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Hair Loss No More Book Review

Hair Loss No More author Jonathon E. Phillips is a leading hair loss analyst who has helped many people including celebrities and sports personalities to combat hair loss.

His extensive experience has enabled him to put together a 168 page ebook which provides a solid education in the way hair grows, why it stops growing, and a whole body approach to minimizing the effects of hair loss and promoting new hair growth.

Hair loss is suffered by millions of men and women the world over, hence, the insatiable appetite for trying anything that claims to stop hair loss and get hair to regrow. Therein lies the danger. This desperate mindset can lead many an unsuspecting consumer into parting with their money for very dubious hair loss remedies.

In Hair Loss No More the author approaches the subject of hair loss in 3 parts.

Part 1 provides an in-depth background of the hair growth mechanism and the main causes of hair loss in men and women.

An interesting section on hair shampoo gives a warning against alkaline based shampoos which can give the appearance of more body and volume but which actually are only of cosmetic value and in some cases they can even damage the hair.

Part 2 is the main section of the book introducing what the author terms a revolutionary Step-By-Step Hair Power Regimen.

Mr. Phillips firmly believes in controlling hair loss from within rather than hoping a magic potion or even a prescription drug will solve the problem. His reasoning makes much sense.

Proper attention to diet, nutrition, regular exercise, and proper breathing are all involved in making sure the scalp gets what it needs to supply the hair follicles responsible for hair growth.

Part 3 goes into detail on modern hair replacement techniques and procedures. If you have any questions about hair transplantation you will no doubt find the answers here.

Finally an Appendix section provides additional resources for keeping the body in a healthy condition with emphasis on coping with stress and learning how to relax.

I personally found the second section on the Hair Power Regimen very helpful. I practice the exercise program outlined in this book and it certainly does much for blood circulation and a general feeling of well-being.

As hair follicles rely on a healthy blood supply delivering the nutrients they need, it is crucial we do everything possible to make sure our diet supports healthy blood and we avoid a sedentary lifestyle and smoking which can have such an adverse impact on our circulatory system.

Background on Rogaine

One very interesting section in this book gives a detailed background to the launch of Rogaine, the hair growth medication approved by the FDA back in 1988. The sales of this drug have been nothing short of phenomenal making billions of dollars for the companies involved.

Not so well known is the fact that comments were made both by the pharmaceutical company representatives and doctors on the advisory board which appeared before the FDA to the effect that this was not a breakthrough medical discovery and the results vary greatly.

However, due to the public’s desperation for a remedy and the media spotlight on this product, sales continue to go through the roof. Mr. Phillips provides documentation to substantiate his observations. Certainly the product helps many with hair loss but be careful in how the results are interpreted and analyze closely the limitations.

In Conclusion

If you or a loved one are anxious about hair loss then this inexpensive downloadable ebook is certainly a worthy read.

It provides common sense, practical steps anyone can take to control hair loss and promote healthy hair growth without having to dip deep into the pocket. A welcome change indeed when it comes to the hair loss industry!

Title: Hair Loss No More

Author: Jonathon E. Phillips

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The Caramel Treatment – A Natural Hair Softener

The caramel treatment is a product in the E’tae product line. Boasting an all natural line up of ingredients from honey, bananas to olive oil, this product delivers in its ability to seriously soften and hydrate the driest and roughest hair textures. It helps people who relax their hair to ‘stretch’ their relaxer for longer periods and helps people with natural hair by softening its texture for easier detangling and manageability.

The results of the caramel treatment are not permanent; they last for up to 4 weeks so should be reapplied monthly for continued benefits. Many report ‘loosening’ of hair texture as well as less shrinkage after the treatment but this is likely due to the added weight of the product as well as the increased moisture levels in the hair. For this reason, the caramel treatment is excellent for helping to straightening the natural hair as it takes less heat to get smoother results as well as better moisture retention.

No doubt the product is excellent but due to its perishable nature (no preservatives are used), the price tag for monthly treatments can become quite unappealing. Most of the ingredients in the product can be found in many average kitchens so making your own caramel treatment seems a more attractive approach for those who wish to use it on a regular basis.

By understanding the purpose of each ingredient, you can adjust the recipe every time you make it depending on your hair’s needs.

Honey – An excellent humectant good for moisture

Olive Oil – For lubrication and helps with moisture retention

Bananas – Good for moisture and some protein benefits as well

Molasses (Treacle) – Another excellent humectant with some protein benefits

Water – This is the best natural moisturizer and is used to thin the mixture

Apple Cider Vinegar – For the shine it imparts to the hair

Cornstarch – For thickening purposes

Wheat germ oil – For added strength and lubrication

Here outlined is a simple recipe based on the ingredients above:

Honey – 6 tablespoons

Olive Oil – 6 tablespoons

Bananas – 2-3 overripe and very soft

Molasses (Treacle) – 3 tablespoons

Water – 4-6 tablespoons

Apple Cider Vinegar – 1 tablespoon

Cornstarch – 1-2 tablespoons depending on how thick you want the mixture to be

Wheat germ oil – 1 teaspoon – This can be substituted for any other natural oil of your choice

o Place all the ingredients except for the water into a blender and process until smooth. You may need to add the water bit by bit if it looks too dry.

o To ensure that there are no bits of banana in the mixture, sieve it through a fine sieve.

o Pour the mixture into a saucepan and put it on a medium heat while stirring constantly. You don’t want to ‘cook’ the mixture but you want the cornstarch to cause it to thicken and this will take just moments. You may need to add more water to thin it down if it gets too thick or add a bit more cornstarch if it is still too runny. You want to end up with a caramel coloured mixture that is the consistency of a thick batter. If the mixture is too thin it will start dripping from your hair as soon as you apply it.

o Decant the mixture into a container, depending on the length of your hair it will likely be enough for two applications.

To apply, divide the hair into 3-4 sections and clip. Starting with 1 section, part the hair and apply on the roots generously rubbing in with your fingers. Once applied on the roots of the section, apply the mixture all the way to the ends. Complete all sections in this manner and once done, cover the hair with a plastic cap. Let the mixture sit in your hair for 1-2 hours or overnight for really dry hair.

Wash hair with a sulfate free shampoo, deep condition and style as usual. You can freeze the remainder until you are ready to use it. The treatment is suitable for both natural and relaxed hair.

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The History of Scalp Massage

Scalp massage is an Indian treatment as old as the hills. So ancient is it and so positive its results, that it’s been exalted to the status of a tradition in most households. Still done on a weekly basis, it is part of many sacred rituals and the way in which a festival day is begun almost in every home across the subcontinent.

This massage is proven for its goodness in improving blood circulation and relieving stress in adults, while enabling concentration and enhancing memory power in school-going children. It is also especially recommended for hair re-growth in the case of cancer patients.

In the first text on Ayurveda written over 2,000 years ago, Ayurvedic physician Charaka wrote, “One who applies oil on his head regularly does not suffer from headaches, baldness, graying of hair, nor does his hair fall. Strength of his head and forehead is especially enhanced; his hair becomes black, long and deep-rooted; his sense organs work properly; the skin of his face becomes brightened; applying oil on the head produces sound sleep and happiness.”

Scalp massage has been a part of Indian culture since ancient times. There has been much research as to the history of this treatment. In addition to being a historical part of Indian culture, it has become a staple around the world as well. Not long ago, it was adopted as part of a luxurious hair treatment in hair salons and spas all over the United States, as well as most other countries.

In ancient days, Indian mothers would engage in weekly scalp massage for their children and other members of the family. The belief was that this practice could help improve memory and concentration, which, in turn, could make a more productive child in school and at home. Indian mothers would often strategically perform this treatment every Sunday, hoping that their children would be able to focus better on their studies during the school week to come. Improvement of memory power was one of the most important and obvious reasons for Indian mothers to engage in this weekly routine.

In more recent times, new advantages of scalp massage have been discovered. In addition to the hopes of improving memory, theories of benefits to general health and wellness have emerged. These medical advantages include reliving migraines, sleeping disorders, stress and stress-related symptoms. While not completely proven to be true for everyone, some cancer patients and medical professional believe that scalp massage helps with hair re-growth after chemotherapy-related hair loss.

Hair stylists, hair care professionals and salons worldwide also believe that scalp massage has its advantages. They believe that by offering theses relaxing and enjoyable massages to clients, their clients’ hair will be more nourished and conditioned. Like some medical professionals, hair care professionals also believe that scalp massages can stimulate hair growth. Most people will admit to a scalp massage being their favorite part of the hair treatment, as they find it to be relaxing, soothing and calming. Regardless of your belief in the ancient theories behind scalp massage, it may still be a good practice to employ, if only to de-stress after a tough day at work!

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Can Hair Tonics Treat Hair Loss and Thinning Hair?

A few decades ago, hair tonics were very popular in styling hair but they have been replaced by products such as gel, serums and mousse. They are scantily available at some salons and drug stores, for the die-hard fans. These days, hair tonics have been made so that they perform more functions than giving hair a shiny appearance and holding it in place. Modern day tonics contain ingredients that combat hair loss and thinning.

The hair is the crowning beauty of a woman. Unfortunately this beauty may fall or thin due to several factors like stress, pregnancy, medication, diet deficiencies, strain on the follicles due to tight hairstyles and fatigue. Loss of hair can affect a woman in many different ways. That is why solutions to thinning and losing hair are being sought daily.

It is important to understand the reason hair is falling out or becoming thin. Hair loss caused by stress, medication, pregnancy, illness, and diet deficiencies usually stops once the pregnancy, stress etc is over. Eating a healthy diet rich in protein usually restores hair to its original condition in a few weeks. If the cause of thinning is due to tight hairstyles then finding a new way to style the hair will reduce the strain on hair follicles and allow them to recover.

Hair tonics strengthen weak hair and in so doing makes it more resilient and less likely to break. They can also contain vital ingredients to boost hair growth by reviving slugging follicles. Some hair tonics that are believed to reduce hair loss and stop thinning are:

Rene Furterer RF80 – this is a patented plant based formula that is very effective for treating thinning and weak hair. It is enriched with plant peptides and vitamins which restore the scalp’s nutrition to give hair more body and shine. RF80 should be used once a week for three months. After the scalp has been cleaned, apply it evenly onto each part. Massage the scalp to aid penetration and blood circulation. A test was carried out on women using this product and the results were overwhelming. In three months, 78% reported that their hair had been strengthened.

Plantur 39 caffeine tonic is a leave-in tonic designed to treat hair loss in women. Its main target is women who have reached their menopause. It contains caffeine derived from plant based sources which stimulates hair follicles to increase the rate at which hair is growing. As hormones are responsible for the menopause, Plantur 39 caffeine also offers hormonal balance to the hair and scalp. This hair tonic is so mild it can be used as an everyday treatment. In addition to treating hair loss and thinning, it also treats other scalp problems like oily scalp and itching and is safe for use by men and women with male or female pattern balding.

For maximum benefits from hair tonics, apply to a clean scalp and use them as directed by the manufacturer. Always massage the tonic into the scalp. Massaging the scalp helps to evenly distribute the tonic to the entire scalp while stimulating blood circulation. Do not be tempted to apply too much tonic as it will leave your hair greasy, and mess your clothing and bedding.

Both Rene Furterer RF80 tonic and Plantur 39 Caffeine tonic are best applied as part of an overall strategy to combat thinning hair or hair loss. For women in the menopause or suffering from other hormone related hair loss like female patter balding, the manufacturer recommends using the Plantur 39 Caffeine shampoo regularly for a more effective treatment. Caffeine counteracts the effects of testosterone on hair follicles and is used in hair loss shampoos targeted at men with male pattern baldness.

Rene Furterer RF80 is more suitable for strengthening weak, thinning hair. It is designed to be used once a week for twelve weeks. Each dose to be massaged into the scalp comes in a phial so there is no risk of using too much. It is best applied after using the Rene Furterer Follicle Stimulating shampoo which contains micro beads to gently remove dead cells on the scalp, unclogging follicles in preparation for the application of the tonic.

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Biotin Hair Loss Treatment – Tips Before You Buy

If you are thinking about buying a biotin hair loss treatment, you should do a little comparative shopping and learn a few facts. This article will provide the facts and should help you with your shopping.

The treatments come in two basic varieties: the ones that are applied topically and the ones that are taken orally. Biotin is a nutrient, sometimes referred to as vitamin H or B7. 

It is not usually considered an essential vitamin, because intestinal bacteria can produce it. But because of the overuse of antibiotics and other antibacterial agents, there may be a deficiency of bacteria in the intestines, which would lead to a deficiency of the vitamin.

Although there are many dietary sources of the nutrient, the body cannot readily absorb it. It has been estimated that only about 20-40% of the B7 in foods is absorbed into the bloodstream, primarily because it is bound to protein. This is another reason that deficiencies are believed to be common. 

Biotin hair loss supplements are recommended because the nutrient is necessary for the production and normal growth of human hairs. The major symptom of a deficiency is thinning and eventually baldness that may spread from the scalp to other parts of the body, in severe cases.

It may seem obvious, but it bears mentioning that in order to be effective, the supplement must be taken by mouth. The nutrient cannot be absorbed through the scalp. So, including it in shampoos or topically applied ointments is a waste of time. 

By the same token, shampoos and similar products containing protein are ineffective. Although the hairs are composed of protein strands, applying protein formulas to the strands will not make them stronger. 

If you want to see results, a biotin hair loss supplement is not the only thing to consider. There are topically applied treatments that have been proven effective time and again. 

One of the most effective is a compound called Minoxidil. Minoxidil works by improving blood flow to the follicles, which produce the hairs. 

Like other parts of the body, the follicles go through active and resting stages. But sometimes they remain at rest longer than they should. Minoxidil seems to wake them up, so to speak. 

For many years, balding was thought to be an inevitable part of the aging process, particularly for people with a family history of baldness. Now, with biotin hair loss supplements and topically applied Minoxidil, it appears that we can prevent that part of the aging process. Clinical studies have shown that men in the early stages of male pattern baldness stopped losing hair and even had some growth, with continued treatment.

It isn’t necessary to see a doctor to get biotin supplements or Minoxidil. It is available over-the-counter. You can even order it online. Some companies combine the two treatments and include other beneficial ingredients in their supplements. 

So now you know what to look for when you are shopping for effective biotin hair loss products. Unless you choose to be bald, there’s no reason to settle.

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Hair Loss Isn’t Uncontrollable – Natural Methods For Boosting Hair Growth Today

Grab 100 people who are all losing hair and you’ll more than likely find at least 10 of them who are actually successful in finding a way to regrow their hair. What about the other 90 people? Why can’t they get their hair loss to come to a stop?

It’s usually because they are targeting the wrong methods for treating their thin hair. Most people are quick to use that new, shiny product advertised on television for baldness. You may even see testimonials for it with smiling faces and before and after pics. Well don’t be fooled. Fighting baldness takes a little work but it can be achieved.

There are some natural methods for boosting hair growth that you definitely need to apply today. For instance essential oils are perfect for hair loss sufferers. They work to naturally stimulate blood circulation deep down in your scalp, feeding your hair follicles the nutrients they need to grow.

Jojoba, lavender, rosemary and henna are all natural, essential oils proven to help with healthy hair growth. You can find plenty of these oils for sale online or even in your local herb shop.

Essential oils are only one key example. There are plenty of other things that can naturally boost hair growth too. You should do your part to use natural home remedies as well to benefit your hair. They don’t have to be some far-fetched concoctions. They can be as simple cooking oils.

Olive oil when massaged into the scalp and left overnight is a proven way to lift trapped dirt that clogs follicles. It forms the perfect environment for your scalp so that hair growth can follow. Just dab a teaspoonful of this on the scalp at night, massage it in and rinse out the following morning with a mild shampoo.

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Treatment for Dry Flaky Scalp and Split Ends

There are various reasons behind a dry, flaky scalp. The main causes of dry flaky scalp are uses of bad hair products. You can get rid from this by using TLC and other quality products. The tiny white flakes due to dry scalp can be appear on head, the hairline, ear or the back of the neck that looks very unpleasant.

Dandruff also occurs due to dry flaky scalp and sometime it result type of eczema called seborrheic eczema that makes your skin irritating. Scalp psoriasis also the reason of flaking.

How to Treat Scalp Flaking?

You can get rid from flaky scalp by doing some good hair care. Here we represent some best tips for reducing flaky scalp.

1. First thing is choosing right shampoo according to your hair type and shampoo your hair properly. Regular use of shampoo can help to reduce flakes from your scalp.

2. Avoid overuse of blow dryer and curling iron as it makes your scalp dry causes flaky scalp. So dry your wet hair naturally.

3. Massage your scalp regularly for better blood circulation as it helps to loosen the dead cells and reduce easily.

4. Go for some oil treatment at least once in a week. Olive oil is best for scalp treatment. Rub the oil over your scalp and cover your head with towel for 30 minutes. Then wash off with lukewarm water and shampoo. This makes your scalp clean and away from any flakes.

5. Do not expose your head over sunlight and cover your head while going outside.

6. If the home treatment does not work for you then immediately meet to a dermatologist for medical treatment for dry flaky scalp.

However, the best solution for removing flakes from scalp is to add moisture on your hair and scalp regularly. Also you need to protect your scalp from sun rays and dust to reduce flaky scalp.

Get Rid of Split Ends

Split ends occur usually in dry hair. It is one of the common hair problems. Split ends can be avoided with proper care and treatment. Regular trimming is the best way to get rid of split ends.

Hair is made up with 3 different layers outer layer, middle layer and inner layer. The outer most layers is called cuticle that contains dead cells. The cuticle helps to protect the middle layer called cortex that is composed with a long, coiled proteins. A split end results when the cuticle is damaged at the end of a strand.

Preventing Split Ends

There is several ways to prevent split ends. Here we represent some excellent tips and ideas.

  • Do not shampoo your hair every day. It creates your hair unhealthy and damage. Apply conditioner after shampooing your hair as it makes your hair shiny and soft.
  • Do not use blow dryer to dry your hair. Just cover your wet hair with towel and dry it naturally.
  • Never brush or comb your hair when it is in wet condition. Also use wide tooth comb to brush your hair in when it dry. Do not brush your hair more times. It may damage your hair.
  • Avoid over processing your hair like hair coloring, bleaching, perming etc. These are damage the outer layer of your hair and causes split ends.
  • Always protect your hair from the sun rays. Over exposure of sun light can make your hair weak, brittle and dry.

Treatment of Split Ends

First thing is you needed to trim your hair immediately when you find split ends. Use leave-in hair conditioner to get rid of split ends. With proper care and treatment you can remove split ends and get a healthy shiny hair.

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Pubic Hair Removal – 10 Tips To Help You With Successful & Pain Free Pubic Hair Removal

Both men and women share a common concern on removing unwanted hair. However, they have different body parts which need to be free of unwanted hair. For example, it is socially acceptable for men to have a mustache, but not for women. It is also socially acceptable for men to have hair in the underarms, but, again, not on women. One major area of concern for women today is their bikini line and so they are always searching for the best pubic hair removal product or treatment.

Aside from the fact that pubic hair on the bikini line hinders women from wearing sexy two-piece bikinis, it is also a big turn-off for their partners. Unfortunately, though women are convinced of having a clean bikini line, most are hesitant to go through a pubic hair removal routine because they are not sure if the process would be actually successful and effective.

If you are considering undergoing treatment for pubic hair removal, here are some tips which you can do to prepare for an effective and successful treatment.

1. Materials – Prepare all the necessary materials when planning to use the method of shaving for pubic hair removal. You will need clean, fresh sharp razors, shaving cream, small scissors, some soap, a loofa scrub as well as baby oil and some lotion. Make sure that you buy and use only the products of brands that you can trust.

2. Position – Sitting upright on a chair with your feet raised up above your waistline is the best possible result for shaving for pubic hair removal.

3. Small Trims – It is not advisable to go right ahead and shave your pubic hair. For pubic hair removal, always start by trimming your pubic hair short to make the whole process of shaving easier and cleaner in result. To trim, hold up a handful of pubic hair and trim inch by careful inch.

4. Warm Bath – A warm, hot bath following your trim will make your pubic hair soft and easy to remove later on. It will also add to a more effective or clean pubic hair removal.

5. Shaving Cream – Generously apply a shaving cream of your choice on the pubic area. Apply the cream right after your warm bath for better results. Other alternatives to shaving cream are shaving gel, shaving lotion or a generous coat of petroleum jelly. Again, make sure that you only use products and brands that you can use. It is also recommended that you test these products on a small area of skin to find out if you have any allergic reaction to the product. If you, after a few minutes, notice any itchiness, redness or rashes, perhaps it is best to use another brand or product for your pubic hair removal.

6. Prepare to Shave – Now that you have performed the above-stated preparations, you are ready for the major step in pubic hair removal. Of course, you can always choose to give it a design that you fancy. Most women simply want to clean up the whole area. Make sure to slowly and carefully shave to avoid cuts. It is not advisable to run the razor more than three times over the same spot as this will only irritate the skin. Stretching your legs far apart will give you access to areas that are normally hard to reach. For first time shavers, it is best to shave gradually. Allow your pubic area to adjust to the process of shaving.

7. Exfoliation – Once shaving is done, exfoliation on the pubic area is advised. You can use a light soap. Avoid using one that is too strong as this might irritate the skin especially when it is soaped right after shaving. Again, for this part of your pubic hair removal, use only brands of exfoliants that you can trust. You may use the softer kind of loofa or body scrub or sponge. Exfoliating after shaving will help remove the dead skin that has been covered for a long time by your pubic hair. It will also clean up the pores and therefore, help prevent skin irritation. The only important thing when you exfoliate is to make sure that you do it gently and softly.

8. Moisturizers – It is good to moisturize the pubic area after all the shaving and the exfoliating involved with pubic hair removal. You can moisturize your pubic area using baby oils. Aloe Vera is also one favorite alternative for moisturizing as this has natural skin-healing abilities. Use only moisturizers that are light, fragrant-free and color-free. These kinds of moisturizers don’t have added chemicals for fragrance and coloring that may be harmful for the recently-shaved area. Mild baby powders may be applied after moisturizing.

9. Cleanliness – Now that you have carried out pubic hair removal and are cleanly shaved, it is best if you maintain a good hygienic routine. This would include the daily cleaning of your genitals and pubic area with feminine wash to keep your private area clean, sweat and odor-free as well as to protect it from irritation from wearing tight underwear or jeans.

10. Regular Shaving – Now that you’ve started with your pubic hair removal practice, it is good to keep up this routine regularly. Regularly shaving will prevent the pubic hair from growing too much which will then require you more time for trimming. Avoid stubbles of pubic hair as this can cause itching and discomfort. Needless to say, the more itchiness, the higher that possibility of you scratching it and the higher the possibility of it being irritated then.

Proper pubic hair removal is nothing more than these ten simple steps away. The important thing to keep in mind with every step is to perform it carefully as your genital area and your pubic hair is one of the most sensitive parts of the body. Also, the use of trusted products only could never be stressed highly enough. Where pubic hair removal is concerned, it is always better to be safe than sorry.

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Standard Suggestions to Avoid Hair Loss Naturally

No matter how healthy you think your hair looks now, it can change in a matter of a few months if you are not taking care of it. Being bald is something millions try to prevent. Learn how you can stop hair loss by utilizing the pointers in this short article.

In order to grow back hair that has been lost, you might consider purchasing a natural shampoo. Using chemical shampoos and other hair treatments can induces hair loss. It is essential that you reverse this damage. Organic hair shampoos do that by cleaning your scalp and unclogging hair roots so that hair can grow back.

Do not worry if you suffer from hair loss quickly after your pregnancy. The modification in your hormonal agent levels can be the most likely reason for this condition, so there is no reason to be alarmed. Usually, when your hormonal agent levels restore their balance after your pregnancy, your hair advancement will support once again.

Ensure you are getting adequate protein in your diet plan. If your roots are not getting sufficient protein, they move into a resting phase where no brand-new hair development occurs. If new hair is not really growing in, the old hair will fall out. Taking in a balanced diet plan with sufficient protein can prevent this cycle.

When you brush hair in this state, you can be doing more damage, as the currently tight hair can not deal with the forces place on it by the brush. If you require untangling your hair prior to it being dry, carefully make use of a wide-toothed comb, being exceptionally mindful not to pull too hard. On top of proper combing, use of natural products will help untangle the hair roots naturally.

For those experiencing hair loss, you should to consider using organic treatments. Numerous of these treatments work by shutting out hair loss-causing hormonal agents, while providing development stimulants. Organic hair growth treatment can stop and reverse all hair loss problems.

One of the considerable aspects that can affect hair loss is your diet plan. Ensure your diet consists of foods that include vitamin A, E, and C. Consume foods with healthy omega 3 fatty acids, such as fish and nuts so that your body can absorb the vitamins.

Healthy hair needs a lot more nutrients than processed food and vending gadgets can provide for your everyday diet. You should eat healthy foods, and all food groups require being included in your diet plan in order to protect a healthy body and healthy head of hair. Ensure you are consuming a healthy diet, and using an organic hair product that contains all the vital nutrients.

Something as easy as using a natural shampoo can help thicken and restore your hair back. Use the ideas you have learned in the article above and you can begin to regrow your hair quickly. Attempt these approaches and discover an organic hair loss treatment that can work for you.

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Tips For Treating Children With Traction Alopecia Hair Loss

Children are just as susceptible to traction alopecia as adults are. The causes of traction alopecia in children are similar to grown ups. Hairstyles such as pigtails, cornrows and braiding can cause hair loss in kids. When a child’s hair is repeatedly styled tightly, over a period of time hair follicles become damaged and incapable of producing healthy hairs. The hair follicle may become so damaged that it stops producing hairs altogether. Hair loss occurs in the areas of the scalp that are pulled the most, usually at the front hair line, the nape of the neck and crown.

Traction alopecia in children can be treated in a similar fashion to the way it is treated in adults. In fact children have a much better chance of regrowing hair from damaged hair follicles if treated correctly. It is worth bearing in mind that children have more sensitive skin than adults and certain rules should be followed in order not to cause more damage to their delicate scalps.

Tip number one – avoid tight hairstyles

Avoid hairstyles that cause any sort of pulling whatsoever on hair follicles. Don’t use rubberbands, headbands, clips or any accessories that may cause tension on the scalp. If possible let the child wear their hair down.

Rule number two – do not use harsh chemicals

It is not uncommon for people that have children with unmanageable hair to be tempted to apply some sort of texturizing treatment to tame their wild unruly hair. Texturizers and relaxers contain powerful ingredients to chemically restructure the hair and can damage the scalp of an adult, talk less of that of a child. Although some of these products are made with gentler formulae and aimed at children, it is best to stay clear of any products that might interfere with the health of the child’s hair follicles.

Rule number three – maintain a clean scalp

A dirty scalp is an ideal place for fungus to grow which results in conditions such as dandruff. Ensure the scalp is kept clean by washing it several times a week. A clean scalp will also help remove any dirt and sebum blocking the hair follicles. Most shampoos, even those designed and made for children contain sodium laureth sulfate, a cheap detergent that is also an irritant. It’s a cheap foaming agent that “cleans” the hair by stripping away grease and your hair’s natural oils. Aim for a shampoo that is sulfate free and if you can afford it organic or plant based.

Rule number 4 – apply a hair promoting topical treatment

Hair loss treatments can be applied directly to the scalp to stimulate hair follicles into producing new hairs. While products like minoxidil are suitable for both adult men and women, it should not be used on a child. Instead other hair promoting topical natural treatments can be used. Bhringaraj has been used for centuries in India to promote hair growth and can be safely used on a child. It is a plant and can be applied on a child’s scalp without fear of any adverse effects. Bhringaraj is popularly sold in both its powder form and as an oil. Simply add some water to a teaspoon of powder and mix it into a smooth paste which can be applied to the areas where hair loss has occurred.

Rule number 5 – regular scalp massages

A regular scalp massage will increase circulation and also stimulate damaged hair follicles. Getting into the habit of gently massaging the child’s scalp will speed up their hair regrowth. It is best to use a lubricating agent such as oil to eliminate any friction which may cause further damage to the scalp or hair follicles. Bhringaraj oil or virgin coconut oil make excellent massage oils for the scalp and can also double up as deep conditioning hair treatments.

Following these rules will ensure more hair doesn’t fall out because of the excessive force applied to the hair follicles and that further harm isn’t caused to the follicles by the use of unsuitable hair products. Stick with gentle products and stimulate hair growth by increasing scalp circulation through regular massages to give the hair follicles a chance to heal themselves and start producing healthy new hairs.

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