Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Brushing Your Way towards Healthier Hair

Brushing is an important regimen that helps promote healthier hair. Not only does it keeps the hair knot-free and easily manageable but it also stimulates better circulation and promotes shiny locks by evenly distributing the sebum throughout the scalp.

Hair brushing also produces other benefits like relaxation since it creates a massage-like motion when applied on the scalp. However, over brushing produces negative effects on the quality of the hair, making the strands brittle and breakable.

Much like the act of over brushing the hair, using the wrong comb or brush and applying the wrong brushing techniques can yield harmful effects on the hair. That being said, it is significant to know the right type of hairbrush that should be used in order to promote the growth of stronger and healthier tresses. Since hairbrushes are created for various purposes—some are used for hairstyling while others are used to tame wild flyaways and untangle knots—it is vital to find the right hairbrush that can keep the locks in better quality at the same time avoid damaging the follicles.

The following are the various types of hairbrushes.

• Cushioned Hairbrush. A type of brush that is ideal for people with medium to long hair length. It can be used for smoothing and straightening the hair. Cushioned hairbrush also helps prevent hair breakage and damage.

• Flat Thermal Hairbrush. A type of brush that is used to help stretch out the hair, giving a complete even, smooth and straight hairstyle.

• Military Hairbrush. A type of brush that is characterized by a light colored natural bristle that is easy on the hair. Military hairbrush, which is a handless brush, is commonly used by men and comes in various sizes and materials.

• Oval Hairbrush. A type of brush that is used to straighten the hair strands. Oval hairbrushes do not add much volume to the hair.

• Paddle Hairbrush. A type of brush with a wide or large flat base. Paddle hairbrush is used to flatten and straighten the hair, tame fly-aways and free tangles. It can also be used for untidy and unkempt hair that is difficult to manage.

• Round Thermal Hairbrush. A type of hairbrush that works best when paired with a hair dryer to create the desired style. Round thermal hair brush comes in different width and sizes to add different style or shape to the hair. The smaller the brush, the tighter the curls it will create.

• Sculpting Hairbrush. A type of hairbrush used to add volume to hairstyles and good for both long and short hair. It is made out of different materials and comes in different sizes. It is particularly useful for back-combing. Sculpting hairbruchis a versatile and useful toot that is considered by many to be a hair care essential.
• Vent Hairbrush. A type of brush that is used for blow drying because its large holes allow air to move freely through the brush. Vent hairbrush is great for short hairstyles. It is good in freeing tangles and adds volume to the hair.

• Wire Hairbrush. A type of brush that works best on thick hair as they may be too harsh on the scalp for people with finer hair types. It also works well on curly hair.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Stop Hair Loss and Regrow Hair: Leimo Offers Free Trial Kits

Hair loss specialist, Leimo is offering a limited-time 30-day free trial of the Personal Hair Laser Starter Kit to Australian residents. With this trial, interested ones can enjoy a kit that contains everything they need to prevent further hair loss, stimulate hair growth, and restore hair health – all at the same time.

The Personal Hair Laser Starter Kit involves a cleanse-prevent-and-restore regimen using five organic-based wet products and a medical hair laser device. This range is professionally collected to produce a synergistic effect against hair loss while offering complete safety to the users.

Cleanse, Prevent, and Restore Regimen with the Personal Hair Laser Starter Kit

Step 1: Cleanse

The Bio Cleansing Shampoo helps to get rid of dirt, excess sebum and product build-up to maintain a clean and healthy environment for hair growth. After cleansing, use the Thickening Conditioner, which is specially formulated to nourish, thicken, and moisturize, so hair is left stronger, thicker, and shinier. Completing the cleansing and nourishing process, the Scalp & Body Scrub exfoliates skin debris and pore-clogging grime, thus restoring the scalp’s smooth texture.

Step 2: Prevent

Prevent further hair loss through the Scalp Therapy Day Treatment and the Scalp Serum Night Treatment.

The Scalp Therapy Day Treatment is an advanced formulation of high-grade saw palmetto extracts, which block the hair loss-causing action of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) on the hair follicles. Specifically, it blocks type I 5-alpha reductase from producing DHT.

The Scalp Serum Night Treatment is an ultra-concentrated formulation that helps to restore healthier and fuller hair by compelling hair follicles to enter into the growth phase.

Step 3: Restore

Stimulate new hair growth through the Leimo Personal Hair Laser. It is a handheld medical device integrated with two of the most innovative photo-biostimulation technologies: Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) and Light Emitting Diode Therapy (LEDT).

The Leimo Personal Hair Laser is the world’s first cordless laser device intended for hair growth stimulation. It has no reported side effects and suitable for men and women with mild to moderate hair loss.

The Leimo 30-Day Free Trial is a good opportunity for Australians with hair loss to recover what they lost and preserve what they have in the mere comforts of their homes. Learn more about it. Contact Leimo at 1800-280-250 or visit www.leimo.com.au.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Castor Oil – A Natural Hair Growth Elixir

Although hair is not essential to life, it is of enough cosmetic value to provoke unease in anyone when it begins thinning or balding.

Hair loss and hair thinning is commonly seen in adults, but in some cases, adolescents are also suffering from hair loss problems. Among hair loss treatments, herbal hair loss remedy is known as one of the best possible solutions. These hair loss remedies were often employed to treat or reverse hair loss. In most cases, sufferers don’t realize how large a part hygiene and diet play in the health of the scalp and hair.

Wikipedia describes castor oil as a vegetable oil obtained from the castor bean (technically castor seed of the castor plant). Castor oil has long been used throughout history. It was reportedly used for medicinal purposes in Ancient Egypt and in the early middle ages in Europe. It was then regarded as a folk medicine.

Hair growth treatment by means of castor oil has long been recognized in the alternative health field. It is considered a type of natural hair oil for baldness, which is actually a result of many factors such as your genetics, diet, stress level, environment and lifestyle.

Given below are some of the benefits of using castor oil for hair growth:

•    Nourishes the scalp and hair and prevents dryness.
•    Promotes hair growth and makes hair thicker and fuller.
•    Removes the dead cells and prevents dandruff.
•    Reduces and controls hair damage.
•    Helps get rid of frizzy or unmanageable hair
•    Prevents split ends from forming.
•    Helps get rid of head lice and nits.
•    Effectively eliminates bacterial and fungal growth in the scalp.

Given below is a castor oil treatment that works well for people experiencing hair loss or hair thinning:

•    Apply the oil to your scalp and hair roots.
•    Wear a plastic cap.
•    Use a towel to wrap your hair.
•    Leave the oil in your hair overnight.
•    In the morning, shampoo your hair to remove the oil, making sure that your scalp is clean.

Using castor oil on your hair is just one of the strategies to encourage hair growth. Having a healthy diet, taking essential hair supplements (which contain essential hair vitamins), getting enough sleep and regular exercise will also help you grow your hair back longer, thicker and stronger.

5 Harmful Ingredients to Avoid in a Hair Care Product

Most customers base their buying decisions on a hair care product’s colorful packaging and fragrant smell, without taking a second look at the ingredients contained in its alluring bottle.

The spur-of-the-moment inclination to pick a product base on its attractive packaging, no matter how tempting, should be avoided at all cost. This is for the reason that some hair care products contain harsh chemical ingredients that can trigger the onset of hair problems such as dandruff, frizzes and split-ends.  What’s worse, the chemical ingredients contained in this hair and scalp products can damage the hair follicles, resulting to the onset of hair loss and hair thinning conditions.

So, before buying your own hair and scalp care products, prevent the possibilities of damage by learning five (5) of the most detrimental chemical components that a consumer must avoid in order to promote thicker, fuller and healthier hair —minus the risk of side effects.

1.       Formaldehyde. This poisonous gas, which is made by oxidizing methanol, is used as a shampoo ingredient due to its ability to by inhibit the growth or action of microorganisms. Formaldehyde is said to be a cancer-causing element; overexposure to this harmful chemical may damage the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) as well as induce the onset of hair loss and hair thinning problems.

2.       Phthalate ester. This organic compound of phthalic acid is commonly used as plasticizer, a material combined with plastic to boost its flexibility, transparency, durability and longevity. Phthalate is used as fragrance in shampoos since it has a “delicious” smell. However, this chemical has been found to cause birth defects, liver cancers and hormonal disruptions.

3.       Sodium Chloride. This colorless crystalline compound, commonly known as table salt, is used as a thickening agent in hair care products that contain sodium lauryl sulfate. Sodium chloride may induce problems like eye irritation as well as dry and itchy scalp.

4.       Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS). This crystalline sodium salt, which acts as a cleansing agent to remove oil or grease off the scalp, may induce scalp and skin irritation. It also causes damage to the hair follicles, leading to the onset of hair loss and hair thinning condition. SLS weakens the immune system, making it a dangerous element that can cause harmful effects on a person’s health.

5.       Surfactant or Surface Active Ingredient. This compound usually acts as a wetting agent, emulsifier, dispersant, detergent and foaming agent. Surfactant found in hair care products such as shampoos may vary in levels of concentration. Hence, extreme levels of surfactant may induce scalp irritations and allergic reactions.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Hair Care 101: Protecting the Hair against Sun Damage

It’s clear that summer is upon us. With the school days off, who doesn’t want to take a holiday trip and visit the best places—in town or out of town—for a fun-filled adventure?

Yes, everyone wants to bask in the sunny glow, especially to get a tan. But do you know that the scorching heat of the sun may cause serious skin problems as well as hair damage?

Those UV rays can take a toll on the quality of your hair, causing it to become discoloured, dry, frizzy, dull and lifeless. Luckily, there are ways on how to keep your locks healthy and shiny despite the heat of the sun. By learning these summer hair care tips, you can prevent the onset of hair problems like split-ends, breakage and hair loss. What’s more, you can rest assured that your hair is damage-free, healthy, shiny and beautiful as always.

Hair Care Tip #1: Protect your hair against the UV rays.

To prevent your hair from the damaging effects of ultraviolet (UV) rays, make sure to avoid being under the sun for a long period of time. In addition, avoid the UV rays when they’re at their peak. That means you need to avoid doing outdoor activities from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. But, if you really want to enjoy the summer sun then protect your hair from the scorching heat with the help of umbrellas and headgears.

Hair Care Tip #2: Use an SPF lotion.

To avoid having bad hair days during the summer season, make sure to look for an SPF hair lotion. Look for hair care products with SPF or sunscreen protection to avoid the onset of hair dryness and dullness.

Hair Care Tip #3: Consider wearing a swimming cap.

The chlorinated pool and sea water combined with the scorching heat of the sun may dry out your strands and cause hair discoloration. That being the case, to protect your hair strands from these harsh elements, you need to consider using a swimming cap everytime you want a dip in the pool or the beach.

Hair Care Tip #4: Wear headgears like hats, scarves and caps.

To help protect your hair against the harsh effects of the UV rays, make it a point to use a wide-brimmed hat or wear a scarf. You can also tie your tresses into a simple style like a braid, a twist or a bun to minimize the amount of hair exposed to the sun.

Hair Care Tip #5: Apply a leave-in conditioner.

Before hitting the beach or swimming pool, make sure to apply a leave-in conditioner on the entire scalp and the hair strands to provide protection against the harsh elements like the UV rays, and salt and chlorinated water.

3 Helpful Tips in Finding the Suitable Hair Care Shampoo

When you walk down a grocery store aisle looking for hair care products, you will notice various shelves containing all types of shampoos in different sizes, colors and fragrances. The huge selection of hair care shampoos makes it hard for us to choose the one that is most suitable for our hair condition.

That being the case, before you go shopping for a hair care shampoo that fits your need, it is important to know its content. Learning the kind of ingredients contained in the shampoo will aid you in choosing the best product that can help encourage the growth of fuller, thicker and healthier mane.

Here are the three essential guidelines to help you choose the right shampoo to attain radiant and healthier-looking hair.

1.       Opt for a shampoo with the right ingredients.

Make sure to choose hair care products that contain various essences of herbs. Chamomile, lavender, horsetail and rosemary are herbs that help prevent the onset of hair thinning and hair loss conditions. On the other part, herbs like green tea, olive and tea tree aid in stopping the overproduction of sebum, keeping dandruff under control as well as preventing itchy and flaky scalp. You also need to stay away from shampoos that contain harsh chemical ingredients such as sodium chloride, phthalates, methylchloroisothiazolinone, formaldehyde and sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) since all of these elements weaken the hair follicles and cause scalp irritation.

2.       Choose a shampoo with essential vitamins.

Vitamins (e.g., protein, biotin and inositol) and amino acids (e.g., methionine and cysteine) add volume and body as well as promote lustrous hair strands. All of these elements also help nourish and strengthen the hair follicles, thereby encouraging the growth of thicker, fuller and shinier mane.

A hair care shampoo that is enriched with these essential elements will be the most suitable product to help restore the beauty and health of the hair strands. Although you won’t be able to find all of these ingredients in a single shampoo, you can choose the one that contains several of them.

3.       Pick a shampoo that is pH-balanced.

To maintain the radiance and the health of the hair strands, it is essential to choose a shampoo with a “ph-balanced” labeled on its bottle. Since a ph-balanced shampoo helps close the outer layer of the skin (cuticle layer), it prevents the inner layer (cortex) from becoming damaged or prone to inflammation.

Bear in mind that good quality hair care shampoos should have a pH level of 5–7. The ones that contain pH level that are lower or higher than 5–7 may strip off the natural sebum in the scalp, thereby making the hair duller and drier, resulting in the onset of breakage, split-ends and hair fall.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Yoga against Hair Loss

The ancient art of yoga has been practiced since 3,000 B.C. Although seen mostly as a form of physical fitness in the West, it is a philosophical practice.

Today, yoga is used to gain strength and flexibility, relieve stress and anxiety and even treat certain health conditions. There are a number of different styles of yoga. There are postures that facilitate the reduction of extreme stress, indigestion, anxiety and poor blood circulation in the head, all of which cause hair loss.

The following are some of the yoga postures which can help you remove stress and improve blood circulation in the head. These postures can also help increase energy and blood flow to the scalp to encourage hair growth.

    Sirsasana (Headstand)
    Pavanmuktasana (Wind Releasing Pose)
    Vajrasana (Diamond Pose)
    Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand)
    Uttanasana (Bending straight forward pose)
    Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward facing dog pose)
    Ustrasana (Camel pose)
    Sasangasana (Rabbit Pose)

Apart from practicing these yoga postures, one can try massage therapy for hair loss problems. cause of hair loss leimoYou can take 3-5 minutes of gentle head message by using your fingertips, which will improve blood flow to the hair follicles and help hair growth.

Many hair experts advocate head massage with hot oil to increase hair growth. The best oils for this massage are castor oil, almond oil, coconut oil and olive oil. You can even use a combination of these oils. This gentle massage promotes blood circulation in the scalp and strengthens hair roots and follicles, which can promote hair growth. Regular oil massages can strengthen the hair and improve their overall texture and health.

Another yogic technique used to treat loss of hair is called Balayam. Balayam is a type of massage in which the nails of each finger are rubbed briskly for about four to five minutes per day. This can be done by placing one finger at a time, beginning with the index finger of one hand, on the thumb of the other and using the opposite index finger to rub or buff the top of the fingernail for about a half a minute. This process is repeated for each finger on both hands.

Meditation is another way to overcome hair loss problems as it can control stress. Sit in proper pose and observe your breathing.

Regular yoga practice can help alleviate stress and energize the body. Because stress is one of the contributing factors to hair loss, yoga provides a viable option for reducing or even reversing its effects. In fact, the good thing about practicing yoga poses to prevent further loss of hair is that you are not only rejuvenating hair growth but also reaping the benefits that yoga will have on your entire body.

Thinning Hair Makes a Fashion Statement

Bonding is a fashion statement of those with thinning hair. It is a temporary weaving method and a perfect way to add volume to thinning hair. It can also add vibrant streaks of color to your natural hair. Tracks of hair are glued to the roots of your own hair with a special adhesive.

To prevent damage to your natural hair, tracks shouldn’t be left for any longer than a week or two. Bonding may also refer to the attachment of toupees and custom wigs with a medical grade adhesive. There are 2 types of bond: soft bond which dries in the consistency of rubber glue and hard bond which dries to the consistency of crazy glue.

The fusion method presents one of the most versatile and most natural-looking weaves on the market. With this technique, a machine similar to a hot glue gun is used to hold human hair extensions to individual strands of your natural hair for a truly authentic look. With a fusion weave, you can wash your hair every week and use products like gels and mousse to style. This is one of the most time-consuming and costly methods that can conceal thinning hair.

Recently, hair extensions that do not require any heating elements have been introduced.  Called cold fusion extensions, these are made of 100% human hair. The intense heat used in applying traditional hair extensions may damage them.

In tracking, natural tresses are first braided around the head in concentric circles. The braids are sewn down, and then extensions are sewn to the braids. Eight to fifteen tracks are needed for a full head.

To sew the weave hair, the hair must be braided into cornrows. The wearer may leave out a section of hair if she or he wants a part or half of the hair weaved. So the hair won’t appear lumpy, the hair is sewn horizontally across the head from one side to the other, starting from the bottom.

Netting is a technique which involves braiding natural tresses under a thin, breathable net that serves as a flat surface onto which stylists can weave extensions. Netting provides more flexibility than track placement because the stylist is not limited to sewing extensions to a braid.

The latest development in weaving extensions is lace extensions. Lace extensions are made from a nylon mesh material formed into a cap that is then manually ventilated by knotting single strands of hair into the tiny openings of the cap form, giving the hair a more natural, realistic flow than conventional extensions, and creating a lighter, more breathable cap. These extension units can be woven in or attached to the hairline with special adhesives. Head measurements are taken to ensure a proper fit with this type of weave.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Different Hair Loss Restoration Methods

Everybody can be a victim of hair loss. This can be caused by many different things but no matter the reason for the baldness, when one starts losing hair, it becomes very traumatic.

Of the many hair loss solutions, perhaps the most effective is surgical hair loss restoration. There are a variety of surgical hair loss remedies available. The procedures and treatments vary depending on the unique condition of each patient.

If these surgical hair loss solutions are not suitable for a patient, there are also a variety of non-surgical hair loss treatment alternatives. Below you will find information on various surgical hair replacement techniques and hair loss solutions.

Hair Transplants

Hair transplants involve the removal of small portions of hair-bearing scalp from the sides or back of the head. These sections of scalp are then transplanted to the balding areas of a patient’s scalp. Hair transplants can be an effective technique for permanent hair replacement and are among the most dependable hair loss solutions.

Scalp Reduction

Scalp reduction, also called Alopecia reduction, is a surgical hair loss restoration procedure that surgically removes a strip of balding scalp and stretches hair-bearing scalp upward to replace the removed strip of bald scalp.

It is a very effective method of hair loss restoration when performed by a skilled and experienced physician or hair restoration specialist.

Scalp reduction surgery is often performed in conjunction with hair transplants to create a natural appearance and achieve seamless permanent hair replacement.

Flap Surgery

Skin flap surgery is a state-of-the-art method of moving a “flap” of skin and underlying tissue from one area of the body to another. It is surgery performed to repair a non-traumatic cosmetic defect such as male pattern hair loss, repair a site of traumatic injury to restore its functionality and cosmetic appearance, or repair a skin defect caused by a congenital malformation.

Skin flap surgery involves taking a large, hair-bearing portion of the scalp and partially detaching it. The detached part of the scalp is used to cover the balding area. A portion of the flap remains attached to its original spot, so the tissue continues to receive nourishment from blood vessels. During flap surgery the hair continues to grow, as opposed to hair grafting, in which the hair falls out before regrowing.

Scalp Expansion

Scalp expansion is a surgical hair replacement technique that involves the insertion of silicone bags underneath the skin to expand a hair-bearing portion of the scalp. After the skin has been expanded, flap surgery is performed to move the hair to a balding area of the scalp.

There are two types of scalp expansion namely volumetric expansion and non-volumetric expansion or scalp extension. Volumetric expansion involves using a balloon-type device implanted under the scalp while non-volumetric expansion or scalp extension involves using implanted physical instrumentation.

To learn which of the surgical hair loss solutions listed above is suitable for you, you need to consult a skilled hair loss specialist to help you choose the right hair replacement option.

Choosing a Suitable Hair Care Product

All people from difference walks of life may suffer from hair loss and hair thinning problems. Although some do not bother about their lack of hair, most people are affected with this distressing condition. Those who are concerned with their hair loss conditions regularly think about what it would be like to regain the former glory of their hair.

Today, the market offers a wide array of hair care products to help people attain healthier head of hair.  However, the question that needs to be answered is, among the thousands of solutions ‘how to find the best hair care products which can give you better results?’

Because of the wide demand for hair care products, the market is filled with arrays of products that claim to stop hair loss and stimulate hair growth. Unfortunately, with the myriad of treatment options, people are having a hard time determining the products that would really work from the products that do not.

Aside from the fact that hair care products don’t work for everyone, since the nature of hair loss is different from person to person; there are instances wherein people fall for fraudulent products that have never been tested or approved.

Hence, if you really want to avoid fraudulent products and scams, you need to become a wise shopper. For you to find the best hair care products, you need to create your own hair loss product evaluation. You can do this by verifying that the product of your choice is approved, user recommended and credible. More than that, you need to learn if the authenticity of the hair care product is established.

If you are really serious about finding the best hair care products, conducting your very own research is a must.  Find out if the product is proven safe yet effective. You can do this my reading real reviews from established websites and blogs. You even talk to your friends and family members about their experiences with different products.

More than that, it is always a good idea to consult your hair doctor about medications, devices and services that are approved and effective in helping to reverse the hair loss process.

In the end, when it comes to searching for the best hair care products, it all comes down to learning the ropes and conducting a very thorough research. This way you can make an educated decision before you invest your time, effort and money in a treatment that will probably do nothing for you.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

2 DIY Hair Care Recipes Made From Cinnamon

dash of cinnamon spice adds flavor to pies and pastries. But, did you know that apart from enhancing the flavor of your favorite dessert, cinnamon also helps attain healthier mane?

Cinnamon spice comes from the outer bark of a Cinnamomum plant, a small evergreen wild tree that belongs to the family of laurel.  This sweet tangy spice is popularly used as herbal remedies for various ailments and afflictions since it has antimicrobial properties. Apart from being an arthritic pain-reliever and blood purifier, cinnamon is also beneficial for the growth of healthier hair strands.

The antiviral and antifungal properties of cinnamon helps prevent against the onset of skin and hair problems. Massaging cinnamon oil also helps promote better circulation, thereby delivering sufficient amount of nutrients and oxygen into the hair roots for the development of thicker and healthier hair follicles.

With the above-mentioned hair care benefits of cinnamon, here are a few DIY (do-it-yourself) hair care recipes made from cinnamon.

DIY Cinnamon Recipe to Promote Hair Growth

    What You Need:

-        Cinnamon (1 tsp.);

-        honey (1 tsp.); and

-        olive oil (1/2 cup);

    What You Need:

-        In a small saucepan, pour the ½ cup of olive oil. Then, warm the oil to a lukewarm temperature.

-        Next, pour the olive into a bowl and add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of honey. Stir the mixture thoroughly with the use of a spoon.

-        Let the mixture warm and apply the paste on the scalp and the hair strand using a brush applicator. Work around the entire scalp and the hair from back to front and root to tip, respectively.

-        Finally, cover your hair with a shower cap and let the paste sit on the hair for at least 15 minutes.  Do this hair treatment once a week to promote healthier hair growth.

DIY Cinnamon Recipe to Lighten the Hair

What You Need:

-        honey ( 1 cup);

-        lemon juice ( 1 tsp.);

-        organic deep conditioner (1 cup); and

-        Cinnamon (2 tbsp.).

What to Do:

    Add all the ingredients (i.e., 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, 1 cup of organic deep conditioner and 2 tablespoons of cinnamon) thoroughly.
    Apply the mixture into the wet hair. Note: Concentrate on the areas that you want to have highlights.   Then, cover the hair with a plastic cap and leave it on the head for 3–4 hours or, if you can tolerate the tingly sensation, let it sit overnight.
    After 3–4 hours, wash your hair with lukewarm water.
    If you want to hasten the lightening process as well as add moisture to your newly highlighter hair, then apply the pure onto into your entire scalp.

Treatments for Hair Loss in Men

Our physical appearance is a major aspect in our life. We assess the way we look by looking at ourselves in the mirror every day. Taking care of our looks—what to wear, what to put on our skin, how to do our hair—is part of the decisions we make every single day.

Experiencing alopecia or hair loss gives a problem to that everyday look in the mirror. Baldness is the one odd thing you would first see in your clothing ensemble. Trying to sport that balding head is a troublesome matter to deal with each day.

Hair loss in men proves to be a problematic condition not only for themselves, but also for their partners even. In turning to hair loss treatments, a man usually opts for drugs that can be taken orally because that is what’s highly convenient for them. The prime consideration, however, in choosing a treatment for hair loss is its ability to target the root cause of the hair loss problem. DHT (dihydrotestosterone) is the main culprit of hair loss. It is a hormone that damages the hair follicles and hampers the growth of healthy hair.

Medicines for hair loss usually contain antiandrogens that effectively inhibit the production of DHT in the scalp. Rogain (minoxidil) and Propecia (finasteride) are two commonly chosen drugs for hair loss in men. Rogain is a topical solution that comes in the form of a lotion; it is to be applied to the scalp twice a day. Rogain has the ability to stop hair loss and regrow hair. However, studies have reported a success rate of 20 to 30 percent only. Some users of Rogain have discontinued using the product because it caused itching and swelling of the scalp.

Propecia (finasteride) is an oral medication and is used for hair loss in men only. For men who consider it a hassle to be constantly applying lotion on the head, they prefer Propecia instead. Propecia inhibits the 5-alpha reductase enzyme from converting testosterone into DHT. In clinical studies, Propecia increases the hair count during the first year of use and is maintained by taking the drug for two years. However, a small number of finasteride users have reported testicular pains, decreased sex drive, and erectile dysfunction.

There are also natural and herbal remedies available, such as the saw palmetto; it is equally able in preventing the formation of DHT and keeping you safe from harmful side effects. Saw palmetto offers natural effects of not only stopping hair loss but regaining hair also. A daily dosage of at least 160 mg is the usual suggestion in taking saw palmetto.

It is best that in choosing a treatment for hair loss in men, considerations should not only be the convenience in applying the treatment but also the concern for health.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Vegetable Juices that Promote Healthier Hair

Studies revealed that drinking vegetable juice helps prevent health problems, including hair loss and hair thinning conditions. Indeed, there are certain types of vegetable juices that not only stop hair loss but also promote the growth of healthier hair.
Drinking vegetable juice helps get hold of some of the vitamins and minerals essential for the development of healthy hair follicles. Various types of vegetable contain specific beneficial nutrients that protect the body against ailments.
That being the case, in order to get the proper nourishment to stop hair loss and attain better hair growth, an individual must include drinking fresh vegetable as part of their daily diet.
Below is a list of essential vegetable juices that promote the growth of fuller, shinier and healthier hair strands.
  • Broccoli. This green vegetable is rich in antioxidants that help in hair growth. Cruciferous vegetable like broccoli also contain protein, an essential element for hair health and growth. It also contains an enzyme called indole, which when converted to diindolylmethane by the process of digestion, helps inhibit the actions of dihydrotestosterone (DHT); hence, preventing the onset of hair loss.
  • Carrot. This deep orange edible root vegetable contains carotene, an unsaturated hydrocarbon, that helps prevent the early signs of hair graying and hair loss condition. Carrot is also a natural source of vitamins A, B, and E as well as minerals like sodium, potassium, iron, sulfur and calcium.
  • Onion. This spice contains natural compounds that help cleanse the scalp and stimulate the development of hair follicles. Onion also removes the toxins from the body and boosts blood flow; hence, delivering adequate supply of nutrients and oxygen to the hair roots for thicker and fuller hair follicles.
  • Spinach. This dark green leafy vegetable contains rich amount of iron and vitamin A. Iron helps regulate cell development, which is necessary to promote healthy hair regrowth. On the other hand, vitamin A nourishes the hair follicles to keep it from being too dry and easily damaged.
Source: Vegetable Juices that Promote Healthier Hair

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Summer and Winter Seasons: The Essential Hair Care Tips

Summer and winter, like fire and ice, are two seasons that contradict each other. Each has a unique climate that differentiates one to the other.

The first major difference between winter and summer is the weather. Summer season is always warm and sunny, which makes it a perfect time to have some fun and be outside. On the other hand, winter is always cold and chilly, which makes it very difficult to play outdoor games—except sledding, skiing and snowboarding.

Though summer and winter are of the opposite poles, both environmental conditions induce dry, frizzy, dull, and lifeless hair strands. To understand how the changing weather condition during the winter and summer seasons affect the health of the hair, read on.

Summer Hair Care Tips

During summer, environmental factors like humidity, heat and ultra violet (UV) rays from the sun can damage the hair strands; causing it to become dry, frizzy and brittle.

In addition, swimming, which is the most popular summer time activity, can cause dull and discolored tresses when the hair strands are exposed to negative elements like chlorine and salt from the pool and the beach, respectively.

That being said, the best way to protect your hair against the harsh factors like heat, humidity and UV rays is to wear hats, scarves, or caps when going outdoors. Applying a leave-in conditioner, or a sun protection lotion, as well as using umbrellas is also helpful in  preventing hair damage.

Wetting the hair and applying leave-in conditioner or other essential oils like argan and coconut, before heading into the pool or the beach, can help protect the hair from overexposure to moisture in the form of chlorinated or salt water.

Winter Hair Care Tips

During winter, the contrast between the surroundings at home and in your office buildings, can make the hair dry, brittle and frizzy.

In addition, the cold air and chilly wind can also induce damage to the hair strands by sucking away moisture. Dehydration is, in fact, one of the biggest problems that we face during the winter season.

With that, in order to keep the hair strands moisturized, you need to make use of a good daily moisturizing conditioner to prevent the hair from becoming too dry, dull and frizzy. Your hair can also benefit from having a deep conditioning treatment since it keeps the moisture locked in, minimizing the onset of hair damage.

You also need to avoid using blow-dryers; instead, try air-drying the hair with a soft clean towel. Moreover, never leave the house with wet hair since it could be exposed to the cold and chilly wind, which may induce dry and brittle mane.  If possible, always make use of headgear like hats, scarves, and beanies to protect the hair against the moisture in the environment.

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Friday, April 26, 2013

The Confessions of a real LEIMO user - Leimo Review

I am a person who finds time to surf the net on a daily basis. I am also a fan of reading forums regarding problems in hair loss as I am one of the millions who are long term sufferers of this problem. Upon searching through forums, I stumbled on some critics regarding the LEIMO products. And I wondered… Have they even tried using LEIMO products? Is this just a negative publicity to destroy the image of a good product?

For my part, I say, yes. These negative things about LEIMO are created to destroy the good name of a product. It saddens me to know that there are just people who say that this product is ineffective and that it is a total sham even though they have not tried using it for themselves.

I am a regular user of the LEIMO products because I have proven for myself that these things work. I would not waste my money on continuously using a product if I thought that it is ineffective to battle my growing problems with hair loss. That is why I am here, to set the record straight. For me, writing this article would help the company I grew to love because it helped me in my constant battles against hair loss.

For an ordinary person like myself who felt depression and anxiety due to my hair loss problems, I felt relieved that I found a product that is effective and reliable. The wrong assumption of those who are calling ‘LEIMO’ a scam is that they only used the product for a few months and believed their hair would miraculously grow. Hair loss in fact, is not cured with just a month or two into any treatment. It takes years before real results are revealed and for your hair to fully recover. I have been using the LEIMO products for a year now, so I can vouch that LEIMO laser comb and other LEIMO essentials such as shampoo and conditioner is very effective to help stimulate hair growth.

What LEIMO does to hair loss sufferers like me is to further stop hair loss and effectively contribute to make the hair healthier and stronger. It cleanses, revitalize and diminish excess sebum in the scalp and it also has a natural DHT (dihydrotestosterone) blocker which is the extract of Saw Palmetto, an herb that is known to cure hair loss. “Saw palmetto extract” as its main ingredient is a beneficial hair loss solution. It has been fully recognized nowadays as a very efficient natural plant extract, that helps in stopping the build-up of DHT in the scalp and thus substantially stimulate hair regrowth as well. LEIMO also provides a hand-held cordless laser that significantly helps in stimulating and accelerating the hair follicles growth phase and can be used conveniently in the privacy of your own home anytime.

To the millions like me who’s been a long time hair loss sufferer, you might find LEIMO a better solution to your hair loss problems compared to those medical drugs that you take daily. And to those who are anti-LEIMO individuals, before you say something about a product, please be sure to do some research… You can ask individuals who have tried using these products or better yet try it out and see for yourself.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Hair Care for this Autumn Season

Hair Care for this Autumn Season

    Autumn is that time of the year where your locks love to fall. Literally. Several studies have found out that during autumn, it is not only the leaves that dry out and fall -- hair follows suit as well. Some experts believe it is the result of the sun’s blazing heat during summer while others say hair loss is normally at a much faster rate during autumn. Either way, there is a way to prevent dryness and massive hair fall during autumn. Here are some of the ways.


Summer has said goodbye but the toll it left your hair with will have made its way into the autumn. The salt from the beach, chlorine from the pool, or dryness from too much wind can leave your hair looking dull, frizzy, and lifeless. For this, you need to keep your hair and scalp clean. Use a clarifying shampoo and good conditioner to the job for you. Before washing, you can massage your scalp to loosen up the build-up and so, it will become easier to actually remove them.

Get rid of the split ends and breakage

To solve the split ends and breakage, get a trim and use a good quality anti-frizz product. Split ends and breakage are a result from the lack of moisture or too much styling. You can apply a hair mask made of banana and almond oil. Blend 1 ripe banana and 1 tablespoon almond oil into a small bowl. Apply the mixture onto hair and let it stand for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off thoroughly.

Lock in the moisture

The autumn season itself can make your hair particularly dry whether indoors or outdoors. Always secure the moisture in by conditioning. Get a deep conditioning treatment at least once a month. Through this process, hair will receive moisture from within.

Wear a low-maintenance haircut

    The drying atmosphere will require you to put down the heat-styling tools for a while and minimize their use. Think of a short hairstyle with soft bangs to frame your face. Soft curls could also do the trick. If you are not sure with what best suits your face, ask your hairstylist.

Treatment for Hair Loss

    If hair loss is a real problem, there is a tried and tested hair loss treatment. One of the best names in at-home hair restoration is Leimo, which provides professional organic-based treatment and hair care for hair thinning in women.

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