Major Reason For Hair Loss
Genetic hair thinning or baldness is due to the male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) acting on genetically-susceptible scalp hair follicles. Testosterone converts to DHT with the aid of the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase. DHT then binds to receptors on hair follicles obstructing the blood supply to the follicle and thus preventing absorption of essential nutrients.
Scientists now know that DHT shrinks hair follicles through a process called miniaturization that eventually results in follicle death and hair loss. Without adequate nutrition reaching the follicles, the growth (Anagen) phase of the hair cycle shortens and the rest (Telogen) phase lengthens, so that with each new cycle the hair shaft becomes progressively smaller. The process of testosterone converting to DHT, which then harms hair follicles, occurs in both men and women.
How The Herbal Treatments Activate Hair Follicles?
The Miniaturization Process
The process of miniaturization is where hair follicles become progressively smaller (the follicles shrink), deteriorate and eventually disappear. This process commonly occurs in most cases of hair loss.
At the Australian Hair and Scalp Clinic, we help to reverse miniaturization and re-grow hair naturally through a totally non-invasive process called Herbal Follicular Activation (HFA). This involves both home use and in-clinical treatments to firstly stop abnormal/excessive hair loss (note we normally lose 50-100 hairs per day), clean and unblock the scalp pores thus optimizing the environment for new hair growth, then activate and nourish hair follicles thus reversing miniaturization.
HFA stimulates the function of the hair germ cell and provides it with optimum nutrition. This process uses special “targeting medication” technology that directs the key hair regrowth ingredients to the most affected areas. Also HFA effectively controls the activity of the 5 alpha reductase enzyme at the follicle thus reducing the amount of DHT acting on genetically sensitive scalp hair follicles.
In addition, Herbal Follicular Activation helps to:
1. Reduce scalp sebaceous oil gland secretion.
2. Decrease scalp and hair follicle inflammation.
3. Support the body’s natural hormonal balance as well as other important physiological functions.
4. Improve the internal and external environment of the hair follicle.
5. Promote ideal scalp pH balance.
Therefore, Herbal Follicular Activation is much like turning your car key to start the engine: it actually ignites and activates the sluggish and dormant hair follicles by providing more oxygen and essential nutrients to the follicle base, creating ideal conditions for new hair growth. To use another analogy, the treatments also act just like watering a plant: with regular watering (treatment) the plant (your hair) will grow strong and healthy.
How the ancient Chinese 101 herbal formula treats hair loss and improves general health (endocrine, emotional disorders etc)?
Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to promote normal growth and function of hair, assists in the management of baldness, hair loss, hair thinning and to assist hair growth. Additionally it tonifies the blood, Liver and Kidney (according to TCM organ function). Blackens grey hair, strengthens bones, improves digestion and absorption of food (thus increasing nutrients available for the body and hair follicles), promotes restful sleep and prolongs longevity.
Also helps to reduce sensitivity of the hair follicle to DHT through the action of certain key herbal ingredients.
Why are our herbal treatments are special and safe?
We can achieve visible natural hair regrowth within 2 months of starting the treatment. With regular home use combined with our advanced in-clinic hair and scalp treatments, abnormal/excessive hair loss will stop, you will have a clean and clear scalp that is free of oil, dandruff, dead skin cells and dried sebum. Additionally we will reverse pore blockage and miniaturization of the hair follicle and promote ideal scalp pH balance.
Unlike pharmaceutical hair loss treatments that may result in serious health risks, our multi-therapeutic approach combines award winning natural hair regrowth products with effective non-invasive in-clinic treatments. 101 Hair tablet and Tonic Series are made from natural herbs that are Australian TGA approved. No major side effects have ever been reported after 40 years of international sales and 20 years of operation in Australia.