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It is a very well-known fact that up to 60% of ingredients in our daily hair and beauty products get absorbed into our skin to some extent. Many of us are buying regular shampoo and conditioner as it is easier to buy and is cheaper. Have you ever taken time to read the ingredients in those products? Those products can wreak havoc on our hair and may be absorbed into our bodies. Ingredients typically contained in some shampoos have been proven to reduce the size of hair follicles, irritate and disrupt oil glands, dry out the scalp, which ultimately can result in hair loss. Some of the regular shampoos are made up of chemicals that are absorbed through the pores in your scalp. They contain synthetic chemicals that make your hair shine and make you feel like you are getting a good deal for your money, but they may be affecting your health as well.

To all this voluntary treatment of ourselves by toxic chemicals we should add the polluted environment, food and water poisoned by synthetic chemical additives, daily stress, sleepless nights, unbalanced diet, etc… The results of such a “cocktail” can be seen on the health of our body, as well as our hair.

Being a natural product, ecoNativa shampoo and ecoNativa tonic can help to reduce your daily exposure to synthetic chemicals.

Importance of Hair

Approximately five million hair follicles cover the body. The only parts of the body that don’t have hair are the lips, palms of the hand, and soles of the feet. Most hairs are very fine, lightly pigmented fibers called vellus hair. The hair which is darker and visible is called terminal hair. Men tend to have more terminal hair on their bodies because of higher levels of testosterone (the hormone linked to hair growth).

How often do we think about our hair? Hair is something we often take for granted. Little thought is given to how hair grows until there is a problem.

Hair acts as a protective barrier: eyelashes protect the eyes from dust particles; hair in the nostrils warms the air that we inhale into our lungs and sweeps mucous secretions back down our throat, thus preventing a runny nose. The tiny hairs in the ears move when sound vibrations hit the ear, triggering nerve cells that send electrical impulses to the brain and we receive sound. Eyebrows protect the eyes from sweat. The hair on the head provides some protection from the sun and it is also retaining heat by trapping air between the hairs, thus protecting the scalp and keeping the head warm as.

However, the purely biological significance of hair does not compare with the social and psychological value of hair for mankind.

Unfortunately, a large number of people experience discomfort from the unhealthy and unsightly appearance of their hair. For some people, the presence of healthy hair plays a crucial role in life. Losing hair isn’t physically painful but may cause fears and anxieties.

Losing hair isn't physically painful, though it causes fears and anxieties.

Hair makes a social statement: it says a lot about who we are and who we want to be. It is part of us.

From time immemorial, people have attached great importance to the appearance of their hair and care for it. Hair is attached to values such as individuality, strength, self-awareness and independence. Even today, people all over the world spend a fortune doing a variety of hair manipulations: using a comb, haircut, colouring, curling, straightening, using a variety of products like hair wax, hair lacquer, etc. A hairstyle is a determining factor in how we look and can be tremendously important in affecting how we feel.

From all said above it logically follows that hair should be in harmony with the style of hair, density, texture, general condition, style and way of life.

Therefore, the health of hair and the proper care of it is in the forefront of our life.

Causes of Hair Loss
The causes of hair loss are varied: age, general state of health, the environment, lifestyle. However, the most common of these are discussed further. In order to keep hair healthy, it is important to understand how each of these factors effects hair growth as well as loss, and nurtures or damages the structure of hair.
Genetic Predisposition, Hereditary Thinning or Balding (Androgenetic Alopecia)
Certain people have genetically programmed hair loss. This means that the reason for losing their hair is a particular gene that is inherited from family members and is present from birth, but it is hidden and its influence is not noticed. When this gene is triggered by various processes in the body, a signal is sent to the immune system, which starts to be irritated and builds up a defence against this gene. Thus the immune system attacks hair and the hair loss occurs.
Hormonal Changes, Imbalances
Hormonal changes and hormonal disbalance can also cause hair loss. This mostly occurs in females due to pregnancy, childbirth or the onset of menopause.
Drugs or Medical Treatment Prescribed
Drugs or medical treatments which are prescribed to cure diseases such as cancer, arthritis, heart problems, depression etc can also be a reason for hair loss. The active ingredients of these medications can help to cure illness the individual suffers from, but a side effect of such medical treatment can be hair loss.

 

 

 

 

Medical Conditions
Hair loss can also occur due to various infections of the scalp or hair follicles. Diseases like Alopecia Areata occur when the body’s immune system attacks hair follicles causing smooth round patches of hair loss. Infections such as ringworm can invade the hair and skin of the scalp, which could lead to hair loss. Also problems with the thyroid gland, which regulates hormone levels in our bodies, may be a reason for hair loss.
Emotional Stress
Emotional stress is a factor that also can add to a hair loss problem. Though all people experience a certain amount of stress every day, to lose your hair, a stress of an exceptionally intense nature has to occur
Pollution
The environment in which we live is one of the most important factors controlling the state of our health. Intense radiation or pollution can influence the strength of our hair follicles and the ability of the body to regenerate, thus causing weakened hair and eventually hair loss.

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