DUE TO PANDEMIC STRESS THERE HAS BEEN AN INCREASE IN MAINSTREAM DISCUSSIONS AND ON SUMER GOOGLE SEARCHES RELATED TO HAIR LOSS SOLUTIONS.
By: Eugene Davis
Searches for Hair Density and Stress Hair Loss are up 145-200%. Dermatologists are now seeing twenty hair loss patients a week versus almost zero prior to the pandemic. This is a good time to educate yourself and your client about the causes and potential solutions for a healthier scalp. We spoke to stylist Eugene Davis about scalp health to get the facts on hair loss.
“Before we can get into whether hair loss products actually work, it’s important to understand the basics of how and why hair loss happens,” says Davis. “Most thinning and loss of hair is the result of androgenetic alopecia, or pattern hair loss.” Pattern hair loss develops due to a mix of genetic
factors and the effects of an androgenic hormone, or sex hormone, called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Your body produces DHT as a by-product of testosterone. When you’re young, DHT plays a key role in the development of masculine features, including facial hair, body hair, and more. Unfortunately, DHT also has negative effects inside your body, one of which is its ability to bind to receptors in your scalp and cause your hair follicles to miniaturize or shrink.
The luteinizing hormone in the blood then travels to the leydig cells in the ovaries and stimulates them to produce more testosterone. As testosterone in the blood increases, more of this hormone is also converted to dihydrotestosterone, resulting in higher levels of DHT. Over time, DHT can cause your hair follicles to spend less time producing new hairs, leading to thinner, shorter hair follicles resulting in baldness or bald patches.
A healthy hair care routine includes the right products and regimen to support a healthy scalp, follicle, and cuticle strands. Nioxin is the number one salon brand for thicker, fuller hair across all spectrums of hair loss. It works best for people who have non-scarring alopecia, meaning that their hair follicles still have potential for hair regrowth. In scarring alopecia, the hair follicle is irreparable due to destruction of stem cells. The most common type of hair loss is androgenic alopecia, which is non-scarring and can affect anyone.
When we look at Nioxin’s hair care products, a few active ingredients stand out from the others: serenoa
serrulata (also referred to as saw palmetto), peppermint oil, pantothenic acid (referred to as vitamin B5), and niacinamide. These ingredients were chosen to improve hair growth, for instance, palmetto is a berry extract that may reduce local DHT levels, which will result in increased hair growth. Niacinamide and pantothenic acid—or vitamin B5—are also linked to hair health and improved hair fullness.
Overall, Nioxin’s hair care products contain active ingredients linked to improvements in hair health and density. Nixon is dedicated to developing solutions for fine hair, thinning hair, and unbalanced scalps.