Improve the Health of Your Hair

Improve the health of your hair – wouldn’t we all like to do that?   Marilyn Vine has been aware of harmful ingredients in hair care and other personal care since 1996 and continues to read and learn more in this regard. 


Hazardous substances used in the hair industry

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Is your shampoo harming your health?

NaturalNews on 6 October 2013 brings an article with regards to “Is shampoo harming your health”  Here is an excerpt from the article but I would urge you to read and learn some of the harmful ingredients so that you know what you are looking for when you select your hair care.

Shampoos are generally made from a mixture of water, some form of foaming agent and a variety of other ingredients that combine to make a product that smells good, looks good and appears to do its intended job of cleaning hair. But some of the ingredients that are commonly used are harsh chemicals that have been shown to be potentially harmful to human health, either individually or in combination with other ingredients, and may pose various health risks ranging from skin conditions to cancer.”

Improve the health of your hair 
Listen to the YouTube

Listen to the YouTube below and hear Tom Mower, founder of Sisel International speaking about Sisel Safe Products and in particular the ingredients that can be contained in some shampoos available in the market place and the harm that it causes to our body.    For more information on the SISEL products range click this link.

What we do to our hair!

Attached is a short article written by a colleague over comments she was receiving from a friend about the harm she was causing her hair.   Troie writes about the shine of the hair reflecting the hair’s health.   For overall body health and to give our body’s the right nutritional building blocks to be able to maintain our health we should all be eating 80% raw and supplementing with good quality minerals and vitamins and ensuring that our bodies are alkaline rather than acidic.   Many people do not understand the harm that having an acidic system can do to our health.    There are four links below:


Troie’s article

Website where you can find out more information

Information on being alkaline

Minerals information

Why your hair turns gray!

I have just come across some new information on why your hair turns gray!

I am sure we would all like to know about that.   My own hair has been white for sometime and as a result of the supplementation that I use I have many black hairs appearing underneath the white.   I find this a bit strange as my hair was never black in colour to start with but a light brown.   I have learned that there are two kinds of melanin involved with the colour of your hair.  Eumelanin is responsible for brown to black and pheomelanin from yellow-blonde to red.

Here is an article that you may find of interest as this goes into more detail.   It also talks about adult stem cells helping you to keep a full head of healthy hair in its original colour.   Just another way to improve the health of your hair.

I have recently learned of such an easy way that may help to stimulate your own stem cells without taking anything or passing anything through the skin – it is all just done using acupressure.  If you would like to learn more about this please contact me on the email form below and state – stimulate stem cell growth – and I will be happy to pass on the information.

Improve the health of your hair

To also help you improve the health of your hair it is important that you are taking liquid vitamins and vitamin supplements.  By doing this you make sure that your body receives a balanced healthy diet.  This is achieved through the foods you are eating and secondly by supplementing with powerful vitamin supplements and liquid vitamins.   Supplements in a liquid form are easier for the body to assimilate and therefore have a much more powerful effect on your health.  When you use these types of supplements you will really understand the benefits that this can give to the body.  You will quickly appreciate the enormous advantages that the skin, hair, nails, etc receive from all the nutritional supplements.  Maybe you won’t be when you realize you are having your hair cut more frequently! I like to recommend for people who have had chemo and have lost their hair to take mineral supplementation, not only for their health but also to stimulate new hair growth and improve the health of their hair. 


You will be delighted when you improve the health of your hair.  Shining, healthy hair is more often than not a reflection of the health of the individual.

How does hair grow?

Improve the health of the hair:  The hair bulb is a cluster of dividing epidermal cells that surround a ball of connective tissue, blood vessels and nerve fibres which are called the papilla.  Hair growth occurs through the hair bulb dividing at the bottom and pushing the cells towards the surface of your scalp.   On their way to the top they die and turn into a protein called keratin.  When your hair has projected out from the hair follicle it is completely keratinised and lifeless.

Many of the shampoos on the supermarket shelves and even in the chemist shops and health food stores contain sodium lauryl sulfate.  This does not improve the health of your hair and it is known that sodium lauryl sulfate from shampoo can cause cataracts.  Did you know that it doesn’t actually have to come into contact with the eye to do this?   It readily penetrates the skin and travels to the eyes and other organs of the body.  When used in shampoo and conditioners or other hair products and has been rinsed off it is known, over time, to strip the hair of acids, amino acids and moisture.   I believe that other manufacturers use this ingredient combined with salt as it makes a wonderful lather and when this occurs people think they have a good shampoo!   Sometimes less lather is better!   It is also listed as having teratogenic properties, i.e. an agent or influence that causes physical defects in the developing embryo.   After reading this information I doubt that you will agree that these shampoos will improve the health of your hair!

For information on Sodium Lauryl Sulfate click on this link

Shampoo and Conditioners using Essential Oils

I have access to several companies that provide safe shampoos and conditioners but one of my favourites is the company that provides shampoo and conditioners made with essential oils.  I have the choice of shampoos and conditioners using lavender, LemonSage or even Rosewood.   All good choices to improve the health of your hair!


Lavender is known to help add volume to your hair while at the same time nourishing and restoring balance.

LemonSage is fortified with botanical extracts and helps to remove harsh effects of hard water, chlorine, trace metals, medications, environmental pollutants and product build-up from the hair.

Rosewood on the other hand is a very gentle cleanse for dry or damaged hair.


All of the above just help improve the health of your hair!


There is even a range of children’s shampoos, lotions, bath gels, nappy rash and toothpaste using essential oils.


Click on this link to learn more.


When we have children, particularly kindergarten and school age, we come into contact from time to time with lice or as they are commonly referred to – nits.    Would you like a safe way to rid your child’s hair of lice or nits?


Try using the Moisturising Conditioners provided by these companies.  Cover the hair with the conditioner, wrap the head in plastic food wrap and leave for 20-30 minutes and then comb through with a lice or nit comb to help remove the dead animals and any eggs that may be present.  Then rinse the hair.   The effect of covering the hair with the conditioner is that it smothers the lice or nits.   You may have to repeat in a few days time if you feel that there are still eggs present.      In the meantime you have given the hair a wonderful conditioning treatment which cannot help but improve the health of your hair!


Nourishing and Mild Shampoos and Conditioners   Most shampoos are rinsed out leaving your hair to fend for itself.  If you would like information on shampoos that are sodium lauryl sulfate free and that contain ingredients that are designed to promote healthy hair growth then please click this link


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