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What Is Inositol?

Inositol is a vitamin-like substance. It is found in many plants and animals. It can also be made in a laboratory. Inositol is used for diabetic nerve pain, panic disorder, high cholesterol, insomnia, cancer, depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, promoting HAIR GROWTH, a skin disorder called psoriasis, and treating side effects of medical treatment with lithium. Inositol is also used by mouth for treating conditions associated with polycystic ovary syndrome, including failure to ovulate; high blood pressure; high triglycerides; and high levels of testosterone.

Possible Mechanisms of Inositol’s Effectiveness in Hair Loss Treatment

It can be argued that inositol’s success in addressing hyperandrogenism is an indication of its usefulness in treating hair loss, and an evidence to corroborate the positive reports of people who have used in this way. Hair loss is known to be especially encouraged by high levels of circulating androgens. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) synthesized from testosterone is one of the androgens known to trigger the dickkopf-1 gene to produce the protein DKK-1 which is known to cause papilla cell death. Papilla cells are the cells responsible for the nourishment of hair follicles. With increased DKK-1 concentration, hair growth slows down and hair loss accelerates.

Therefore, since inositol addresses hyperandrogenism, it follows that it will reduce the body level of androgens, reduce the expression of dickkopf-1 gene and lower the activity of the DKK-1 protein. This chain of events will provide the positive outcome of increased hair growth. Still another possible way inositol reverses hair loss is through its combination with choline. Inositol is often combined with choline bitarate in hair loss remedies. When both compounds are combined, they form phospholipids. Phospholipids are known to be crucial to the development of healthy hair follicles. Inositol’s prospects as an effective hair loss treatment are especially good when you consider that these two pathways demonstrate that it can treat hair loss from the two crucial points: increased growth rate of new hair and the strengthening of hair strands as they grow.

The Physical Benefits of Inositol

There are many things that inositol can do for our bodies, including to promote healthy hair growth. It keeps estrogen levels properly balanced, and it can help in the prevention of breast cancer by preventing breast lumps from forming. A combination of inositol and choline produces lecithin, which is necessary in the prevention of high cholesterol. Inositol has been proven effective when given to premature babies, and has been shown to reduce death and disability in premature infants. There are compounds in inositol that have qualities that are necessary for the prevention and treatment of certain cancers. Inositol can even be used to treat constipation. It has a stimulating effect, which allows for ease of bowel movements. Inositol is good for the nervous system, and is being studied for treating depression, panic attacks, Alzheimer’s disease and other nervous conditions. (http://www.progressivehealth.com/inositol-hair-loss.htm)

NouriTress Hair Vitamins Plus has both inositol and choline along with other natural ingredients to promote healthy hair growth. NouriTress Vitamans has more ingredients than other brands which equals better results. Check the back, you’ll find the facts! http://www.nouritress.com

~Growing Hair Since 1998~

The Products You Purchase

There are thousands of hair products on the market and choosing the right one for you can be mind boggling. How many times have you stood in the beauty supply store reading labels trying to figure out what will work best for you? Maybe you went to a particular beauty supply store to purchase a product that someone else suggested to you, so you knew exactly what you were looking for but you had the slightest idea how it would work for you. The truth is buying hair products are a hit and miss and you have to go through trail and era to figure out what will really work for you particular hair texture. You always have to give the products that you purchase a fair chance and using them one time and trashing them will never get you the results that you are seeking. African-American women are known for being product junkies and saying this means women tend to jump from one product to the next never giving a particular product time to work or should we say learning how to properly use the product correctly. The same thing goes for hair vitamins we must understand that just because your co-worker told you that the NouriTress Hair Vitamins Plus worked on her in two weeks doesn’t mean that they will do the same for you! Our bodies are different and our hair is different so you cannot expect to have the same results that the next person had. We get tons of calls asking “how long will it take” but the truth is there really isn’t a definite answer simply because each person is different. If you’re not drinking water or eating right it may take you a little longer to see results than a person who eats healthy, exercises daily, and drinks plenty of water. Your diet plays a big role in your hair health and you can’t expect miraculous results from any product if you’re not getting the proper nutrients that are needed for healthy hair growth.

NouriTress Hair Products are made for women who are serious about the health of their hair as we are committed to help women grow and wear their own hair from the inside out. Are you ready to start your healthy hair journey? Visit http://www.nouritress.com

~Growing Hair Since 1998~

 

 

 

 

 

“Hair Anxiety”

2012 NTS-HGC-PosterThe word “HAIR” in the African-American community is so important that many women are developing what we call hair anxiety. Our hair is our glory, our hair is a conversation topic, our hair is a social status, our hair can cause division, our hair can cause arguments, and our hair can stress us out! African-American women are so particular about their hair, but we fail to educate ourselves when it come to our hair. In order to keep our hair healthy we must first understand our hair and what it needs in order to keep it at a healthy state.

   What is Hair? 

Hair grows everywhere on the external body except for mucus membranes and glabrous skin, such as that found on the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, and on the lips.Hair follows a specific growth cycle with three distinct and concurrent phases: anagen, catagen, and telogen phases. Each has specific characteristics that determine the length of the hair. All three occur simultaneously; one strand of hair may be in the anagen phase, while another is in the telogen phase.The body has different types of hair, including vellus hair and androgenic hair, each with its own type of cellular construction. The different construction gives the hair unique characteristics, serving specific purposes, mainly warmth and protection. Hair comes in all types of textures and curl patterns. Today scientists are still working to find out what exactly causes hair texture. Everyone’s hair is made of keratin, so composition of hair follicles is not the source of varying hair patterns. The hair shaft shape has been known to affect the curliness of the individual’s hair. “A very round shaft allows less disulfide bonds, and those that are present are in line with one another, resulting in straight hair. The flatter the hair shaft becomes, the curlier hair gets, because the shape allows more cysteines to come in contact with one another and form the necessary disfulfide bridges.” As the hair follicle size determines curl pattern, the hair follicle size determines thickness.There are various systems that people use to classify there curl patterns. Being knowledgeable of an individual’s hair type is a good start to knowing how to take care of one’s hair. Each strand of hair is made up of the medulla, cortex, and cuticle. The innermost region, the medulla, is not always present and is an open, unstructured region. The highly structural and organized cortex, or middle layer of the hair, is the primary source of mechanical strength and water uptake. The cortex contains melanin, which colors the fiber based on the number, distribution and types of melanin granules. The shape of the follicle determines the shape of the cortex, and the shape of the fiber is related to how straight or curly the hair is. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hair)

With the new war that’s going on now “Natural hair versus Relaxed hair” there are a lot debates going around and it is causing division among African-American women. Everyone can’t wear their hair natural and everyone can’t wear their hair relaxed, but what we do know is everyone can have healthy hair (unless they have an internal illness). If you are going to wear your hair natural or relaxed you should educate yourself on your hair texture and on the growth cycle of hair. We get calls all the time from women who think that their hair is shedding too much, but the reality is the hair is in the catagen phase of the hair growth stages. In the catagen phase, “also known as the transitional phase, allows the follicle to, in a sense, renew itself. During this time, which lasts about two weeks, the hair follicle shrinks due to disintegration and the papilla detaches and “rests,” cutting the hair strand off from its nourishing blood supply. Ultimately, the follicle is 1/6 its original length, causing the hair shaft to be pushed upward. While hair is not growing during this phase, the length of the terminal fibers increase when the follicle pushes them upward”. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_hair_grow)

African-American women often stress over their hair (which can also cause hair loss) but having a good understanding about hair can ease some of the stress. The photo that is attached to this blog post is an excellent demonstration on the hair growth cycle and understanding how the hair grows is a great start on your journey to having and keeping healthy hair. NouriTress Perfect Hair Products truly understands the chemistry makeup of hair as well as the growth cycle of hair and that is why our products work! Healthy hair begins on the inside is our motto and what we stand on. NouriTress Perfect Hair Vitamins Plus have more ingredients than other hair vitamins which equals better and faster results. Check the back, you’ll find the facts! http://www.nouritress.com

~Growing Hair Since 1998~

Green Tea And Hair Loss

ImagePerfect Hair Vitamins PLUS contains the ingredient Green Tea! Green Tea, a natural herb has several benefits that helps hair loss & hair growth. Benefits of green tea include the effect of reversing the hair menace as it contains antioxidants. Also, it contains few stimulating effects which are classified as alkaloids. This group of alkaloids contain theobromine, theophylline and caffeine.

Green Tea Stimulates Hair Growth

 As per hair experts, a component called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) present in green tea helps in preventing hair loss effectively. This amazing antioxidant has been proven to be a potential hair growth stimulant.

EGCG inhibits the production of Tumor Necrosis Factors (TNF), a molecule which has been identified to cause hair loss. Also, this molecule plays an active role in causing cancer and arthritis. Hence, drinking green tea will not only ensure prevention of hair loss and stimulation of hair growth, but also provide you protection from various other health conditions. 

Using Green Tea to Control Hair loss?

  • Green tea has recently become a popular drink in the world for its innumerable health and skincare benefits. Unlike in the past when many people did not know the benefits of green tea that control hair loss. Green tea has six benefiting compounds that keep hair problems at bay. It also controls free radicals in the body that damages cell. The main ingredient in green tea is antioxidants, this is the main reason why it is considered healthy for the body as well as skin and hair.

 

  • Thinning of hair, and loss of unnatural amounts of hair is more common in women. It’s due to the hormonal changes they experience. It’s present in men, too. They call it male pattern baldness, and you can address your hair loss issues with the help of green tea.
  • Green tea contains high amount of antioxidants. It’s believed that the catechins found in green tea have 5-alpha-reductase inhibiting properties. This means that DHT (dihydro testosterone – the substance that causes hair loss in men and women) could be repressed and ultimately hair loss could be avoided. But later on it was discovered that the anti-inflammatory properties in green tea help to stop hair loss and even promote the growth of new hair.
  • Drinking a cup of green tea daily over a prolonged period of time will help lower the hair fall rate and help its regrowth. However, there are also green tea supplements which provide same benefit.
  • Acts as an anti-inflammatory which helps with hair growth
  •  Helps release stress which causes hair loss
  • Strengthens roots & activates the hair follicles for hair re-growth.
  • Helps destroy the bacterial and fungal parasites in the scalp!

NouriTress Perfect Hair Vitamins Plus have more ingredients than other hair vitamins which equals faster results. Check the back, you’ll find the facts. http://www.nouritress.com

~Growing Hair Since 1998~

 

 

 

 

Bad Foods…….Bad Hair…..

sweetpotatoesHave you ever noticed that when you crave certain foods majority of the time it’s not the ideal healthy snack or meal? There is a reason for this and understanding these reasons can help us on our journey to live a longer healthier life. All women want healthy, bouncy, beautiful hair, but the effort that is put into having healthier hair is mediocre to none. Junk food has an awesome power in fooling the brain to believe that it is getting nutrition, but not to fill us up. “Receptors in your mouth and stomach tell your brain about the mixture of proteins, fats, carbohydrates in a particular food, and how filling that food is for your body. Junk food provides just enough calories that your brain says, “Yes, this will give you some energy” but not so many calories that you think “That’s enough, I’m full.” The result is that you crave the food to begin with, but it takes quite some time to feel full from it. First, there is the sensation of eating the food. This includes what it tastes like (salty, sweet, umami, etc.), what it smells like, and how it feels in your mouth. This last quality— known as “orosensation”—can be particularly important. Food companies will spend millions of dollars to discover the most satisfying level of crunch in a potato chip. Their scientists will test for the perfect amount of fizzle in a soda. These factors all combine to create the sensation that your brain associates with a particular food or drink. The second factor is the actual macronutrient makeup of the food—the blend of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates that it contains. In the case of junk food, food manufacturers are looking for a perfect combination of salt, sugar, and fat that excites your brain and gets you coming back for more”. (http://lifehacker.com/why-your-brain-craves-junk-food-and-what-you-can-do-ab-1469120841)

Understanding that healthy hair begins on the inside is the first step to having healthy hair. If you are eating lots of processed foods, drinking carbonated drinks, eating tons of refined sugar and eating fats on a daily basis more than likely your health and your hair health are in danger! Our company NouriTress Perfect Hair Products is on a mission to help women grow and wear their own hair from the inside out and that is why we constantly inform our customers on how important it is to take our NouriTress Perfect Hair Vitamins Plus daily along with drinking plenty of water, and maintaining a healthy diet for healthy hair, skin, and nails. Our vitamins have more ingredients than other vitamins which equals better and faster results! Check the back, you’ll find the facts! Visit http://www.nouritress.com to start your healthy hair journey today.

Healthy Hair Food Tip: Sweet potatoes a great source of the antioxidant beta-carotene which the body turns into vitamin A. The cells of the body cannot function without enough vitamin A. It also helps protect and produce the oils that sustain your scalp, and being low on vitamin A can even leave you with itchy, irksome dandruff. Other options: cantaloupe, mangoes, pumpkin, and apricots are a good source of beta-carotene.

~Growing Hair Since 1998~