Hair is indeed the crowning glory of man or woman. In most cultures a thick head of hair is equated to the virility of a man and the child-bearing abilities of a woman. So it comes as no surprise when people are in a panic whenever signs of hair loss begin to show themselves. With the number of products aiming to take a portion of the hair loss industry it has now become difficult to weed out the real McCoy from the snake oil salesman’s products.
Ultrax Labs Hair Lush Caffeine Thickening Treatment Formula Serum has been designed with break through innovation technology to encourage hair growth while preventing hair loss. The company designed this product to bring out the best in your hair, making it fuller, darker and just basically the best head of hair your mane has ever hoped to be.
What separates Ultrax Laboratories Hair Lush Serum from the crowd?
The company does make some pretty bold claims. They claim to be able to instantly thicken hair, jumpstart hair follicle activity to add fullness and body to thinning hair and speeding up hair growth. So how does this little miracle worker actually work?
Ultrax Labs Hair Lush Serum’s main active ingredient is caffeine. Yes, caffeine. And like espresso for your scalp, the serum promises to wake up “sleeping” cells. Before we move on to how awesome this product is for hair loss, let us first explore the factors that lead to hair loss.
First off, hair loss is normal. The average human being loses anywhere from 50 to 100 strands everyday. It is when the hair loss is excessive or the hair is not so readily replenished once it is lost that apparent hair loss occurs. A variety of factors may cause hair loss. It may be caused by heredity, hormonal changes, stress, medical conditions like skin infections in the scalp and it may even be caused by some types of medications. However, the most common reason for hair loss is hereditary. For those whose hair loss seems fated by genetics, gradual hair loss may even start as early as puberty in both men and women. Hereditary hair loss is often caused by dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Dihydrotestosterone is an androgen hormone that is present in both men and women. This hormone, when found in excessive amounts tends to target hair follicles, making them smaller and smaller until the hairs they produce no longer even make it out of the skin layer.
So how is any of this relevant to the review? Well, like we mentioned above, Ultrax Labs Hair Lush Serum’s main ingredient is caffeine a chemical more commonly associated with waking you up in the morning that has been found to actually positively impact hair regrowth. A 2007 study conducted by the International Journal of Dermatology, it was found that caffeine significantly boosted hair length growth by 33 to 40 percent. That’s a huge number if you’ve been trying to grow your hair for years without any luck. What’s more, it has been found to actually help regulate the activity of DHT. This means that not only does caffeine encourage hair growth, it actually gets to the root of the problem by preventing further shrinkage or miniaturization of hair follicles. To add to that, the study found effects in as little as 24 hours.
The only catch 22 to all these benefits is that you would need to drink up to 60 cups of coffee every day to see any improvement at all with your hair. No need to fret though, as applying it topically seems to be more effective and require far less coffee.
How to properly use the serum?
The serum may be applied onto the hair during any time of the day. It is not sticky so you can even use it during the day time. Most users recommend using it after using the Ultrax Shampoo and Conditioner set. It’s great for leaving on the hair because it makes your hair soft and shiny.
To apply: pump a pea sized amount onto your palms. Warm it up by rubbing it in between your palms and then slowly massage it onto your scalp and slowly working your way to the tips of your hair.
The pros and cons of Ultrax Laboratories Hair Lush Serum
- Research backs up the brands claims about caffeine being effective against hair loss.
- The product leaves your hair feeling soft and silky. Not only is it encouraging hair growth it also ensures the health of your growing hair.
- The serum is lightweight so you can use it any time of day and not worry about feeling icky about it. The lightweight formula also means that no harmful residues are left on the scalp that may hinder hair regrowth.
- A little goes a long long way.
- It actually smells nice.
- Admittedly, at $50 per bottle for such a small amount of formula, it is a bit expensive.
- May not be that effective against hair loss caused by fungal infection to the scalp. If you suspect your scalp has fungal infection, discontinue use of the product and consult a dermatologist immediately.
Where does that leave us?
If the positive reviews all over Amazon.com are any indication, this product does not disappoint. Yes, it does cost a pretty penny but so does a hair transplant and the serum doesn’t cause that much pain. What we really enjoyed about the product other than how effective it turned out to be was the fact that it made hair so much healthier.
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