FAQs

General Information

  • What are the different types of hair loss?
    • There are numerous forms of hair loss (alopecia), which can affect hair anywhere on the body. All forms of alopecia differ in causation (etiology) and severity, which can only be diagnosed by a medical provider. 

      Alopecia can be subdivided into two main categories: non-scarring and scarring. The most common type of non-scarring hair loss is known as androgenic alopecia, or simply male and female pattern hair loss. Androgenic alopecia is a common type of hair loss, affecting approximately 50% of men and 15% of women. The main culprits behind androgenic hair loss are thought to be factors such as genetics and hormones, including the infamous DHT.  

      Telogen effluvium is an additional form of non-scarring alopecia that arises from a shift in one's natural hair growth cycle towards a cycle with a shorter anagen (growth) phase and longer telogen (shedding) phase. Telogen effluvium may result from different factors such as an underlying illness, improper nutrition, or certain medications. 

      Alopecia areata can affect hair all types of hair, from the hair on your head to the hair on your body. When it affects a specific portion of the body it is referred to as alopecia areata, but when it begins to affect an entire site (bald patches) it is referred to as alopecia totalis. Furthermore, when the whole body is affected it is called alopecia universalis. As of now the exact biological mechanisms behind alopecia areata are not fully understood but research indicates it is the result of autoimmunity. 

      Traumatic alopecia, similar to traction alopecia, results from repetitive tension placed on the hair shaft and follicle. More common in children it can result from hair pulling or hairstyles that exert strain on the hair for prolonged periods. 

      All the above are forms are classified as non-scarring, and comprise the majority of hair loss cases. Scarring hair loss is collectively known as cicatricial alopecia and composed of less common forms of hair loss. Although all differing in etiology all forms of cicatricial alopecia result in a hair follicle that is irreversibly destroyed and replaced by scar tissue.

  • What are the differences between male and female hair loss?
    • Androgenic alopecia occurs more commonly in males than in females, affecting approximately 50% of men and 15% of women. It results from a combination of both genetics and hormones.

      The classic male pattern hair loss starts above the temples and at the vertex leaving a characteristic M-shaped hairline. It rarely progresses to complete baldness and leaves hair at the sides and back of the head intact.Female pattern hair loss causes diffuse thinning of hair over time without a recession of the hairline.

      The female pattern hair loss causes diffuse thinning of hair without a recession of the hairline.

  • Can the Hair Growth products help with all types of hair loss?
    • Scandinavian Biolabs’ growth products can assist with early-stage non-scarring hair loss. Unfortunately, our products are unable to assist with regrowth in individuals who have been diagnosed with irreversible scarring hair loss or cicatricial alopecia

      Preliminary research suggests that Scandinavian Biolabs products help to stimulate hair follicle functionality while priming both the scalp and hair towards a state of optimal growth.

  • Will a dry scalp result in hair thinning?
    • When dry hair becomes brittle it is more prone to breakage and splitting, resulting in split or dead ends. In turn, this could result in thinner appearing hair.

      Dandruff can be caused by multiple factors, including a dry scalp.  Although dandruff itself is not a cause of hair loss, pruritus, or the sensation of itch, may lead to continuous scratching and picking of the scalp, in turn, damaging hair follicles.

      Which Scandinavian Biolabs products can help with dry scalp and hair?

      Check out our Hair Strength & Recovery Bundle in the products section.

      The Hair Strength Shampoo helps to soothe dry scalp with naturally derived moisturizing agents, while the Hair Recovery Conditioner aims to protect the hair shaft from external factors, protecting the integrity of damaged hair.

  • What are the different stages of the hair growth cycle?
    • For a comprehensive description of the hair growth cycle be sure to check out our science page! In short, the hair growth cycle consists of four key stages of hair growth. Although each phase consists of multiple transition phases the four main stages are often referred to as the growth phase (anagen), regression phase (catagen) and quiescence/resting phase (telogen), and shedding phase (exogen). In healthy individuals, approximately 90 percent of all the hairs on your head are in the growth phase (anagen).

  • Is it normal to experience an increase in hair loss during the initial application period?
    • It is quite common for there to be a provisional increase in hair loss during the initial application period for the Hair Growth products. It is a normal response which should not last longer than a few weeks.

      The reason for a slight increase is due to hair follicles reverting back to its normal stasis when inflammation subsides. When hair follicles are inflamed, the hair bulb swells leading to poor development of hair shafts and weak root anchorage. When this inflammation subsides, the hair bulb reverts to it normal stasis, weakening the already poor anchorage of hair roots lounged in the follicle. They become loosened and are prone to falling out.

      Since the hair follicles are no longer inflamed, when new hair develop and become established, there is a healthier environment to grow stronger, healthier strands and maintain more durable anchorage to become less prone to shedding.

  • Are there any associated side effects?
    • Following our clinical evaluation of the primary active ingredient, Curcuma longa, there were no reported side effects. It is important to note that both the Vanillyl Butyl Ether and the eucalyptus oil have sensitizing properties. We are aware of a described ‘tingling’ or ‘burning’ sensation upon application of the hair growth serum, which is considered a normal reaction when using the serum. 

      The intensity varies depending on the individual, ranging from minimal notability to irritability. Most cases are mild, but in some cases, redness and tenderness may occur. If experiencing any additional side effects discontinue use and consult a medical professional. Please report any additional side effects to our customer support team. 

      Before beginning a new hair growth regime we always advise customers to consult a medical professional, along with checking our ingredients page to assure you have no known allergies to any of the ingredients.

  • Can the serum be used alongside other hair growth products?
    • Yes, it is possible to use the serum alongside other hair care products. However, it is important to state that Scandinavian Biolabs is not aware of the function, drug interactions, ingredients, nor effects of any external products.

      While Scandinavian Biolabs products work best together, it cannot be claimed with definitiveness whether Scandinavian Biolabs and external products hamper/supplement each other's effects.

      If ever in doubt, please consult an accredited healthcare professional.

  • Does the progress disappear after discontinuing the products?
    • Unfortunately, there is currently no known cure for alopecia. Similar to nearly all hair growth products on the market, once the products are discontinued, the hair integrity will regress to its former stasis before the products were applied and the progress will fade away.

      In order to sustain any hair growth and maintenance, the products need to be used continuously as prescribed for as long as the they bring value and provide benefits to the user.

  • What is the difference between the men's and women's products?
    • Since there are no DHT-blockers in the Bio-Pilixin® formula, there is no distinct difference between the men's and women's products. Each gender can use all products interchangeably with similar effects to their hair growth and care treatment without any harm.

  • Why is sulfate, silicone, and paraben bad for the hair?
    • Currently under maintenance...

  • Can a derma roller be used to complement the application of the Hair Growth Serum?
    • A derma roller can be used to assist in complementing the serum. It has been suggested that derma rolling can lead to enhanced skin penetration, allowing a serum or active ingredient to penetrate deeper into the skin or scalp over topical application.

  • Can hairstyling oil, gel, and/or wax be used after applying the Hair Growth Serum?
    • As long as the serum has naturally dried, it is appropriate to apply any hairstyling oil, gel, and/or wax to help improve style, form, or texture for the hair. It takes on average between 20-40 seconds for the serum to naturally dry.

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