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.

The most common myths about hair loss in men

The most common myths about hair loss in men

If your hair is starting to thin or you already have bald spots, you probably feel a strong desire to know exactly what the cause of your problem is. In this quest for information, you may find numerous myths and misconceptions about the causes, treatment, and hair loss in men that we would like to debunk.

Here are some of the most popular myths and the scientific explanations that contradict or support them.

Genes that cause hair loss come only from the mother

False. Although genetic inheritance from the mother is somewhat stronger, androgenetic alopecia can be inherited from both parents.

Bald men have a high level of testosterone

False. Hair loss is caused by an increased sensitivity of hair follicles – in certain areas of the scalp – to dihydrotestosterone which causes thinning of the hair follicle and not by high levels of testosterone.

You can determine if baldness is caused by genetic inheritance depending on the amount of hair falling out

False. Unlike popular belief, baldness is not due to the fall of a massive amount of hair, but rather due to the really small amount of hair that is being replaced periodically. In men who go bald, the fallen hair is gradually replaced by increasingly rare and thinner hair – a process called miniaturization.

Hair loss in men is caused by a decrease in blood flow from the scalp

False. When hair is growing, it needs an increased blood flow. Once you lose your hair, the scalp no longer needs the same amount of blood to support the hair growth process. Therefore, decreasing blood flow from the scalp is not a cause of hair loss, but rather a result of this process.

If you quit smoking you can avoid hair loss

False. Although several studies have confirmed the strong relationship between this harmful habit and the accentuation of hair loss, smoking alone is not the basis for hair loss. However, quit smoking and your overall health will be greatly improved.

Only men suffer from genetic hair loss

False. Hair loss is generally seen as a problem for men but women are also affected. In about 40% of women the hair will be thinner throughout their lives.

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


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.

10 Hair Myths Debunked. Part I

10 Hair Myths Debunked

How many times have you heard that colouring your hair makes it fall and look burnt? Curious if is true or false? Here are the most common myths about hair and the truth about them.

  1. Colouring your hair makes it fall and look burnt

False. The new formulas for the dyes are no longer as bad as they once were. Some contain vitamins and essential oils that care for your hair. If you use professional dye and use it at longer intervals (once every one month and a half), your hair will not be in any way affected.

  1. Stress causes hair loss

True. Stress can affect the nourishment, growth or hair regeneration. During periods of stress, more hair falls, nonetheless the hair always recovers. Hair loss due to stress is temporary.

Keep in mind: Stress may cause hair to go into the resting phase and hair loss will increase. Some argue that losing hair is what causes stress in the first instance. It needs to be pointed out that evidence implies that stress is unlikely to play a major role in causing hair loss, but stressful life events may act as a trigger for starting and/or making hair loss worse. What is the solution to this extra strain? Consider meditation, yoga and just taking the time to breathe more slowly and deeply to reduce stress-see Nutrigro® plan. Enjoy today!

Nutrigro Plan
Nutrigro provides a unique approach to keeping hair healthy for longer … using a holistic approach
  1. If you pluck a white hair, two will grow in its place

False. It’s just a superstition, and it’s a bad habit. By pulling your hair, you damage the root and you’ll be predisposed to scalp infections. Pulling your hair will definitely not lead to thicker hair.

  1. Cut your hair when the moon is full and your hair will grow quickly

False. During a full moon, blood circulation is more intense, the root of the hair is better nourished and oxygenated, and hair grows faster. But it grows faster at this phase of the month, no matter if you trim it or not.

  1. Smoking cause premature hair greying

True. Although the hereditary factor plays an important role in this process, studies have shown that the risk of premature hair greying is four times higher in smokers. Grey hair is formed when the melanocytes in the hair follicles stop producing melanin (pigment), usually triggered by hereditary encoding as we age. Studies show that prolonged illness, periods of stress, and some medical interactions can cause the melanocytes to stop producing melanin. As smoking add stress to the body and contribute to premature ageing, it can also be responsible for causing grey hair and hair loss.

  1. Cold water makes the hair shiny

False. Cold water closes the cuticles and the hair will be easier to style, but it does not make it shine. Adding lemon juice or vinegar in the water and rinsing your hair will give this effect. Using a professional natural conditioner or an oil hair will give you the same result.

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.
  1. Some shampoos will cause dandruff

False. Dandruff is the result of a fungus and has no connection with the shampoo. A dehydrated scalp shouldn’t be confused with dandruff. The difference is that the dandruff is seen on the hair and is in large quantity, falling on your shoulders and clothes while the peels due to dehydrations stand on the scalp. A peeling scalp can be treated with proper hydration and appropriate treatment for your hair type.

  1. More shampoo means cleaner hair

False. The amount of shampoo required is as much as you can hold in the palm of your hand (no more than a tablespoon) and for the long hair a little more. To clean it well, it’s important to shampoo your hair twice.

You might also like to read 10 ways to stimulate hair growth through shampooing

  1. Hair falls because you always straighten it

False. Heat damages burns or dries the hair, which sometimes leads to hair loss, but the lost threads will be quickly replaced by others that will come out of the same root. When the hair falls massively, the cause is not your styling devices, it can be of a hormonal nature, a health problem or a nutritional deficiency.

  1. Brushing your hair will make it beautiful. One of the most popular hair myths

False. Somewhere along the way, people said that brushing your hair 100 strokes a day would keep it healthy and growing long. The truth is excessive brushing damages your hair.  Watch out for synthetic or electric brushes that can break or damage your hair faster than you might think and brushing your hair constantly with them can really damage your locks. Better use a wooden rare tooth comb and pay attention how you brush your hair. If you’re brushing it too often and too aggressively, your hair will be far from beautiful.


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.



10 Nutrition Rules To Get You On The Right Track

10 Nutrition Rules To Get You On The Right Track

The contemporary way of life, the habits imposed by new technologies, and the action of advertising make us eat and consume foods that are very bad for our body. Without establishing certain rules for a proper diet that protects the health and strengthens the body, we are subject to illnesses, health risks and hair loss. Here are some of our recommendations for a healthy body and healthy hair:

  1. You are what you eat

Food is just a mean of achieving a healthy life, shouldn’t be the main focus of your life. It’s important to eat healthy, as everything that you eat and drink will be converted into energy and will feed your body. Keep in mind that each single artificial ingredient added to your meals will be overloading and poisoning your body. Junk foods, deep fried foods and overeating are the worst mistakes you can do for your overall health. The food becomes part of the body and to have a healthy hair, it’s important that the products we consume are fresh, clean, full of vitamins.

  1. Hunger is true, craving is false

Lust is a psychological phenomenon, while hunger is a digestive phenomenon. Through hunger, the body informs us that it needs food, while appetite is not dictated

Hunger is true, lust is false

by our physiological needs, but rather by emotional instability. People’s incapacity to master the appetite indicates a very poor will. Just think of the religious act of fasting – besides its health benefits, it is meant to strengthen the will of man.

Our appetite is making us eat too much. The normal stomach load should be: food – 1/2, so it is recommended that you finish eating before you feel full. The remaining 1/4 volume of the stomach should be devoted to water and 1/4 is the empty space required for proper digestion of the food. If the stomach is filled with food, the body spends enormous energy to process it, the energy that is often higher even than the energy that we get from the food. You’ve probably noticed that when you eat too much, you feel tired, sore and sleepy – this is when your body is moving all its forces to overcome the critical situation in the stomach.

  1. Water is life. Drink up

The human body is largely made up of water, which is the juice of life. Plants that do not have enough water dry up soon, and something similar happens to our body. That’s why it’s so important to consume enough water each day, which for our climate would mean 2-3 litres of water during the summer and 1.5-2 litres in winter. It is also recommended to consume a mug of water or herbal tea 30 minutes before taking each meal to activate the digestive processes while drinking during the meal or immediately after eating should be avoided in order not to dissolve the digestive juices and slow down the normal process of assimilation of food.

  1. Take time to properly chew your food

Saliva is an active biochemical substance that plays an extremely important role in the digestion process. In particular, this means that solid food needs to be chewed for a long time until it becomes almost liquid due to its contact with saliva. At the same time, liquid food (milk, soup, natural juice, etc.) should not be swallowed at once but should be kept in contact with the saliva for as long as possible.

  1. Enjoy your meals
10 Nutrition Rules To Get You On The Right Track
Do not eat fast and do not eat much, even if you have something very tasty in front of you.

Do not eat fast and do not eat much, even if you have something very tasty in front of you. The food should stay in the mouth for as long as possible so you can enjoy the taste. This technique can make us feel we had enough even if we eat much less than we are accustomed to because the brain gives us the feeling of satiety due to the excitement of the taste buds.

  1. Pay attention to your food, not your surroundings

If you sit at the table, leave all the other activities behind. If you are eating while reading, talking to someone or looking at the TV, the brain cannot focus on the digestive process, which should be a priority. As a result, the digestion takes place in an ineffective and even harmful way for your health.

  1. Morning starts from the evening

The last meal should take place at least 4 hours before sleep, the ideal time is 7 hours. These figures are dictated by the time the body can process the food: 4 hours for vegetables and fruits, 7 hours for meat. During sleep, all processes in the body slow down. In addition, as long as we are in the upright position, the gravitational force helps to correctly move the food in the stomach and digestive tract. If we eat before sleep we cause many unpleasant and even harmful effects for the body: food stays overnight in the stomach, there will be deposits on the intestinal walls, sleep becomes inefficient, you will feel discomfort and unpleasant breath in the morning,  and diseases of the digestive system can develop.

  1. Do not exhaust yourself

Do not suddenly go to very strict diets. In fact, in every situation in life, sudden movements will shock body and mind. Radical overnight changes can cause a trauma to the body, which could generate effects exactly the opposite of what you actually expect.

  • Hair loss may be due to unbalanced diets, fasting or crash dieting. The possible reasons may be a deficiency in Vitamin C or E, Beta-carotene or other antioxidants. A supplement containing these would be beneficial when one is dieting.
  1. Cleansing is important

Our body detox is one step should not be taking lightly. This means taking care that the food and drink you consume is both qualitative and healthy, but also paying attention to the natural processes of the body. To do a special clean-up, try a total refrain from eating and drinking for 24 to 48 hours as often as you can.  This procedure must be done if you are healthy and not suffer from any medical condition that can jeopardise your health.

  1. Do not combine incompatible foods

The processing of food in the body takes place through acid-base biochemical reactions. If products that trigger acidic reactions and those that trigger basic reactions get into the body at the same time, unnecessary salts are produced, which greatly complicates the digestive process. To avoid such situations, we recommend using biochemically compatible products and vice versa, and as a little guidance, you can use the chart below. For more details on how to combine your meals and what diet is best for you try the Nutrigro Plan.

Using biochemically compatible products and vice versa is good for your health, and as a little guidance, you can use this chart.

V – Can be combined

I – should be consumed separately (within 40 minutes)

II – Only fresh milk with rice can be combined

III – 7 with 3 in a ratio of 1: 3

IV – when the body urgently needs a lot of energy without overloading the digestive system

V – and nuts

  1. Vegetables containing starch: potatoes, carrots, beets, pumpkins, etc.
  2. Cereals, flour, whole grains.
  3. Starch-free vegetables: herbs, roots, cabbage, salad, tomatoes, cucumbers etc.
  4. Protein products: berries, nuts, eggs, roe, etc.
  5. Fruit and berries (fresh).
  6. Dairy products.
  7. Meat and fish.
  8. Vegetable fats.
  9. Melon and bananas.
  10. Chocolate and cocoa.
  11. Dried fruits.
  12. There are no nailed rules

Remember: Listen to your body. If your body tells you something is wrong with the new diet, you’d better give up on it.   Your own intuition will tell you what to do and what is wrong.