How to slow or reverse hair loss with a healthy diet and nutritional supplements

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www.4hairgain.com HOW TO REVERSE HAIR LOSS (with a healthy diet and nutritional supplements):

Unless you were trying to make a fashion statement – think David Beckham or Sinead O’Connor – you probably wouldn’t be too pleased with hair loss. In Western society, hair loss – especially male pattern hair loss – is fodder for jokes, unless the hair loss is a result of chemotherapy or other medical treatments. If you’re suffering from situational baldness or male/female pattern baldness, you may laugh about it among your friends. Chances are, however, that you’re crying about it in privacy. But by no means are you alone. Fortunately, there are many natural remedies to relieve hair loss and the personal embarrassment that results from it. I know, text is long and looks like boring staff…but if you really really care about reverse hair loss or simply grow hair fast and dense, please take time and read below the wisdom of the experts:

We can blame the typical American diet for yet another unfavorable thing: Hair loss. American’s high-fat, high-animal protein and high-salt diet damages the kidneys and creates acidic blood, thereby leading to hair loss, according to Paul Pitchford’s Healing with Whole Foods and Janet Zand’s, Allan N. Spreen’s and James B. LaValle’s Smart Medicine for Healthier Living. The typical American diet is also usually low in vitamins. This lifestyle leads to vitamin deficiency, which is another cause of hair loss. And thanks to the globalization of fast food chains and the American diet, we’re exporting hair loss overseas.

If your diet is relatively healthy, you may have to scrutinize other potential causes and use the process of elimination to determine the cause of your hair loss. For example, do you dye your hair or treat it with other chemicals? According to Bill Gottlieb’s Alternative Cures, these treatments may be thinning your hair. Similarly, have you been experiencing a lot of stress in your life? Stress may literally be making you pull your hair out.

If you’re a woman: Are you pregnant, menopausal or on birth control pills? These are three big factors in female hair loss. Hormone imbalance is arguably the most common cause of hair loss in females. Pregnancy, menopause and sometimes birth control pills can create hormone shifts, according to The Doctor’s Book of Home Remedies for Women. In fact, according to Dr. Neal Barnard’s Eat Right, Live Longer, “Childbirth almost always causes some degree of temporary hair loss, sometimes occurring after a delay of a few months… In other animals, this has a useful function; rabbits, for example, line their nests with shed hairs. Humans have less use for it.” So unless you’re intent on finding new ways to decorate your baby’s room, you’re just going to have to wait out the temporary hair loss. Excessive dieting also causes hormone shifts. Hair loss is thus one of the major symptoms of anorexia and bulimia.

Hair loss doesn’t have to be controlled entirely by genetics:
If your hair loss is caused by a controllable factor, such as using chemical hair dyes, then by all means, change your behavior. Take vitamin supplements, stop dying your hair, change your shampoo or choose a different method of birth control. On the other hand, hair loss could also be genetic. No, you can’t alter your genes yet. But you can rely on natural medicines to help counteract an inherited hair loss trait. Vitamin E, Golden Maidenhair (found in a tea shampoo), red sage extracts (also found in some shampoos) and formulas that mix turmeric with horsetail or oat straw are all found to prevent or slow the process of hair loss. Additionally, eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in starch may slow down the hair loss process, according to Arthur C. Upton in Staying Healthy in a Risky Environment.

The average human sheds between 50 and 100 hair strands every day. If you’re shedding more than that, you don’t have to accept it as a burden you must bear. A little lifestyle change goes a long way to stop hair loss. If your parents or grandparents exhibit hair loss, you’re not doomed, but you do have an even greater need to watch your diet and use herbal remedies. If you do start losing your hair, however, handling it well can make all the difference between hair loss becoming a source of embarrassment or a fashion statement.

The experts speak on hair loss:

Americans have the greatest incidence of baldness of any people; this is understandable since hair loss is tied to high-fat, high-protein diets, which damage the kidneys and create acidic blood. Meat and dairy, besides being high in fat and protein, are also generally considered “sweet” in Oriental medicine. Considering the additional sweets, desserts, and sugar-laced foods and drinks in which Americans indulge, we can see that the sweet flavor dominates the typical diet. The Inner Classic cautions that too much sweet-flavored food makes the head hair fall out. A further caution from this ancient text: “Too much salt damages the blood [and therefore the hair].” As discussed in the Salt chapter, excessive salt is consumed by Americans, nearly all of it highly refined.
Healing With Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford

Avoid consuming excessive amounts of animal fats, animal proteins, and salt. This may help delay hair loss in men prone to male pattern baldness.
Smart Medicine For Healthier Living by Janet Zand LAc OMD Allan N Spreen MD CNC James B LaValle RPh ND

Acute deficiency may cause hair loss or thinning, dermatitis, and decreased growth. Both poor appetite and digestion are also experienced by adults with zinc deficiency. Loss of taste sensation may occur, as can brittleness of the nails or white spots on the nails, termed leukonykia. These and most other symptoms can be corrected with supplemental zinc. Sulfur may be helpful as well. Skin rashes, dry skin, and delayed healing of skin wounds or ulcers may result from zinc deficiency, and stretch marks, called striae, are also produced by this condition. Zinc and copper are both needed for cross-linking of collagen, and when they are low, the skin tissue may break down.
Staying Healthy With Nutrition by Elson M Haas MD

Not all hair loss is inevitable, however, nor is the decline entirely controlled by genes. Stress, hormone changes, and vitamin or mineral deficiencies can lead to fast fallout. Moreover, you’re likely to lose hair faster if your hair follicles become inflamed or if you get skin disorders that affect your scalp.
Natures Medicines by Gale Maleskey

If you are experiencing hair loss, have a hair analysis done to uncover any nutritional deficiencies or toxic metal contamination. As hair is formed, available minerals and amino acids circulating in the blood are laid down in the hair. A hair analysis can therefore provide a picture of your mineral status and pick up any exposure to toxic metals. You should also consult your physician to check for an underlying health problem, such as hypothyroidism or infection.
Smart Medicine For Healthier Living by Janet Zand LAc OMD Allan N Spreen MD CNC James B LaValle RPh ND

All forms of undereating, skipping meals, or eating only limited foods will lead to poor nutrition and eventually, to problems from protein, calorie, vitamin, or mineral deficiencies. Other symptoms include lack of energy and subsequent weakness, malnourishment of internal organs, skin problems, and hair loss. Severe weight loss in spite of regular eating may indicate an underlying medical condition and warrants an evaluation by a doctor.
Staying Healthy With Nutrition by Elson M Haas MD

Lack of protein, although not generally a problem for well-fed Americans, can force hair into a resting phase, leading to hair loss.
Symptoms Their Causes and Cures by The Editors of Prevention Magazine Health Books

For men, Dr. Klaper says that a low-fat diet may help slow down the balding process. “On some level, male pattern baldness might be tied to increased testosterone levels during puberty, which are often the result of a high-fat diet or eating too many animal products,” says Dr. Klaper. “If you look at Japan, male pattern baldness was almost unheard of prior to World War II. The Japanese diet is now far more fatty and Westernized, and Japanese men are going bald everywhere. It’s clear that a high-fat, meat-based diet raises testosterone levels, and that may adversely affect hair follicles. I’m not sure eating low-fat foods will stop hair loss, but it might slow it down.”
New Choices In Natural Healing by Prevention Magazine

Hair loss in women is often difficult to diagnose and can be caused by many factors, including alopecia areata, hormone imbalances, menopause, dietary protein and amino acid deficiency, intestinal parasites, damage from hair treatments, and stress.
Alternative Cures by Bill Gottlieb

Whether using a dye at home or going to a salon, don’t skip the patch test for possible allergic reactions (that may be causing hair loss). At home, follow package directions carefully.
Wellness Self-Care Handbook by John Edward Swartzberg MD FACP and Sheldon Margen MD, page 334

For women, thinning hair or hair loss can be a sign of a problem in the gastrointestinal tract, says Michael A. Klaper, M.D., a nutritional medicine specialist in Pompano Beach, Florida, and director of the Institute of Nutritional Education and Research, an organization based in Manhattan Beach, California, that teaches doctors about nutrition and its relationship to disease. “Occasionally, it’s a sign of insufficient stomach acids or that she’s not absorbing protein, zinc and other nutrients,” he says. “If she takes acidophilus after meals for a month or so, that often helps.” Dr. Klaper recommends nondairy powdered acidophilus, available in most health food stores. He says to take two tablets between meals (four to six tablets per day) for at least two months.
New Choices In Natural Healing by Prevention Magazine

Taking large amounts of vitamin A over long periods can be toxic to the body, mainly the liver. Toxic levels of vitamin A are associated with abdominal pain, amenorrhea, enlargement of the liver and/or spleen, gastrointestinal disturbances, hair loss, itching, joint pain, nausea and vomiting, water on the brain, and small cracks and scales on the lips and at the corners of the mouth.
The A-to-Z Guide to Supplements by James F Balch MD 

Also see your doctor for fungal infections of the scalp or nails, because these infections can be difficult to treat. In the case of progressive scalp infections, they can produce scarring and permanent hair loss.

Sudden hair loss in a certain area, such as the scalp or beard, is called alopecia areata and is sometimes caused by an autoimmune illness. Alopecia universalis is a condition in which all body hair may be lost. The total loss of all body hair, including eyebrows, eyelashes, facial and body hair, and hair on top of the head, is known as alopecia totalis. Unless hair loss is widespread, new hair may grow back within a few months, but with no color.
Disease Prevention And Treatment by Life Extension Foundation

In telogen effluvium, the hair loss is temporary. It results from a large number of hair follicles entering the resting phase of the growth cycle, leading to a rapid, synchronous shedding of hair. The condition usually clears up when any irritant is removed.
Staying healthy In a Risky Environment by Arthur C Upton

“Hormone-related hair loss, including life events and male and female pattern baldness”

We normally shed somewhere between 50 and 100 hairs every day,” says Dr. Caserio. “But there are a whole host of life events; namely, hormone shifts from birth control pills, pregnancy and menopause that affect growing conditions, so that we can sometimes lose hundreds of hairs a day.” Rapid weight loss, severe dandruff, iron deficiency and a low protein intake can also speed up the normal rate of hair loss by forcing hairs into a rooting stage. A serious illness or a physical stress, such as childbirth, can trigger dramatic (but temporary) hair loss of up to 50 percent, but this only occurs in extreme circumstances, says Dr. Caserio.
The Doctors Book of Home Remedies for Women

It is a rare physician who puts his patient on the pill and tells her that her face might break out, or that she might suffer hair loss; but many women on oral contraceptives find this out soon enough. In fact, many drugs can be the cause of skin and other cosmetic problems.
Vitamin Bible for the 21st Century by Earl Mindell

Childbirth almost always causes some degree of temporary hair loss, sometimes occurring after a delay of a few months. In other animals, this has a useful function rabbits, for example, line their nests with shed hairs. Humans have less use for it.
Eat Right Live Longer by Neal Barnard MD

As for hair loss in women, which is a much more complex problem that often requires professional diagnosis and treatment, many experts in alternative beauty care believe that you can help the problem with natural remedies.
Alternative Cures by Bill Gottlieb

“A woman with hair loss should discuss the proper treatment with a naturally oriented medical doctor or naturopathic physician. He can help you get to the bottom of what’s causing the loss of hair and then prescribe the appropriate action,

Elson Haas, M.D., director of the Preventive Medical Center of Marin in San Rafael, California.

Alternative Cures by Bill Gottlieb

Although a certain amount of hair loss is normal, it can sometimes suggest that something is wrong somewhere in your body, specially if hair loss is accompanied by an increase in facial hair, abnormal periods or a deepening of the voice.
The Doctors Book of Home Remedies for Women

Hormonal changes linked to pregnancy or menopause can cause hair loss in women. Finasteride, a drug that helps keep testosterone levels high and other male hormone levels low, can also keep balding in check. Ask your doctor for more information about treating female balding with this drug.
Uncommon Cures for Everyday Ailments by the editors of Bottom Line Health,

Pregnancy, a high concentration of metals in the body, and autoimmune diseases can sometimes cause hair loss.
Prescription For Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A Balch CNC and James F Balch MD

Actually, when it comes to hair loss, everyone is a loser all of the time. Even the owner of the world’s most luxurious locks sheds 50 to 150 hairs a day. What separates him from the guy who could double as a billiard ball? In someone with a full head of hair, new hairs constantly grow in, filling all of the empty spaces. Whether you sprout enough new hairs to prevent baldness depends mostly on your parents. Genes are the culprits in what is known as male or female-pattern baldness.
Healing With Vitamins by Alice Feinstein

First your barber starts charging you half-price for a trim. Then your wife develops an odd habit of licking her palms and matting your stray hairs into place. Next you find yourself sarcastically referring to perfectly coiffed entertainers and newscasters on the tube as Mr. Hairdo. It’s time to face the nearly bare facts: You’re probably one of 50 million Americans suffering from male or (women, take note) female pattern baldness the most common forms of hair loss.
Symptoms Their Causes and Cures by The Editors of Prevention Magazine Health Books

The most common pattern of hair loss is called male pattern baldness or hereditary alopecia. In this condition, hair is lost from the crown and temples and is often replaced by a more fine, downy type of hair. This pattern of hair loss is also called androgenic alopecia, meaning it is more common in males and is usually inherited. It may also affect women (female-pattern baldness) and occurs especially after menopause.
Alternative Medicine by Burton Goldberg

The most common form of hair loss andro-genetic alopecia (common male-pattern baldness) does not occur as a result of injury, illness, or environmental influences but is a genetically programmed process that affects numerous men and women (particularly after menopause).
Staying healthy In a Risky Environment by Arthur C Upton

This type of balding usually begins around the age of 30 and becomes more noticeable at age 40, and can be more evident after menopause. Female-pattern baldness usually causes the hair to thin out all over the head, but it rarely progresses to total or near baldness as it does in men. This type of hair loss is permanent. Females may also suffer hair loss because of temporary shedding, known as telogen effluvium; breaking of the hair due to styling treatments and twisting or pulling of the hair; alopecia areata, an immune disorder temporarily causing patchy areas of total hair loss; oral medications; and certain skin diseases.
Disease Prevention And Treatment by Life Extension Foundation

Hair loss afflicts millions of people—and not just men, though their hair loss is often the most noticeable. Most women, too, experience some degree of hair loss as they grow older.
Wellness Self-Care Handbook by John Edward Swartzberg MD FACP and Sheldon Margen MD

The best way to prevent hair loss is to choose parents and grandparents with great hair. Unfortunately, choosing one’s genes is not (yet) an option. Consequently, hair loss cannot be considered preventable. It goes without saying, however, that you should take good care of your hair and consult a physician should you suspect you are developing any kind of infection on your scalp.
Smart Medicine For Healthier Living by Janet Zand LAc OMD Allan N Spreen MD CNC James B LaValle RPh ND

Baldness or loss of hair is referred to as alopecia. Alopecia to-talis means loss of all the scalp hair. Alopecia universalis means loss of all body hair, including eyebrows and eyelashes. If hair falls out in patches, it is termed alopecia areata. This condition is usually temporary and rarely leads to baldness. Factors that are involved in hair loss include heredity, hormones, and aging.
Prescription For Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A Balch CNC and James F Balch MD

But of more concern to many men and women afflicted with hair loss is alopecia areata, a lesser-known disorder that causes hair loss in nearly 4 million Americans.
Uncommon Cures for Everyday Ailments by the editors of Bottom Line Health

While it’s true that many men experience some hair loss as they age, many others begin to lose their hair in their twenties or thirties. Premature baldness can be caused by nutrient deficiencies — and in these cases, it can be reversed. Usually, however, genetics is the cause for male pattern baldness.
Natural Health Secrets by Glenn W Geelhoed MD Jean Barilla MS,

If you’re a typical adult, you have about 100,000 hairs on your head. And you’re not willing to part with a single one of them. Yet once your hair starts to thin, there’s little Western medicine can do. Except in cases caused by radiation treatments, scalp infections or severe stress, hair loss in men and women is hereditary and permanent. Only one prescription product, minoxidil, has won approval as a hair loss cure. And it doesn’t work for everyone, especially when there is actual baldness rather than thinning. The natural remedies in this chapter, used with the approval of your doctor, may help slow hair loss or increase hair growth, according to some health professionals.
New Choices In Natural Healing by Prevention Magazine

Cancer-related hair loss

There are approximately 100 drugs used as chemotherapy for the treatment of cancer. The goal is to destroy cancer cells with the use of various poisonous drugs and compounds of either plant or chemical origin. Used for a wide variety of cancers, chemotherapeutic drugs are especially intended to attack and destroy fast growing cells typical of the behavior of cancer cells. Unfortunately other fast growing cells include hair, gastrointestinal cells and important immune potentiating cells of the bone marrow. This is why individuals commonly experience gastrointestinal upset together with acute hair loss.
Treating Cancer With Herbs by Michael Tierra ND

Natural ways to help you counter your hair loss

Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in starch. This may help to slow down the process of hair loss. Fruits and vegetables contain flavonoids, many of which are antioxidants that may provide protection for the hair follicles and encourage hair growth.
Prescription For Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A Balch CNC and James F Balch MD

Vitamin E has a wide range of positive effects in cancer particularly vitamin E succinate. It enhances the effects of selenium, and enhances some chemotherapies, radiotherapy, and hyperthermia. It also may help prevent hair loss, and it protects the heart (in animal studies) from cardiac toxicity from doxorubicin.
Choices In Healing by Michael Lerner

Golden Maidenhair (Adiantum aureum, Polytrichum vulgare, commune) A moss used for a scalp tonic, prevents hair loss (tea shampoo), and used against swellings and lumps, and cold uterus abscesses.
Anti-Aging Manual by Joseph B Marion

In the days of the pharaohs, the Egyptians had developed a great skill in the use of herbs, and their herbal traditions were kept alive by the Copts, early Christians who were their direct descendants. The ancient Egyptians used an oil made from seeds of the castor oil plant (Ricinus communis), while the Copts employed the root of the plant. The Copts crushed the root in water, allowed it to steep for some time, strained out the root, and applied the remaining water as a wash to the head. Other peoples from the Far East generally applied castor oil directly to the hair as a treatment to halt hair loss and to promote the growth of new hair. Castor oil treatments were sometimes alternated with slathering the scalp with aloe vera juice, olive oil, equal amounts of rosemary tea and olive oil, onion juice, or onion juice mixed with honey. Directions: Apply any of these concoctions to the scalp before bed and cover with a plastic wrap to protect the bedclothes. Rinse your hair thoroughly each morning.
Ancient Healing Secrets By Dian Dincin Buchman PHD

Silicon is useful to stop hair loss. Two herbs high in soluble, digestible silicon are horsetail and oatstraw. These are synergistic with turmeric, so turmeric should be added to either or both to make a formula.
Herbal Defense by Ralph T Golan ND

Researchers have also discovered that inositol prevents hair loss in animals. So far, however, there are no studies documenting the same effect in people. The vitamin is found in beans, fruits, grains and nuts.
Home Remedies What Works by Gale Maleskey and Brian Kaufman

Asia, red sage has a reputation as a hair restorer and hair-care helper. I can’t vouch for the former claim, but the latter is supported by the fact that extracts of red sage are used in several shampoos.
Anti-Aging Prescriptions by James Duke PhD

When hair loss is accompanied by internal heat symptoms such as dry skin, insomnia, red eyes, and irritability, it indicates yin deficiency—dehydration of blood and body fluids, hormone imbalance, or other causes. Blood-building herbs can have good effects when they nourish the source of the hair—blood, bone marrow, the liver and kidneys—especially combined with herbs that increase circulation in the head.
Asian Health Secrets by Letha Hadady DAc

Results of this double-blind, placebo-controlled study found that long-term oral therapy with daily doses of 18,000 IE retinol, 70 mg L-cystine and 700 mg gelatin led to an improvement of diffuse hair loss relative to controls.
The Clinicians Handbook Of Natural Healing by Gary Null PhD

“My study in reversing hair loss did not rely on phytochemicals alone, but was holistic in scope. The program overcomes the genetic threshold through a multiple assault on the problem, by removing stress and doing exercise, becoming vegetarian, and detoxing by removing bad food.
Get Healthy Now by Gary Null

There it is used as an appetite stimulant; for hair loss; alcoholism; liver, spleen, and gallbladder disorders; and to treat irregular heartbeat, anemia, leg cramps, and fevers of all kinds. In the U.S., quinine bark is used as a tonic and digestive aid; to reduce heart palpitations and normalize heart functions; to stimulate digestion and appetite; for hemorrhoids, varicose veins, headaches, leg cramps, colds, flu, and indigestion; and for its astringent, bactericidal, and anesthetic actions in various other conditions.
The Healing Power of Rainforest Herbs by Leslie Taylor

Hair loss: Use a formula of cooked and raw rehmannia root, ligustrum fruit, dang gui root, donkey skin gelatin (e jiao), deer antler, turtle shell, shou wu root, epimedium, and salvia root.
The One Earth Herbal Sourcebook by Alan Keith Tillotson

Prevents hair loss and graying of hair—Perhaps because pantothenic acid deficiency in rats leads to graying of hair and loss of hair, many manufacturers have added pantothenyl alcohol (panthenol) to hair conditioners and other hair treatment products. There is anecdotal evidence that pantothenic acid can restore some color to human hair and prevent or slow its loss, but these claims have not been tested in scientific studies.
Vitamin And Mineral Encyclopedia by Sheldon Saul Hendler MD PhD

There is no evidence that pantethine can prevent hair loss or graying of hair. Similarly there is no evidence that pantethine can enhance athletic performance.
PDR For Nutritional Supplements by Sheldon Saul Hendle and David Rorvik

Additional ways to possibly stop hair loss:

Hair transplantation can be a very successful treatment for hair loss if you have enough of your own hair to graft onto the bald area. Make sure to find a physician skilled in the technique if you decide to pursue a hair transplant.
Prescription For Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A Balch CNC and James F Balch MD,

Because the male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is involved in premature hair loss, scientists have experimented with a wide variety of antiandro-gens in an attempt to prevent or reverse the process. Among the antiandrogens that have been used to treat hair loss are progesterone, spironolactone (Aldactone), flutamide (Eulexin), finasteride (Proscar), cimetidine (Tagamet), serenoa repens (Permixon), and cyproter-one acetate (Androcur/Diane). Of these antiandrogens, the most effective has proven to be oral finasteride (Propecia and Proscar).
Disease Prevention And Treatment by Life Extension Foundation

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Hair Treatment for Regrowth

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www.4haircare.com.au If you are trying to regrow your hair then there are two main options that have been proven to be effective. One type of hair treatment blocks DHT and the other helps the body utilizes amino acids to create protein.

The difference between hair loss in men and women is that men start losing it in their thirties and forties and women tend lose it in their forties and fifties. However if the hair loss is due to stress then it can happen at any age.

DHT Blocker Therapy in the bottle.

There is a treatment known as AAPlus Tablets that comes in formula for both men and women. This formula has a lot of ingredients in it that are very helpful for growing hair.

First, off it contains Vitamin B6 which assists the body to create energy by turning carbohydrates into glucose. It is also known as pyridoxine.  Normally you would find this vitamin in food sources such as Vitamin B6 is present in foods such as salmon, shrimp, chicken, turkey, milk, brown rice, cheese, carrots, spinach, whole-grain flour, salmon and shrimp, among others.

This hair supplement also has biotin in it. Biotin keeps hair strong, rich and shiny. It also helps scalp cells and hair follicles repair themselves. However biotin is also a very rich source of protein.

Magnesium is also part of the mix. Magnesium is an essential mineral in hair growth. Magnesium has been shown to reduce inflammation in cells that can cause baldness. Many people in Australia are deficient in this mineral.

For it to be effective you need only take two capsules per day with a glass of water.

This supplement also contains horsetail herb. This herb contains silica which is a sulphuric component that is essential to growing your hair and keeping each single hair for as long as five or six years.

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Cell Therapy

There is a treatment called Capelli Medici Max Growth and Script hair therapy. This type of therapy is supposed to speed up your hair growth and create visibly longer, thicker and stronger hair. The secret is the amino acids in the formula. Amino acids are what are needed to create protein and hair is made mostly of protein.

The script line is actually a series of hair products including shampoos and conditioners meant to enhance hair growth.  This line of hair products is also marked by it he fact it is free of parabens and formahdehydes.

This therapeutic treatment line can be used for both men and women. The mission of the company is to give you the longest, fullest and thickest hair possible.

The formula is also made to nourish and support a type of protein known as keratin. This type of solution helps prevent a situation where hair is visibly thinning. You start looking like your balding when you have lost about 25% of the hair on your scalp.

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Female Hair Loss

Women are born with 100,000 hairs on her scalp. The right treatment can help her keep that hair for life. However sometimes hair loss is hereditary in which case you could be losing more than 150 hairs a day. This means you do need some kind of assistance so it will grow back strong, healthy and shiny.

The insidious thing about hair loss is that it can be quite gradual. It can take as long as five years for one hair follicle to fully stop functioning and die. Yet another thing to keep in mind is that hair grows in cycles. It can take months to grow and then months to fall out after the scalp was somehow traumatized.

Another reason that women lose their hair is because they are not getting enough nutrition. That is because women are prone to going on fad diets. The result is thin breaking hair. Fad diets are notoriously low in the vitamins and minerals that you need to grow healthy hair. They are also low on protein which is essential for hair to grow at all.

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Endocrine (hormonal) conditions, such as diabetes, thyroid disease and polycystic ovary syndrome, can also cause hair loss. Other medical conditions that can cause hair loss are kidney disease, liver disease and lupus. Some cancers including leukemia and lymphoma can cause hair loss even before treatment begins.

Some medications have hair loss as a side effect and some might interact with certain ingredients in hair supplements. Drugs that cause thinning hair or reluctant regrwoth include acne medicines like isotretinoin, mental health drugs like lithium, and diet pills that contain amphetamines. Chemotherapy drugs for cancer are the best-known for causing cases of total baldness in women.

The good news is that if you are a woman experiencing hair loss either of these therapies can go a long way towards helping you restore your hair. However, before you try any type of hair therapy you should check with your doctor, especially if the hair loss is mysterious and you have no idea what might possibly be triggering it!

Ingredient Benefit
Purified Water A specially prepared water used in cosmetic and personal care products.
Stearylkonium Chloride A conditioning agent for the hair.  Reduces static electricity.  Adds shine and acts as a de-tangler.
Glyceryl Stearate An emulsifier which holds the water and oil phases together.  Slows the loss of moisture from skin with natural barriers.
Cetearyl Alcohol  A combination of Cetyl and Stearyl Alcohols derived from Palm Oil, with emollient properties for smoothing and softening hair (cuticle) and skin.  Lather booster.
Panthenyl Hydroxypropyl Steardimonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Butylene Glycol, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract, Trigonella Foenum-Graecum Seed Extract A unique system designed to enhance the appearance and the condition of the hair through action at scalp, root and hair fiber iteself.
Polyquaternium-37, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Trideth-6 A rheology modifier, and thickener.
PEG-40 Castor Oil An emulsifier to hold oil & water phases together.
Panthenol  Panthenol  is a precursor to Vitamin B which enters the hair shaft and oxidizes to panthenoic Acid (Vitamin B) and remains there to restore plumpness and resilience to the hair.
Hydrolyzed Keratin Protein  Derived from sheeps wool, this extract contains the needed amino acids to help repair damaged hair and nails.
Tocopheryl Acetate A Vitamin E  ester that is converted by the skin’s enzymes back to Vitamin E which is an anti-oxidant.  Helps prevent free radical damage.  Natural moisture binder allowing skin to breathe.
Cetrimonium Chloride A conditioner for the hair bringing softness to the hair.  Contains anti-static properties.  Enhanses sheen and silkiness.
Fragrance  Tropical mixture of ripe Pineapple and exotic Coconut.
Disodium EDTA Enhances the preservative system without parabens and promotes product stability.
Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin A bacteriastat to protect the product from bacteria growth.  Derived from sage essential oil. Safe and effective food grade preservative.

Amazing Hair Facts

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www.4haircare.com.au There are lot of stuff that you do not know about your hair.
Fact #1
Most people have around 100,000 hair follicles in their heads. You cannot increase them. You are born with it and no products can make it grow more follicles. However some people might have more due to genetic reasons. Some examples

  • Red heads – 90,000 hair follicles
  • Black hair – 110,000 hair follicles
  • Blond hair – 130,000 hair follicles

A person’s genes determine the hair/skin/eye color since before his or her birth. The determinants for hair color are known as melanocytes. These cells form the natural hair colors, or pigments and distinguish between black, brown, and red. Depending on the percentage of each pigment, the person has blonde, brown, red or black hair. As the melanocytes decay during a lifetime, the hair becomes a dull gray and later on it turns into a whitish color.

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Fact #2  Your hair turns gray because the pigment cells known as melanin in your hair follicles are not working properly. The hair bulb usually degrades in production as you age or when you are stressed. It is possible for your hair to turn white from shock… but not overnight! Hair pigment is produced in the hair shaft beneath the skin, so it would take about 13 days for any white hairs to show. Stress is also a major cause of hair loss.
Fact #3
You can’t repair split ends on your hair.
The only way to get rid of it is by cutting it. And keep the hair health by proper treatments, like our 4step Hair Rescue SPA
Fact #3

If you pluck out one of your hair, a new hair will start to grow from the hair follicle.
Fact #6

Hair loss by changing shampoo is one of the most asked hair facts.
Shampooing frequently can result in more hairs in the TELOGEN phase to fall out faster especially if the hair is shampooed more energetically than usual. This is why, whenever there is a change in the shampoos or conditioners, or a move to new brushes, loose hairs are often found for two or three days after the change.
The extra hair loss has nothing to do with the product and will settle in a day or two. Usually, you will find that the hair that you lost will start to grow back almost immediately
Fact #7

When you are born, you have around 1000 follicles per square centimetre. When you reach 25, it falls to around 600 per square centimetre but can vary depending on the individual. By your mid 30s to 40s, your hair follicles will reduce to around 300 or less. After that, there won’t be any significant drop.
Fact #8

Each follicle can grow many hairs over a lifetime: on average, each grows a new hair around twenty times. 90% of scalp hairs are growing and 10% are resting.
Fact #9
When your hair is wet, it can increase its length by up to 30% and still return to normal length after it’s dried. If you stretch your hair too often you can damage it and cause breakage to the hair shaft.
Fact #10

A hair grows by 0.3 to 0.5mm per day – about 1 to 1.5cm a month and 12 to 15cm a year. Depending on the individual, the hair follicle can grow up to 1 metre in length before it stops growing.
Fact #11

Waist-length hair is 80-90 cm long, and will have taken about seven years to grow. Shoulder length hair will have taken only about three years. Thus only people with long ANAGEN times can expect to grow their hair down to the waist.
Fact #12

If you damage your scalp, your hair follicle will start a new growing phase. Cuts and wounds will cause the hair to grow around them provided that there is no scarring in the hair follicle.
Fact #13
The width of the hair shaft is determined by your genes, and is not affected by anything you do to your skin or to the hair shaft itself.
Fact #14

Hair is the second fastest growing tissue in the body. Only bone marrow is quicker.

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Fact #15

Your hair is made of keratin, the same ingredient as your fingernails. Keratin is a type of protein generated by your body’s stem cells.
Fact #16
A single hair can support up to 100 grams in weight and a whole head of hair could support up to 12 tonnes – the equivalent of two African elephants!
Fact #17

Usually East Asians hair are often very straight and always black in color. Caucasions have the most varied form of hair. They range from the fair-skinned people of north-west Europe to the widely varying peoples of the Indian subcontinent. Their hair may be either wavy or straight, and the diameter varies widely too. The color ranges from black to a pale blond that is almost white, including just about every possible shade in between. People with African origins usually have black and curly hair. It tends to be dry and woolly.African hair grows more slowly and is more fragile than European hair. Asian hair grows the fastest and has the greatest elasticity.
Fact #18
Forty percent of women by the time they reach menopause will have female pattern (hereditary) hair loss. Over 50% of men by age 50 have male pattern hair loss.
Fact #19
Women often experience major, but reversible, loss of hair two or three months after giving birth. The massive production of the hormone oestrogen during pregnancy puts hair follicles into their ‘growth phase’. After the birth, the hormonal balance is restored and the hair follicles go into the ‘loss phase’, causing a large number of hairs to fall out at once.
Fact #20

Usually people will only notice that you are balding when you have lost almost 50% of the hair in your scalp. When you reach that stage, it might be too late to recover back all your hair. See Preventing Hair Loss for solutions now. www.4haircare.com.au

Eat Your Way to Hair Growth

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www.4haircare.com.au In the body’s pecking order, hair is a non-essential organ. If your diet is lacking, nutrients are diverted to higher-priority organs, and hair misses out. The result is hair that’s dry and slow to grow.

Beating this is simple – just make sure you eat a well-balanced diet rich in fruit and vegetables, with at least two servings of protein a day and large amounts of energy-giving wholegrain carbohydrates. This will ensure optimum nutrition for the entire body and your hair will get its fair share. It’ll then grow at its maximum speed (normally around 14mm a month), strength and thickness.

As with skin, what you eat affects your hair. Hair follicles rely on nourishment from the bloodstream, but they compete with the rest of your body for nutrients.

You can also help prevent particular hair problems with diet. This doesn’t mean that a good breakfast will beat a bad hair day – what you eat will not affect the hair that has already grown, but it will affect new growth. Dietary effects on hair may take up to 6 months to be visible even though changing your diet may begin affecting the growth of hair in a much shorter time period. Nor can you eat your way out of a bad hairdo. No amount of vitamins will repair hair that’s chemically damaged or split. But you can help some other things.

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Oily hair
While naturally oily hair is genetically determined, if your hair has suddenly turned oily, check your spice intake. Foods that cause the skin to sweat like curries or chilli also cause the scalp to sweat and this increases oil levels.
Dull hair

Lack of shine in your hair means that it’s not reflecting the light properly. Healthy hair is formed with a flat cuticle, and when light rays hit this they bounce back. That’s what creates the shine. However, if the cuticle on the hair lifts, that reflection won’t happen and hair will look dull. So why does the cuticle lift? While chemical processes like bleaching are the most common cause, lack of protein also causes the hair to grow with a lifted cuticle. It is recommended that you eat 0.75g of protein (like lean meat, poultry, fish dairy products, nuts, seeds or pulses) per kilogram of body weight a day.

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Dry hair

This is one of the common symptoms of essential fatty acid deficiency. This is particularly true if your hair is flyaway and frizzy. Boost by eating nuts, seeds and oily fish like mackerel. These foods also supply protein, which is vital for glossy hair; without it, the hair forms with a lifted cuticle which reduces the hair’s natural protection, making it easier for, moisture to evaporate and drying to occur.

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Hair that won’t grow
The B VITAMINS, which provide the body with energy, are vital for hair growth. If your energy levels are low, hair growth slows down. Eating little and often will help to keep energy levels up. BIOTIN also helps create thicker, faster-growing hair. fantastic product designed for hair growth and containing very high dose of biotin – aa plas tablets.

  • Good sources of B vitamins include seafood, spinach, oatmeal and other whole grains, soybean products, lean dairy, lean meats, bananas, lentils, potatoes (with the skin), peas, beets, broccoli, and artichokes.

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This tends to be linked to iron deficiency. Ensure you’re reaching around 14.8mg of iron a day from a supplement , like AA plus or by filling your diet with lean red meat or dark green vegetables. Also, too much vitamin A (over 10,000 units a day) can lead to hair loss. This is only likely to happen if you are taking in high levels of A-heavy foods or if you’re mixing supplements. If you are, stop. Vitamin A is toxic to the body and hair loss is the first sign of this. If you want extra vitamin A for your skin, increase your intake of fruit and vegetables.

    Useful Tips for Better Hair Diet

  • Wholesome diet is better than harping on particular diets.

  • Green leafy vegetables and hair-friendly spices like cumin and turmeric and cumin help you restore lustrous and healthy hair.

  • Take fruits as a variety to your diets.

  • Apply fresh coconut paste on the scalp to nourish the hair roots.

  • Some proteins harden to form keratin, the structure making up a strand of hair. Without enough dietary protein, your body does not have the necessary materials to build new hair, so strands may be weak or produced very slowly.
  • Healthy protein sources include lean meat, fish, eggs, nuts, beans, and soy products. Ensuring you have enough protein in your daily diet will literally give your body the building blocks for new hair growth.
  • Make sure you meet your recommended daily intake of Vitamin C. Having a Vitamin C deficiency can cause dry, dull, and weak hair that is prone to breakage.
    Your body uses Vitamin C to build collagen, a fiber essential to the production of new hair cells. Without Vitamin C, your body will also have a hard time absorbing iron, so it’s doubly important to make sure you get your daily dose, particularly in combination with iron-rich foods.
    Good sources of Vitamin C include citrus fruits, pineapples, strawberries, guava, broccoli, kale, and peppers.

The bottom line is all the bodily activities get fuel from diet. Common hormonal imbalances, nutrition deficiencies and less blood condition can be addressed through proper diet or proper supplements.

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Hence to maintain self-esteem and increase confidence on your hair, you should first take care of balanced, wholesome and staple diets or correct vitamins/minerals. External treatment for hair growth is secondary.

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Structure of Damaged Hair

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Healthy hair structure is characteriszed by the cuticle closely surrounding the cortex. The closer it surrounds the cortex, the better the hair is protected from harmful external influences. This picture shows an electron microscopic scan of a healthy hair.

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If hair is damaged, the cuticle is open and rough, and harmful influences can penetrate unhindered into the interior of the hair. If the damage is severe and exogenous, the hair may ultimately break.

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While the causes of alopecia are systemic, the origins of damage to the hair structure – insofar as they are not of genetic cause – lie exclusively in external influences, which can be mechanical, chemical or physical.

  • Mechanical (e.g. combing, extreme brushing, back-combing, fastening with elastic bands, etc.)
  • Chemical (e.g. tints, bleaches, dyes, perms)
  • Physical effects (e.g. excessive heat from haidryers, intensive exposure to sun or UV rays)damage hair structure

Weather influences on hair structure

Even weather can influence hair structure. Hair that is in good condition near the scalp surface changes towards its end and shows marked erosion damage.

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Hair growth phases

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Hair growth is a cyclic and asynchronous process. Healthy hair undergoes three phases that re-occur in cycles. In people with healthy hair about 85% of hairs are in the anagen, 1% in the catagen, and 14% in the telogen phases at any given time.

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DIY Recipes For Naturally Beautiful Hair

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www.4haircare.com.au Here are home recipes for hair that are perfect for damaged and dry hair types. These are simple ways to make a homemade conditioner.

Homemade Hair Treatments For Damaged Hair

1. Avocado Deep Conditioner Hair Mask
Using 1 small jar of mayonnaise and 1/2 avocado. Mix all ingredients, smooth into head being careful to work it to the ends, Use shower cap or plastic wrap to seal body heat in and leave on for 20 minutes.

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2. Mayonnaise Your Hair  
Apply 1/2 cup of mayonnaise to your dry hair, work in really well, cover your head with a plastic wrap, and let it set for about 15 minutes.

3. Olive Oil Hair Mask
Combine 2 tablespoon honey and 3 tablespoon olive oil together. Apply thoroughly and then cover with plastic wrap and set for 15 minutes.

These beauty tips and treatments are great on any type of hair and safe enough for those with sensitive scalps as well.

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4. Baking Soda Hair Cleansing Mud
Mix 1 heaping Tbsp. of Baking Soda and 3-5 drops of essential oils of your choice (lavender, patchouli, rosemary, sweet orange are some of mine:not necessarily all together) with enough water to make a paste. Mix this in the shower. It took a little getting use too, with there being no suds.

5. Natural Chemical Free Shampoo
Use these three ingredients and use as a natural DIY shampoo, ¼ cup distilled water, ¼ cup liquid soap ( I use unscented ), and ½ teaspoon jojoba, grape seed or other light vegetable oil.

6. Chamomile Fields Shampoo
Let the tea bags steep in 1 1/2 cups of boiled water for 10 minutes. Remove the tea bags and with the remaining liquid add the soap flakes. Let stand until the soap softens. Stir in glycerin until mixture is well blended. Pour into a bottle. Keep in a dark, cool place.

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How to Grow Beautiful Hair Naturally

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www.4haircare.com.au  Are you wondering how to grow beautiful hair? Here are some tips for having long, shiny lustrous locks that are less in need of aids like extensions, ironing or any kind of processing

Take Your Vitamins. Ask any nutritionist the question – “What vitamins are good for hair growth?” and they will all tell you that the answer is to take prenatal vitamins or vitamins for hair loss with DHT inhibitors. That is because vitamins made for pregnant women have every single nutrient that you need to grow beautiful hair but in bigger therapeutic doses. Keep in mind that other vitamin formulas could have the same nutrients in them. However they are not as effective as the ones made for pregnant mothers or special formulas for hair growth because they have a much lower recommended daily allowance. Most natural and holistic doctors tell us that the it is based on about thirty percent of the amount of vitamins that we really need to take to stay healthy. That is because the FDA is hoping that we will get the rest of our nutrition from the foods we eat. The sad fact is that half the time we don’t do to processing, degradation during transportation and the fact that our soils are just not as rich in minerals as they used to be.

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Luscious hair growth is a side effect of taking these vitamins. This is due to the fact there is a lot of folic acid, iron and calcium in these supplements. This has the effect of making your hair look thicker and shinier.
One thing to remember is that you will not see much of an effect on your hair unless you really are a little deficient in the vitamins in the first place.

Wash it at least once a week. This is because even though black hair is often very dry the scalp and hair follicles can be clogged with oil. Just make sure that any shampoo or conditioner you use is very mild and not full of chemicals or harsh lathering agents. The best shampoos and conditioners have moisturizers like coconut oil, avocado oil and argan oil in them to keep your hair looking moisturized, yet clean.

Eggs Are Healthy for Natural Hair. Whether you are eating them or applying them as a mask to your hair, eggs can make your locks grow shiny and sleek. The nutrients in eggs also make thin hair look thicker. Egg yolks, which contain the ingredient biotin, also help regrow hair and heal injured hair follicles.
One of the simplest and most effective remedies is to take a couple of eggs and crack them in a bowl. Whisk them and then coat your hair from root to tips. Leave on for five minutes and then rinse.

Get Hair Trimmed Regularly. Broken or dry ends need to be repaired as soon as possible. Be sure to inspect your hair for split ends or frizz and trim it off. This is because f your hair is not in the best shape it can possibly be it will not grow very long. Getting rid of these split ends is called “dusting” in the hair dressing industry.
Be sure take at least an inch or less of the ends of your hair every couple of months to prevent the hair from shredding up the bottom and up the length of the shaft.

Stay Away From Relaxers. Relaxers are chemical treatments that straighten hair. The reason that straighteners do so much damage is because they contain Sodium hydroxide and guanidine hydroxide. Both of these chemicals have a very high pH factor that strips the hair of its moisture. The hair look dry and after only one or two treatments it can totally lose its ability to retain water at all.
In addition to the damage done to the hair these chemicals are absorbed through the skin into the cells, tissue and blood. These can cause sores on your scald as well as burns and a lowered immune response on the scalp. The result is that you hair is at greater risk of falling out.

Consider Going Natural. Going natural means letting your hair grow out as nature intended it to and showing off that textural beauty. Slang for this is going Napptural. Not only does wearing your hair naturally but it also saves you hours of waiting in a salon and also a ton of money on salon products. You also save yourself the pain and boredom of actually sitting through having hair extensions done or having your hair flattened or straightened. Furthermore, you do not risk losing your hair.

It is very high fashion to wear your hair natural nowadays. Furthermore, using chemicals and dyes leaves a big carbon footprint behind. Do yourself and the world a favor by refusing to pollute the world any more with chemical straightening processes that eventually end up in our water supply.

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Hair Loss Myths?

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www.4haircare.com.au  When I first noticed that I am suffering from hair fall, I’ve got hips of experts and internet sites telling me so many things about hair problems. At that moment when I was desperate, I kind of believe them. Now looking back, it’s just so funny to even think it’s true. Find out what’s all these hair loss myths about for yourself!

Myth #1. Bald men are less virile.

As you should know DHT is the main cause of Hair Loss. DHT is also the main force behind male sexuality therefore it’s actually the opposite.

Myth #2. Wearing Caps and Hats can cause hair loss.

Unless you are wearing a cap that is tight enough to block your blood circulation to your hair follicles, wearing cap has nothing to do with hair loss. Ask yourself, how many baseballs players or golf players have hair loss?

Myth #3. Regular haircuts make your hair grow faster and thicker:

False. Getting frequent haircuts is a good way to keep existing hair healthy by removing damaged, split ends, but haircuts have no effect on your hair’s growth rate or thickness.

If shave my hair bald it will grow back thicker. Yes it will appear thicker at first because the base of your hair is always thicker than the tip! But you will not notice any difference when it grows back to full length.

Myth #4. Standing with your heads down will improve your hair loss.

Some people say that if your stand with your heads down you can actually improve the blood flow to your head which in turns gives your scalp better blood circulation. Don’t even bother, there is no evidence that it can actually grow hair! It’s best you try some supplements to improve your blow circulation instead.

Myth #5. Styling your hair can cause hair loss.

One of the more common hair loss myths. Well, there is some truth in it. Normal styling of your hair won’t cause your hair to fall but certain hair styles like corn rows and tight ponytails can cause traction alopecia which is a kind of hair loss.

Myth #6. How about styling products like hair sprays and coloring?

These types of products might cause some damage to your hair strands but it does not affect the hair follicles below your scalp so it will not cause hair loss. While they have the potential to damage hair, they do not affect hair follicles or hair growth cycles. Harsh chemicals like relaxers, however, can damage hair follicles.

Myth #7. Will hair dryers and blowers blow off my hair then?

Hmmm..that depends. Unless you are using hurricane class hair blowers they can only cause brittleness and hair breaks if it’s too dry or hot. Besides that, it’s pretty safe. Though it’s recommended to use it at a normal distance.

Myth #8. Insufficient Vitamins can cause hair loss.

Partly true. A lot of people out there with the right diet have hair loss. However, malnourishment, poor health and certain vitamin deficiencies can alleviate hair loss.

Certain vitamins like zinc, biotin and DHT blockers can actually improve your hair loss conditions. Find out more here!

Myth #9. Washing my hair too regularly is bad for the hair.

Your hair care products do not harm your hair follicles. You can wash as many times as you like but it’s recommended to wash your hair 3 times a week. Also try to use normal amounts while washing your hair.

Myth #10. Lack of sex causes hair loss.

There is no evidence indicating that lack of sexual activities will cause your hair to fall nor will it grow faster with the increase in sex.

Myth #11. The direction of the way you sleep determines how much hair you will lose.

No matter at what direction you sleep..straight..sideways and with your face down it will not increase your hair loss. It’s all about the inner workings of your hair follicles in your body.

Myth #12. Medications and steroids can cause hair loss:

True. While medications and steroids might not cause hair loss for someone who isn’t genetically predisposed to hair loss, both can exacerbate balding tendencies in someone who’s genetically susceptible. Various medications such as certain anti-depressants, birth control, and antineoplastic drugs have hair loss listed as a possible side effect, but it’s not guaranteed. It’s best to check with your doctor right away if you notice sudden thinning hair after being put on a new medication. On the other hand, steroids have been shown to greatly increase occurrences of permanent hair loss. Anabolic steroids boost the production of the hair loss-causing hormone, DHT.

Myth #13. If you are bald as born you will be bald too later.

That is a definite no. Sometimes your hair growing genes kicks in later a bit after birth. It has nothing to do with you getting bald later in life.

Myth #14. Taking medicines can increase my hair follicles.

You cannot increase the amount of hair follicles in your head. When you are born you have been predetermined with the number of hair follicles. However, you can move DHT resistant follicles from the side and back of your head to balding area.

Myth #15. You can’t cure hair loss.

Definitely untrue. There are many options available that can actually reduce and even reverse your hair loss condition. All you need to do is to find the right ones.

In the past, there were no effective treatments in sight for hair loss and hair thinning patients; the only solution was to cover up hair loss with hats and artificial hairpieces. Fortunately, there are many effective hair loss medications and treatments on today’s market!

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Myth #16. Pouring alcohol on my head will help my hair to grow.

You wish. The only thing with pouring brandy on your head will do is to make you smell like a drunk.

Myth #17. Hair Transplant can’t give you a natural hairline.

Yes and No. Hair transplant has been around for decades. In the early years of Hair Transplantation, doctors used grafts of 8-20 hairs for implants. Such grafts make the hair looks like doll plugs. However, hair transplants have evolved so much with so many new methods and if you look for a qualified one today, you hair transplant can almost be totally undetectable. Check out the latest hair transplant techniques.

Myth #18. Only intellectuals get hair loss.

Crazy! This is a funny hair loss myth indeed. There are actually more than 50% of people will suffer from hair loss in their lifetime. People from all sorts of race and class will get it. It doesn’t matter if you are smart or dumb. Hey but if you work too hard it my affect your hair. Read on about stress and hair loss.

Myth # 19. Brushing your hair is good for follicle stimulation.

Nope. The only thing too much brushing will do for your hair is split ends and breakage. Try not to brush too often. Some people have maintained that constant brushing increases scalp circulation and thus boosts hair growth. However, because alopecia is primarily caused by the presence of DHT and genetic predisposition rather than blood flow, hair brushing will have no positive effect on hair growth. Similarly, standing on your head might give you a head rush from the increased blood flow, but it won’t have any effect on your hair.

Myth # 20. You get your hair loss from your mother’s side.

Not entirely true. While the primary baldness gene is on the X chromosome, which men get only from their mothers, other factors are also in play. The hereditary factor is slightly more dominant on the woman’s side, but research suggests that men who have a bald father are more likely to develop male pattern baldness than those who don’t.

Myth #21. Loading up on carbohydrates can lead to hair loss.

Carbohydrates and red meat provide nutrients that are helpful for maintaining a full head of hair. Iron deficiency may be closely linked to hair loss. Treatment—like taking iron supplements—could restore growth.

Myth #22. Smoking causes hair loss.

True. Although this myth has been discounted in the past as being an unvalidated assumption, recent studies by research groups such as the British Medical Journal (BMJ) have found sufficient evidence to claim there is a significant link between smoking and hair loss. It’s still uncertain whether the connection is due to the effects of tobacco toxins, or the fact that smoking accelerates aging and other health problems.

My Personal Favorite Hair Loss Myth!

The right hair treatment products can make my hair grow back in a week!

Ha. Ha. Ha. Of all hair loss myths, this is definitely the funniest! I fell for that one flat. Your hair will only grow HALF an INCH a month. Some supplements might help improve growth, but don’t expect to see any real results for at least half a year.

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Natural Hair Growth in Your Favorite Dessert

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Fruits are recognized by many as one of the foods that contain high amounts of nutrients. There are already hundreds of types of fruits known to men and most of these offer multiple benefits to your health.

If you’re worried about losing your hair, snack on raisins and strawberries. Eating iron stimulates blood flow to the scalp, which promotes hair growth.

You don’t have to be a backpacker or hiker to appreciate raisins as a convenient, high-energy low-fat snack. They are easy to pack, easy to eat and almost never go bad. Like other dried fruits, raisins are available throughout the year.

Raisins contain considerable amount of iron which directly helps as a hair loss treatment by improving scalp circulation, hence promote hair regrowth. Aside from the iron, it also contains many members of vitamin-B complex which are essential for the formation of blood. Copper in them also helps in the formation of red blood cells. If blood circulation in the scalp is enhanced, the hair vitamins and nourishment are well distributed and waste products are eliminated to give way to hair regrowth.

Raisins are a great addition to homemade granola or can be sprinkled over any breakfast cereal, hot or cold. These also go well with most baked goods. You may also add them to bread, muffins and cookies.

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Another fruit that has numerous benefits for the health of your hair is strawberry. Strawberries are as attractive on the outside as these are in the inside—they are filled with many necessary nutrients that your body needs. No wonder these are crowned “The Queen of Fruits.”

Strawberries are a rich source of B vitamins which make them an effective natural hair loss treatment. You body as well as your hair need the right amount of vitamin B for optimal functioning. It is the deficiency of B vitamins (especially B6, biotin, inositol and folic acid) in your diet that leads to hair loss. So if you ever find yourself losing some of your hair, thirty seven strawberries a day will keep hair loss at bay. This makes strawberries an essential hair loss treatment. Not only that, while the body needs plenty of vitamins for promoting health, there are also specific natural vitamins for hair regrowth like vitamins B5 (pantothenic acid) and B3 (niacin). Strawberries are also rich in these nutrients.

Strawberries are also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium and copper which are all essential for hair health. Add strawberries to breakfast shakes to give them a more vibrant taste and texture or you may layer sliced strawberries, whole blueberries and plain yogurt in a wine glass to make a parfait dessert.

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Food for NATURAL Hair Growth

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I know of many foods that are good for the hair. These can indeed work wonders for your hair. How would you like a food that can help you grow your hair back, or a food that has all the nutrients needed for hair health? Aside from a diverse and balanced diet, nutritional supplements can also go a long way toward restoring natural hair growth.
When it comes to hair-friendly foods, nothing can beat salmon that’s rich in fatty acids. Essential fatty acids (EFAs) like omega 3 and 6 support skin and hair growth. As natural hair loss treatments, EFAs are useful in maintaining a healthy hair. By increasing the levels of EFAs, one can slow down hair loss and promote hair regrowth.

What is an essential fatty acid?

EFAs such as linoleic acid (omega 6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega 3) are said to be “essential” because our system, despite vitally needing them, cannot produce them. An EFA is an unsaturated fatty acid that humans and other animals must ingest for good health and because the body requires them for various biological processes, but cannot synthesize them from other food components.

At the hair system level, omega 6 controls the hair’s water loss, and thus its hydration, whereas omega 3 maintains its elasticity.

What is their role/function on hair?

These blend into the dermic cell’s membranes that surround the hair follicle. Their role is to maintain the scalp’s skin at a proper level of hydration, and to give it elasticity and resistance.

Cement function: EFAs shape the substance that seals the cuticle’s scales. Thus kept together, the scales make for a smooth surface, which enables the hair to protect itself against external aggressions, and to reflect light.

Sponge function: They can also absorb a certain quantity of water coming from the air’s humidity, in order to maintain a regular hydration of the hair stem.

Barrier function: They prevent the water that is inside the hair from escaping.

How do these work as natural hair loss treatments?

Omega-3 fatty acids can help with blood circulation and cell growth, which are useful for hair regrowth. These help to increase nutrient absorption at the hair follicles, reduce stress and enhance the immune system. Deficiencies in EFAs produce symptoms such as dandruff, dry, brittle hair or eczema. All of which may lead to hair loss.

How can I get these nutrients?

Try to eat salmon, sardines, herring or mackerel two or three times a week or sprinkle two tablespoons of freshly ground flaxseeds per day on your cereal or salads. Buy whole flaxseeds, keep them in the refrigerator, and grind enough for a week at a time in a coffee grinder or blender. Omega-3 fatty acids are also abundantly found in fish and olive oil. They are also found in whole grains, fruits and vegetables, garlic and wine. While, omega-6 fatty acids are found in vegetable oils.

Moreover, you may supplement your diet with the essential omega-6 fatty acid called GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) in the form of black-currant oil or evening-primrose oil for hair regrowth. These natural hair loss treatments are available in capsules or soft gels at health-food stores.

Is any study done? Actually, there is no study conducted on omega-3’s beneficial effects for hair growth. But since one needs to be healthy in order to have that amazing healthy hair growth, it can be said that omega-3 helps in hair growth.

Omega-3 is needed or at least a great factor in hair growth since our hair is a hardened protein. Being that, it needs enough supplements of vitamins and other nutrients for a healthier and more beautiful hair growth. Many hair specialists also recommend taking of vitamin-rich food while treating hair to grow faster than the average. Though no certain study proved the efficacy of omega-3 in hair growth, being a good vitamin makes it a necessary nutrient for a better hair.

There is, however, one scientific study in Japan conducted to learn about the effects of fatty acids in fish oil to hair loss. The study concluded that having rich fatty acid intake can help prevent hair loss. Thus, having sufficient fatty acid can help a lot in hair growth. 

Although there is still a debate whether omega-3 helps in hair growth with vitamins, it is still considered by many nutritionists as an essential part for healthy living. Though no certain study was done in the relation of omega-3 and hair growth, there are still studies about this nutrient relating to heart and brain. Omega-3 is a proven element helpful for a healthier heart and brain. It even improves intelligence quotient. So, even if omega-3 does not directly improve hair growth, it can still be helpful to anyone.

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