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Can Argan Oil Help Protect Against Hair Loss?

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Argan Oil helps fight loss of hair by keeping hair and scalp in a healthy condition.

Other oils can help to repair fragile, damaged hair, cleanse the scalp and hair follicles, reduce problems like “frizzy hair” and give a healthy shine.

In fact, studies have proven that regular treatment with certain oils showed clear hair regrowth of up to 44% in 6 months.

So, what’s the best way to use Argan Oil and essential oils to support hair growth or treat thinning hair?

Argan Oil & Natural Oils for Stronger Hair Growth?

Most commercial hair loss products are very expensive.

By contrast, conditioning using natural oil serums is a safe, lower-cost nad natural option.

Long term we are sure you will see real benefits that last.
Not just a quick, short term chemical fix using chemicals that in many cases can do more harm than good.

To avoid wasting time and money we need to be careful when planning a treatment for hair loss.

First we need to understand the type of hair loss we have.


Types of Hair Loss

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There are many types of hair loss.
Each has a different cause and should be treated in a different way.

Androgenetic alopecia

Hair may be lost due to aging and hereditary factors.

This is known as “Androgenetic alopecia” ir “AGA”.
It is the most difficult type of hair loss to recover from.

However, if caught early even hereditary hair loss, Alopecia Areata, may be slowed or possibly reversed.

“Temporary” Hair Loss

Others types of Alopecia and hair loss may be temporary.

In these cases, hair loss may be treated effectively with a good chance of it growing back.

Temporary hair loss is caused by things like stress or hormonal changes.
These disrupt the natural hair cycle.

In both cases hair that has been lost may not regrow.
So preventing weak or fragile hair from breaking or falling out is the best plan of action.

Create a plan.
Start by taking more care of your hair and scalp as soon as any loss is noticed.
This way permanent hair loss can be reduced or postponed.


Seasonal Hair Growth / Loss Cycles

On average, men and women lose about 50 and 100 hairs per day.

In the natural hair growth cycle, there are periods of natural hair fall.
These are early springtime and autumn / October-November.

This cycle of hair growth has 3 stages.

Anagen Phase
The “anagen phase” known as the growth phase.
This can last up to eight years.

About 85% of the hairs on one’s head are in the anagen phase at any given time.

During this phase they grow faster and longer.
Usually the rate is about 1.25 centimetres or 0.5 inches per month.

Catagen Phase
When the anagen phase ends the catagen phase begins.

The catagen phase lasts about two weeks.
During this time the hair follicle shrinks.

Telogen Phase
The final phase is called the telogen, or resting, phase the hair.

During this phase, follicles remain dormant anywhere from 1–4 months.
The anagen phase starts again after the telogen phase is complete.

Exogen Phase
Old hair strands are pushed out by the new strand.
The process causes the normal hair loss known as shedding.

Seasonal Hair Loss
In the autumn, for around 4 to 8 weeks there may be a more noticeable loss of hair.

One long term analysis found that women’s hair sheds more in late summer / Autumn. [23]

If seasonal loss persists for several months specialist advice should be sought.

You may unknowingly have a scalp condition or a general health problem.
Medical conditions such as Eczema or Psoriasis of the scalp and even dandruff can cause problems.

These conditions can disrupt hair growth in a number of ways and inflammation is often at the root of the problem.
Argan Oil has anti-inflammatory properties and can be of great benefit for dandruff.

If you suspect a scalp condition or unusual prolonged hair loss consult a Trichologist.

Guarding your hair through these natural cycles is most important.
Preventing hair falling out is much easier than getting it to grow back!

Scalp treatments during this period can prevent some hair loss from shrinking hair follicles.
Hair guarded may then carry on growing as the naural loss cycles passes.

This even benefits with more complex problems genetic such as male pattern hair loss.

Hair Growth & Hair Loss Treatments

Minor or Temporary Hair Loss

Therapy for minor hair loss due to temporary conditions include:

  1. Specialist Vitamin Supplements
  2. DHT Blockers ( for men )
  3. Scalp Tonics
  4. Natural Oil therapy

Use vitamin supplements to improve hair thickness and follicle health.

Apply topical lotions to help block the effects of DHT on the scalp.

Stimulate stronger hair growth wtih scalp massage.
You can combine this with a natural hair growth therapy suchas our Argan Oil & essential oil blend ( details below ).

A good hair care regimen will help hair to stay healthy.
This in turn supports a fuller, stronger, healthier head of hair.


Argan Oil & Natural Oils Hair Growth Formula

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This hair growth formula is based on studies done in Scotland [1] and South Korea [3].

These studies tested the potential for preventing or even reversing hair loss using essential oils.
Results showed that 44% of the subjects experienced “clear hair regrowth”.

This is a boost in growth as good as the most popular commercial product minoxidil.[4]

A Natural Serum for Hair Growth

1: Choose a “Carrier Oil”

Patch Tests

NOTE:Pure essential oils are highly concentrated.

For this reason, with some exceptions, they are diluted in a “carrier oil”.
Take particular care where oils may come in direct with the skin.

For this reason, when you try an oil for the first time, it is best to do a “patch test”.

Tests are usually made on the inside of your forearm.
Put two drops of your essential oil into a teaspoon of carrier oil.

Apply a few drops to your test area.

Try to wait at least a day or even 48 hours to be sure you have no reaction.
If your skin shows signs of redness or irritation the oil should not be used.

How to Choose a Carrier Oil for Hair

Pure Argan Oil has excellent hair conditioning benefits.
This makes pure Argan Oil a perfect choice as a carrier oil.

Other carrier oils have different benefits for hair.
So you may want to try a blend.

Coconut, can help add a gloss and shine.
Jojoba, is beneficial for the scalp and hair roots.

So, you can could make a blend of carrier oils.

  1. 30ml Pure Argan Oil*
  2. 15ml Coconut Oil*
  3. 15ml Jojoba*

But if you want to keep things simple Argan Oil is the best choice.

Essential Oils that Stimulate Hair Growth.

Blend 1ml (20 drops / 2 gramms) of each.
Add to your 60 ml of carrier oil.

  1. essential oil of thyme,
  2. essential oil of lavender,
  3. essential oil of rosemary
  4. essential oil of cedar wood ( Chamaecyparis obtusa )


More On Common Causes of Hair Loss

Irregular hair loss could be caused by a number of factors.

  • Certain medications ( such as amphetamines or anticoagulants
  • Dietary deficiency protein, iron, zinc
  • Stress and emotional trauma disease can cause loss of hair
  • Shampoos or hair dyes used too frequently can also literally attack and weaken the hair
  • A medical condition such as Eczema of the scalp or even dandruff
  • Harsh treatment such as excessive heat

Male Hair Loss

Normal Hair loss is to a large extent hereditary.
It is genetic and passed from father to son.

So if your father was a victim of hair loss, there is a strong probability that you will also have hair loss.

It is the male hormone DHT that shortens the life of the hair.
Excess DHT in hair tissue leads to hair thinning in men and women.

Female Hair Loss

Among women, androgenic alopecia occurs at the menopause.

This is when the production of female hormones (oestrogen) is no longer sufficient to combat the androgens responsible for hair loss.
This is same hormonal change that Women may experience during/after pregnancy.

Women experiencing higher hair loss than normal may consider tests for:

  • anaemia
  • thyroid disorder
  • autoimmune diseases
  • poly-cystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Skin conditions such as psoriasis and seborrhoeic dermatitis


Food & Oils that Increase Hair Growth

Consuming oils rich in certain Phytosterols can help reduce or even reverse male hair loss due to androgenic alopecia.

A study of 26 male subjects looked into the benefits of consumption of beta-sitosterol for delaying hair loss in androgenic alopecia.
At the end of the study, subjects were examined to see if there was increased hair density.

In one study a supplement containing beta-sitosterol 50mg, and saw palmetto extract (standardized to 85-95% liposterolic content) 200mg was used.
An additional supplement of lecithin 50mg, Inositol 100mg, phosphatidylcholine 25mg, Niacin 15mg, biotin 100mcg was given to enhance the bioavailability.

Beta-Sitosterol and these nutrients are also found in high amounts in oils such as culinary Argan Oil and Pumpkin Seed Oil. [33]

The results of this test showed that 60% were rated as improved at the final visit.
This is the first link established to support the use of natural products, such as beta-sitosterol and saw palmetto, for androgenic alopecia. [71]

In another study of Pumpkin Seed Oil 44% taking the Pumpkin Seed Oil supplement experienced some regrowth. [34]
Using Beta-Sitosterol supplement on its own may be a slow process. Studies observed effects over a 6 to12 month period for clear hair regrowth.

Dosages varied but around 5ml Pumpkin Seed oil or 15ml culinary Argan Oil should provide an equivalent beta-sitosterol dose.

Saw Palmetto extract was also given in some studies. This extract is very widely used supplement to combat hair loss.
It contains a mix of fatty acids – such as laurate, myristate, palmitate, stearate, oleate, linoleate – as well as phytosterols – campesterol, stigmasterol, ß-sitosterol.

Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) has been used as a natural treatment for androgenetic alopecia and has a similar mechanism.
Studies found that 38% of males with that received Serenoa repens supplements at 320 mg every day for 24 months showed increased hair growth. [36]

How Can Natural Oils Help Prevent Hair Loss so Effectively?

Hair loss in men is primarily caused by dihydrotestosterone (DHT) – a male steroid hormone. The effect is determined by your genetics.

DHT binds to receptors in the scalp resulting in an effect called miniaturisation. Hair follicles shrink and finer hair is produced. Worse still the “growing stage” – anagen stage – of the hair cycle becomes shorter. The total effect is thinning hair and slower new hair growth.

DHT is made by the conversion of the male hormone testosterone to dihydrotestosterone – ( DHT ). This occurs through a “pathway” enzyme 5-alpha reductase.

In conclusion, ingredients tested contained a wide range of bio-active ingredients. However, consistent results suggest that the natural plant sterol – beta-sitosterol – inhibited 5 alpha-reductase and therefore the production of DHT and so may be responsible for the hair growth benefits observed. [16]

External Hair Growth Tonics & Stimulants

For temporary hair loss there are many products that can be of great value in slowing or preventing the hair loss until the hair/scalp recovers its normal cycle. They can also be of benefit in slowing hereditary hair loss.

Hair growth products Minoxidil, Rogain & Regaine

Minoxidil is currently in the only officially recognised treatment for hair loss. Originally created to reduce blood pressure patients using minoxidil noticed increased hair growth.
Although these products work over a period of 24 weeks or more Minoxidil can cause initial hair loss and hair shedding if discontinued. Hair regrown during treatment is also lost when the application is stopped. Minoxidil can also cause temporary hypertrichosis, hair growth on the face area, in women.

Minoxidil can also cause heart reactions, irritation of the scalp can affect hair colour and in a liquid form is oily.
Minoxidil ( the popular Rogaine formula ) or Propecia can reduce DHT levels and slow hair loss. It is reported to help stimulate the growth of hair.

NUHAIR Hair Thinning Serum

Success is also reported for the NUHAIR Hair Thinning Serum which is a much more natural option. Like our Hair Magick Formula, it contains Jojoba Oil. It also has a range of plant extracts and nutrients. Learn about a natural hair tonic that stimulates hair growth.

3 Block DHT
DHT, is a testosterone by-product. It causes hair growth early in life but as men age, it restricts the follicles ability to produce hair growth. DHT stops proteins, vitamins and minerals from providing nourishment to hair follicles which causes them to shrink. Hair reproduces at a slower rate so that it either shortens the growing phase or lengthens its resting stage. As a result hair thinning begins as the hair shaft gets finer with each new growth cycle. In the end, the hairs can stop growing.

For men, in particular, blocking or neutralising DHT on the scalp is an important weapon against hair loss.

Internal supplements can also be very effective at reducing DHT production. A popular herbal supplement, Saw Palmetto, is often suggested to slow hair loss. Saw Palmetto is thought to work by lowering levels of the male hormone testosterone – of which DHT is a by-product. It is also thought to work for women by regulating hormone levels in the blood.

There is also a specific DHT blocking herbal formula which is part of the NUHAIR products range suitable for both men and women.

Washing and Conditioning of Hair and Scalp

As part of a long term program to keep hair healthy a scalp cleansing and conditioning program is essential.

Some “stimulating shampoos” such as Kerstase are said to be formulated for use in the case of hair loss.

However, the strong chemical shampoos that are commonly used have a very harsh action stripping hair of its natural oils. Silicates and Keratin based shampoos are best avoided.

To cleanse the scalp Argan Oil or Jojoba oil is very good for removing excess sebum, the oil secreted by glands in the scalp.
This is essential to ensure hair follicles have a healthy growing environment.

Nizoral shampoo is an interesting anti fungal shampoo that contains ketoconazole.

It is used primarily to treat dandruff and cleanses the scalp. In addition, it has the ability to block androgen receptors helping to reduce inflammation which could be contributing to hair loss.

It is also said to help with seborrhoeic and follicular eczema.

Juniper Mint Scalp Therapy Shampoo is a unique product, recommended to us. It is a shampoo clinically developed by a Trichologist designed to optimise conditions for hair growth and condition hair.

The Jason Brand is a good organic range of gentle cleansing shampoos that a widely available. This health care regimen will help prevent breakage, fortify the hair shaft and providing optimum conditions for the health of hair follicles.

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4 Steps to Thicker, Fuller Healthier Hair & Treating Hair Loss

1. NUHAIR is a 3 part hair rejuvenation program. It has a hair nutrient supplement that contains the famous Chinese herb for hair He Shou Wu, a DHT blocking supplement and external hair serum.
Women may find Florisene a better alternative hair supplement for growth.

2. Use either a specialist anti-hair loss shampoo or try a natural cleansing shampoo free of strong chemicals.

3. Do hot oil hair treatment that includes Argan and Jojoba Oils once a week.

4. For men, in particular, adding Beta-Sitosterol rich oils or foods and foods rich in Biotin will give excellent long term results.


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Care for your Hair with pure Argan Oil

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The first is our “Naturally Scented”. This is made from an extra-virgin cold-pressing and a single filtration process.
This grade of cosmetic Argan oil has a natural Argan nut scent and is recommended for blotchy, acne-prone or inflamed skin.

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It is the best choice for face, general skin care and hair treatments.

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