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Neem Leaf Powder for Healthy Scalp and Hair –Have You Tried It?

Neem Leaf Powder for Healthy Scalp and Hair –Have You Tried It?, by L.J. O’Neal, writer.Neem Leaf Powder (Azadirachta indica) for Healthy Skin

Neem Leaf Powder and Neem Oil have been used for preparing hair and skin cosmetics for centuries. The ancient benefits of neem (Azadirachta indica): lighten blemishes, rejuvenates facial skin, treats acne, tones the skin, skin astringent, helps relieves psoriasis symptoms, effective treatment for eczema, athlete’s foot and other fungal or bacterial infections.

Known benefit of neem leaves for scalp and hair

  • Helps control dandruff
  • Helps reduce scalp itchiness
  • Helps enhances hair growth rate
  • Conditions hair

The Neem Tree (Azadirachta indica) 

Neem, a leafy tree also known as the “Indian Lilac” is commonly used in traditional Indian medicine. The neem tree (Azadirachta indica) is in the mahogany family and is native to India, Burma, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Pakistan, growing in tropical and semi-tropical regions.

In East Africa the neem tree is also known as Muarubaini (Swahili), which means the tree of the 40, as it is said to treat 40 different diseases. More than 140 active compounds have been isolated from this tropical plant. The leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, gum, oil and bark all have health benefits. The powder is made by drying and grinding neem leaves or a blend of leaves

Neem Leaf Powder and Neem Oil

Neem oil has been found to be an effective mosquito repellent. Neem oil has been used for centuries to eliminate dandruff and head lice. Traditionally, a tea is made from neem leaves and is used as a rinse to prevent hair loss. Neem oil and powder treatments soothe irritations, prevent dryness and flaking and nourish the scalp, improving its general immunity and health.

Neem Leaf Powder Scalp Treatment Recipes

Neem Powder Itchy, Dry Scalp Treatment

Massage paste made from Neem Leaf Powder mixed with coconut or olive oil into hair and leave for 20-30 minutes. Then shampoo, using Lustrous Henna® Shampoo Powderor Imbue ™Natural Shampoo. Repeat once weekly for 3 weeks or as long as necessary.

Neem Powder Oily Scalp Treatment

Massage paste made from Neem Leaf Powder mixed with Multani Mitti Clay Powder (Fuller’s Earth) and water into hair and leave for 15-20 minutes. Then shampoo, using Lustrous Henna® Shampoo Powderor Imbue ™Natural Shampoo. Repeat once weekly for 3 weeks or as long as necessary.

Note: Neem has a very pungent smell, which can be masked with a few drops of a naturally scented essential oil. Keep this in mind in mixing the recipes.

Neem Leaf Powder Review

“So far so good. I like this stuff. Used it as a mask last night and my skin feels smoother and softer this morning. Neem is good for hair, skin and a lot of things. So I am glad to have some on hand.” -Amy, West Virginia USA

Resources:

Rajeev Seenappa, (2009) Dinkal Agro Inc: Organic for Healthy Living

Puri, H.S. (1999) Neem: The Divine Tree. Azadirachta indica. Harwood Academic Publications, Amsterdam.

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 Author: L.J. O’Neal, writer and researcher. (L.J. is also a Lustrous Henna®  user.)
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Pure Indigo Powder for Dark Brown Hair to Black Hair –Naturally.

Pure Indigo Powder for Dark Brown Hair to Black Hair –Naturally. -by L.J. O’Neal, writer.About Pure Indigo Powder for Darker Hair

Henna is the most widely used natural dye throughout the entire globe. However, Pure indigo is the second most powerful and widely used natural dye. When henna and indigo are properly combined together for hair coloring, the results are fantastic. This combination produces an array of shades from brown, dark brown, blue-black, purplish-black, natural black, to jet-black hair. The results may vary, depending upon the process, hair condition, percentage of gray and the ratio of pure henna and pure indigo in this process. The henna and indigo application can be done in either a two-step or one-step process. Use together or separately, either way the results are admirable: hair is soft and silky to the touch.

The Indigo Plant

The word indigo has its origin from the Latin word ‘Indicium‘ meaning blue dye from India. Indigofera Tinctoria is a sub-tropical plant that yields indigo. Since ancient times it’s been used by men and women to dye textiles and hair. As a hair dye, pure indigo is a green plant and the green leaves are dried, crushed and powdered. The dye is made from processing the plant’s leaves by soaking them in water and allowing them to ferment. This converts the natural glycoside indicant into the dye, indigotin. It can then be pressed into cakes, dried and powdered.

Pure Indigo Powder Consumer Reviews

“I used this product with the Lustrous Henna® dark brown combined to give me a darker tone. I wanted it as close to black as possible. I have a head full of grey and for many years I’ve been dying it with over the counter permanent hair dyes. Eventually those started to make my skin break out in a rash so I decided to give this a try. It is an amazing product! I absolutely love it! My hair feels and looks healthier.

The color is rich and the mix of those two hennas gave me the black I was looking for. It is safe enough to use all the time and did not make me break out in a rash. It is all-natural, so it is safe. I had read somewhere while I was reading about henna in general, that instead of mixing it with water, you could mix it with coconut milk. I decided to that instead, but water works just as well. It’s a wonderful product and I can’t imagine using anything else. Like any henna, it’s messy but once you get used to manipulating it all, it becomes easier. I can’t say enough good things about it. –Ivonne A. –Online review.

 “If you want black hair and absolutely brilliant coverage of gray, you need indigo. I dye my hair first with Lustrous Henna® Soft Black and then use Saba’s Pure Indigo. I have a lot of gray and the coverage is awesome. Really great results!!! – Z. W., Bayonne, NJ. USA

“Wonderful for preventing black hair from fading! I bought this and used it with the Lustrous Henna® in Soft Black. I love the shade of black this gave me! I have a bluish/purplish hue of black from using this! As a person who loved dying her hair a blue black I am extremely satisfied with the results! I will continue to buy this product. No more dangerous PPD products for me no more!” –Sarah, California USA

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 Author: L.J. O’Neal, writer and researcher. (L.J. is also a Lustrous Henna®  user.)
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Shikakai for Hair Growth, an Ancient Secret from Trees -Recipes

Shikakai for Hair Growth, an Ancient Secret from Trees –Recipes, by L.J.O’Neal, writer.

Use Ancient Shikakai for Hair Growth

Shikakai is an ancient botanical known as, “fruit for hair” that promotes hair growth by nourishing the scalp at the glandular level. It also can strengthen hair roots. It is rich in vitamin C and vitamin D, along with other nutrients that nourish the hair follicles and promote hair growth. It can be used by itself or mixed with other natural ingredients in powder form, along with water to form a paste that is then applied to the hair.

Shikakai is used as a mild cleansing shampoo in India. Shikakai powder is similar to soap nuts in that it doesn’t produce the amount of lather a sulfate-containing shampoo would. However, it is an excellent cleanser for natural hair. It’s very mild with a naturally low pH. It doesn’t strip hair root of natural oils. Since it also acts as a detangler, it usually doesn’t need to be followed up with a conditioner.

Important note about washing hair with plants containing saponin (natural soap): PRIOR to washing the hair, MASSAGE the scalp with coconut oil or castor oil. This has been the traditional method for centuries in India.

Shikakai Shampoo Recipes

Hair Growth Shampoo (Quick Method)

1 tablespoon EACH of:

Pure Shikakai Powder 
Pure Amla Powder 
Pure Reetha Powder Organic Wash 
1 ½ cup water.

Mix dry ingredients with water in a saucepan. Bring to ALMOST boiling and lower heat to simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth. Discard solids. Let mixture cool to room temperature.

When ready to use, apply to natural hair and leave on for approximately 5-10 minutes or longer (if desired). Wash out thoroughly. You can follow up with a natural conditioner (although not necessary).

Shikakai Traditional Hair Growth Shampoo
(Slow Method)

6 cups water
1 tablespoon Pure Amla powder
2 sticks of cinnamon
12 cloves
2 teaspoons of loose black tea leaves

Combine in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 20 minutes; then add the following:

2 cups of Pure Shikakai powder
½ cup pure Pure Reetha Powder Organic Wash

Raise heat to ALMOST boiling –but DON’T boil. Turn off heat and remove saucepan from hot burner. Let mixture in saucepan sit for at least 4 hours or overnight. When ready, do the following:

Heat mixture to ALMOST boiling –but DON’T boil. Turn down heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth. Discard solids. Let mixture cool until warm to touch.

Stir in the following ingredients to the mixture:

1 tablespoon of honey
2 teaspoons of almond oil
2 teaspoons of olive oil
1 teaspoon of Vitamin E oil

Let mixture cool to room temperature and transfer into tightly sealed jars or bottles with lids. Store in the refrigerator. Mixture should keep up to one month.

When ready to use, apply to natural hair and leave on for approximately 15-20 minutes or longer (if desired). Wash out thoroughly. No need to follow up with a conditioner (unless you really want to).

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 Author: L.J. O’Neal, writer and researcher. (L.J. is also a Lustrous Henna®  user.)
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Hair Loss Conditions Beyond Our Control

Hair Loss Conditions Beyond Our Control -by L.J.O’Neal, writer.A Hair Loss Reality -you might have to face

I love to share tips about how to prevent hair loss and promote hair growth, as shown in more recent posts. Dedication to a good hair care routine can stop hair loss and grow our hair.While taking care of all the things within our power to control, it can grow abundantly with healthy and strong roots.

An important point to remember is that some hair loss is normal. ‘The average scalp has 100,000 hairs. Each follicle produces a single hair that grows at a rate of half an inch per month. After growing for two to six years, hair rests awhile before falling out. It’s soon replaced with a new hair, and the cycle begins again. At any given time, 85% of hair is growing, and the remainder is resting.’1 Hairs at rest fall out regularly, at a rate of about 50-100 strands daily. So don’t freak, you find evidence of normal hair loss in your hairbrush or on clothing.

However, we might find ourselves feeling perplexed, frustrated and hopeless, because nothing appears to be effective in our case. We work so hard at applying all the great tips we learn about for growing a healthy head of hair. Sooner or later we might have to acknowledge what appears to be a very harsh reality: our hair loss might be caused by conditions that are beyond our control. (Please note that while men suffer from hair loss, this article is focused on women’s hair loss).

Hair Loss Conditions Beyond Our Control

Our hair can be likened to a plant that needs nourishing care to enable it to bloom and flourish. Conversely, an unhealthy plant could ‘sicken’ and fail to grow, even after receiving tremendous care. The real cause of the problem needs to be identified. After all, there might be a pest or disease that may be wrecking havoc on our precious plant. Once we know the true source of the problem, we can proceed to handle the issue properly.

Did you know that women’s hair could be triggered by lifestyle factors, as well as approximately 30 different medical conditions?1

Possible Hair Loss Triggers1 

  • Thyroid problems
  • PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome)
  • Alopecia areata
  • Ringworm (and other scalp infections)
  • Skin disorders
  • Childbirth
  • Birth control pills
  • Crash diets
  • Certain hairstyles that pull the hair (tight braiding, cornrows, pony tails, etc)
  • Cancer
  • Physical or emotional shock
  • Extreme stress
  • Medicine (used to treat: cancer, arthritis, depression, heart problems, high blood pressure)
  • Hair-pulling disorder2
  • Laser devices
  • Hair transplants in women
  • Bogus hair-loss products and devices
  • The aging process; (the follicle is in a much longer resting phase, instead of the growing phase).

 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.”3

It’s best to visit and work with your physician for optimal care if you suffer hair loss due to a medical or aging issue. Continue to maintain a nourishing hair care routine in conjunction with work with your dermatologist and/or physician.
Resources

1WebMD. Varnada Karriem-Norwood, MD, Thin Hair Causes and Solutions –See slideshow.2Mayo Clinic. Hair Loss –Causes.3American Hair Loss Council.

 Author: L.J. O’Neal, writer and researcher. (L.J. is also a Lustrous Henna®  user.)
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Indian Gooseberry for Hair Loss –Have You Tried it?

Indian Gooseberry for Hair Loss –Have You Tried it–by L.J. O’Neal, writer.Indian Gooseberry is an Ancient Hair Loss Treatment

Indian Gooseberry is a fruit that grows on a tree in India. It contains amazing properties that are extremely beneficial to the scalp, hair and skin. It been used as a cleansing agent, that is effective in protecting scalp from dandruff, strengthening hair roots and preventing hair loss, as well as prevention of premature gray hair.

If you’re unfamiliar with the name ‘Indian Gooseberry’, you might know this wonderful plant by its more common name: Amla Fruit.

Indian Gooseberry is also know as Amla Fruit

More External Benefits of a Proven Natural Remedy

Amla extract (Emblica officinalis) is also an ingredient in herbal shampoo that doesn’t deposit any color on the hair, even though it has natural hair colorant properties. Amla extract is also an excellent natural hair conditioner that stops hair fall and thus aids in hair loss prevention.

Amla is one of the herbal ingredients contained in Lustrous Henna® plant-based hair color. Additionally, all natural shampoos that contain Amla (Indian Gooseberry, Emblica officinalis) are traditionally believed to nourish the hair and scalp; also prevent hair loss.

Botanical History of Indian Gooseberry (Emblica officinalis)  

The scientific name for Indian Gooseberry is Emblica officinalis. Synonyms are: Amla, Awla, Amalake, Aamla, Aavalaa, Amlaki, and numerous others. It is a fruit-producing tree of 12-18 feet high that grows in central and northern India. The flowers are greenish-yellow. The fruit is nearly spherical, light greenish yellow, quite smooth and hard on appearance, with 6 vertical stripes or furrows. The fruit is edible. An oil is extracted from its seed and pulp and used as a treatment for healthy hair growth, hair loss and scalp problems. The aqua extract by grinding the seed and pulp is used in the shampoo. All water soluble vitamins and some oil is extracted from the fruit, in the process.

Other Medicinal Uses of Indian Gooseberry (Emblica officinalis)

In traditional Indian medicine dried and fresh fruits of the plant are used. In fact, Indian Gooseberry is highly prized for its very high vitamin C content. All parts of the plant are used in various Ayurvedic herbal preparations, including the fruit, seed, leaves, root, bark and flowers. According to Ayurveda, it may be used to promote longevity, and traditionally to enhance digestion, treat constipation, reduce fever, purify the blood, reduce cough, alleviate asthma, strengthen the heart, benefit the eyes, stimulate healthy hair growth, enliven the body and enhance intellect.

Want to try this awesome fruit as part of your healthy hair care program? Find Pure Amla Powder (Indian Gooseberry) at Saba Botanical of USA.

Need an all-natural shampoo containing pure Amla powder (Indian Gooseberry)? Find it in Imbue Natural Shampoo. Save your hair and love your lustrous locks with this ancient, beneficial fruit.

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 Author: L.J. O’Neal, writer and researcher. (L.J. is also a Lustrous Henna®  user.)
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Gray Hair DIY- Color it Naturally

Gray Hair DIY- Color it Naturally -by L.J.O'Neal, writer.Gray Hair Can Be Colored Naturally

Since gray hair is sometimes resistant to ‘change’, some folks prefer to take their chances with chemical hair dye. Unfortunately, many have suffered severe damage to their scalp and hair, even after years of chemical hair dye use (myself included). Choosing to ignore the warnings, some believe that ‘nothing will happen to me…I’ve been dying my hair for years.’  

Personally speaking, Lustrous Henna® has worked wonderfully for my resistant grays. It’s a completely natural henna hair dye that’s quick to apply when compared to traditional henna applications. It also comes in about 12 shades of natural color. I confess that sometimes I have to use a second application of Lustrous Henna® to get these stubborn grays completely black, but my hair looks great afterwards. The bonus is that I no longer worry about damaging my hair with chemical hair dye.  Others are experiencing the same results by using a proven natural hair dye to color their hair.
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Gray Hair Natural Causes

Melanin gives our hair its natural color. Melanin is spread into the middle layer of the hair shaft or cortex. The type of amount of melanin distributed give hair its natural color. Even though there are a vast variety of hair color shades, they are derived by only two types of pigment. Our hair color is made up of dark (eumelanin) and light (phaeomelanin).

While in the womb, hair is white until the production of melanin quickly begins. Special pigment cells called melanocytes make up melanin. These cells are at the skin’s surface at the follicles from which hair grows. As hair develops, melanin (pigment) containing keratin is injected into the hair cells through the melanocytes. This process is what produces hair color in various hues. Keratin is protein that is essential for healthy hair, skin and nails.1

As we get older, our chance of going gray increases, as melanin decreases. When melanin (pigment) is reduced, our hair color turns gray. If we no longer have any melanin (pigment), our hair turns white.

Gray Hair –Other Causes 

Age and genetics are not the only causes of gray hair. Scientists have determined that there are other factors that can cause gray hair and even accelerate its production. These factors can actually change the pigment of hair; causing it to be lighter or darker.

Intrinsic factors: genetic defects, hormones, body distribution, age.
Extrinsic factors: climate, pollutants, toxins, chemical exposure.

In 2009, scientists in Europe described how hair follicles produce small amounts of hydrogen peroxide. This chemical builds on the hair shafts, which can lead to a gradual loss of hair color.2

There you have it: for most of us, gray hair is simply caused by the natural cycle of life, our heredity and our environment. Either way, we can do something about it. Color our gray hair –naturally.

1Library of Congress. 2 Wood, J.M et al. Senile hair graying: H2O2 mediated oxidative stress affect human hair color by blunting methionine sulfoxide repair.FASEB Journal, v. 23, July 2009: 2065-2075.

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 Author: L.J. O’Neal, writer and researcher. (L.J. is also a Lustrous Henna®  user.)
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Prevent Scalp Damage with a Beneficial Hair Dye

Prevent Scalp Damage with a Beneficial Hair Dye –by L.J. O’Neal, writer.How to Prevent Scalp Damage

Perhaps, like many men and women, you have been using chemical hair dyes for years and believe that since you have not experienced any allergic reaction, scalp damage will never occur. It may be a surprise, but did you know that you increase the probability of severe allergic dermatitis and scalp damage every time you apply a chemical hair dye? Therefore, the first step to prevent scalp damage is obvious: stop using a chemical dye to color your hair.

Problems associated with ongoing chemical hair dye use

  • Epidermal type of melasma on the forehead and neck; black circle around the eyes due to sun sensitization of the skin.
  • Hair shaft damage produces dull, brittle, unmanageable hair.
  • Permanent hair dye penetrates the cuticle of the hair, damaging it. The hair is exposed to hydrogen peroxide and ammonia, causing overlapping of cuticular seates to lift from the hair cortex, thereby leading to rapid loss of amino acid. By removing the proteins that build the structural strength, the hair shaft is weakened. The chemical damage results in an easily fractured hair shaft and eventual hair loss.
  • Permanent hair color dye products containing para-phenylenediamine (PPD), combinations of hydrogen peroxide and ammonia, as well as other chemical ingredients have proven to be extremely harmful to one’s health, especially through overuse. 
  • Chemical hair dye has caused major scalp damage, resulting in allergic contact dermatitis, leading to permanent damage.

Prevent Scalp Damage with a Beneficial Hair Dye –by L.J. O’Neal, writer.Dermatologists worldwide want potential patients to be aware of the risks involved in using chemical hair dye. Since scalp damage can be irreversible, why risk it? In spite of this,

the decision to go all natural isn’t an easy one for many. At times, you may rightfully feel at a loss when met with the vast array of so-called natural hair dyes that actually contain harmful chemicals! This underscores why it’s important to not only read the label, but to research the company marketing the product.

A Beneficial Hair Dye that Dermatologists’ Recommend

The second step to prevent scalp damage is to use what so many dermatologists recommend: An all-natural, vegetable/plant-based hair dye. In fact, henna hair dye is the only alternative natural hair dye, recommended by the FDA, for natural hair color dye and hair loss prevention.

The fact is that pure henna produces a harsh red-orange color, when used alone. However, you will be happy to know that a beneficial hair dye actually exists that will color your hair in an array of natural shades. It’s totally natural, composed only of ingredients that have been used since ancient times to not only color hair but also to condition and prevent scalp damage.

Depending on the shade, pure henna powder is mixed with other vegetable/plant extracts that produce natural highlights and maintain healthy hair. The work of mixing to find that correct shade has been done for you. However, don’t confuse this with pre-mixed ‘black henna’ products that are not labeled safely or lab-certified. When purchasing, it’s absolutely essential to always know the reputation of the company you’re ordering from. The product I refer to in this article is called, Lustrous Henna®

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