Improving Scalp Health, Preventing Hair Loss
Hair loss happens throughout life for so many reasons. You name it, pregnancy and other hormonal changes, aging, stress, medications, even having a fever can cause hair loss.
Men and women suffer with the cosmetic effects and turn to all kinds of possible remedies—from supplements and topical medications to extensions, injections, hair transplants and more.
But not all hair loss requires extensive or long-term costly treatments.
This new product by DefenAge Skincare, called 150K Hair Follicle Scalp Serum, is a cosmeceutical that helps to improve the health of hair follicles, which optimizes the scalp and ultimately hair health. 150K Hair Follicle Scalp Serum aims to get at the root of the problem of hair shedding, thinning and loss, without drugs or surgery.
Why is your hair falling out?
Some hair “shedding” is normal. Depending on how thick or long your hair is, noticing 50 to 100 strands in the brush after brushing hair might be an everyday occurrence and is nothing to worry about. [How Much Hair Is Normal to Lose Every Day? (yahoo.com)] This kind of shedding is not true hair loss. It’s what happens when our bodies are in the normal process of growing new and shedding old hair.
Sometimes we notice an uptick in hair loss, whether it’s in the comb, brush, in the drain, or after we run our hands through our hair. This too can be a normal (but distressing) and temporary response to one of life’s many changes that can happen at just about any age and to almost any person.
On the other hand, noticing a receding hairline (you might see it in the rearview mirror), a bald spot, or overall thinning of hair on the scalp is a sign of hair loss. [Hair loss: Overview (aad.org)]
Hair shedding or hair loss can happen for many reasons.
Genetics. Many people inherit the tendency to lose hair more than normal as they age. This is the most common type of hair loss, with an estimated 4 in 10 people experiencing hair loss because of genetics. [How To Fight Genetic Hair Loss (webmd.com)] And even though we might hear about it more in men with male-pattern hair loss, it happens to women too. Female-pattern hair loss affects about 40% of women by age 50! [Demographics of women with female pattern hair loss and the effectiveness of spironolactone therapy - Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (jaad.org)]
Age. Hair doesn’t only lose color as we age, but hair growth also slows with time. It becomes noticeable as thinning hair or a slowly receding hairline. Studies on the topic suggest that hair density peaks around 27 years of age or earlier and decreases from the mid-30s on. [The psychological and aesthetic impact of age-related hair changes in females - PubMed (nih.gov)]
Stress. If you literally feel like pulling your hair out because of stress, you could be losing hair in the process. Divorce and death in the family are examples of high-stress periods in life that might have physical ramifications. Hair might fall out months after these events.
Styling habits. The way you wear your hair or hair styling habits could be the culprit. Some potential causes for hair loss are tying hair too tight in a ponytail, or for braiding or cornrowing, for extended periods; exposing hair to extreme heat with curling irons; or damaging hair with strong chemicals from bleaching, coloring or styling agents. [Hair Loss - Harvard Health]
Pregnancy (and other hormonal happenings). Hormone level changes can impact hair shedding and loss. Pregnancy signals a big and sudden hormonal shift that often causes noticeable amounts of hair loss around the scalp. [Hair Loss - Harvard Health] Months into caring for their bundles of joy, many new moms experience excessive (normal and likely temporary) hair shedding due to decreasing estrogen levels. [Hair loss in new moms (aad.org)]
Infections. Infections that impact the scalp can cause hair loss. The fungal infection ringworm is one example.
Illness or surgery. Having had a recent operation or a high fever can cause one to lose noticeable amounts of hair. Interestingly, the hair loss might not be noticeable until months after recovering from an illness. What happens is fever or sickness can force hair into the shedding phase. The hair loss from this reaction might last 6 to 9 months before hair begins to look and feel normal again. [Hair loss: Overview (aad.org)]
Diseases or disorders. Autoimmune, thyroid and other diseases can cause hair loss, including one called alopecia areata, which can result in hair loss all over the body and scalp in seemingly healthy people. [Hair loss: Overview (aad.org)] Some people have a psychiatric disorder called trichotillomania in which they compulsively pull and twist their hair causing patches to fall out. [Hair Loss - Harvard Health]
Nutritional deficiencies. Having a poor diet can exacerbate hair loss, especially when one doesn’t get enough iron, protein, biotin, or zinc. [Hair Loss: Causes, Treatments and Prevention Options (clevelandclinic.org) Hair loss: Who gets and causes (aad.org)]
Medical treatments. Medical therapies, including drugs used to treat cancer, might result in what appears to be total but is often temporary hair loss. Commonly prescribed drugs might also be the reason one notices thinning or accelerated hair shedding. Examples of medications that can result in hair loss are lithium, beta-blockers, blood thinners and amphetamines. [Hair Loss - Harvard Health]
Even when it isn’t not serious to overall health, hair loss is distressing
All levels of hair shedding and loss can be disturbing--whether one notices more hair falling out after brushing, a thinner ponytail, a receding hairline, a wider hair part, or a growing bald spot.
In one scientific paper, researchers wrote that alopecia is a disease with few physically harmful effects, but it can take a psychological toll, including high anxiety and depression. [The psychological impact of alopecia - PMC (nih.gov)]
A national survey of women by InStyle magazine reveals just how much women care about having a healthy-looking head of hair. More than 8 in 10 of those surveyed indicated they felt most confident when their hair looks great and nearly 3 in 4 agreed that feeling good about their hair is empowering. Among the most common complaints about their hair: 56% of women said what bothered them most about hair troubles was a lack of volume. [We Asked Women Across the Country All About Their Hair (instyle.com)]
In some cases, hair growth resumes its normal cycle and hair looks and feels normal again. But sometimes the process takes months, even years. And sometimes hair loss becomes permanent.
Dermatologists can help diagnose and treat hair loss.
Still, even if it’s only minor hair shedding, many don’t like the thought of thinning hair and would rather be proactive and do something to strengthen and keep those strands where they belong.
There are steps one can take to encourage the natural, healthy hair growth process, without expensive treatments, drugs or surgery.
Why this new serum makes a difference
DefenAge Skincare’s newly launched 150K Hair Follicle Serum addresses hair health from the root—namely the hair follicle.
The skincare company has nearly a decade of scientific research backing the regenerative effects of its patented Age-Repair Defensins technology, which it uses in a line of antiaging skincare products for the face and body. DefenAge has harnessed the power of Age-Repair Defensins in the 150K Hair Follicle Serum, which designed to rejuvenate skin on the scalp and, for men, under the beard.
DefenAge products, including 150K Hair Follicle Serum, do not include stem cells. Rather, they help our body to stimulate stem cells in the body that are sleeping, or are dormant. This prompts skin under the hair to behave in a more youthful, healthy way—more like when our bodies shed old hair and grew new hair efficiently to produce healthy looking, fuller hair. In essence, 150K Hair Follicle Scalp Serum works to create an optimal foundation from which hair can grow and grow well.
Designed for men https://defenage.com/hair-growth-150k-follicle-scalp-and-beard-serum-for-hair-loss-for-men.html and women https://defenage.com/hair-growth-150k-follicle-scalp-serum-for-hair-loss.html, the 150K Hair Follicle Scalp Serum targets hair follicles, of which there are about 150,000 on the human scalp, ensuring the hair follicles function optimally.
Applying 150K Hair Follicle Scalp Serum directly to the scalp with a special ampule protects product integrity and prevents waste.
Daily use of the serum encourages blood flow to hair follicles and reestablishes the hairs’ more youthful quality.
150K Hair Follicle Scalp Serum also contains 48 natural ingredients proven to support and revitalize hair health. The product’s antioxidant complex blends soothing and calming ingredients, balanced vitamin complex including vitamin B3 (niacinamide) and vitamin H (biotin), as well as natural flavonoid Apigenin, Isochrysis Galbana extract, yeast extract, and turmeric and pea sprouts extracts.
150K Hair Follicle Scalp Serum has been shown in independent research to:
Reduce signs of hair shedding and hair loss.
Rejuvenate visible hair volume, and quality, improving overall hair and scalp health.
The serum ingredients also shown to reduce signs of inflammation and itch and lessen the appearance of gray in the hair starting at the hair follicle
150K Hair Follicle Scalp Serum is free of drugs and hormones. It’s non-irritating and gentle on sensitive scalp and other skin. It’s light, water-based, and fragrance-free. And it can safely be combined with established drug treatments for hair loss, such as Rogaine, or minoxidil.
All DefenAge products, including the 150K Hair Follicle Scalp Serum, meet advanced clean beauty and safety standards and do not contain human- or animal- derived ingredients.