Tell us more about magical ingredients, what’s the role of stems cells in revitalizing shampoo and hair loss prevention program?
Recent studies revealed that the stem cells at the origin of hair are in a sleeping state when hair fall off. However, in the presence of cell growth factor they can be awaken and give birth to new hair. It was also demonstrated that some plant stem cells extract can help human stem cells to maintain good health.
Therefore, plant stem cell extracts of apple, echinacea and buddleja davidii are used as magical ingredients in Valdoré Revitalizing shampoo and Hair Loss prevention Program. The extracts contain vegetable growth factor and studies showed that they help to maintain the hair stem cells in good health.
Are stem cells safe?
There are plant stem cell extracts used in Valdoré products. Plant stem cells are 100% safe for humans and it’s proven via extensive research. Yes, it’s still cutting-edge technology and many people mix it up with human stem cells therapy. The latter might be dangerous and therefore regulated in many countries, for example by Food & Drug Administration in the United States. On contrary plant stems cells are safe and used in a variety of cosmetic products today.
Please tell us more about key reasons for hair loss?
There are different reasons for hair loss or how it’s called scientifically - alopecia. Telogen effluvium usually happens 3 months after the cause and it might be driven by stress, childbirth and lactation, specific medications, diseases (e.g. diabetes, iron deficiency, etc.), diet and lack of nutrients (e.g. significant weight loss), hormonal alterations and menopause. Androgenic alopecia, widely spread among men, has genetic origins and usually results in thinning upper portion of scalp. Ageing is also of the key factor for hair loss, hair growth gets slower and hair fibers become thinner with age. Many other mostly medical reasons for alopecia exist. Depending on the type and stage of alopecia, it could be treated by cosmetic products, that are improving the health of scalp and hair.
How can cosmetic beauty products help decrease hair loss? Is it possible at all?
Of course it’s possible, but to do so, these products need to address key physiological causes of alopecia in hair and scalp. In my view, first of all, it should improve blood circulation in scalp for proper oxygen and nutrients supply to hair bulb. Secondly, it should slow down androgenic alopecia factor via reducing effect of 5-alpha reductase, which transforms testosterone into dihydrotestosterone. Thirdly, it should act to decrease matrix fibrosis around the bulb. Last but not least, it should improve hair keratinization with vitamins (e.g. biotin, vitamin B5, etc.) and other nutrients. This is exactly how we developed Valdore products with specific active ingredients which works against all these factors.
What’s your favorite product in Valdoré collection?
As a scientist I really like complexity of the formula and the latest innovation used in both Valdoré hair loss prevention program and revitalizing shampoo. However other products are great as well, each one helps in respective need. For example, in restoring conditioner there is a special patented UV-absorber which protects the hair from chemical changes induced by the sun's radiation. Special complex, which consists of only natural oils and extracts is used in Valdoré stimulating scalp serum to prevent and treat excessive hair loss. It’s 100% natural product, so effective that I recommend to use it between treatments of hair loss prevention programs. Valdoré repairing keratin oil has a complex formula with different vegetable oils which nourishes the hair without weighing them down, providing necessary keratin boost.