Hair Cycle FAQ's
Dear Dr. Cole, What are the advantages to using Hair Cycle Shampoo?
Hair Cycle Shampoo contains no harsh chemicals that strip your hair of its natural shine. When used in conjunction with the specially formulated Hair Cycle Conditioner, the line buffers the lubricating fatty acid layer on the outer sheath of hair follicles. Your treated hair is then less susceptible to building an electrostatic charge, leaving it full-bodied in appearance throughout the day.
You have mentioned in previous questions that Hair Cycle Shampoo contains “natural” ingredients. What harm is there in other products that contain chemicals? Aren’t they in place for my benefit as a consumer?
Well, you raise an interesting question. Yes, the degreasing chemical (sodium lauryl sulfate) in most commercial shampoos can certainly be an asset, but only under extreme conditions. Shark experts have found that this component severely agitates the creature’s sensitive gill filaments causing it to “freak out.” Assuming you are not an avid deep-sea diver, however, repeated use of this harsh astringent would rid your hair of the natural oils necessary for adequate volume and shine.
If the Hair Cycle Shampoo does not contain sodium lauryl sulfate then how can I know it will clean my hair thoroughly?
Hair Cycle Shampoo contains biotin to improve the metabolism of scalp oils while strengthening hair. Additionally, Hair Cycle is formulated with tea tree oil and grapefruit seed extract that serve as natural antimicrobial agents. You can be certain that your hair will be clean and healthy after using Hair Cycle.
Hello. i am receiving a hair transplant in 2 days and wanted to know when do i use the biotin spray? Is it immediately after im finished or do i use the saline spray my doctor gives me first?
biotin can be used during the surgery and immediately after the procedure. A light mist should be applied every hour while awake. One should not apply the product too liberally. One does not want the product applied so heavily that it drips down on their forehead. Apply a light mist only to the grafted area and even the donor area if you like.
You can use the saline spray until you receive your order of Biotin or you can use Biotin spray instead of the saline spray.
I have a 2 year old bottle half used haircycle biotin spray from a previous hair transplant. I just got another hair transplant and I am wondering if it is still safe to use or has it expired?
Hair cycle biotin spray should be effective and safe to use for two years if kept in normal room conditions during that time. If you leave it in extreme cold or heat, then the life span will be less. In that your bottle is already 2 years old, you might want to buy a new bottle. You might consider the smaller travel size bottle since you used only 1/2 your bottle last time. With the biotin spray, you need to apply only a light mist. You do not need to soak your scalp such that it drips down your forehead. The latter is too heavy of an application.
I would like to know if its safe to use your products if I am not actually suffering from hair loss? I have not been diagnosed with such a condition nor do I believe I am shedding more hair than I normally should. However, I do think my hair in general is not as thick and does not grow as long as it used to in my younger years. I am 34. I was wondering if I used your shampoo and conditioner if that would help thicken my hair and let it grow longer? And would it be safe to use if I am not suffering from medically diagnosed hair loss
All Haircycle products are made from natural ingredients that are completely safe unless you know that you are allergic to one or more of the ingredients. Topical allergies can occur in anyone. Some people are even allergic to the coins in their pockets or the elastic in their underwear. Of course such allergies are extremely uncommon including those to the ingredients in Haircycle products.
Haircycle products are specifically formulated to promote longer hair. We feel they may increase the duration of anagen, but they also could increase the rate of hair growth. While Haircycle products are specifically formulated to help those with hair coverage, there is no evidence that they reduce hair loss or reverse hair loss due to male pattern baldness. Haircycle products are very healthy for you scalp and hair. They are safe for all individuals to use and much healthier for your scalp than the majority of shampoos that contain chemical ingredients that are man made rather than natural.
Hello, I am a hair transplant patient. I had ~2300 FUE grafts done about a week ago. I love the Biotin spray, it's helping the healing process along, but I have a few questions about it:
1) On my forehead and the scalp area outside of where the grafts are, the skin seems to be peeling slightly, as if after a sunburn. I'm assuming this is because the Biotin spray promotes shedding of dead skin? Just want to make sure this is normal.
2) After all of my scabs are gone, how long should I continue to use the Biotin spray? I have read that it helps with the redness and also makes the grafts more healthy, so continued use makes sense...I just don't know for how long. And if so, I'm assuming I should decrease my usage from once an hour?
3) Does the biotin spray have any benefit for for other areas of my scalp where the hair is thinning, but did not receive any grafts, such as my crown?
We have noticed that Biotin spray can produce some skin peeling affects, as well. The skin peeling is really a form of a chemical peel. We first noticed that this occurs in some patients about 4 or 5 years ago. We found that the peeling left a younger, fresh layer of skin under the skin that peels. This is highly advantageous and something that many people pay thousands of dollars to achieve. You are getting younger skin at no additional cost. That is one of the advantages of Biotin spray. We were so excited about this that we made a version in a skin cream form that also helps to produce younger skin We never marketed it to the public, but many staff members have been very happy with this low cost, chemical peel that results in younger looking skin.
You may continue to use the Biotin spray until it is gone. It is very healthy for the grafts. We have not done any research into whether Biotin spray helps improve your thinning hair. We are precluded from discussing any affects on hair growth due to limitations imposed by the FDA. Therefore, there is no advantage to studying this.
Does hair cycle shampoo and condintioner makes yor hair to shed? Are they safe?
Yes, they are safe. Cosmetics and hair care products do not go through the rigorous scientific tests to "prove" safety and efficacy (effectiveness) that drugs do, but all the ingredients in Haircycle are what is called "GRAS", which means "generally regarded as safe". This is a way that the governmental and regulatory agencies have of stating that these ingredients have been in general use for some time and problems have not been seen, and the manufacturing and scientific community at large accepts their use without reservation.
This is the only way that we would have used ANY of these ingredients.
There is a possibility that the ingredients in the shampoo and
conditioner may cause temporary shedding. The shedding is a sign that
the products are functioning properly by pushing the telogen
(non-growing) hairs out of the follicles to make way for the new hair.
I need the proper shampoo and conditioner for my hair type.
We recommend you a well balanced diet or vitamins that are essential not only to prevent hair loss, but also to promote healthy hair. Hair Cycle products are designed and formulated to nourish hair and allow the hair optimum health. Hair cycle are designed for all types of hair because they are free of harsh chemicals, and use safe natural ingredients that thoroughly cleanse the hair without unnecessary lathering. Natural ingredients combine to prevent premature hair loss and increase hair growth by supplying hair follicles with essential nutrients.
Hair Cycle is a line of Hair care products that were developed by physicians that look different things that address hair loss in the general population as the process involve. These products are natural, effective and attack hair loss process for many different angles:
Is hair clycle like the nioxin? Meaning if you stop using the hair cycle, what new hair that you've grown while using the hair cycle, u will loose it if you stop using hair cycle. Thanks
Hair Cycle does not grow new hair and neither does Nioxin. It is probable that Nioxin stimulates anagen much like Hair Cycle products do. If you cease using Hair Cycle products, you can expect the anagen duration to decrease. This will not cause hair loss by itself. Rather, the hairs will resume their shorter anagen duration and enter the resting phase in a shorter period of time. If the growing or anagen phase decreases in time, the hairs will enter the resting phase sooner. Each hair has only a finite number of growth cycles. If the growth cycles become shorter, the hairs will have a shorter life span and you will loose them sooner. Therefore, you want to stay on Hair Cycle products for as long as possible to stimulate longer growth periods. This will help to insure that your hair stays on your head longer and off of your pillow. Imagine that you could apply something that will increase your own life span. If you ceased applying it, you would die sooner. Would you cease applying it? You will not loose the hair that Hair Cycle stimulates. You will only cause the hair to fall out sooner and have a shorter life span.
I'm currently using your shampoo with anagen stimulators - for almost 2 weeks now. I've actually noticed that my hair seems to be getting thinner after starting this product. I was just wondering if there is a "normal" shedding period or if I should stop using this product.
Anagen stimulation can occur at many points along the life cycle of a hair. Hairs are always either growing or resting. When a new hair begins to grow, it pushes the old resting, non-growing hair out. This process is much like how an adult tooth pushes out the baby tooth and eventually replaces the temporary tooth with a permanent tooth. Hair, is different than teeth in that hairs have multiple cycles, while teeth have only two. Your thinning may be an indication that the Hair Cycle is stimulating anagen. Stimulation of anagen will result in multiple new hair cycles that push the old, resting, non-growing hairs out. This scenario would be a clear indication that you are responding to Hair Cycle in a very positive manner.
A. Hair Cycle products have Natural Ingredients for Healthier Hair.
In fact styling, chemical treatments, and everyday care can be hard on hair. That's why safe, gentle Hair Cycle products include natural ingredients that help build and nourish hair to improve flexibility, shine, and volume. Unlike other products that use harsh chemicals, preservatives, lathering agents, and degreasers, Hair Cycle products are formulated to protect the hair and scalp, restoring the natural vitality of your hair.
Everyone loses hair. In fact, losing around 100 hairs a day is a natural part of the hair growth cycle. But at some point, many people experience excessive hair loss. Whether it's triggered by hormonal imbalance, stress, medication, exposure to chemicals, nutritional deficiency, thyroid or skin disease or even childbirth or birth control pills, loss occurs.
In most cases, it is a temporary situation, but sometimes this loss can be permanent. Male pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia) is the most common form of hair loss in men, and it is permanent. Fortunately, medications and hair care products can be used to manage hair loss.