The Basics Of Hair
The scalp is composed of 3 basic layers of skin: the epidermis, the dermis, and the subcutaneous layer. Within these 3 layers there are blood vessels, nerves, muscles, glands, and hair (or keratin). Hair is supported by blood flow, which in turn requires oxygen and nutrients to promote cellular activity and new growth. As hair grows in the follicle, it is lubricated by the sebaceous gland that secretes oil in the follicle, coating the hair for smooth growth and creating healthy luster and sheen.
Good hair nutrition is vital for healthy hair, requiring that blood and nutrients reach the papilla area. When fewer nutrients reach the papilla hair cells reproduce at a much slower rate. Slower cellular activity produces thin, poor quality hair.
The Basics Of Hair Loss
DHT, or Dihydrotestosterone, causes 95% of all hair loss in men and women. DHT miniaturizes hair follicles by shortening the anagen (growth) phase and/or lengthening the telogen (resting) phase. This causes the hair follicles to slowly shrink and die, especially if DHT is involved. The net result is an increased number of short, thin, fine hairs barely visible above the scalp. For healthy hair growth, DHT inhibiting is needed once increased hair loss occurs. The interaction of DHT with androgen receptors in scalp skin and follicles appears to cause male and female pattern baldness. The sebaceous oil building up causes sebum. Sebum collects in the hair follicle and hardens, causing a sebum plug that hinders hair growth. This compounded with existing weak hairs causes increased reduction in hair growth. The good news is, even with thinning, fine hairs, there is still life in the follicle and it can be repaired with a proven Medici Capelli regimen of proper hair nutrition, DHT blocking and good scalp hygiene.
Have you been shampooing with engine degreaser or dishwashing detergent?
Warning: 98% of over the counter shampoos contain DEA/MEA and/or Sodium or Aluminum Laureth Sulfate (SLS) derivatives. These where designed as Engine Degreasers. In clinical studies they have even been shown to cause irritation in your hair follicle for up to a week, restricting hair growth. If you are seriously concerned about your hair’s growth and health, avoid products containing these ingredients.
Unlike almost all other commonly used hair and scalp cleansing products, Medici Capelli Shampoo has been scientifically formulated without DEA and SLS (sodium laureth sulfate) as a part of its active ingredients. In light of recent research regarding the safety of DEA and SLS, we offer this healthy alternative– a blend of mild, non-irritating cleansing agents with water soluble polymers that provides moisture and added shine to the hair, but without harsh and potentially damaging chemical additives. Because Medici Capelli Shampoo is so gentle, it can be used everyday. Its unique formula effectively removes undesirable scalp residue and build-up while simultaneously providing strength, moisture and shine to the hair.