Products for Hair Loss
How Hair Loss Products Improve Circulation
Many products for hair loss emphasize improving "keratinization" in the cortex and delivery of nutrients to the follicle in the building of amino acids - primary components of the hair. Delivery of nutrients and hydration is supported by capillaries and vessels in the skin's dermal layers. Minute blood vessesls in the epidermis and dermis are responsible for introducing a blood supply that not only flushes and relieves cell membranes of toxins, they are a primary source for nutrition.
Hair loss products often use concentrated botanical and herbal extracts and formulations that stimulate and invigorate blood flow. Increased circulation allows adequate nourishment to reach follicles, their cuticle and root.
Microcirculation and blood flow also feed glands in the skin associated with the hair. Sweat glands, which help regulate body temperature and sebaceous glands that produce oils essential for hair health receive nourishment through a network of blood vessels that feed the hair follicles.
The double-edged sword to the blood supply and circulation issue regarding hair loss is that blood introduces several of the factors that cause diffuse hair lair loss (temporary hair loss). Hormonal changes, chemical treatments, medications and ingested toxins can lead to hair loss and are accelerated by blood flow.
Improve scalp circulation
Facilitate hair regrowth
Increase nutrient and vitamin delivery
Address temporary hair loss
Additionally, blood vessel size and related flow tend to change and adjust up or down based on follicle size and its' stage of growth, i.e. Anagen, Telogen, etc. As a result, those men and women who suffer from hair loss and thinning due to genetic causes, may see the problems exacerbated by decreased circulation.
Products for hair loss - Follicleanse, Awaken & Replenish, DHT Blocking Shampoo, AnaStim, Dermal An - and similar products promote hair regrowth by tackling two separate issues - One, increase blood flow to the scalp, and Two, block conversion of enzymes to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Hair loss products for men and women address similar issues except the female hair loss is generally unrelated to DHT and is either a result of genetics, anemia, iron deficiency or stress.
Increased circulation improves nutrition delivery to the follicles - Copper, Magnesium and Vitamins A and B complex - all are crucial to hair regrowth. Stimulating microcirculation often aids in increasing scalp and skin temperature which improves functiion of sebaceous and sweat glands - adding further nutrition.
Brands such as Revivogen®, ProFolla®, Prominox® and Rogaine® often use Minoxidil® to further stimulate circulation - or with female hair loss, introduce antiandrogens. Either way, products for hair loss can help introduce increased circulation improving the odds anagen growth phases may be "jump started", or that toxins and medications are flushed from the circulatory system.