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The Truth About Alopecia Treatments Part 3



PART 3

TYPES OF ALOPECIA TREATMENTS


There are several different treatment options for alopecia (hair loss) and I will list and explain all of them here for you.



Essential oils Vitamins Minoxidil (over-the-counter and prescription) Human Growth Factors (serums and injections) Hormones





ESSENTIAL OILS


While essential oils do work for the most part, they take anywhere from 3 - 12 months to see significant hair growth.


Lavender - researchers on one animal study found that this oil was able to generate faster hair growth in mice.

Peppermint - One study found that peppermint oil, when used on mice, increased the number of follicles, follicle depth, and overall hair growth.


Rosemary - According to one study rosemary oil performed as well as minoxidil, a common hair growth treatment, but with less scalp itching as a side effect.

Thyme - Thyme can help promote hair growth by both stimulating the scalp and actively preventing hair loss. I couldn't find any study on this.


Clary sage - Clary sage oil contains the same linalyl acetate that helps make lavender oil so effective in increasing hair growth. I couldn't find any study on this.

Tea tree - A 2013 study even found that a mixture containing tea tree oil and minoxidil was more effective than just the minoxidil alone in improving hair growth, though more studies are needed on using tea tree oil only.

Cedar wood - Included in a mixture with lavender and rosemary, cedar wood extract was also found in a study to reduce hair loss in those with alopecia areata.




VITAMINS


If the cause of your hair loss is simply a lack of vitamins, taking them independent of any other treatment will work, but keep in mind that it can take up to 12 months to see significant hair growth. Vitamins are an essential component of hair growth and they should definitely be combined with any hair growth or restoration treatment.


There are many underlying causes for hair loss, or lack of hair growth, including not eating enough protein, as well as common health issues like thyroid disease and hormonal deficiencies, but hair growth supplements cannot address these issues.

Yes, vitamin and mineral deficiencies are one of the causes of hair loss, probably the most common deficiencies that contributes to hair loss are zinc and iron. But there are many other vitamins involved in hair growth including B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin D. I’m not going to include biotin in this list because, although a biotin 'deficiency' is known to cause hair loss, I can find no studies that prove biotin ‘supplementation’ (without a deficiency) improves hair growth or regrowth. While it's good to make sure you don't have a Biotin deficiency, taking it in excess to try and grow your hair is just a waste of money.


Choosing a quality brand of vitamins is a must. I use the Solaray (brand, this link goes to their quality page). Below are links to the products I use on a regular basis (and no, I don't get anything from the company for giving you this information).



I've experienced, first hand, how big a roll Zinc has in hair loss. For about 10 weeks, every morning when I brushed my hair, I had about 6 brushfuls of hair coming out, mainly on the right side of the crown of my head.


We have a machine that makes nano minerals and we were going to make some nano silver. When my husband looked in the box where we store the supplies, he saw that we had an electrode for Zinc. He made some nano Zinc and I drank about 6 ounces over the evening. Well, I kid you not, the very next morning when I brushed my hair, the fall out was normal, I only had about 20 strands in the brush. I was shocked, and realized that one of the rolls Zinc plays in hair loss is to keep it from falling out prematurely. Then I learned that it's also essential for hair growth!


Vitamins D and A - these vitamins should never be 'ingested'. If you ingest A and/or D, your digestive tract breaks them down into tiny pieces, and those pieces are quite toxic to your liver. Normally your body makes these vitamins (D from sun exposure and A from Beta-carotene (the orange color in plants, especially in carrots) and puts them into the blood stream. So you should expose your skin to the sun to make your D, and ingest Beta-carotene to make your A. When these two options are not available, you can use A and D topically, then they will go directly into the blood where they're supposed to be. It's for this reason that I made a 'topical' blend with A, D, E, and CoQ-10. One drop of this blend contains 30,126 IU (milligrams) of vitamin D alone. This blend is pure vitamins and contains no 'filler' oils, like olive or sunflower. The body stores D in a sort of 'pool' and uses it as needed so I use a whole dropper full once a week. 2 oz. is $50.00 and is about a 4 month supply if you use it once a week like I do. It can be obtained by calling 800-203-9668 (M-F, 9:00 - 3:00 CST) and placing an order for Liquid D Plus.




MINOXIDIL


While Minoxidil works for many men and women, not all, the risks are pretty substantial. Plus, it take 3 months, or longer, to begin to see results.


Minoxidil comes in two forms, OTC (over-the-counter) and prescriptions The OTC is a topical product that works pretty much where you put it. The prescription version is oral version has no limits and can increase hair growth all over the whole body. This goes for both male and female.


It’s recommended that topical, non-prescription Minoxidil be used twice a day, and thats a lot of time spent each day on grooming. It also takes approximately two months, or more, to see any results. Minoxidil is not guaranteed to work, and many men and women do not experience any hair restoration, even with twice daily use. It also comes with a long list of side effects. Plus, hair loss will begin again within a few months after minoxidil treatment is stopped.

SIDE EFFECTS

As with all drugs, minoxidil, when absorbed through the skin or taken orally, can cause quite a list of side effects.


Itching or skin rash

Acne at site of application

Burning of scalp

Facial hair growth

Increased hair loss

Inflammation or soreness at root of hair

Reddened skin

Swelling of face

Blurred vision or other changes in vision

Chest pain

Dizziness

Fainting

Fast or irregular heartbeat

Flushing

Headache

Lightheadedness

Numbness or tingling of hands, feet, or face

Swelling of face, hands, feet, or lower legs

Rapid weight gain


Serious allergic reactions can occur, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, like swelling of the especially of the face, tongue, or throat, severe dizziness, or trouble breathing, contact your doctor right away.




HUMAN GROWTH FACTORS


Human Growth factors (HGFs) are strands of proteins that stimulate cell growth and tissue repair. Our body produces 1,000’s of different HGFs that preform millions of tasks to keep us alive and well, and science has figured out how to manufacture them in a laboratory. Man made HGFs are identical in structure to the ones our own body produces and therefore preform the exact same functions.

For instance, have you ever noticed how fast the body works to heal a wound? If you cut your skin, it stops bleeding (providing it’s not too deep) in just a few minutes, the cut closes up, and it begins to form a scab. An actual broken bone only take about 8 week to completely repair itself. How does this healing take place...with HGFs.

There are a ton of anti-aging products on the market that contain HGFs, mainly anti-wrinkle products, and that's because they can regrow the layers of the skin, plumping it back up, and taking years off ones appearance. Having said that, it doesn’t mean that every anti-wrinkle product on the market works. The formulator of the products needs to know which HGFs to put in the product for its intended purpose.



MICRO DEMA ROLLERS


This report gives you the skinny on the types of hair growth products on the market and how long it takes to see results. But the best way to make any hair growth system work faster is to damage the scalp with a Micro Derma Roller. These rollers make tiny holes in the scalp which causes the bodies’ wound healing HGFs to spring into action. While Micro Derma Rolling alone can stimulate hair growth, it’s a slow process. When you use a Micro Derma Roller with a serum that contains HGFs specifically designed to stimulate hair growth, it will speed up the process like a rocket taking off.




HUMAN GROWTH FACTOR INJECTIONS


One or more hair growth HGF can be injected directly into the scalp. This is done in an office setting and requires an appointment. This type of treatment can cost anywhere from $500 to $6,000 depending on the cocktail of HGFs, and frequency of treatment. Obtaining more details would need to be done by contacting offices that deliver this type of treatment.




HORMONES


Hormones play and enormous part in hair loss. As estrogen and progesterone, in females, and testosterone and progesterone, in males decline over many years, the blood system shrinks inward and withdraws the blood supply from the hair follicle (hair root). Thus cutting off its oxygen and nutrition supply. This causes the root of the hair be become smaller and smaller with each growth cycle, and at some point the hair falls out and cannot regrow. Hormone Replacement Therapy, along with vitamin and mineral supplementation, should be a part of any hair growth or regrowth regimen.


Some hair growth supplements have added herbs like ashwagandha, saw palmetto, red raspberry, ginseng, etc. to try and remedy the hormonal deficiencies that can cause hair loss. I’m an herbalist, among other things, and can tell you that herbs are great for many things, but you cannot replace dwindling or non-existent hormones with them. Herbs do NOT contain hormones, they contain substances that can actually block hormone receptors and make a hormonal deficiency worse.


I've formulated, and manufacture, creams with estradiol, progesterone and DHEA in them and have been consulting women, and some men, for 22 years. Here's a free publication I wrote called You're NOT losing Your MIND, You're Losing Your HORMONES!

that explains why hormones decline, the 115 symptoms of that decline, and what to do about it.



EXAMPLES OF SOME HAIR GROWTH PRODUCTS ON THE MARKET


Below are 3 examples of hair growth products on the market that contain HGFs. I've listed all the ingredients in each product and what they do. The HGFs are listed in blue. The majority of hair growth products on the market contain Minoxidil as the main hair growth ingredient but I'm not listing any of those products here.



Product Number One


Amazon reviews - 66% 5 star, 14% 4 star, 9% 3 star, 3% 2 star, 8% 1 star.

This product takes 2-3 months to see results.

There are two HGFs in this product and they both pertain to hair growth.

3.38 oz. is $136.00 (plus shipping). The company recommends using the product daily.

The company claims it's a three month supply. This products has no introductory discount and comes with no money back guarantee.


Water Glycerin - humectant, draws moisture to skin and hair Ascorbic acid - vitamin C Caffeine - helped block the effects of DHT (a substance said to cause hair loss)

Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) leaf oil - helps hair grow Camellia sinensis (green Tea) leaf extract - helps with blood flow Rosemary Officinalis (Rosemary) leaf extract - helps hair grow Peppermint (Mentha Arvensis) oil - helps hair grow Eucalyptus globulus (Eucalyptus) oil - helps hair grow Acetyl tetrapeptide-3 - stimulates hair growth Copper tripeptide-1 - helps repair skin and helps hair grow Biotin - vitamin B7 Hyaluronic acid - helps skin stretch and flex and reduces skin wrinkles and lines

Menthol - stimulates blood circulation in the scalp and opens up hair follicles

Sodium PCA - humectant, draws moisture to skin and hair Sodium lactate - humectant, draws moisture to skin and hair Arginine - a building block of protein Aspartic acid - a building block of protein Serine - a block of protein Valine - a building block of protein Proline - a building block of protein Threonine - a building block of protein Isoleucine - a building block of protein Copper gluconate - building block of hyaluronic acid Histidine - a building block of protein Phenylalanine - encourage the regrowth of hair if it has been lost due to stress


Product Number Two


Amazon reviews - 59% 5 star, 15% 4 star, 9% 3 star, 5% 2 star and 13% 1 star.

There are five HGFs in this product and only two of them pertain to hair growth the rest are anti-wrinkle.

This product takes at least, 3 months to see results.

1 oz. is $64.00 (plus shipping). The company recommends using the product daily. Some people in the Amazon reviews said that the product did not last as long as the company claims.

This products has no introductory discount and comes with no money back guarantee.


Water

Butylene glycol - petrochemical humectant (draws moisture to skin and hair) Glycerin - vegetable humectant (draws moisture to skin and hair) Denatured alcohol - ethanol, don’t know why it’s in this product

Caffeine - helped block the effects of DHT (a substance said to cause hair loss)

Polysorbate 20 - detergent, helps keep the oils in the formulations distributed Curcuma longa (Turmeric) Callus Conditioned Media - hair growth Citrus bergamia peel oil expressed - stimulates blood flow Disodium edta - preservative and chelating agent Limonene - derivative of orange oil, not sure why it’s in there Trifolium pratense sprout extract - red clover extract, has vitamins in it that are good for hair Vigna radiata sprout extract - helps with hair regrowth Sodium benzoate - preservative Linalool - extract of lavender oil, fragrance and hair growth Potassium sorbate - preservative Gluconolactone - humectant (draws moisture to skin and hair)

Biotin - vitamin B7 Citral - derivative of lemon oil, fragrance Oligopeptide-2 - stimulates cell regeneration and wound healing.

Hexapeptide-4 - anti-aging function, promoting cell regeneration, accelerating repair of damaged skin, and helping rebuild skin's protective barrier.

Sh-Polypeptide 9 - stimulate the formation of blood vessels.

Hexapeptide-40 - improves the skin's ability to repair and protect itself.

Sh-Polypeptide-86 - stimulate regeneration of mature skin, strengthen its structure and hence contribute towards visibly reducing wrinkles.




Product Number Three

This product is not available on Amazon.

This product contains 14 HGFs and all pertain to hair growth. This products only needs to be used 3 times per week.

This product takes approximately 2-3 weeks (or less) to start seeing new hair growth when used along with a Micro Derma Roller.

1 oz. is $120.00 (plus shipping) with an introductory discount of 50%.

Micro Derma Roller kit is $54.00 (plus shipping) with and introductory discount of 50%.

This products comes with a 100% money back, guarantee.


Glycerin - humectant, draws moisture to the scalp, and is the base for the HGF’s. Denatured alcohol - to dissolve some of the HGF’s.

Deionized water - to dissolve some of the HGF’s.

Acetyl hexapeptide-1 - stimulates keratin production, which is a key structural protein of hair.

Biotinoyl tripeptide-1 - stimulates keratin proliferation and ensures optimal hair anchorage by stimulating the synthesis of laminin 5 and collagen 4.

Decapeptide-10 - promotes the formation of pigment-producing cells known as melanocytes (cells that make the skin and hair dark) which return color to dark hair.

Now here’s a product that contains the right kind of HGF’s. I used this one on my husbands bald spot and saw hair growth in just 4 days.

Decapeptide-18 - stimulates protein production that activates the hair root to grow, lengthens that growth stage, and also stimulates the growth of new hair shafts.

Decapeptide-28 - stimulates skin cells that surround the hair root to release growth factors that start the cycle of hair growth.

GHK-Cu 2:1 - increases the production of blood vessel growth factors, which promotes hair growth by improving the blood supply to the hair bulb. It also helps with wound healing and is anti inflammatory, increases collagen production, and hair root stimulation.

Myristoyl Hexapeptide-16 - significantly stimulate keratin genes, which tells the cells to produce more keratin, the super important structural protein in hair, nails and the outermost layer of the skin.

Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17 - significantly stimulate keratin genes, which tells the cells to produce more keratin, the super important structural protein in hair, nails and the outermost layer of the skin.

Myristoyl Tetrapeptide-20 - promotes the formation of pigment-producing cells known as melanocytes (cells that make the skin and hair dark) which return color to dark hair.

Octapeptide-11 - Inhibits cell death of hair root cells.

Oligopeptide-42 - reprograms the scalp skin cells and prolong their ability to self-renew.

Oligopeptide-54 - stimulates hair follicles, promotes hair growth, and lessen hair loss. It can also improve the production of melanin in hair follicles and prevent hair from turning white.

Oligopeptide-71 - antioxidant that protects the hair bulb from factors that cause it to fall out prematurely, like stress and environmental factors.

Palmitoyl tetrapeptide-3 - increases collagen production in the scalp to thicken it so the blood supply can return and grow the hair.


This ends my report on Alopecia. If you would like the name of, and where to purchase, any of the three products in this report. Please fill out this short survey and we will send you the information.

Thank you for your time, Sindi Holmlund


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