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*Taking care of your hair*Shampoo & Ingredients for a healthier hair

Updated on January 27, 2016

Tea Tree Oil and Plant

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Taking care of your hair *Shampoo and massaging*

Hello and welcome back, well the reason you are reading this article right now is you are trying to figure you ways in order to improve you hair for so many reasons. Is you hair thinning? Does it lack that shine that you always wanted? Is it too dry? Have you ever wondered if there are certain ways you can have all of those, a good quality hair that shines.

There are certain things I'm going to talk about here which may help you. The first thing is avoiding heat. Among other things such as Anemia, General anesthetics, Thyroid disease which can cause hair loss, heat is one of the major things that causes hair loss or your hair to start thinning easily. Very high heat from blow dryers and the like can lead to breakage, making the hair more prone to falling out. The hair is very sensitive, it is recommended that you instead air dry your hair and do not brush it when it's wet.

And that is the next thing that I wanted to point out, choosing the right kind of brush for your hair is really important. When your hair is wet or your are in the shower, do not brush your hair due to the fact that you will be pulling out even the healthy hair along with it. The simple way is to just run your fingers through your hair when it's wet. Bamboo made hair brushes are recommended and are great for scalp massaging too.

Next thing is do you ever find yourself constantly pulling your hair back in a tight bun or a really high ponytail? Do you wear tight braids or extensions? Well over time, these styles damage the hair follicles, a condition known as traction alopecia and traction alopecia could cause permanent hair loss. The hair braids should be lose and tied with a fabric hair band, never use rubber hair ties.

The next and most important topic of them all is a healthy diet. When you have a good diet and maintain a good weight, it's not only good for the body and muscle growth but also for your hair. Your hair needs the same well diet that provides all the recommended vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients needed for good health in the rest of your body. A typical person's scalp has around 120,000 strands of hair, and they shed about 50 to 100 strands of them each day. Most people don't even notice that small amount.

There are certain foods like fish, for example salmon or sardines that are packed with healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Your body can't make these healthy fats, so you have to get them from food or supplements from the store. They help protect you from disease, but your body also needs them to grow hair and keep it shiny. Another one is Greek Yogurt which is full of Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) which helps to keep your hair from thinning. The next food for your hair is Spinach, this iron rich food help with the blood flow to the scalp and helps with brittle/dry hair. Kale is another healthy choice. If you are a fan of cereal make sure to make the right option of choosing the cereal that is rich in iron, but of course you can find these nutrients in Lentils, Soybean, Pasta and Beef. All of these can help with hair lose. When you don't get enough protein, hair growth goes through a "resting" period. Since it stops and older hairs fall out, you can have hair loss. Sweet potatoes is another healthy food that is filled with antioxidants called beta carotene. Your body turns beta carotene into vitamin A. That helps protect against dry, dull hair and good for your eyes. Your protein and iron bases are covered when you eat eggs. They're rich in a B vitamin called biotin that helps hair grow. Biotin also helps strengthen brittle fingernails.

Now let's talk about the Tea Tree Oil and it's benefits. First of all I must say that this could work differently on some people *If you have any known allergies to this product DO NOT USE* Alright so let's get into it.

Tea tree oil has many natural properties like anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-infection that helps to deal with certain hair related problems very effectively. Tea tree oil is able to unblock the hair follicles, helps to boost up the immune system to be able to fight against the infections that lead to hair loss and it prevents the head lice and dandruffs.Tea tree oil helps to remove the dead cells to get rid of the fungi and bacteria to prevent the clogged follicles or scalp conditions and promotes the hair growth. Scalp massage with tea tree oil will help to stimulate blood flow and reduce the inflammation in the follicular cells that in turn helps to enhance hair growth. To enhance the effect of it you can mix a little bit of Eucalyptus Oil with it and massage it to your scalp for 3-4min and leave on hair for 20-30min and then take a shower. (Make sure if you use conditioner do not use it on top of your scalp but just to apply it to the ends of your hair.)

Another remedy for your hair growth and healthier hair is using Henna. It is popularly known as Mehndi, this product (powder) is a hair coloring dimension from hundreds of years. It is a symbol of modern fashion to many women and men lately, in India mostly it is used to decorate the hands and feet of the bride or used in many ceremonies and parties. There are many benefits of using henna for a healthy hair and it's best known for it's hair growth properties. It's always been a bit difficult to color your hair with chemical products due to it's possibility of getting skin problems and itching or a bad rash. With the use of Henna it will prevent dandruff and scalp itching and acts as a good conditioner for your hair and helps to grow your hair. Henna has been known for it's good source of coloring (and color that stays) and of course the people who wanted to get rid of their gray hair they will use this to give it that rich color, and also for people who are allergic to chemical cremes.

  • It repairs the damaged hair strands and restores the pH balance of the scalp.
  • It is an amazing conditioner for hair that protects the hair strands by building a protective layer and locking the nutrients and moisture.
  • Henna prevents you from brittle hair, split ends, and hair fall.

There are different types of colors such as:

  • Burgundy
  • Brown
  • Copper
  • Apple Red
  • Light Brown
  • Dark Brown
  • Black
  • Wine Red
  • Mahogany
  • Chestnut

You can mix any of the colors of Henna with different kinds of things such as

  • Eucalyptus Oil
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Cloves
  • Olive Oil
  • Almond Oil
  • Tea Tree Oil

You can also mix the Henna with a combination of Cloves and Olive oil (half tspn of cloves and 3-5 drops of olive oil to act as a conditioner) or any combination of the ingredients listed above.

If you have any allergic reactions to Tea Tree oil or if your suspect that you do, please do not use. For any other medical reasons talk with your MD or PCP for more information.

Thanks, M



Tea Tree Shampoo

Nature's Gate Tea Tree Shampoo
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      Mahsa S 22 months ago

      I would suggest Tea Tree since it gives you deep cleanse on the scalp

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      natalie joseph 22 months ago

      i should change shampoos..deciding wether to or not

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      Mahsa S 22 months ago

      Great shampoo to try

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      Margaret 22 months ago

      I should actually try this shampoo because my hair has been really dry recently

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      Anonymous 22 months ago

      I think tea tree oil is also good for the skin

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      Mahsa S 22 months ago

      thank you very much megan for your support, hope that the shampoo works for you :)

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      Megan 22 months ago

      Thanx, I'm going to get this shampoo

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      Mahsa S 22 months ago

      you are welcome

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      BT 22 months ago

      Thanks this is a great hub!

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      Ivina 22 months ago

      Im considering changing my shampoo

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      Mahsa S 22 months ago

      Yes there is a conditioner for this shampoo and it's from the same brand as well.

      http://www.amazon.com/Natures-Gate-Conditioner-Irr...

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      toryd 22 months ago

      does this have a conditioner also ?

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      Mahsa S 22 months ago

      Jackie, so there are many reasons why we do get dandruffs, one of them is dry and irritated scalp or also it could be that you are sensitive to hair care products

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      Jackie 22 months ago

      Why do we even get dandruffs or dry hair. I always take care of mine

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      Mahsa S 22 months ago

      Yes the shampoo is GMO free there are no added chemicals to this product. They are usually sold in Sprouts or The Vitamin Cottage.

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      Frans 22 months ago

      Hi, I wanted to know if this product is GMO free? Or could that be impossible? I went to walmart and wanted to find it but couldn't

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      Gabrielle 22 months ago

      this is a good hub, thanks, can you use other things like eucalyptus oil?

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      Mahsa S 22 months ago

      Hello ladies...So this shampoo is really good and I recommend it for those who have dry scalp, due to the tea tree oil inside it. Also to Ruslan: I'm probably sure its sold in Europe but you would have to double check on that.

      Thank you everyone!

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      Annamarie 22 months ago

      I like this hub, thanks for the info

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      Ruslan 22 months ago

      Is this shampoo sold in Europe? I can tell it's a good one... I have problems with my hair and I'm looking for a good shampoo to use.

      Thanks for the hub

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      Kate 22 months ago

      I should start using this shampoo, seems really good. Where can you find this?

      I get dandruffs and a dry scalp, is it good for that?

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      Hellen 22 months ago

      I use the pantane shampoo, but everytime I use it, my hair feels a bit dry, maybe I should try this one

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      Susan stamm 23 months ago

      I also use natures gate, very pleased you recommended it.