Whether hair growth essence/product is effective, it really depends on the individual. But we can clarify most people’s misconceptions, excessive expectations, hair growth and shedding cycles, the causes of hair loss, and whether hair growth product has side effects to understand its effectiveness.
1. According to global statistics, healthy hair grows about 0.5 to 1.5 cm per month. If your expectations far exceed this number, or if you expect to see results tomorrow or the day after tomorrow, or within a week, you may feel that hair growth essence / hair growth products are ineffective. Natural growth requires a gradual process, although natural hair growth essence / hair growth products can activate hair follicles and promote hair growth. If the expectations are too high, achieving ideal results within one month can only be achieved through some technological or chemically synthesized products, which is not a natural, normal growth process in the human body.
2. The renewal cycle of adult skin is generally 28 days, from the bottom layer of cells, gradually growing and extending to the surface cells, shedding and replacing, known as the skin regeneration cycle. Hair grows in hair follicles, and blood vessels transport various nutrients to the hair follicles, allowing hair to grow gradually and healthily. This process is a bit like a plant, sprouting from a seed, and the stem gradually grows. In general, hair growth (or prevention of excessive hair loss) requires 3 to 6 months for most people to see significant results. If you expect hair or hair follicles to recover and grow healthily within a few days, this is beyond the physiological cycle of the human body. Recognizing this process is not a question of whether hair growth product is effective, but that the effect needs to gradually appear, especially for Lanuwa natural hair growth essence (No.5), which emphasizes the balance of the body’s skin, long-term health, and will not over-stimulate hair follicles or the body for quick results.
3. The hair growth cycle is divided into the growth (anagen) phase (2-8 years), the regressing (catagen) phase (2-3 weeks), and the resting (telogen) phase (3 months). In general, 90% of adult scalp hair follicles are in the growth phase. If faced with extreme stress, hair may enter the resting phase early, resulting in significant hair loss. Normal scalp hair sheds 50 to 100 hairs per day, and there is no need to worry excessively. Some people may become very alert when they see hair in the bathtub after bathing, but it’s important to understand that appropriate hair loss is part of the scalp’s renewal process. However, this situation varies from individual, and if you feel that your hair is starting to thin or show signs of hair loss, you can start hair growth treatment using natural and healthy ways to activate hair follicles and promote blood circulation. The natural process of activating hair follicles for hair growth generally begins with the growth of soft fine hairs, gradually followed by hair growth and absorption of nutrients, resulting in thicker and stronger hair. Starting to improve sparse hair early, and gradually seeing improvement, will prevent you from worrying excessively. Stress will definitely hinder hair growth and health, and will not help the situation. Why not take a break and relax?
4. Regarding the reasons for hair loss – genetics, hormonal changes, drug (or chemical) effects, and normal aging can all lead to hair loss.
A. If the hair loss is genetic, pay attention to whether there are pores on the scalp. If the scalp is very smooth and there are no pores, the natural possibility of hair growth is relatively low.
B. When a person faces extreme stress, their body’s hormones will change, affecting the operation of organs including hair follicles and hair secretion. Under extreme stress, hair may enter the resting phase early, accelerating hair loss. Natural aromatherapy (essential oils), floral scents, fruit scents, and tree scents can help relax tense nerves, balance the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, and release hormones to restore the body’s balance. It can improve the situation of sudden hair loss. Apart from using natural hair growth products, it is also worth trying to inhale 100% natural essential oils to help the body balance and relaxation. If you didn’t try inhale essential oils before, you may be pleasantly surprised. However, it is important to use natural essential oils, not artificial fragrances, as inhaling artificial fragrances is equivalent to inhaling chemicals, which can harm the body.
C. Many people like to dye or perm their hair. Chemicals can change the color of hair, but they are not created by nature. After contact with the scalp, the chemicals in hair dyes and perms are absorbed through the scalp and enter the subcutaneous tissue and blood vessels, and can also cause an imbalance in the pH value of the skin surface, causing the scalp to lose moisture. At first, dyed or permed hair may look good, but after a few months, many people may experience split ends and damaged hair, and then seek remedies. When hair follicles have been damaged to some extent, if metabolism is high, these toxins can be excreted from the body. However, if metabolism is relatively low, hair loss may gradually occur. Additionally, some people do not pay much attention to daily cleaning products and only choose relatively cheap (or well-known) brands from supermarkets, only choosing their brand, fragrance, or smooth feel. In fact, shampoos containing silicone and mineral oil (for a soft / smooth feel) will clog pores, and prolonged use of synthetic fragrances will cause hair loss. Nowadays, many health-conscious people choose natural, silicone-free shampoos when choosing daily cleaning products. If we use shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, and other cleaning products made up of synthetic chemicals every day, we will accumulate these chemicals in the body. In the process of applying natural hair growth products, also pay attention to whether other artificial (chemical) cleaning products are being used, which may offset the effect.
D. Cell division, growth, and aging are normal processes of growth, including hair loss. Natural hair loss due to aging does not need to be overly worried about. When you feel that your hair is becoming thin, you can use natural hair growth essence or products to activate blood circulation around the hair follicles, help the scalp to quickly eliminate toxins, and restore the health of the hair follicles, promoting healthy hair growth.
5. Some people may try the Minoxidil product, which is a medical (synthetic) chemical used to treat high blood pressure or hair loss. We are not doctors and do not want to discuss the effectiveness or side effects of Minoxidil for hair growth. We just want to emphasize that this method is not natural. In fact, there are many natural plants that can activate hair follicles, promote blood circulation of scalp, and stimulate hair growth, such as rosemary and bay leaf. We do not encourage any oral intake, as anything that enters the body through the gastrointestinal tract will ultimately be processed by the liver. It can be a burden on the liver. If there is a choice to use a natural scalp absorption method, would you still choose the synthetic products?
Lanuwa Natural Hair Growth Essence (No.5) is definitely 100% natural, with plant-derived rosemary extract and a slightly acidic pH of 4.5. It does not contain preservatives or alcohol, and is also certified organic by Agriculture France. It is suitable for all scalp types (men or women), refreshing, naturally activating fragile hair follicles, strengthening hair roots, and promoting hair growth.