Studies indicate that androgenetic alopecia or baldness is the most common form of hair loss in both men and women. However, due to an increased production of the hormone dihydrotestosterone, this hair loss is far greater in men than in women.
Many sources claim that it is impossible to stimulate hair growth on balding areas of your scalp. However, advanced research suggests that a balanced diet supplemented with gentle hair products, and measures to tackle stress, not only reduces hair loss, but also stimulates healthy hair growth.
STAGES OF HAIR GROWTH IN MEN
The follicle is the primary structure out of which hair grows. The growth of hair follicles is cyclical. This cycle is divided into four phases –
Anagen (growth phase) – At the anagen stage, three things happen. Firstly, the hair follicle starts developing its onion-like bulbous shape. Secondly, the follicle starts producing hair fibres. Thirdly, the cells in the root of the hair start dividing rapidly to form the hair shaft.
At any given time, 90% of our hair is growing at this stage. The anagen phase can last for up to 2 to 6 years.
Catagen (transition phase) – The catagen stage marks the ending of the anagen phase. At this stage, hair starts detaching itself from the main blood supply, and begins the formation of club hair or fully keratinised hair.
This phase lasts for around 2 to 3 weeks. And at any given point, between 1% to 5% of our hair is in this catagen phase.
Telogen (rest phase) – In the resting phase of the hair cycle, the club hair is fully formed, and the follicle becomes dormant or inactive.
At any given point, between 10% to 15% of our hair is in the telogen phase. And it remains at this stage for up to a couple of months to even a year.
- Exogen (shedding phase) – After the resting stage, old hair leaves its follicle and falls out. And the entire cycle begins again to grow a new and healthy hair strand. This is a natural process of shedding and regrowth.
NATURAL REMEDIES FOR HAIR REGROWTH
Peppermint Oil as a natural hair regrowth remedy
According to a study, a composition of peppermint oil and jojoba oil helps in promoting blood circulation on the scalp, encouraging new hair growth and increasing the number of hair follicles on our scalp. Menthol, an active compound in peppermint essential oil, also soothes scalp irritation, reduces dandruff, and prevents hair loss.
In a clean and dry bowl, take your favorite Juicy Chemistry carrier oil or cold pressed jojoba oil, add a few drops of our peppermint essential oil, and mix well. Use this blend as a stimulating massage oil for your scalp and hair.
Note – Patch test the prepared hair oil on your hairline to test for sensitivity and redness, before applying it directly to your scalp or hair.
Onion juice as a natural hair regrowth remedy
In a recent study, raw onion juice was used in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia or common baldness in 45 patients, out of which 87% of the patients demonstrated full hair regrowth within 8 weeks of consistent treatment. The study concluded that the sulphur content and phenolic compounds in onion juice stimulate hair regrowth and prevent hair fall.
Take a fresh onion bulb and obtain its pulp by grinding or grating the onion. Squeeze the pulp with the help of a muslin cloth to extract the juice. Mix one part of fresh onion juice with 3 parts of our cold pressed castor oil. A few drops of our Tuscany lemon essential oil can be added to this blend for promoting scalp stimulation, and covering the smell of onion juice. Use this concoction for massaging your scalp and strengthening your hair roots a few hours before shampoo.
Note – Patch test the prepared blend on your hairline to test for sensitivity and redness, before applying it directly to your scalp or hair.
HAIR CARE TIPS TO FACILITATE NATURAL HAIR REGROWTH
- Balanced diet – Research indicates that a diet rich in vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, iron, selenium, and zinc plays a vital role in the development of hair follicles, prevents chances of androgenetic alopecia or common baldness in men and women, as well promote hair regrowth.
- Suitable hair care routine – Using gentle hair care products that are enriched with antioxidants helps to prevent oxidative stress and promote hair regrowth.
- Natural hair care rituals – Studies show that scalp massages reduce stress levels tremendously. Additionally, using hair masks made with plant extracts can help to stimulate blood flow on the scalp and boost healthy hair growth.
- Healthy hair care practices – Prefer air-drying your hair naturally instead of blow-drying. Avoid frequent combing and hair washing. Treat your hair gently.
JUICY CHEMISTRY PRODUCTS TO PREVENT HAIR THINNING AND STIMULATING HAIR REGROWTH
Chilli, Horsetail and Black Seed Hair Oil
Juicy Chemistry Chilli, Horsetail, and Black Seed Hair Oil is clinically tested and proven to boost hair growth. It stimulates blood circulation on the scalp and moisturises your hair.
Hibiscus, Onion and Bhringaraj Organic Shampoo Bar
Our organic shampoo bar is made with Onion juice and Hibiscus extract to promote hair growth, and German Chamomile and Cedarwood Essential Oils to soothe scalp irritation.
Sacha Inchi, Argan and Mango Butter Hair Mask
It is a nourishing hair mask made with Sacha Inchi, Hemp Seed and Argan Oils, and Mango Seed Butter to provide intense moisture and promote hair growth.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How often should we wash our hair with Juicy Chemistry shampoo bars?
While less cleansing may lead to scalp build-up, excess cleansing may cause dehydration. Hence, we recommend cleaning your scalp and hair 2-3 times a week, depending on your lifestyle and environment.
How to make the most of our oiling experience?
Allow our organic hair oils and hair masks to get absorbed into your hair for a couple of hours before shampoo, or leave them in your hair overnight for maximum benefits.