Archive for April, 2014

Hair Loss Reasons and Solutions

Hair loss causes.

Hair Loss -Temporary and Ongoing

In today’s modern age, there are a number of temporary afflictions that can affect the growth of hair in men and women.  However at times the reason for hair could be due to an underlying medical condition that might warrant a visit to a dermatologist. Let’s consider a few conditions. 

Natural Cures Help Hair Loss (Hair Fall)

If hair loss is a temporary condition, due to undue stress, temporary illness or similar issue, then proven home remedies and ancient natural cures can help stop hair loss (hair fall). Natural cures include a change in diet (quite beneficial) as we have written in a number of articles in our blog archives. Exercise (also a part of natural cures) help improves overall health and can boost self-esteem while treating some causes of hair loss (hair fall).

The botanical extracts and powders on the Saba Botanical website are well-known to be natural cures for hair loss (hair fall), used for literally centuries. In our modern day, they have proven to be truly beneficial home remedies.

save your hair.Hair Loss (Hair Fall) Due To Physical and Emotional Stress

According to the American Hair Loss Council*, surgeries and stress can temporarily affect hair growth:

“Surgeries, severe illnesses and emotional stress can cause hair loss. The body simply shuts down production of hair during periods of stress since it is not necessary for survival and instead devotes its energies toward repairing vital body structures. In many cases there is a three month delay between the actual event and the onset of hair loss. Furthermore, there may be another three month delay prior to the return of noticeable hair regrowth. This then means that the total hair loss and regrowth cycle can last 6 months or possibly longer when induced by physical or emotional stress. There are some health conditions which may go undetected that can contribute to hair loss. These include anemia or low blood count and thyroid abnormalities. Both of these conditions can be detected by a simple, inexpensive blood test.”

An Ongoing Medical Condition

An abnormal thyroid, hormonal changes from conditions like pregnancy, menopause or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS); even medications for blood pressure and gout can contribute to hair loss (hair fall).

A Dermatologist Visit Might Be Best

If you are concerned that your hair loss is excessive, then it’s best to visit a dermatologist. In fact the American Hair Loss Council suggests the following:

“First have your hair loss diagnosed by a competent dermatologist who sees hair loss patients on a regular basis. Once you know the diagnosis you will have a better understanding of exactly which treatment option may be best for you.”

*Citations: ahlc.org website.

 Author: L.J. O’Neal, writer and researcher. (L.J. is also a Lustrous Henna® user.)
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*Even though our herbal ingredients have been used in natural medicine for centuries, we must add the following disclaimer: The herbs, formulas, and recipes contained within this web site are not to be considered substitutes for proper medical and health care. As with any other medicine, if you are sick, you should consult a physician to find out if the herbal preparations listed here are right for you. Saba Botanical does not make any medical claims nor warranties regarding the use of the products listed on this site. No matter how natural a product is, it may have a potential of causing side effects and allergic reaction on certain individuals. You should consult your physician before taking any medication.

Hair Color by Nature is the Best Hair Dye

Hair Color by Nature is the Best Hair Dye.

Hair Color -Best Dye is from Nature

In these modern times, there has been a desire by hair stylists across the globe, to return to nature for safe and healthy hair color. In fact, there are a growing number of hair salons and customers that are turning to natural alternatives and therefore lessening the risks associated with chemical-based hair dye.

Happily, a “100% all-natural hair dye” has been created and is satisfying the quest for a hair color alternative. Lustrous Henna® is hair color and the safe alternative to harsh chemical dyes.

Bridget loves Lustrous Henna.Real Hair Color Benefits of Lustrous Henna® 

  • A totally all-natural, plant-based hair dye.
  • Natural hair dye for men and women.
  • Known for its hypoallergenic properties.
  • Coats individual hair shaft with color.
  • Blends naturally.
  • It smooths and seals the hair follicle for greater shine and body.
  • Covers gray hair beautifully.
  • Looks more like your natural hair color.
  • Adheres to hair nicely.
  • Since it fades gradually, doesn’t leave white/gray lines with growth.
  • Doesn’t strip hair of natural protein.
  • Conditions and protects hair and scalp.
  • Contains herbs with therapeutic values.
  • Hair needs no special preparation for Lustrous Henna® application.
  • Lustrous Henna® is a semi-permanent hair dye.
  • Colors can be mixed to create a unique shade.
  • It lasts 3 to 6 weeks, depending upon shampoos and your hair chemistry.
  • Beautifying properties of henna have been established and admired for thousands of years.

Color by Nature is Ageless

Truly, all natural botanical hair color has been used since ancient times, from Cleopatra, Nefertiti to today’s ageless beauties. Treat your hair with the color created for you by nature.

 
 Author: L.J. O’Neal, writer and researcher. (L.J. is also a Lustrous Henna® user.)
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Hair Dye by Mother Nature -the Safe Way to Dye Hair

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Mother Nature Has the Alternative Solution to Chemical Hair Dye

The majority of hair care professionals and consumer agree that there are serious risks associated with the use of chemical dye to color hair. There are numerous debates regarding the long term use of dangerous chemical hair dye. There are many questionable chemical ingredients that make up this type of hair dye, including, p-Phenylenediamine (PPD), ammonia and peroxide. Extremely harsh allergic reactions to the scalp have been documented by dermatologists all over the world map. Medical studies have even documented some chemical ingredient links to cancer.

Mother Nature contains vegetables, herbs, flowers and other plants that provide an alternative, safe solution. Natural botanicals have been used since ancient times for spectacular hair color. In modern times, more research was essential for a quicker application method that needed to be created from the gifts found in nature.

Lustrous_Henna_by_Saba_Botanical_of_USAA Healthy Alternative to Chemical Hair Dye

There are many products marketed to consumers that are claimed to be “all-natural”, however, upon closer examination these claims simply are not true. Many other all-natural hair color products have been disappointing to consumers worldwide, due to unsatisfactory performance. This serious issue led to much more extensive research and testing and the development of an exquisitely unique all natural hair dye formula found totally in Mother Nature. The product is marketed by Saba Botanical of USA under the brand name of Lustrous Henna®.

Lustrous Henna® is a vegetable-based hair dye that comes only in powder form in a sealed bag. Lustrous Henna® is a deposit only hair dye that is translucent; it allows the normal color variations of the hair to shine through, adding a natural radiant luster. Lustrous Henna® currently comes in a variety of natural hair color shades that can also be mixed to create other desired shades. Due to properties inherent in Mother Nature, Lustrous Henna® cannot lighten your hair color. The hair shade you choose will depend on the hair color (natural or dyed) you have. Lustrous Henna® hair color is a safe, healthy alternative to harsh chemical hair dye.

 Author: L.J. O’Neal, writer and researcher. (L.J. is also a Lustrous Henna® user.)
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*Even though our herbal ingredients have been used in natural medicine for centuries, we must add the following disclaimer: The herbs, formulas, and recipes contained within this web site are not to be considered substitutes for proper medical and health care. As with any other medicine, if you are sick, you should consult a physician to find out if the herbal preparations listed here are right for you. Saba Botanical does not make any medical claims nor warranties regarding the use of the products listed on this site. No matter how natural a product is, it may have a potential of causing side effects and allergic reaction on certain individuals. You should consult your physician before taking any medication.

Hair Dye in Ancient Times and Today

Hair Dye in Ancient and Today. www.sababotanical.comHair Dye in Ancient Times

Centuries ago when modern day chemical hair dye was not available, the henna plant was dried and made into henna dye. Henna dye was used for beautifying hair, conditioning and promoting hair growth as well as dying the skin. Henna produced one color when used alone: bright, reddish-orange hair. Artificial dyes were also used and they were exceptionally risky to the hair shaft . The choice of color was limited and various colors were obtained by more than a few dangerous methods. Note the following examples of recorded ancient hair:

“Dying hair was popular among women, although the frequency that hair was coloured often made it weaker. Tertullian discusses how hair dye burnt the scalp and was harmful for the head.Artificial dyes could be applied through powders, gels and bleach. Henna, a temporary dye, or even animal fat, could be applied to make the hair more manageable.²

Aside from henna, more common permanent dyes were based on natural substances and perhaps more unorthodox mixtures. For example, to dye hair black, Pliny the Elder³ suggests applying leeches that have rotten in red wine for 40 days.”4

Additionally, for ‘natural’ hair color, animal fat was mixed with beechwood ashes for red hair. Saffron dyed hair gold. To stop hair loss and grow hair, Pliny, referred to ‘treatments’ such as: applying a pig’s gall bladder mixed with bulls urine…”other mixtures such as the ashes of a deer’s antlers mixed with wine”. Head lice? The ‘cure’ was goat’s milk or goat’s dung.5

www.sababotanical.comHair Dye Protection Today

Today’s chemical dyes thin the hair which reduces the strength of hair shaft, but truly all-natural henna hair dye thickens and nourishes your hair while increasing its strength.


The FDA has recommended vegetable/plant based hair dye as an alternative to using harmful chemical dyes containing PPD and other chemicals; as well as, bleaching agents such as ammonia and/or peroxide which damage the outer most layer and create capillaries in the hair shaft. PPD, OPD, MPD like chemical color fills these capillaries, enter in the inner layer and remain stuck inside, as permanent color. The next application again does the same on hair shaft. This results in loss of strength, roughness and permanent damage to hair.

Totally natural henna hair dye colors hair by coating the hair shaft. It provides thickness to hair and stick as a semi-permanent color. The next application again does the same and results in increase in strength and shine in your hair.

¹tertullian.org
²Hair and the Artifice of Roman Female Adornment, Elizabeth Bartman (2001)..
³Pliny the Elder, The Natural History, John Bostock, M.D., F.R.S., H.T. Riley, Esq., B.A., Ed.
4wikipedia.org
5 Pliny the Elder

 
 Author: L.J. O’Neal, writer and researcher. (L.J. is also a Lustrous Henna® user.)
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*Even though our herbal ingredients have been used in natural medicine for centuries, we must add the following disclaimer: The herbs, formulas, and recipes contained within this web site are not to be considered substitutes for proper medical and health care. As with any other medicine, if you are sick, you should consult a physician to find out if the herbal preparations listed here are right for you. Saba Botanical does not make any medical claims nor warranties regarding the use of the products listed on this site. No matter how natural a product is, it may have a potential of causing side effects and allergic reaction on certain individuals. You should consult your physician before taking any medication.

Hair Growth with Natural Hair Dye in Powder Form

www.sababotanical.com_Hair Growth with All Natural Hair Dye

Natural Hair Dye Also Works To Promote:

  • Hair growth by: strengthening hair so it won’t get split ends.
  • Hair growth by:  all natural conditioning and protecting hair, instead of stripping hair from the natural protein it needs to stay healthy and grow.
  • Hair growth by: not causing the hair shaft to dry and become lifeless and brittle.
  • Hair growth by: containing other all natural herbal extracts that are known to prevent hair loss; all natural herbs that are known for anti-dandruff properties and to improve overall health of your hair.

Why Keep All Natural Hair Dye in Powder Form? 

 “We have in the past looked into making Lustrous Henna® in cream/gel or liquid form. Unfortunately herbs used in Lustrous Henna® are not stable in Liquid form for a longer period. In order for it to be stable, it has to be made in alcohol base and heavy preservatives and synthetic material needs to be added.

Currently the only way we can keep this product all natural is by leaving it in powder form.”

With Kind Regards,
Syed

Inferior Chemical Hair Dye vs. Superior Natural Hair Dye

Chemical hair dye is simply inferior to plant-based, natural hair dye and extremely harmful to hair.

All natural henna hair dye is simply superior to harsh chemical hair dye. Hair is protected from hair loss and damage, resulting in healthy hair benefits for men and women.

Medical Doctor Recommendation

Dear Syed,

I, Dr.Bhagwan Bang, a pediatrician who had extensive allergic reaction with color dye. While reading about allergic reaction to chemical in Annual of Pediatrics, published by North Western College of medicine Chicago, I came to know about your product and is extremely pleased to say that it was wonderful. I never had reaction with LUSTROUS HENNA of yours. I have no hesitation in recommending to anybody.

Thanks, 
Bhagwan Das Bang, MD.
Recipient of AAP Hero Award 2009

 Author: L.J. O’Neal, writer and researcher. (L.J. is also a Lustrous Henna® user.)
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*Even though our herbal ingredients have been used in natural medicine for centuries, we must add the following disclaimer: The herbs, formulas, and recipes contained within this web site are not to be considered substitutes for proper medical and health care. As with any other medicine, if you are sick, you should consult a physician to find out if the herbal preparations listed here are right for you. Saba Botanical does not make any medical claims nor warranties regarding the use of the products listed on this site. No matter how natural a product is, it may have a potential of causing side effects and allergic reaction on certain individuals. You should consult your physician before taking any medication.

Hair Color and Acacia Catechu, the Ancient Flowering Tree

Hair Color and Acacia Catechu, the Ancient Flowering Tree

Hair Color and Acacia Catechu, the Ancient Flowering Tree 

It’s been called: Catechu, Cutch, Katha, Khair and more, depending on the use of different parts of this flowering tree.  The flowering tree is found in the forests of India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and other Asian countries. According to, The World Agro Forestry Centre, acacia catechu is a small or medium-sized, thorny tree up to 15 m tall; bark dark grey or greyish-brown, peeling off in long strips, or sometimes in narrow rectangular plates, brown or red inside.

The flowers are long spikes with color of white to pale yellow, numerous stamens. The fruit is contained within a strap-shaped pod tapering at both ends.

There are numerous uses for acacia catechu, so for our purposes, we’ll focus on what’s pertinent. A substance called cutch is extracted from the bark and is used for extracting color and dyeing textiles as well as: hair color. Catechu extract is also used to dye textiles such as silk, cotton, canvas, paper and leather to a dark-brownish color.

Lustrous henna all natural hair color.An All-Natural Hair Color for Dying Hair

Acacia catechu is just one of the natural botanicals that make up some shades of Lustrous Henna®Depending on the color shade, Lustrous Henna® contains pure, highly-sifted herbal henna, indigo leaf powder and other herbal extracts and powders. Dark hair colors are achieved naturally, resulting in excellent black hair color, dark brown hair color, brown hair color and many more, along with excellent gray hair coverage.

Ancient ingredients make it semi-permanent, (fading gradually). It also works as natural hair conditioner and helps with hair growth.  The following are the ingredients of Lustrous Henna. The order in which the ingredients are listed on each pack varies from one shade to another: Lawsonia inermis, Indigofera tinctoria, Isatis tintoria, Coffea arabica, Rubia tinctoria, Acacia catechu,  Bocopa monniera, Eclipta prostrada, Acacia concinna, Trigonella foenumgraecum. 

 
 Author: L.J. O’Neal, writer and researcher. (L.J. is also a Lustrous Henna® user.)
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*Even though our herbal ingredients have been used in natural medicine for centuries, we must add the following disclaimer: The herbs, formulas, and recipes contained within this web site are not to be considered substitutes for proper medical and health care. As with any other medicine, if you are sick, you should consult a physician to find out if the herbal preparations listed here are right for you. Saba Botanical does not make any medical claims nor warranties regarding the use of the products listed on this site. No matter how natural a product is, it may have a potential of causing side effects and allergic reaction on certain individuals. You should consult your physician before taking any medication.

Protein Rich Hair from Natural Plants

Ayurvedic Tips

Natural Plants for Protein Rich Hair

Natural plants that are rich in protein can also eliminate dry scalp and promote hair growth. The following herbs are excellent for protein rich hair.

Shikakai: A pod that’s considered a superior cleanser for lustrous long hair and has been reported as promoting hair growth, eliminates dry scalp and preventing dandruff. Because of these benefits, this pod was named “Shikakai” which translated as, “fruit for hair”.

Soapnut: Indian name Reetha fruit is also called Soapnut, as it contains natural soap. Beside excellent cleansing properties, it is known to keep hair and skin soft.

Amla: A wonderful cleansing agent for both the skin and hair. It imparts luster to hair and protects from dandruff, also helps prevent premature graying. Amla stimulates hair growth and strengthens the hair roots.

Fenugreek: Seeds contain essential oil that contains 40 different valuable compounds. People used to soak fenugreek seeds overnight, and in the morning grind them into fine paste and apply them to the scalp for half hour for scalp treatment and removal of dandruff. The hair was then washed with Soapnut solution. The same paste was applied on the face at night before going to bed and then washed with warm water in the morning. This was known to prevent one from getting pimples, dryness and early appearance of wrinkles. It improved complexion and make one look younger.

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Build with Proper Hair Maintenance

For protein rich hair, it helps to have a proper hair maintenance routine. Following a healthy diet; daily scalp massage increases blood circulation; weekly oil treatment to scalp, washing off in shower after 10-15 minutes will help avoid excessive drying out of skin; frequent mild shampoos that include any or all of the above Ayurvedic herbs.

Start building protein rich hair from natural plants now. Yes, natural plants from ancient times are still just as effective today.

 Author: L.J. O’Neal, writer and researcher. (L.J. is also a Lustrous Henna® user.)
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