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African, Caucasian, Asian Hair

Every person’s hair is different and just like everyone’s finger print, our hair is unique.

African, Caucasian and Asian hair are generally of different shape because their keratin proteins, cuticle and root orientations are different as the hair comes out of the scalp. NaturHeals' 3 core natural product lines are optimized to be most effective for each of these three ethnicities: African hair (A), Caucasian hair (C), and Asian hair (As).

We have started with products for African hair because the most need is here however NaturHeals' R-Complex Serum has proven to be effective for both African and Caucasian hair (AfC). Other products for Caucasian hair will be launched within a few months and soon thereafter we will focus on the Asian hair product formulation. We will also add creams, rinses, and other products as needed in each category.

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Hair Loss Causes – Pathological

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Alopecia

The real hair loss of pathological origin is called alopecia.

Alopecia can be genetic or caused by male hormones. When hair loss is hereditary, it is called androgenic alopecia. Follicles inherit a particular sensitivity to the action of testosterone coupled to that of the 5 a-reductase and producing DHT (Dihydrotestosterone). Consequences are a disruption and acceleration cycle of the follicle affected, which will eventually weaken. The hair regrowth which is becoming thinner and will eventually disappear completely. But this large hair loss may also draw its origin in hormonal factors.

When it is caused under the influence of male hormones called androgenic, the alopecia is called androgenic. In fact, during our life, hormones fluctuate and they can influence the health of hair. These hormonal disturbances often occur with menopause, after childbirth, in the case of a thyroid disorder, and again after taking a contraceptive or substitutive therapy or other source of stress, which can cause an abrupt decrease of female hormones and a dominance of male hormones called androgens. However, it is important to emphasize that it is not necessary for hormone production changes to trigger alopecia, because it can also be an inherited hypersensitivity of the follicle, in such case one speaks of hyperandrogenic alopecia which is a disorder affecting about 70% of men.

In these cases, hair loss typically exceeds 50 to 100 hairs per day. It happens that there is less than 50 to 100 hair lost per day, but with a change in the volume of the hair or a change of hairline, causing the scalp to become more sparse or visible in places.

Finally, do not wait to be bald, but maintain your hair regularly with appropriate care, with Pacôme's NaturHeals products.

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Chemotherapy or Other Drug Treatments

Chemotherapy is made to fight cancer and it works by killing all dividing cells to prevent the proliferation of cancer-causing cells. However, she does not distinguish between a healthy cell and a malignant cell. It results in temporary hair loss when the hair stem cells are also attacked, causing the fall.

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Genetics

It concerns 80% of women and is the result of an unfortunate association between an excess of male hormones that form at the hairline and genetic predisposition. These hormones deplete the hair and cause his downfall.

Hormonal Imbalances

Hormonal Imbalances

Resulting from pregnancy, following childbirth, during menopause, or in case of thyroid problems or slowing of pituitary function. Indeed, in hypothyroidism, there is an accumulation of fat and waste in the body. This oxidative stress disrupts the rhythm of the hair cycle and accelerates its final phase, the telogen phase, that is to say the death of the hair. The anagen phase, corresponding to its lifetime, is itself slowed. This results in hair loss and a slowdown in growth.

Diagnostic

 

Pacôme's hair analysis is a method for hair loss screening and prevention.

It allows for a Present State analysis of your hair bulb, by checking:

  • The multiple causes of hair loss that affect you.
  • The characteristics of your hair structure.
  • The state of your hair bulb.
  • The growth of your hair.
  • The different phases of the hair cycle.
  • The causes of abnormal hair loss.
  • The excess sebum.
  • Potential oxidation.
  • The lack or excess of cholesterol.
  • The deposits of dehydrotestosterone hormone.
  • Blood circulation to your scalp.
  • For traces of the mineral nutrients of iron, cobalt, zinc, manganese, iodine and selenium.
  • The shortage or imbalance of iron.
  • The deterioration caused by the use of unsuitable products.
  • Congestion or inflammation of your scalp.
  • The entire bacterial life of the scalp (bacteria, fungi, parasites, yeasts, etc.
  • The location of the bacterial life (scalp's surface, hair bulb, hair cortex, hair follicle, etc.)

A microscopic analysis of your hair every few months allows for a regular assessment of the evolution of your hair's health, which is a very relevant indicator of your health in general. Our results are correlated not only to chronological influence of various health problems, but also to physical or emotional stress experienced.

In addition, hair analysis is a method for determining the levels of minerals and toxic metals in the body.

 

 

 

Hair Loss Causes – Physiological

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Diet

It is well established that a well-balanced diet is essential for the health of your hair. It is recommended to eat fiber and protein each day. To get a good hair growth and healthy hair, the hair needs 60 grams of protein per day. Proteins processed through the intestinal flora's amino acids help cell renewal.
Indeed, some amino acids are transformed at the hypo-dermis level into cells grouped around the hair papilla, which together contribute to hair growth. Meat and some animal foods are rich in protein. For vegetarians, it is recommended to eat plants like soybeans, dry beans or almonds.

We also note the action of vitamins and minerals, considering that some nutrients assist hair in maintaining their vitality and restrain their fall. The B vitamins are essential for blood circulation to the roots of the hair. In addition to vitamin B3, the hair needs vitamins B5 and B6 which ensures good hair
growth and modulates the production of keratin and sebum. B9 vitamins are important for cell reproduction, while the B12 vitamins are essential for the synthesis of DNA and RNA. They are present in beer yeast, dried peas and lentils, dried fruits and winter vegetables, but also in rice, mushrooms, fruits, seeds etc. We also note the importance of vitamin A and vitamin E, which are major antioxidants.

Among the trace elements which are capable of modulating the hair cycle, there are:
• Iron, important for nutrition and oxygenation of the hair roots. Iron deficiency leads to hair loss, which tarnish and become thinner before falling.
• Copper contributes to the good pigmentation of the skin and hair. Present in most cells of the body, this trace element contributes to the production of melanin which is responsible for the pigmentation of the skin, hair and eyes. Copper also balances the thyroid gland which can be the cause of numerous abnormal hair loss. Copper contributes to good hair growth. Finally, it inhibit dihydrostérone (DHT), the hormone that causes alopecia.
• Zinc plays a central role in hair growth through the development and reproduction of cells. As an antioxidant, zinc is involved in the prevention of toxic effects of free radicals who cause aging of the skin.
• Magnesium and calcium, because magnesium influences our calcium concentration, this trace element is essential for the proper growth of hair and their good health.

Emotional Stress

Emotional Shock or Stress

Stress is defined as an increase in pressure in a situation that a person can not control, which usually results in disproportionate or inappropriate reactions. In addition to its psychological effect, stress also modulates the release of hormones. Indeed, if you are under stress, your brain will send a message to the pituitary gland which will cause a reaction of the adrenal glands. These in-turn will produce hormones, such as adrenal androgens or cortisol. Then a chain reaction occurs such as the gradual shrinkage of hair follicles and blood vessels as the stress continues and makes the hair thinner and more fragile. They then end up falling. It is important to know that hair loss caused by stress concerns mainly people who have inherited the genes of androgenetic alopecia. Stress also produces dandruff and severe irritation of the scalp.

Chemicals

Much has been written about the negative effects of chemicals found in the large majority of shampoos and the active ingredients found in cosmetics are not all beautiful. Including the such as dyes PPhenylenediamine, the dyes identified by CI followed by 5 numbers, Cocamide DEA and Lauramide DEA, Phtatalate dibutyl, the DMDM HYDANTOIN, diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea, METHENAMINE and Quarternium-15, the paraben or chloride (chlorid), the perfume, the PEG (polyethylene glycol), petrolatum, productswith names ending with siloxane, or CONE, sodium laureth sulfate, and the aggressive triclosan. According to a study conducted in the United States, among some 82,000 ingredients used in personal care products one ingredient in eight is an industrial chemical. They therefore include certain carcinogenic elements, pesticides, toxins affecting the reproductive, endocrine disruptors, plasticizers, degreasers and surfactants.

Women's Voices For The Earth has published a Fact Sheet abut Toxic Chemicals in Salon Products http://www.womensvoices.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Ingredients-to-Avoid-in-Salon-Products_workers.pdf

The Breast Cancer Fund has launched The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics to educate millions of people about the problem of toxic chemicals in cosmetics; www.safecosmetics.org.

All NaturHeals products are 100% natural, they are free of sulfate, silicone, parabens or chloride. They are bio-degradable and respect our natural environment.

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Extensions, Braids and Straightening

Hair loss due to extensions depends on several parameters: the first is the extensions installation method, some tend to refine the fiber, it is recommended to use natural rather than synthetic extensions as synthetics are very delicate. In addition, hair loss are frequent for fine hair so making them more fragile with extensions only aggravates the problem. Hair loss also occurs in the case of extensions secured too close to the scalp, a poor quality Keratin, too heavy extensions and finally during their withdrawal, or if they are worn for a long period of time.

Therefore, it is better to take stock of your hair's condition. We will be happy to count you among those who are satisfied with their hair's Microscopic Analysis and the diagnosis of our laboratory. Among the causes of hair loss due to braids, we will mention the wrong choice of braider, too tight
braids, braiding brittled hair, a completely dehydrated hair shaft and a dirty scalp. In the end I would to add inappropriate head movements during sleep and pillowcases made of material that absorb water from hair.

Smoking

Besides making our hair gray and giving them a bad smell, tobacco can also be responsible for hair loss by oxidative stress responsible for the production of inflammatory cytokines. These hormones damage the hair follicle which weakens the hair that falls earlier than expected.

Loud Music

Research scientists found that the volume is not only a danger to the ears, it also would be dangerous for the hair. On average, 15% of Americans are victims of hair loss due to excessive noise exposure. The sound would cause vibrations in the eardrum, which then propagates to the brain area responsible for hair growth. Scientists believe That beyond 85 decibels, the sound may cause destruction of hair cells.

Seasonal Changes

Like with the plants, seasonal changes induce increased hormonal secretion which modulates hair growth. These changes typically result in an accelerated growth in spring and summer. In autumn this hair losses are 2-4 times higher than those observed during the rest of the year. After 4-6 weeks, usually normal hair loss falls into place. However, in case of a person already subjected to hair loss, because of this annual seasonal increase, it is recommended to start a treatment before this period.