Hair loss can be attributed to a number of causes. Some of these can be lack of sufficient vitamins and minerals, inadequate sleep, high stress levels, low levels of thyroid hormone. No matter what the cause, it is challenging when it happens to YOU!

It may help to think of it as a signal that something is not balanced in the body. If we approach it in this manner, we may more easily achieve the glorious thick and shiny mane we desire.

What’s in your shampoo and other hair products?

There are many chemicals in most shampoos, conditioners, and other hair products which may give a temporary appearance of shiny full hair, but which may actually dry the hair and irritate the scalp. Unfortunately, it is NOT necessary for all ingredients to be printed on the label! (This was a real surprise for me when I discovered it a few years ago!) In addition, the products you are using may be marketed as “natural” or “organic”, but these words have nor regulatory board governing their use.

Would you “eat your shampoo”?

Gary Young, founder of Young Living Essential Oils asked that question during a training class in early 2000. We all laughed. He said you can eat his shampoo – and continued by saying that “you may not like the taste, but it could be the best thing you put I your body all day!” His point is that there is nothing that would harm you in the Young Living shampoo. Can the same be said for YOURS?

Eliminating chemicals that can contribute to hair loss is an easy first step. This may be all that is necessary for some. Young Living’s shampoos are excellent choices not only for shiny and full locks, but for general health as well.

Several people have written to say that ADDING 1-2 DROPS OF LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL TO LAVENDER VOLUME SHAMPOO (IN THE PALM) has made a significant difference with new hair growth appearing within a week. I also like to use a drop or two of lavender essential oil in a very small amount of the LAVENDER VOLUME CONDITIONER, massage it into the scalp, and leave it on the hair.

(See other personal experiences at the end of this message.)

Are your vitamins and minerals being absorbed?

Many of us make a decision to “become healthier” and begin to take supplements – but we do not seem to be feeling and looking better. This could be that the supplements are not being absorbed by the body. Often there are “fillers” in supplements that inhibit the body’s absorption rate, so the supplements are actually eliminated from the body rather than being absorbed. In addition, some vitamins require the ratio to be present in order to be readily utilized by the body. In other words, while the ingredients may be present, they do not assist us.

When the body receives the nutrients it needs in a form that can be absorbed, you will be amazed at the results.

  • TRUE SOURCE vitamin supplement is a balanced source of vitamins and minerals. (Item #3502)
  • SULFURZYME offers pure organic sulfur (Item #3243)
  • BALANCE COMPLETE is a great way to ensure enough protein in the diet. (Item #3292)
  • POWER MEAL is a vegan formula that is gluton-free, dairy free, and contains 20.6gm protein. (Item #6300)
  • NINGXIA RED is high in anti-oxidants which can readily be used by the body. (Item #3043)

What can you do about stress?

Hummm, this is a big deal! While most of us cannot “eliminate stress” from our lives, we can reduce the impact of stress on the body. Meditation, essential oils, breathing (as in Yoga practices), and exercise can greatly assist. Just taking a few minutes each day may reduce stressors that can lead to serious diseases – and to hair loss.

STRESS AWAY is the perfect blend to have with you at all times and to use frequently throughout the day. Dr. Dan Purser said, “Everyone on the planets needs to carry Stress Away with them!”

Essential Oils

ALL therapeutic- grade essential oils have the ability to oxygenate the cells of the body – and every single cell needs adequate oxygen to be healthy. In addition, many essential oils are widely used for their calming effect – so they can assist in both ways at once!

I have personally noted that LAVENDER, CEDARWOOD, and YLANG YLANG are especially effective both for preventing and alleviating hair loss as well as for reducing stress. I massage 2-3 drops of ONE of the oils into the scalp morning and evening. Essential oils do NOT make the hair greasy as it is only when combined with vegetable oil that a greasy feeling would be present.

There are several recipes in the Essential Oils Desk Reference which could be helpful.

Blend #1

–      10 drops cedarwood

–      8 drops rosemary

–      10 drops sandalwood

–      10 drops lavender

–      1 drop juniper

Blend #2

–      3 drops rosemary

–      5 drops lavender

–      4 drops cypress

–      2 drops clary sage

–      2 drops juniper

Add 10 drops of either of the above blends to 1 teaspoon fractionated coconut oil (5ml) and massage into scalp at night before bed. Some have found it helpful to alternate the blends.

Note:  I personally prefer to use a few drops of the blends without adding the coconut oil.

Your “mane disdain” can be your “crowning glory”!