Your hair goes through a natural growth cycle. This cycle allows for hair follicles to fall out naturally with a new one taking their place. The average person will lose between 70-100 strands of hair every day. This is usually not that noticeable because they fall out over the day with a new hair follicle taking their place shortly after.
Even though hair loss is a natural everyday process, it can be discouraging to lose your hair faster than others. Every man and woman will experience hair loss at some point. It is important to know what preventative steps you can take to help stop hair loss in its tracks and begin to grow back the hair you lost.
Check out this helpful guide on how to stimulate new hair growth.
Why Is My Hair Falling Out?
Hair loss can happen for a wide variety of reasons. High levels of stress, a poor diet, over-styling your hair, genetics, and underlining medical issues can all contribute to why you might be losing your hair faster than others.
The most common type of hair loss is called Androgenetic Alopecia, or hereditary hair loss. This is a natural condition caused by genetics, hormones, and aging. When your hair falls out, miniaturization is happening at the follicular level. This is when the hair follicle is slowly shrinking until nothing exists. Eventually, the hair will fall out with nothing taking its place.
Miniaturization is often caused by a hormone called dihydrotestosterone or DHT, which is a byproduct of testosterone. Over time, DHT will cling to the hair follicle until it shrinks down to nothing.
Hereditary hair loss can start as early as in your mid 20’s, but more than half of the male populace will be affected by hair loss in their 50’s. One in four women will also experience some type of hair loss in their lives, often around menopause.
Hereditary hair loss will affect men and women differently. For the most part, men will begin to notice a receding hairline around the front of the head.
Is It Possible To Regrow Hair?
The answer is, it depends. If the hair follicle is scarred, closed off, or it has completely disappeared, it will not be able to naturally be regrown without a transplant. However, if the hair follicle is still intact, then the hair can come back.
How To Stimulate Hair Growth
In 2020, there are only three FDA approved hair loss treatments on the market.
The Oral Drug Finasteride (Propecia)
Finasteride (Propecia) is the only FDA approved oral drug used to treat baldness. Finasteride blocks the formation of DHT, which is one of the leading causes of hair loss. Even younger men can slow or delay the effects of hair loss by taking Finasteride. In a clinical trial, over 90 percent of patients either gained hair or maintained their hair over five years.
According to the National Cancer Institute’s 2003 prostate prevention cancer prevention study, with over 19,000 participants all over the age of 52, Finasteride was shown that if used daily over seven years would significantly reduce the risk of prostate cancer.
We recommend visiting your dermatologist to see if Finasteride is right for you.
The Topical Drug Minoxidil (Rogaine)
If Finasteride is proven to be ineffective or starts causing you side effects, your doctor may recommend you try Minoxidil. Minoxidil is an over the counter medication that is used to help stimulate the active potassium channels in the hair follicle. Used twice a day on the scalp, users of Minoxidil will start to see some growth in about 2-4 months.
At Jaxson Maximus, we found that most men prefer the mousse as an application compared to its other forms. The mousse allows you to style your hair as well as receive regrowth benefits.
As always, we recommend visiting your doctor to see if Minoxidil is right for you. They might be able to prescribe you a higher percentage formulate as well.
Low-Level Laser Therapy HairMax
At Jaxson Maximus, HairMax is our personal preference. HairMax is the only FDA 510(k) cleared medical device that is both safe and efficient and treating hair loss. It is super convenient and only takes 90 seconds a day to use. The FDA has award HairMax with eight total FDA clearances based on their clinical research for their laser devices.
HairMax uses low-level laser therapy or LLLT to help increase the amount of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in the hair follicles. To help increase the amounts of ATP, HairMax uses a process called photobiostimulation to help increase cellular activity within the cells of the hair follicles.
ATP is essential to hair growth. It promotes an increase in the cellular activity of the follicles, creating an ideal environment for hair growth to happen.
Laser treatments, such as HairMax, infuse the hair follicles with the right energy needed to reverse the hair thinning process and restore a healthy hair growth cycle. LLLT is safe, easy, and effective in treating hair loss.
At Jaxson Maximus, we like recommending the HairMax laser band as it’s simple and easy to use daily. It also can come as part of a system with great shampoos, conditioners, and hair boosters that are all designed to bolster your hair regrowth.
A Special Offer From HairMax
At Jaxson Maximus, we have partnered with HairMax to give you a special discount. You can purchase HairMax at our showroom location or by visiting www.hairmax.com.
Use code SALON016 at your online checkout to save 15% off of any HairMax product.
Can I Use All Three Together Finasteride, Rogaine & Low-level Laser Therapy Like HairMax?
The answer is yes. All three of these treatments are all safe to use independently or together. See our founder’s own testimonial below that may shed some incite on this question as well. You may find one of the treatment’s work, or sometimes it’s a combination of two or all three that work best for the results you desire.
Besides Going The Medical Route How Else Can I Stimulate Hair Growth?
Although these three methods have been clinically proven to help stop hair loss, you may want first to explore a few natural methods. Although not guaranteed results, some great options to try could be using:
- Coconut Oil
- Fish Oil Supplements
- Aloe Vera
- Essential Oils Such As Tea Tree and Rosemary
- Castor Oil
- Scalp Massages For Blood Flow
- Use A Silk Pillows When Sleeping
- Herbal Supplements
- Jojoba Oil
Learn more about natural hair regrowth methods here.
A Personal Testimonial About Hair Regrowth From Our CEO & Founder Christian Boehm
“I personally did not discover any hair loss until I was in my late 40’s. One day I was toweling off my damp hair after I showered and was getting ready to shave. I started to notice some hair follicles in the sink. It became concerning to me personally after seeing this consistently. I also had noticed that when my hair was wet or with some styling products, I could see my scalp through my in certain places where I was not able to before. This was where I began my journey to find out what was right for me.
The amount of hair loss I was having did not warrant evasive surgery, but I did explore these options and received some great advice from several Dr’s I had seen.
All of the doctors I spoke to said that surgery should be my last option and that I should first try the non-evasive methods to see what would work best for me.
I first started my treatment with Rogaine. I used the mousse provided to me daily. While I found it to help, it was not as instantaneous as I wanted. This made me go to the next step, which was to get a prescription for Finasteride.
I have been taking Finasteride for over five years and have found it to be effective and have not experienced any of the side effects. However, I did go off of it for a time as I stopped noticing my hair follicles falling out. But after a short while, I noticed that my hair relapsed, and I began to lose follicles in the sink again, so I restarted taking Finasteride again, which seemed to have worked.
While taking Finasteride, for about a year, I had a client recommend the HairMax laser band to me as he had a similar hair loss situation.
I made the purchase of the HairMax laser band, which I found to be super easy to use and made part of my routine for getting ready every day. What I found had great results. My hair thickened, I could no longer see my scalp when my hair was damp and my troubled spots filled in at a higher rate than when I was on Finasteride just by itself.
When we opened Jaxson Maximus, Hair Max was one of the first vendors I had reached out to as we carry their laser hair bands at Jaxson Maximus.
Upon my journey, I found that you have to try and see what is right for you as it could be a single option or like me a combination of them, but they are all effective to a degree”.
Want to learn more about Jaxson Maximus and HairMax? Give us a call at (305) 262-5747