The Frame is the structure of the hair. It bears the load, promotes new growth, and keeps hair where it should be: in your head.
Once you have a strong foundation that will support healthy hair, the next step is to actually grow that hair. Just like how there is a certain way you need to build the frame of a house, there is a certain way you need to build healthy hair. In both cases, if built wrong, the frame will collapse. But if built correctly, it will stand sturdy.
Minoxidil is currently the only over-the-counter medicine that is FDA approved for treating hair loss.
Minoxidil increases blood flow to the scalp by dilating blood vessels. Recent studies show that it increases the enzyme ATP, which extends the hairs growth phase.
There is plenty of evidence to support the efficacy of minoxidil showing increased density and hair count.
Think of minoxidil as the beginning of building the frame. It helps grow new vellus hairs, which, with the right tools, can turn into healthy terminal hair.
If minoxidil is the screwdriver, derma rolling is the screw. They need each other to function effectively.
Derma rolling increases the absorption of minoxidil into the scalp. This study shows the increased effectiveness of minoxidil when used alongside derma rolling.
It stimulates the production of collagen, which leads to increased length of growth cycles and new hair growth. Also, by penetrating the dermal layer of the scalp, the body responds by sending blood to these areas, resulting in increased blood flow.
If you are going to use minoxidil, you need to derma roll.
Low level laser therapy is yet another very powerful tool.
FDA approved LLLT utilizes clinical strength lasers that shine between 600-1000 nanometers (the optimal wavelength for hair growth).
Laser helmets have been clinically proven to activate dormant hair follicles by providing them with ATP energy. This along with increased circulation in the scalp promotes strengthening of current hair follicles.
Minoxidil and derma rolling are the beginning of building the frame. New, weaker hair is grown. Then laser therapy puts the finishing touches on the frame, ensuring the hair will continue to get healthier and stronger.
Why is the frame important?
The way you grow your hair matters. Grow it right and your hair will be strong, sturdy, and healthy for years to come, grow it wrong and well...
Converts vellus hair into terminal hair. Bald patches on the temples and crown begin to fill in
Makes sure the hair is sturdy and won't fall out from being pulled or stretched
Allows hair to grow longer, thicker, and healthier
Growing healthy hair is not easy. It takes time, consistency, and dedication. You will not be able to grow the hair that you once had without the proper tools.