Minoxidil, by far the most popular hair loss treatment in the US, encourages hair growth through a far different mechanism.
It’s effective for only about 40percent of people.
Proponents of the topical ointment claim it widens blood vessels and identical pathways to allow more oxygen and proteins to reach the follicles and stimulate hair growth. In humans, any hair has its own pattern of growing, resting, and shedding, unlike most animals. Then, in human hair, every follicle cycles at its own individual rate as opposed to most animals, where these cycles change with the season, and all hairs are in identical part of the cycle at identical time. So there’re three hair cycles growth.
That’s why animals grow a thicker coat in the fall and shed most in the spring and why human beings do not shed. Other hair loss treatments follow a similar logic, with that said, this may sound crazy. Actually, frequent scalp massages meant to stimulate the scalp are also believed by some to regrow hair.
Actually the loss of hair is a natural phenomenon in all ‘hair baring’ animals that normally occurs throughout the hair growth cycle.
So it’s estimated that most individuals lose about 100 scalp hairs over a 24/7 7 period.