May 30, 2022
HAIR LOSS SPRAY
ALRIGHT, THIS ONE’S A BIT OF A TOUCHY SUBJECT, BUT WE’RE GOING SOMEWHERE GOOD WITH IT - PROMISE!
So brace yourselves, because we’re about to talk about something that affects approximately half of all males by the age of 50… male-pattern hair loss, or the less wince-inducing ‘MPHL’, for the sake of our word count and our feelings.
MPHL usually starts as a receding hairline, thinning crown or a combination of both. It’s typically caused by genetics and circulating androgens (mainly dihydrotestosterone, or ‘DHT’ for short). Treatment for MPHL includes accepting you’re old and bald now, “jumping before you’re pushed” and shaving the whole sorry lot off, or getting down with various medications / hair transplant surgeries that may (or may not!) work.
Many people resort to unproven treatments, even the best of which can be completely useless considering that advanced hairloss can be resistant or unresponsive to therapies. Stating the bloody obvious here, too, but the psychological effects of MPHL - the irrefutable proof that our youth is making a hasty break for the back door - is a sledgehammer to our collective ego. It’s bs, frankly.
But we can sort it.
A lot of hairloss treatments on the market have one or two actives, actually effective ingredients. But because we love to flex our formulation muscles, we thought fu<k it! Let’s put in all of them. Our lab has honestly outdone itself, sent us a MASSIVE invoice and come up with this RD1 Anti-hairloss spray— an absolute weapon of a hair loss prevention and regeneration spray.
Now, you could be the sort of guy who simply takes our word for it, that this is the absolute best product we could make in 2021. Or you could be the sort of guy that’s suss on potential snake oil, the kinda guy who likes facts, stats, who wants to hold us accountable, do his research, scrutinise our INCI list and fact check the finer details.
You there, you suspicious bugger! Read on.
To understand how to successfully treat MPHL you need to first understand the cycle of hair and the four phases each strand goes through within its lifetime.
First up, we've got ANAGEN - the growth phase! Also the longest lasting, this is where each hair strand is firmly attached to the follicle, which is essentially its ‘root’ beneath your skin. Hair in this phase is living its best life, getting all the nourishment it needs from the blood vessels at the follicles base.
For our first trick we popped in some Capi-Secretys PC 1.00% - sourced from the stem cells of turmeric. This works by keeping the hair follicles in the anagen phase longer and out of the telogen phase. More on that MF, later!
We also chucked in a dash of Caffeine USP 0.30% - an antioxidant that improves the active growing phase of hair, providing intense capillary stimulation at the root of each follicle. This scalp stimulation not only grows healthier hair strands, but actively encourages new growth.
The next phase is CATAGEN, a short transitory period which pretty much signals the beginning of the end… ugh. Having exhausted its growing phase, hair follicles start to shrink before finally detaching from the dermal papilla. The hair strand is then cut off from the blood supply and the cells that promote growth.
With very little growth at all during this time, it is vital to nourish the hair strands so they don’t break or easily fall out. This is where DL-Panthenol USP 1.00% starts swinging its dick, its humectant-like moisturizing properties protecting the hair from dehydration, adhering each strand strongly to its cuticle and penetrating deep into the cortex of the hair shaft, bettering its resistance to mechanical stress.
Then there’s also Tego Cosmo C 100 0.50%, a naturally occurring amino acid derivative which rebuilds and strengthens hair structure from within, resulting in a decrease of fiber breakage.
The third phase is TELOGEN, where fully grown hair decides to have a rest. 10-15% of our hair is in this relaxed state at any given time, during which, it’s important to encourage new, successor hair to grow.
This is where big dogs Redensyl 3.00% and Capixyl 5.00% show up to the party. Redensyl is a synergistic blend of 4 molecules that target stem cells and human fibroblasts from the dermal papilla to improve hair density. Capixyl is an innovative and unique active complex of peptides and red clover extract that work in tandem to regenerate hair follicles by modulating levels of DHT and improving anchorage.
Together Capixyl and Redensyl are an absolute powerhouse, providing fuller, thicker and healthier hair.
The final phase is EXOGEN, and while goodbyes are always hard, this shedding phase is a real kick in the guts. In its terminal stage, hair is gradually loosened from the follicle before falling away completely. All is not lost, however, as our formulation will have done it’s job in reducing and preventing hair loss, all the while planting the seeds for new and healthy hair growth.
During this sombre time, Swertia Herb Extract BG100 0.30% and Orich-37 2.00% give that next growth period a giant kick up the arse, getting you back into the ANAGEN phase faster. With improved blood circulation to the scalp, new growth is turbo charged and the resulting hair is thicker and fuller.
All is not lost, see?
You’ve still got it..