Is Anti-Hair Loss Serum A Miracle Device Or An IQ Tax?
With “post-90s hair loss” and “balding workers” becoming hot topics on the internet, more and more people are paying attention to the needs of people with hair loss.
The wind has recently started to blow again to the anti-hair loss serum here, can anti-hair loss serum prevent hair loss or not?
Scalp tissue structure and the growth of human hair
The scalp, as part of the human skin, has the general characteristics of human skin in its structure: starting from the surface of the body, it consists of the stratum corneum, epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous tissue.
The appendages of the skin include hair, sebaceous glands, and sweat glands. Among them, sebaceous glands open indirectly via hair follicles at the pores where hair grows on the surface of the skin.
The scalp of a normal adult has an area of about 650-700 square centimeters, on which about 100,000-500,000 hairs are born. This means that the density of hair is 200-300/cm2 and the density of sebaceous glands in the scalp is 300-500/cm2, which is higher than other parts of the body except the face.
The high density of hair and sebaceous glands creates a microenvironment in the scalp that is different from the rest of the body.
Natural sebum consists of triglyceride, wax vinegar, keratene, and cholesterol esters. Sebum has a moisturizing effect on the scalp, but too much sebum on the scalp and even on the hair can be aesthetically displeasing and can easily adhere to dust.
Human hair grows periodically, but if you lose more than 100 hairs per day for more than two months, you can basically be diagnosed with hair loss.
The main symptoms of hair loss are oily scalp, shrinking hair follicles, hair loss, easy to break, and much oil without elasticity. In the case of male pattern baldness, it is mainly in the front and top of the head, the hairline and sideburns of the forehead move upwards, the hair in the front and top of the head becomes thin, yellow and soft, and the top of the forehead is bald; in the case of female pattern baldness in the top of the head, the hair becomes thin, but not as “front baldness” as in the case of men.
Does anti-hair loss serum work?
There are many causes of hair loss, including congenital, hereditary, seasonal and other reasons. In addition to genetic and pathological factors, the main causes of hair loss are mental stress, irregular work and rest, and unhealthy diet.
Once hair loss occurs, it should be diagnosed by a professional dermatologist to clarify what type of hair loss it belongs to before treatment.
Hair loss treatment is a long-term process, must go to the regular hospital, see the effect of treatment at least 3 months, and may even take a year or two later, can not be too hasty.
The current clinical evaluation studies of many hair loss prevention products have shown that many of the clinical studies of the products are selecting subjects with thinning hair or subjects who are conscious of severe hair loss, without a strict scientific selection of subjects.
The study period set for such studies is 4-8 weeks and the study duration is also short, while the evaluation indicators are often the cuticle water content, oil content and subjective evaluation by the subjects. Such clinical studies on the effectiveness of products are very uncritical and the valid conclusions drawn are not very credible.
Does the scalp need a scalp serum?
Under normal conditions, about 85-90% of all hair is in the anagen phase and 10-15% is in the regression and resting phase.
Depending on the hair growth characteristics, hair loss can be prevented in several ways.
- conversion of resting hair to anagen hair (hair induction).
- making the anagen phase last longer (hair growth promotion)
- reducing resting hair (hair loss prevention); and promoting follicle cell proliferation.
If “Scalp Essence” can effectively intervene in the above areas, it will be needed.
A few suggestions for those who need to prevent hair loss
In order to have dark and shiny hair, you should maintain good habits from young age and take measures to prevent hair loss from middle age.
First of all, you should choose the right shampoo, hair loss people try not to use a strong degreasing or alkaline shampoo to avoid dry hair and scalp necrosis.
Secondly, do not perm and dye hair too often, perm and dye hair is very easy to damage the hair follicles, resulting in large pieces of hair loss, causing hair loss.
Finally, it is recommended to comb your hair and massage it regularly. Every day before going to bed and the next day after waking up, insert both hands ten fingers into the hair, from the forehead through the top of the head to the back of the head rub the scalp, 2-4 minutes each time. Frequent scalp massage can improve scalp nutrition, enhance local metabolism, so that the hair can be nourished and grow.
Hair loss has always been a major problem in the medical field, and for this reason, major pharmaceutical companies around the world invest a lot of resources every year to find effective treatments for hair loss. Despite this, the treatment options available are still very limited. There is still much to observe and think about whether the various products on the market for hair growth and hair loss prevention serums are effective, and it is important to develop good lifestyle habits to prevent hair loss.