I make my Healthy Scalp Hair Growth Lotion to help people with itchy scalp and hair loss. Alopecia, hair fall and hair growth problems may be caused by fungus growth, mineral build up, under-active hair follicles combined with other conditions. I have created a hair hair growth lotion combining ingredients from traditional cultures around the world and homegrown knowledge that creates a healthy place for hair to grow and encourages hair to stay in place.
Most cultures have herbs and methods to help hair grow and some of these seem to have scientific merit. My Healthy Scalp and Happy Hair Lotion includes some that seem most promising. I know it won’t work for everyone because the reason our hair won’t grow are certainly varied and complicated. However I do think my lotion is worth a try to see if it helps you.
I chose the ingredients based on research (see links)
- Kelp: Very high in minerals and vitamins, sea kelp is often thought of as a hair thickener. Probably due to being high in Iodine. Thyroid issues can cause hair loss. Since iodine can be absorbed through skin, this may be why Sea Kelp is commonly used in hair growth remedies. Link to NCBI study here.
- Saw Palmetto: A North American Native medicine which shows promise in blocking the enzyme that may cause hair loss in those of us who are also experiencing some hormonal issues. Link to NCBI study here.
- Green Tea: Green Tea is the best tea source for polyphenols and antioxidants. Also has stimulating caffeine.
- Link to NCBI study here.
- Shavegrass (Horsetail): High in Silica which may elp hair growth although unknown if topical silica helps. Normalizes oil production on scalp clearing hair follicles.
- Link to NCBI study here.
- Burdock: Said to stimulate hair growth by promoting blood circulation to the skin surface.
- Amla: Also know as hair fruit, is packed with vitamins and antioxidants. It has a high tannin content and Vit C, which promotes the synthesis of collagen.
- Rosemary: Touted as one of the main herbs in North America to grow hair, one site says it contains a large amount of ursolic acid which helps to increase scalp circulation. It is a great antioxidant and really works against bactera, and inflammation.
- Caffiene: Stimulates hair growth. Link to NCBI study here.
- Castor Oil: A natural antibacterial and antifungal oil providing one of the only sources of Ricinoleic acid, which balances the scalps pH, replenishes the scalp?s natural oils and undo some of the damage of harsh chemical hair products. Link to research here.
- Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol: A well known hair conditioner
- Glycerin: A well known hair moisturizer (humectant)
- Cetyl Alcohol: A conditioner and thickener
- Wildflower Honey: A conditioner
- Zinc: May improve hair growth for those with alopecia, a promising mineral to impact scalp issues that may lead to hair loss. Although it was less effective as compared to topical 5% minoxidil lotion, a considerable hair growth was observed with topical zinc pyrithione 1% solution in androgenic alopecia in a randomized, investigator-blinded, parallel-group clinical study
- Sulfur: Anecdotal evidence that it will improve hair growth when applied to scalp. I suspect there might be a correlation between improved hair growth and the way sulfur fights bacteria, fungus, parasites and yeast. It works against the causes of dandruff too, so that might keep follicles clean and clear fro hair growth. This is widely word of mouth, especially among the black community.
- Magnesium: Magnesium helps break up calcium deposits. Calcium deposits might be one reason hair has trouble growing, so making sure we have enough Magnesium a=(and Vit D) might help hair growth Link to AAOM.org study here.
- Chlorophyllin: I want to write, it is so green it must be awesome but seriously, it is packed with such good things, it really is awesome.
Hair Growth Lotion is great to try for anyone who wants to make sure nothing is getting in the way of their healthy, strong, thick hair from growing. Also great for those experiencing excessive itchiness and flakiness of their scalp. Dandruff and Seborrheaic dermatitis can cause skin build up and blockage while providing an environment for yeast growth. People who have used antibiotics or treated their scalp with lice treatments such as permethrin or pyrethrins, ivermectin or spinosad may find they have a yeast overgrowth.
If you are like me, you don’t want to wait to try every single suggestion you hear one at a time, sometimes for weeks. You just want results. Ingredients often work synergistically as well, supporting each other and making each more than they would work alone. There’s a lot of ingredients included to address a number of issues that might be going on. While some people might be better suited for a single, one at a time approach, this lotion might be perfect for those who don’t need or want to go that route. I suggest you track if it is helping or if it is not.
I purchase my oils in small, usable quantities so they are fresh. I felt that this product should be a lotion that will wash away, so it required a chemical emulsification process which ALWAYS requires a preservation system in my opinion. In this formula I use Propylene Glycol (and) Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate as a paraben free preservative which plays nicely with the high level of minerals in the formula.
Despite our popularity, I still make everything personally by hand in the kitchen we (my husband Kevin and I) have as part of our shop used exclusively to make ZirYab’s products in Silver City, NM. I am constantly searching to balance quality and purity of ingredients with cost effectiveness and ease of use. Since we’re a small company, I think it is important that I retain the right to change an ingredient to retain freshness, quality and effectiveness or make it better. I always try to update the label and the listing if this is necessary but I ask you to also let me know if you have an allergy when you order.
INGREDIENTS IN MY HAIR GROWTH LOTION FOR HEALTHY SCALP
Distilled Water, Castor Oil, Fractionated Coconut Oil infused with Amla, Arnica, Brahmi, Burdock, Cayenne, Comfrey, Ginger Root, Kelp, Peppermint, Rosmary & White Willow Bark, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar infused with Amla, Brahmi, Burdock, Calendula, Corn Silk, Ginger, Green Tea, Hibiscus, Kelp, Marshmallow Root, Rosemary, Saw Palmetto, & Shavegrass, Neem Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Olive Oil, Essential Oil Blend of Rosemary, Peppermint, Turmeric, Ginger, Cedar-wood, Sage, Ylang Ylang, & Clary Sage, *Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Emusifying Wax N.F., Gly-ceryl Stearate, Sunflower Lecithin, Sulfur, Magnesium, Cetyl Alcohol, Zinc Oxide, Propylene Glycol (and) Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Spirolina, Caffeine, Xanthan Gum, Honey and Vit. E.
This lotion is thick. You can massage a small amount (start with about a nickel size) on to the area of your scalp giving you the most concern. Wet your scalp a little to help the lotion spread easily. You can apply to dry scalp for convenience and add a little water to help spread it around. Massage your scalp. This is good to do both for spreading the lotion but it’s just good for blood circulation and hair growth in your scalp anyway. To get the most out of it, wait 20 minutes. Then shampoo out using your regular shampoo. IN A RUSH? If you are like me and always pressed for time, it is still worth doing if you don’t have 20 minutes. When you are in the shower, wet your hair a bit, massage the lotion in, wash the rest of your body and then shampoo the lotion out.
You might find that the lotion conditions your hair enough so you don’t need conditioning or only need a light conditioning.
I suggest trying this once or twice a week.
Avoid any eye contact and do not use directly on mucous membranes. Some of the ingredients (especially sulfur, essential oils and preservatives) can irritate open skin lesions and mucous membranes. If any gets in eye, rinse with lukewarm water for at least 15 minutes.
Since there is a lot of ingredients in it, you need to make sure you aren’t allergic to the ingredients and it isn’t irritating to you Do a patch test (Apply a small amount of an ingredient to a patch of skin on the inner, lower arm. Rub it in and allow it to dry on the skin. Do not wash that area of the skin for at least 24 hours; watch for signs of a reaction.)
If you experience any unwanted reaction discontinue use.