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"Results: After using the RevivHair Placode Booster Serum over a month, I could notice that my hair looked fuller and grew at least 2 inches longer. This never happened to me before because my hair growth pattern is too slow. My hair is a lot shinier and full of life which I totally love to flaunt these days."
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Do you have hair loss or hair shedding?
If you’ve been noticing more hairs on your pillow or hairbrush than normal, you may worry that you have hair loss. You could actually just be shedding more hairs than normal. Yes, there is a difference.
Hair shedding often stops on its own
It’s normal to shed between 50 and 100 hairs a day. When the body sheds significantly more hairs every day, a person has excessive hair shedding. The medical term for this condition is telogen effluvium.
Excessive hair shedding is common in people who have experienced one the following stressors:
- Lost 20 pounds or more
- Given birth
- Experiencing lots of stress (Caring for a loved one who is sick, going through a divorce, losing a job)
- Had high fever
- Undergone an operation
- Recovering from an illness, especially if had a high fever
- Stopped taking birth-control pills
Most people notice the excessive hair shedding a few months after the stressful event. For example, a new mom can see excessive hair shedding about two months after giving birth. The shedding usually peaks about four months after giving birth. This shedding is normal — and temporary.
As your body readjusts, the excessive shedding stops. Within 6 to 9 months, the hair tends to regains its normal fullness.
If the stressor stays with you, however, hair shedding can be long lived. People who are constantly under a lot of stress can have long-term excessive hair shedding.
Hair loss differs from hair shedding
Hair loss occurs when something stops the hair from growing. The medical term for this condition is anagen effluvium. The most common causes of hair loss include:
- Hereditary hair loss
- Immune system overreacts
- Some drugs and treatments
- Hairstyles that pull on the hair
- Harsh hair care products
- Compulsion to pull out one’s hair
If you have hair loss, your hair will not grow until the cause stops. For example, people who undergo chemotherapy or radiation treatments often lose a lot of hair. When the treatment stops, their hair tends to regrow.
If you suspect that a treatment or drug is causing your hair loss, talk with your doctor. …
Other causes of hair loss may require treatment. Many people who have hereditary hair loss continue to lose hair without treatment. A woman who inherits the genes for hereditary hair loss may notice gradual thinning. Men who have hereditary hair loss tend to develop a receding hairline or bald patch that begins in the center of the scalp.
Treatment helps many people who have hair loss, but not everyone. A dermatologist can tell you what to expect.
Dermatologist can distinguish between hair loss and hair shedding
If you are concerned by the amount of hair falling out, you don’t need to suffer in silence. You can turn to a dermatologist for help. These doctors specialize in diagnosing and treating the skin, hair, and nails. A dermatologist can tell you whether you have hair loss or excessive hair shedding. Some people have both.
A dermatologist also can find the cause or causes and tell you what you can expect. Effective treatments options are available for many types of hair loss. The sooner treatment begins, the better the prognosis.
Tips dermatologists give their patients
[We work with many, many dermatologists and trichologists who recommend our hair stimulating serums for their patients and clients. Check out the entire range here. ]…
Developing in otherwise healthy people, this disease that can cause round bald patches on the scalp, diffuse hair loss, or in rare cases, complete hair loss.
Five tips to help manage stress
Research-proven tips to help you manage short- and long-term stress.
Cheng AS, Bayliss SJ, “The genetics of hair shaft disorders.” J Am Acad Dermatol 2008;59(1):1-22.
Here's a list of the latest evaluations and reviews of RevivHair Placode Booster Serum from renowned beauty review sites, beauty bloggers & vloggers, and other compendium sites:
"…it’s definitely small hair growth. I started to get comments and questions at work about what I did differently with my hair. My hairline looks a lot fuller than it was and my husband agrees."
Kelly's Thoughts on Things
"Within two short weeks of using this product, I was able to notice smooth and unbelievable progress. My hair truly felt thicker and amazing, and the results were just out of this world. I plan on continuing to use the RevivHair Placode Booster Serum, and I even have my daughter using it as well!"
"I didn’t really notice any difference until after the first week or so, then it was almost like I had put fertilizer on my head…lol!"
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"…right off hand I noticed my hair was much healthier looking and shiny. My hair is hardly ever shiny."
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"I have been using it for almost two weeks and have already noticed as steady progress with using the RevivHair Placode Booster Serum. I noticed a 'boost' in how my hair felt to touch and it did make my hair thicker."
#BeautyVlogger Country Girl Loves Makeup
"I am absolutely amazed at this product."
Simple Mom Reviews
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"…overall I really like the product and feel that it made an improvement in my hair…"
Hanna Marie Lei
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"After using just one bottle of the biomimetic oligopeptides in this RevivSerums set I can say I'm happy with the results so far. I've already seen noticeable results in thickness and it looks healthier."
I Am The Makeup Junkie
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"Notice how the hair in front is now thicker and more lush. My hair grew very fast too. I like how well it looks. I was very happy with this product and would use it again."
A primary active in our RevivHair Stimulating Serum and RevivLash Lash & Brow Stimulating Serum: Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF or rh-Polypeptide-3). Numerous scientific/clinical studies show how KGF helps promote hair growth. Check out these published articles:
Danilenko, Dimitry M.; Ring, Brian D.; Yanagihara, Donna; Benson, William; Wiemann, Bernadette; Starnes, Charles O.; Pierce, Glenn F. (1995). Keratinocyte growth factor is an important endogenous mediator of hair follicle growth, development, and differentiation. Normalization of the nu/nu follicular differentiation defect and amelioration of chemotherapy-induced alopecia. American Journal of Pathology 147: 145-54.
Richardson GD; Bazzi H; Fantauzzo KA; Waters JM; Crawford H; Hynd P; Christiano AM; Jahoda CA. (2009). KGF and EGF signalling block hair follicle induction and promote interfollicular epidermal fate in developing mouse skin.
Karvinen, S; Pasonen-Seppanen, S; Hyttinen, JM; Pienimaki, JP; Torronen, K; Jokela, TA; Tammi, MI; Tammi, R (2003) Keratinocyte growth factor stimulates migration and hyaluronan synthesis in the epidermis by activation of keratinocyte hyaluronan syntheses 2 and 3. J Biol Chem, 278:49495-49504
Braun S; Krampert M; Bodó E; Kümin A; Born-Berclaz C; Paus R; Werner S. (2006) Keratinocyte growth factor protects epidermis and hair follicles from cell death induced by UV irradiation, chemotherapeutic or cytotoxic agents Journal Cell Science, 119: 4841-4849
Jang, JH (2005) Stimulation of human hair growth by the recombinant human keratinocyte growth factor-2 (KGF-2). Biotechnology Letters, 27:749-52.
If you’re balding, it’s a lot harder to grow all your hair back than it is to stop your follicles from disappearing in the first place. Slow the erosion of your hairline with these five dermatologist-approved strategies.
1. Meditation and Exercise
In balding men, periods of rapid shedding are often brought on by stress. The reason? Stress floods your body with the hormone cortisol, and then other hormone levels fluctuate in response, says Melissa Piliang, M.D., a hair-loss expert at Cleveland Clinic.
If you’re predisposed to balding, this can speed the process. To better control your stress, you might want to try traditional meditation or, if that’s not your thing, an active meditation regimen such as yoga or tai chi.
Or just commit to getting in better shape.
A 2015 study in PLOS One found that older men with a high level of cardio respiratory fitness release 42 percent less cortisol throughout the day than unfit men do. The stress hormone has been linked to all sorts of diseases.
Minoxidil (Rogaine) probably won’t restore what’s lost, but it can help you hold on to what’s left and even help you regrow a bit. The topical med increases bloodflow as well as oxygen and nutrient delivery to the follicle.
Liquid Rogaine can cause irritation and leave a greasy coating on your hair, so opt for the 5 percent foam, says Dr. Piliang.
Rogaine costs only $29.99 a month (rogaine.com), but you’ll have to use it forever to retain any gains. [Note that solubilizers required to dissolve minoxidil are known irritants.]
Rub it into your scalp in the morning and again at night for the most benefit. Bonus: Unlike the oral medication finasteride (the other FDA-approved drug, sold as Propecia), minoxidil isn’t linked with erectile dysfunction or decreased libido.
3. Laser Devices
Besides minoxidil and finasteride, laser devices are the only other hair-loss treatment cleared by the FDA in recent years. The devices are sold as wands or Star Wars-worthy helmets for $200 to nearly $900.
In the largest study, published in 2014 in the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, men who zapped their scalp three times a week saw a significant increase in hair density after 26 weeks.
One theory is that lasers have an antioxidant effect on hair follicles. But before you rush out to buy a six-pack of combs, understand that “hair growth” doesn’t necessarily mean “hair other people can see.”
You will likely feel it, though, which may have a placebo effect on your confidence.
4. Ketoconazole Shampoo
Swap your standard shampoo for a brand with 1 percent ketoconazole, such as Nizoral ($13 for 7 ounces, drugstore.com). Or ask your doctor to prescribe the 2 percent version.
“It’s marketed as an antidandruff ingredient, but there’s solid research ketoconazole is an anti-androgen,” says Dr. Piliang.
Anti-androgens block the conversion of testosterone to D•HT, the signaling molecule that shrinks hair follicles.
That’s how finasteride works too, but because ketoconazole is confined to the scalp, it doesn’t have the risk of negative sexual side effects, she says.
Massage the shampoo into your scalp, step out of the shower stream, wait 2 to 3 minutes, and rinse.
5. Vitamin D
A British Journal of Dermatology study reported that people with alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder that causes hair loss, were three times as likely to be D deficient as those with healthy hair. “Vitamin D helps hair reset its growth phase,” explains Dr. Piliang.
To jumpstart your follicles, she recommends taking 2,000 IU a day of vitamin D3, especially in winter when you’re exposed to less sunlight.
But don’t try baking your bald spot in the sun to ramp up your vitamin D production. That might result in an even bigger problem.
“Men should be careful about sun exposure on a balding scalp, since it’s a common location for skin cancers,” Dr. Piliang warns.
— Reprinted / excerpted from Men's Health Magazine
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