After months of progressively becoming sick with no diagnosis, I was confused, scared and lost. When my hair suddenly started falling out something snapped inside me. All the stress accumulated and I felt there was no light that I could see at the end of the tunnel. Why couldn't anyone figure out what was wrong with me?
As I looked in the mirror at my scalp and receding hair line where I use to see hair , I knew that there had to be more to this. There must be answers and there must be a way to regain my health. In 2017 I started my journey to wellness and I want to share my experience so that it may help you or someone you know. After regaining my long locks of hair I knew I needed to share the natural remedy Mermaid Hair with everyone. There is no doubt about it, we all want beautiful hair!
Reasons why you might be experience hair loss
Female pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia in women) is characterized by thinning on the top or the center of the head. Female hair loss is generally due to high levels of stress, hormone imbalance, thyroid conditions or toxic exposure. Women are actually most likely to suffer from hair loss due to hormones. Think pregnancy, menopause, birth control pills and other hormonal changes that women so commonly go through. Having polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is another hormonally related health problem that can contribute to hair loss from the scalp but unwanted hair growth in undesirable places.
Each day we are subjected to personal care products which contain ingredients that contain toxic chemicals which disrupt our hormones or cause havoc on our system over time. There are four main reasons for hair loss; hormones, hereditary, medical conditions and medication.
Formaldehyde: shampoo, nail polish, body wash, eye lash glue
Side effects: proven carcinogen, lung cances, leukemia, asthma, eye, nose throat irritation, reproductive, developmental, neurological ad immunity toxicity
Sodum Lauryl, Laureth Sulfate: anything that foams, shampoo, body/face wash, soap
Side Effects: Irritates skin, slows skin healing, adversely effects hair growth
Parabens: personal care products
Side Effects: Skin aging and DNA damage
Petroleum, paraffin, mineral oil: makeup products, body wash, baby oil, hair conditioner
Side Effects: premature aging, health and skin disorders, dermatitis
Synthetic Fragrances: personal care products and perfumes
Side Effects: hormone disruption, headaches, dizziness, skin rashes/irritations, hyperpigmentation
SO HOW DO I KNOW WHATS SAFE TO USE?
I love using the app called THINK DIRTY just download it on your phone and search or scan in barcodes!
Personally majority of my products come from Young Living. If you didn't know they carry just about everything you need from shampoo to toothpaste to makeup to laundry detergent. I also make the products I use myself check out the Keays2Wellness Collection. I like have peace of mind knowing the products I use are safe for me and the people I love. The best part is I get a lot for FREE! Ask me about it!
Top Hair Loss Remedies: Foods to Avoid (Dr Axe)
There are also foods that I recommend eliminating or avoiding as much as possible like:
Top Hair Loss Remedies: Supplements (Dr. Axe)
NATURAL HAIR REMEDIES
When it comes to using essential oils for hair, there are some great choices with studies to back them up. Whether you desire thicker hair, treat dandruff and dry scalp, give your hair strength and shine, or lighten your hair naturally, essential oils are much safer and just as effective as conventional hair care products.
They are also more cost effective — one bottle of your favorite essential oil can not only nourish your hair, but it can help to reduce stress, alleviate pain and fight skin infections as well. Plus, essential oils are all-natural, which means they are free of dangerous chemicals and better for the environment and your home, too.
So what's in Mermaid Hair?
There are 5 ingredients in mermaid hair which all promote hair and scalp health! Let me run through them and why they are so beneficial. This magical bottle isn't just for ladies! I have also created a beard oil with ingredients to promote hair growth! Check out my Beard of the Gods collection.
Studies have shown that lavender oil possesses hair growth-promoting effects. In a 2016 study, topical application of lavender oil proved to significantly increase the number of hair follicles in female mice. Lavender oil was also able to deepen the depth of hair follicles and thicken the thermal layer. (1)
Lavender oil has antimicrobial properties, and it can be used to combat bacterial and fungal disorders. Some other lavender oil benefits are its ability to soothe the scalp and heal dry skin and hair. Plus, because emotional stress is a factor that can contribute to thinning hair, lavender oil can be used to create a tranquil and stress-free environment. Buy it here
Rosemary oil is one of the top essential oils for hair thickness and growth. It is used to increase cellular metabolism, which stimulates hair growth and promotes healing. Research even shows that rosemary oil appears to work as well as minoxidil, a conventional topical hair loss treatment. (2) When it comes to boosting your hair health, the benefits of rosemary oil also include preventing baldness, slowing the graying process and treating dandruff and dry scalp. Buy it here
Cedarwood is used to help stimulate the hair follicles by increasing circulation to the scalp. It can promote hair growth and slow hair loss; it can also treat thinning hair and various types of alopecia.
A study conducted in Scotland involved 86 patients who were randomized into two groups — one group massaged a combination of cedarwood, thyme, rosemary and lavender oils in a mixture of jojoba and grapeseed carrier oils into their scalps daily. The control group used only carrier oils daily. After 7 months, 44 percent of patients in the essential oil group showed improvement of alopecia symptoms, while only 15 percent of the control group showed improvements. (4)
Cedarwood essential oil can also help to reduce skin irritations and repel bugs, which can be beneficial on summer nights when you’re spending time outdoors.
Cedarwood can be applied topically to the scalp and hair. It mixes well with gentle oils like lavender and carrier oils like coconut oil. You can also add 2–3 drops of cedarwood oil to your homemade conditioner. Buy it here
The aroma of geranium oil is delightfully fresh, sweet, floral and sensuous. This oil can help promote hair growth and balance oil production. This study confirmed that geranium treatment significantly promoted hair growth and prevented hair loss. Buy it here
Witch Hazel (alcohol free)
Witch hazel helps to relieve scalp conditions such as an itchy scalp or eczema. Also, witch hazel helps to stabilize an oily scalp without stripping moisture. Keeping the scalp clean and fresh is an awesome launchpad for health hair growth
For best results apply Mermaid Hair after you wash your hair. This way the follicle and pores are open and will absorb more easily. Towel dry your hair and spritz it on your scalp. Start to massage your scalp as this stimulates the blood circulation and this in turn channels more nutrients to the hair roots. You can also spray it throughout all of your hair. Mermaid Hair can also be used on dry hair too! You can apply it every day or just after you wash your hair. Be patient as hair health takes time.
Want to buy the Keays2Wellness Mermaid Hair?
Please contact me to purchase Mermaid Hair through email, Facebook or Instagram! At the moment I do pickup in Whitby, Ontario. If you would like a quote on delivery please include that in your email.
Want to make your own Mermaid Spray?
You can find all the essential oils you need on my website and become a part of a Pure Culture Community with thousands of recipes so you can ditch your medicine cabinet and switch to a holistic life! By purchasing these oils you can make 8 mermaid sprays!