The importance of nutrition in treating traction alopecia hair loss

Trac­tion alope­cia occurs because of ten­sion placed on hair fol­li­cles and not hor­mones, like male or female pat­tern bald­ing. When peo­ple repeat­edly apply Vitamins for hair growthten­sion to hair, the fol­li­cles get weaker and weaker over time, and even­tu­ally stop pro­duc­ing hair. The hair­line and crown of the head are the places most com­monly affected by trac­tion alope­cia; how­ever, the effects of con­stantly pulling the hair can result in a gen­eral thin­ning of hair all over the head. There are sev­eral things peo­ple suf­fer­ing from trac­tion alope­cia can do to stop and even reverse this type of hair loss.

Treat­ing trac­tion alope­cia takes time for sev­eral rea­sons. First, the scalp has to be allowed time to heal itself. Sec­ond, hair fol­li­cles need to regen­er­ate healthy cells that will pro­duce hair once again. Third, people’s hair grows at dif­fer­ent rates. Rates of hair growth can vary from a 1/8th of an inch to a whole inch per month. Hair growth typ­i­cally depends on the biol­ogy of the indi­vid­ual. How­ever, con­stant pulling of hair, which dam­ages the hair fol­li­cle, will cause the hair growth rate to steadily decrease.

As a first step in treat­ing trac­tion alope­cia, suf­fer­ers should try to refrain from activ­i­ties that place ten­sion on their hair fol­li­cles. This ten­sion usu­ally comes from tight braids, other hair­styles or wear­ing hel­mets and hats. If affected peo­ple give their dam­aged hair fol­li­cles a chance to repair them­selves, their hair will grad­u­ally grow back stronger and health­ier. Some exter­nal symp­toms asso­ci­ated with trac­tion alope­cia include inflam­ma­tion, which can become severe and cause great dis­com­fort. In these cases, peo­ple may need to visit a doc­tor for a pre­scrip­tion. Some­times dan­druff may appear on the scalp. Peo­ple with trac­tion alope­cia can still use a suit­able over the counter anti-dandruff sham­poo Anti dandruff shampoos should be used to soothe inflammation and kill bacteria on the scalptreat­ment reg­u­larly. While deal­ing with exter­nal symp­toms can pro­vide relief in the short term, they are not the only thing that helps grow new, healthy hair.
To ensure long term, sus­tained hair growth, trac­tion alope­cia suf­fers need to con­sume an ade­quate sup­ply of hair ben­e­fi­cial nutri­ents. Pro­tein often helps stop trac­tion alope­cia. Hair is made of pro­tein, so peo­ple should increase their amount of pro­tein con­sump­tion. Only cer­tain pro­teins, with a high bio­log­i­cal value (BV), add ben­e­fit to hair growth. All pro­teins have a bio­log­i­cal value. A protein’s bio­log­i­cal value comes from the fact that cer­tain pro­teins break down more eas­ily by the body, and there­fore, are more eas­ily absorbed and bet­ter uti­lized by the body. Whey pro­tein has the high­est bio­log­i­cal value of the pro­teins. Because of this, it often is a com­po­nent in pro­tein sup­ple­ments. Cow’s milk con­tains whey and it actu­ally makes up approx­i­mately 20% of the pro­tein found in milk. Milk deriv­a­tives, includ­ing ricotta and cot­tage cheese, also con­tain high sources of whey pro­tein. Other foods with a high bio­log­i­cal pro­tein value are eggs, fish, chicken, turkey, casein, beans, lean red meat and soy prod­ucts. Besides pro­tein, hair needs other nutrients.

Some nutri­ents pro­vide addi­tional ben­e­fits for healthy hair growth. They include iodine, sele­nium, iron, tryp­to­phan, B vit­a­mins cop­per and folate. Foods rich in iodine include dried sea­weed and baked potato with the peel. Brazil nuts, sun­flower seeds, and grains like wheat germ, brown rice, bar­ley and oats con­tain sele­nium. Excel­lent sources of iron include dark leafy veg­eta­bles such as spinach, curly kale and watercress.

The B vit­a­mins, for health­ier hair, include thi­amine, riboflavin, niacin, folate (also called folic acid or folacin), vit­a­min B6, vit­a­min B12, biotin and pan­tothenic acid. The best sources for B vit­a­mins con­sist of dark leafy veg­eta­bles, wheat germ, lentils, almonds, pecans, milk and milk prod­ucts, spinach, and turnip greens. Liver and egg yolk are the best sources of Biotin. Biotin helps keep the hair in its ana­gen or growth phase for longer. The longer the hair stays in its ana­gen phase, the longer it will grow before nat­u­rally shedding.

Alter­na­tively con­sider tak­ing a good qual­ity hair sup­ple­ment that con­tains the right bal­ance of vit­a­mins and min­er­als required to grow strong healthy hair. We rec­om­mend Viviscal Extra Strength Dietary Supplements or Hair For­mula 37.

Another method for stop­ping or revers­ing hair alope­cia is cir­cu­la­tion to the scalp. Suf­fer­ers should increase scalp cir­cu­la­tion so that blood, rich in these impor­tant nutri­ents, is able to reach the hair fol­li­cles. Exer­cise, which boosts over­all cir­cu­la­tion, will increase cir­cu­la­tion to the scalp. Suf­fer­ers also ben­e­fit from neck exer­cises and scalp mas­sages. Other arti­fi­cial ways to boost scalp cir­cu­la­tion include the use of caffeine-based prod­ucts like sham­poos and hair tonics.

Incor­po­rat­ing a vari­ety of the foods listed above into the diet will pro­vide the vit­a­mins, amino acids and min­er­als suf­fer­ers need to heal their scalp and regen­er­ate their hair fol­li­cles. Keep in mind that revers­ing the affects of trac­tion alope­cia takes time. Be patient. It will take at least three months before suf­fer­ers will see the ben­e­fit a new diet has on treat­ing trac­tion alopecia.

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How MSM can boost hair growth

MSM (methyl­sul­fonyl­methane) is a sul­phur com­pound found in the body and in cer­tain foods in small quan­ti­ties. MSM con­tains sul­phur, a nat­u­rally occur­ring min­eral which is impor­tant for joint flex­i­bil­ity, cel­lu­lar func­tions, hair growth, and other bod­ily func­tions. It is avail­able as a sup­ple­ment in pill, flakes, cap­sule and pow­der forms.

MSM is adver­tised as ben­e­fi­cial for hair loss, and for increas­ing hair growth because it is said to sup­port healthy cell pro­duc­tion and tis­sue repair, mak­ing the body pro­duce more new cells. Some ads speak of it as a mir­a­cle anti-aging cure. It helps boost hair growth by repair­ing dam­aged hair fol­li­cles and the scalp. A healthy scalp is vital in grow­ing healthy hair. Dietary sul­phur is known to have a ben­e­fi­cial effect on the pro­duc­tion of col­la­gen and ker­atin. There­fore, MSM can help if there is insuf­fi­cient sul­phur in the diet.

Does MSM work?

Like many sup­ple­ments, there are dif­fer­ent views regard­ing MSM’s effec­tive­ness as a hair loss cure. While doc­tors cite the fact that there have been no peer-reviewed stud­ies doc­u­ment­ing MSM’s suc­cess in the pre­ven­tion or slow­ing down of hair loss, many users of MSM swear by it and claim a vis­i­ble, notice­able improve­ment in the con­di­tion of their hair and skin. As sul­phur cer­tainly plays a part in the pro­duc­tion of hair, there could be a ben­e­fit in main­tain­ing a healthy level of sul­phur in the diet by eat­ing sulphur-rich foods like egg yolks, grains, fruits and veg­eta­bles, or by tak­ing MSM regularly

Applied top­i­cally, it can repair an inflamed scalp and deliver nutri­ents directly to the fol­li­cles, encour­ag­ing new, thick hair growth. MSM is often used top­i­cally to treat skin ail­ments, such as scar tis­sue. Burn vic­tims have reported a sig­nif­i­cant reduc­tion in scars after using MSM. This is due to MSM’s effec­tive­ness in healthy cell production.

As MSM is a nat­u­rally occur­ring sub­stance, it is gen­er­ally con­sid­ered safe to use by most peo­ple (those not specif­i­cally aller­gic to sul­phur). It is also gen­er­ally agreed that it is safe to take a high daily dosage of MSM, as there have been no doc­u­mented cases of a harm­ful over­dose. It is best to start at 1000 mil­ligrams a day and slowly increase the dose to 4000 mil­ligrams a day.

MSM for treat­ment of hair loss

As MSM tar­gets cell regen­er­a­tion, it is a prod­uct suited for treat­ing hair loss caused by trac­tion alope­cia. It is a con­di­tion where hair fol­li­cles are directly affected by phys­i­cal pull exerted on them over time. This pull dam­ages the fol­li­cles in the affected area so that they stop pro­duc­ing new hair. Tak­ing MSM can encour­age cell regen­er­a­tion, result­ing in the fol­li­cles end­ing their dor­mant phase and pro­duc­ing new hairs again.

What’s the best way to take MSM?

MSM is avail­able in flake, cap­sule, tablet and pow­der form, as well as top­i­cal lotions and creams. The pow­der is rec­om­mended because it’s most eas­ily absorbed when taken orally and is also the most ver­sa­tile: It can be mixed into your own sham­poo or con­di­tioner and applied top­i­cally on the hair and scalp as well. How­ever it is impor­tant that the dose con­sumed is ade­quately mea­sured or weighed.

MSM works best when taken with vit­a­min C and water intake should be increased to help the body flush out dead cells and tox­ins that are being expelled from the body.

Ver­dict

Although fur­ther tests need to be done to sat­isfy med­ical prac­ti­tion­ers of the effec­tive­ness of MSM in treat­ing hair loss, anec­do­tal evi­dence seems to sug­gest it is effec­tive for a sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of users. Peo­ple who’ve taken MSM for other con­di­tions, such as joint pain, noticed an unex­pected sig­nif­i­cant increase in their hair growth. MSM is also a pop­u­lar choice for patients of hair trans­plant surgery. MSM can be taken in con­junc­tion with other hair loss treat­ments and is def­i­nitely a good prod­uct to add to any hair loss, or hair thin­ning treat­ment regimen.

Although MSM is widely avail­able in health food and vit­a­min stores and on the Inter­net, atten­tion should be paid to qual­ity. Find a brand that is free of pol­lu­tants and addi­tives which is achieved through dis­til­la­tion in the man­u­fac­tur­ing process. Always buy brands that are third– party tested and cer­ti­fied for qual­ity and consistency.

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Review of Plantur 39 Caffeine Tonic for hair

This is a leave-in prod­uct designed to treat var­i­ous types of hair loss, pre­dom­i­nantly in women. It is made by the man­u­fac­turer of the Alpecin range of caf­feine hair loss prod­ucts and is adver­tised as “Ger­man engi­neer­ing for your hair”. Plan­tur 39 caf­feine tonic is com­monly mar­keted to post-menopausal women who want to strengthen their hair and pre­vent it from thin­ning. Just like the entire range of Alpecin hair loss prod­ucts, it has become quite pop­u­lar in Germany.

It con­tains nat­u­rally derived caf­feine that works to stim­u­late the hair fol­li­cles and increase the rate of hair growth, while bal­anc­ing the top­i­cal effect of the hair loss induc­ing hor­mones (like testos­terone) on the hair and scalp. It’s also designed to com­bat the effects of free rad­i­cals on the hair and scalp. Plan­tur 39 caf­feine tonic is a leave-in treat­ment that can be used along­side stan­dard sham­poos and con­di­tion­ers or as part of a big­ger hair loss treat­ment regimen.

Active ingre­di­ents in the Plan­tur 39 Caf­feine Tonic and their effects

The main active ingre­di­ents in the Tonic are phytoflavones derived from white tea. These gen­tle com­pounds con­tain stim­u­lat­ing caf­feine which is eas­ily absorbed into the scalp and pro­tects fol­li­cles, while also encour­ag­ing them to pro­duce new hair and end their dor­mant stage where applic­a­ble. It’s pre­dom­i­nantly an herbal treat­ment, for­mu­lated with nour­ish­ing oils such as cas­tor oil, which has a gen­tle, heal­ing effect on the scalp.

Will this prod­uct work for me?

This hair loss tonic is aimed at post-menopausal women, but it can be used by any­one to treat any kind of hair loss, as it treats the fol­li­cles them­selves. Caf­feine has also been shown to speed up the rate of absorp­tion of com­pounds such as minox­i­dil, found in prod­ucts such as Rogaine, etc.. As such, it’s a help­ful, nat­ural addi­tion to an over­all hair loss treat­ment strat­egy. It can also be used in con­junc­tion with other herbal hair loss treatments.

This is a good prod­uct for treat­ing trac­tion alope­cia and thin­ning hair as it strength­ens the hair and stim­u­lates the fol­li­cles. It is safe to use on color-treated hair as it will not affect the hair color. Since trac­tion alope­cia causes trauma to the hair fol­li­cles, a top­i­cal treat­ment aimed at heal­ing the fol­li­cles them­selves is often suf­fi­cient for revers­ing hair loss. This is a gen­tle, nat­ural treat­ment that is not likely to cause irri­ta­tion to the scalp and can be used even by those who do not like putting harsh chem­i­cals on their hair and scalp.

How to use Plan­tur 39 Caf­feine Tonic

Plan­tur 39 Caf­feine Tonic is designed for daily use. For those suf­fer­ing from thin­ning hair or trac­tion alope­cia, daily treat­ment is nec­es­sary until the prob­lem is resolved (which usu­ally takes sev­eral months). For hormonal-related hair loss con­di­tions, con­tin­u­ous daily use is required for the treat­ment to be effec­tive. Apply the prod­uct daily to scalp with the appli­ca­tion tip and mas­sage gen­tly until absorbed. Allow to dry briefly and then comb, brush and style hair nor­mally. Do not rinse. This prod­uct is rec­om­mended for use along with the Plan­tur 39 Caf­feine hair loss sham­poo for best results.

Caf­feine tonic is only one part of our 10-Step Pre­scrip­tion for Re-Growing Healthy Hair. See side­bar on how to get the full pro­gram in our new e-book at no charge. Rest assured that your infor­ma­tion will not be shared with anyone.


Review of Rene Furterer RF 80 tonic

Rene Furterer tonic is a leave-in herbal hair loss tonic that is sold in pack­ets of 12 phials and is designed for weekly use, as part of a 3-month hair loss treat­ment pro­gram.  The RF 80 tonic is designed to treat hair loss by nour­ish­ing the hair fol­li­cles, while also increas­ing cir­cu­la­tion to the scalp and fol­li­cles. Although offi­cially rec­om­mended for use as part of the Rene Furterer herbal hair loss treat­ment sys­tem, it can also be used along­side other hair loss prod­ucts like sham­poos, con­di­tion­ers and chem­i­cally for­mu­lated prod­ucts such as Regaine or Rogaine.

Active ingre­di­ents in the Rene Furterer RF 80 tonic and their effects

This hair loss tonic is for­mu­lated with sev­eral types of amino acids, vit­a­mins and com­pounds designed to nour­ish the hair at its roots, strength­en­ing it and encour­ag­ing a faster rate of hair growth. These include vit­a­mins A, B5 and F, as well as methio­n­ine, amino acids, cop­per and zinc. The prod­uct also con­tains essen­tial oils that are known to improve cir­cu­la­tion such as lemon and sage, as well as pfaf­fia extract, which is patented by Rene Furterer.

Will this prod­uct work for me?

Clin­i­cal tests have shown a vis­i­ble improve­ment in the con­di­tion of the hair fol­low­ing use of this prod­uct over time. In a test con­ducted on 86 peo­ple, 76% showed increased hair strength and 84% showed pos­i­tive results. The test was con­ducted on sub­jects who used the RF 80 tonic in addi­tion to the other Rene Furterer hair loss prod­ucts – the For­ticea Stim­u­lat­ing Sham­poo and the Com­plexe 5. Ide­ally, all prod­ucts should be used together accord­ing to the manufacturer’s instruc­tions for the results to be most effective.


Effective shampoos for treating thinning hair

Thin­ning hair hap­pens to men and women alike. The rec­om­mended treat­ment for men and women is the same – reg­u­lar appli­ca­tion of an effec­tive hair loss treat­ment and reg­u­lar use of a hair loss sham­poo. Women often think of hair loss sham­poos as a solu­tion for men only. Or they have heard that women can suf­fer adverse side effects if they use hair loss sham­poos. Nei­ther of these con­cerns is true, how­ever, and to explain why, we need to under­stand what causes hair loss, and why the rea­sons for men and women are dif­fer­ent, but the same! Keep read­ing to under­stand why, and how to effec­tively com­bat hair loss and thin­ning hair with an appro­pri­ate shampoo.

The main rea­son for thin­ning hair in men is fairly well known: An excess in pro­duc­tion of testos­terone reduces the strength of the hair fol­li­cle in the scalp, and its abil­ity to pro­duce strong healthy hair is compromised.

Women, on the other hand, ben­e­fit from the nat­ural pro­duc­tion of estro­gen which pro­tects the hair and encour­ages healthy growth. As men­tioned ear­lier, this is in con­trast to men, where estro­gen lev­els are much lower than in females. Thin­ning hair in females, which is not due to trac­tion alope­cia, has the same rea­son as in men: Ele­vated testos­terone lev­els. After the female menopause, testos­terone lev­els rise, which affects the hair fol­li­cle and causes hair thin­ning. This is why male and female hair thin­ning is dif­fer­ent, but the same!

Under­stand­ing this is the key to find­ing a solu­tion to hair thin­ning and hair loss in both men and women. While men will hap­pily select from a range of effec­tive hair loss sham­poos, women are often stopped for fear of unde­sir­able side effects of hair loss sham­poos. That fear is based on myths and urban leg­ends. Let’s dis­pel some of these myths before we look at some effec­tive hair loss shampoos.

  • Women will NOT grow facial hair using hair loss shampoos
  • Hair loss sham­poo is NOT made for men only
  • Women will not suf­fer side effects

These myths serve only to pre­vent women from enjoy­ing the same type of suc­cess that men have in their cru­sade against thin­ning hair and hair loss. Men and women suf­fer from thin­ning hair due to a testos­terone imbal­ance which can be addressed using one of many avail­able, effec­tive hair loss sham­poos. These sham­poos counter the neg­a­tive effects of testos­terone and encour­age healthy hair growth thanks to their nat­ural herbal and plant ingre­di­ents and time– tested formulas.

Plan­tur 39 Caf­feine Sham­poo is a plant-based sham­poo that con­tains a nat­ural source of caf­feine to coun­ter­act the slug­gish effect testos­terone has on hair fol­li­cles by increas­ing hair root activ­ity. This sham­poo is designed for post-menopausal women who expe­ri­ence thin­ning hair as a result of hor­monal changes. It is, how­ever, suit­able for other types of hair loss as well.

For a gen­eral hair loss sham­poo for­mu­lated to tackle gen­eral hair thin­ning and hair loss, LA Sci­ence Fol­li­cle Stim­u­lat­ing Sham­poo is pop­u­lar with both men and women. This sham­poo has been clin­i­cally tested for hair loss and its effec­tive­ness is based on stim­u­lat­ing hair fol­li­cles dur­ing the growth phase. The blend of dif­fer­ent oligopep­tides in this effec­tive hair loss treat­ment makes it one of the more pop­u­lar hair loss shampoos.

Finally, Tri­comin sham­poo, com­ple­mented by the other prod­ucts in the Tri­comin range, includ­ing Tri­comin Solu­tion Fol­li­cle Ther­apy spray, is an effec­tive and gen­tle treat­ment that works well with thin­ning hair and hair loss to pro­mote a fuller, health­ier head of hair.

In sum­mary, there are many effec­tive hair loss sham­poos that are for­mu­lated to be equally ben­e­fi­cial for men and women. Women should cer­tainly not hes­i­tate to use these prod­ucts as they will help main­tain healthy hair where thin­ning would most cer­tainly have oth­er­wise con­tin­ued unabated.

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Can Tricomin Stop Hair Loss and Thicken Thinning Hair?

Hair loss is a con­cern that affects both men and women, although for dif­fer­ent bio­log­i­cal rea­sons. How­ever, there is one prod­uct that is suit­able for both men and women. It seeks to improve hair struc­ture by strength­en­ing the hair roots and pro­tect­ing the con­di­tion of the hair. Tri­comin is a hair loss prod­uct avail­able as a fol­li­cle spray, sham­poo or restruc­tur­ing con­di­tioner that main­tains hair con­di­tion­ing and improves hair struc­ture thanks to its Tri­amino cop­per nutri­tional com­plex formulation.

Before you rush out and buy Tri­comin prod­ucts, you might be inter­ested to know the tech­nol­ogy behind Tri­comin hair loss treat­ment and the var­i­ous Tri­comin prod­ucts that are avail­able today.

First of all, we must under­stand the impor­tant part that cop­per plays in healthy hair. The level of cop­per found in hair can dic­tate the level of hair loss. Too lit­tle cop­per and the health of the hair can suf­fer lead­ing to hair loss, but too much cop­per can also have a detri­men­tal effect on hair, lead­ing to pre­ma­ture hair loss. The impor­tance of main­tain­ing a healthy level of cop­per in adult hair is there­fore vital in the fight against hair loss.

So what is a healthy level of cop­per, and how is it pos­si­ble to main­tain this level over a pro­longed period of time? Tests have shown that 2.5 mil­ligrams of cop­per +/- 0.7 mil­ligrams is the ideal level. Here are some tips for main­tain­ing this healthy level of cop­per and reduc­ing the risk of hair loss due to cop­per imbalance.

  • Avoid drink­ing hard water
  • Reduce meat intake
  • Check the cop­per con­tent of med­ica­tions, in par­tic­u­lar birth con­trol pills

This is where Tri­comin hair prod­ucts can help with the bat­tle against hair loss. Tri­comin is the result of exten­sive research and test­ing into how cop­per and amino acids relate to hair loss. Stud­ies have shown that cop­per lev­els decrease as you age, which, coin­ci­den­tally, is when most peo­ple start to notice hair loss. Tri­comin helps restore the cop­per bal­ance and pro­motes healthy hair.

Tri­comin achieves this is by pro­vid­ing essen­tial cop­per to the hair fol­li­cle, which encour­ages the col­la­gen and pro­teins nec­es­sary for hair growth to feed the hair fol­li­cle at the time it needs it most – the growth phase. By pro­vid­ing these essen­tial nutri­ents directly where they are needed, at the hair fol­li­cle, growth is encour­aged and hair loss is reduced.

The most pop­u­lar prod­uct in the Tri­comin line is the Tri­comin Solu­tion Fol­li­cle Ther­apy Spray. The spray works by deliv­er­ing the cop­per com­plex for­mu­la­tion directly onto the scalp and around the hair fol­li­cles. The for­mu­la­tion includes a con­di­tioner that reduces wash off, thus allow­ing the for­mu­la­tion to stay on long enough for max­i­mum improvement.

Many Tri­comin users choose to buy Tri­comin sham­poo and wash their hair prior to the appli­ca­tion of the Tri­comin fol­li­cle spray. In doing so, the scalp ben­e­fits from the essen­tial amino acids and min­er­als con­tained in the sham­poo, which are ben­e­fi­cial par­tic­u­larly with thin­ning or fine hair. The Tri­comin fol­li­cle spray can be sprayed on to wet hair imme­di­ately after sham­poo­ing, or it can be applied to dry hair.

Users report an improve­ment in their hair after only a few weeks of treat­ment with Tri­comin prod­ucts. So don’t delay, take pos­i­tive steps towards deal­ing with hair loss with Tri­amino cop­per nutri­tional com­plex formulation.

The Tri­comin range of prod­ucts is only one part of our 10-Step Pre­scrip­tion for Re-Growing Healthy Hair. See side­bar on how to get the full pro­gram in our new e-book at no charge. Rest assured that your infor­ma­tion will not be shared with anyone.


Tricomin Solution Follicle Therapy Spray Review

This hair loss treat­ment prod­uct by Pro­Cyte is part of the pop­u­lar Tri­comin Tricomin solution follicle therapy sprayrange and is designed to strengthen and nour­ish hair fol­li­cles. The spray is for­mu­lated as a nat­ural treat­ment for men and women who suf­fer from thin­ning hair or var­i­ous types of hair loss.

Sim­i­larly to the other prod­ucts in the Tri­comin range, the solu­tion con­tains the patented Tri­comin Tri­amino Cop­per Nutri­tional Com­pound. This is a nat­u­rally derived com­pound with cop­per pep­tides, shown to pro­vide nour­ish­ment and sup­port hair growth. The solu­tion also con­tains var­i­ous other active ingre­di­ents that sup­port strong, healthy, man­age­able hair.

Active ingre­di­ents in the Tri­comin solu­tion and their effects

Like the Tri­comin Sham­poo and Tri­comin Restruc­tur­ing Con­di­tioner, the main active ingre­di­ent in this prod­uct is the tri­amino cop­per com­pound, which sets the Tri­comin range apart from the com­pe­ti­tion. Cop­per is nat­u­rally found in hair and research has shown that both body hair and the hair on the head need cop­per in order to grow in a healthy man­ner. When hair fol­li­cles enter their dor­mant phase, they are rel­a­tively devoid of the nutri­ents that are required for hair growth. Nour­ish­ing them with cop­per has been shown to stim­u­late them to pro­duce new hairs, in effect wak­ing them up from their dor­mant phase.

Cop­per has been shown to have a pos­i­tive effect on energy metab­o­lism, neu­tral­is­ing free rad­i­cals and bal­anc­ing the hor­mones respon­si­ble for cer­tain types of hair loss.

Apart from cop­per pep­tides, the Tri­comin solu­tion fol­li­cle ther­apy spray also con­tains other ingre­di­ents, such as pan­thenol, which give hair body and shine. When treat­ing thin­ning hair, this has the added bonus of mak­ing the hair itself appear thicker and with more vol­ume.

Will this hair loss prod­uct work for me?

This is a spe­cial­ist hair loss treat­ment prod­uct designed to symp­to­mati­cally treat var­i­ous kinds of hair thin­ning and hair loss con­di­tions by nour­ish­ing the hair fol­li­cles. It goes some way towards top­i­cally treat­ing the hor­monal imbal­ances that cause cer­tain types of hair loss (such as andro­genic alope­cia), although it mostly tar­gets the roots of the hair directly.

It can be a use­ful addi­tion to the treat­ment reg­i­men for those suf­fer­ing from stress, hormone-related hair loss con­di­tions and also trac­tion alopecia.

As this is the cen­tre­piece of the Tri­comin range of hair loss treat­ment prod­ucts, it’s a great choice for peo­ple suf­fer­ing from thin­ning hair, too. This leave-in treat­ment can be used in con­junc­tion with nat­ural or herbal sham­poos and con­di­tion­ers, but it is also per­fectly suit­able for use along­side pop­u­lar hair loss treat­ments that con­tain minox­i­dil, such as Regaine or Rogaine, etc. Fol­li­cles trau­ma­tised by the pulling and tug­ging which causes trac­tion alope­cia often remain in their dor­mant phase and stop pro­duc­ing hair. Treat­ing them with a prod­uct specif­i­cally for­mu­lated to nour­ish and stim­u­late them can, there­fore, be a highly effec­tive treatment.

How to use Tri­comin Solu­tion Fol­li­cle Ther­apy Spray

This prod­uct is designed for daily use and can be applied to either damp or dry hair. It can be used after sham­poo­ing or on its own. To use, spray hair lib­er­ally and mas­sage gen­tly into scalp. Do not rinse – this is a leave-in conditioner.


Using Caffeine shampoos to treat hair loss

A rel­a­tively new hair loss treat­ment is gain­ing in pop­u­lar­ity as stud­ies con­firm its Plantur 39 Caffeine Shampoo for coloured hairben­e­fits as a hair loss treat­ment. Caf­feine is usu­ally asso­ci­ated with cof­fee drinks which are derived from cof­fee bean extracts. How­ever, Caf­feine sham­poo is becom­ing more widely avail­able as it has been proven to be an effec­tive ingre­di­ent in hair loss prod­ucts, such as Plan­tur 39 caf­feine sham­poo and Alpecin dou­ble effect sham­poo.

Caf­feine acts nat­u­rally as a pes­ti­cide in the leaves and fruits of cer­tain plants, where it can cause paral­y­sis in cer­tain species of insect who may be attracted to the plant as a source of food. For humans, how­ever, it is safe to use in var­i­ous food­stuffs and drinks after being extracted from cof­fee plant beans and leaves of the tea bush.

Hair loss treat­ments have his­tor­i­cally been like search­ing for the Holy Grail for the many men suf­fer­ing from hair loss. One half of all men have hair loss to some degree and many feel the need to find a solu­tion to either reduce the hair loss, or make a recov­ery to fuller growth.

By far the most com­mon rea­son for hair loss in men is andro­ge­netic alope­cia, in other words – hered­i­tary male pat­tern hair loss. Passed down from gen­er­a­tion to gen­er­a­tion, such hair loss is always dif­fi­cult to cure and remains one of the main cos­metic issues faced by men today.

Hair roots gen­er­ally grow in an 8-year cycle, pro­duc­ing new hair dur­ing a growth phase that is repeated around a dozen times before the root dies. How­ever, a hered­i­tary excess of testos­terone weak­ens the hair roots in the scalp, caus­ing hair loss due to pre­ma­ture end of the hair root. Testos­terone achieves this by pre­vent­ing the nat­ural sup­ply of an energy com­pound to the hair root which is required to main­tain the growth phase of the hair root.

A caf­feine sham­poo coun­ter­acts the reduc­tion of the nat­ural energy com­pound at the hair root by pro­vid­ing active ingre­di­ent at the root, thus pro­mot­ing an extended growth phase. Alpecin dou­ble effect sham­poo is one such caf­feine sham­poo which, when applied daily, has been shown to remain on the scalp even Alpecin Shampoo for hair loss after a short appli­ca­tion period. This pro­motes the absorp­tion of caf­feine into the scalp and the hair fol­li­cle is pro­vided with the energy needed to con­tinue pro­duc­ing hair. As a result, pre­ma­ture hair loss is pre­vented, hair root activ­ity is increased and the speed of hair growth is improved. These ben­e­fits also apply to peo­ple who suf­fer from trac­tion alope­cia, mak­ing Alpecin dou­ble effect sham­poo a suit­able sham­poo for peo­ple with trac­tion alope­cia or thin­ning hair.

An inde­pen­dent Ger­man study has suc­cess­fully shown that the caf­feine com­po­nent of the Alpecin sham­poo is capa­ble of coun­ter­ing the neg­a­tive effects of testos­terone on the male hair fol­li­cle that would nor­mally lead to male pat­tern bald­ness. The study con­cluded that using a caf­feine sham­poo resulted in an aver­age hair growth increase of over 45% and the life of the hair was increased by over one third.

Plan­tur 39 caf­feine sham­poo is also pro­moted as a hair loss rem­edy for women. As estro­gen per­forms a nat­ural pro­tec­tion for women’s hair fol­li­cles early in their life, it is only after the menopause that an increase in testos­terone can lead to hair loss for women. Daily treat­ment with Plan­tur 39 caf­feine sham­poo can counter act this dam­ag­ing increase is testos­terone and pro­mote a longer more pro­duc­tive growth cycle for the hair follicle.

For men and women alike, caf­feine sham­poo is help­ing improve the con­di­tion of the scalp and encour­age a health­ier head of hair, thanks to daily treat­ments of caffeine.

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John Masters Organics Lavender Rosemary Shampoo Review

John Mas­ters sham­poo is a herbal sham­poo con­tain­ing a blend of 15 dif­fer­ent plant extracts designed to nour­ish and strengthen the hair. It is designed to be gen­tle on the hair and does not con­tain the strong deter­gent com­mon in most com­mer­cially avail­able sham­poo (sodium lau­reth sul­phate, etc.).

Active ingre­di­ents in the sham­poo and their effects

John Mas­ters sham­poo is made of coconut soap, which acts as a gen­tle and nat­ural deter­gent. The plant extracts it con­tains include peri­win­kle, sage, chamomile, bur­dock root and wil­low bark. It also, as the name sug­gests, con­tains laven­der and rosemary.

These nat­ural active ingre­di­ents are meant to have a cleans­ing, bal­anc­ing and stim­u­lat­ing effect on the scalp, with­out strip­ping it of its nat­ural oils.

Although not specif­i­cally for­mu­lated for the pre­ven­tion of hair loss, the John Mas­ters sham­poo is said to slow down the effects of hair loss by stim­u­lat­ing the scalp and bal­anc­ing the hor­monal effects on the fol­li­cles. Rose­mary has tra­di­tion­ally been used as a cir­cu­la­tion booster for centuries.

John Mas­ters sham­poo for treat­ment of trac­tion alope­cia and thin­ning hair

The herbs and plant extracts in the John Mas­ters sham­poo have a dou­ble effect of stim­u­lat­ing and bal­anc­ing the scalp. As such, this sham­poo can be poten­tially ben­e­fi­cial as a hair loss treat­ment for trac­tion alope­cia. Most hair prod­ucts deemed to be effec­tive for treat­ment of this par­tic­u­lar type of hair loss work by stim­u­lat­ing the fol­li­cles to pro­duce new hairs by increas­ing cir­cu­la­tion in the scalp and pro­vid­ing nour­ish­ing com­pounds to heal the trau­ma­tised fol­li­cles and induce them to reen­ter their hair pro­duc­ing stage.

Rose­mary and laven­der are com­mon ingre­di­ents in many of the nat­ural hair loss treat­ments that are seen to be effec­tive cir­cu­la­tion aids. It has the added ben­e­fit of not con­tain­ing any of the usual chem­i­cals con­tained in sham­poo that are said to poten­tially dry the scalp and be too harsh on the hair. This sham­poo also con­tains volu­miz­ing ingre­di­ents, which help make the hair appear thicker, use­ful when try­ing to dimin­ish the appear­ance of thin­ning hair. This sham­poo is gen­tle enough to be used daily if desired and can be com­bined with other nat­ural hair growth prod­ucts like Bhringaraj oil.

The ver­dict

John Mas­ters sham­poo con­tains some of the com­mon ingre­di­ents found in spe­cialised nat­ural hair loss treat­ments such as rose­mary and laven­der. As such it could be ben­e­fi­cial for stim­u­lat­ing the scalp to pro­duce more hair.

How­ever, it is impor­tant to note that this is not a sham­poo for­mu­lated specif­i­cally to com­bat hair loss, but is designed for over­all nour­ish­ment and main­te­nance of the hair. There are other herbal prod­ucts on the mar­ket that con­tain some of the active ingre­di­ents in the John Mas­ters sham­poo that are for­mu­lated specif­i­cally to deal with hair loss and can be bet­ter suited for treat­ment of trac­tion alope­cia or thin­ning hair.

Its gen­tle sls free for­mula makes it suit­able for daily use which can go a long way to strength­en­ing weak hair roots, mak­ing them more resilient to styling stresses and strains. It is both effec­tive as a pre­ven­ta­tive mea­sure and for use after thin or lost hair has been restored.

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Tricomin Restructuring Conditioner Review

Tri­comin Restruc­tur­ing Con­di­tioner is part of the Tri­comin range of prod­ucts, Tricomin Restructuring Conditionerdesigned to treat and pre­vent hair loss in both men and women. It is designed to com­ple­ment the Tri­comin sham­poo, work­ing to nour­ish the hair and restore its pro­tein and min­eral bal­ance. Like the sham­poo, the Tri­comon con­di­tioner builds vol­ume and gives thin­ning hair a thicker, fuller appear­ance. Tri­comin Restruc­tur­ing Con­di­tioner is a nat­ural prod­uct, con­tain­ing nat­u­rally derived active ingredients.

Active ingre­di­ents in Tri­comin Restruc­tur­ing Con­di­tioner and their effects

Like the other prod­ucts in the range, this hair loss con­di­tioner uses Tricomin’s tri­amino cop­per nutri­tional com­plex that has been clin­i­cally tested and proven to help slow down the rate of hair shed­ding and stim­u­late the fol­li­cles to pro­duce new hairs. It works by deliv­er­ing nutri­ents directly to the scalp and should be used every day to ensure the fol­li­cles are con­tin­u­ously nourished.

Apart from the amino acid com­plex, Tri­comin Restruc­tur­ing Con­di­tioner also con­tains nat­ural ingre­di­ents such as aloe vera gel, wheat pro­tein and pep­per­mint oil to nour­ish, cleanse and pro­tect the hair, as well as give it a thicker appearance.

Tri­comin Restruc­tur­ing Con­di­tioner in the treat­ment of hair loss

Tri­comin Restruc­tur­ing Con­di­tioner is specif­i­cally for­mu­lated to treat hair loss. It works by stim­u­lat­ing the fol­li­cles them­selves to pro­duce hairs, “wak­ing up” fol­li­cles from their dor­mant stage. This is a symp­to­matic treat­ment that does not aim to treat the cause of hair loss (for exam­ple, exces­sive testos­terone in cases of male pat­tern bald­ness) and so may not be most effec­tive on its own, but could be a use­ful part in an over­all hair care regime for those suf­fer­ing from var­i­ous types of hair loss.

Tri­comin con­di­tioner in the treat­ment of trac­tion alopecia

Tri­comin con­di­tioner is suit­able for treat­ment of trac­tion alope­cia because it treats the fol­li­cles them­selves. In trac­tion alope­cia there are no hor­monal imbal­ances caus­ing hair loss – it is caused by phys­i­cal weight exerted on the fol­li­cles over time, which results in fol­lic­u­lar trauma. The ingre­di­ents in Tric­mon con­di­tioner can there­fore help heal the fol­li­cles. This, of course, depends on the cause itself being removed, i.e. not wear­ing the hair in the hair­styles that have resulted in trac­tion alopecia.

How to use Tri­comin Restruc­tur­ing Conditioner

Tri­comin con­di­tioner is rec­om­mended for use as part of the Tri­comin hair loss treat­ment range which also includes a sham­poo and a spray. To use the con­di­tioner, gen­tly mas­sage into damp hair and scalp after sham­poo­ing, leave on for 3–5 min­utes and rinse. For best results, use the con­di­tioner daily.

The ver­dict

When used as part of an over­all hair loss treat­ment regime, Tri­comin Restruc­tur­ing Con­di­tioner can be a use­ful prod­uct in the treat­ment of trac­tion alope­cia espe­cially when the scalp is inflamed. It can be used in con­junc­tion with other types of prod­ucts, includ­ing ones con­tain­ing minox­i­dil and herbal hair loss prod­ucts.

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