Many believe that
poor circulation to the scalp is greatly responsible for hair
loss. Lack of blood flow to the hair follicles translates
into mal-nutritioned and weak hair roots. This weakness makes
them particulary suseptible to the effects of
When DHT attaches to a hair follicle, the follicle begins
to stay shorter periods in the anagen stage (growth cycle).
Aslo, each time a new hair grows it is thinner and more fragile
than before. Eventually, the hair follicle stops producing
If there is poor blood circulation to the scalp, then the
hair root is already weak. When the DHT attaches, it is able
to kill the hair follicle much faster than when it is healthy.
Once a hair follicle is killed, it just stops producing hair.
By enhancing blood circulation we make sure the hair follicle
is healthy and strong. The increased blood flow also stimulates
the hair follicles to enter into the hair growth stage.
The products in this section stimulate blood flow to the
scalp and also promote
hair growth. They are an indispensable part of the overall
Offers many health benefits. It is known as a powerful "brain
and memory" enhancer. Regarding hair loss, Gotu
Kola helps increase circulation and blood flow to the scalp.
When enough blood reaches the follicles, they are less likely
to be killed by the effects of DHT. They are stronger and
Prevention of mental fatigue and enhanced concentration
and memory. A balancing tonic that both increases energy and
relaxes the body. Stimulates the central nervous system, aids
circulation especially in the legs, and is a mild diuretic.
Aids in many types of wound healing. Used for rheumatism,
blood diseases, mental disorders, high blood pressure, congestive
heart failure, sore throat, and hepatitis. Products
containing Gotu Kola
Used as an antioxidant, improves circulation, brain functions
and memory. Works particularly well on the brain and nervous
system. It is effective in reducing the symptoms of conditions,
such as Alzheimer's, depression, visual problems, and problems
of blood circulation. It may also help treat heart disease,
strokes, dementia, Raynaud's disease, head injuries, leg cramps,
macular degeneration, tinnitus, impotence due to poor blood
flow, and diabetes-related nerve damage. Products containing
Aloe vera is a wonderful product. Aside from it's well known
moisturizing effects, it contains many of the products that
seem to be effective in fighting hair loss. Like biotin, b-vitamins,
zinc and even inositil. It also has anti-bacterial properties
that help keep the scalp healthy, controling the bodies immune
response which we know can have adverse effects on hair growth.
In addition the moisturizing qulities when applied to the
scalp increases the blood circulation to the hair follicle.
Aloe-Vera in the Strategy
- Nourishes and moisturizes the hair and scalp.
- Keeps scalp healthy thanks to its anti-biotic properties.
- Promotes hair growth due to the many hair friendly vitamins
- Increases blood circulation to the hair follicles.
Containing Aloe-Vera and Recommended for Hair Loss
Has a dilating effect on vessels and capillaries thereby increasing
circulation to the scalp and stimulating hair growth.
Niacin may also reduce the accumulation of cholesterol which
is important since cholesterol on the scalp converts to the
enzyme 5 alpha reductase.
In addition to Niacin (B3), many B vitamins
are very important in preventing hair loss and promoting growth
of healthy hair. Including a B-complex as part of your personal
strategy is important and offers many other health benefits.
more about B-Vitamins and hair loss prevention.
The B-Vitamins in the strategy
- Reducing cholesterol accumulation to the scalp.
- Improving blood flow to the scalp.
- Promoting hair growth.
- Protecting the hair and scalp from free radical damage.
- Thickening the hair, lessening the appearance of thinning
- Nourishing all hair increasing its elasticity and shine.
Next to oxygen, silicon (Si) is the most prevalent element
on Earth. Silicon exists as part of rocks such as granite
and quartz or in sand and clay. As crystalline quartz, it
constitutes approximately 28% of the earths crust.
Until recently, silicon (Si) was not thought to be of physiological
importance since most plant and animal tissues contain relatively
small amounts. Further investigation revealed that silicon
is present in all soil-grown plants and sometimes in large
concentrations. Although only trace amounts are found in the
body tissues, research has determined that these small amounts
are vital to health. In light of recent research demonstrating
the significant physiological benefit from silicon consumption,
scientists and researchers recognize silicons need as
an essential nutrient.
Skin, Hair and Nails
Because of silicons importance to structural molecules
in the body, the first signs of silicon deficiency are often
manifested in the skin, hair and nails. Skin and hair lose
their strength and elasticity and nails become brittle. Silicon
deficiency may be caused by consumption of a highly refined
diet that is low in essential nutrients. Furthermore, levels
of this mineral in the skin are known to decrease with aging.
Silicon supplementation causes a noticeable improvement. Fragile
nails become normal in a few weeks. Some forms of Alopecia
(hair loss) are caused by inadequate intake of nutrients.
In such instances, silicon can promote healthy, thick growth
of hair. As a general rule, the higher the concentration of
silicon in skin, hair and nails, the healthier these tissues
Increases blood flow to the areas where it is applied. Hair
regrowth was actually thicker than before. Darkens graying
Studies in which Emu oil was applied to mice demonstrated
that the topical application of emu oil increased the synthesis
of DNA in the epidermis which is a measure of increase in
the proliferative activity of the epidermis. The increase
in pigmentation and hair of animals receiving emu oil demonstrates
that the topical application of emu oil can stimulate melanogenesis
and hair follicle development and growth. The histological
analysis demonstrating an increase in the thickness of the
epidermis and size and length of the hair follicle provides
strong evidence that the topical application of emu oil stimulates
skin growth, hair growth and induces the proliferation of
the cells around the hair follicle.
So in summary, it is now believed that emu oil may not only
halt hairloss, but it may actually promote regrowth. The oil
is non-greasy at it can be applied directly to the scalp at
oil in the strategy
- Blocks DHT.
- Promotes hair regrowth.
- Reverses the effects of aging on the skin and scalp.
- Nourishes the scalp and hair.
Cayenne Pepper (Capsicum)
Stimulates circulation. Improves the effectiveness of other
hair loss capsicum improves blood flow which is essential
to stimulate hair growth and to protect the hair follicles
from the effects of DHT.
Capsicum has been used for decades as a catalyst for other
herbs. Because Capsicum stimulants circulation and enhances
blood flow, it is considered food for the circulatory system,
a common condiment to the diet. Its red color is partly due
to its high vitamin A content. Vitamin A is essential for
normal vision, growth, cellular activity, reproduction and
As a cardiovascular stimulant, Capsicum assists in lowering
blood pressure and breaking down cholesterol buildup. The
warming properties of Capsicum are useful for people suffering
from poor circulation to the hands and feet and other related
Products containing cayenne pepper (capsicum)
Shou Wu (Fo-Ti)
It is ingested to restore color to gray hair and halt hair
loss-and maybe even regrow hair. The Chinese have long relied
on he shou wu as a tonic, taking it long-term to encourage
optimum health. According to traditional Chinese medicine,
hair loss and graying can be signs of a weakness in the liver
or kidneys or a deficiency in the blood. He
shou wu supports these organs and nourishes the blood.