August is National Hair Loss Month, an event that aims to raise awareness around the causes and solutions to a condition that affects millions of people each year. According to research, 70 per cent of women over the age of 70 experience female-pattern baldness, while male patterned baldness affects around half of all men by the age of 50, typically starting in the late twenties to early thirties.
The knowledge of trichology (science related to hair) is poorly understood whilst problems related to hair including receding hairline, postmenopausal thinning and other hair disorders remain a major concern to all adults. We know that the psychological impact of losing one’s hair can be enormous as this can be seen as a symptom of lost youth or looking unattractive whereas healthy hair and scalp gives confidence.
Hair loss can be the result of a number of lifestyle factors, ranging from diet to stress
According to Ravi Bhanot, Research Pharmacist and Alternative Health Practitioner and also co-founder of The Ayurveda Institute of Europe, has researched centuries old theories as well as new western research in bringing a new holistic approach to keeping our hair for longer. There is increasing evidence that complementary and alternative medicine play an important role in the management of many conditions and its use has remarkably increased in the UK over the last 20 years
The publication by Ravi Bhanot “Hair today… Gone Hair tomorrow!” is timely and supports the concept of integrated medicine. The integrated medicine focuses on the whole person including lifestyle and diet and looks after the mental, emotional, and spiritual health along with treating the physical symptoms. This exclusive piece of work not only provides in-depth knowledge about hair and the loss of it but also provides a unique approach to keeping hair healthy for longer by applying both ayurvedic and western science along with dietary advice and Nutrigro® hair products.
“Your body views hair as non-essential to survival, so it is the first thing to take a hit when your general health, lifestyle and or diet is not up to scratch,”
What are the different types of hair loss?
There are many types of hair loss or alopecia and they affect men, women, and children. Male baldness is by far the most common with over 90% cases being these. The problem has become more significant in women too. Hair loss can have several causes and underlying reasons. The types of baldness/hair thinning or hair loss are: (identify yours)
1. Male Pattern Baldness (Alopecia Androgentica) 2. Alopecia Areata- loss of hair in some areas only
3. Alopecia Totalis & Universalis 4. Traction Alopecia
5. Diffuse Alopecia 6. Cicatricial Alopecia
7. Alopecia Senilis 8. Alopecia Adnata
9. Alopecia Follicularis 10. Alopecia Neurotica
One of the most common types of hair loss in men and women is androgenic alopecia or reduced hair volume. “This is a slow, gradual and progressive reduction in hair density where hair follicles become smaller, and hairs become finer with each hair growth cycle,” she says, adding it is often simply down to genes.
It is seen in males and females of all ages and races although younger people are more affected. Although this type of hair loss is seen more on the scalp, it can occur in other parts of the body. Onset most often begins in childhood. It can be psychologically devastating. It is not life-threatening though. In Alopecia Areata the hair follicles grow so slowly that the hair is not seen above the scalp. The follicles can grow again with the right nurturing
Coolherbals highly recommends paraben-free shampoos and conditioner from its world-renowned Nutrigro Range of Hair products
Use the 3 products together for healthy hair and healthy follicles.
The Coolherbals Nutrigro® Serum, Shampoo and Conditioner Set contains:
- Coolherbals Nutrigro Serum
- Coolherbals Nutrigro Shampoo
- Coolherbals Nutrigro Conditioner
Nutrigro Serum is designed to be used daily on the scalp. Scientifically formulated, it contains botanical complexes, which keep the hair rigid and break resistant and help to clear the build-up of dead cells around the follicles allowing the growth of existing hair. The formulation is rich in vitamins and minerals to help maintain the growth of existing hair.
The sugar beet Betaine in the Serum is believed to improve the production of collagen making the hair bulb stronger. Betaine also increases the production of energy molecules. The extra energy helps the hair function better during the growth (Anagen) phase of the hair.
The Fruit extracts help clear dead cells around the follicles. The acidic nature of the fruits makes the perfect environment to keep the hair proteins rigid and breakage resistant.
Visnadine present in the botanical Visnaga, in the Serum, helps increase the skin temperature slightly. This increases the microcirculation to the hair roots. This gives the best conditions for healthy hair growth as it allows oxygen and nutrient delivery to the root of the hair.
Directions: Massage a small amount of Nutrigro® Serum into the scalp daily. If hair is breaking whilst combing or brushing apply a small amount of the Nutrigro® Serum from roots to ends daily.
- contains essential nutrients
- helps maintain a healthy scalp
- nourishes and protects hair
- contains natural botanicals
- SLS & harsh chemical-free
Nutrigro Hair Thinning Shampoo contains essential nutrients to help maintain a healthy scalp and existing hair growth. Nourishes and protects leaving hair looking and feeling thicker, beautifully clean and healthy.
Hair is 97% keratin, a protein. Nutrigro shampoo has phytokeratin in it – the building block of hair. Phytokeratin binds the three amino acids naturally present in sebum and in the hair to keep the hair moist, supple and strong. Phytokeratin has low molecular weight and can penetrate into hair improving its healthy appearance and adding moisture. It does not coat hair in the same way as other proteins. It leaves hair shining and sparkling.
The Tea Tree Oil, Sage and Lavender help unblock clogged hair follicles, moisturizes the hair and helps combat fungal and bacterial problems- sometimes a cause for blocked pores. Panthenol – a pro-vitamin, improves the manageability and shine to the hair.
Fenugreek has been traditionally used in India to strengthen hair. It is believed to increase blood flow and hence nutrients to the scalp.
The Shampoo base does not contain the harsh Lauryl Sulphates found in the majority of commercial shampoos. Some of the Lauryl Sulphates can cause irritation to the scalp.
- repairs and hydrates hair
- helps maintain healthy growth of existing hair
- leaves hair silky and soft
For best results, we recommend you take Nutrigro Capsules (Male, Female) & use Nutrigro Serum & Conditioner in conjunction with this shampoo.
Nutrigro Conditioner repairs, hydrates and helps maintain healthy growth of existing hair. It contains Fenugreek which has been traditionally used for healthy hair.
Fenugreek is a rich source of minerals. This helps dry lifeless hair and scalp. It also helps increase blood circulation to the scalp- helping bring in essential nutrients to the scalp.
- contains pure plant proteins
- thickens and strengthens hair
- adds volume to the hair
- improves hair’s overall appearance
For best results, we recommend you take Nutrigro Capsules (Male, Female) & use Nutrigro Serum & Shampoo in conjunction with this conditioner.
Contains Anti – Viral & Anti – Bacterial Properties. Helps to maintain hair during hair loss or hair thinning. Natural alternative. Use Daily for maximum effect
What can cause hair loss?
One of the most common causes includes a lack of protein and complex carbohydrates and calories in your diet, crash dieting, vitamin D, B12, iron or zinc deficiency, stress, a shift in hormones (particularly around the menopause) and pregnancy with postpartum hair loss.
Aside from these causes, stress is also a major factor when it comes to hair loss, as it can increase androgen (male hormone) levels. As your scalp tries to regulate male hormone levels, hair follicles become more sensitive, which often results in hair loss. Stress can also impact how your body absorbs nutrients. This, alongside skipping meals or eating foods with little nutritional value, can cause a nutrient deficiency, a common cause of hair loss.
Stress hormones can also disrupt the skin’s barrier function, and trigger skin irritation and inflammation. Therefore, you may find that your scalp gets itchy, flaky and overly sensitive and greasy when you are going through a stressful period.
What lifestyle changes can you make?
It cannot be stressed enough, how important a healthy diet is to hair health: “As hair is a non-essential tissue, and hair cells are the second-fastest-growing cells your body makes, its nutritional requirements are very high. In fact, even a small deficiency can cause hair loss.”
For small changes you can make in your next trip to the supermarket, Ravi Bhanot, advises incorporating omega-3s, flaxseed and linseed into your diet. Also recommended are lentils, pulses, beans and oily fish along with exercising which is also important
Which products can help?
Nutrigro® Female Hair Food provides food to the hair and scalp. It is scientifically formulated with the Nutrigro® Complex containing vegetarian Marine protein, Fenugreek and Indian Gooseberry ( Amla), to help growth of existing hair & for healthy follicles.
Hair follicles like plant roots are live. These follicles need regular amounts of certain proteins, vitamins and minerals.
The Nutrigro® Female Food Capsules provide all these essential nutrients. For best results use Nutrigro® Products and the Nutrigro® Plan.
Certain vitamins, minerals and amino-acids are crucial to the metabolic pathways involved in keratin protein (hair) metabolism. Without the required nutrients, the hair growth process would slow down or stop, leading to a potential loss of hair and substantial degradation of hair health.
Nutrigro® Female Hair Food contains the Nutrigro Complex® an exclusive proprietary complex consisting of all the 22 amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals that make up hair.
How does it work?
Nutrigro® Female Hair Food Capsules contain the unique Nutrigro® Complex which contains 100 % vegetarian marine plant protein containing all the 22 amino acids. It has all the amino acids that makeup hair, which is important for the growth and strength of hair.
The Nutrigro® Female Hair Food Capsules provide all the food for people losing hair. It helps increase the duration of time hair remains in the Growth Phase and helps restore the Normal Hair Life Cycle.
Nutrigro® Female Hair Food Capsules also give other important nutrients including L-Lysine, a building block for all protein in the body including hair growth, a thicker hair shaft and to give fuller-looking hair, L-methionine, an amino acid (protein) that is involved in a number of biochemical reactions including hair growth. It also contains Indian Gooseberry (amla), Fenugreek, both mineral-rich botanicals that have been traditionally used for healthy hair as well as Iodine, Biotin, Selenium and Zinc which help in the maintenance of normal hair. Nutrigro® Female Hair Food capsules are delivered via the bloodstream to the hair root and scalp to promote the growth of existing hair.
Can you take Nutrigro with other medicines and vitamins?
Yes, you can as Nutrigro Capsules only contain regular daily recommended amounts of vitamins and minerals. They are only food supplements and they are free of drugs or hormones. If you do have any allergies or are on any medication it is wise to seek professional advice before taking Nutrigro Capsules.
Are there any side effects with Nutrigro capsules?
Nutrigro Capsules do not have any known side-effects when the recommended dosage is taken. In case of overdose seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist. Diabetics should consult their doctor before taking these capsules.
Nutrigro® capsules are manufactured and tested in Great Britain. They are 100% vegetarian and contain no additives or colourants.
There is no “one size fits all” approach to hair loss as your genetic profile, lifestyle and diet may be very different from a friend who is also experiencing hair loss. However, there are things that can help.
Protein is particularly essential as it is what your hair is made of, as hardly anyone eats enough protein – at least from a hair growth standpoint.
If you’re not getting enough nutrients with your diet, hair supplements can work as a buffer to aid hair growth. The use of supplements as a helping hand, as days when you are in a rush or don’t have time to eat a proper lunch of good nutritional value, can take a toll on your hair strands.
Nutrigro Scalp Roller Kit for Thinning Hair
The Nutrigro® Scalp Roller Treatment is an innovative therapy for hair loss and hair thinning. It consists of the Nutrigro® Scalp Roller and the Nutrigro® Serum. The Red LED Roller is a handheld device with 0.3mm needles which when rolled over the scalp stimulates the hair follicles as it allows greater penetration of the serum to the follicles. It encourages greater blood flow and nutrients to the scalp and increases collagen production to strengthen hair and hair follicles.
For best results, we recommend you take Nutrigro Capsules (Male, Female, Female+), Nutrigro Serum, Shampoo (Dry, Greasy, Normal), Conditioner and follow the Nutrigro Plan.
The Nutrigro® Scalp Roller works on the scalp to improve follicular strength and strengthening hair to restore normality.
- works about 5 times faster than normal Scalp rollers
• 633nm Red light accelerates the rate of cell growth
• penetrates the scalp to allow the Nutrigro® Serum to enrich the follicles
- encourages collagen to be formed
• helps stimulate hair re-growth
• encourages hair to regenerate
- encourages local blood circulation
• provides nutrients to the follicles
• small needles help in forming temporary channels allowing the Nutrigro® Serum to work