What is HotFlux and Does it Help Hair Growth?

January 27, 2019 | Written by Kathy Watson

When you use our Activating Serum, you will know it’s working when you feel the tingling sensation of root activation. This warm tingling is caused by HotFlux, a scientific component specially formulated to nourish and protect the scalp while mitigating hair loss and thinning.

What is HotFlux?

HotFlux (vanillyl butyl ether) enhances microcirculation to improve delivery of nutrients and hormones to hair papilla—the blood vessels at the root of each follicle. Increasing the nutrients at the hair root stimulates blood vessels connected to the hair follicle and improves stem cell differentiation. This process induces the anagen (growth) phase in resting hair follicles and strengthens strands by stimulating the proliferation and differentiation of the cells at the base of each follicle. While inducing the anagen phase, HotFlux simultaneously decreases the number of hairs in the telogen (resting) phase, mitigating hair loss and thinning.

HotFlux and Hair Growth

This increased blood flow also gives HotFlux its anti-inflammatory property. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a common cause of inflammation and hair loss. When testosterone is converted to DHT by an enzyme called 5ɑ-reductase, it attacks and shrinks hair follicles, interrupting the growth cycle and resulting in thinner, shorter strands. HotFlux reduces the conversion of testosterone to DHT, allowing hair to complete its natural cycle and preventing harmful inflammation. HotFlux can even mitigate the effects of inflammation caused by pollution, which suppresses the proliferation of epithelial cells, resulting in hair loss.

From the moment you feel the warming sensation relaxing your scalp, you will know HotFlux is at work ensuring proper blood flow to each strand and regulating the hair growth cycle. Which of these attributes are you most excited about? We’d love to hear your thoughts about this exciting formula.

About Kathy Watson

Over her 10-year career as a journalist, Kathy has worked as a columnist and reporter for both print magazines and digital publications. She started as a beat reporter for her college newspaper covering biosciences and general science. Kathy holds a B.A. in political science. Reviewed by Collective Laboratories' Medical Advisory Board

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