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The function behind Spikecap is based on research studies from MGH (Massachusetts General Hospital) and the US National Library of Medicine

It is clear that increased blood flow leads to a stagnation of hair loss and a contribution to regrowth and improved quality. Although hair loss can be due to a number of different causes, increased nutrient uptake, in all cases, is considered to have a positive effect on the hair. Spikecap is a natural way to curb hair loss completely without chemicals or other, for the body, harmful substances.

Blood vessels hold the secret to thicker hair

Boston – February 14, 2001 – Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have been able to grow hair faster and thicker on mice thanks to a protein that promotes blood vessel growth in their skin. The mouse hair follicles – while no greater in number than those of normal mice – are individually bigger. Collectively, they increase the total volume of hair by 70 percent, the MGH research team reports in the Feb. 19 Journal of Clinical Investigation.

If the protein has the same powers in humans, it could lead to the first angiogenic therapy for male pattern baldness. “In male pattern hair loss, it’s not that the follicles are gone. They’re just miniature follicles,” says Michael Detmar, MD, associate professor of dermatology at MGH and lead author on the study. “If anyone could find a way to make the follicles bigger, men might grow hair again.” The discovery that increasing blood flow to the scalp helps stave off baldness may be old news to many barbers. For years, they have been advising clients to massage their scalps as way of stimulating circulation and hair growth.

A few scientific studies have suggested that people with hair loss may have fewer blood vessels. But no one had actually measured how closely blood vessel growth is correlated with hair growth, or what might cause scalp vessels to grow in the first place.

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Scalp massage results in thicker hair

In this study, we evaluated the effect of scalp massage on hair in Japanese males and the effect of stretching forces on human dermal papilla cells in vitro.

Nine healthy men received 4 minutes of standardized scalp massage per day for 24 weeks using a scalp massage device. Total hair number, hair thickness, and hair growth rate were evaluated. The mechanical effect of scalp massage on subcutaneous tissue was analyzed using a finite element method. To evaluate the effect of mechanical forces, human dermal papilla cells were cultured using a 72-hour stretching cycle.

Gene expression change was analyzed using DNA microarray analyses. In addition, expression of hair cycle-related genes including IL6, NOGGIN, BMP4, and SMAD4 were evaluated using real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction. Results: Standardized scalp massage resulted in increased hair thickness 24 weeks after initiation of massage (0.085 ± 0.003 mm vs 0.092 ± 0.001 mm).

Finite element method showed that scalp massage caused z-direction displacement and von Mises stress on subcutaneous tissue. In vitro, DNA microarray showed gene expression change significantly compared with nonstretching human dermal papilla cells.

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Stop hair loss 

Spikecap is a Swedish-designed “pattern-protected” product that through its acupressure technology can slow down incipient hair loss and create quality and regrowth.

 1.Slows down an incipient hair loss
2. Restores hair quality
3. No side effects
4. Is a one-time investment