Hair thinning is caused by sensitivity of hair follicles to DHT, testosterone enters the hair follicle through androgen receptors once it enters it interacts with an enzyme 5 alpha reductase it then converts to DHT unfortunately, the DHT causes havoc for hair follicles this then leads to a process called miniaturization which causes the hair to become thinner and eventually these hairs grow to become so weak they fall out, and they do not regrow.
The Root of It, Keys to Healthier Hair!
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Let’s talk about scalp health, and how a few simple changes in your haircare routine will greatly impact the growth, quality and health of your hair.
Scientists in the lab at Jill Turnbull Beauty have identified ingredients that when applied topically have the ability to halt DHT from damaging hair follicles aloe vera, algae, shea butter, panthenol, green tea through hundreds of published clinical studies established that these ingredients block DHT.
By blocking DHT from attacking the hair follicle hair loss can be prevented stimulating thicker, stronger and healthier looking hair.
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TREAT is our soothing pre-wash treatment to restore balance to your scalp overnight.
WASH is our rebalancing shampoo that melts into a milky emulsion to gently cleanse your hair and scalp while maximizing colour longevity, protecting against harmful free radicals.
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TONE is our nourishing conditioner that treats fine, fragile and damaged hair. Perfect for all hair types.
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Proper hair care
Healthy hair care starts with choosing good hair products and maintaining a regular routine. Look for products designed for your type of hair, whether it’s oily, dry, fine, color-treated, etc.
Hair products deposit residue on your hair, that’s why they work, that same residue gets on your skin as the product rinses down your face and body in the shower, or transfers from hair or a towel/pillowcase to skin, even 2-4 hours after rinsing. I have chosen ocean-safe, natural sustainable ingredients when formulating Jill Turnbull Beauty. Our thoughtfully sourced ingredient blends, colour safe hair care working together to create good scalp health and healthy natural hair with absolutely no regrets.
Treating your hair gently is also important to promoting healthy growth. Avoid very hot water when you shampoo and towel-dry your hair gently when you’re done. Hair is more vulnerable to damage when it’s wet. Turning down the heat when drying your hair may also make a difference. Scalp massage and brushing your hair increases follicle stimulation, may help dilate blood vessels beneath the skin and encourage hair growth.
Hair is largely made of protein; you should keep up your protein intake by focusing on healthy proteins. That includes lean meats, fish, beans, legumes, and low-fat dairy products. A recent study in the journal Dermatology and Therapy Trusted Source also found that sufficient intake of the following nutrients was associated with healthy hair growth: Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Iron (especially in women) Zinc, folic acid, and vitamin B12 may also be associated with promoting healthy hair growth.
The Mayo Clinic reports three different premature hair-loss conditions related to high stress levels. They include: Telogen effluvium. This condition accelerates hair from the anagen phase into the telogen phase and then into the exogen phase, doubling or tripling normal daily hair loss. Trichotillomania. This psychological condition causes an irresistible urge to pull hair from your scalp or other areas of your body Alopecia areata. This condition occurs when the body’s immune system attacks healthy hair follicles, causing hair loss Learning to de-stress with the help of yoga, meditation, breathing techniques, counseling, and avoiding some of the daily stressors in your life may help reduce your stress, which can have many positive health benefits.
How does your hair grow and the four stages of growth?
The growth and loss of hair may seem like a simple process, but the hair growth cycle is composed of four distinct phases. These stages of hair growth have been studied in great depth to better understand how hair grows and what might be done to prevent or treat premature hair loss.
The first three phases — anagen, catagen, and telogen — cover the growth and maturation of hair and the activity of the hair follicles that produce individual hairs. During the final, or exogen, phase, “old” hair shaft is released, sheds, and new hair is getting ready to take its place.
Each phase has its own timeline, which can be affected by age, nutrition, and overall health. That means there are steps you can take along the way to help ensure that your hair follows a healthy growth cycle from the inside out.
- Anagen: Growing phase
The stages of hair growth begin with the anagen phase. It’s the longest phase, lasting about 3 to 5 years for the hairs on your head. Though for some people, a single hair could continue growing for 7 or more years. During the anagen phase, your hair follicles are pushing out hairs that will continue to grow until they’re cut or until they reach the end of their lifespan and fall out.
- Catagen: Transition phase
The catagen phase starts when the anagen phase ends and tends to last about 10 days or so. During this chapter, hair follicles shrink, and hair growth slows. The hair also separates from the bottom of the hair follicle yet remains in place during its final days of growing. Only about 5 percent of the hairs on your head are in the catagen phase at any given time.
- Telogen: Resting phase
The telogen phase typically lasts around 3 months. An estimated 10 to 15 percent of your scalp hairs are in this phase. Hairs don’t grow during the telogen phase, but they don’t usually fall out either. The telogen phase is also when new hairs start to form in follicles that have just released hairs during the catagen phase. Some health experts consider the telogen phase the shedding phase, as well, but many scientists have divided this stage into two parts: the telogen and exogen stages.
- Exogen: Shedding phase
The exogen phase is essentially an extension or a part of the telogen stage of hair growth. During the exogen phase, hair is shed from the scalp, often helped along by washing and brushing. Losing 50 to 100 hairs per day during the exogen phase is normal. During the exogen phase, which can last about 2 to 5 months, new hairs are growing in the follicles as old hairs fall away.
How to maintain healthy hair during all four stages.
Having healthy, fuller hair depends on genetics and hormone levels, which are largely beyond your control, as well as manageable factors related to a healthy lifestyle and proper hair care.
The four phases of hair growth include anagen, catagen, telogen, and exogen. Each phase lasts for a different length of time. If you believe that you’re losing your hair at a faster rate than you’re used to, talk with a doctor. An underlying condition that disrupts the stages of hair growth may be to blame and treating it promptly may help slow hair loss and preserve the healthy hair you have left. It is normal to lose up to 50 hairs per day and 150 each time you shampoo.
A healthy lifestyle of low stress, proper diet, and regular nourishing hair care should help promote healthy hair growth for a long time.