What's the best cure for hair growth?

In a world where appearance is everything, having dense, shiny hair is often seen as a sign of beauty, health and youth. However, various factors such as stress, genetics and external aggressions can affect hair growth and health. Faced with hair loss or slow growth, many people are looking for effective, natural solutions to stimulate hair growth. Find out all our advice on choosing the best cure for hair growth.

Why do we lose hair?

The hair loss Hair loss is a natural phenomenon that everyone experiences to varying degrees throughout their lives. On average, a person can lose between 50 and 100 hairs a day. However, when hair loss becomes excessive or persistent, it's natural to be concerned. There are a number of reasons for this.

The hair cycle

Every hair goes through phases of growth, rest and then loss. The anagen phase is the growth phase, which lasts from 2 to 7 years. It is followed by the catagen phase, a transitional phase lasting a few weeks, and then by the telogen phase, during which the hair falls out. A disturbance in this cycle can lead to premature falls.

The genetic factor

Androgenetic alopecia, or hereditary baldness, is the most common form of hair loss. It is influenced by genes and hormones and manifests itself as a progressive thinning of the hair, in both men and women.

Hormonal imbalances

Hormonal changes, such as those that occur during pregnancy, the menopause or due to thyroid problems, can affect hair growth.

Stress or emotional shock

Stressful or traumatic events can trigger diffuse alopecia telogen, where a large number of hairs go into a resting phase simultaneously, leading to massive hair loss a few months later.

Good to know: A lack of essential nutrients such as iron, protein or biotin can affect hair health. Certain medications, treatments such as chemotherapy or illnesses such as lupus can also cause hair loss. Finally, excessive use of chemical treatments (perming, colouring, straightening, etc.), pulled hairstyles or the use of heated styling tools can damage the hair and scalp.

To understand the exact cause of an individual's hair loss, it is advisable to turn to a professional experienced in this type of problem. The Centre Clauderer specialises in natural treatments for hair loss and scalp problems. Get your diagnosis We can also provide you with an anti-hair loss treatment, depending on your hair's specific needs.

Which food supplements should I choose to help my hair grow?

Horsetail

Horsetail is an ancient plant that has been used for centuries in traditional medicine for a variety of indications. Rich in minerals, particularly silica, horsetail is often recommended for improving the health of hair, skin and nails.

Silica helps strengthen hair. It improves hair texture, making it less likely to break. Although scientific evidence is limited, it is thought that horsetail may stimulate hair growth thanks to its high silica content and selenium, a mineral essential for healthy hair.

Horsetail can be taken as an herbal tea, in capsules or used as an ingredient in hair care products.

Biotin

Biotin (vitamin B8) is one of the water-soluble vitamins in the B group. It plays an essential role in converting certain nutrients into energy for the body and also contributes to the health of the skin, nails and hair. Often recommended to support hair growth, it contributes to the production of keratin, a protein that forms the main structure of hair.

Several studies have shown that biotin deficiency can lead to hair loss, although this is rare in today's diets. Biotin is found in a variety of foods, including egg yolks, nuts (such as almonds), legumes (such as lentils), avocados, bananas and mushrooms. There are also a multitude of biotin supplements designed to strengthen hair, skin and nails.

Brewer's yeast

Brewer's yeast is a food supplement known for its benefits to the health of the skin, nails and, in particular, the hair. It is a natural source of vitamins, minerals and proteins, which can help strengthen and improve hair texture. Brewer's yeast is a natural source of B vitamins, particularly biotin. It also contains minerals such as zinc, selenium and iron, which are crucial for hair growth and strength.

Brewer's yeast can be taken in tablet, capsule or flake form. It can also be added to smoothies, cereals or other foods.

Good to know: some people may experience side effects such as bloating or gas. If you are intolerant or allergic to yeast, it is best to avoid it.

What is the best treatment for growing hair?

The best cure for grow hair depends largely on each person's individual needs. Nevertheless, any product designed to stimulate hair growth must target the hair follicles. The hair follicle is a skin structure that produces and houses the hair. As a result, the effectiveness of an anti-hair loss shampoo can be questioned, as it generally only cleanses the scalp and hair superficially.

To strengthen hair by stimulating regrowth, we recommend using products that act subcutaneously, i.e. that penetrate the epidermis. To act directly on the hair follicles, you can use serums enriched with anti-hair loss ingredients. Depending on the degree of hair loss, you can opt for a variety of serums, such as Serum N°6R or Serum N°7R, formulated by the Centre Clauderer. The Activ'Croissance serum, designed specifically by the Centre Clauderer to meet the particular needs of Afro and mixed-race hair, can also be part of your hair routine.

To look after your hair and encourage growth, it's essential to choose products that are suited to your hair type, avoid external aggressors such as excessive heat or over-frequent chemical treatments, and eat a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals. What's more, a regular scalp massage can stimulate blood circulation, promoting better nutrition of the hair follicle.

Jean-François Cabos

Jean-François Cabos is the creator of a unique hair care method based on the research he coordinated, which led to the publication of the book "Cheveux, Racines de Vie" with Hélène Clauderer by Robert Laffont (Collection "Réponses/ Santé").

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