Why you should NEVER use this type of shampoo
18th September 2009
* Natural ways to reverse hair loss
* 6 hidden causes of premature baldness
* Are you making this mistake with your
hair? When you should never use this
type of shampoo...
|At first sight of today's subject line, you might be
'WOAH THERE, RAY! You're entering dangerous territory
After all, many people will tell you that hair loss is
inevitable... that it's just down to age... and that anyone
who suggests otherwise is trying to con you out of your
And yes, that advert where the bloke goes from almost-
bald to a full head of hair 'IN JUST 2 WEEKS!' is a
scam. As are many of these 'miracle instant grow'
However, many people are losing their hair
unnecessarily. Why? Because they:
a) Haven't correctly diagnosed the real cause of
b) Aren't taking some simple natural steps to
remedy the problem.
In today's letter I'll help you sort this issue out once and
for all. And I'll also warn you of the biggest mistake
you can make with your hair.
This is especially true if you believe you have dandruff. As
you'll discover, this may not be the case at all....
What causes hair loss?
Okay, first the bad news. Some people are destined
to lose their hair. It's a genetic thing. Pattern baldness
However it is possible to slow the rate of the process...
and help make your hair look and feel more abundant,
using the tips in today's letter.
For the rest of the population, hair loss could be down to
a host of other factors - primarily illness, poor diet, bad
circulation and stress,
My advice is to read today's letter, and if you think your
hair loss could be related to one of these problems, go
and speak to a doctor. I'll also provide some pointers you
can think about.
| 1. Illness
If you've had an illness affecting your stomach, if could
cause hair loss. It could be that your stomach isn't
properly absorbing important stuff like protein, zinc and
Same goes with anaemia. This can be caused by a
deficiency in iron. You need iron to carry oxygen in your
blood cells, and your scalp needs this oxygen-rich blood
to stay healthy. A simple blood test will spot this problem.
You'll need to eat more liver, dark green leafy
vegetables, eggs, and raisins
Finally, you should check if you have an over-active or
under-active Thyroid, a symptom of which is hair loss.
Once diagnosed make sure you eat foods packed with
vitamin A including turnips, cabbage, mustard, soy
beans, peanuts, pine nuts, carrots and spinach. You also
need iodine (try seafood and kelp).
A knock-on effect of illness is poor diet. If you don't get
the right nutrients, your hair will suffer. To keep a good
head of hair you need lots of vitamin B6, vitamin B12,
folic acid, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin C and biotin.
Another danger is crash dieting. If you lose weight too
quickly, your hair follicles stop growing. When you hair
naturally fall outs (as it does for everyone) your body
doesn't replace them.
This can happen especially quickly for anorexics, or
people unable to eat because of depression or illness.
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| 3. Poor circulation or stress
First up, if you think you have poor circulation, you'll
need to get that checked out by a medical professional
so you can discover the underlying problem. If there's not
enough oxygen-rich blood going to your scalp your hair
will fall out.
For many people, it simply comes down to stress. A few
weeks ago I talked about my friend Lewis Geary's book
The Minimum Wage Millionaire.
As I explained, tackling the source of money stress and
financial worry can be an important step on the road to
good health. Lewis's amazing book helps people cancel
debt problems, and gather up money they didn't know
they had - or could save - really quickly.
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If severe financial strain is a problem, that's a possible
solution. Or for emotional stress, I'd advise you make a
real effort to get help, for the sake of your health at least.
A good way to ease stress and also boost the circulation
to your head is to get a professional head massage on a
OR... a cheaper solution... do it yourself!
Every time you wash your hair, take time to massage
your head, it stimulates the hair follicles and improves
blood circulation, which means your hair gets its
necessary nutrients. Massage also fills your body with
endorphins that relieve stress.
I know a professional hair-dresser who advises this
* Massage your temples and hair line with the soft
fleshy parts of your finger tips (no nails!) then
move backwards to the base of your skull with
small circular motions.
* When you reach the base of your skull, start
again with bigger circles and more pressure
|Are you making this mistake with your hair?
Many people mistake dandruff with dry flaky scalp. By
doing so, they use the wrong techniques to reverse the
problem... and end up causing more damage.
Dandruff is caused by a reaction to a naturally-occurring
yeast on your head called 'Pityrosporum ovale'.
However, this disease occurs in the oily parts of your
head and hair follicles.
When your scalp gets dry and flaky, it's a different issue.
It means your head is being irritated and therefore
shedding too much skin.
In which case
* DON'T use harsh chemical shampoos with lots of
salt in them. Yes, they lather nicely, but they also
irritate your skin.
* DON'T use anti-dandruff shampoos. They
remove the scalp flakes and exposes sensitive new skin
that gets irritated by the harsh chemicals in the
shampoo. It will only make things worse.
* DON'T continue your current washing habits until
you check the water supply to your home - it
could be the water type or something in the old
pipes that's sparking the problem.
I hope you enjoyed this especially hairy issue of The
Good Life Letter. None of the above is meant to say
that people losing their hair should feel bad about it. I
certainly don't dwell it too much...
(At this point my wife will guffaw loudly.)
It's most important to be happy with yourself when it's the
hand that life has dealt you. But for many people, the
problem can be solved, and it tackling it could uncover
some underlying ailments you didn't know you had.