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Thinning Hair Treatment – How does laser light stimulate hair growth?

Truth is, the exact mechanism is not known. There are several different theories about why lasers work as a thinning hair treatment. Here’s what’s been suggested.

Theory One – Laser light is effective as a thinning hair treatment by transferring energy into the hair follicle

This theory says that the laser energy is simply absorbed by the hair follicle, and this stimulates the hair growth. Basically it says you’re absorbing light energy into the scalp, thus causing the hair to grow.

It’s thought to be similar to a plant growing by absorbing sunlight.

Theory Two – laser light flushes out the chemical that makes you bald

The chemical in the bloodstream that makes you bald is called dihydrotestosterone (or DHT). This builds up in the hair follicles and causes baldness. (This is known – it’s not a theory)

One theory of why lasers work so well is that they may be stimulating blood flow around the hair follicle, flushing out the DHT, thus letting the hair regrow.

While this may be part of the reason, it is not a complete answer. Lasers actually stimulate the hair to grow faster, even when just shaved. Shaving has nothing to do with DHT – and lasers still work.

In fact, the effect that lasers have on hair growth was discovered completely by accident.

It was in 1967, shortly after the first lasers were invented, that Endre Mester in Semmelweis University was doing experiments with lasers on skin cancer. He noticed that when applying lasers to the backs of shaven mice, the shaved hair grew back faster in those mice in the treated group versus the untreated group.

Since then, numerous experiments have shown that a certain exact wavelength of laser light – 650 nm (nanometers) – is most effective as a thinning hair treatment. This is the laser we use in all Super Grow Laser products.

This simple observation sparked an entire industry, and gave people with thinning hair the first chance at a real solution. The laser light regrows a person’s own natural hair, right where it belongs. No dangerous drugs or surgery.

However it works, we just know one thing for sure – IT DOES WORK AS A THINNING HAIR TREATMENT.

(Scientists have never figured out exactly how glue works at an atomic level either. This doesn’t stop a stamp from sticking to an envelope.)

All Natural Hair Loss Treatments

There’s no need for alarm if you shed several strands of hair when combing often or combing wet locks. The truth is loose strands of hair have to be shed daily in order to support the presence of new growth. It is usually natural to loose approximately one hundred strands daily and anything in excess of this may be reason to be concerned.

If you suspect premature hair loss it is best to check with an expert especially if your family is susceptible to hairloss. If addressed early the possibilities and success of treatment is very positive.

If on the other hand, you happen to be experiencing short-term hair loss the following do-it-yourself solutions will help.

At home massages. Massaging the scalp helps to make the hair follicles stronger mainly because it supplies a rush of blood to the massaged region. Stronger hair follicles mean much less breakage. Massaging the crown additionally assists hair growth due to the pressure placed on the scalp.

Hot oil treatments. Treating your scalp no less than three times weekly with hot oil treatments can help reduce damage and heal minor scalp disorders. Ready to use  hot oil treatments can be purchased at nearly all beauty counters and may be applied and hair covered with a shower cap.

Aloe vera extracts. If you have access to aloe vera you can use it like a shampoo and administer on to the hair and scalp. Another alternative is to fix as a drink for faster absorption. If you do not have access to aloe vera you can find over-the-counter treatments that are rich in aloe vera content.

Honey / Cinnamon Mixtures When honey is blended with cinnamon powder and olive oil it is believed that when applied to hair and scalp it will strengthen them and reduce hair loss. This can be applied directly or mixed with your favorite shampoo.

Ginger extracts. Fresh ginger, chopped and rubbed directly to the crown wherever there’s baldness could promote growth since it aids the healthy growth of hair follicles. Ginger extracts may also be used if you don’t wish to contend with the potent odor of the freshly chopped ginger.

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