair. In healthy individuals who don't suffer from hair loss, this new hair will grow continuously at about a half inch per month for 3 to 5 years.
2. Catagen (Transitional/Intermediate) Stage
At the end of the growing stage, the deeper part of hair follicle called papilla starts to collapse and the hair will fall off during this two-week transitional period.
3. Telogen (Resting/Shedding) Stage
During the shedding stage, the hair follicle rests completely for about 100 days. In average, up to 100 telogen hairs are shed daily.
Hair Loss Mechanism
At any given time, around 90% of hairs on the scalp are at anagen stage and 10% are at catagen and telogen stages. It is normal to shed up to 100 hairs per day. More often, hair loss is caused by the high number of dormant hair follicles rather than hair fall.
Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a powerful sex hormone that's naturally present in both men's and women's body. For yet unknown reason, DHT adversely affects the hair growth cycle in some people. It shortens the anagen (growing) stage and lengthens the telogen (resting/shedding) stage of the hair. Dihydrotestosterone increases the number of dormant hair follicles. Over time, it causes hair follicles to shrink until they can no longer grow hair. Due to higher dihydrotestosterone levels in their body, men are more likely to suffer from hair loss, nevertheless, DHT can cause thinning hair in women too (Female Pattern Baldness).
" I developed Hair Loss Solution for Men and Women to help me dealing with my own androgenic alopecia."
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How to Stop Hair Loss
There are two effective ways to prevent hair loss and promote hair growth:
1. Reduce The Effect of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) on Hair Follicles
Finasteride and alfatradiol are prescribed drugs to reduce DHT levels in the body. Due to the potential side effects including erectile dysfunction, anxiety and depression; seek a medical advice before using any of these drugs.
For a safe alternative to finasteride and alfatradiol, a study published in the International Journal of Trichology suggests that topical application of caffeine prevents hair follicles from shrinking. Another study showed that rosemary extract reduces dihydrotestosterone levels in hair follicles by up to 94.6%.
2. Stimulate Hair Growth
Hair follicles need nutrients to grow hair. Minoxidil, niacinamide, menthol (peppermint), rosemary, cedarwood and thyme essential oils have been shown to revitalise hair follicles. Some studies suggest that peppermint oil (menthol) is almost twice more effective than minoxidil in stimulating hair growth. Menthol, the main active component of peppermint oil increases the blood circulation in the scalp.
It is crucial to treat hair loss as early as possible. When the hair loss has reached an advanced stage, it is not possible to fully restore the hair density.
" It took 15 years to perfect the current formula of hair growth serum which I have developed to deal with my own androgenic alopecia."
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Treatment for Thinning Hair and Hair Loss
There has been growing number of people who experienced the adverse effects of finasteride and minoxidil. For hair loss treatment products that are free from minoxidil and finasteride, Henry Tianus Hair Loss Solution for Men and Women consists of two synergistic formulas to reduce hair loss and stimulate hair growth.
1. Scalp Stimulator
This pre-shampoo hair loss treatment product has been formulated with rice bran, menthol, vitamin E, rosemary, cedarwood, thyme, lavender, ylang ylang and lemon essential oils to rejuvenate hair follicles and boost hair growth.
For best results, gently massage Scalp Stimulator to the affected area of the scalp. Leave it for 20 to 30 minutes then shampoo it off.
2. Hair Growth Serum
This hair follicle revitalising serum has been formulated with caffeine, niacinamide, menthol, rosemary, thyme, cedarwood and ylang ylang essential oils to energise and rejuvenate hair follicles.
For best results, gently massage Hair Growth Serum into the scalp every morning and evening, then style your hair as usual. With regular daily use, it strengthens hair roots and stimulates hair growth.
Be consistent and persistent. Before hair follicles start growing new hair after hair fall, they rest for about 100 days. On average, hair grows about half an inch per month, therefore, use Henry Tianus Hair Loss Solution daily and continuously for a minimum of 6 months. I have been using both Scalp Stimulator and Hair Growth Serum every day for many years to stop hair loss.
" It took more than 10 years to perfect the current formula of Scalp Stimulator which I have developed to restore my hair density."
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Henry Tianus is a multi-award-winning Anti-Ageing Scientist based in London, UK. Henry Tianus has been listed as The Recognised Institute Practitioner at The Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy (ITHMA), London (UK) since 2005. Henry Tianus's articles have been read by people in more than 100 countries with US and UK at the top of the list. Join Henry Tianus eNewsletter to receive the latest health and wellbeing tips.
Scientific Sources: Role of Caffeine in the Management of Androgenetic Alopecia, International Journal of Trichology, 2012 Jul-Sep, 4(3): 185–186; A pilot study evaluating the efficacy of topically applied niacin derivatives for treatment of female pattern alopecia, Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 2005 Dec, 4(4): 258-61; Randomized trial of aromatherapy. Successful treatment for alopecia areata, Archives of Dermatology, 1998 Nov, 134(11): 1349-52; Peppermint Oil Promotes Hair Growth without Toxic Signs, Toxicology Research, 2014 Dec, 30(4): 297–304; Promotion of hair growth by Rosmarinus officinalis leaf extract. Phytotherapy Research, 2013 Feb, 27(2): 212-7; Rosemary oil vs minoxidil 2% for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia: a randomized comparative trial, Skinmed (Dermatology for the Clinician), 2015 Jan-Feb, 13(1):15-21.
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