You spend valuable time shopping for organic food. You even find time to work out and enjoy the outdoors. You’re dedicated – taking care of your family, your friends, and even your career, but do you take good enough care for your hair growth.
Natural hair care is more important than ever before, but maybe you haven’t yet made it a priority to improve your hair growth.
- You Want Him to Beg to Play with Your Hair
The lioness doesn’t rely on her mane to attract a mate, but we women do. When men were asked in a recent survey what the most attractive part of a woman is – hair came second only to their chest.
Before we get bent out of shape that men are, well, men . . . check out another statistic from the same survey.
Women found a man’s hair just as important as his muscles or even his paycheck.
Even among our girlfriends, we comment on and secretly long for hair that looks healthy, shiny, and vibrantly colored.
This desire speaks to our most primal selves. A woman’s hair, along with other physiological features, signals to the least developed part of our brains (the reptilian brain) that we are healthy enough to carry children. Healthy hair growth signals youth and vitality. It doesn’t get more primal than that.
There’s no getting around it. Hair is an important way to attract and keep attention.
Even if you don’t care about getting his (or her) attention, our salaries are also contingent on how we look, as evidenced by a recent study that proved attractive people make more money.
Psychologists call this the “beauty premium.”
Teachers even expect better looking kids to outperform their peers on tests and assignments based on their attractiveness – not innate intelligence.
As individuals, we act differently when we feel more attractive, often becoming more gregarious and confident in our decision making and social interactions.
It may sound crazy, but if you can finally get a raise because your hair looks and smells great – at least that’s one easy thing to check off the never-ending to-do list. Stop hair loss, start hair growth now!
- Hair Growth with Chemical-Free Care
When you woke up this morning did you say to yourself, “I think I’ll swig down a bottle of carcinogenic chemical funny stuff with my green juice.” Nope. Not a chance.
But strangely, you may as well do something that insane considering the things we put on, in, or near our bodies.
Toxins have a few ways of getting into our blood stream. They can enter through the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, via the skin when we bathe or just walk around outside, or through the personal care products we use.
We don’t purposefully allow toxins into our bodies, but what we put on our hair is absorbed through our scalp, and we’re already carrying a toxic burden that is incredibly heavy and affects your hair growth.
To wit, thousands of Americans allowed the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to test their blood for toxins. What they found was alarming. Even people who lived in remote areas tested positive for more than 10,000 different synthetic chemicals in their blood (!).
What’s crazier is that even babies still in their mother’s womb are being exposed to industrial chemicals. An astounding 287 different chemical toxins have been detected in the umbilical cords of new born babies.
These toxins get into our bodies from everyday items we use like our food, personal care products like shampoo and conditioners, moisturizers, lotions, prescription drugs, and even lawn care products.
Other toxins infiltrate our bodies because of manufacturing processes and companies that have little regard for the environment or our personal health.
The Hidden Danger in Most Shampoos, Conditioners, and Hair Growth Products:
There are so many toxins just in hair care products, hair dyes, and hair balms, that we could fill a book with them, but let’s start with what you WON’T find in any of the products found at BotanicalHairLab.com :
- 1, 4-Dioxane
- Methylisothiazolinone (MIT)
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
- Propylene Glycol
If you can’t pronounce it, it likely isn’t good for you.
Many of the ingredients found in shampoos and conditioners, and hair growth products lead to serious diseases, ranging from neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s to eczema, lung and liver disease, and even cancer.
Why even take that chance on your hair growth?
Especially when there are phenomenal products developed with botanically derived ingredients – that you can pronounce – which will get your hair looking and feeling more luxurious than a $1000 haircut.
It doesn’t matter if your hair is thick, thin, curly or straight, dry or oily, wouldn’t you rather put luscious, natural organic ingredients like ginger, cayenne pepper, saw palmetto, moringa and cloves , lavender, lemongrass and rosemary on your hair and scalp?
We haven’t even mentioned the chemical perfumes and dyes that are found in many hair care and hair growth products. A refined nose can tell the difference between real flowers, plant-based essential oils, and something named C45-D12 in a chemistry lab.
Our BotanicalHairGrowthLab.com haircare is organic and smells like the real thing because it is the real thing. It’s based on holistic principles for treating hair the way it should be treated, without chemical additives.
Here’s what some of our customers say about our products:
“Great smelling shampoo already got several compliments on my hair and smell.” – S. Alphamu
“I just LOVE this shampoo! I love the smell, the slight tingle it leaves on your scalp and how INCREDIBLY SOFT my hair has been since using it.” – Olivia
Most Products Don’t Treat the Root Cause of Your Hair Growth Problems
If you’re having a bad hair day, the first thing you want to do is reach for hairspray, gel, or secretly wish for some spackle and glue.
The problem is that most products don’t treat the root issue of your hair growth problem. They simply put a Band-Aid on the challenge, but it will rear its ugly head again another day.
Why not put bad hair days to bed for good?
You can only do this by making your hair healthy from the inside – out. Here’s how:
Your Scalp is Responsible for Successful Hair Growth
Our hair’s health and hair growth depends on scalp health. The health of our scalp depends on the health of our skin and ample circulation of blood to our head.
It is also important to wash away dirt, sebum (oil), and toxins from the scalp because they can impede healthy hair growth. Some of the formulations at BotanicalHairLab.com aim to keep your scalp healthy to ensure more prevalent hair growth and works with your body to clean away toxins and replace nutrients straight into the hair follicles.
Diet and Exercise Improves Your Hair Growth
People think that diet and exercise are only useful for keeping a great figure, but the truth is that they have a lot to do with how healthy your hair is, too.
Exercise causes better blood flow throughout the body, and reduces inflammation. More blood flow to the scalp means that your hair gets more nutrients and vitamins for successful hair growth, just like your cells do every time you run, jump, swim, bike, or engage in other physical activities.
Another side benefit of exercise for your over-all well-being as well as your hair health is that it burns off stress hormones like cortisol.
Stress is not good for our hair growth. Exercise also helps our bodies to create more happy hormones which, in turn, helps us to remove toxins from the blood, and thus our hair.
Essential nutrients provided by a balanced, primarily plant-based diet, also help our hair growth beautifully. Lean plant proteins form the foundation for our hair, and Vitamins like D, A, and E help keep it soft and shiny. Minerals like iron, selenium, copper and magnesium also contribute to our hair’s health.
Hydration and Better Hair Care
You can get dehydrated on a hot summer day, but so can your hair! Over-exposure to the sun, swimming in chlorinated water, washing your hair in municipal water, running the heat in extremely cold weather, and styling your hair can make it dry and brittle. Your hair growth will not come to life if it is dying for a drink.
Our hair is usually covered in natural oils made by our body, and we strip them away. This causes dry, brittle hair that is prone to breakage.
Smoothing silicone-based treatments can also cause dehydrated hair. If we use them too often, the polymers in them build up on our hair and prevent it from retaining moisture.
Using the wrong shampoo can also make your hair dry and brittle. If you run out of the good stuff, you’d be better off just rinsing your hair in lukewarm water to get rid of excess oils and dirt, rather than putting drying, chemically-based shampoos on your hair.
Brushing our hair when it is wet also makes it more prone to breaking individual strands and damages hair follicle and entire hair growth process. When our hair breaks, the ends become brittle which can cause it to split all the way toward the scalp.
Sun Protection and Better Hair Growth
UV damage hurts hair more now than 100 years ago. In the past few decades global warming has caused massive holes to develop in the ozone layer. This allows more of the sun’s rays to reach Earth.
The sun’s rays are important for our health, even UV rays which help our bodies to make Vitamin D – and important nutrient needed for healthier hair and skin. However, UV and UVB rays also damage the outer layer of your hair called the cuticle.
This damage to the cuticle of your hair can cause:
- brittle strands
- broken or split ends
- hair discoloration
We have 7 Essential Hair Recovery formulas that can help to reverse sun damage and protect hair follicles from dangerous UV and UVB rays before it becomes damaged.
Sleep and Start Better Hair Growth
If you aren’t getting 8 hours of sleep every night, your hair isn’t going to looks its absolute best.
When you are sleeping, your body is at its the busiest. It is hurriedly repairing damaged cells, rejuvenating the body, and helping new cells to grow. Without adequate sleep your hair wont’ grow as fast, and it won’t look as healthy because the body hasn’t been able to get rid of toxic build up and replace old, word out cells with new ones.
When we are too tired to accomplish the many demands made upon us in a day, are we going to have time to exercise, eat right, and take care of our tresses?
Lack of sleep also affects our hormones, which have a profound effect on our hair growth, as well as our immune system, our mood, and our ability to care for ourselves.
To help get more and better quality sleep at night be sure to turn off your television, computer, and smart devices at least an hour before bed. Studies show that their blue light and EMF disrupt our natural circadian cycles.
Also, stop drinking coffee, tea or other caffeinated beverages early in the day, and give yourself time to unwind. You can meditate, listen to soothing music, or try a long, hot soak in a bubble bath and a great time to apply our Lavender Intensive Repair Hair Growth Conditioner , or reading a book in bed before drifting off to sleep.
- We Style (Heat, Comb, Brush, Curl, Straighten, Perm, Color) Our Hair Too Often
Most of us treat our hair like a worn-out sweatshirt instead of an expensive silk blouse. We heat our hair, brush it like we’re trying to tame a wild banshee, straighten it, perm it, color it, and style it. Some of us even act as if we’ve got a vendetta against our own locks and that stops our hair growth.
Your hair should be treated like a fine silk blouse, not an old sweatshirt that we wouldn’t be caught dead in outside the safety of our own homes.
By treating our hair – pampering it even – we can ensure its health and vitality.
Abusing it will only cause it to break, have split ends, lack essential vitamins and minerals, and be more stressed out. Is it any wonder we look to over-night hair growth rescues for our severely damaged hair? We simply don’t treat it with enough respect.
When you’re ready to treat your hair like a VIP, instead of the clean-up crew after a raucous party, we’ve got the right hair growth products for you – with 15% off, too when you sign up for our newsletter.
- Pregnancy, Age, and Hormones Cause Thinning Hair
Finally, we all go through stages in life. The same is true of our hair. When we are pregnant, going through menopause, or even just experiencing monthly changes in our hormones, it all affects the way our hair behaves.
Pregnant women often notice that during pregnancy their hair looks amazing. That’s due to all the growth hormones our bodies release to help us grow that little sweet pea inside us.
Watch out once the baby is born though. Our hair growth seems to be stopped, hair starts to fall out in handfuls, making us seem to instantly age – all at a time when we’re already exhausted and stressed.
Having a new baby is a glorious thing, but who wants to worry about their hair when you’re up all night with feedings, diaper changes, and staring into your newborn’s perfect little soul.
Our Essential Hair Growth line allows you to get to the task of being a mother, while our well-researched, scientifically proven botanical formulas go to work getting you the beautiful hair you grew accustomed to while you were pregnant.
Menopause and Hair Growth
In later stages of our womanhood, we might experience hair loss due to yet another change in hormones.
Androgen, or male hormones can increase during menopause, while estrogen, female hormones, can decrease during this time. This can cause alopecia, the medical term for frustrating, unwanted hair loss.
Estrogen is of particular importance because it helps hair growth and grow hair faster, stay on our heads for a longer time, and to grow healthy, thick strands. This isn’t the only hormone that is changing during menopause, but it is common for women to experience a loss of estrogen. Losing estrogen not only means loss of hair, but each strand can start to thin out.
These hormonal fluctuations are a common problem that menopausal women must deal with. Most of our lives we have over 100,000 strands of hair, then all of a sudden just because we’ve gotten a little older, we start to lose hair very quickly until it feels like we’re down to a few skimpy strands.
Though it is normal to lose 50 to 100 strands of hair a day, menopausal women can lose twice that amount. They may notice that their hair falls out in clumps, leaves bald spots, leaves thin areas on the sides or top of the head, or even causes a slight skin rash.
Additional Hormonal Changes That Affect Hair GrowthOther hormonal changes can change the quality and quantity of hair you have, including:
- Chronic Illness
- Thyroid or pituitary disorders
- Eating disorders
- Traumatic life events like death or divorce
All these issues can cause hair loss, but they can all be aided with good lifestyle choices and great hair care products.
Our Ginger Hair Growth Shampoo and conditioner, for example, each use one of nature’s most profound antioxidants, zingiberene, to help promote the rebuilding of your hair. This widely used spice throughout India and Asia has been used for centuries due to its bioactive compounds which decrease inflammation, help your body get rid of toxins, and even has anti-cancer effects.
There are five main reasons you need better hair care, and fast hair growth:
- You want to be more attractive, and your hair is a big part of that. This primal urge isn’t even rational. But that’s o.k. Your hair care regime can be.
- You want to get rid of toxins. Your hair care product should be the last thing adding to your body’s toxic burden. Try natural botanical ingredients and skip the chemical stuff you can’t pronounce. Your body, mind and hair will thank you for it.
- Your hair has taken a beat down. Between sun damage, coloring, styling, straightening, curling, and the myriad other things we do to our hair, it is tired. It is stressed. It wants a day at the spa. You can give it that with high-quality, botanically based hair care, that isn’t full of toxic chemicals. While you’re at it, try to get more sleep, eat better, and get some exercise. This way your hair will restore itself from the inside out.
- Your hormones are going crazy. It doesn’t matter if its due to pregnancy, menopause, a chronic illness. Maybe there is some other reason that your hormones are temporarily out of whack. They will destabilize, and until then, you’ve got great hair care to keep your hair from being subjected to hormonal alopecia, lack-luster strands, and thinning.
- You want to treat yourself better. Caring for your hair reflects how you care for yourself. Give yourself the gift of beauty and health. You deserve it.
Our aim at ShampooFromNature Blog is to give you the best hair growth advise, to free you for the best life possible. You can start having better hair today.
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