Plants have been used since humans first inhabited the earth, as a food and as a medicine. Humans have relied on plants to heal ailments for centuries and they were our sole remedy until the arrival of the pharmaceutical companies. Today, 40 per cent of all drugs and 80 per cent of the world's population still depends on medicines derived from plants. Even though there is not a lot of specific research to explain the exact bio-chemical science proving plant medicines are effective, there is a lot of empirical evidence from around the world to validate they do work.
The active ingredients of plants are also referred to as phytochemicals. Plants produce these chemicals to protect themselves but research demonstrates they can also protect humans against diseases. Some of the well-known phytochemicals are lycopene in tomatoes, isoflavones in soy, flavanones found in citrus fruit, chlorophyll found in plants that are green, alkaloids found in green tea and the list goes on. As plants are complex structures of bioactive compounds, their true healing powers are difficult to synthesise in a laboratory and this is why you will be hard pressed to beat the power of a living plant and its active properties. It is important to mention at this point that not everything in nature is safe, it takes knowledge & expertise to understand what to use and the science behind formulating natural products that offer solutions that consumers have come to expect.
Holistic Hair are the experts in natural hair care and botanical formulations. Our products feature essential oils, carrier oils and plant extracts that synergistically work to treat specific scalp and hair concerns. The Pure Shampoo & Conditioner utilises Aloe Vera, Manuka Honey and Vitamin E to protect and nourish while the Sensitive range combines Lavender, Chamomile & Apple Cider Vinegar to calm, relieve itching and nurture gentle scalps. Avocado oil, Geranium and Radish feature in the Hydrating products and there are specialised Extra Care and Styling products available, all from natural origin.
So why not trust your locks to nature and give the Holistic Hair products a go!
Both carrier and essential oils are critical to successfully dealing with a head lice infestation. Carrier oils are typically cold-pressed oils that are produced from the fatty portions of a specific plant and are used to suffocate and immobilise the lice. Contained within the carrier oils are the essential oils known to possess ovicidal, repellent and insecticidal activities and used safely are a natural alternative in helping to eradicate lice and eggs. Holistic Hair use lavender, tea tree, citronella and pink grapefruit as our chosen essential oils.
Hair shedding sometimes referred to as hair fall is normal and everyone loses between 50 and 100 hairs a day. When the scalp sheds significantly more hairs every day, a person is deemed to have excessive hair shedding and the medical term for this condition is telogen effluvium.Hair loss differs from hair shedding. Hair loss occurs when something stops the hair from growing. The medical term for this condition is anagen effluvium.