Stimulating hair growth with Fortero

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Stimulating hair growth with Fortero

Published: 13/10/2023
Last edited: 14/10/2023
Reading time: 10 minutes

You want the best for your hair. In addition, you want to make sure that the products you use contain natural ingredients and do not cause any side effects. Luckily Fortero meets both criteria to help you achieve your own optimal hair results! With our Carbonic Acid Shampoo, for example, which cleans deep within your pores and increases blood flow to your hair follicles. How about our Revitalizing Conditioner, or maybe our 5% Minoxidil formula, or even our Biotin Gummies? This article dives deeper into hair growth, stimuli, and what Fortero can do to help.

How does hair work?

Have you ever tried looking at your hair up close? I mean real close. How does hair growth work? Everyone talks about a cycle, but what does the cycle look like? What part of the cycle is making you shed hairs, and what part is struggling when you're experiencing hair loss? Hair consists of two parts: hair follicles and hair shafts. The shaft grows from the follicle, which is a root buried under your skin. On average, there are about 100.000 of these hair sacks on a person's head. These sacks are fed via its papilla, which transports blood to and from the hairsack. This way, your hair gets the necessary oxygen and nutrients to grow. When new hair is being created in the follicle, it pushes the shaft out, which causes your hair to grow. Everyone's hair grows at a different speed, but on average we can speak about 0.3 to 0.4 millimeters of growth per day.
In principle, there are 4 phases to the hair growth cycle. the Anagen phase, the growth phase. The Catagen phase, a transition phase, so to say. the Telogen phase, which is a resting phase. And finally we have the Exogen phase, known as the shedding phase during which we lose hairs.

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Anagen Phase

This phase lasts the longest; for about 3 to 5 years, in fact. about 90% of your hair is in this phase. The length of this phase decides the maximum length of your hair. There is many factors that impact the length of the anagen phase, including genetics, diet, age, and health, among other things.

Catagen Phase

After the anagen phase your hair will enter the catagen phase. This is a relatively short transitioning period; often lasting only for about 2 to 3 weeks. During the catagen phase, hair growth stops and blood supply to the hair is cut off. This causes the hair to weaken.

Telogen Phase

The telogen phase, known as the resting phase. During the telogen phase the weak hair rests, while a new hair starts developing underneath it. This new hair shall in time replace the weak hair. The telogen phase takes about 3 months and about 10% of your hair is somewhere in the telogen phase.

Exogen Phase

Finally there's the exogen phase, the phase in which your hair falls out. In the exogen phase, the hair gets detached and falls out. Every hair eventually falls out; it is not uncommon to shed about 50 to 100 hairs per day. At the end of the day, the exogen phase is the reason you find hairs in your shower drain, or on your hair brush. After the exogen phase, a hair follicle returns to the anagen phase and the cycle repeats itself.

How can I stimulate hair growth?

To stimulate hair growth, one can look towards supplements that support natural growth. One can also tend to one's own habits, to see whether they can stimulate hair growth by switching patterns. There's a few things you can do to support the natural growth of hair.


One of the most important things is to tend to a diet with the right nutrients. This is not only important for your hair, but for your health overall. Vitamin A, vitamin B8 (Biotin), vitamin C, vitamin D, Iron, and zinc are examples of nutrients that can help you support your hair. When your body is experiencing a deficiency of one of these nutrients, the chance of shedding more hairs and/or hair loss increases significantly. 


Make sure you avoid hairstyles that tighten your hair too much, and avert from excessively wearing hats, beanies, and other headwear. This can damage your hair, which interrups the hairsacks' stimulus, causing more shedding and/or loss.

Stimulating shampoo

Lastly, try aiming towards using a shampoo that stimulates hair growth. A shampoo like Fortero uses natural ingredients, which help your hair to get the nutrients and oxygen it needs. Fortero does not contain parabens, silicons, nor sulfates. These can damage the hair follicles, which is the exact opposite of what should happen when you want to support your hair. When facing an issue such as an itchy scalp, you could also tend towards a scalp lotion, such as Fortero's scalp lotion, which contains Swertia japonica extract.

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How can Fortero help?

Fortero's line of products each has its own unique strengths that help nurture your hair and keep your head healthy and clean. Take the Fortero Carbonic Acid shampoo, for example, designed to target dirt and sebum deep within your pores. How about the Fortero Revitalizing conditioner, that focusses on protecting the inner layer of your hair. Fortero's Minoxidil formula aims towards keeping your hair cycle in the active phases longer, to reduce the speed at which hair sheds and falls out. 

Fortero Carbonic Acid shampoo

If you are struggling with sebum plugs, regular shampoos often won't clean your hair properly. A specialized shampoo that removes sebum and dirt makes room for hair to maintain its strength, and helps it grow more naturally. With Fortero Carbonic Acid shampoo, you help unclog hair pores and repair hair follicles. It does so by absorbing the deteriorating proteins that sebum plugs are made up of. This highly concentrated formula boasts an absorption power of 8000 ppm. That's about eight times as powerful as at a luxury head spa treatment! This way your hair growth is less likely to get stumped by challenges such as clogged pores. The natural formula also improves blood flow, ensuring your hair gets the oxygen and nutrients it needs to better maintain itself.

Fortero Revitalizing conditioner

Lots of people incorrectly think that not using conditioner in your hair care routine helps preventing hair loss. It actually hurts more than it helps! Your hair is made up of an inner and outer layer. Shampooing keeps your head clean, but shampooing excessively can damage the outer layer of your hair, the so-called cuticle. The cuticle protects the inner layer of your hair. If it is damaged, it cannot protect your hair as effectively, which may cause breakage. On top of that, it may become easier for dirt and sebum to clog your pores. Fortero revitalizing conditioner helps smooth down the roughened hair cuticles. This helps preserve the inner layer from potential damage. 

Fortero Minoxidil 5%

One of the most famous hair follicle stimulator is Minoxidil. Originally designed to counter high blood pressure, one of the notable effects was the promotion of hair growth. It turned out Minoxidil shortens the resting phase of the hair cycle, keeping it in the active phases longer. When applied to the scalp, it improves blood flow, helping stimulate hair growth, and its thickness and density. It should be noted that Minoxidil may cause potential side effects, such as itching, flaking, or hypertrichosis. Therefore, we always recommend a skin test or consulting with your doctor to see if minoxidil is a product for you.

Fortero Biotin gummy

Fortero Biotin gummies are edible gummies with a sweet candy flavour. Vitamin gummies are one of the most popular type of supplements, due to being a viable alternative to pills in the cases where it applies. Everone's diet is different. When your diets lacks certain nutrients, Fortero Biotin gummies can be a great addition to help supplement these nutrients. This does not mean that the gummies are a replacement for meals. Proper diet is still important to maintaining overall health. Fortero Biotin gummies help you achieve your necessary daily intake of important nutrients such as vitamin B7/8 (Biotin), vitamin E, and vitamin C. Make sure to not exceed the recommended dosage. An overintake of vitamins and nutrients can lead to negative effects, such as nausea, muscle weakness, and fatigue.


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