hair there is.
New hair growth begins in the hair follicle in the dermal layer of the skin. The growing phase of a hair produces growth of about 0.5 inches per month and lasts 2 to 6 years. Normally after hairs fall out another hair starts to grow from this same follicle. Scientists really don't understand the underlying cause for baldness, for unknown reasons, a new hair does not begin to grow from the follicle. If we exclude the cases of medical or illness induced baldness, the questions of why we have baldness and where in our bodies the underlying issue resides is not clearly understood. In the majority of cases it appears to be connected to genetics, most say that its linked to ones matriachal lineage, and aging. The one thing that has been determined is that it is not linked to diet, nutrition, nor is it a disease.
- Oils and Blends: Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint,Rosemary, Whisper
- Essential Oils based Products: Life Long Vitality Supplements, Salon Essentials Protecting Shampoo, Smoothing Conditioner and Root Tip Serum.
- Also Consider: Clary Sage, Cypress, Roman Chamomile, Sandal Wood, Thyme, Wintergreen, Ylang Ylang
Start with basic hair health:
- Eating well with Life Long Vitality supplements builds strong and healthy hair.
- Consider oils for hormonal balance if needed
- Also consider regular use of Salon Essential root to tip Serum that includes the following oils known for helping healthy scalp and hair (Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Lavandin, Lavender, Marjoram, Niaouli, Peppermint, Rosemary and Tangerine)
Mild hair loss:
- Add 1 - 2 drops of Rosemary to shampoo daily to stimulate follicle
Serious hair loss:
- For more serious loss consider one of these blends:
- 3 drops Rosemary
- 5 drops Lavender
- 4 drops Cypress
- 4 drops Clary Sage
- Blend 2:
- 8 drops Rosemary
- 10 drops Lavender
- 10 drops Sandalwood
Use a good regular hair care routine:
- Shampoo with Salon Essentials Protecting Shampoo, add 1 - 2 drops of Rosemary to slow hair loss.
- Condition with Salon Essentials Smoothing Conditioner, add 1 - 2 drops of coconut or olive oil for dry hair, only use on tips and/or outer half of hair shaft for oily hair. Let the conditioner remain in hair 2 - 3 minutes before rinsing for best results.
- Dry hair and spray (spray is especially effective after hair coloring or perms.) with the following blend:
- 2 ounces of water
- 4 drops of Peppermint (or other oil of choice)
Some health conditions such as thyroid issues or iron deficiency anemia and health treatments such as chemotherapy will result in baldness with the hair usually growing back in 6 to 12 months. Hormonal changes (pregnancy, menopause), severe stress, major illnesses, major surgery, or dramatic nutritional changes may also induce temporary loss of hair. These are less frequent types of hair loss and are known as alopecia areata or patchy hair loss, alopecia areata or alopecia totalis is the loss of all head hair, and finally alopecia universalis is the loss of all hair from the head and the body.
The more common baldness associated with genetics and aging manifests itself differently in men and women. Male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia in men) follows a pattern of a receding hairline that progresses to an “M” shape and then continues to the familiar “U” shape. There are medications commonly used today that will stimulate the hair follicle growth (Minoxidil – Rogaine, and Finsteride –Propecia, Proscar) but hair loss resumes if the medication is not continued.
Female pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia in women) is characterized by thinning on the top or the center of the head. Unlike with men, the front hairline is not affected and the thinning on the top usually stops before total baldness happens.
The most common types of baldness are:
- Male pattern baldness - discussed above
- Female pattern baldness - discussed above
- Alopecia areata - sudden hair loss in an area, usually grows back
- Toxic alopecia - fever, medical conditions, medication and usually grows back
- Scarring alopecia - scarring may prevent normal hair growth
- Tricholtillomania - hair pulling, a habit most common in children