Yoga asanas that help with hair growth

As the world is celebrating International Yoga Day on the 21 June let us take a look at some of the amazing benefits this ancient practise has on your overall health and especially your hair.

Yoga is all about balancing your body and mind, by leading a healthy life, eating the right foods and exercising on a weekly basis. Hair loss and hair thinning are common problems and with the fear of becoming bald lurking on the corner of the mind, we are willing to try every solution offered to us as long as it has proven results. Yoga is one such options and can work perfectly as long as you adopt a healthy lifestyle and the correct diet.

Yoga poses that help with hair growth

1.Adho Mukha Svanasana

Downward facing dog pose or Adho Mukha Shvanasana is an asana that helps to stretch and strengthen back muscles, improves digestion, tones hands and feet and improves circulation. There is a reversal in the pull of gravity, so fresh blood flows will reach your scalp and hair sustaining the health of your locks.

2. Uttanasana

Uttanasana, Intense Forward-Bending Pose, Intense Stretch Pose or Standing Head to Knees Pose has some amazing effects on the body. It heals and rejuvenates. In this asana, the head is below the heart, allowing for blood circulation in the head instead of the feet, giving the cells a rush of energizing oxygen and helping the hair stay healthy.

3. Vajrasana

Vajrasana is a kneeling pose and, usually, breathing exercises like Pranayama, Kapalabhati, and Anulon Vilom are done sitting in this position, making the body stronger. This asana improves digestion eliminating toxins that will be otherwise harmful to the body.

Keep in mind: some basic yoga asanas, pranayamas and hand gestures, improve digestion, reduce stress while enhancing blood circulation to the scalp and improve oxygen consumption by the cells supplying necessary nutrients to the hair.

4. Sarvangasana

This particular asana helps to nourish the thyroid gland and helps in rushing the blood to your brain, which is a very good treatment for stopping hair fall. It is also one of the healing yoga exercises for neck pain.

5. Sasangasana

In order to perform this asana you need to touch your crown to the ground, which helps the blood to flow to the head. Proper blood circulation to the scalp means healthy and strong hair making sasangasana a beneficial yoga asana for hair growth.

Try Yoga Techniques for Preventing Hair Fall

Kapalbhati Pranayama

This is a powerful pranayama breathing exercise that helps the brain receive more oxygen promoting the functions of the nervous system and removing toxins from the body.

Anulom Vilom

Also called Naadi Shodhan Pranayama this simple breathing technique helps to keep the lungs healthy and fight the free radicals produced due to stress. It promotes proper circulation throughout the body helping with the growth of healthy hair by nourishing the scalp.

Remember: all forward bending asanas enhance blood circulation in the head region and help in maintaining scalp hygiene and good hair.

Hair Loss and the Hormonal Imbalance in Women

Hair Loss and the hormonal imbalance

Hair loss is widely spread and we all get affected by it at some point in our life. Normally the hair goes through 3 phases: the growth phase – an anagen phase of about 3 years that dictates the hair length, the catagen phase (the stagnation phase), lasting about 2-3 weeks and the last stage, the fall, known as telogenic phase, lasting for an average of 3 months. During all this time the hair is rising from the deep layers to the surface, so the hair strands that are programmed to fall are easily snapping off. Normally 10% of the hair is in this phase. When the percentage increases, we have an abnormal hair loss.

The hormonal imbalance. What to expect.

Hormones are one of the factors influencing the way our hair looks and behaves. This is why we lose hair after pregnancy, when suffering from a thyroid disease or when stopping the estrogen medication (eg, contraceptives). A particular type of hair loss that is located in the centre of the scalp, and not diffuse, is caused by the increase in the level of male hormones.

Oestrogen imbalance in women

New mothers. The decrease in oestrogen production after birth is quite common, but this phenomenon is often temporary, and hair growth can be stimulated by vitamin formulations prescribed by the doctor. So do not worry too much if your hair is falling after giving birth. Consult your GP and make sure you get the daily vitamins and minerals necessary for your body to cope with the changes you are getting trough.

Hair Loss and Vitamins For WomenMenopause. When the production of oestrogen is stopping – during the menopause – it creates a multitude of symptoms and disorders including hair loss. This phenomenon differs greatly from one woman to another, and any hormonal treatment that may not be well-dosed to prevent this shortcoming needs to be quickly remedied. In this case, you should check the treatment with your GP, adjusting the initial dose. In addition to hormonal treatment, your doctor can also prescribe a local lotion or vitamins to help with the hair loss.

Try the Nutrigro® Hair Food Plus Capsules. They help maintain healthy existing hair growth & follicular health for women over 35 years of age. The capsules are specifically designed for women that are approaching certain phases of life such as menopause or post-pregnancy where there is an imbalance in Oestrogen hormone.

Thyroid problems

A slowing down of the thyroid gland causes hair loss and hair thinning. Hair becomes very dry, losing its shine, breaking easily or having split ends. The good news is that this condition is not a permanent one. This shortcoming can be remedied by thyroid hormonal treatment. Make sure you have the correct

diagnose before taking any hormonal supplements and use as much as possible natural hair loss products designed to help with hair loss and hair thinning.


Hormonal imbalances, prolactin or cortisol imbalance can lead to hair loss. In cases of high prolactin imbalances hair loss and even the appearance of bald spots are an obvious symptom.

7 lifestyle changes to reduce hair fall

Hair fall may be a traumatic experience! While losing up to 100 hair a day is normal, if you are exceeding this range – you need to take a close look at your daily lifestyle. Here are seven things that might be the major reasons behind your thinning locks!

1. Shampoo

shampoo, conditioner and serum set
The formulation we recommend to use for hair that is thinning and fragile is in Nutrigro® Conditioner. It contains a natural emollient and hair building substances, an anti-fungal and bactericidal with our Nutrigro® complex – an herbal mixture to strengthen hair.

First and foremost, it is really important to choose the right shampoo. Moreover, you need to wash your hair depending on your scalp. For instance, over washing hair with dry scalp can lead to hair fall, or not washing oily locks thrice a week can lead to the same.
Further, make sure the shampoo is not loaded with chemicals including sulphate, paraben, and silicone that can make your tresses brittle and hence, prone to breakage.
In the Nutrigro product range, you could find a shampoo that respect your hair and which are suitable for your hair.
– Nutrigro Shampoo for Dry Hair
– Nutrigro Shampoo for Greasy Hair
– Nutrigro Shampoo for Normal Hair

2. Conditioner

A good conditioner can work wonders for your locks. It contains amino acids that help to repair damaged hair, and also helps to keep them smooth.
Coolherbals Ltd also offers the Nutrigro Hair Conditioner which will be able to help your hair loss. This product contains especially Fenugreek which has been traditionally used for promoting healthy hair growth.

3. Diet and Exercise

No matter what product you are using, nothing can prove its worth if you are not eating a balanced diet and exercising side by side. Make sure to include lots of protein and iron in your daily intake. And yes, crash diets can be the nemesis for your hair.
Coming to exercise, yoga and meditation are great options to reduce hair fall.

4. Chemical Treatments

Undergoing rigorous chemical treatments like straightening, perming, colouring, etc, obviously, bombard your hair with chemicals and is not kind on them. Further avoid using blow dryers, curling rods, especially on wet hair as they actually boil the water in your hair shaft and make them brittle.

If you really need to use a blow dry, then keep it on the lowest heat setting. If using other products that heat your hair, start with a fortifying leave-in conditioner and finish with a protective spray.

It is at this time that the Nutrigro serum could help you. Indeed Nutrigro Hair 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 growth of existing hair. The formulation is rich in vitamins and minerals to help maintain the growth of existing hair.

5. Oiling

Kapha hair OilNeedless to say, oiling improves blood circulation and nourish the roots. Make sure to massage your tresses once a week with oil that suits your scalp. Cover it with a shower cap and wash it off with a mild shampoo after two hours.
Coolherbals offers two different oils which could help you :
– The Coolherbals Vata Oil nourishes hair and skin. The combination of Sesame, Bhringaraj and Rosemary oil keeps hair and skin moisturized. Suitable for dry hair.
– Coolherbals Pitta Oil cooling the body and scalp. It is particularly useful in thinning hair, hair falling or greasy hair. It contains Sandalwood, Coconut, Sunflower and Bhringaraj oils. Suitable for greasy hair.
Or you could use also Coolherbals Spa Hair Masque. Indeed it contains mineral-rich Gopichand Clay in a marine extract base Its use will allow you to nourish and repair your hair.

6. Get Regular Trims
Hair tends to be the most damaged near the tips, and a good trim in every six to eight weeks can help solve your woes. Damaged hair has straw-like texture, and can be chopped off to promote growth and remove split ends.

7. Stress
Stress is one of the root causes of a lot of health problems, including hair loss. It can also disrupt the process of hair growth and lead to premature graying. Again, meditation and yoga on regular basis can prove to be a good stress buster.
To fight the stress we advise you the ayurvedic massages. If you do not know this method you have the possibility to obtain all the information you need in the book “Secret of how to do Ayurvedic massages head to toe” by Ravi & Sushma Bhanot.

Recommended Haircuts For Men With Thinning Hair

Recommended Haircuts For Men With Thinning Hair

Like it or not male pattern baldness is basically inevitable, with 66 percent of guys in their 30s losing their hair, and 85 percent partially bald by the time they are 55 years old. If you have reached that point in your life when hair loss or hair thinning has become a major factor in the way you look, we have picked up a few ideas from on how to look your best when going bald.

Five of the best haircuts for thinning hair

1. Shaved. Well, let’s just say that if it works for Bruce Willis and Vin Diesel it will work for you. Shaving all your hair might seem like a bold move and even a scary one but there is freedom in it. Confidence is the key so embrace your baldness and be the best version of yourself you’re meant to be.

2.Tapered sides. Keeping the top of your hair longer and tapering the sides can in some cases help understate your hairline while giving the illusion of fuller hair. Ask your stylist to try this haircut the next time you pay him a visit and see how it looks. You might be surprised at the end result. Furthermore, try growing a beard as it will always divert peoples attention from your hair and make them focus on your face instead. To make the top of your hair stay up to use a blow dryer and even a small dab of wax to give it some texture.

3.Finger – length cut. Keeping your hair an inch long gives you enough hair to work with and makes it look like you have more hair than you actually do. The finger – length cut is basically just a longer version of a buzz cut that’s the same length all around –about one inch all over. It is perfect if the hair above your temples is receding, leaving you with a defined peninsula of hair in the middle, just like Jude Law.

4.Combed over. Okay, so we are not talking Donald Trump style or old-school combed over style where you brush over a couple strands of hair to cover a giant bald patch at the top of your head. The combed over style we are referring to works for receding temples and/or a thinning top, and is a nice look where the top is longer than the sides to create the illusion of fullness, and swept over to one side — almost like a side part, but less defined. Use a blow dry to the side and use some wax to keep in place and you should be looking perfect in no time.

Menopause and Hair Loss

Every woman experiences different menopause symptoms. Many women have some hot flushes, some have hair thinning or hair falling and some feel irritable, suffer from headaches, nausea or night sweats. Try our Nutrigro Plan – to help symptoms. 

N – nutrition 

U – use non-harsh hair products which do not have sodium lauryl sulfate (which causes irritation in some) and have natural herbs for healthy hair such as fenugreek (methi) and amla 

T – train or exercise daily to improve blood circulation to the head 

R – routinely remove toxins from your body through ayurvedic or Swedish massage scraping the tongue every morning and night, exercise etc 

I – Imagine the hair you want. Research shows  there is more chance of having the hair you desire if you can imagine how you want it to look. 

GRO– this gives the growth of existing hair 

Nutritionally we would recommend you increase oestrogen rich foods and reduce intake of what we call Pitta foods. In Ayurveda, we say there are three energies in the body – vata, pitta and kapha. The pitta energy adds heat and an imbalance in the scalp can cause hair loss and hair thinning.  

Pitta reducing foods include salads, less spicy foods and vegetables. Oestrogen rich foods are:   

1.Tofu, Soy, Fruits, and Vegetables 

Hair loss and menopauseSome fruits and vegetables have phytoestrogens – plant chemicals that are very similar in structure to oestrogen, and may act as weak oestrogen in our bodies. The mineral boron holds the body’s ability to hold onto oestrogen. Eat more plums, prunes, strawberries, apples, tomatoes, pears, grapes, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, lettuce, and onions. 

2. Eat Beans and Flax Seeds  

Beans and Flax seeds contain phytoestrogens and are a good source of many vitamins and minerals, including calcium, folic acid, and vitamin B6. Sprinkle beans on your salads. Take ¼ to 1 teaspoonful daily. 

The body tends to lose protein or collagen causing the hair to fall or become thinner. Supplement your protein with omega-rich fish. However, if you are on a vegetarian diet have plenty of pulses and nuts.  

Alternatively, you could give hair food to your hair and hair follicles through hair supplements. Ensure they have all the 22 amino acids that make protein, vitamins, minerals, and botanicals such as amla and fenugreek in them. 

If you are like Ella from Leicester, who rang us after reading our previous hair loss article, and have hair just dropping when you have a shower or on your pillow it may be that you need to strengthen the hold of the hair to the follicle. This you can do this through the latest technique that we have developed called the Nutrigro Hair Thinning kit. Simply roll a scalp roller with small 0.3mm pins along the areas of hair thinning. This will cause small temporary holes to be created and allow the Nutrigro serum to get to the follicles rather than just working on the scalp as most hair products do. For more information contact us.

Seasonal Hair Loss – Myth or Reality? Find The Answer

Hair loss is seasonal
Many women and men begin to notice significant hair loss in late autumn, particularly in October and November, or early spring leading us to believe that hair loss could be seasonal.
After careful analysis, researchers have confirmed that some hair loss is indeed seasonal.

Circannual rhythms (physiological variations that occur in the same period of the year) can be described as a change in the level of hormones secreted by your body. Scientists believe that these fluctuations explain many pathologies (the scientific study of the nature of the disease and its causes) such as male pattern baldness. A study called the “Tromsø study” screened all inhabitants aged 25 years or older living in Tromsø (Norway) for their Testosterone blood levels over a period of time.

The study showed that Testosterone reaches two peaks during the year, one in February-March and the other one in November-December (Figure 1).  As can be seen from the graph below the biggest peak is in Autumn.

Total Testosterone (Total-T) and free Testosterone (Free-T) levels during a 12-month period

Figure 1 – Shows Total Testosterone (Total-T) and free Testosterone (Free-T) levels during a 12-month period.

It has also been observed by some scientists that more hair is lost in Spring and in Autumn.

This coincides with the Tromsø study that shows a seasonal variation (of about 30% by season) of total and free testosterone (Figure 2).

Figure 2



So why does more hair fall out in these seasons? It is postulated that Spring and Autumn both see a sudden change in climate – both temperature and amount of daylight.  These sudden variations in the factors may be stressing the body. The body responds by releasing the hormone, Testosterone. Higher Testosterone blood levels mean more DHT in the scalp and consequently less hair on your scalp. (DHT attacks hair follicles.)

So do not worry if you are shedding more hair in the Spring and Autumn. To protect your hair and ensure that you provide your locks with all the necessary vitamins and minerals try Nutrigro natural hair food capsules.

The Nutrigro® Hair Food Plus Capsules 

The Coolherbals Nutrigro® Male Hair Food Capsules


August is Hair Loss Awareness Month

August is Hair Loss Awareness Month

Usually caused by age, hormones, health problems or genetics, hair loss can be distressing, whatever your age. In women more than men, hair loss is one factor that can take its toll on our day to day life. Below we gather a list of the most common causes of hair loss and the solutions you have at hand to treat and improve your condition.

Common reasons for hair loss:

  1. Emotional stress

Any psychological trauma resulting from a road accident, surgery, severe illness, fear of ageing, divorce, the death of a close person, job loss, or even a trivial cold that spans over a long period of time can lead to the temporary fall of hair.  This is due to the fact that hair’s life cycle is distorted and no longer respects the normal rhythm of “growth, rest, regeneration.”

The good news is that once you get rid of that negative emotional state of mind, your hair reverts to normal and hair loss will stop.

  1. Too much vitamin A

Yes, it’s true. Too much vitamin A may be the cause for your hair loss. The daily amount of vitamin A is 5,000 IU for adults, but when we self-administer Vitamin A dietary supplements it is possible to face this unpleasant side effect.

The simplest way to see if this is really the reason is to give up for a while vitamin A supplements and see how the hair reacts to this change.

  1. Too few proteins

When the body does not get enough protein, the hair growth process is slowed down and regeneration is also blocked. Therefore, do include in your diet plenty of foods rich in proteins like eggs, meat or fish.

Female Hair Loss Food Plus
The Nutrigro® Hair Food Plus Capsules help maintain healthy existing hair growth & follicular health for women over 35 years of age.

To protect your hair and maintain it healthy you can add a hair food supplement to your daily meals. Try a natural product such as Nutrigro® Hair Food Plus Capsules, containing Ostrogen-rich Soya Extracts, Marine Protein Extract, Vitamins and Minerals, all in a vegetarian capsule.

  1. Genetic heritage

Genes may also be a reason, especially if you know that you have family members that had such problems.  Do not despair, however, because there are many treatments for hair strengthening and hair regeneration.

Start reading the studies about hair loss and gathering information (check out the Nutrigro offer for a FREE eBook on Hair Loss), read the recommendations about hair loss products and choose the best solution for your problem.

  1. The hormonal imbalance

Just as pregnancy can change the level of hormones in the body, the same can happen when you take inappropriate contraceptives, which can overcome your androgenic hormones, responsible for baldness in men.  Therefore, it is very important to consult the gynaecologist before taking the pills, because only a detailed anamnesis can definitely determine what type of contraceptive is best for you.

  1. Iron deficiency

Almost one in 10 women aged 20-49 suffers from anaemia due to an acute lack of iron in the body and as studies show, most ladies do not even know this fact. Iron deficiency is a common cause of hair loss and to find out for sure whether this is the cause of your hair loss problem, it is necessary to perform a series of blood tests that can determine the level of iron in your blood.

What to do if there is an affirmative answer? Nothing simpler: take some iron supplements over a period of time indicated by your GP and keep a rich diet in minerals (apple, poultry liver, spinach, egg yolk, etc.).

  1. A lazy thyroid

Specifically, hypothyroidism may also be a common cause of hair loss because there are not enough hormones produced to help metabolism and thus hair suffers. Drug treatment can be of great help in this situation, restoring normal hormonal levels.

Talk to your GP and take the necessary steps to ensure hypothyroidism is treated in time.

  1. Losing weight too fast

Many ladies are choosing to lose weight fast, encouraged by numerous wonder diets advertised on social media or TV, and this can dramatically affect their bodies. A drastic diet deprives the body of vitamins and minerals required to function normally, making you lose not only the unwanted kilograms but also your hair. The bad news is that it will take at least 6 months for your hair to recover from this trauma while the body rebuilds its stock of nutrients lost as a result of the chaotic diet.

Do not despair! Slimming can be successfully achieved through a balanced diet without renouncing your favourite meals. To find out how, please visit and see the Nutrigro Plan.

Hair Loss Capsules for Women
Nutrigro provides a unique approach to keeping hair healthy for longer. The natural ingredients in the Nutrigro Capsules looks after the nutritional and hormonal causes of hair loss.
  1. Polycystic ovary syndrome

If this is the case, expect an increase in the level of androgens in your body, which may predispose you to weight gain, increasing the risk of diabetes, menstrual disorders, infertility, and the problem that make us go crazy – the excessive hair loss.

The solution to such a thorny problem is a long-term treatment that includes changes in diet, daily exercise, contraception, and medications that reduce the risk of infertility and diabetes.

For a free advice on how you can live a balanced life and have a balanced diet email us at


3 effective treatments for hair loss

FHow does the Nutrigro Scalp Roller treatment work for thinning hair?

Losing your hair? Not sure about the cause? Even if you’ve been eating well, taking regular exercise and getting lots of sleep, you may have the genetics to blame for your eventual hair loss.

For now, there isn’t a cure for baldness – but here are the three effective treatments that can prevent further loss and even lead to renewed hair growth.

 Hair loss – an extremely sensitive matter

With recent studies showing that hair loss can lead to depression, lack of self-confidence and social withdrawal there are plenty of reasons to prevent and treat our thinning hair. From hair food capsules, professional products and therapies, we have listed below the first three non-surgical treatments considered effective and affordable by experts.

The three most effective hair loss treatments available in the UK are Minoxidil, Finasteride and Nutrigro Scalp Roller Kit.

Minoxidil is a lotion or foam that you rub into your scalp, and it can be obtained from pharmacies without a prescription. Minoxidil is an antihypertensive vasodilator medication and is used to treat hair loss. It is available as a generic medication and over the counter for the treatment of androgenic alopecia, a form of hair loss, in men and women. Minoxidil solution and foam are used to help hair growth in the treatment of male pattern baldness. It is not used for baldness at the front of the scalp or receding hairline in men. The foam and 2 percent minoxidil solution are also used to help hair growth in women with thinning hair.

Prices per bottle, depending on the manufacturer, range from £24 and £49.99.

Finasteride comes in the form of an oral tablet. Finasteride has proven to be 93% effective for the majority of men age 18-41 who took it for five years. Studies have shown that best results occur after two years when hair growth is at its thickest. Hair loss prevention only lasts while you are taking the treatment. If you stop taking Finasteride, you may lose some hair.

England football legend Wayne Rooney reportedly took the treatment before he had a hair transplant.

Asda is the only supermarket in the UK to sell the treatment without a prescription, after seeing a pharmacist. It’s also available from high street chemists. Prices for a 28 day supply are between £28 and £49.

For now, there isn't a cure for baldness - but here are the three effective treatments that can prevent further loss and even lead to renewed hair growth.
The Nutrigro Scalp Roller is a natural method to treat hair loss, so less risk of side effects

Nutrigro Scalp Roller Kit is an innovative therapy for hair loss and hair thinning. It consists of the Nutrigro® Scalp Roller and the Nutrigro® Serum. It is the latest hair loss treatment that can help reverse hair loss and preserve existing hair follicles. The Nutrigro® Scalp Roller Treatment is suitable for both men and women who suffer from hair thinning, alopecia or male pattern baldness. The Red LED Roller is a hand held device with 0.3mm needles which when rolled over the scalp stimulates the hair follicles as it allows greater penetration of the nutritive Nutrigro Serum to the follicles. It encourages greater blood flow and nutrients to the scalp and increases collagen production to strengthen hair and hair follicles. It is a non-surgical medical technique that can help reverse hair loss and preserve existing hair follicles. Results can be seen from the first two months. The purchase price is £39.95 and can be bought online at

Best part: Nutrigro Scalp Roller is a natural treatment that does not involve the use of harsh chemicals or any other substances that can have side effects.

Secrets About Hair Conditioner You Need To Know

Secrets About Hair Conditioner You Need To Know

A beautiful hair is a healthy hair. No matter how we choose to care for it, one step is crucial: applying conditioner. It will nourish the hair and protect it from the harsh environmental elements we expose ourselves every day. Before we get into more details let’s first see some of the best tricks that you need to keep in mind for looking beautiful without too much effort:

  1. We recommend you not to play with your hair or pass your fingers through the hair; the more you play with it, the faster it will get oily and entangled.
  2. Do not dry your hair with the towel. The procedure opens the cuticles of the hair and can damage it. Better use napkins to remove excess water from your hair.
  3. Try not to wash your hair every day; the more you wash it, the faster it will become fragile and oily.
  4. Use professional hair products suitable for your type of hair (and scalp type). Using the correct products will give the promised results you always read
    Secrets About Hair Conditioner You Need To Know
    Use professional hair products suitable for your type of hair (and scalp type). Using the correct products will give the promised results you always read on the labels.

    on the labels.

  5. Massage for the scalp can do wonders. Massage your scalp for two minutes each day to improve blood circulation.
  6. Use the blow dryer as rare as possible and only when necessary. Apply the hot-cold technique so you do not burn your hair.
  7. If you want your hair to be always healthy and beautiful, cut the ends (2 centimetres or more) once every 6-8 weeks.
  8. Pay great attention to combing. Use a rare tooth hairbrush. Start from the ends and continues slowly, gradually to the roots.
  9. Take great care of the haircut you choose – make sure it is the right one for your face and body shape. Not everything that is fashionable suits you too.

And this brings us to number 10: Do not skip on conditioner.

Keep in mind:

Conditioners are used after shampoos to improve the texture of the hair and to make it more manageable. Its function is to close the cuticle and retain sebum, moisture, acid and protein. Hair is about 97% keratin. Keratin has on its surface amino acids, which are negatively-charged. Hair conditioners therefore often contain cationic (positive charged) surfactants. These do not wash out completely because their hydrophilic (water loving) ends strongly bind to keratin. The hydrophobic (water repelling) ends of the surfactant molecules then act as the new hair surface.

There are several types of hair conditioners. They have different compositions and main functions:

  • Moisturises. They hold moisture in the hair. Usually, contain a higher proportion of humectants( absorb water from the air so give moisture to the hair).
  • Reconstructors. These usually contain proteins.Their role is to penetrate the hair and strengthen its structure.
  • Acidifiers keep the conditioner’s pH about 2.5 – 3.5. In contact with an acidic environment, the hair’s scaly surface tighten up. (The hydrogen bonds between the keratin molecules get stronger.)
    shampoo, conditioner and serum set
    The formulation we recommend to use for hair that is thinning and fragile is in Nutrigro® Conditioner. It contains a natural emollient and hair building substances, an anti-fungal and bactericidal with our Nutrigro® complex – a herbal mixture to strengthen hair.
  • Detanglers modifying the hair surface.
  • Thermal protectors usually absorb heat. They protect the hair against excessive heat caused by blow-drying, curling tongs or hot rollers.
  • Glossers are light-reflecting chemicals that bind to the hair surface. They are usually polymers, usually silicones such as dimethicone or Cyclomethicone.
  • Oils (E.F.A.’s – essential fatty acids). If you have dry hair, adding oil to your hair can help. The scalp produces a natural oil called sebum. EFA’s are the closest substance to natural sebum. Sebum contains EFA’S. EFA’s can help make dry hair softer and more pliable.

Conditioners can be described as a pack or as leave-in types.

Pack conditioners are heavy, thick and have a high content of surfactants. These are able to bind to the hair structure and cement the hair surface scales together. They are usually applied to the hair for a longer period of time. They tend to form thicker layers on the hair surface.

Leave-in conditioners are thinner and contain different surfactants. They add only a little volume to the hair. They give a lighter, thinner layer on the hair. The difference between leave-in and pack conditioners is almost like the difference between fats and oils.

Ordinary conditioners are usually a combination of both the pack and leave-in ones.

The functions of conditioners are:

  1. Retain moisture and enhances the texture and appearance of hair
  2. Keep the pH of the hair between 4.5 and 5.5
  3. Conditioners contain keratin. This protein makes hair fibres strong and fuller
  4. They are anti-static. They reduce hair going frizzy
  5. They protect the hair
  6. They give back the natural oil that shampoos may have taken away
  7. They work on the Sebaceous gland so they do not make an excess of oil
  8. They help keep hair manageable

The ideal Formulations of Shampoos and Conditioners

The formulation we recommend to use for hair that is thinning and fragile is in Nutrigro® Conditioner. It contains a natural emollient and hair building substances, an anti-fungal and bactericidal with our Nutrigro® complex – a herbal mixture to strengthen hair.

You can use it alongside Nutrigro® Shampoo. It contains a non-Sodium Lauryl Sulphate SLS base, a palm tree derivative as a foaming agent, an antiseptic (for seborrhoea- accumulation on the skin of the nor

Nutrigro® Conditioner should not be applied to the roots because hair at the root is already nourished by the scalp’s natural oils. When applying the conditioner, start at the tip of the hair, then extend it to the roots, two inches from the scalp.

mal sebaceous secretion mixed with dirt forming scales), along with Tea Tree Oil (antibacterial and antifungal), Panthenol (Vitamin B5 – moisturizes), Nutrigro® complex (containing a herbal extract including Fenugreek herbal extract to strengthen hair – Phytokeratin (moisturises and a hair building block), Saw Palmetto (slows hair loss),) and Vitamin E in the base.

Need To Know

The hair conditioner should not be applied to the roots because hair at the root is already nourished by the scalp’s natural oils. When applying the conditioner, start with the ends of your hair, trying to apply it to every strand that you’re able. Your conditioner should be applied first to the ends of your hair, as this is the part that is damaged.

Pour a bit of conditioner into the palm of your hand; the amount you need will vary depending on the length of your hair. A dime-sized amount is usually recommended for professional conditioners, while drug store brands may require more because they can be diluted.Let it act for at least three to five minutes before rinsing.

10 ways to stimulate hair growth through shampooing

10 ways to stimulate hair growth through shampooing

Looking for immediate ways to stimulate hair growth through shampooing? Not as complicated as you might think. Hair is fairly strong and can bear normal grooming. There is a correct technique for washing hair that has been used in India for centuries-follow it to keep your hair for longer. Try this Nutrigro® plan to stimulate hair growth through shampooing.

  1. Brushing hair before washing can make loose flakes of sebum and dead skin build-up. Cleaning the scalp during shampooing would, therefore, be easier.
  2. Use a natural gentle shampoo. Even in shampoos that advertise as “natural”, quite often harsh detergents are present. These can strip away too much oil from the hair, causing shampoo residue to be left behind. Ingredients that help include Aloe Vera, Tea Tree Oil, Sage, Saw Palmetto, Nettle and non-Sodium Lauryl Sulphate detergent.

Choose a shampoo with a balanced pH; a level of 5.5 is ideal. The pH scale runs from 0 to 6.9 for acids and 7.1 to 14 for alkaline, with 7 being neutral. shampoo, conditioner and serum setGenerally, conditioners are not as notorious as shampoos with respect to containing harsh chemicals.

Shampoos with conditioners included should be avoided. Shampoos and Conditioners serve two different functions. Combining the two diminishes the effectiveness of both.

3. Wet the hair with warm water to open up the pores and increase blood circulation in the scalp.

4. Start shampooing from the front and going to the nape with your fingertips. Do not excessively shampoo the hair as this can strip vital minerals like calcium, phosphorus, nitrogen and iron from the hair. When shampooing the hair, pour the shampoo into the hands and rub the shampoo in with your hands rather than pouring it on your head. Pouring shampoo directly into the hair may promote build-up in one particular patch.

5. Shampoo with warm water – removing dirt and grease.      

6Rinse hair with cold water to open the pores and improve blood circulation. Rinsing with cool water will help shrink the pores back to their normal size. After washing your hair or the thinning area with cold water run your scalp with your fingers deeply. Do this until you feel a tingling sensation in your scalp from the heat you are generating. The heat and rubbing activate the sebaceous glands. These energise blood flow – hence increasing the growth of new healthy hair -this is an old tried and tested method.

7. Massage the scalp gently with your fingertips to loosen flakes and build-up and to stimulate circulation. Avoid using the fingernails as this may scratch the scalp and cause scarring over time.

8. After washing hair, dry the hair by blotting with a towel. Avoid rubbing, particularly with cloth towels. This will pull hair when it is already in a weakened 10 ways to stimulate hair growth through shampooing state due to the wetness.

9. Do not brush the hair when it is wet. Only after drying the hair, brush it. Wetting hair helps straighten and detangle hair much better. However, the stress on the hair shaft is increased.

10. Avoid overuse of hairstyles that pull the hair too tight e.g. ponytails and braids. These may cause traction alopecia or hair loss especially along the sides of the scalp. Leave the hair chemically untreated for a time and leave it in a loose style may be a suitable remedy.

11. Your comb should be even and smooth toothed. Your brush should have stiff and long bristles to increase blood circulation in the scalp.