Top Three Best Plant Based Products For Hair Growth — Traction Alopecia Treatment

Trac­tion alope­cia unlike other forms of hair loss is caused by mechan­i­cal dam­age with is self inflicted. Peo­ple who suf­fer from hor­monal forms of hair loss such as Andro­genic Alope­cia have no con­trol over the hor­monal imbal­ances that cause their forms of hair loss. Trac­tion Alope­cia suf­fer­ers can­not make the same claim. In the case of trac­tion alope­cia, the hair fol­li­cle which sits inside the scalp is trau­ma­tised from all the exces­sive pulling or force that is being applied to the hair strand that grows out of it.

Because the human body is such an amaz­ing machine it keeps heal­ing itself (that is the fol­li­cle keeps regen­er­at­ing) and pro­duc­ing new hair until the same thing hap­pens again. We apply too much pres­sure on the hair and more or less rip it out of the fol­li­cle. When this cycle is repeated over a num­ber of years, the hair fol­li­cle starts to gather scar tis­sue until even­tu­ally it is unable to regrow new hairs due to all the scar tis­sue that has amassed in the fol­li­cle. It is at this point that the only solu­tion to regrow­ing hair is hav­ing a hair transplant.

If you have been suf­fer­ing from Trac­tion Alope­cia for a num­ber of years you can still try regrow­ing the lost hair. You’ll never know if it is too late for your dam­aged hair fol­li­cles until you’ve made a con­certed effort to coax your dam­aged hair fol­li­cles into pro­duc­ing new hairs. Tri­chol­o­gist advise using hair stim­u­lants like minox­i­dil. Minox­i­dil is really a mild stim­u­lant that takes up to three or four months before you can even begin to see results. It is advised that users spar­ingly apply drops of minox­i­dil to their scalps twice a day. As soon as the drop is applied, it should be pat­ted into the scalp very gen­tly using a fin­ger to increase cov­er­age across the scalp. Minox­i­dil works by stim­u­lat­ing the hair fol­li­cle for two hours at a time, so using the drops twice a day stim­u­lates the fol­li­cle for four hours every­day pro­vided you use it twice a day and reli­giously as your tri­chol­o­gist recommends.

What other options are there to stim­u­late your hair fol­li­cles so that if they can pro­duce new hairs in areas you’ve more or less ripped your own hair out? There are quite a few stim­u­lat­ing treat­ments that are excel­lent for increas­ing scalp cir­cu­la­tion and stim­u­lat­ing hair follicles.

Here’s a list of our favourite products

Crece Pelo Cap­il­lary Hair Growth Nat­ural Drop­per 4.25oz

This is part of the Crece Pelo (which lit­er­ally trans­lated to grow hair) range of prod­ucts which uses extracts from 15 plants to pro­mote hair growth. It is described by the man­u­fac­tur­ers as a crece pelo capillary hair growth dropperphy­tother­a­peu­tic treat­ment, which means uses the power of plants to pro­duce the desired results. This prod­uct is very effec­tive and is very pop­u­lar in the Caribbean and Latin Amer­i­can Com­mu­nity. At a price of $13 it is def­i­nitely worth try­ing. It may be best to use it along side other hair prod­ucts in the range, although it is not a must. Crece Pelo in the UK is dis­trib­uted by


Alter Ego Cren Ener­giz­ing Treat­ment Lotion

Alter Ego Cren Energizing Treatment Lotion Alter Ego is an Ital­ian brand and this Ener­giz­ing Treat­ment lotion uses horse­rad­ish and hydrolised soy pro­teins to increase cir­cu­la­tion in the scalp. Horse­rad­ish like cayenne pep­per and chilli are vasodila­tors and carry the amynopep­tidic com­plex sys­tem from the hydrolized soy pro­tein to their intended des­ti­na­tion, your hair follicles.




Rene Furterer RF 80 Strength­en­ing For­mula 12 piece

Rene Furterer RF 80 Strength­en­ing For­mula 12 piece is another plant based prod­uct that we absolutely love. It works by nour­ish­ing the hair fol­li­cle with a com­bi­na­tion of vit­a­mins and plant pep­tides to give it all the nour­ish­ment required to pro­duce healthy hair. A thor­ough review of Rene Furterer RF 80 can be found here.

Whichever option you decide to use, always remem­ber that your hair fol­li­cle has to be repaired before it can even begin to pro­duce new hairs. Be patient and give the treat­ment time to work, there is no such thing as an overnight mir­a­cle cure when it comes to treat­ing trac­tion alopecia.


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.

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.

Bhringaraj — a herbal alternative to minoxidil

Bhringaraj, known in the west as Eclipta alba or False daisy, is a trop­i­cal plant heav­ily used in both Indian Ayurvedic med­i­cine and tra­di­tional Chi­nese med­i­cine. Its use in treat­ing hair loss con­di­tions has aroused West­ern inter­est in recent years and some promis­ing clin­i­cal tri­als have revealed it to be a seri­ous option for those look­ing to treat hair loss.

Eclipta alba – what is it?

A small herb endemic to Asia and South­west­ern Amer­ica. It is a trop­i­cal plant that grows in areas of high mois­ture, grows to a height of 3 inches and has lance-shaped leaves.

Tra­di­tional uses

In India Bhringaraj oil (Eclipta alba) has tra­di­tion­ally be used to treat hair loss, but it is also used for its anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-bacterial action, as well as a liver and blood cleanser. It’s attrib­uted many health prop­er­ties, includ­ing the abil­ity to pre­vent cer­tain types of can­cer and cir­rho­sis of the liver.

The oil derived from the plant is said to have var­i­ous anti-aging prop­er­ties inside and out. Apart from treat­ing the vis­i­ble effects of aging, it’s also said to increase energy lev­els and treat fatigure.

Eclipta alba for hair loss

Used top­i­cally, eclipta alba has been shown to increase the rate of hair growth in rodents faster and bet­ter than a 2% con­cen­tra­tion of minox­i­dil. Sig­nif­i­cant

Bhringaraj oil

Bhringaraj (Eclipta alba) hair grown oil

results were mea­sured in two sep­a­rate clin­i­cal tri­als. The best results were achieved using a petro­leum ether extract of the plant but a methanol extrac­tion method was also effec­tive. These tests do seem to sup­port the tra­di­tional use of Eclipta alba / Bhringaraj as a hair loss tonic. The results were impres­sive – the methanol extracted Eclipta alba increased the hair count from 19 to 66, while the minox­i­dil 2% con­cen­tra­tion increased it from 43 to 73. The extract seemed to affect hair fol­li­cles that were in the tel­o­gen (dor­mant) phase and stim­u­late them to reen­ter the ana­gen phase – pro­duc­ing new hairs.

Fur­ther tests need to be con­ducted to deter­mine why some meth­ods of extrac­tions work bet­ter than oth­ers, but for now, Eclipta alba is a per­fectly safe hair loss treat­ment you can use at home.

To use Bhringaraj top­i­cally at home:

Mix Bhringaraj pow­der with oil (coconut or sesame oil are best), gen­tly warm it with­out boil­ing to release the herb’s prop­er­ties into the oil, cool down and bot­tle. Apply top­i­cally to the scalp while gen­tly mas­sag­ing it in.

You can also mix the dried pow­der with some ground up green gram (mung bean), mix with water or milk and apply to the hair. Leave it on for 10 min­utes before wash­ing off. Repeat once every three days.

Rogaine for treatment of traction alopecia

Rogaine, referred to as Regaine in the U.K., is a hair loss treat­ment prod­uct Topical treatment for traction alopecia - Rogaineavail­able in liq­uids or foams. It con­tains minox­i­dil, a proven treat­ment for hair loss.

The prod­uct is rec­om­mended by the FDA as a hair loss treat­ment, and is given to hair trans­plant patients as a post-surgical treat­ment by hair trans­plant clin­ics. Hair trans­plant clin­ics often have access to 10% con­cen­tra­tion solu­tions, not avail­able over the counter. You can buy 5% con­cen­tra­tion Rogaine over the counter eas­ily with­out prescription.

Although avail­able for women, the weaker 2% solu­tions have been found to be inef­fec­tive in the treat­ment of hair loss. The 2% con­cen­tra­tion prod­ucts for men have been dis­con­tin­ued. Nat­ural solu­tions like Eclipta alba (Bhringaraj) have been more effec­tive than the 2% solu­tion of minoxidil.

Rogaine has been found effec­tive in the treat­ment of trac­tion alope­cia – a con­di­tion where the hair loss is caused by con­stant pulling on the hair, usu­ally as a result of cer­tain hair­styles (weav­ing, corn­rows, tight pony­tails, etc.)

For the treat­ment to be effec­tive, the pulling must be stopped, so hair must be worn in non-harmful styles for the dura­tion of the treat­ment. It can often take a min­i­mum of four months for the treat­ment to show results, and it should be con­tin­ued for at least six months.

Minox­i­dil will stim­u­late the fol­li­cles to pro­duce new hairs, and the result will often be a rever­sal of the con­di­tion. Although trac­tion alope­cia can often heal itself nat­u­rally, using Rogaine can speed up the process and pro­duce more notice­able results, or help in more seri­ous cases.

How does Rogaine work?

Minox­i­dil works by increas­ing the sup­ply of blood to the hair fol­li­cles, stim­u­lat­ing them to grow the hair. It also strength­ens exist­ing hairs, although it won’t pro­tect them from the results of pulling too much on hair and tight hair­styles. There­fore, it’s impor­tant to stick with softer styles even if you’re using Rogaine.

Rogaine side effects

Like all med­i­cines, Rogaine is not free of side effects. The most wor­ry­ing one for women is often the fact that after two to three weeks of treat­ment, hair seems to actu­ally fall out at a faster pace. This is the result of the hair fol­li­cles enter­ing the growth cycle, which can speed up the shed­ding of old hairs. This side effect is tem­po­rary and should not be a cause for worry. It means that the treat­ment is working.

Peach fuzz” is another side effect, and the newly grown hair can often appear soft, fine and downy, rather than thick and pro­nounced. This is lso tem­po­rary, and the hair should soon become the same as your nor­mal hair. The peach fuzz effect itself will dis­ap­pear com­pletely when treat­ment is stopped.

Other side effects of Rogaine include scalp irri­ta­tion and red­ness, although these are greatly reduced when using the foam version.

Other infor­ma­tion

It’s impor­tant to thor­oughly clean your hands before and after each appli­ca­tion of Rogaine. The prod­uct pro­duces top­i­cal results – only in the area of application.

Using Rogaine will not pro­tect the hairs from future abuse. The prob­lem may still return if you con­tinue to wear your hairs in styles that cause pulling or tug­ging or return to such hair­styles after the treat­ment has finished.