Diet and Nutrition

Tea Tree Oil and Hair

Tea Tree Oil and HairTea tree oil is good for a lot of things from pimples to dry skin… but is it good for your hair? Sometimes it’s nice to be able to answer questions with a resounding, “Yes!”

That said, tea tree oil is not for everyone. The smell is strong, and some people find it unpleasant. It is poisonous if ingested – so you need to be careful to keep it out of your mouth and out of reach for children.

That said, there are a lot of good ways to use tea tree oil on your hair.

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Saw Palmetto and Hair Loss

Saw Palmetto and Hair LossThere are many treatments available in today’s battle against hair loss, and for the average person, it can be a lot to keep track of – topical medications, high-tech solutions ranging from platelet-rich plasma therapy to robotic hair transplant, and a bewildering array of dietary supplements. In order to clear things up a bit, let’s take a look at one of those hair regrowth treatments, the herbal supplement known as saw palmetto.

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Is It Possible to Delay Hair From Turning Gray?

Is it possible to delay hair from turning gray?Some men and women look great with gray hair. In fact, it’s been trendy for the last several years to have a full head of gray hair.

But what if you have just a few and feel like they just make you look old? Is it possible to delay the appearance of gray hair or even reverse it once it starts happening? Maybe… if you’re a mouse.

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Omega-3 Supplements and Hair Loss

Omega-3 Supplements and Hair LossOmega-3 are nutrients you typically get from a balanced diet. In food, you can find them in oily, fatty fish like salmon and tuna. If you don’t like the taste of fish, there are supplements available. Talk to your doctor before beginning any kind of supplement routine.

Studies suggest that omega-3 supplements are beneficial for a number of conditions to maintain or improve health – though some studies also indicate no benefits from taking them, so it’s not settled science. For advocates of omega-3 supplements, the benefits cited include decreasing the risk of cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, arrhythmia, atherosclerosis, stroke, high blood pressure, blood clots, and more.

It has been suggested (in a small number of studies) that these fish oil supplements may also provide essential proteins and nutrients for healthy hair and skin, prevent follicle inflammation that can lead to hair loss, and may trigger hair growth by promoting circulation throughout the scalp.

Does Omega-3 Help With Hair Loss?

Omega-3 has been known to reduce levels of triglycerides and help relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. It’s also said that people who eat seafood one to four times a week are less likely to die of heart disease than those who do not.

There have only been a few studies looking into possible effects between omega-3 and hair loss. Some people claim a topical application of fish oil applied to the hair can improve hair health (as well as its luster and shine). Though, if you decide to apply fish oil directly to your head, please be aware the oil may have a fishy odor that might be unwelcome to you or those around you.

There are not many studies focusing on fish oil for hair thickness, but a few have shown some increased hair growth and reduced hair loss in women taking omega-3 supplements.

Does Omega-3 Block DHT?

Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a sex hormone that contributes to the development of “male” sex characteristics – like body hair growth and the maturation of the genitals. Beyond puberty, DHT benefits your body by contributing to your muscle mass and general sexual health.

However, too much or too little DHT in your body can have negative effects. Too much can lead to an enlarged prostate, coronary heart disease, slow healing of your skin after an injury, or prostate cancer. Low DHT during puberty can delay its onset and, in adult men, low DHT may cause changes in fat distribution or increased risk of prostate tumors.

High levels of sex hormones like DHT have the potential to shrink hair follicles and shorten the hair growth cycle, causing hair to grow looking more brittle and thinner than is typical. While the research is limited, there appears to be a link between omega-3 and DHT. Though the American Academy of Dermatology does not yet recommend it as a treatment for hair loss until more research confirms the findings.

Can Omega-3 Cure Baldness?

There is a 2018 study that showed omega-3 hair benefits in mice. The scientists treated isolated rat whisker follicles and treated them with fish oil containing omega-3 fatty acids. After two weeks, the treated hair follicles were longer than those that were not treated. So, while more research needs to be conducted… it appears there may be some link involving omega-3 fish oil for hair thickness and growth improvements.

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Can Polysorbate 80 Help Stop Hair Loss

Can Polysorbate 80 help stop hair loss?There are always new breakthroughs where science is concerned. Each claim of one should be thoroughly examined to determine both its practical functionality and also whether it is safe to use. Today we are going to look at Polysorbate 80 and its potential usefulness in combating alopecia (hair loss).

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Castor Oil And Hair Loss

Castor oil and hair lossWhether we think we’re starting to suffer from hair thinning or not, many of us are conscious about how we handle our hair. We try to consider how often we wash our hair, the kind of shampoo we use when we do – as well as other hair products – and how they will affect our overall hair health. Other factors like our stress levels and diet are on our minds too when it comes to not just our hair health but the health of our skin.

That’s where products like castor oil come in. Castor oil is mainly known as an over-the-counter laxative. It may sound strange after reading that, but this oil is also used to promote skin health by fighting off things like fungal infections and dermatitis. Knowing that castor oil can promote skin health, could it also be used to promote hair health by improving scalp health?

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Reishi Mushrooms and Hair Growth

reishi mushrooms and hair growthReishi mushroom [ganoderma lucidum] has long been used in Eastern medicine to boost the immune system, increase stamina, lower cholesterol, and treat urinary disorders. Now, thanks to the internet’s broad reach, this kidney-shaped fungus is becoming a popular Western nutritional supplement – with the additional claim that it may also help your hair grow.

But do mushrooms really promote hair growth? If so, how do mushroom-based products work and are they safe?

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Rosemary Oil And Hair Growth

Rosemary Oil & Hair GrowthHair thinning or loss is an inevitable part of just about everyone’s life. Before considering surgical options for hair restoration (or even the stronger medicated creams and lotions), many people are curious about what natural remedies are available to try first. One of those natural remedies that people talk about is rosemary oil.

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9 Foods For Healthier Hair

9 Foods for healthier hairWhat we put into our bodies affects our whole bodies, no matter how small. What we eat, what we drink, the medicine we take, creams and lotions we apply, and even how much sunlight we expose ourselves to can have a major impact on our bodies. If we are not giving our bodies what they need, we can damage our digestive tract, teeth, skin, nails, and yes, even our hair.

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Benefits Of Aloe Vera For Your Hair And Scalp

Benefits of aloe vera for your hair and scalp.Aloe vera is a plant that’s been used for medicinal purposes since ancient times. Some of these benefits include promoting healthy skin, reducing wrinkles, having antioxidant and antibacterial properties that can help accelerate healing wounds, working well as a mouthwash that fights gingivitis, and even having some laxative properties that can ease constipation.

Because of the benefits that aloe vera has shown over and over again with boosting skin health – including not just accelerated healing but also managing the pain and discomfort of sunburn, bug bites, and more – it does stand to reason that aloe vera may also benefit our hair. After all, it does grow out of our skin. So, does aloe vera have hair benefits?

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