5 Methods For Stopping Hair Loss (and Possibly Even Growing Some Back)

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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.


2. Minoxidil

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



We would of course add a recommendation: the remarkable RevivHair™ line of stimulating products. Proven RevivHair Max Stimulating Serum, transforming RevivScalp Rejuvenating Scalp Serum Masque, and RevivHair Stimulating Shampoo & Conditioner.  Boost your results 2 to 4 times a year with RevivHair Placode Booster Serum. The RevivHair line provides a full compliment of the latest in cosmetic chemistry to help boost the appearance of thicker, denser, stronger, healthier hair.


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Reviews Showcase for RevivLash™ Lash & Brow Stimulating Serum

Here's a compendium of renowned beauty blogger & beauty review site publications who evaluated remarkable RevivLash:


http://rebeccasbeautyboudoir.com/2016/02/revivlash-lash-brow-stimulating-serum
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http://www.letterstolalaland.com/2016/02/revivlash-lash-brow-stimulating-serum.html
http://sassytownhouseliving.com/how-to-get-thicker-fuller-luxurious-lashes-and-brows http://www.saphronanicole.com/are-you-longing-for-longer-lashes-and-thicker-brows
http://southernkrazed.com/2016/01/revivlash-review-lash-brow-stimulating-serum-lush-beautiful-lashes-brows-review-longerlashes-thickerlashes
http://celticladysreviews.blogspot.com/2016/01/revivlash-lash-brow-stimulating-serum.html
http://www.rolalaloves.com/2016/01/revivlash-lash-and-brow-stimulating.html
http://shopwithmemama.com/2016/01/how-to-get-my-lashes-to-grow-faster-and-look-amazing
http://mrssheetsandco.blogspot.com/2016/01/revivlash-review-special-coupon-code.html
http://www.prettypinkandproper.com/prettypinkandproper/2016/1/25/lashes-on-fleeeeek-with-revivlash
http://www.hannamarielei.com/2016/01/review-revivlash-lash-brow-stimulating.html
http://liz-breygel.blogspot.com.br/2016/02/my-experience-with-revivlash-lash-brow.html

http://thepassengerselement.blogspot.com/2016/02/reviv-serums-lash-brow-stimulating.html

http://www.thebeautyisle.com/2016/02/revivlash-lash-brow-stimulating-serum.html#more
http://www.overdosetrend.com/2016/02/apesar-dos-apesares-eu-sempre-gostei.html
http://www.eldiariodecandy.com/revivlash-review-and-giveaway

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WHICH serum to use?! I'm confused... they all look good.


What the best serum to use?

All of our serums perform different functions,
and all of them can work together.
A few of them pair together more intuitively.

Here's a breakdown.



FOR HAIR & SCALP


All of our hair stimulating products work wonderfully together.

• Our "hero product" RevivHair Max Stimulating Serum is applied daily, and is a leave-in serum.

• RevivScalp Rejuvenating Scalp Serum Masque is a pre-shampoo serum and is left on the scalp for 10-30 minutes before shampooing.

• Our RevivHair Stimulating Shampoo & Conditioner and remarkable new RevivHair Placode Booster Serum (used 3-4 times a year) round out this product line perfectly.

• RevivLash Lash & Brow Stimulating Serum targets eyelash & eyebrow density & fullness. 

We recommend using all these products together to address hair loss and thinning hair issues. For the budget-conscious, landmark RevivHair Max  Stimulating Serum would be the first choice.


FOR THE FACE


Our latest invention, TelomErase 6-in-1 Multi-Corrective Serum is the current benchmark. We recommend this stellar treatment serum to all our customers.

TelomErase Serum has the same base as our very-popular Ultimate Serum, but also has instant skin tightening, more wrinkle blurring, and the latest in long-term anti-aging telomere support. It is also even more moisturizing than the Ultimate Serum. Many customers have "graduated" to this new serum.

Not to discount renowned Ultimate Serum: it has a number of novel ingredients not found in TelomErase, like alpha-arbutin for brightening and extra stem cells, growth factors & peptides for long-term anti-aging. It's also a favorite of customers who have previously used TNS® Essential Serum from SkinMedica®. If you use these two serums together, we recommend TelomErase in the morning, and Ultimate Serum at night.


Revivinol "Unretinol" Serum is another one of our unique serums we recommend to everyone, and all skin types. A daily skin renewal regimen with a retinol is essential, and Revivinol is unique in that it has all the benefits of a retinol/retinoid WITHOUT the side effects. Read more.


Phloretin Serum is unique, and a rather standalone product that we always recommend. Both TelomErase Serum and Ultimate Serum contain a Vitamin C Ester, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, but it is in small concentration compared to our Phloretin Serum. We lose a teaspoon of collagen from our faces every year after age 30, and vitamin C is required to build that collagen. The "gold standard" is ascorbic acid, included with the Phloretin Serum. Because of its low pH, it cannot be included in most other products because it would negatively affect actives like growth factors, peptides, and other delicate proteins, and it would degrade quickly if we were to buffer the pH. Its low pH is also why it works so well, since it has an exfoliating effect in addition to collagen building.

Here's a blog post about the subject: All about Vitamin C Serums, and why ours is best

We recommend waiting at least thirty minutes after applying the Phloretin Serum before applying our TelomErase Serum, Ultimate Serum or any product that contains delicate growth factors since the lower pH of the Phloretin Serum (even at 5% strength, and especially at 20% strength) may lessen the effectiveness of the growth factors. We recommend the following regimen: applying the Phloretin Serum in the morning, and the growth factor serum(s) at night.



Since hydration is different than moisturization, and most skin is dehydrated, we also always recommend our remarkable HA7X Multi-Molecular Hydrator Serum for hydration & plumping, as well as its anti-pollution & anti-stress effects (one of the great benefits of the award-winning Neurophroline® ingredient).


Our Copper Healing Serum contains a great copper peptide that is a wonderful active for skin. Because it generally cannot be combined in high concentration with vitamin C, it is a standalone product. It is not necessary to apply the copper peptide in the Healing Serum every day to achieve results (targeting inflammation, healing, and overall rejuvenation). You might reserve daily use of Healing Serum more to address specific, acute issues that may arise, like irritation, sunburn, rash, windburn, post-procedure, etc.



OTHER PARTS OF THE BODY


All of our facial serums can be used on the neck, hands and chest. TelomErase Serum can be applied to the upper eyelid area, but be careful not to get it in your eyes.

Our RevivSculpt Transforming Body Serum is, of course, meant for the body, but can also be used on the face although it is a bit occlusive.

All our facial serums can be applied to the lips with the exception of Phloretin Serum.




Further questions about how our product work together?! Send us a note.

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Why our Ultimate Serum bottle isn't dual-chamber like TNS Essential Serum

TNS Essential Serum® by SkinMedica® Allergan® has a very fancy pump bottle that contains two different chambers. You dispense both sides at the same time, and are instructed to mix the two together on the back of your hand.

One side of the pump has a pH of 5, and the other just less than that, at about 4.5.

We're inclined to think that the dual pump of TNS Essential Serum is essentially a marketing gimmick. What's the point of keeping two halves of the product separate, only to mix them together?

Growth factors and certain peptides are rendered less effective at a pH of less than 5. Presumably that is why the TNS product is packaged that way, although we of course can't be for sure (the manufacturer doesn't mention why). When you mix the two parts of the product together, of course you also blend the two pH levels, and would presumably also negatively affect any sensitive growth factors once mixed.

That's why our Ultimate Serum has a pH of about 5.8. It's a low enough pH to create a good acid balance on your skin, but not too low to adversely affect the sensitive growth factors and peptides in contains. All in one nice, but non-fussy, bottle. That's one reason why we can offer our Ultimate Serum at such a fair price. Ounce-for-ounce, it's about 1/4th the price of Skinmedica's TNS Essential Serum even though it contains the top 23 ingredients of that very effective, yet very pricey, product.

Note from our legal eagles: RevivSerums Ultimate Serum is neither endorsed, nor sponsored by, nor affiliated with Allergan Inc.

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Head To Head Comparison: Ultimate Serum™ vs. SkinMedica® TNS Essential Serum®

Ultimate Serum "Compare To" product to TNS Essential Serum from SkinMedica | Larger, Cheaper, 23 same ingredients

Ultimate Serum
is the first direct competitor to award-winning TNS Essential Serum® (NEWBEAUTY™ Beauty Choice Award Winner and InStyle™ Beauty Award Winner) by SkinMedica® which is now owned by Allergan, Inc. The patent on the TNS product relates to the medium called NouriCel-MD®, a "proprietary blend" of growth factors. We at Reviv Serums outflank this patent by simply providing our growth factors in a different conditioned media. In addition to the growth factors, we also include 25 of the top primary ingredients in TNS Essential Serum, and leapfrog by adding two of cosmetic chemistry's latest ingredients: stem cells and hexapeptides.

Regarding the percentage of growth factors in each product: In actuality, the growth factors in both products are quantities measured in micrograms. TNS just lists "conditioned media" as the first ingredient, and does not break down the quantities of the actual factors like EGF, KGF, VEGF, IGF, TGF, etc. Growth factors are signaling molecules, therefore very little volume/quantity is required to be active and effective (they are measured in micrograms, one millionth of a gram). Like a spark plug, a little bit will go a very long way, and more that the recommended quantity is not "better." As for the other non growth factor primary ingredients, they're the same - plus we add the PhytoCellTec® Stem Cells and hexapeptides. Ultimate Serum is twice the size of TNS (2 oz vs. 1 oz) and yet is less than half TNS's hefty price of $320.00+.

While parabens have a great safety profile (despite the hype), and we are not adverse to using them properly (see more here), Ultimate Serum contains a safe Ecocert preservative — Optiphen Plus — instead of the parabens used in TNS Essential Serum.

Ultimate Serum is really 11 different products in one:

 

• A brightening product
• An antioxidant serum
• A firming and tightening product
• An anti-inflammatory
• A peptide serum
• A green tea complex product
• A vitamin C serum
• A sebum controller
• A collagen stimulator serum
• A growth factor serum
• A moisturizer and light emollient

 

It’s the ultimate rejuvenator in a single serum. Navigate to its product page here.

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