Category Archives: Causes of Hair Loss

Things you Didn’t know About Caffeine Shampoos

alpecin-shampoo-review-things-you-did-not-knowThere is a lot of talk on caffeine shampoos, such as the alpecin shampoo, plantur 39 shampoo and even the alpecin liquid version – but do they really grow hair because of the caffeine in them?

Caffeine is known to constrict blood flow, so this was surprising that someone stated that caffeine can do this to hair growth – and when looked more closely – if applied topically, caffeine will actually do the opposite of hair growth – if anything, it will increase hair thinning if you are already suffering from it!

I know it sounds ridiculous – but read this article here, as well as do a google search, and you will find scholarly articles and documents proving this – that caffeine restricts blood flow.

So how are these shampoo’s being sold online as hair growth products?

These shampoos do not actually help hair growth – but are filled with fatty substances that inflate the hair shaft, making it appear thicker as long as the shampoo is used regularly – this means more business for the shampoo company, but no real results for the end user, if they are hoping to get real results, that is.

If it’s not your thing to grow thicker hair, and you are happier to just have this temporary effect, then these types of shampoos are fine – although they may cause further inflammation and may make current hair situation worse, over time (over 1-3 year use).

If you are interested in actually thickening hair – looking for a product right away, is silly – you need to look internally – what went wrong; because clearly one of these aspects have a problem and need work on – as follows:

– Circulation: This includes circulation to your scalp, vessels in your scalp and around it, and the general body and organs. Even reduced organ circulation will cause hair loss – as toxicity build up will result in inflammation increase in the scalp – a fix for this is, cardio everyday, and scalp massage everyday.

– Hormone: You may be addicted to sugars, which are keeping hormones imbalanced, and preventing thicker hair from even forming – reducing all sugars, including natural, as well as carbs and fat (which are also classified as sugar in this case) and going on a lean meat protein diet with leafy greens, will help hormone detox and balance itself out. You will also look years younger than you can imagine if done for 2 weeks.

– Emotional Stability: Here is most people go wrong today and is most under-rated. Emotions affect hormones, and hormones will then imbalance, and affect the body, and the way you look, including hair and skin. There is a fix for this, and it’s a combination of exercise as well as meditation of 30 minutes a day. Meditation helps reset the thought framework of the mind, and you just have to sit there and breath, and try to not linger any thoughts too long – its actually work, and not necessarily relaxing – as it looks – although afterwards you will feel more balanced and relaxed – done for long enough, you will see real results on your face and hair and emotional stability.

After you have dealt with the above – you should consider buying products to support your goals – we have rated the top hair growth products on our homepage here.

What you should really know about Medical Hair Shampoos

hair medical shampoo There are a lot of medical shampoos for hair loss that are emerging; from caffeine shampoos, minoxidil shampoos, dirt shampoos, vitamin shampoos and all kinds of stuff Рbut there are some things you need to be aware of if you are considering buying anything like this.

These shampoos are working on the requirement of the problem of thinning hair, and they often try to thicken hair shaft by making hair strand appear to be thicker, but in reality, this causes inflammation, hair loss, and faster hair fall occurrence in men and women.

For example, Mane N Tail Shampoo is a horse shampoo originally – but it is repackaged and sold as a hair growth shampoo for thicker hair – this is not true. It’s not possible. It only artificially makes the hair seem thicker, but long term will make the hair thinner, as these kinds of shampoos increase inflammation in the scalp – which is the main cause of hair thinning in the first place!

If you are looking for something that will work, or at least help towards stopping hair loss, then you need to consider being on a regime; this means taking supplements, exercises, scalp massages and only then, consider the hair growth products listed here on this site – rated and reviewed in terms of effectiveness and non-effectiveness.

You can still use the artificial enhancers, but be very careful – because you may not be able to tell if inflammation is increased, and this is the bigger problem – as many people think inflammation is always visible to the naked eye, or at least feelable, but this is untrue – inflammation can be cold, and also due to lack of circulation, which some medical shampoos make worse – also products like minoxidil won’t help in the long term, as it is not just about fattening up the vessels temporarily each day to keep the hair – it is about detoxifying the scalp, and giving enough blood circulation, anti-inflammatory products and exercise to help better quality hair growth.

Hypoglycemia and Hair thinning

Low blood sugar and hair loss

If you suffer from a low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), and are seeing hair thinning on top of this, then it is a sure thing that you need to start an exercise program from right now.

This is because this condition can be greatly helped by exercising more – the problem is, people with this low blood sugar problem often feel like they have no energy to do any exercise, so it can be a very dangerous downward spiral – but if you mentally take control, and do 1 exercise daily, be it walking for 20 minutes outside, or jump rope for 5 minutes to raise heart rate (which helps push blood circulation to the extremities).

So is there a definite link between hair loss and hypoglycemia?

As you age, you will get thinning hair, unless you do things to maintain good blood circulation – now if you already abused sugar and carbs at a younger age, and did not exercise much, this is how you can develop hypoglycemia which only makes hair loss worse – but the problem is still the same, and one must exercise on a daily basis for a long period of time (more than a year) to see real full on results – and stay on a low calorie, high protein diet (no carbs, no sugar and no fats – just meat and veggies).

Is there a way to naturally cure hypoglycemia?

Yes – the cause of this is no exercise and high carbs, fat and sugar – and the body is getting sick from it, literally – so doing more exercise will surely help, as well as avoiding those foods (yes it is difficult to do, but if you are determined to get through it, you will succeed).

 

 

Mental Clarity Required for Reaching Health Goals

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Mental clarity is an important function for one if they want to reach their health goals (or any goals at all) – it is the most underrated aspect of health, because we don’t realize that mentally clear people are able to observe their problems better, and in turn, able to deal with them better.

Health problems like hair loss to anything more serious can all be resolved or improved with mental and emotional clarity – but how does one achieve this?

We already know that B-complex vitamins help with stress, and in turn supports emotional health – we also know exercise is a must, if we want to have any sort of stability in hormones after the age of 25, so with these two combined, what else is available?

The one thing that can help improve mental clarity is Epsom salt baths – this is because of the detox it provides. The skin is looked at as a third kidney, and having regular Epsom salt baths (weekly or monthly) helps the body rid of toxins which otherwise have to go through the kidneys, and this taxes the body too much to achieve mental clarity.

In eastern medicine, water is the nature of your mind – having regular mineral rich water, is essential to keeping a stable and clear mind – and a stomach that is not constantly full, also helps with achieving better mentally clear states – many people report very strong mental clarity when they are on a fasting period of 30 days – so this does have a positive correlation.

How to Choose Hair Thickening Products for your Hair Type

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When trying to pick the right hair thickening product for your hair type, it is important to consider the following points:

There are really only two main types of hair thickening products – artificial hair thickeners, which are used when you just want to do something to your hair to make it look thicker, but not actually try to resolve the underlying problem of hair problems (such as hair loss or thinning hair in men or women).

The second type is actual hair thickening products Рdesigned to work at your hair follicles, pushing for new thicker hair growth. At this point, it is important to understand it does not matter what race you are, as I know some people search for African American Hair thickening products, and this is really not needed, as all hair types have the same hair follicles that need that extra boost or an anti inflammatory product to help it push for  new thicker hair growth.

So when you know what methodology you want on approaching increasing your hair thickness – you can pick the right products – we here normally focus on products that help you naturally thicken your hair, rather than artificially enhance hair (like most shampoos do).

The best natural hair thickening products for all hair types are as follows:

1. Taoist Soap for the scalp and skin (Found only online, but they deliver worldwide) – note there may be an additional charge for shipping if you are not in the UK.

2. Zeavive Cream – This is a cream that boosts the scalp and hair follicles on the scalp to renew. It is often used as an anti-wrinkle cream (no it does not grow hair on the face) – but it is so effective on tonifying the scalp, and allowing thicker hair growth to occur when applied topically on the affected areas or just all over the scalp region in very tiny amounts. Highly recommended.

3. Coconut Oil – This is very useful to use especially if you have an itchy scalp. Only use once a week. Massaging it into your scalp for 30 minutes at least, and leaving it on for 2-3 hours – or you can massage it into your scalp before sleeping, and wash it off in the morning; this is ideal as coconut oil is very light and often soothes the itches and inflammation in combination with the Taoist Soap mentioned above.

Are these products enough to see hair growth in men and women?

Natural methods of thickening hair are tricky to answer by just using a product or two – a change in lifestyle has a major effect on your body (including your hair) as well as using an effective product to help you get there.

For example – if you carry out eating a lot of sugar, and vegetable oil fried foods, how can you expect to stop hair loss? Those foods are the prime causes of inflammation, and inflammation is the root cause of hair loss in men and women – because hormones can cause the inflammation, stress can cause it, and so can anxiety, as well as food – so learn and change your lifestyle, and you will surely see a great difference in not only hair thickness, but just your entire life and being happy in general.

Quickly Help Boost Hair Growth and Recover Hair loss

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Many ways to improve the quality of your hair on the head – but this one that we have is not known at all in most medical systems, and is such a simple method, that anyone can start right now, without needing to purchase anything else.

Before we get into what it is, one must understand the reason why hair growth may stop or slow down in people – one of them being hormones imbalance (DHT to others in men and women) as well as nutrition quality (this is a major problem today) – although those things cause inflammation, which then causes the hair to actually stop producing and falling out – but we can still deal with them in the right way and help stop it.

What is a quick way to boost your health as well as help stop the hair from falling out even more?

Go intense walking or jump rope skipping for 3-5 minutes only! I know this sounds crazy – but the objective here is not fat loss or anything like that – but to push the body as hard as you can everyday for 3-5 minutes of intense cardio, where it forces the blood in the extremities of your body, and helps circulation all over – this helps rebalance hormones, but also force blood into vessels which may have reduced circulation due to clogging (which is common in most humans today).

Jump Rope for hair

 

Constantly doing 5 continuous minutes of jump rope skipping is enough to push blood constantly in an unusual way, which helps the body get rid of toxins that are stuck in the extremities of the body helping it renew it better the next time around – this not only helps the hair and scalp, but also to keep beautiful youthful skin and eyes.

Reaching 5 minutes of skipping is not an easy task for everyone – so you can start by doing 1 minute or 30 seconds skipping, with 2 minutes break, and then 30 seconds again – and so on – I personally started with 3 x 30 second rounds, then added them to 1 min a day skipping, and increased to 2 min a day – sometimes I did multiple times a day to help my body improve its performance – but you should know your limit, and if you are very overweight and cant do this, then go out in the park or wherever, and walk as fast as you possibly can, for 5 minutes constantly – this should be easier than skipping.

So the next time you wonder why you have bad skin, or hair falling – then its a good idea to do some skipping – it only takes 3-5 minutes of your time, and gives you great health benefits you might not have gotten otherwise.

Yes, if you did jogging for 1 hour a day, that might have helped with your hair problem too – but you must be increasing intensity and making your body guessing – because just comfortably doing jogging for an hour or more a day is taxing on the heart, and does not help with overall health (just need to look at long distance runners and know that this is not a sign of great health – plus, their life expectancy is still the average, which also explains this).

Hope this helps you add more routines to your everyday life to improve your health.

 

 

Foods to Stop Inflammation to Stop Hair Loss

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Ever wonder what foods help stop hair loss? Well you need to look for foods that will prevent inflammation, because as you know already from previous posts, that inflammation is the real cause of hair loss, and you have to do various things to reverse the damage already done by it – by doing everything you know how to, to stop inflammation.

Food is one of the best ways to help stop inflammation – this means eating a lot of green vegetables. Highest on your list should be kale.

Kale is a high anti-oxidant rich food that if taken regularly, helps prevent inflammation as well as prevents hair loss in the long run. But only taking Kale will not be enough, you need to understand that eating one thing in your life will not prevent or stop something that is caused by multiple factors like stress and strain in your life.

To get a wholesome regime to your health, and to stop and prevent hair loss, you need to tackle it from the mind and body as follows:

Mind: Stop Stressing! Some people are so deep stressed, that they actually don’t know it anymore, they think it is a normal state of being; this is a scary thought, but its as true as true can be. Doing meditation exercises where you sit for 20 minutes at a time and focus on your breathing will make you realize if you were stressed or not; usually a lot of thoughts come up when you try to do this, so give it enough chance, because getting a lot of thoughts when meditating is common, and is a good thing; its a sign your mind is being cleaned out from those very thoughts!

Body: This means exercise, food intake and the scalp massages we talked about earlier – this is very important if you want to get anywhere with stopping hair loss. Getting a good exercise program that makes you breathless is vital to keep your heart healthy, and that is a key element is helping you overall.

If you get the above two right, you will surely be on your way to healing hair loss and stopping more hair from falling from your scalp.

Scalp Massage helps Hair Loss

It is now understood from our previous post on causes for hair loss, that inflammation is responsible; it doesn’t matter what causes the inflammation in the scalp, DHT hormone or drugs or stress, point was that inflammation is the culprit you want to get rid of from your scalp (let alone your whole body!).

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One effective way to help stop or reduce inflammation is to massage the region and region around the scalp; a good, slow, 30 minute scalp massage before bed is the best thing you can do for your scalp, because not only will help to greatly reduce inflammation, but it will also help unclog capillaries in the scalp which could also be a cause of the inflammation to occur in the first place!

Scalp massage has been used for hundreds of years for various reasons; and what we don’t understand is, as we grow older, we carry more and more stress in our bodies, and if we do not do things to get rid of that, we will only build it up and accelerate our aging process.

If you massage your scalp for long enough, oils actually start producing in your head and oil your hair! This is not going to happen for people suffering from hair loss (not most anyway) – but is a good sign and you should continue massage of the scalp on a daily basis.

Will Only Doing Scalp Massage daily stop hair loss?

It is hard to answer that, as everyone has different conditions within their bodies. But the best way to approach any kind of healing, be it for hair loss, or very serious conditions like cancer, it is important to understand that you must do everything in your knowledge to handle the situation – this means not only massage, this also means watch your diet, are you eating foods that cause inflammation? are you exercising enough? are you meditating enough to help you stay strong and calm in your thoughts? Believe it or not, over-thinking too, causes inflammation! How? because it its a form of stress, which will eventually release stress hormone cortisol.

What is the main Cause of Hair loss?

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Ever wondered the cause of hair loss in men and in women?

It seems a lot of intelligent myths about hair loss is affecting people in not so positive ways; because they are relying on those myths to be true, and taking action based on those, getting them nowhere at all!

In TCM, (Chinese Medicine) hair and skin are the same; and if the hair is suffering, the skin will be too in some shape or form – make sense right? The hair follicle is inside the skin after all, so how can we separate the two? This is a big problem in western medicine because they categorize the hair as a separate function than the skin, and a different specialist for skin and a different one for hair!

Anyway, the cause of hair loss most people say is unknown – but this is an idea spread by companies who want to make money from you giving you mis-information!

Then the next step these companies did was to target the smarter people looking for real ways to stop hair loss, they went deeper in the science that DHT and other hormone imbalance causes hair loss – but this is not accurate, whilst it is true, there is still something missing which they aren’t telling you!

The hormones don’t cause the hair to fall, they simply cause inflammation in the scalp area, which over time, causes hair to thin, and to stop growing. This means the skin condition in that area is not good, and needs help if you want the hair to restart growing – this is only possible if inflammation is stopped.

Inflammation is not something to be taken lightly – and just because you cannot see or feel pain on your scalp, does not mean it is not inflamed – there are many ways a scalp or skin can be inflamed and a lot of the time you just don’t notice or feel it at all!

You may notice it sometimes when you wake up in the morning (hormones are highest after waking up) and your scalp hurts to touch in certain areas; this is a very obvious sign even if it happens once or twice every couple of months! The point is, if you have hair thinning, you must have inflammation, because without that, your hair will not fall!

Even in trauma causes where the person is shocked from something and experiences hair loss, they too get high amounts of inflammation which causes their hair to fall – but that is still different to female or male pattern baldness so we won’t get into it in.