Did you know that the average person loses between 50 and 100 hairs from their head every single day? That might sound like a lot, but as a full head of hair will typically contain around 100,000 hairs, this rate of loss isn’t really enough to be noticeable.
If you’re suffering from sustained hair loss at a much greater rate, you’ll easily notice it around the plug hole after washing your hair, or through accumulation on your hair brush. That hair loss could be temporary or permanent, and could be caused by a wide variety of reasons:
- Physiological changes like extreme weight loss
- Medication side-effects, including through use of birth control pills
- Illnesses, like a fever, infectious disease, fungal and skin infections
- Surgical procedures and anaesthesia
- Trichotillomania (a mental disorder where hair is compulsively pulled)
- Hairstyles that pull hair back very tightly and damage follicles
- Use of styling products like colourings and bleaching agents
- Use of tools like blow dryers, hair straighteners and heated combs
Whatever the cause of your hair loss, it’s a perfectly normal reaction to want to do something about it. There are several different medical and surgical options you can take to address hair loss, but the vast majority come with various risks and hazards that can make them impractical or unsuitable for many cases:
These are typically creams or gels applied directly to the scalp, usually containing minoxidil. This ingredient can cause scalp irritation, and hair growth in areas adjacent to the intended target, such as your face or forehead. Additionally, hair loss can return to an even greater extent if the treatment is withdrawn, meaning it has to be used permanently.
Doctors can prescribe finasteride for male-pattern baldness, or corticosteroids like prednisone for conditions like alopecia areata. Both can generate hair growth, but also come with the risk of serious side effects. Finasteride can impair sexual function and diminish libido, and there may be a link between the drug and high-grade prostate cancer. Corticosteroids, meanwhile, work by reducing inflammation and suppressing the immune system, but can also cause glaucoma, cataracts, fluid retention and swelling in the lower legs, and high blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
Hair transplant or scalp reduction surgery are options for more serious cases of baldness, where a surgeon takes a piece of your scalp that has hair, and either folds it over a bald patch, or uses it to replace a bald patch which is removed. Surgery tends to be expensive, and comes with risks to general health, as well as patchy hair growth, bleeding, wide scars and infection.
All these solutions have one thing in common: they can help to restore your hair, but potentially at a price to your overall health and wellbeing. It’s because of this that the scientists at GZ Labs set out to create hair restoration treatments that are kinder to the skin and the body: Satura®.
The natural way:
The Satura® range of products uses only 100% natural ingredients including herbs, plants and rare seaweeds, which are then applied using a unique extracting system honed to perfection over several years. The efficacy of these hand-made products is supported by independent evidence published in medical journals, and each product carries individual toxicology certification.
Satura® products can be used to combat a variety of hair and scalp conditions, including:
● Severe hair loss
● Fungal infections of the scalp
● Poor condition of hair shafts
● Oily or greasy hair
● Static electricity
Thanks to Satura®, you can restore your hair to its former glory without making any sacrifices to your wider health. Take a look at our products today.