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To achieve healthy and happy hair we must feed it internally and protect it externally with the right nutrients and vitamins.

Our hair grows at a rate of about one-half inch per month. To achieve healthy and happy hair we must feed it internally and protect it externally with the right nutrients and vitamins. If this doesn’t happen it creates stress within the matrix of the follicle and this will show up as thinning in sparse patches of the scalp. Our scalp goes through a keretization process of growing hair. Keratinization is termed as cornification, and is a process of cytodifferentiation when the keratinocytes undergo proceeding from their germinative state of stratum basale to finally differentiated strands of hair, creating hardened cell-like filled with protein of sebum, constituting a structurally and functionally distinct keratin strand containing surface layer such as stratum corneum on the surface of the scalp.

Myth: Losing hair is something that can not be reversed and is likely to increase.

False: It is expected to lose between 50-80 per day depending on your age. The truth is that we are always losing and groin hair from the day we are born. Even more good news, the hair follicle doesn’t ‘die’ it simply goes to sleep. The hair follicle goes through a 4 step process.

From Anagen, Catagen, Telogen, back to early Anagen.

Fact: our research points to the fact that hair grows at varying rates different parts of the head. Usually around the ears and the nape (neck) hair grows quickest and thickest. While around the forehead and in the back (crown) it may grow slower. Diet like eating lots of sugars and sweets will thin hair in the front, versus having poor circulation and not exercising enough will affect the back of your head in the crown area.

Myth: Hair grows evenly and at the same rate on the head.

Things that affect the grow of hair:

  • Poor Diet: a diet void of vitamins A, B and Biotin. Severe dieting or sudden weight loss diets prevents the follicle from having enough nutrition from the follicle producing a robust hair shaft.

  • Medical Treatments: certain medications or medical treatments like radiation and chemotherapy can trigger hair loss. Stress, or traumatic experiences can cause the hair to gray or even fall out.

  • Low Iron levels: when a lack of iron in the body gets too low, this can trigger a fragile environment where the hair begins to be too environmentally exposed and unable to grow. Just like a plant needs water and sun to grow, so does our skin and hair.

  • Stress: Extreme stress can affect the thickens sand texture of hair, as well as how it grows. Elevated levels of stress a continued basis or routine can weekend the follicle. Shampoos, chemicals treated hair, too much alcohol or drug use whether prescription or not, can cause the hair color and diminish the follicles ability to reproduce. This phase goes from shedding to growing. When stress is eliminated or decreased it will all the hair to grow again.

  • Hormones: As we age so do the relegation and manufacturing of hormones within our body. Over time, hormone productions shifts and decreases, this can cause the hair follicle to thin and fall out. For example, during pregnancy the it is common for the hair to shed due to an increase in the amount of hairs that go into the resting phase.

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