Quorum Sensing and Hair Regrowth
WHAT IS QUORUM SENSING?
The ability of the follicles to sense a certain threshold of lost hair and then initiate a collective response is called “quorum sensing".
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE...
Plucking a high density of hairs within a small region prompts regrowth of all hairs in that area.
HOW IS IT POSSIBLE?
When the plucking reaches a specific threshold, the “distressed” follicles secrete a chemical called CCL2, which recruits macrophages—a type of white blood cell—to the scene. The macrophages then release a signaling molecule known as TNF-a, which directs the hair follicles in the affected region to reactivate.
WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFO ON THIS?
1) Ask your Electrologist! We're trained hair growth specialists
2) Check out the full research spotlight here.