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Natural Ways of Reviving Dead Hair Follicles

It is normal to lose hairs from your head on a daily basis, often as much as 100 strands a day. However, when you notice that they are starting to come out at such a rate that it is thinning, then it is possible that you may have dead hair follicles. These are the roots in the scalp and when they die, it can result in bald patches on your head.

The first course of action to take is to visit your doctor to find out if there is a medical reason for the condition. There are often reasons that can account for this that are very easy to manage. Pregnant women often experience hair loss because of the increase in hormones and the same thing may occur after the baby is born. Some medications can also cause thinning hair and by changing or decreasing the prescription, the problem will resolve itself.

When there is no medical reason for the hair loss, there are natural ways of reviving the dead roots. Just like the health of other parts of your body, protein and vitamins are essential for healthy hair growth. Take a good look at your diet and make sure you include daily amounts of protein and fresh fruits and vegetables.

Your kitchen cupboard or refrigerator may also be a source of natural ingredients that can prevent this from occurring. One of these is eggs. Eggs are a great source of protein and massaging an egg into your scalp before you shower and shampoo each day is a great activity to include in your morning routine. It may feel gooey but it will do your scalp a world of good. Massage the egg into the scalp for about five minutes and then rinse it off, followed by your normal shampoo.

Vinegar is another item found in all homes that you can use for massaging your scalp and hair. Prepare a solution of a teaspoon of vinegar mixed with a pint of water and use this as a rinse after you are finished shampooing. You do have to make sure you rinse it out thoroughly with warm water so that others will not get its scent from your head. This solution will help your hair look thicker, shiny and healthy.

Massaging the scalp on a regular basis also helps the roots to thrive. This helps to stimulate them and keeps them from dying. The same thing applies to washing your hair. Most people wash their hair every day, but if this is not possible, you should do so every two days. Dirt and dust can clog the roots and thus cause hair to fall out due to dead hair follicles.

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Hair Loss Cure: It’s Easier and Cheaper Than You Think

I have been, like you, always on the look out for the best product to stop my hair loss and help restore the fantastic head of hair I used to have and was always longing for.

I started with all sorts of products, from ineffective supplements to ineffective scalp lotions. I have spent a fortune on mildly effective hair falling treatment but the very modest improvement, the prohibitive costs and the side effects never made it worth while. So, I kept looking.

I even stopped any treatment for a few years, luckily keeping my hair loss at bay thanks to an excellent homeopath who understood my ‘body’ and my scalp and prescribed a very effective homeopathic treatment for a series of problems I was having, including my hair thinning. But, years later, it started all over again and, this time, I was looking for an even easier way to treat my hair loss.

I therefore resumed my search hoping that, by now, there’d be more effective over the counter solutions I could just buy off any shelf. Since my hair falling has always been DHT-related (DHT is a hormone which, in excess or on particularly susceptible hair follicles, causes hair loss and eventually baldness), my search has been focused on DHT blockers and hair growth stimulators. If you suffer from DHT-related baldness or loss of hair, which is the most common form of hair reduction in men and women, you will know that there are a huge number of products claiming to stop the detrimental effects of DHT on your scalp: however, very few are still really effective. I will talk somewhere else about the ones which are not, but here I want to focus on what worked very well for me and I hope can work very well for you too, in a cheap, easy way: DHT-BLOCKING shampoos.

These shampoos were originally designed to combat stubborn forms of dandruff and some fungus infections of the skin which were also difficult to eliminate. In time, these shampoos showed great results in reducing hair thinning and indeed, in time, promoting hair re-growth. This is because the active ingredient, ketoconazole, somehow manages to have a profound effect on the scalp against the damaging DHT. You need to make sure you buy the highest available strength, namely 2%, and you need to apply this shampoo according to specific instructions to maximize its effectiveness: frequency is key and you need to wash your scalp with it (make sure it goes on your scalp rather than just on your hair) as often as you can, from every day to 3 times a week, depending on how serious your hair loss problem is. You also need to leave it ‘working’ on your scalp for about 5 minutes each time, before rinsing it off.

However, it’s a shampoo and not some sticky, bothersome lotion you need to be careful with: a DHT-blocking shampoo is an easy and convenient way to ‘wash’ away DHT; if you do your research, you can buy it cheaply too.

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Laser Hair Removal: The SHR-Technology

The SHR technology is the latest technology of permanent laser hair removal. Since it is relatively new to the market, many potential customers ask questions about the innovative method. How is the process of a SHR treatment? Is it painless? What should I do? These questions and more will be answered below. However, it is recommended to take personal information from a dermatologist or esthetician in your environment.

What does the term “SHR” stands for? It stands for “Super Hair Removal”. The developers took this name, because it’s the most effective method for removing unwanted hair until now. Although it is comparable to the laser hair removal or the IPL method, but you will notice significant differences in the employment.

Super Hair Removal is considered as a painless hair removal method

This kind of pulsed light treatment is absolutely painless. Only at very hairy body parts, it can happen that you feel the pulses of light and some warmth. Have felt the slightly unpleasant tingling, the total retail after treatment with the IPL or laser treatments method is not usually given. Like other laser hair removal methods, also in this case a thin layer of contact gel is applied, which is to cool the treated area. Of course, this contributes also to the aforementioned pain.The SHR method ist compatible with every part of your body, except the immediate surroundings of the eyes.

Every hair and skin type is suitable with the SHR treatment

Other than the laser and IPL method, you will have here the advantage that the skin and hair color won’t play a significant role. While previous methods were with a light complexion and dark hair, the condition for successful treatment, it means that must be fulfilled for the SHR method no specific skin type. Of course, light skin and dark hair still does best with the treatment, but in the SHR-technology is not only the melanin “attacks”, but equally the protein of the stem cells. For this reason, it should pose no difficulty to treat people with dark skin and bright, fine hair.

Of course there are some points that they should do before and after treatment: First, do not expose your skin, for at least two days prior to treatment, to strong UV light. Solarium or aggressive sunlight should be taboo, so painless, successful hair removal can be guaranteed. After the treatment you should avoid the sun or the tanning bed as well, because the skin is after the SHR procedure (like after all other high-energy hair removal processes) very sensitive. Besides, your body is not affected, so you can pursue your usual tasks safely. If you still go in the sun, you should choose a sunscreen with a high sun block factor.

Unwanted side effects can be easily be avoided

As you can see, in the SHR method compared to other hair removal methods to be considered rather uncertain, because the process is so pleasant and uncomplicated. However, you should take the advice of your dermatologist in each case seriously, so that there wouldn’t be any side effects and you can determine everything for the most effective results, for a long run smooth, beautiful skin.

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Curly Hair – Top 5 Mistakes People Make With Curly Hair

Curly hair can be an easy and effortless way to style your hair or become your very own worst enemy. These techniques and unique methods come straight from learning under a curly hair guru. People traveled from all over the world just to have a curly haircut and style done with these tricks and truthfully achieving show-stopping curls is easier than one would think. When you learn to stop making these five common mistakes, gorgeous shiny curly hair can be yours on a daily basis. Are you making these curly hair mistakes right now?

1. The Wrong Haircut:

This is the most important aspect involved in achieving great curly hair and the most overlooked. Many hairdressers make so many mistakes cutting curly hair simply because they treat it the same as straight or wavy hair. However it is drastically different, the shape of your cut is of the utmost importance. If you have naturally curly hair then when you go in for a haircut try to avoid having it straightened and flat ironed when you have it styled. Hairdressers can straighten your hair and cut it perfectly and it will look wonderful, that is until you have to wash it and try styling it yourself. It is much easier to see the natural finish of a curly haircut after-wards and this is when any small changes can be made. If a haircut is done on perfectly straight hair, then how will you ever know how your curls will lay once you wear it curly?

2. Avoiding Layers:

You MUST have layers in your hair if you ever want to ever style it curly. This is critical because without them you will end up having that dreaded triangle top hairstyle. The hair would therefore end up flat at the roots because of the weight and then stacked on the ends because of the curls. The only way to get body and shape out of your curly hair is with layers cut into the shape. They should be rounded to give a more flattering shape.

There is this misconception that with layers you will end up with frizzy hair that poofs out everywhere. This is a myth and a direct result of not receiving the right haircut and style. If you have curly hair, I am sure you’ve had to go home and restyle your hair after going to get a haircut. This leads me to mistake #3.

3. Combing Wet Hair

It’s common knowledge that combing dry curly hair just creates uncontrollable frizz, but what about if you comb you hair wet? When you get your hair cut at the hairdresser’s they comb and comb your hair during the cut and then if you decide to style it curly what happens next? They reach over and grab the diffuser (which almost every curly hair person fears and rightfully so) and then proceeds to scrunch and blast your hair after having already combed out any natural curls. Leaving your once slightly curly hair in a disastrous state of frizzy fuzz.

The trick to solve this is once you have combed your wet hair it must be rinsed with water again. Even after a haircut. This reactivates the curls to form without any frizz. Combing is best when done with a conditioner then rinsed to return it to its natural curly state.

4. Scrunching

This is how most people were taught to style curly hair. This will just create a bigger, curly mess to deal with. Do not touch your hair! This is so important, once it has been rinsed with water any scrunching, towel drying, running your fingers through it will just make the curls unruly. Decide on where you want to part your hair. First comb with the conditioner on. After, rinse your hair and then when it is soaking wet you can take a towel and gently blot the ends. It will seem very wet at this point but still avoid towel drying your hair.

5. Wrong Products and Application

Curly hair is generally drier than straight hair and it needs moisture. If you want that shiny bouncy finish for your curls, then make sure you used the proper professional products to achieve these results. A lightweight cream used sparingly and dispersed evenly into the palms of your hands is better than any spray or mousse, which both offer no moisture or structure for the curls. Additionally they usually leave the hair feeling even drier and slightly crispy.

It is all about HOW you apply the product though. This method has been tested and if you avoid the mistakes made mentioned before; you will end up coaxing out your beautiful natural curls.

First use a lightweight curl cream – TiGi – Catwalk Curl Collection Curls Rock Amplifier is an excellent curl cream product that has worked on countless clients. Apply a small pump into your hand and disperse it evenly. Then flip your head and from underneath and using just your palms and fingers like two paddles to apply the product all over the ends. Avoid disrupting the curls and running your fingers through your hair, this method is about coating the product evenly and gently all over.

Lastly use a diffuser upside down and gently hold the hair in the cup for a few minutes at a time starting with the ends then moving to the roots. Try not to blast the air to fast and move the diffuser all over, the less you move the curls the better. Flip your hair over and lean backwards into the diffuser then repeat on either side of your head. The hair doesn’t need to be 100% dry at this stage as you can allow it to air dry slightly after you diffuse it. Now enjoy your new hair, as everyone asks you how you got to be so blessed with such stunning bouncy curls!

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Herbs and Spices That Help Prevent Hair Loss

Did you know that herbs and spices can also be used in preventing hair loss? This is why it could be right time for you to hit the kitchen first and try out these simple and natural solutions to avoid excessive hair shedding.

Back in the days when high-end medications are simply but a dream, people use herbs and spices to remedy the problem. For those of you today who may be fed up with modern medicine not working, it might be time to stick our noses to herbal solutions and treatments.

Oregano

Thanks to the thymo and carvacrol content in oregano, this particular herb can be used as a natural remedy to dandruff. It can also help untangle hair preventing breakage as you comb.

You simply prepare this by simmering half a cup of fresh oregano leaves to one cup water. Once it is cooled, pour it into a spray bottle for easier application. Aside from improving the strength of your hair this also encourages better shine.

Oregano may also have a tendency to dry hair out, but you can buffer this by adding vanilla extract.

Rosemary

You can use rosemary to aid in hair growth while slowing down or preventing hair thinning. All you need to do is boil rosemary leaves into a tea using water or apple cider vinegar. This is actually a method used in the Mediterranean region, and it can be used as a good hair wash that can prevent hair graying.

You can also use carrier oils like coconut, olive or jojoba, and infuse rosemary leaves and use it as a leave on hair oil.

Gingko Biloba

This particular herb is popular for improving blood circulation. As the blood flow in the scalp area improves, so does hair growth. This keeps the hair follicle strong as the blood feeds it with the necessary nutrients.

Sage

This herb can prevent baldness because it has properties that help in strengthening the hair. It is advised that you apply your hair with clary sage oil in between your shampoos to give you stronger hair. In addition to that, it might even darken the shade of graying strands.

Thym

Did you know that thyme actually contains the most iron among all the other herbs and spices? Just one tablespoon will already provide your hair with 5 grams of nutrients to keep it strong because of its healthy iron content. Aside from adding it to food thyme also does its anti-hair loss duties when it is massaged directly on the scalp.

Cedar

The essential oil that can be made out of this herb is useful because of its antiseptic action. You can regularly massage cedar oil infused with either almond or laurel oil to the scalp and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing.

Saw Palmetto

This herb prevents hair loss because it found to disrupt the formation of DHT or dihydrotestosterone, the hormone responsible for hair loss. Men who suffer from mild to moderate baldness may benefit from this, however further studies needs to be made for this claim.

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Itchy Scalp, Natural Scalp Treatments: Using A Natural Home Remedy For Itchy Scalp Conditions

Yes it can be extremely annoying and embarrassing having a scalp condition like dandruff, eczema, scalp infections or a nasty itchy red rash on your scalp.

If you are suffering from:

itchy scalp, sore scalp or do you have a flaky dry scalp with redness and rashes that drive you crazy?

scalp picking – do you constantly find yourself picking at & scratching?

oily scalp and limp hair leaving you feeling less than your best

embarrassing dandruff falling on your clothes

or even a fungal infection of your scalp…that can lead to lesions or scalp sores.

Hair falling out & patches on your scalp

Your instinct might be to pick up a product from the store shelf or your doctor. Most of these scalp treatments that promise relief from dry scalp conditions sound very attractive until you start reading the fine print.

Sodium Laureth/Lauryl Sulphate (SLS)? What’s that? Why do you have to call a Poison Control Center if you accidentally swallow shampoo? And what are those warning labels on the back all about? What does it do to your head if it’s that toxic?

Stop! What you must know is that several chemicals, especially SLS, strip the natural oils from the skin and even corrode it, along with your eye membranes. Have you also noticed that your hair has been thinning? Well hair follicle damage is another little known but very common symptom of these chemicals.

Actually, most commercial shampoos & scalp treatments are designed to meet people’s “sensory” expectations…offering instant gratification and the illusion that they are doing their job. So therein lies the problem. For example adding silicone to conditioner induces an artificial shine but in truth can create problems long term including sensitivities.

Most people expect a shampoo to:

Foam up nicely

Smell good

Take all the so-called “nasty” oiliness out of their hair

Make their hair feel squeaky-clean

And that’s a reasonable ask – think about it…if your shampoo didn’t foam up, smell good, or leave your hair feeling squeaky-clean, would you trust it? Well, here’s the thing: 90% of commercial shampoos achieve the foaming effect using the equivalent of engine degreasers to strip off not only dirt and grime but also valuable natural oils that your scalp needs.

Yes –your scalp needs natural oils. Without them, your body has no natural defence – those oils are there for a reason! Your scalp needs to maintain a natural PH balance that if disturbed – can develop into a dry, itchy irritated scalp. The good news is that there are many natural remedies you can use with moisturising oils and natural powerful alternatives to heal & reverse any scalp problem by restoring balance safely. You can easily repair follicle and damage – even boost hair growth and use your own home remedy for scalp cell regeneration. There are also the artificial aromas that are added – its alarming the huge percentage of people who are mildly to severely averse or allergic to artificial scents – resulting in itchy scalp, skin rashes etc and we don’t even know it.

So what non toxic itchy scalp treatments and natural remedies can help? Well there are many non toxic shampoos which are nourishing and conditioning while still giving you’re the “foam effect”, they smell devine with the addition of the natural oils they contain. So you do have a choice and it does NOT have to cost you more – in fact most of them are less – you just have to know what to look for.

So lets have a look at natural oils for treating your scalp…

Here are some of my favorite natural oils you can use for hair & scalp treatments.

Zinc Pyrithione: Wonderful stuff for dandruff & itchy scalp conditions. First synthesized in the 1930’s, this is the most widely used active ingredient from a natural source. It’s used to treat dandruff, seborrheic dermatitus, psoriasis, eczema and numerous other skin and scalp disorders. It has strong anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.

Jojoba: Is excellent as a scalp moisturiser and helps to rebalance sebum.

Tea Tree: Oily hair … Treatment for dry scalp, dandruff, lice, and underactive sebaceous glands, enlivens the scalp and brings the cells & follicles to attention

Basil: Oily hair … promotes growth

Chamomile: Fine to normal hair … gives golden highlights

Clary sage: All types of hair … dandruff treatment

Lavender: Normal hair … Scalp treatment for itchiness, dandruff, and even lice!

Lemon: Oily hair … Gives golden highlights; treatment for dry scalp, dandruff, lice, and underactive sebaceous glands

Myrrh: Dry hair … Treatment for dry scalp, dandruff, lice, and underactive sebaceous glands

Patchouli: Oily hair … Dandruff treatment

Peppermint: Dry hair … Promotes hair growth

Rose: Fine hair … Soothes scalp

Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil: Itchy Scalp, Dry Scalp Excellent for itchy scalp, dry scalp and dandruff

Rosemary: Oily hair … Dandruff treatment; promotes hair growth

Tea tree: Oily hair … Treatment for dry scalp, dandruff, lice, and underactive sebaceous glands

Ylang-ylang: Oily hair … Dandruff treatment

Neem: … a wonder oil from India. Neem is amazing for all of the wonderful “stuff” it does. It’s also derived from a type of tree bark. Neem is an effective fungicide and insecticide (great for head lice when used with geranium, rosemary, lavender and eucalyptus oils). In clinical studies Neem extracts and oil were found to be as effective as coal tar and cortisone in treating psoriasis with none of the usual side effects accompanying the use of Neem as there was with Coal tar and cortisone. Neem extracts and oil removes redness and itching when applied directly to your scalp…and it’s a great skin conditioner. Best of all its excellent for relieving itching fast.

The best part of knowing that there are alternatives is that you can have mix these into super powerful blends like a super moisture boosting home remedy for dry scalp, or soothing itchy scalp treatments. Dry itchy scalp can be dealt with fast and permanently without spending a ton on traditional scalp med products.

Here’s just one easy remedy you can make today:

Home remedy for dry itchy scalp Take ¼ c oatmeal and soak in water for 20 mins. Mix well and then strain the liquid adding it to a cup. Add 5 drops lavender oil (or lavender stalks steeped in ¼ cup hot water. Add 5 drops rosemary (or rosemary stalks steeped in ¼ cup hot water. Allow to cool until tepid.

Mix the liquids together and dab on your scalp…leave in for 10 mins to soothe the itch. This a good temporary soother for itching. Chamomile tea is also soothing!

There are hundreds of ideas that are excellent scalp treatments from dandruff to scalp infections like scalp sores & psoriasis. These remedies combined with the knowledge of what causes itchy scalp and other scalp conditions will enable you to be free from itching, dryness and allow you to grow fabulously thick, shiny beautiful hair also…..so have fun experimenting and “luxuriating” by giving your hair a treat using the many natural gifts from nature that are right under our noses! There are also many natural shampoos that so not use these ingredients and do wonders for your hair such as Akin shampoo, and Thursday Plantation which is fantastic as an effective anti-dandruff shampoo.

I have included a few more remedies and uses for oils below. There are many many more in “Beautiful Hair & Healthy Scalp Secrets & Remedies ” and a list of shampoos that are not toxic. They are nourishing & repairing for your scalp & hair.

SOOTHING & HEALING ANTIFLAMMATORY REMEDY: Apply a mixture of 1 teaspoon of Neem oil (antifungal & antiitching) 1 teaspoon Teatree or Manuka (also antifungal) which much stronger than teatree, one teaspoon of Rosemary oil and one teaspoon of Lavender oil together in 3 tablespoons of carrier oils such as Olive or Almond oil (Wheatgerm and Macadamia carrier oils closely match your natural sebum) and apply to your scalp daily.

Alternatively add the oils together minus the olive/almond oil to one cup if water in spray bottle and shake vigorously then spray on your roots. If you can get a teaspoon of hemp oil add that to the mix as well.

GARDEN REMEDY: Go to your garden and get 3 sprigs of Rosemary, and chop up and add to 3 tea bags of Chamomile tea. Boil gently, let cool, strain and rinse your hair with this liquid for a calming antiflammatory effect.

As with all remedies please patch test first and use at your own risk. And but only non toxic shampoos without ingredients that cause your head to react, flake itch and burn….plus more remedies in “Beautiful Hair & Healthy Scalp Secrets & Remedies “

Heres a little about the oils above which can be mixed to create various formulas to treat different conditions and add condition to your hair found in my eBook “Beautiful Hair & Healthy Scalp Secrets & Remedies “.

Neem Oil: Derived from a type of tree bark it is an effective fungicide and insecticide (great for head lice when used with geranium, rosemary, lavender and eucalyptus oils). It has a very strong odor which can overpower other fragrances but its effectiveness is proven:

In clinical studies Neem extracts and oil were found to be as effective as coal tar and cortisone in treating psoriasis with none of the usual side effects accompanying the use of Neem as there was with Coal tar and cortisone.

When applied to the skin, Neem extracts and oil removes redness and itching while improving the condition of the skin while being treated. In the case of eczema clinical studies demonstrate that even the application of weaker Neem leaf extracts effectively cured acute conditions of eczema with the fresh cold pressed oil with its high concentration of active ingredients.

Neem effectively kills the bacteria that cause Acne and studies prove that Neem will reduce inflammation caused by acne and other bacterial infections.

Its also good for other skin conditions such as Dry Skin, Wrinkles, Dandruff, Itchy Scalp, Skin Ulcers and Warts which can be effectively remedied with soaps and other products containing Neem oil.

Lavender Oil: Lavender is known for its calming properties both emotional and physical. There are different varieties of lavender and certain ones are favored more than others for medicinal treatments. Lavender is effective to soothe itching from skin and sore scalp inflammations such as burning red itchy scalp, and dandruff to insect bites as well as having a powerful calming effect to treat scalp itching and irritated scalp as well as relax you and help you nod off to sleep.

In one study of 86 people with alopecia areata (a disease of unknown cause characterized by significant hair loss, generally in patches), those who massaged their scalps with lavender and other essential oils daily for 7 months experienced significant hair re-growth compared to those who massaged their scalps without the essential oils. It is not entirely clear from this study whether lavender (or a combination of lavender and other essential oils) was responsible for the beneficial effects. Scalp massage is also highly beneficial to stimulate follicles and blood supply to the skin’s surface.

Aromatherapists also use lavender as a tonic in inhalation therapy to treat headaches, nervous disorders, and exhaustion. Herbalists treat skin ailments, such as fungal infections (like candidiasis), dandruff, eczema of the scalp, wounds, scalp acne, with lavender oil. It is also used externally in a healing bath for circulatory disorders and as a rub for rheumatic ailments (conditions affecting the muscles and joints).

Tea Tree Oil: One of the strongest known natural antiseptics. Also has punative skin penetrating capacity as an anti-inflamatory, anti-bacterial, germicide and fungicide. The scientific name for it is Melaleuca Alternifolia.

Rosemary Oil: Rosemary oil has a pronounced action on the brain and the central nervous system and is wonderful for clearing the mind and mental awareness, while having excellent brain stimulant properties, as well as improving memory.

It helps with headaches, migraines, neuralgia, mental fatigue and nervous exhaustion and the antiseptic action of rosemary oil is especially suitable for intestinal infections and diarrhea, easing colitis, dyspepsia, flatulence, hepatic disorders and jaundice and relieving pain associated with itchy flaky scalp, rheumatism, arthritis, muscular pain and gout. It also helps for arteriosclerosis, palpitations, poor circulation and varicose veins.

The diuretic properties of rosemary oil are useful with reducing water retention during menstruation, and also with obesity and cellulite.

On the respiratory system, it is effective for asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, sinus and whooping cough. Because of its astringent action, it is also effective for countering sagging skin. Its stimulating action benefits scalp disorders and encourages hair growth.

On the skin, it helps to ease congestion, puffiness and swelling and can also be used for acne, dry inflamed scalp, dermatitis and eczema, but a very popular use of this oil is the use in hair care products, as it has a pronounced positive effect on the health of the hair and scalp. It increases the circulation to the scalpand is therefore also effective for promoting hair growth after having conditions such as dandruff or scalp sores causing hair loss, scalp itching and scratching.

Rosemary oil is effective for mental fatigue, circulation problems, pain relief for the muscular system, decongests the respiratory tract and is a skin and hair booster.

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Major Causes Of Hair Loss In Men And Women

During a cycle of hair growth, there is little shedding. It is absolutely a normal thing and a natural process. But, for a large number of people, there is unusually excessive hair fall. It finally leads to partial or total baldness. This is a serious matter that must be attended instantly. The problem needs immediate treatment. Before moving towards the solution for this embarrassing disturbance, it is necessary to have a deep insight of what actually causes it.

Genetics

Experts reveal that the most common of all causes of hair loss among women and men is their genetic makeup. However much of the details are not known yet. It is fully understood now that the gene for hair loss is dominant in such people. It can be transferred either form mother or father. In people with inherited hair loss, the problem is progressive. It continues to occur throughout years or for their entire life. For some, early twenties is the age when they start experiencing this trouble. For others, it occurs later in life.

Hormonal disturbance

Any changes in normal hormonal level in body cause various syndromes. One of these is hair loss. These are briefly described here:

Hyperthyroidism:

Overactive thyroid leads to thin damaged hair.

Hypothyroidism:

Under-active thyroid is also detrimental for hair growth. It makes them coarse and rough.

Male and Female hormone imbalance:

In women, if any imbalance in sex hormones of male and female occurs, it causes hair thinning and loss.

Pregnancy:

It is widely known that pregnancy causes hormonal changes that ultimately lead to excessive hair loss. A large reserve of protein and calcium is taken up by fetus so there is a dearth of essential nutrients that are beneficial for hair growth. This major transfer of nutrients leaves a woman severely deficient in hair food.

Menopause:

Some women suffer from hair loss when they enter menopause phase. The main cause is estrogen lack.

Hormone Replacement Therapy:

It is often given to treat health problems and symptoms related to menopause. This mostly causes hair shedding in women.

Malnutrition

A diet deficient in essential nutrients necessary for hair growth leads to baldness. Although, a poor dietary intake is not directly related to this problem but, it has serious implications upon the growth and health of the hair. People who are deprived of proteins, biotin, vitamin A and other important vitamins or minerals for a considerably longer time are more likely to face such problems, as compared to those who take a well-balanced diet.

Disease

Several diseases such as diabetes, psoriasis, lupus, dermatitis, hepatitis and breast cancer are also a causative factor for loss of hair.

Infection

Ringworm fungus makes scalp infectious in children. It also causes weakening of hair shaft and patches all over scalp.

Medications

Anticoagulants or blood thinners, overdose of vitamin A, anti-depressant drugs, contraceptive pills and gout-treatment medicines can cause hair loss.

In order to treat hair loss, its causes must be clearly understood with no ambiguities and myths. When the main factor is confirmed, its cure can be more effective and focused.

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Pubic Hair Design With Stencils Tutorial

What you’ll need:

Clear shaving gel so you can see where you are shaving

Aftershave astringent with salicylic acid

Comb

Scissors

Razor

Stencil pencil

Stencils

Mirror

Introduction

Creating works of art with pubic hair is not a new idea. Artworks from thousands of years ago show that men and women removed or styled their pubic hair by plucking or scraping off the hair. Ouch! Fortunately, there are now products made specifically for grooming pubic hair and this includes special shaving cream or gel, lotions, antiseptics and stencils. Some of the popular designs for pubic hair are the basic bikini (an inverted triangle), diamond, landing strip, heart, star, happy face, butterfly, check mark, lips and a square! Follow the steps below to create a beautiful design that will make you feel sexy with your clothes on or off!

Step 1 Buy the supplies you that you need

Purchase clear shaving gel made for pubic hair so you can see where you are shaving, an aftershave astringent with salicylic acid, stencils, a stencil pencil, a small comb, scissors, a mirror and a razor with new blades.

Step 2 Trim your hair

Decide if you need to trim your pubic hair before shaving. It makes the entire process much easier if hair is trimmed to about a 1/4 inch or however long your want your design shape to be.

Step 3 Bathe or shower

Soften your pubic hair and skin by soaking in a warm bubble bath or by taking a long shower. Exfoliate your pubic hair and upper thighs to prevent ingrown hairs. When you are finished, dry yourself completely.

Step 4 Using the stencils

Place the stencil using one hand against the pubic hair. Use your stencil pencil (or colored lip pencil) to trace the outline of the design where you want it. Put the stencil away and make sure you can see the shape outlined. If not, fill it in with the colored stencil pencil.

Step 5 Start shaving

Apply a thin layer of shaving gel to your pubic hair. Pull the skin taut and start shaving from the outer area toward the pencil line. You goal is to leave pubic hair in the design you chose and make sure the excess pubic hair outside the outline is removed. Continue around the design and apply more gel if needed. Rinse your razor several times during shaving to get the smoothest, cleanest look.

Step 6 Groom the remaining hair

Use a comb to pull the remaining hair within your design up and decide if it needs further trimming. Some people like hair a bit more “bushy” and others like it trimmed close.

Step 7 Aftercare for your skin.

Wash off shaving cream and pencil outline. Apply an astringent formula that contains salicylic acid to prevent ingrown hairs and then moisturize the entire area.

Step 8 Keep your design clean

Every other day look at your design using a mirror. Use a little shaving cream and a razor to shave away any hair stubble to make your design last.

Caring for your design requires little maintenance but allows you to continue feeling sexy and adventurous. Just take your time when shaving and use the best products for your pubic area. The right choice of products will keep you feeling sexy without the irritating bumps, ingrown hairs and razor rash that usually accompanies pubic hair grooming.

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Can You Really Grow Your Own Hair Back When You’re Going Bald?

If your hair is thinning or if you are going bald, it probably seems like there is nothing you can do to have your real hair again on your head. Most likely it seems like your only solution is to wear a wig, put on a hat, or just walk around your shiny scalp glistening in the sunlight.

The good thing is that there may be another solution available to you that you did not even know existed previously. There are actually products out there that are approved by the Food and Drug Administration that will help you grow your own hair back. Even after you start losing your hair, you really can start to cause growth to happen again.

How These Products Really Work

Products that help you re-grow your own hair have chemical ingredients with properties that cause your hair to grow as it normally used to. These chemical ingredients actually dilute your blood vessels. They also have anti-androgen properties that prevent androgens, which are usually steroid hormones, from effecting tissues that normally respond to them. Besides helping your hair to re-grow, anti-androgens also are used to fight prostate cancer in men.

Besides using this chemical solution to help your hair to grow like it used to, some of these products also contain solutions to help nourish and strengthen your hair. The vitamins, minerals, and herbs help to strengthen your hair so it also becomes thicker. Some of the vitamins, herbs, and minerals that help with this are Vitamin B6, Biotin, Zinc, Saw Palmetto, Nettle Root, Pumpkin Seed, and Ginseng.

Who Do These Products Work For?

Products like these should work for people with normal hair loss that occurs with aging and genetics. They usually do not work with hair loss that occurs because of certain medications, cancer treatment, and the after effects of a specific illness.

These products usually do work for men and women. Although men are normally the ones that are thought to be afflicted by hair loss, this inconvenient apparent loss of attractiveness also happens pretty regularly to women.

Some studies show that one out of four women suffer from female pattern baldness. This baldness or hair thinning usually begins to appear around the time of menopause. Some people think it’s caused by coloring or other negative treatment to your hair, but it’s actually caused by genes or a hormone imbalance. The good news is that a woman can re-grow her hair in the privacy of her own home.

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Regrow Thinning Hair – Best Tactics For More Hair

Thinning hair can be one of the first signs of baldness. Many like yourself wonder what can they do in order to regrow their hair and thicken it. It’s actually quite simple and utilizes a few natural techniques.

Go anywhere in the world and you will find men and women buying product after product, attempting to grow their hair back. Really if you can identify a few common causes of a thinning hair problem, you have what it takes to have a full head of hair again.

What many of those manufacturers putting out creams, pills, and topical solutions won’t tell you is that their products are packed with a ton of inactive ingredients that weaken the effects of their products. Do they even care? Yeah right, they only want more money stuffed in their pockets while you run around aimlessly without hope.

Not to mention many of the side effects you can experience. Muscle aches, fatigue, headaches, and even more serious causes of concern.

Below are a few tactics you can follow immediately for regrowing any thinning of the hair:

1.) Increase blood circulation in the scalp

2.) Get the proper nutrients in your system for fast hair growth

3.) Control hair loss causing hormone for maximum hair growth

I’ve limited these to only three factors, but there are more that I’m going to tell you about as well. First take note of why good blood circulation is so necessary for thinning hair. When you lack sufficient blood flow in the scalp, you’re basically starving your own hair follicles.

You’re cutting off exactly what they need to grow and that is nutrients from your blood. This is why some women and so many men go through the condition of having a receding hairline. The frontal area of the scalp receives the least amount of circulation.

And like I said before when you cut this off, you’re losing hair in the process. Simple scalp massage for 15 minutes daily will help take care of the problem. Doesn’t seem like much, but when done on a regular basis makes way for some incredible results.

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