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Do Hair Growth Serums Really Work?

Hair loss comes in many forms and is a natural process. Hair growth serum can stimulate the scalp and help strong new hair growth.
Updated: November 9, 2022
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Did you know you lose about 100 hairs a day? Hair loss is a natural process that accelerates as we get older. However, if you notice a few more hairs stuck in the hairbrush than usual, you may want to look into hair growth serums.

What can cause hair loss?

Hair loss can be caused by many different things, and not everyone will experience them in the same way.

Here are some of the most common reasons why people experience hair loss.

Genetics

This one is pretty simple. If you are genetically predisposed to hair loss, there’s not really much you can do about it. Your DNA determines basically everything about your hair, skin, and other physical features.

Shedding

Your hair can undergo seasonal shedding. This means at certain points during the year, your hair removes unhealthy strands to make room for new ones to grow. This is a natural process but can give the impression you are losing more hair than you actually are.

Heat damage

Using hot styling tools like straighteners and curling irons on a regular basis can damage and weaken the hair, making it more likely to suffer breakage and fall out. Again, this can vary depending on the person, but you should always use these styling products in moderation.

How hair growth serum can help

It’s important to clarify that simply applying a hair serum won’t magically make luscious locks sprout from the scalp. However, consistently using an effective growth serum will create the right conditions for healthy hair to grow.

As the serum is massaged into the scalp, a few things begin to happen. Firstly, the dead skin cells that have accumulated on the surface of the scalp are removed. This unblocks pores and refreshes the area. Next, blood circulation is improved thanks to the combination of the massaging movements and the active ingredients inside the serum. All of this creates a fertile environment that helps to stimulate strong and nourishing hair growth.

Final word

Hair growth serum isn’t a miracle formula that will reverse genetic hair loss, but it can be a great foundational tool to keep your scalp and existing hair as healthy as possible. We love it.

We’d recommend experimenting with hair serum for a couple of months to see whether it is suitable for you and your hair.

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