So, why do I lose my hair?
Hair loss, or pattern baldness, is more typical than you might suspect and can occur to anyone. However, the uplifting news is that there are feasible and comparatively inexpensive solutions.
Various factors contribute to male pattern baldness and female hair thinning. Hair loss can be hereditary or it can happen as a consequence of aging, hormonal imbalances, or as a side eﬀect from cancer medications - all of which can lead to the loss of stem cells dependable for hair formation during the growth cycle.
The hair follicle cells have a high turnover of molecules through the metabolic pathway and therefore a very active metabolism. This requires a high and stable supply of nutrients and energy. To give a better understanding of hair loss, a little bit of biology must be introduced. Hair growth is a cycle divided into four main phases:
- Anagen phase: growth stage of the hair follicle
- Catagen phase: Regression and involution stage of hair follicle cycle
- Telogen phase: Resting stage of hair follicle cycle
- Exogen: Active hair shaft shedding stage of hair follicle cycle
Each hair is at a diﬀerent stage in the hair cycle.
Over time, the length of the anagen phase decreases. Thus, the hair may become weaker and thinner after completing a cycle. This can be a result of a calorie loss or lack of several macro and micronutrients, such as proteins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and vitamins.
What is the best shampoo for hair loss?
So, we know there are many reasons for hair loss. But can hair loss be prevented? Anti Hair loss products preventing thinning hair, receding hairline, and balding have existed for some time. However, companies and dermatologists have only recently been able to provide scientiﬁc evidence of treatments that work.
The human hair follicle has a complex multi-cell type interaction system with a unique cyclical activity that can - through the four main stages characterized as growth, regression, rest and regrowth - provide a range of opportunities to prevent hair loss and regrow hair.
Although medical treatment is a useful method for combating hair loss, the treatment can be extremely expensive and unsuccessful. Instead, other techniques such as hair transplantation and naturally made formulas are often just as eﬀective.
Scandinavian Biolabs has in collaboration with top dermatologists developed a natural formula against hair loss called Alpha Anagen Formula. The formula consists of two main compositions: Capilia Longa and a tailored amino acid blend.
Remember hair growth is a slow process and everyone is diﬀerent. It is recommended that you try a product out for four to ﬁve months before you determine whether it is eﬀective or not. Taking before and after photos might help since the change comes gradually
Capilia is the ﬁrst generation of all-natural and plant-based hair growth formula and is rich in curcuminoids, mainly curcumin. Capilia Longa originated from the plant Curcuma Longa and achieves hair growth reactivation through a biological approach.
It produces an epigenetic reset of the hair bulb, re-starting the activity of the dermal papilla cells. The advanced Capilia Longa formula helps to strengthen hair follicles, stimulate healthier and stronger hair growth, and extend the life of the hair ﬁbres.
The Curcuma Longa plant and the chemical compound curcuminoid have over 400 preclinical trails and more than 1000 publications in the biomedical literature, and thus the most thoroughly researched formulation in biomedicine.
Curcuminoids have a wide variety of pharmacological activities such as antioxidant, antiprotozoal, anti-inﬂammatory, all of which are beneﬁcial to hair growth. Capilia Longa acts as a hair 3D bioprinter that resets and controls hair growth with a "bio software" that simultaneously nourishes hair growth with an innovative bio-ink.
Amino Acid Blend The Alpha Anagen Formula also consists of a tailored amino acid blend, designed to penetrate the hair follicle. The presence of naturally occurring amino acids in the hair are not well researched, but amino acids applied externally are widely known to interact with the hair positively and produced various cosmetic eﬀects.
The amino acid blend used in Alpha Anagen consists of essential amino acids acting as a building block for proteins, that your body is unable to produce it by itself. Furthermore amino acid consists of key elements necessary for hair to produce keratin and is extremely important for healthy hair. Besides its capabilities to restore keratin in the hair, the tailored amino acid blend for our Alpha Anagen Formula is one of the most eﬀective amino acids blends in slowing hair loss.
Several preclinical trials in our Alpha Anagen Formula has shown an increase in the hair strengthening process, revitalize and restore damaged hair. The formula furthermore causes the blood vessels to relax, known as vasodilation. It also helps to moisturize and nourish the scalp for a healthier look.
However, the most positive thing about Capilia Longa and the tailored amino acid blend, they are both 100% naturally made. This is in noticeable contrast to other popular formulas, such as Minoxidil and Finasteride which have serious adverse eﬀects such as skin rash, abdominal pain diarrhea, dizziness, and serious headaches. So look out for brands such as ‘For Hims’ that use Finasteride, it is not a healthy way of regaining your hair.
The difference between male and female hair loss.
Although both men and women can experience hair loss, it is not as common in women as in men. However, feminine appearance, attractiveness, personal image, and sexuality can be eﬀected according to healthy hair.
Hair is an important point for a healthy look, social image, and communication. All individuals complain about hair loss without thinking about age and gender but hair loss can have more dramatical eﬀects on females than on males because hair loss can change life quality and social communication.
Male pattern baldness
Men normally lose their hair when three main factors interact: genetics, age, and changing hormones. Men who experience hair loss usually tend to develop a receding hairline and bald spots.
There are tips that may help you avoid preventable types of hair loss e.g. avoiding tight hairstyles, such as braids, buns, or ponytails as well as avoiding forcibly twisting, rubbing, or pulling the hair. Male pattern baldness refers to a loss of hair on the scalp in men and usually happens as hormone levels change over a man’s lifetime, especially occurring later in his years. Although a natural part of the aging process for millions of men, hair loss can be psychologically distressing.
Female pattern baldness
For centuries, hair has been the most important sign of female beauty. Healthy hair is an essential factor for physical well‐being and females can show their charm, beauty, and personal power with healthy hair.
That is why hair loss can cause psychological problems for women rather than for men. Women with hair loss usually experience a general hair thinning, which aﬀects their hair volume. They retain the hairline on the forehead but have a broadening of the part in their hair. It is important to treat your hair with care and be gentle when washing and brushing. A wide-toothed comb may help prevent pulling out hair.
Furthermore, harsh treatments such as hot rollers, curling irons, hot oil treatments, and permanents should be avoided.
Hair loss in women is associated with signiﬁcant psychological illness. Women typically place a greater emphasis than men on physical appearances and outward attractiveness, and hair acts a big factor in those.
Mental disorders are observed to be a higher risk among women with scarring alopecia. Hair loss can be an important reason for psychological/psychiatric problems such as embarrassment, depression, anxiety about their appearance, low self‐esteem, anger, less social and sexual activity, and even suicidal thoughts.
Societal norms dictate that hair is an essential part of a woman’s sexuality and gender identity, and any hair loss generates feelings of low self-esteem and anxiety from a perception of diminished attractiveness. Women are more likely than men to have a lowered quality of life and to restrict social as a result of hair loss.
Scandinavian Biolabs oﬀers a complete solution against hair loss with formulas and products that have scientiﬁcally proven eﬀects and are made in collaboration with Danish pharmacists. The goal is to help you recreate and boost your conﬁdence in yourself through the strength and volume of your hair - solely with the help of natural ingredients made by experts to create the best possible result. All with the use of 100% natural and vegan ingredients.
Scandinavian Biolabs advocate innovation through plant-based ingredients and full transparency when it comes to producing products. All components in the hair growth formulas are carefully chosen due to the simple fact that they are scientiﬁcally proven successful in regenerating hair.
Yes, stress and hair loss are related
Three types of hair loss that can be related and connected to high levels of stress:
Telogen eﬄuvium: A person is described to have chronic telogen eﬄuvium if they frequently experience periods of hair loss for more than 6 months. A person with this condition does not lose all their hair, although it may become noticeably thin.
Telogen eﬄuvium is a form of hair loss distinguished by hair thinning or an increase in hair shedding. It occurs more often in women and is usually triggered by a disturbance to the hair cycle, such as severe stress. Prolonged periods of stress can result in telogen eﬄuvium. Hair loss typically occurs about 3 months after the stressful event.
Trichotillomania: Can be triggered by severe stress and anxiety. trichotillomania is a common but seriously underdiagnosed psychological disorder. People with trichotillomania experience an overwhelming urge to pull out their own hair in stressful situations.
Alopecia Areata: In the majority of cases, hair falls out in small patches around the size of a quarter. For most people, the hair loss is nothing more than a few patches, though in some cases it can be more extreme.
Alopecia Areata is much more complicated than the other two. Extreme stress might trigger Alopecia Areata in some people, but recent research shows that genes can also be involved, and can cause the stress itself.
There are probably several genes that can make an individual more susceptible to developing Alopecia Areata. The more of these genes a person has, the more likely they will develop Alopecia Areata.
3 things you need to know:
1. It’s best to catch hair loss early
The most obvious sign of balding is a noticeable change in your hairline that you can clearly see in photographs. As with many hair loss conditions, the earlier you seek treatment, the better. Once a part of your scalp has gone completely bald, it can be diﬃcult to encourage that region to regrow the hair it once supported.
2. Brushing your hair is good for the scalp
Brushing stimulates the capillaries of the scalp, increasing blood circulation and the transport of oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles. Some say this encourages hair growth, even strengthening the roots and diminishing hair loss. The sebaceous glands produce sebum, a protective oil, and a natural conditioner.
3. Your diet has a serious eﬀect on the state of your hair
Your diet is probably the most important factor for healthy hair. After only intestinal cells, hair cells are the second fastest-growing cells in your body. And to add to this, you have around 120,000 hairs on your scalp. These cells need nutrition and nourishment in order to grow. However, because your hair is not a vital organ or tissue, your body will never prioritize its nutritional needs.
So, a change to your diet can cause your hair loss. If you suddenly decided to become vegan or went on a strict diet out of the blue, without letting your body adapt slowly, can lead to a sudden loss of hair.
If a hair loss shampoo, conditioner, or serum is not your thing there are other treatments out there to help in the ﬁght against hair loss. Your diet is one of them. Diet plays an important role in the strength and health of your hair. Proteins, fats, and certain vitamins and minerals are especially important for hair health.
People may notice improvements in hair growth when they increase the number of certain foods in their diet, such as eggs which contain protein that is essential for hair growth and fatty ﬁsh as these are a good source of omega-3. Furthermore, preventing vitamin D deﬁciency can also improve thinning hair.
Some people also use essential oils to boost hair growth. Not much research has been done within this area, however, they are unlikely to be harmful.