Today, more and more women find themselves being troubled by thinning hair. Women tend to experience hair loss less dramatically than men, as female hair loss is more diffuse (hair over a large region of their scalp rather than loss of hair in a specific area), but the effects are still devastating.

You may think constant styling, colouring or even ageing is contributing to your hair loss or thinning, but you’d be wrong. Yes, they may damage and dry out the hair, but hair loss or thinning is actually more to do with what you are using to wash your hair, combined with hormones, medications and poor scalp conditions.

Understanding Hair Growth

Human hair grows in three stages: the anagen phase, catagen phase, and the telogen phase. Some highly successful approaches to treating thinning hair is to naturally manipulate the amount of time hair cycles through each phase by providing specific nutrients, enzymes, and amino acids to hair follicles during specific phases to either protect the hair papilla (the hair’s root) or enhance the hair papilla’s mitotic (cell division) process.

Anagen Phase:

On average, about 85% of all hair on a woman’s head is in this “active growth” phase at one time. Hair that grows during this 4 – 6 month phase is thick, healthy, and will grow at an average rate of 0.5 inches per month.

Catagen Phase:

On average, about 5% of all hair on a woman’s head is in this “regression” phase where hair growth and cell division halt, the hair follicle shrinks, and the hair begins to separate from the follicle. This phase can last 3 – 5 weeks.

Telogen Phase:

On average, about 10% of all hair on a woman’s head is in this “resting” phase as the follicle recovers, and the old hair fiber grows out. Once the hair fiber has grown out, the follicle recovers and begins a new Anagen Phase as it begins to grow new hair. This phase can take 3 – 5 months.

Why Women Experience Hair Loss or Thinning

Some of the most common causes of female hair loss is caused by:

hormones (9%), medications (26%), and poor scalp conditions (65%).

  • An imbalance in hormone levels, sometimes caused by contraception or ageing, can facilitate heightened levels of testosterone which produces a hormone known as DHT which is responsible for the shrinking and gradual disappearance of affected hair follicles.
  • There are a shockingly large number of medications that cause a condition known as “telogen effluvium,” where hair is prematurely shifted into a resting stage where hair shedding will occur. Some other medical treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy, causes a premature shift to the anagen phase, but during this special case phase, there is no cell division to produce hair cells.
  • The condition of the scalp is also essential to healthy hair growth. In 65% of all women experiencing thinning hair, simply clarifying the scalp ceased and even reversed the thinning. This is by far the most overlooked problem of female hair thinning today. To be clear, follicles are easily invaded by bacteria, fungi or viruses (usually associated with styling products or heavy conditioners) and when they become infected causing inflammation. When inflammation occurs, it will cause the hair to fall out. When infection or inflammation persists, the hair follicle can be damaged and become permanently dormant.

Why Choose Organic Hair Products?

Organic hair products have a few advantages over their synthetic counterparts, beginning with fewer harsh chemicals. By replacing synthetic ingredients with essential oils and natural cleaning agents, you’ll decrease the risk of allergic reaction, irritation and serious environmental impact. When it comes to the consequences of using conventional shampoos, dandruff is just the tip of the iceberg—hair loss, eye irritation and the release of toxic chemicals like formaldehyde into the water system are real threats.

Since gentler plant-based, time-tested ingredients are used in place of uncertain chemicals, most organic shampoo and conditioner brands are also cruelty-free and many are vegan. Ultimately, choosing an organic hair care product shows your commitment to a wide variety of eco-friendly and socially responsible ideals.

Which product is right for me?

If you have thinning hair, or are experiencing hair loss, our Natural Elements Energising Shampoo & Body Wash offers a natural alternative to conventional shampoos, enriched with Peppermint & Cucumber, the actives work by stimulating hair follicles whilst cleansing the scalp and strengthening existing strands to minimise breakage.

Available in either 75ml or 250ml the dual blend formula is safe to use all over the hair and body, in the shower or bath, making it a must have product for men and women of all ages.

Why natural oils are better than creams?

Natural oils i.e. ones from plants, (not the petrochemical type) are a concentrated elixir of skin boosting vitamins including: A -Retinol, B1, B2, B5, B6, C, E – which holds on to Vitamin D from the sun. Also magnesium, copper, iron, amino acids sterols, pantothenic acid, lecithin and folic acid all of which vastly increase collagen in the skin… they are also rich in: Essential fatty acids (EFAs) and subsequently premature prevention ageing minerals like omegas, proteins and beta carotene, which slow ageing cells. Regeneration GLA (gamma linolenic acid), which helps to strengthen the collagen fibres.

Natural oils unlike creams, can penetrate into the lower layers of the skin making them the most effective anti-ageing there is in skincare, i.e. increasing collagen and slowing the major source of skin ageing ‘free radicals’ no matter what you read free radical damage is 90% of the overall ageing of cells, that’s why if you see someone who has used natural oils they have much younger looking skin. The interesting thing is introducing oils into your skincare routine can have a huge impact, even on already aged skin. Our oils contain all the ingredients necessary to provide these benefits.

Here are 10 surprising facts you may not know about plant oils:

  1. Oils have no added chemicals, unlike using a facial cream that needs the support of a strong preservative. Oils don’t need preservatives because harmful microbes will not grow in them. Oils are waterless.
  2. Oils are packed with antioxidants. Antioxidants are the first line of defence the body deploys to keep free radicals in check. Free radicals attack the cells and is the said to be a starting point for ailments like Alzheimer’s, Cancers, Arthritis and most of human’s DNA Chromosomes damage.
  3. Oils lock in moisture. Plant oils are rich in essential fatty acids (EFAs) which play a critical role in your skins appearance. Our bodies do not synthesis EFAs and therefore it’s important to obtain EFAs from our diet or by topical application.  EFAs serve multiple functions but importantly they lock in moisture and they improve the skin barrier function. Natural Oils are exceptionally nourishing because of their high levels of the EFA known as gamma-linolenic or Omega 6.
  4. Plant oils will regenerate damaged skin cells with Omega 3 & Omega 6. Their studies show natural oils are rich in the most important linoleic acid (Omega 3) and linolenic acid (Omega 6) incorporate deep into the epidermis to regenerate damaged cells.
  5. Omega 9 is found to be the ultimate wound healer when applied topically. It triggers responses at the wound sight to cause faster wound closure and also inhibits the production of nitric oxide, a known free radical. Rich sources of Omega 9 are found in plant seed oils.
  6. Omega 7 combats wrinkles and other symptoms of malnourished and ageing skin. Until recently Omega 7 shadowed behind the more researched Omega-3 and Omega-6. Now we understand how Omega 7 is important for the skins deep nourishment and metabolism. There are a host of benefits to the skin from Omega 7 like boosting collagen production; restoring youthful resilience and plumpness to ageing skin cells; and protecting against skin sun damage, toxins and environmental stress.
  7. Plant oils successfully fight skin infections as their antimicrobial properties protect against bacteria and fungi. Results support they can be used topically to cure skin diseases.
  8. Oils are necessary for the treatment of acne as patients with acne have been found to have inadequate levels of essential fatty acids in their skin. Topical application from botanical sources of Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids can dramatically improve their skin.
  9. Plant oils are rich in plant chemicals called Phytonutrients. There are thousands of natural chemicals found in plant oils like vitamin E, sterols, carotenoids and many others. Interestingly, vitamin E is found to provide a plausible role as a photo-protectant for the skin. While, phytosterols not only stopped the slow-down of collagen production that can be caused by the sun, they actually encouraged new collagen production.
  10. Plant oils are extremely complex in their active chemical composition. These natural plant oils, carefully and knowledgeable formulated together become a complete, active, powerhouse for your skin. They are your smartest choice on the market today — for you to use as your daily regenerating and anti-ageing / ageing well skincare.

Creams however, just sit on the surface and whilst they may make your skin feel supple, but as for putting any of the above into your skin, well they simply can’t. One of the misleading anti-ageing claims is the pro collagen / retinol / seaweed type products which often sit in bases or alongside petrol chemicals are beneficial, which is complete rubbish, beside not getting much further than the surface the petrochemicals cancel out any of the natural benefits.

Natural oils are the key part of our skincare range. they boost the protective hydrolipid film, which keeps skin supple and hydrated, they also contain Vitamins A, B1, B2, B5, B6, C, D, E. magnesium, copper, iron, amino acids sterols, pantothenic acid, lecithin, folic acid all of which vastly increase collagen in the skin. Vital oils, unlike creams, penetrate into the lower layers of the skin making them the most effective anti-ageing product…they are also rich in:  Essential fatty acids (EFAs) and minerals like Omegas, proteins and beta carotene, which slow ageing cells. Vitamin A – Retinol, which rejuvenates and nourishes the complexion and Vitamin E, which aids skin cell regeneration. GLA (gamma linolenic acid), which helps to strengthen the skin’s supporting collagen fibres and is also an excellent skin moisturiser (particularly for dry skin) Our oils provide a power house of anti ageing properties which are not found in other brands. Essential oils, bring order to cells and tissue, dispelling bacteria, infection and stimulating repair.

This is why our pure natural oils are a power house of protection, repair and restoration of ageing skin.

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