DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) is derived from testosterone, which is present in both men and women. Men typically have more testosterone and about 10 percent of this in most adults converts to DHT. Once DHT flows freely through your bloodstream, it can then link to receptors in the hair follicles in your scalp, causing them to shrink and become less capable of supporting healthy hair.
DHT and hair loss:
Hair within a follicle goes through a growth cycle which lasts about 2-6 years. When this cycle ends, your hair enters a resting phase before falling out a few months later. The follicle produces a new hair and the cycle begins again.
High levels of DHT can shrink hair follicles as well as shorten this cycle, causing hair to grow thinner and more brittle, as well as fall out faster. DHT can also make it take longer for your follicles to grow new hairs.
Why DHT affects people differently:
Your proclivity to hair loss is down to genetics, meaning it runs in the family. For example if your father experienced male pattern balding, it's likely you'll show similar traits. If you're already inclined to male pattern baldness, the follicle shrinking effect of DHT tends to be more pronounced. The size and shape of your head can also contribute to how quickly DHT shrinks follicles.
By using Watermans products, you're providing your scalp and hair with the carefully selected ingredients, which help block DHT and potentially reduce the effects is has on the follicles, follicles that lose hair through DHT can start to die after two years this can result in no chance of future regrowth.
GrowMe Shampoo and ConditionMe Conditioner:
For best results, wash and condition your hair 4-5 times a week, each time massaging to stimulate the follicles and leaving the product on your hair for 3-4 minutes. This is essential for the formula to work. You only need a small amount the size of a 10p coin of shampoo and a good blob of conditioner. Comb the conditioner through to the ends of your hair before rinsing, ideally you should wash twice and condition once for best results.
Directions for deep conditioning treatments:
For a Deep conditioning treatment apply conditioner and cover hair with a plastic cap or towel. Keep on hair for 15 – 20 minutes. Remove cap or towel and rinse thoroughly.
If you are feeling itchy or a tingling sensation this is normal as it's the increased blood flow on your scalp reinvigorates dormant hair follicles.
This is a scalp only treatment and is not to be applied to your hair, To be used as often as you wish in between washes and is twice as strong as the shampoo. It is a leave-in no rinse serum which boosts the effects of the shampoo and conditioner for faster results. Just apply and massage directly to your scalp and not through the lengths of your hair. Perfect for if you don't wash your hair too often. Ideally applied just before bed.
GrowPro Hair Vitamins:
For healthy hair, your body needs the correct nutrients and vitamins and our GrowPro Hair Vitamins provide these, feeding your hair from within. Take two capsules a day for strong, healthy hair growth. Will also help the condition of your nails too.
Before taking supplements please check with your doctor or medical professional if you're pregnant or nursing, have any pre-existing medical conditions or taking medication.
To be used on dry hair. Style your hair and shake the hair fibres lightly over the thinning areas you want to disguise until completely covered. Gently pat hair to disperse fibres and lock in place with hairspray.
Due to the fibres being statically charged they're resistant to wind, rain and perspiration.
Yes, all of our products are cruelty free and not tested on animals. Our products are made in the UK and testing on animals is illegal.
Our GrowMe shampoo has been certified by the Vegan Society. Our ConditionMe conditioner isn't certified, as it contains lanolin from sheeps' wool.
The GrowPro hair vitamins contain marine collagen derived from fish scales from the catfish and whilst they may not be deemed suitable for vegetarians, they are suitable for pescatarians.
Yes our products can be used on dyed hair, our products will only ever fade hair if you have had it pre-lightened underneath your colour at some point, this usually happens when the cuticle opens to release the colour, which hot water can do also. Try keeping your water a little cooler when rinsing to close the cuticle and trap the colour inside the hair shaft.
Our GrowMe shampoo and ConditionMe conditioner are non medical and safe for children over 3 years of age to use but we would always recommend performing a patch test prior to use as children may have unknown allergies.
Yes, our products are non medical and don't contain medical/pharmaceutical ingredients. If you've any concerns, raise this with your doctor or midwife prior to use.
In relation to the GrowPro vitamins, we'd advise speaking to your doctor or midwife before taking any kind of supplements.
Our products are non medical but we're not qualified to offer advice where existing medical conditions are concerned. However, whilst we've no scientific data or evidence to support such claims, we've many customers who are or have received treatment who have seen really positive results using our products but please check with a medical professional first. Take a look at the reviews on our website.
There are many chemo units who do pass our products to their patients. Watermans regularly donate their products to chemo units worldwide .
Ask your Macmillan nurse about Watermans.
Yes it is. Hair has a three stage growth cycle, anagen, catagen, and telagen. When your hair hits the telagen cycle it will start to shed, as a new hair is preparing to grow in the follicle. When you start using our shampoo it releases all of the hairs that are in and approaching the telagen stage, so over the first few weeks you'll lose hair that you were going to lose naturally anyway. Don’t worry it is perfectly natural, a bit like weeding the garden.
Our products can be used on 100% remy hair keratin bonded extensions, but they haven't been tested for any other methods. Most people these days wear extensions because their hair isn't long enough. Use our products to help your hair grow longer and stronger, so you may not need extensions at all in the future.
Our products are cosmetic and non-medical and we can't guarantee or state that it will help alopecia sufferers. However, some of our customers have reported positive results. Have a look at our Facebook page or @watermanshair on Instagram at some of our customers comments.
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No. Our products only contain ingredients that are approved for cosmetic use and have had a full safety assessment carried out by a leading toxicologist.
Our products haven't been tested on these areas so we couldn't recommend this.
Watermans products aren't designed to be a quick fix they are a lifestyle change, generally our customers state it can take around three months to start seeing results so unfortunately trying a sample you wouldn't see the necessary benefits.
Our shampoo contains DHT blockers, which helps reduce hair thinning and promotes new hair growth. Once you stop using the shampoo, you're no longer providing your scalp with the benefits of these DHT blockers.
Why stop using if something works :-)
Our packaging is made of PETE plastic, which is recyclable and all packaging is labelled according with the PETE symbol. Whilst we try to be as eco friendly as possible, as a family business, it's just not cost effective for us or our customers to produce different types of bottles at the moment. Our GrowMe Shampoo bottles are 100% recyclable although some recycling machines don't recognise black plastic, this is dependant on the council who manage the centres.
Gluten traditionally comes from Wheat and related grains. The shampoo contains maltodextrin which can be derived from wheat, however this can be used in gluten free foods.
The ingredient “maltodextrin” in FDA-regulated food is considered gluten-free if the ingredient list and/or the “Contains” statement do not include the word “wheat.” Please note that maltodextrin is generally considered gluten-free even when derived from wheat, due to the processing. Check with your doctor prior to use if you've any concerns.
Watermans Hair Products do not contain minoxidil.
Our Grow More Elixir spray bottle can come in 3 parts. The bottle, spray nozzle and safety cap. This isn't broken. Simply remove the clear safety cap and push the spray nozzle onto the bottle firmly until you hear a click. To learn more, video our video below