Hair loss can be caused by many different things, two of which are stress and hair loss. How do I know that? Because I’ve been there. Currently, I am there.
The first time around was due to a medication. There seemed to be more and more hair coming out when I towel-dried and combed it out after a shower. I could notice a difference in the volume of my hair, and when I went to my doctor about it, she switched my medication. That didn’t mean the problem was solved, though. It took a little while for the hair to stop shedding, and even longer for the hair to start growing back. And then, just when it was really obvious to me that the hair was growing back nicely, I started losing my hair again, this time due to stress.
Stress-related hair loss often manifests itself 6 to 12 weeks after the stressful event that triggered it. The stress causes hair follicles to simultaneously enter a “resting” stage, and hair will stop growing and a large amount of hair may be shed. The good news is that the hair often does grow back. The bad news is, it can take a while, and sometimes you need products to nudge your hair and its follicles back in the right direction. Bosley Professional Strength’s products for women are among the best you can use to jump-start this regrowth.
The product line’s nourishing shampoo feels tingly and smells slightly minty. It feels invigorating on the scalp, which is exactly what it’s supposed to be, as part of its job is to recondition hair and rejuvenate the scalp. This sulfate-free shampoo contains Saw Palmetto, which helps promote healthy follicles; soy amino acids, which can restore strength and volume to hair; plankton extract guards against breakage and other forms of hair damage; and pentapeptides help stimulate the production of keratin protein, which strengthens hair’s roots. The shampoo lathers up well, helps remove toxins like DHT (which contributes to thinning hair), and rinses out easily; this product should be used alongside the line’s Volumizing Conditioner. The conditioner doesn’t weigh even the finest hair down. Like the shampoo, the conditioner also contains pentapeptides, plankton extract, and soy amino acids, among other good-for-your-hair ingredients.
Bosley Professional Strength’s products for women also includes a follicle energizer that can be massaged into areas on the scalp that have thinning hair. The product contains scalp activators that can help raise follicle energy levels; pentapeptides; algae extract to reduce DHT; and apple stem cells extract to help support healthy hair function. The product should be massaged into the scalp well; if not, you risk looking like you have a tiny bit of dandruff, as the product can flake off a bit when it dries. This is easily avoided by rubbing it into the scalp well and not concentrating too much of it on any one area. You may notice a bit of skin redness on the areas to which you’ve applied the product; this is normal and temporary.
The product line also includes a dietary supplement to support healthy hair. Suggested dosage is 1 to 2 tablets daily (there are 60 tablets per bottle). The supplements contain vitamins, minerals, amino acids and herbs that can help build protein and promote stronger, healthier hair. One serving of these supplements contains 100% of your recommended daily dose of biotin, which is essential for reducing shedding and making your hair healthier overall.
When trying to treat thinning hair, it’s important to remember that there aren’t immediate solutions or immediate results. This just adds to the frustration of losing your hair in the first place. If you start using these Bosley products, you won’t see immediate results tomorrow; that’s just the nature of the problem of hair loss. But what you will likely see, over time, is improvement. From my experience, I noticed a decrease in shedding after I had been consistently using the Bosley products for over a week; I expect that more consistent use will yield even better results.
Bosley Professional Strength’s products for women are not designed to provide a quick fix for hair loss, but instead provide a long-term regimen that can help you strengthen hair and follices while promoting regrowth. It can aid in decreasing hair shedding and also help to provide the hair with the optimal environment in which to regrow.
Each day when I flat-iron my hair, I remember how, just a few months ago, I was putting much bigger handfuls of hair through the iron–and many more handfuls than I do now. While this makes me kinda sad when I think about it, using Bosley Professional Strength’s products for women make me realize that there are truly excellent products to help me along the way, and that it’s going to take time for the hair loss to be fully resolved. At least in the meantime, I can take comfort in knowing I’m doing all that I can to treat the hair loss using the highest-quality products available.
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