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Hair colorants and the cancer connection – Protect yourself with these natural alternatives

Posted February 28, 2014

As a culture obsessed with youth and beauty, it’s easy to fall into the trap of using hair dyes to cover those telltale gray hairs. However, using these commercial products is risky since the chemical formulations are linked with a range of cancers. Even so-called ‘natural’ dyes can compromise health. Where do we turn? With a measure of creativity and knowledge, do-it-yourself hair color can give you glossy, rich locks without the drawbacks of pre-made colorants.

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Herbal Treatment for Hair Loss

Posted January 15, 2014

Hair loss is a problem which affects a large population on the planet and is a major reason for the distress of many females as well as males. Sure, there are many hair loss tonics, creams and lotions which promise reduced hair loss but do they really work? Well even if they do, they are mostly full of chemicals which can be harmful if used in the long run.

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Jojoba oil will work wonders for your hair and skin

Posted November 12, 2013

If you live in the United States, then you won’t have to go too far in order to find jojoba shrubs, as they grow in the southern regions of the country, in addition to other areas in Mexico and Africa. The jojoba seed is very rich in essential fatty acids, and it is best used topically as an oil-based product. The oil is filled with important nutrients, such as vitamins B and E, plus minerals such as copper, chromium and zinc. It has been known to work wonders for the hair and skin, which explains why more and more beauty salons use products based on its wonderful oil.

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12 natural ways to achieve amazing hair

Posted November 5, 2013

Both men and women can suffer from hair loss. Health problems and genetics can play a role in hair loss, but there are some natural things that can be done to help grow hair.

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Benefits of olive oil for the heart, skin and hair

Posted August 7, 2013

If you are an avid viewer of cooking shows, you know that olive oil is a staple in most top chefs’ creations. Cooking connoisseurs enjoy using this oil because of the unique flavor it brings to food. Olive oil is made from olives, most of which originate from the Mediterranean region. People in this region are revered for their longevity and their luscious hair and skin. This may be because olive oil is a staple in their diets. As more people are starting to realize the overall health benefits of olive oil, its use is growing in popularity.

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Cure dandruff with natural remedies

Posted April 14, 2013

Shedding dead skin cells is a natural process and often goes unnoticed; however, in persons who develop a scalp infection due to a type of fungus called malassezia, there is an increased turnover of these cells. When these cells combine with the oil secreted from the scalp, there is a formation of greasy clumps that we call dandruff. Shampooing your hair takes off these flakes and therefore, appears to be effective in reducing dandruff; however, this is only a temporary solution. For lasting results, you can try a few of the remedies mentioned here that have been traditionally used in Indian homes for healthy, dandruff-free hair.

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Vitamin E slows aging, grows hair, prevents diabetes, improves brain function and blood flow

Posted March 24, 2013

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that can slow aging and help grow hair. Research has shown that vitamin E can soften the red blood cells, which increases circulation by improving blood flow. Vitamin E comes in eight forms. Four are tocopherols and four are tocotrienoils. Most Americans’ diet is rich in gamma-tocopherols while the Europeans’ is high in alpha tocopherols.

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Five herbal oils to prevent hair loss

Posted December 20, 2012

Most of us treat our hair the way we do our teeth – never really providing the necessary attention and care until such time that we begin to suffer from some discomfort. Realizing that you have begun losing hair then triggers off a frantic phase of clutching at all possible straws right from your grandmother’s hair care recipe to visiting a trichologist. In reality, hair quality largely depends on several factors of which, some such as heredity may be beyond your control but others such as lifestyle and diet are definitely in your hands.

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Right Vitamins for Hair Loss

Posted December 3, 2012

Hair loss can be hereditary. It can also result from stress, environmental factors and certain vitamin deficiencies. One in two men over the age of 50 suffers from hair loss. To treat or prevent hair loss, you need to get to the root of the problem. Supplementing the diet with the right nutrients and vitamins for hair loss is essential.

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Nutrition key to healthy hair

Posted November 7, 2012

Here’s some food for locks. The secret to healthy hair isn’t found in a bottle on a drug store shelf. It’s found in the produce section at the supermarket.

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