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.
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.
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.
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. I read that its regular use can boost hair growth by three times the regular rate. I’m going to need to try and check the accuracy of this information.
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 (don’t add it to the bottle, this might mess up the pH of your product) will help protect hair strands from drying up and breaking.
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.
Disclaimer: she learned it from her Brazilian grandma, and she loves sharing it with E-VERY-ONE! So here it goes:
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. (Starts to sound like a magic potion).
Warm the mix in “bain Marie” until it becomes a little green-ish.
Let it cool and filter it with a coffee filter bag. 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)
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 crystal jar and refrigerate for several uses. It might solidify, but it will melt in your hands.
’till next time,