Is thin hair genetic?
If you have thin hair, then there will be some type of genetic predispostion or non-genetic inheritance. Genetic hair loss can be managed and improved over time. Non-genetic hair loss, likely acquired due to metabolic and nutritional disturbances, can be managed in a similar fashion. Both types of hair loss respond to supplementation and FDA approved medication.
Why am I losing my hair?
Hair loss is often a symptom of a systemic problem. Excessive hair loss can be physiological, such as giving birth or pathological due to, for example a thyroid disturbance. Certain classes of medication, poor nutrition and blood sugar dysregulation are known to contribute to stunted hair growth and shortening of the hair follicle cycle. Some hair loss is to be expected with age, more commonly, hair loss is expedited by environmental and lifestyle factors. If you are genetically predisposed to hair loss, even the smallest hormonal imbalance can affect hair growth.
Is my nutritional status really that important?
The short answer is: yes, and we have the clinical research to prove it. As we grow older we notice that any hair loss that has been present will gradually worsen. The hair follicle has a metabolic activity second only to intestinal cells and grows around 0.5 inches per month.
The hair growth cycle depends on factors like genetics, health and diet. If you are genetically predisposed to hair loss then any mild vitamin deficiency will lead to hair loss and hair thinning. Although you can not change your age or your health, you can work on increasing your systemic nutrition levels to a point where you are able to support hair regrowth.
Hair loss or just thin hair?
Some women have naturally thin hair and others may have noticed a graduall reduction in volume over time. Where hair is naturally thin or hair volume has been reduced, the right products can increase volume up to a genetically determined end point. This end point is determined by the maximum size of the hair follice and other genetic factors that govern metabolism.
Can hair strands get thicker?
The thickness of any hair strand is entirely determined by the diameter of the hair follicle and the protein synthesis within the hair fibre below scalp level. This is why our serums and supplement only works on hair fibres below scalp level. This means it make take some time to see a result.
How long before I see a difference?
The aim of the plan is to increase hair density by 30%, hair fibre thickness by 60% and the hair growth phase by over 25%. Although all cases differ in specific measurable outcomes depending on health, lifestyle and genetics, you should expect to see new regrowth within 3-4 months. Good results can be seen after 6 months of continuous use of our products with maximum results after 12 to 18 months. The success of the prescription plan is dependent on strict adherence to the plan. This means the treatment is most effective when the products are used as directed and the plan is completed within the defined 12 month period.
It takes around a month to grow half an inch of hair, this may seem surprising slow to some. If you have been experiencing thinning or shedding you may find your hair growth phase has been reduced by around 50% and the diameter of your hair may have reduced by up to 60%. It takes around 12 weeks for hair regrowth to return to a normal rate of growth. Generally speaking you should start seeing new growth after 4 months and existing hair will grow thicker.