Every product in the MONPURE range plays a special role in helping the scalp look and feel its best so your hair can flourish. But there was one serum that we started with which is particularly dear to the MONPURE family.
Our Follicle Boost Hair Density Serum targets an issue that many of us struggle with, hair thinning and hair loss – which affects 40% of women and 70% of men in their lifetime. But this doesn’t just happen as we age. Stress is a huge cause of hair loss. When we’re stressed we release a hormone called cortisol, which can affect our hair growth cycle (why the phrase “tearing one’s hair out” isn’t just a figure of speech!).
Thankfully once our stress levels return to normal so does our hair growth (the same goes for hair loss during pregnancy, once you’re no longer pregnant), but you still might want to use some products to speed up the process – one of the reasons our Follicle Boost Hair Density Serum was created in the first place.
The core of the MONPURE philosophy is that healthy hair starts with the scalp. And that is should be treated with as much care as the skin on our face – with the same ingredients that will keep the skin cells youthful and energised. Our scalps are prone to the same ageing deficiencies as the skin on our face, and an ageing scalp equals dull, thinning hair and an increase in shedding – which can spiral into hair loss if we’re not careful.
But then there are people who can go to the opposite extreme. We were shocked at the harsh chemicals and treatments people were resorting to, in a bid to combat hair loss. If your hair treatments are too strong, this can cause the scalp to product too much oil that will congest pores and make hair look thin and lank.
We’ve created a gentler, safer solution with our range, and our Follicle Boost Hair Density Serum was what started it all.
We wanted something that would really deliver results, yet not feel like paint stripper or cause irritation and be full of synthetic chemicals. So we settled on a special pumpkin seed extract, which our resident dermatologist Dr. Sue Ann Chan is a big fan of.
“Pumpkin seed extract is becoming more widely used in helping to treat hair loss,” she says. “Testosterone in our body produces a chemical called dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which in excess may cause hair loss in certain individuals. This chemical is released by an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase, which pumpkin seed extract helps to block. That’s what makes it effective in preventing hair loss, which is why it’s the star ingredient in MONPURE’s Follicle Boost Hair Density Serum.”
It also contains castor oil to ‘feed’ the scalp and stimulate blood flow which works to boost hair growth, while retinol and lactic acid exfoliate to sweep away any dead skin and debris that can block the pores and inhibit hair growth.
A few drops rubbed into your scalp every day (or every few days) should be enough to kick-start those follicles and you will probably start to see a reduction in hair loss and increased thickness within a few weeks of using it.