Heat and Hair Loss

heat and hair loss

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Protect your hair from heat and hair loss

You often hear applying a heat protectant spray when using heated styling tools is very important. People wonder if it really matters or if it’s a gimmick to get people to invest in new products they do not need. So does it matter?

In a single word – yes – these heat protectants are important when you work with heated styling tools. Heat protectants reduce the physical and chemical damage to hair when you apply heat to it. They cannot eliminate the damage, but it’s a lot less.

Protection from physical damage

When you apply heat to the hair, the surface of the hair may have chips or breaks. When you comb the hair after heat styling, there may be physical breakage because the hair is damaged. The heat protectants place a layer of coating on the hair, meaning the hair fiber and the heated styling tools do not come into contact. This reduces the chance of breakage.

What is going on?

No heat protectant is going to protect your hair completely. Heat breaks down the amino acids in hair. Considering that hair is made up out of amino acids, there is no way to avoid chemical damage. The specific amino acid that often suffers damage is tryptophan. When you use a heat protectant, it means less degradation of tryptophan. Because the layer prevents all of the heat to transfer to the hair, it means that the protein is less likely to be damaged.

Choosing the right one

First, using any heat protectant is always going to be better than directly applying heated styling tools to your hair. But seeing as we are always about learning more, a study at the University of Manchester showed that dry ingredients (solvents and oils including ethanol) were better than water based heat protectants. Those without water simply worked better than those with. If you want some of the best ingredients, look for polymers and silicones, some of the best-researched protectants.

Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site: www.tojilife.com.

Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site: www.tojilife.com.

Hair Loss From Dieting

hair loss from dietingDid you know that you can experience hair loss from dieting?

Many people have noticed that highly restrictive diets may work for their waistline, but it can be detrimental to their hairline. That is why when it comes to healthy hair; it is important to avoid highly restrictive diets unless advised by a physician.

What is the big deal?

Regardless of what shampoo you find, whether you use a high-class Hollywood salon conditioner, a healthy diet with the right mix of iron, protein, and other nutrients will help your hair. Your body needs nutrients to grow. The only way that your body is going to receive nutrients is if you eat said nutrients. The moment someone starts restricting one food group (avoiding carbohydrates completely or only eating soup for a whole week for example), there will be a deficiency in your body – and your hair will pay the price.

Protein is necessary

Some people avoid meat altogether because of their beliefs, that is perfectly acceptable but you still need to make sure that you eat enough protein. After all, your hair is composed of mostly protein, which means it makes sense that your hair needs protein to be healthy. You can receive protein from fish, meat, soy, whole grains, or legumes.

Eat your vitamins

Some people eat a very restrictive diet with very few calories in order to lose weight. Again, it may be good for your figure, but your body is not getting what it needs. Your hair also needs vitamin E, iron, and trace minerals such as magnesium, copper, and selenium to help keep your hair healthy. All of these are involved in the production of proteins. Fish, beef, pork are good sources, but so are vegetarian sources such as spinach, lentils, white beans, pumpkin seeds, soybeans, and fortified cereals.

Being on a very strict calorie-deprived diet

If you use a very strict calorie-deprived diet you will lose weight, and you will likely lose it quickly. However, unless you supplement your body, it is almost impossible to receive the nutrients you need. If someone loses 15 or more pounds, it is quite normal for them to shed some hair. However, the hair loss is reversible. Once the weight stabilizes, the hair will come back in otherwise healthy individuals.

Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site: www.tojilife.com.

Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site: www.tojilife.com.

Protein and Hair Loss

protein-and-hair-lossEating protein and hair loss prevention

We love a juicy steak as much as the next person, but what you might not know is that eating protein every day can help hair growth. Considering hair is made up out of protein, it would make sense that eating more protein helps with hair growth.

How protein and hair loss are correlated

Protein does not just help with hair growth, it is also an important part of repairing body structures, and guess what – hair falls under that category too. If you do not eat enough protein, you will have brittle hair that feels like it could snap at any minute or you may even experience hair loss.

Amino acids and hair

There are 22 different amino acids. All of these amino acids have their own characteristics. There are eight essential amino acids. When we say protein, we aren’t just talking about “one protein” but thousands of different substances. Because our body cannot make amino acids, we need to get them through our daily diet.

The circle of life

So protein ‘replaces’ (yes we simplified that whole biological process) dead or worn-out cells. This is a big deal because we have a lot of repairing to do every day.

  • Every 10 day or so most of our white blood cells are replaced
  • Every four days our blood platelets and lining of the gastrointestinal tract is replaced
  • Every 24 days our skin cells are replaced

What if I don’t eat meat?

If you want the eight essential amino acids, you want the most complete proteins. You can find these in soy, cheese, milk, eggs, fish, poultry, and meat. So anything that comes from an animal really. Even though you can find protein in beans, peas, and nuts, these do not have all of the essential amino acids.

Because our body never stops working, it is important you never stop feeding it what it needs. That is why protein is an important component of your diet and something you eat every day.

Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site: www.tojilife.com.

Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site: www.tojilife.com.

Scalp Massage For Hair Growth

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Can a scalp massage for hair growth help?

At almost every salon in the world, you will have someone massage your scalp before he or she shampoos your hair before a trim. Sure it feels good, are there actual benefits for your hair when someone massages the scalp or is it just a little extra service cause it feels good?

Getting the blood flowing

There are benefits to someone massaging your scalp, and you can even rub your own head and get some of those effects. As with all parts of the body, circulation to the scalp is important. When you help the circulation of the scalp area by massaging it, the hair follicles that make up your hair become receptive to oxygen and nutrients. That’s kind of a big deal because hair needs these for maximum health.

It helps remove sebum

It does not just help with circulation either, when those pores open up excess sebum is either dissolved or removed, which means that the scalp is cleaner. This is a big deal because the buildup of sebum can clog hair follicles. This clog prevents hair growth, which is the exact opposite of what you want in healthy hair.

Help remove scales and bacteria

Plaques, dandruff, and skin scales over the scalp will prevent hair growth as well, with a scalp massage you can loosen those and get the blood flow back where it needs to be. Another problem that comes around often is folliculitis, which sounds like something we made up, but it is an infection of the follicle due to a virus, fungus, or bacteria. This will stop hair growth because it affects the entire follicle.

There are many other benefits to a scalp massage such as relaxation, but it does more than just feel good, it helps stimulate the growth of hair. Massaging the scalp is one of the most relaxing and enjoyable ways to stimulate hair growth.

Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site: www.tojilife.com.

Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site: www.tojilife.com.

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