say we began to loose our body hair about two million years ago and this gave us
a competitive advantage over other animals. But nature left our head hair as
protection from the hot sun, basically so it wouldn't fry our brains.
Today, a full head of hair is desirable, yet for many of us it begins to thin at
a very young age and both men and women experience hair loss for similar
reasons which are.
Disease or illness
Losing hair could be a sign of being unhealthy. Illnesses such as systemic lupus
erythematosis and syphilis, or thyroid disorder show hair loss as a symptom.
Chronic kidney dysfunction may also cause lots of hair to fall as it makes them
unhealthy, dry, and breakable.
Side effects of medications
Drugs that contain lithium, beta-blockers, warfarin, heparin, amphetamines, and
levodopa (Atamet, Larodopa, Sinemet) can cause numerous hair to fall off. In
addition, some medications being used in treating cancer like doxorubicin can
cause rapid but temporary hair loss.
Along with diarrhea and eczema, hair loss appears to be a symptom if one has
inadequate intake or if the body poorly absorbs zinc.
Men, unfortunately, experience a more dramatic, specific pattern of hair loss
commonly termed "Male Pattern Baldness." This loss is caused by
dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is a hormone linked with testosterone. DHT binds
to receptor sites on the scalp and hair follicles, interacting and interrupting
the normal chain of events involved in continual healthy hair growth.
Most men roll their eyes and usually get over it, or start wearing a hat.
In many places a hat is necessary to avoid over heating our heads and sunburn.
Woman, experience many hormonal changes throughout their lives which can lead to
hair loss. In general, women may lose hair after a pregnancy, or during
menopause. But it is not limited to just these. Any number of hormonal
imbalances can trigger hair loss in women.
Hair loss amongst women is common. Most don't worry too much, but many will use
hairpieces or try out re-growth formulas.
Hormonal changes in both men and women can cause hair loss by directly affecting
the cells responsible for hair growth or by affecting the level of nutrients and
blood flow to the follicle. The hair follicle cannot maintain a healthy growth
cycle without proper nutrients and may eventually fall out and die.
Alopecia simply means the loss of hair from the head or body. It can mean
baldness, a term generally reserved for pattern alopecia or androgenic alopecia.
Stress affects the hormone balance and it will transmit signals to the hair
follicles. The hair follicles then undergo a resting stage. Usually it occurs 3
months after the stressful event has occurred and it may take 3 months after the
stress period has ended for the hair growth to resume. If the stress continues
or is repeated the onset of genetic hair loss may worsen existing hair loss.
A series of other factors can cause hair loss, including diets, the use of
certain bodybuilding supplements, and environmental factors.
Chemicals used for dying, tinting, bleaching, straightening, perms, corn rows,
curling irons can cause hair to become damaged and break, or wear out and
eventually die. Combing the
hair for about a hundred times will not really make it healthy; rather, it will
lessen the strength of the hair and make it brittle. Shampoos' and strong chemicals can
also cause the hair to dry up and fall out.
About a month after a woman gives birth, some of her hair strands have the
tendency to fall off easily. Hair strands that fall off are usually from one
portion of the head, leaving moon crater-like hair. The falling off of hair in
this instance actually does not lead to baldness and it is not permanent, though
the recovery period will take up to a year.
There are many factors that can cause hair loss in both
men and women but they all have one underlying theme in common, hair follicles
that are affected by hormonal "clogging" agents and poor blood and nutrient
circulation are less likely to experience a healthy growth cycle.
Rather than simply "cleaning" or "purifying" the scalp, Profollica™ uses
the very latest in medical scientific research to deal with the root cause of
men's hair loss which is seen as and excess of dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
DHT literally poisons the hair follicles on top of your head causing them to
shrink... and then disappear!
That's why, as your first line of defence, Profollica™ actually discourages the
excess production of DHT, the #1 enemy of hair regrowth!
But there's more to hair regrowth than just inhibiting DHT production. You also
need to create a prime environment for hair regrowth. That's why Profollica™ has
evolved into this powerful three-step hair regrowth system:
Step #1 -- Inhibits The Production of Excess DHT with a daily supplement that
nourishes the body with our patented, medically approved formulation of 100%
Step #2 -- Eliminates Harmful Scalp Bacteria with our scalp purifying shampoo
that actually helps to gently eliminate more serious scalp issues like dandruff,
psoriasis, oily hair, itchy scalp and MORE!
Step #3 -- Encourages FAST, Healthy Growth with the follicle stimulator (a.k.a.
The Activator Gel), which is sprayed at the roots of the hair after each
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