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Hair Loss & New Remedies

Those of us who suffer from hair loss remain hopeful that new remedies for this problem will continue to come forward and become more available. After all, we can go to Jupiter right?  The hair loss issue is ongoing, complex and continues to grow.  Even Instagram Star Kayla Itsines thought it was important enough to share her hair loss. I think it’s comforting for young women who are feeling ‘singled-out’ and scared to know they are not alone, and it’s not just a ‘senior citizen’ problem 🙂

Having said that, I am encouraged by a recent article in the New York Times about a Danish company, Harklinikken.  This company is opening clinics in the US.  Yes! Read a summary of what I learned.  As always you can view the entire article on your own by clicking the source link. Continue reading Hair Loss & New Remedies

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Hair Loss Nutrition

canstockphoto14539757If you are one of the women or men suffering from hair loss, you are probably ambivalent about whether there will ever be a cure, which does not require years of needles, medications, and whatever else you have heard about in the beauty market.  Some of us have actually experienced ‘snake-oil’ remedies, only to suffer the consequences of losing more hair and never to recover those locks again.

‘Two thirds of men suffer with hair loss by the age of 35, and 40% of hair loss sufferers are women’ – Source: American Hair Loss Association – Men’s Hair Loss / Mission. And to make matters worse,  a recent article reported that thousands of women ‘lose hair because of using a well-publicized product’, which was endorsed by a particular celebrity.  With all these unsuccessful instances, actually there is a conversation going on about whether the FDA can help not only with hair products, but beauty products in general. So, what are people with hair loss concerns to do?  Alopecia is a real, ongoing, epidemic-level condition. “What is to be done?”

canstockphoto14705801My answer for now is to remain positive, hopeful and continually reaching.  I continue to explore prudently.  In conversation with a hair specialist I learned that she had a client who saw an increase in hair growth by changing her diet.  She was actually able to reduce the amount of  false hair used/added that would be used cosmetically to enhance her look!

That’s good news!  We can explore with our diet: what a win-win remedy!  Even if we don’t see a substantial increase in hair growth, we will be feeding our bodies with good nutrition, and reaping the benefits of better health.  “Hair LaVie” is a vitamin company, which makes a series of products.  Consumers have testified about results, which come from the use of their products.  You can peruse their website at your convenience, if you want to learn more.

I was encouraged by a recent post on the “Hair La Vie” blog, which stated:  ‘If you’re looking for a healthy and nutritious way to try and grow your hair, these nutrient-packed smoothies & juices are for you. Not only can these juices boost hair’s growth, but they can also provide you with shiny, smooth, and more manageable hair.’ Source: Hair La Vie 

smoothie-1427436_1920Smoothies were made with: Cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, apples, ginger juice, celery, lemons, berries, spinach, chia seeds, vanilla almond milk, banana, avocado, mango, walnut, flax seed, chard leaves, strawberries, Greek or regular yogurt.

Now that you have your shopping list, what are you waiting for?  Let’s experiment with some ‘natural’ remedies, and treat ourselves at the same time.  Click Hair La Vie for recipes.

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Looking for Hair Loss Solutions

canstockphoto14539757Anyone dealing with hair loss knows that it is a continuing conversation.  Sufferers of alopecia, who have no remedies for lost eyebrows, lost eyelashes, and balding are always open to suggestions and remedies for this condition.  It is a welcoming fact that now women (and men) feel comfortable enough to wear their heads bald as ‘beauty’ statements.  However, many other alopecia victims remain uncomfortable.

I am often on the www looking for and researching topics I find useful and interesting. Recently, I was told about a product called neuHAIR.  This NEUHAIR2product promises to: 1) provide nutrients to the hair and scalp, 2) deliver thicker hair, 3) give the hair volume.  The cost: $150.00 .  The company stands by their product and gives you a 90 day guarantee return policy.  neuHAIR also has products for eyebrows and eyelashes.You can read more about it  by clicking this link – neuHAIR

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To learn more about how to manage/prevent hairloss Dr. Oz had guests on his show, who discussed this issue.  Here’s what they had to say:

  • As much as 30 percent of women will experience some sort of hair thinning, usually first noticed with age as a skinnier ponytail or a little more visible scalp peeking out. Thick hair screams “youth,” which makes thinning a tough pill to swallow. But there are many ways you can help slow down thinning and hair loss, from eating the right foods to cutting back on stress, even strategically styling your locks. Here, seven ways to stave off hair loss and keep your ‘do’ looking young and healthy for longer.
    Source: 7 Hair Loss Solutions | The Dr. Oz Show

I hope this is helpful 🙂

Brush Your Tresses Less!

brush wi hairI have heard from more than one person that while brushing their hair many of their locks remained in the brush!  You can imagine their alarm about hair loss.  This is something we see happening with women often these days.  Not only with older women, but also with younger women.  So, I checked what some of the hair specialists had to say about brushing  hair 100 strokes a day. Continue reading Brush Your Tresses Less!

Using Vinegar for Healthy Locks

Like the Seasons… … … … … We Change

Each of us is having a personal experience with our Locks. At times it’s exasperating, let alone, scary. 😦   For those of you struggling to handle your hair loss, I urge you not to give up. Use this as a time of beauty exploration. Treat yourself to a new look. Experiment. Use a new shampoo, or new hair gel, or new hair comb :).  Change is good!  We are the seasons of the universe.  That’s a beautiful thing.

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How many of you knew that Vinegar can be used to help you with various hair issues?  Do you know that Vinegar has been used to treat hair loss? Below are some of the things I learned about Vinegar use for your hair and what it can do:

  • Restore shine
  • Clean and improve scalp health
  • Reduce dandruff

Check out for yourself what I found at other websites, and what they had to say about Vinegar. Just click on the link at the end of the summary.

Mix up other natural beauty products with vinegar for healthy hair. Use 1 ounce of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and 1 egg for your next shampoo. Put the ingredients in the blender and then use as a shampoo. Rinse it with a complimentary mixture made from herbs and vinegar. Use 1/4 cup fresh lavender (or other herb you favor) with a quart of boiling water poured over it. When the mixture cools, strain out the lavender and add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Use a cup as a final rinse. Store it in the refrigerator in a closed container.via Is Vinegar Good for Your Hair? | eHow.com.

Vinegar for Hair

Most naturalistas are well versed in the benefits of ACV on natural hair, but if you’re not – allow me to fill you in. Vinegar is a great clarifier, and it makes for clean, shiny hair. This simple recipe from Natural Review lets you know what to do, and this vintage BGLH post breaks down exactly why. I usually just rinse my hair at the end with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar (Braggs is a popular brand for that), and also using vinegar on my scalp once a month has helped me deal with flakes in the past.via The Beauty Benefits of Vinegar for Hair and Skin | Afrobella.

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HairBlues  Suggestion:

If you don’t want to mix up a potion all on your own, below is a link to an already prepared product I used. The directions were easy to follow. It left my scalp feeling refreshed, and my hair squeaky clean.  The instructions on the bottle recommend that you use it twice a month.  If you have concerns that your hair will smell like vinegar after giving yourself a treatment,  use a nice smelling conditioner of your choice. 🙂

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Our organic apple cider vinegar rinse slows hair loss and promotes new growth by dissolving excess DHT, unblocking hair follicles and stimulating scalp circulation. The acids and enzymes in this treatment may kill the pathogens associated with Alopecia hair loss. via Natural Herbal Hair Rinse for Hair Loss Remedy,Vinegar Hair Loss.

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I hope this is helpful.  🙂


Getting More Hair: Volume!

If you have  read any of the earlier posts, or to visited the Hair Loss Association, you understand that it is essential to visit with a doctor to find out what your hair loss is and “why” it is. For those of you who have not checked with a doctor (dermatologist, hair loss specialist) the sooner you do so, the better equipped you will be able to manage (not stop or cure) your hair loss. You may want to check out the Women Hair Loss Project  for ideas. You can click  Blogs I Like  link  (underneath the  BLOGROLLl) on this page to go there.   For those of you who have already seen a doctor, now you have an opportunity to take more action. And, you probably have been given some guidance on how to proactively handle this issue.

Hair Loss products constitute a  formidable industry, and thankfully so This industry provides us with much ability to explore what our likes and dislikes are, what works, and what doesn’t. In addition, it gives us some ways to experiment with ideas that can help our hair look and feel more healthy.

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Get  excited about your  Beauty Change‘ . One important example we can think about is how we want to change our look to accommodate what is happening to our hair.  Among other information, HairBlues will bring you reports on products I have used. In addition, HairBlues will find products and websites, which offer creative ways to deal with hair loss. On occasion I will give   links, or web addresses in case you want to research the information given here in more detail.

Here  is this week’s review/report 🙂

 Volumizer hair products are a way to give your hair more body, and therefore the appearance of more  thickness.  They make the hair shafts look thicker!

 Some Volumizer Hair  Products I like

 Philip B.  Peppermint & Avocado Clarifying Volumizing Shampoo.   This product has a somewhat higher price, and it has an aromatherapy aspect to it. The peppermint gives a stimulating feeling to your scalp.  I truly enjoy using the product and I like the way it leaves my hair after use.  I usually mix it with a little water instead of pouring it directly on my scalp; however, you can find more information about this Philip B. shampoo at http://www.Amazon.com _  In the Search field – type in Phillip B.

I also use these volumizing sprays.  I recommend spare use to avoid too much build up on your hair.  The prices are in the upper range, but can last over a period of time.  These products can  also be found at:  Amazon.com, Aveda stores, and Hair Rules products can be found at Target stores, or at their respective sites.

 Aveda Pure Abundance Volumizing Spray.

Hair Rules Volumizing Hair Spray.   Hair Rules has its own website (http://www.hairrules.com); Amazon.com also has this product.

Other products to check out are:

  • Pantene Volumizing Shampoo with Conditioner.  I have used this product, and it did give my hair more thickness.  I would definitely use the shampoo which has a conditioner.  Some people advise that volumizing shampoos can leave your hair dull, depending on the texture and frequency of use.  This product is lower priced, and received rave reviews from Good Housekeeping.  It can be purchased at Amazon.com or various drugstores.
  • Aveda Pure Abundance Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner. Aveda has its own stores, but these products  can often be found in drugstores as well as  http://www.Amazon.com – In the Search field –Type in Aveda Pure Abundance Shampoo

The products I’ve mentioned are a good start for exploration; however you should remember these are not magic potions that will cure your hair thinning, or hair loss.  They are just a first step in finding ways to change how your hair looks and discovering how to “manage” your changing circumstance.  Stay positive!

In the meanwhile, you will also want to check out what the research done by Good Housekeeping has to say about volumizing  shampoos, and products.  It’s a fairly thorough report.  Just click the link: http://tinyurl.com/6spklyl[Open in new window]

FYI: I have not solicited nor received any of the products I have reviewed here.  I purchased all the products reviewed here, without any coaxing, suggesting, or communication with the producers/manufacturers.  I hope this is helpful 🙂

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