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The Germs That Will Make Your Hair Shiny and Lustrous

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Having a bad hair day can be a pain for anyone although for millions of men and women, the problem stems from something more than just bed head. Hair loss, also known as androgenic alopecia continues to be one of the most frustrating and difficult conditions to endure and can be even tougher to treat. While there continues to be an attitude of resignation amongst many, there may be some ways to prevent hair loss and perhaps even return hair to a more normal, if not lustrous state.

Whether or not germs can help or hinder this process remains a mystery although there have been studies that suggest that the use of probiotics can help. Since 2007, experiments in mice have shown that the use of a certain well-known probiotic strain, known as Lactobacillus, can help to reduce the levels of hair loss and even contribute to a healthy appearance. Yet, while these studies may imply that bacteria are the solution, the mechanisms behind these results are much more complex and centre on the always enigmatic condition of inflammation.

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