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Hair Loss Part 2: How to reverse it.

Hair Loss: How to reverse it.

Hair Loss, We’ve Talked About This

We’ve established that everyone gets concerned about hair loss, right? If you don’t remember this go read Part 1 of this article…but hey, don’t forget to come back!

Now, I did mention that there are some treatments to slow down or reverse hair loss. You would think that by now, scientists would have found a cure for hair loss, but it is a very complex condition and “fixing it” is not that simple. So, I did some more digging and found some exciting products. 

Minoxidil

A vasodilator that, in principle, was used exclusively orally to treat patients with severe cases of high blood pressure. Treatments based on Minoxidil usually have a concentration of 5% for men and 2% for women.

Pros

  • It is commonly used to stimulate hair growth and slow baldness. How? Well, it helps nurture the hair’s root, and it favors its growth.
  • It is FDA approved.

Cons

  • Most common secondary effects include itchiness, dryness in patches, irritation and OBVIOUSLY hair growth in unwanted areas.
  • It does NOT cure baldness; most of the new hair will be lost again if the treatment is suspended.  

Tricomin Clinical

A multi-care health system that uses two main technologies ( which they’ve patented): Copper Peptide Complex and Triamino Copper Complex. Yes, the essential component is copper. It stimulates and nurtures the cells with oxygen and other nutrients. As we get older copper levels tend to decrease, but with this stimulation, hair follicles get thicker and healthier looking.

Pros

  • Tricomin Clinical claims it is “Deliberately and precisely formulated to work wellness wonders on stressed, fragile hair.”
  • It is one of the few treatments that have actually been shown to stimulate hair growth in intensive FDA trials.

Cons

  • Copper toxicity…it could be an issue. It is very important to ensure that your zinc levels are balanced if you use these types of products regularly.

Castor Oil

This viscous oil is full of omega fatty acids such as omega-6 and omega-9 that help moisturize the scalp and stimulate blood circulation. In English, castor oil helps promote healthy hair growth. According to Google, its regular use can boost hair growth by three times the normal rate. Well, I guess I will have to test this one myself.

Pros

  • It provides conditioning that improves the flexibility of the hair fiber. It has antimicrobial properties, which are useful to fight off bacteria or any fungus growth. I think the most important thing to know about castor oil is that it will make your hair feel and look thicker.

Cons

  • There is still no scientific evidence that assures castor oil is effective for hair growth.
  • Castor oil penetrates easily and goes to our blood system through the scalp, which could cause some adverse side effects. It is not suitable for pregnant women or people with chronic diseases.  

Jojoba Oil

Did you know Jojoba is technically not an oil but a wax? Why is this important? Well, because they imitate natural body oils, so when we apply them to our skin, we can make it believe that it’s been produced naturally.

Jojoba oil is super moisturizing, but it won’t leave any residue (SCORE!). It stimulates hair cells to reproduce themselves. Adding 3-4 drops on your hand when you are conditioning your hair will help protect hair strands from drying up and breaking. Make sure you don’t add it to the bottle and just to the portion you will use as it may mess up the pH of your product.

Pros

  • It is a natural moisturizing ingredient. It is great for the skin because it contains most of the important vitamins and minerals required to maintain healthy skin, …and you know what they say: healthy scalp = healthy hair.
  • It doesn’t have any side effects, and it can be stored for a long time without conservatives.

ATTENTION!

Always choose organic natural oils, because those with conservatives contain ingredients that are not good for your skin and hair. An extra tip, buy it cold pressed so that you really obtain all the benefits of the oil.

With that in mind, here’s a recipe from the master of hair masks.

Our grandma recipe for hair growth

Disclaimer: our founder learned it from her Brazilian grandma, and she loves sharing it with E-VERY-ONE! So here it goes:

Ingredients

  • Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil
  • Organic fresh or dry Rosemary
  • Organic Cold Pressed Castor Oil
  • Organic Cold Pressed Tea Tree Oil
  • Fresh Garlic

In a small pot place 3 spoonfuls of the coconut oil, two spoonfuls of rosemary leaves, one teaspoon of castor oil and two drops of tea tree oil. Then squish one clove of fresh garlic and add it to the mix.  (Just make sure you don’t go on a date after).

Warm the mix in “bain Marie” until it becomes a little greenish.

Let it cool and filter it with a filter paper. Before using it, test it in a small area of your arm to make sure you are not sensitive to the garlic or tea tree oil. (These are very powerful ingredients)

When is it best to apply?

Wait for your washing hair day and apply it 2 hours before washing it. You should use enough to cover your entire scalp and massage, massage a lot. Save the rest in a sterilized crystal or glass jar and refrigerate for several uses. It might solidify, but it will melt in your hands.

Voilà!

’till next time,

Lucía