A common question we get asked is “What happens if my hair follicles are dead? Can I still regrow hair?”
To which the answer is always “YES!”
Hair follicles dying is actually a natural part of the hair growth cycle. In this blog post, we will dive into the different phases of this cycle, as well as show you how hair loss effects it.
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Unfortunately, hair loss affects all 3 of these phases.
As DHT shrinks your hair follicles, the anagen phase gets shorter and the telogen phase gets longer. This means that your hair follicles spend more time resting and less time growing. Eventually, the anagen phase can become so short that your hair follicles enter a semi-permanent state of the telogen phase, otherwise known as baldness.
Using Shapiro MD to “de-miniaturize” your hair follicles will cause the anagen phase to become longer and the telogen phase to become shorter once again. Time and consistency are the keys to success throughout this process, so be sure to stick with the program… especially after you start seeing results!
If you have severe hair loss and have added the Shapiro MD Regrowth Serum (5% minoxidil) to your daily routine, here’s a fun fact for you:
Minoxidil effectively causes your hair follicles to “jump” to the start of the anagen phase. This is why many report hair shedding when the first start using minoxidil. But know that this is only temporary, and remember the anagen phase is quite long and will get longer as you use Shapiro MD. So fear not if you use the Regrowth Serum and see your hair falling out – that’s OK, and that is an expected result. Keep up your regular use and within a few short months, you will be looking at a brand-new head of hair in the mirror!