No one likes a "bad hair" day. And if the "bad hair" day includes hair loss it can be devastating. Good hair days are easier to achieve when we know and choose products specifically formulated for our hair type.
We have come a long way from the days when plain soap was used to wash our hair and body. Using harsh products or the wrong styling tools can damage hair. WebMD discusses solutions and gives tips to help us restore healthy shiny hair. You'll note that sulfate-free shampoos are recommended. Sulfate, a common ingredient used in shampoos, can strip hair of moisture, leaving it dry and brittle.
Affinia and Sei Bella Luxury Hair Care products are sulfate-free and gluten-free. Affinia comes in three formulas: Moisturizing, Ultra-Moisturizing, and Volumizing. The Affinia line also includes a hair gel, aerosol hairspray, and natural hold hairspray.
Sei Bella Luxury Hair Care goes beyond sulfate-free. No other hair care line has patent-pending Protection Complex Technology. Natural botanicals such as sunflower extract, sandalwood, and soy are combined with new technology to formulate a hair care line that protects hair color, protects against breakage, and offers protection from the effects of heat styling and sun exposure.
Some of Sei Bella's unique daily hair treatments are: Hot Iron Prep Spray, Leave-in Detangling & Smoothing Spray, Detoxifying Wash, and Repair Hair Masque.
Finding the cause of hair loss and perhaps the reassurance that hair will regrow can totally change an emotional outlook. After giving birth, some women will lose up to one-third of their head hair, but it will quickly grow back within the year if properly nourished. Stressful events, like a high fever, infection, malnutrition, or excessive dieting can cause a woman to suffer severe hair loss six weeks to three months after the event. Hormonal changes also cause hair loss. Sometimes hair loss is the most prominent symptom of an overactive or underactive thyroid. When testing for thyroid disease, make sure your health provider also checks for Hashimoto's disease, the autoimmune form of thyroid disease. Losing one-third of the outer eyebrow is also a symptom of hypothyroid.
The Melaleuca Wellness Guide recommends that after ruling out pathological conditions causing hair loss, many people slow down or stop hair loss when simple steps are taken. A daily massage with T36-C5 or Renew Intensive Skin Therapy is often helpful. Use Melaleuca's Original Shampoo, which is rich in T36-C5 and natural conditioners to maintain a clean and healthy scalp. This shampoo soothes, clarifies, and strengthens your hair from root to tip. It is gentle enough to use every day.
A nutritious diet that contains adequate calories and protein is crucial. Without proper nutrition, the body uses available nutrients to first nourish more important functions. Proflex20 and Vitality Elevate Ultra-Performance Protein are an easy and delicious way to add necessary protein to the diet.
Salmon and walnuts are listed by WebMD as two of the top ten foods to nourish healthy hair growth. Both foods are great sources of omega-3 fatty acids. The article notes that about 3% of the hair shaft is made up of omega-3 fatty acids.
Vitality Coldwater Omega-3 contains the ideal balance of DHA and EPA fatty acids. Omega-3s are also found in Vitality Omega-3 Crème Delight, Phytomega Heart Health Supplement, and Unforgettables.
Researchers are continuing to find multiple benefits to eating more probiotic containing foods and supplements. Probiotics enhance digestion helping our bodies to become better nourished from the foods and supplements we eat. Better nutrition helps hair grow.
Florify contains a blend of 5 billion colony units of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium lactis. Lactobacillus is the prevalent good bacteria in the small intestine and Bifidobacterium is the most dominant good bacteria in the large intestine.
The Melaleuca Wellness Guide tells us that after an extensive study of about one thousand plant extracts, researchers in Japan discovered that proanthocyanidins possess remarkable hair-cycle-converting activity. ProvexCV, and Provex-Plus contain potent forms of proanthocyanidins from grape seed extract.
Good to Know
A recent study found a link between heart disease and male pattern baldness. The risk was higher in younger men who were bald or balding on the top of the head. A receding hairline is not a heart disease risk.
~ Richard M Barry
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Hair Care Testimonials
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I have found a brilliant quick fix for a bad hair day! I have waist length hair and I love using Melaleuca Original Shampoo. However when it is due for washing again, it can sometimes go a little frizzy. In desperation one day I rubbed a small amount of RENEW lotion onto my palms, and rubbed through the bottom half of my hair - brilliant! It looked like it had been straightened. But instead of drying it out further, I had moisturized it! Now I often use this to make my hair glossy and straight. Don't overdo it though if you try it. Too much could make it lanky and greasy looking.
Many African American women are foregoing the use of chemical relaxers, and I am one of them. Because our hair is curly, many of us fight with very dry hair. I am very impressed with Affinity Ultra Moisturizing sulfate free shampoo and conditioner. It is a tough competitor to many of the more expensive brands that African American women tend to favor.
My husband used to use 2 in 1 Dandruff Shampoo and still get dry skin flakes on the head. So when I became a member of Melaleuca we changed it to the Melaleuca Original Shampoo and NO MORE DRY SKIN, fantastic. I am so pleased with the Melaleuca products. Kind regards.
I love the Sei Bella Hair products! I use them in my Hair Salon. My personal favorite for my clients is the prep spray. I have had really damaged hair become healthy and shiny again by protecting it from the abuse of flat irons and curling irons. My personal favorites for my own hair are the Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner (works great on my curly hair) and the Defining Gel. It has a firm hold without making it look too stiff. And the best part is people telling me my hair smells great! Thanks Sei Bella!
~ Karen M.
We are learning more every day what great products Melaleuca sells, often getting unexpected benefits! I used to use one of the higher priced store bought shampoo/conditioner lines and always had lots of hair in the shower drain. After we had been shopping with Melaleuca for awhile, and using the Affinia and Sei Bella shampoos and conditioners my husband, who regularly cleans out the shower drain, mentioned that there was hardly any hair in the drain anymore! I was thrilled because that meant my hair wasn't thinning nearly so fast! I had just thought that losing that much hair was normal for my age! Definitely an unexpected benefit! Thanks for your helpful and informative articles!
~ Karen R.
I am a hairdresser and have worked in the field for 35 years. I've used a lot of brands, mostly high end products. When Melaleuca introduced the Sei Bella line I naturally wanted to try it. The fact that it was tested against the brand I was currently using was very interesting to me. I discovered that Sei Bella does far more with fewer products than the brand I had been using. The real success is that the products prepare the "canvas" for the artwork to begin. I love working with healthy beautiful hair and encourage my clients to take proper care of the medium in which I work! Melaleuca has many hair care choices, including the sulfate-free Affinia line, so there's something for any and all hair types. I tell my clients to take care of their hair. After all, regardless of whatever else they wear any given day, they always wear their hair! Thank you Melaleuca and RM Barry!
My absolute favorite hair care products are the Sei Bella Luxury Shampoo and the Luxury Creme Conditioner. Because we live in Florida where there is high humidity, my hair is always frizzy. By using these two products on a regular basis the frizz stays calm. Before I started using these products, I would have to use a separate oil product to control the frizz. But because of the superior quality of the products, I have been able to eliminate the oil product thus saving me money. Love it.
I have suffered for most of my life looking for hair care products that I didn't have a negative response to. I have used both over the counter products and medicated with no success. I have literally spent hundreds of dollars on expensive salon products that did not work. I would use them a couple of times and then place them under my sink with the rest of the group. I finally went to an allergist and learned that I'm allergic to formaldehyde--a main ingredient in those products offered at the store. I was so happy to find Sei Bella hair products! These products are definitely salon quality and effective. My hair has never been softer, and I don't have an allergic reaction to using them. Finally, a product I can use and love--all at the same time. Needless to say, I cleaned out my once or twice used salon hair products, put them in a garbage bag, and put them in their appropriate place--the trash!
We are a family of four and we use different hair care products. Our two children use Koala Pals Shampoo and Body Wash. We love that we do not have to worry about it burning their eyes, and that it doesn't contain any of the nasty ingredients the other baby shampoo had in the past, like formaldehyde. My husband uses Melaleuca Original Shampoo because it prevents dandruff. And I use the Sei Bella line. I love how soft and healthy it makes my hair. We all know what coloring and blow drying can do to hair! We also use Koala Pals on our dogs when we bath them -- head to toe clean! And if needed for fleas, we use Melaleuca Original Shampoo. Our horses love Melaleuca also, helps prevent flies, and leaves their hair manageable. We use Melaleuca for everything everyday! Love it!