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About Hair

About Hair

about hair

The best way to care for your hair, to make it more rich and beautiful, is to choose the
most reliable products from the wide range of hair cosmetics available.
Kaminomoto makes your hair lustrous and beautiful ・start to care for your hair with Kaminomoto today!

Kaminomoto can be use for the followings:

  • 1, Prevention of hair loss, dandruff and itchiness of the scalp.
  • 2, Improving the function of the hair root.
  • 3, Regulation of the sebaceous secretion and cleaning of the scalp.
  • 4, Acceleration of hair growth and maintenance of healthy hair.
  • 5, Treatment of baldness regardless of age or sex.
 

What is hair ?

what is hair

Though it is different from the skin in many ways, hair, like the horny epidermis, is derived from cells.Nutrition is carried through capillary vessel to the hair bulb. A small mass of cells at the base of the hair follicles,
called the “Matrix”, produces hair.Hair grows and pushes up to the surface of the scalp. Hair grows about 0.2 to 0.4 mm per day and the sebaceous

The formation of hair

Hair is formed of a combination of protein called Keratin and Water.
Karatin is harder and stronger than the protein of the internal organs of the human body. Keratin yields several kinds of amino-acid by hydrolysis.The amino-acids composing Keratin are as follows;Glutamic acid, Threonine, Valine, Cystine, Methionine, Alanine, Isoleucine, Tryptophan, Phenylalanine, Arginine, Proline, Lysine, Serine, Glycine, Histidine, Aspartic acid, Tyrosine and Hydroxylysine.

 

The character of Hair

・Hair diameterMax: 0.2mm (Mustache)General:0.05-0.15mm (Hair on scalp)Min: 0.005mm (Downy hair)
・Hair growing speed 0.2-0.4mm/day (Eyebrow 0.18mm/day) 6-12mm/month, 7-14cm/year
・Water content Average: 10-13% (Healthy hair) Max: 30% (Water absorption)
・Maximum hair growth in generalJapanese: 70-80cm, Americans and Europeans: 70cm, Native Americans: 90cm,
Chinese: 90-100cm,Africans: 25-40cm
・Tensile strength of healthy hairAbout 120-180g/hair
・Quantity of hair on head (for Japanese)Approximately 100,000 hairs
・Physiological (natural) hair loss50 to 100 hairs per day
・Elasticity of normal hair Max: 1.4-1.5 times
・Deterioration Non deterioration up to about 120℃ (about 250 degrees Fahrenheit)Expands with heat at more than about 120℃, turns from black to brown and becomes weak.
・Chemical Reaction Weaker against alkalis. Relatively stronger against acids.

What is loss of hair ?

The reason why “Baldness” occurs.

The reason why “Baldness” occurs. Hair is produced with the differentiation of the hair matrix under the scalp.However, in case of dysfunction of hair papilla (e.g. hormonal imbalance, nutritional disorder, etc.) hair papilla suddenly stops reproducing hair.There are so many causes of alopecia, such as weak nerves, heredity, hormonal imbalance, malnutrition, seborrhoea, scalp tension and so on.Furthermore, baldness arising from disappearance of hair papilla caused by burns, wounds, medicinal damage, syphilis or aging, etc., is as follows; Stress Irritation, Medicinal damage, Aging, Burns and Wounds, Gastroenteric trouble, Syphilis and Others

what is loss of hair ?
 


Malnutrition of skin, Abnormal sebaceous secretion, Decline & destruction of hair matrix

Trouble in hair growth

Baldness
Hair grows about 0.2-0.4mm daily. Today it is accepted theory that hair has a lifespan of 2 to 6 years.The hair root, when it dies, falls out naturally, and this is considered to be physiological falling hair and is separate from the abnormal condition.
Therefore, everyone loses 50-100 hairs daily.After the interval of hair span, new hair replaces the lost hair, is growing from the same follicle. Thus, the cycle of regeneration is repeated naturally and the balance of hair exchange is maintained.If the lifespan of hair is shortened or hair growth stops, this cycle will be lost and abnormal hair loss will increase.

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Is Hair loss a kind of illness ?

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When more than 200 hairs fall out per day it is abnormal and can be considered a kind of illness. Today there are various theories on the causes.Therefore, we would like to discuss the causes and also to clarify the difference between normal and abnormal hair loss:

 
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A. Hair root healthy falling hair.
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No problem the present.
 
A bealthy scap brings up apair of bealthy hairs from one hair pore which are thick and strong. They repeat their nomal hair cycle.
A hair root of nomal falling hair is like an eggplant in shape.(The ratio of kangth and width is about 2:1)
The lifetime of nomal hair is about 5 years.
B. Hair root of abnomal falling malnutrition of hair root or poor circulation in the scalp.
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A type of alopecia by male hormon
or thinning hair
 

The shape of hair root is small swell in comparison with healthy falling hair root, atrophys and is slender.
It is pattem of hair root that we can frequently see in case of depression of hair root by strong male hormone or poor circulation in tha scalp.
This typed hair will be falling out before its lifetime.The growth of symptom makes to shorten its Anagen stage, like to be downy hair and be thin and baldness.

Origin : Shortening of the hair cycle by the activation of male hormone and poor circulation in the scalp.

Measure : Make soft scalp and promote blood circulation to hair roots.
 
C. Abnormal hair root by disorder of surrounding tissue of hair roots and an environmental deterioration of the scalp or hair pores.
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Male patterned alopecia, alopecia
pityrodes,alopecia seborrheica and
thinning hair
 

We can see few scraps of tissue or waste matters of surrounding tissue of hair root on the tip of hair root.
We can frequently see in case of squamq, falling hairs with dandruff,oily scalp and falling hairs with excessive sebum.
When the scalp is nat clean or when waste matters collect on the hair pore around by an environmantal deterioration of scalp or hair pores, a hair is disturbed its nomal growth with inflammation and fallsout in early time.
The aggravation of symptom make hairs downy and thin.

Origin : Inflammation and danaruff by breeding of gerns.An enviromental deterioretion of hair pores.Increase of sebum by a male hormne.

Measure : An enviromental improvement of hair pores.(Removal of dandruff and sebum.)
Control of germs.(Sterilization and anti-inflammation.)
Control of male hormone to sebaceous gland.

D. Abnormal hair root by sudden nutrition disorder of hair root or disorder of hair matrix cell.
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Alopecia areata
 

The shape of hair root is small swell in comparison with healthy falling hair root, atrophys and is slender.
It is pattem of hair root that we can frequently see in case of depression of hair root by strong male hormone or poor circulation in tha scalp.
This typed hair will be falling out before its lifetime.The growth of symptom makes to shorten its Anagen stage, like to be downy hair and be thin and baldness.
Origin : Shortening of the hair cycle by the activation of male hormone and poor circulation in the scalp.
Measure : Make soft scalp and promote blood circulation to hair roots.

Origin :Local disorder of blood circulation by stress. Nutition disorder from blood.Autoimmunity (Destruction of hair cell by itself.)

Measure : Acceleration of blood circulation to the hair riits.Control of autoimmunity(mainly in case of alopecia universalis )
 
symptoms of abnormal hair loss

Symptoms of abnormal hair loss.

  • ・200-300 hairs falling out per day.
  • ・Pillow covered with numerous hairs every morning.
  • ・Extensive hair loss at time of shampooing, combing and brushing.
  • ・Thinning of the diameter of the hair.
  • ・Increase in number of short length hairs falling out and increase in number of hairs with sharp tips.
  • ・Thinning hair at the front, side or top of the scalp.
 

Kind of Alopecia

  • ・Alopecia areata:
  • ・Alopecia premature:
  • ・Alopecia seborrhoicum
  • ・/Alopecia pityrodes:
  • ・Others:
  • One or more oval or round bald spots suddenly appear on the head without other obvious symptoms.
  • ・It is fairly easy to cure but sometimes spreads over the whole of the head or other parts of the body.
  • This is called common or premature baldness.
  • It begins from the late teens and, especially, hair falls out from part of the forehead or top of the head.
  • Alopecia seborrhoicum is characterized by oily dandruff and alopecia pityrodes by dry dandruff.
  • Accompanied by severe itching, hair begins to fall from part of the forehead or top of the head.
 
  • Alopecia senilis
  • Alopecia syphilitica
  • Atrichosis congenitalis
  • Hair loss from burns or wound
  • * No hair grower will have effects on baldness resulting from destruction,
    dysfunction or weakness of
  • hair papilla as the above cases.
kind of alopecia
 

What is dandruff ?

what is dandruff ?

Dandruff and itchiness can be serious indications of abnormal falling hair!

Causes of and treatments for dandruff:

Dandruff is a mixture of sweat, sebum, dirt etc., in addition to flakes of outer layer of epidermis. As hair grows thicker
on the head, these flakes are harder to remove than dirt, and hence dandruff problems will gradually appear if shampooing is insufficient.
There are two types of dandruff. One is the dry type which is grayish white and flakes off when the scalp is scratched.
The other type is oily and it sticks to the nails when the scalp is scratched.

 

Treatment

Pityriasic scale….
Firstly, keep the scalp clean by shampooing frequently. Then, improve the scalp function by using Hair Lotion.
Apply oil onto the scalp to prevent it drying.
Seborrhic scale….
Keep the scalp clean by frequent shampoo, and then, please use Hair Lotion on the scalp.

Types of dandruff:

Pityriasic scale….
Firstly, keep the scalp clean by shampooing frequently. Then, improve the scalp function by using Hair Lotion.
Apply oil onto the scalp to prevent it drying.
Seborrhic scale….
Keep the scalp clean by frequent shampoo, and then, please use Hair Lotion on the scalp.

Types of dandruff:

○ Dry and flaky type (Pityriasic scale):
When the air is dry and when there is little sebum, this type of dandruff will appear because of
drying of the outer layer of the skin (the stratum corneum).

○ Oily type (Seborrhic scale):
As a result of excessive sebaceous secretion, greasy dandruff will appear. Due to excess androgenic hormone,
sebaceous secretion is also excessive.
Keratinization of the scalp tissue may be accelerated by physical irritation, such as scratching with the nails,
chemical irritation (from drugs), and more dandruff may occur.

Causes of dandruff and falling hair:

Dandruff is caused by abnormal keratinization of stratum corneum, the outer layer of epidermis.
Therefore, the sheath wrapping the hair root will be keratinized gradually.
This leads to a reduction of the power of the skin to hold hair to less than half of normal.
Eventually, even if the hair still retains its own life, it falls out easily when pulled or combed.

Mechanism of accelerating hair growth.

Cleaning hair pores.

The hair of people who have thin hair is usually fine but there is also a large
clearance between the hair pore and hair shaft. Eventually, the pores tend to be blocked by dandruff or waste matter on the scalp.
Therefore, as the first step, it is necessary to clean the pores and scalp in order for liquid ingredients to penetrate deeply into the hair root.
This will stimulate the area around the hair matrix and hair root. Improve the activity of the skin function!
Stimulate the activity of the reticulo endothelial function!!
Activate the function of tissue cells!!!

 

Activation of hair papilla.

A disordered hair matrix cannot produce new hair, through its inability to absorb amino-acid, to make polypeptide and to turn it into Keratin, even if the capillary vessel carries nutrition into the hair root.
Hair Growth Accelerators or Restorers contain various effective ingredients to accelerate the reproduction of
healthy new hair.
 

Reinforcement of the capillary vessels,
carrying nutrition to hair papilla.

Amino-acids, especially Cystine, are essential for the healthy growth of hair. Weak capillary vessels cannot furnish enough nutrition from foods to hair papilla, furthermore they cannot support the growth of new hair.
The ingredients of Hair Growth Accelerators or Restorers prevent contraction of the vessels,
expand the vessels and stimulate blood circulation.
 

About Skin

What is Skin Care ?
Skin is like a guard who protects from UV, dryness, oxidation, bacteria.
Skin care is for keeping skin healthy.
 
Make Up Remover

For removing dirt of oil such as a makeup. Pre-care before cleansing

Face Wash Foam

For removing dirt and sweat, and make skin healthy.

Lotion

Give the skin moisture by the function of moisture ingredient.

Essence (liquid foundation)

Compare with Lotion, Essence (liquid foundation) compounds
the high concentration of ingredients.
Even small amount can have the effect, therefore, it can be used
for special care between lotion and milky lotion.

Milky Lotion

Hold the moisture and help cream to work well.

Cream

Prevent from going out the moisture and protect from the bacteria.

 

The effect of our ingredients AA-2G

New stable Vitamin C derivative

The Effects of AA-2G (L-Ascorbic Acid-2glucoside)

AA-2G is the natural-type of Vitamin C derivative that Vitamin C and natural sugar are combined together.It works effectively on preventing the spread of melanin of the skin.

Inhibits the formation of Melanin Comparing with conventional Vitamin C derivatives, AA-2G shows the high physiological activation. Therefore, AA-2G is high effective for inhibiting the formation of melanin→ Whitening effect.
Safety AA-2G is safe to human body, because AA2G is resolved into natural Vitamin C and glucose by enzyme of the skin cell in a living body.
Stability AA-2G is very stable, because AA-2G is made in order not to resolve naturally. It is made by combing the secondary OH group of Ascorbic acid with one glucose molecule.
Activates the inner of the living body AA-2G easily and effectively changes into activated Vitamin C by the function of enzyme, which is in the skin cell.
Sustainability Vitamin C is slowly released, because of enzyme in the skin cell of a living body. Therefore, it shows the lasting Vitamin C effect.
Elasticity Preservative AA2G helps to keep elasticity and strain of the skin Vitamin C has function, which promotes the composition of collagen (a chief protein ingredient of skin,) and protects the fiber of elasticity.

AA-2G effectively protects from dullness, spots and freckles,
which is caused by sunburn on skin.
Keep the skin clean.

①Reduces the precursor substance of melanin
(dopaquinone), and controls the production of melanin.

②Inhibit the formation of melanin by inhibiting the
activation of tyrosinase, which is the enzyme to make melanin.

③Change the melanin into light (tint) color by reduction
of melanin which is in the skin.

●Spots and wrinkles appear when the production of
melanin pigments are activated by ultraviolet ray, and
the over produced pigments and metabolic disorder of
skin are combined together.

●AA-2G that is penetrated into the skin and gets
hydrolyzed, and resolved into natural type of Vitamin C
(Ascorbic acid) and natural type of glucose. Then it
works for the whitening of the skin in 3 ways.

 

AA-2G works on melanin to…

  • Ⅰ. Lighten
  • Ⅱ. Stop increasing
  • Ⅲ. Stop producing
 
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