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Stop Thinning Hair & Enrich Luxurious Growth without Chemicals!

BY PUREHEALTH RESEARCH | Sep 16, 2021

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Hair is your pride and joy. So, hair loss is emotionally devastating. It represents a sign of masculinity for men and is a fashion and beauty statement for women. Your confidence and self-esteem are intimately entwined in your appearance. Thinning and receding hair can be a harsh blow to your pride.

Hair loss can be caused by stress, habits, heredity, hormonal changes, medical conditions, and nutrient deficiencies due to aging.1 2 The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) states it’s normal to lose about 50-100 hairs per day.3 Losing more means you might be shedding more than you should.

Avoid Contributing Factors of Hair Loss

Unfortunately, the thinner your hair becomes, the more you want to “fix” it and make it look more appealing. “Fussing” with your hair could accelerate your hair loss, including:

  • Chemical Treatments & Products – Harsh chemicals from hair colors, treatments, perms, relaxers, extreme hold hair sprays, gels, and temporary colors harm your hair and scalp by increasing free radicals and oxidative stress.4
Hair products
  • Hair-Pulling Styles – Ponytails, up-do’s, braids, cornrows, extensions, hair combs, clips, pins, hairbands, etc., pull on your hair. These pull hair, breaking thinning, fragile strands and tugs on follicles, harming weakened roots.5 6
  • Heat – Heat can damage your hair permanently. High heat can break the S-S disulfide bonds within hair strands. These bonds plus the protein cross-links are what give hair its strength. Once these bonds are broken, they can be treated but not repaired.7 Use cooler water to wash and rinse your hair when showering.
  • Brushing When Wet – Bushing wet hair and detangling hair can cause more hair loss. And since curly hair has lower elasticity, it makes them more delicate. It helps to use a hair-strengthening conditioner.8 Use a wide-tooth comb, starting at the ends and gradually work your way up to the scalp.
DETANGLING COMB
DETANGLING COMB
  • Nutrient Deficiencies – Not getting adequate nutrition from a healthy diet starves your scalp skin, follicles, and hair shafts of vital nutrients to support growth.9
  • Chronic Stress – Stress spikes hormones like cortisol. Higher levels of these hormones can kill off the new follicle hair growth. It can also trigger the catagen resting phase of no hair growth, after which it sheds. Stress also promotes inflammation that can damage the follicles.10
Stress level

3 Ways to Stimulate Healthier Hair Growth

Scalp Massage – Hair grows from the follicle roots below the surface of the scalp’s skin. Hair requires specific nutrients and oxygen from your bloodstream for raw materials to create a healthy hair shaft. Without proper nutrition, hair grows brittle, thin, or can’t grow at all, and the follicles will die. Scalp massage is a fast, easy method you can do anytime that helps restore blood circulation to your scalp and follicles.

Girl hair

Natural Anti-Thinning Shampoos – These could help in a couple of ways, including providing volume, making your hair look thicker. And they also contain vitamins and amino acids that help nourish the scalp over time. Free radicals harm your skin, hair, and follicles. Therefore, choosing natural hair products reduces damaging oxidative stress to your scalp (and for your liver to detoxify).

Explore Essential Oils – Essential oils are extracts that capture the concentrated scent and flavor, or “essence” of a plant, and are used in aromatherapy. Not only do they smell great, but they also stimulate biological activity. Studies show that rosemary oil may restore hair growth as effectively as minoxidil, the active ingredient in Rogaine.11 It also reduces itchy scalps better than minoxidil. Studies also show successful hair regrowth with thyme, lavender, and cedarwood essential oils.

Essential oils

Essential oilsExplore Essential Oils – Essential oils are extracts that capture the concentrated scent and flavor, or “essence” of a plant, and are used in aromatherapy. Not only do they smell great, but they also stimulate biological activity. Studies show that rosemary oil may restore hair growth as effectively as minoxidil, the active ingredient in Rogaine.11 It also reduces itchy scalps better than minoxidil. Studies also show successful hair regrowth with thyme, lavender, and cedarwood essential oils.

Remember, if you’re mixing your own, you must combine these oils in a carrier oil. Combine it with a nourishing hair-conditioning oil like argan, pumpkin seed, moringa, grapeseed, jojoba, and coconut.12 Check for directions.

10 Hair Growth Nourishing Supplements

As mentioned above, nutrition is critical for maintaining healthy scalp skin and restoring resilient hair growth. These essential building blocks for skin and hair include vitamins A, B7 (Biotin), C, D, E, Iron, Zinc, Copper, Selenium, Iodine, Silicon, Magnesium, Calcium, Omega 3s, and protein.13 14

Eat a healthy diet of fresh colorful fruits and vegetables, wild-caught fish, grass-fed lean meat, pasture-raised poultry and eggs, ancient whole grains, nuts, seeds, and fermented foods. Nutrients from these foods are critical for your overall health and hair, especially as you age.

Ten critical supplements scientifically proven to support healthy hair regrowth includes:

1. Hydrolyzed Collagen Type I and Type III

Collagen is rich with a vital amino acid called proline needed for healthy keratin formation – the main component of hair. Collagen also helps strengthen and promote a healthy skin matrix for housing hair follicle roots. And it may help protect hair follicles from damage and graying!15 16 17 18 19

2. Saw Palmetto Berry Extract

Studies show Saw Palmetto helps block the enzyme that converts testosterone into DHT (dihydrotestosterone), which shrinks hair follicles, leading to hair loss and male pattern baldness. One study showed an 11.9% increase in hair count and a 38% increase in regrowth. Another study produced a 67% reduction of hair loss and 35% thicker hair. And one Thai study showed a whopping 74% increase in hair growth!20 21 22 23 24 It’s also effective for lowering DHT levels in post-menopausal women.25

Hair before after

Hair before afterStudies show Saw Palmetto helps block the enzyme that converts testosterone into DHT (dihydrotestosterone), which shrinks hair follicles, leading to hair loss and male pattern baldness. One study showed an 11.9% increase in hair count and a 38% increase in regrowth. Another study produced a 67% reduction of hair loss and 35% thicker hair. And one Thai study showed a whopping 74% increase in hair growth!20 21 22 23 24 It’s also effective for lowering DHT levels in post-menopausal women.25

3. Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is an antioxidant superhero that helps promote healthy shiny hair! One 6-month study showed it helped rebalance hormone levels responsible for shedding and reduced hair loss. Over 6000 years of use has shown it helps alleviate dandruff, reduce greasiness, and graying!26

4. Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is one of the main components of healthy joints and skin. Studies show this skin rejuvenator also significantly improves hair dullness and drying. Studies also show HA helps repair scalp irritations. It moisturizes your scalp skin keeping hair follicles healthy and robust, increasing hair thickness, and stimulating hair growth!27 28 29

5. Biotin

A Biotin deficiency leads to hair loss. Studies show replenishing Biotin promotes hair growth and decreases hair loss in women suffering from temporary thinning hair. Another study found a significant improvement in overall hair volume, scalp coverage, thickness after 90 days, and hair shine after 180 days!30 31

6. L-Lysine

Lysine is a component of hair roots, and it’s responsible for the shape and volume of your hair. A deficiency can cause hair loss. Replenishing Lysine levels helps promote normal hair growth. One study of women with increased hair shedding showed a significant proportion responded to Lysine and Iron therapy (Vitamin C promotes Iron absorption).32 33

7. Methionine

Methionine is an amino acid vital for keratin production. It improves the absorption of Selenium and Zinc necessary for healthy hair growth. Studies show it can protect against damaging homocysteine that harms the keratin matrix of the hair. Studies also suggest that Methionine could slow graying. And it also promotes blood vessel regeneration delivering essential nourishment for healthy hair growth!34

8. Horsetail Extract

This megastar nutrient has 21 vitamins, minerals, amino acids, phytonutrients, Silicon, and more! Studies show it safely and effectively promotes significant hair growth in women with temporary thinning. And it increases hair strength and resistance to breaking. Higher Silicon content in hair reduces shedding and increases brightness!35 36 37 38

9. Turmeric

The active agent curcumin inhibits DHT that shrinks hair follicles. Turmeric is a potent antiseptic and anti-inflammatory that helps repair scalp skin and hair follicle damage, which can cause hair loss. It also helps activate Vitamin D receptor genes in hair follicles, stimulating hair growth!39 40 41 42 43 44

10. Japanese Knotweed (Resveratrol)

This ancient medicinal plant is brimming with potent antioxidants. It contains polyphenols and trans-resveratrol that shield against oxidative attack. Japanese Knotweed helps stimulate dermal papilla cells (DPCs), which play an important role in hair growth!45 46 47

Try finding a quality supplement that combines most or all the above ingredients. Adopting these tips can make a significant difference in stimulating the regrowth of healthier, robust, more resilient hair. You should notice new strands emerging for more volume, cover, and density in a few months. Improving your nutrient intake supports numerous aspects of your health, including helping restore a glorious head of thicker, more youthful-looking hair!

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