What is it?
is part of your integumentary system just like your skin and nails. It
consists of layers of dead Keratinized protein cells that grows through
the epidermis from follicles deep within the dermis.
you Know that...
scalp contains 120 000 hair follicles.
normally grow at a rate of 0.4 mm/day.
has a pH range of 4.5 to 5.5 (contributing factors include
natural oils from scalp, perspiration, and hair products)
Your Hair Clean and Healthy.
is essential for a healthy scalp and hair
When washing your hair, try
using soft water instead of hard water and a shampoo that has a pH of 7.
A combination of both of these will reduce a breeding ground for
is even better because you are sure
of the product content. Avoid shampoos that contain sodium lauryl,
propylene glycol. Your hair may thin due to stress, genetics, diets,
medications, mechanical manipulation, and menopause. Other factors that
may contribute to hair loss include, excessive heat, improper use of
hair chemical, hair products containing alcohol, some drugs, thyroid
disease, inadequate protein in your diet, low iron, birth control pills
and other things. But with the right diet and proper excersise you can
reduce the level of hair loss. Proper nutrients, circulation of energy
and blood must be established
and maintained to keep your hair young and healthy.Therefore,
Occasionally you can spoil your hair by having a natural hair detox
remove toxins from the hair treatment products, and to rejuvenate your
shiny and healthy hair.
More natural remedies
to treat your hair:
oil to your hair is very important and good for the
hair. The oils can help calm the skin and make your hair healthier.
Essential oils often help with issues like dry skin on the scalp, dry
and dull hair, split ends, very fine hair and many more hair issues. If
you are pregnant consult a professional aromatherapists to know which
essential oils to avoid. Also, do not apply oil directly on skin or
hair. Mix the oils with other carrier
oils such as olive oil, avocado
oil or jojoba oil. Olive oil is beneficial for dry hair it will nourish
and bring elasticity to the hair. Jojoba oil is beneficial for its
healing qualities and stops hair breakage. Avocado oil benefits the
health and growth of all types of hair especially dry hair and african
hair. Avocado oil is very beneficial when it comes to thinning of hair,
dandruff and hair fall. It has natural properties
which can protect your hair and scalp from sun damaged and works even
better when combined with olive oil or almond oil.
following are some essential oils with specific functions to help with
Basil stimulates circulation
and promotes hair growth when massaged into the scalp.
Basil is good when used with fenugreek and ivy burdock herbs.
Bay helps with hair growth.
will also help restore dull hair and eliminate dandruff problems.
Chamomile is very soothing
the hair and scalp. It helps sooth skin cells that have been inflamed
from chemical products e.g relaxers.
Lavender is great for
the scalp and calming the hair.
Lemon Essential oil treats
scalp, dandruff, lice, and sebaceous glands that are under active.
Use lemon oil only on really oily hair because it will dry out hair
after only one wash. Also, using to much lemon oil on hair will change
dark hair to a lighter colour.
Myrrh is used for greasy hair
and a more purified scalp. It is used in very small quantities.
Peppermint stimulates blood
flow to the root of the hair. The hair receives proper nourishment and
Sage can be used as a hair
rinse which may darken hair colour. It helps reduce hair loss and is
good to heal scalp problems such as psoriasis. It deep cleanses
impurities away from the scalp.
good for oily hair
and dandruff treatment.
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