We talk about hair follicles a lot, and many of us understand that they are responsible and necessary for hair growth. Hair follicles are a tunnel-shaped structure within the outer layer of your skin. Think of your hair like a plant. It starts growing at the root and works its way up and out, receiving nutrients from your blood supply (similar to how a plant gets nourishment and water through the soil). Special glands called Sebaceous glands produce oils near the hair follicles; these oils are responsible for nourishing the hair and scalp.
In previous blogs, we talked about the hair growth cycle and how your follicle’s shape plays a part in determining if your hair is curly, wavy, or straight. However, your hair follicles even play a role in determining hair color as well. Melanin gives our hair its color, and there are two types, eumelanin and pheomelanin. Your genetics determine how much melanin you have and which type. Generally speaking, the amount of eumelanin you have can make your hair any range black, brown, or blond. Pheomelanin makes the hair red. Melanin is stored within the hair follicle cells. As you age, your hair follicles lose their ability to produce melanin, resulting in white or gray hair.
Can hair grow back if it is pulled from the follicle?
Yes, your hair is pulled from its follicle, it can grow back; however, removing hair in this manner can damage the follicle. Follicle damage can lead to the loss of hair production. This is what happens in the case of traction alopecia. Repeated pulling and tension on the hair and scalp can result in damaged follicles that stop producing hair.
Until recently, there wasn’t really an extremely effective way to stimulate hair follicles to regrow hair. There were ways to cover, hide, and transplant hair onto your scalp, but the results were temporary or risky, depending on the chosen method. Additionally, there were topical treatments, the most popular ones containing an ingredient called Minoxidil. However, Minoxidil has been shown to come with a whole host of undesired side effects ranging from skin irritation to chest pain.
That is until Vitalize was formulated. Years of clinical testing and research gave way to the Vitalize 3-Part Hair Repair System; this hair repair treatment has been clinically proven to regrow hair and has been proven to have 200% better results than Minoxidil based products without any of the nasty side effects. If you want to learn more about how Vitalize can help you regrow lost or thinning hair Visit us at thinedges.com; call us at 800-800-7577.