When this happens, your scalp can break out, itch, and your hair can seem thinner and lifeless.
Hair follicles are the small cell pockets in our skin that grow hair. There are about 100,000 of these on your scalp. Each of these follicles go through three phases:
- Anagen or the growth phase
- Catagen or the transitional phase where growth slows
- Telogen or the resting phase where old hair falls out and new hair grows
Even when hair is in the telogen phase, important cellular behaviors are preparing the hair follicle to regrow more hair. However, when these follicles don’t get enough nourishment, they can slow hair growth or even die and never make it back to the anagen phase. That’s when your hair becomes thinner and eventually sheds, producing bald patches.
Genetics, stress, processing and coloring, hormones, and medical conditions can all inhibit the growth of full, healthy hair. Your hair follicles have to overcome a lot to produce hair, and we bombard them daily with pollutants, chemicals, the heat from styling tools, and other stressors.
The idea is that a balanced scalp provides an important foundation for growing healthy, thick hair. Scalp pores can clog from dry shampoo build-up, sebum, sweat, or products not fully cleansed when you wash your hair. This can lead to hair follicles that are inactive and not working as they should. Imagine what your face would look like from a whole lifetime of accumulated pollution, sweat, and grime. Now imagine the build up under your hair from a lifetime of these same stresses!
The HydraFacial Keravive takes cleansing to a deeper level. The result is a more lustrous head of hair stemming from hair follicles that are clean and functioning as they should.