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The 6 Best Essential Oils To Stop Hair Loss and Regrow Hair

The 6 Best Essential Oils To Stop Hair Loss and Regrow Hair
As a skincare scientist who studied at The Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy (ITHMA), London; I am very fond of essential oils. For the past 15 years, I have been developing and perfecting haircare formulas to slow down my own hereditary hair loss continue reading >

Rosemary Extract Reduces Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in Hair Follicles

Rosemary Extract Reduces Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in Hair Follicles
A study published in the Phytotherapy Research showed that Rosemary extract inhibited the activity of 5-alpha-reductase by up to 94.6%. By inhibiting the action of enzyme 5-alpha-reductase in hair follicles, rosemary extract reduces dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in hair follicles that helps prevent androgenetic hair loss continue reading >

Rosemary Oil is as effective as Minoxidil for Androgenetic Alopecia

Rosemary Oil is as effective as Minoxidil for Androgenetic Alopecia
A study published in the Phytotherapy Research suggested that Rosemary contains phytochemicals that suppress the action of enzyme 5-alpha-reductase in converting testosterone to dihydrotestosterone. Dihydrotestosterone is the androgen hormone that causes the hair follicles in some men and women to stop growing hair continue reading >

Peppermint Strengthens and Promotes Hair Growth

Peppermint Strengthens and Promotes Hair Growth
A study published in Toxicology Research suggested that peppermint oil is more effective than minoxidil in promoting hair growth. Peppermint oil has been shown to increase the number and the depth of hair follicles. After 4 weeks, Peppermint Oil improved the hair growth by 92% compared to 55% of Minoxidil continue reading >

Caffeine Helps Prevent Baldness in Men and Women

Caffeine Helps Prevent Baldness in Men and Women
In hair follicles, testosterone gets converted to dihydrotestosterone by the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase (5-AR). A study published in the International Journal of Trichology suggested that Caffeine may reduce the activity of 5-alpha-reductase. Hence, caffeine seems to help prevent the hair follicles from shrinking continue reading >

How to Prevent and Reduce Stretch Marks

How to Prevent and Reduce Stretch Marks
Stretch marks are scars caused by tearing in the middle layer of the skin (dermis). Due to the rapid growth during puberty or pregnancy or sudden weight gain, the dermis is overstretched and torn. Some studies hinted that certain botanical oils may reduce the appearance of stretch marks continue reading >

6 Best Anti-Cellulite Essential Oils To Get Rid of Orange-Peel Skin

6 Best Anti-Cellulite Essential Oils To Get Rid of Orange-Peel Skin
Essential oils have long been used to improve health and wellbeing including preventing and reducing cellulite, the dimpled, orange-peel skin commonly seen on the thighs, buttocks and hips of women. With the current knowledge in herbal medicine, aromatherapy has gained a tremendous respect from medical practitioners continue reading >

How To Get Rid of Cellulite

How To Get Rid of Cellulite
Getting rid of cellulite can be very difficult and in some people, it is impossible to do it completely. Genetic predisposition can play a significant role. If your mother has cellulite, it is likely that you will have it too. Nevertheless, there are few things that you can do to reduce or get rid of cellulite continue reading >

Salicylic Acid For Blemish-Free Skin

Salicylic Acid For Blemish-Free Skin
Salicylic acid is a phenolic phytohormone found in some plants. Scientifically proven to be effective in clearing up congested pores, reducing acne inflammation and smoothing out the appearance of wrinkles and lines. A clinical study showed that salicylic acid works better than benzoyl peroxide in clearing up acne continue reading >

How Dihydrotestosterone Causes Hair Loss (Androgenetic Alopecia)?

How Dihydrotestosterone Causes Hair Loss (Androgenetic Alopecia)?
Dihydrotestosterone causes hair follicles to shrink gradually. Over the times, hair appears visibly weaker, shorter and thinner. The term of androgenetic alopecia is used for a hair loss condition caused by androgen hormones, particularly dihydrotestosterone. Left untreated, this hair loss condition may cause baldness continue reading >

Hair Loss and Thinning Hair Treatment

Hair Loss and Thinning Hair Treatment
In some people, Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a powerful sex hormone and facial/body hair growth promoter, adversely affects the hair growth cycle on the scalp by shortening the Anagen (Growing) stage and lengthening the Telogen (Resting/Shedding) stage of hair, triggering thinning hair and potentially, baldness continue reading >

Liquorice Root Extract for Even Skin Tone

Liquorice Root Extract for Even Skin Tone
Liquorice Root contains liquiritin and isoliquertin, phytochemicals that lighten age spots and even out skin tone. Liquorice root extract can be used effectively to diminish the premature ageing signs due to UV radiation such as wrinkles, lines, dark spots and skin discolouration continue reading >