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  • Writer's pictureElizabeth Boileau

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.


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