Spearmint Tea For Hair Loss

Spearmint Tea For Hair Loss

Does Spearmint Tea Stop Hair Loss?

Spearmint is added to many different things like confectionery, chewing gums and different types of teas, but usually not as a main ingredient.

Spearmint tea is very refreshing to drink. There are actually many different types of mint plants, but the most popular is peppermint and spearmint. Spearmint tea has become a daily beverage of mine, and often it’ll be the first thing that I drink in the morning. ūüôā

One thing many people don’t know is that the mint plant might be a great addition to prevent male pattern baldness and hair loss in women. Mint is a natural anti-androgen, which has been proven in studies to lower free testosterone.

Will Spearmint Tea Help Hair Loss?

The studies that have been published in recent years focused on a condition called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome,  which can cause hirsutism in women as a result of elevated levels of testosterone.

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Spearmint was shown to be an effective anti-androgen in women when they drank spearmint tea up to twice a day for 30 days. Their levels of free testosterone dropped significantly, and the women reported better quality of life.

The researches noted that due to the short length of the trial, there wasn’t enough time to see significant clinical improvement, but hair cycle / growth takes time, and the trial needed to be longer. However, the fact remains that spearmint did act as an anti-androgen, and therefore if taken long enough, there will be real benefits.

What does this have to do with hair loss?

Given these results, and what we know about the causes of male pattern baldness, taking spearmint as a supplement or drinking spearmint tea would be a great addition to¬† one’s hair growth regimen.

Spearmint is a natural plant, and has been used for literally thousands of years and is pretty safe to drink. In men, because testosterone is higher, the amount of spearmint that might need to be taken could be higher.

I have personally drank up to six cups per day for years, but if you don’t feel like drinking that, or maybe it’s too expensive, you can also find spearmint leaf extract supplements as well.

By lowering the amount of free testosterone, you are also lowering the conversion of testosterone to DHT.

One of the side benefits of taking spearmint is that my skin is a lot less oily. I have also heard other anecdotal reports on that over at acne.org forums. So if you have greasy hair, then this supplement could also help that as well.

If spearmint reduces hair on the body and face, does spearmint tea reduce hair growth on the head?

A question that I hear all the time when I recommend spearmint and mention how it helps block hair growth, so I can understand the confusion.

But the answer is no, spearmint does not reduce the growth of hair on your head. The hair growth on the face is very sensitive to testosterone signalling, which triggers hair growth, and this is why it’s thought that it could be effective for¬†hirsutism.

The problem is that with the scalp, and depending on genetic factors, the hair follicles can be very sensitive to DHT, which is created by an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase. And so by reducing free testosterone, you are also reducing DHT (the main hormone which causes hair loss in men).

And if you’re also worried about reduction in beard growth if you’re a man, then no need to worry. Spearmint will have a very minor (if any) effect on beard growth. The¬† only way to stop that is through laser.

Which is better? Supplement or Tea?

Why not both? I personally drink spearmint tea and I take spearmint capsules every day. There is no difference to the effects that you’ll see if you chose one over the other.¬†if you’re drinking five or more cups of spearmint tea every day, then you might be back and fourth to the toilet.

But if you decide to go for the supplements instead, then you can enjoy over healthy teas as well. I take Swanson brand of spearmint leaf extract, but you can find many different spearmint supplements.

There are also different types of spearmint teas that you can also get. It’s very difficult to find pure spearmint tea at the regular store, as they usually combine it with other mints or teas. You must choose 100% spearmint tea, otherwise you’re going to have to drink many more cups of tea, which could also be quite costly.

One of the brands that I’ve just started using since I can’t get hold of palanquin spearmint tea more recently is called “Traditional Medicinals Organic Spearmint Tea.”

IN conclusion

Try out spearmint tea in combination with other things you’re doing and see if it makes a difference. You’ll want to give it at least 3-6 months, and by that time you should know if it’s working for you or not.

I think spearmint tea by itself might not completely stop hair loss in men, it would be a good addition to a hair growth regimen if you have one.

Spearmint should be even more effective for women because women naturally have lower testosterone levels anyway.

I’ve been drinking spearmint tea for years and never experienced any side effects from it. So at the very least, it’s very unlikely to do any harm.

Good luck in growing your hair!¬† If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below! ūüôā

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Best Vegan Vitamins For Hair Growth

Choosing Vegan Vitamins For Hair Growth

Growing long hair can already be a struggle for the average girl or guy, but growing long hair when you’re eating a vegan diet can be an even bigger challenge.

The reality is that you need to be a lot more careful with your diet when you’re eating a vegan diet. And sometimes it’s easier to just ‘pop a pill’ to deal with the difficult-to-get nutrients.

When you’re not eating animal products, you will be short on a few nutrients that are important in hair growth. Any time there is a deficiency in the body, your hair is the last part of your body that takes priority.

You’re a Vegan And Have Slow Hair Growth?

One complaint that I’ve heard from vegans over the years is that their hair seems to be thinner since they started eating a vegan diet. But is it the fact that they are vegan, or is it that they are missing out on some vital nutrients that are required for hair growth?

I’ve had personal experience with this issue, and it was fixed by simply correcting for some deficiencies when I was eating a vegan diet.

It’s not just vitamins that vegans can be short on, but minerals also. Here are some of the vitamins and minerals you might be low in when you’re eating a vegan diet:

  • Vitamin B12
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin D
  • Iron
  • Zinc
  • Iodine
  • Protein

It’s easy for people who are not informed about the dangers of eating a vegan diet to become deficient in any one of these. Although ethically, being a vegan is a wonderful thing to do for the animals, it can put human health at risk.

We are omnivore’s, but due to our modernized lifestyles and technology, we can live without animal products. For ethical reasons and for health reasons, I chose to be vegan and have been vegan and healthy for five years (vegetarian for 10). And my hair is very long and healthy!

Having trouble finding vegan products products for hair growth?

As a vegan myself, I have been searching for good products to recommend people who are thinking about becoming vegan and are worried about deficiencies. These supplements cover some of the vital nutrients that you need on a vegan diet to ensure that your hair keeps growing.

Of course you will always want to eat a healthy and balanced diet as well. When you take of your body, you give it the best chance to repair, regenerate, and grow.

How to choose the right vegan-friendly supplements

Gummies¬†– These have become a popular way to take supplements. When choosing a product, make sure that it doesn’t contain any gelatin, which is derived from animals.

Read labels¬†– Don’t just trust that a product is vegan-friendly before reading the product description. If it doesn’t specifically say that it’s suitable for vegans, then read the label for animal-based ingredients.

Vitamin D form¬†– Vitamin D can be created when we expose our skin to the sun, but many of us require supplements to keep our vitamin D level up. Many vegans that I’ve spoke to are absolutely fine taking vitamin D that was derived from Sheep’s wool, since the animal was not hurt in any way during the process. However, if you still don’t feel comfortable with that, you can always look for vitamin D2 or a vitamin D3 supplements derived from wild Litchen.

Questions? Please feel free to comment below or send me a message if you’re still unsure.


Hair Anew 

Hair Anew contains many different ingredients that will help with hair growth. A large dose of Biotin (5000 mcg) may significantly improve the rate of hair growth by itself.

The supplement also contains Ginko Biloba, which is known to improve blood flow to the skin and therefore the scalp. Healthy blood flow can deliver the nutrients your hair needs to grow.

Silica is also another ingredient which stands out, and is important in maintaining the health of hair and nails.

The supplement is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

See more details about Hair Anew.


Vegan Vitamin D3 and B12 Gummies

Two vitamins that many vegetarians and vegans alike tend to be short on. And both are vital for hair growth.

Even people who are living in sunny places in the world can be at risk of vitamin D deficiency if they work in-doors or have darker skin. If you live in the northern hemisphere, you are at risk of vitamin D deficiency.

Although many vegetarians and vegans have no problem taking vitamin D3 supplements derived from Lanolin (Sheep’s wool), this supplements provides vitamin D3 from Wild Lichen, which is one of the plant sources of vitamin D3 and is Vegan Society and Vegetarian Society registered.

Another vitamin that all vegans should take with no exception is vitamin B12. Most vegans will become deficiency in vitamin B12 if they don’t supplement.

In a recent study, it was found that 52% of vegans were deficient in vitamin B12. A more sensitive test measuring levels of methylmalnic acid showed that this increased to 92% for vegans. It’s clear that vegans must supplement vitamin B12.

This supplement is a non-GMO, Vegan-friendly supplement that you can take if you are worried that you might be deficient in these nutrients.  See more here. 


Garden of Life Vegan DHA Supplement 

Although not a “vitamin”, it nevertheless is something that many vegans miss out on when they adopt this lifestyle. As a vegan you will be avoiding one thing that can make your hair silky smooth and beautiful! Omega 3.

The essential fat is abundant in fish like Salmon; but for a vegan who wishes to obtain these fats, we must look elsewhere. Algae is one alternative source of omega 3 that you can obtain DHA. You can already get plenty of EPA from a vegan diet by consuming ALA, which is converted mostly to EPA.

This supplement also contains a powerful antioxidant known as Astaxanthin, which is great for skin and hair health.

See more info here.

While you Wait…

Before you start taking the supplements, why not create a shirt so that you can begin to record your hair growth rate of your hair.

KashTV gives you some tips on how you can measure hair growth using a shirt.

And Finally…

You need to have patience! No vitamins or pills are miracles by themselves. Hair still grows at a slower pace that we want it to. But even though we don’t have any miracle pills that can grow hair overnight, these things can make a real difference.

Remember that it’s the little things that make a difference. It’s the thing that you are consistent with for weeks and months which will improve your health and beauty.

Don’t be complacent when you’re on a vegan diet. It’s very easy to fall into deficiencies, and it can happen slowly.

And if you’re in any doubt, see your physician so they can do blood tests on you to make sure that you’re healthy. Just explain to your doctor that you’re eating a vegan diet and you would like to be tested¬† to check for vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

If you want to spread the word about veganism and attract people to it the cause…

Be a healthy vegan! ūüôā

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How Long Will Hair Grow In 6 Months?

HOW MUCH HAIR CAN YOU GROW IN SIX MONTHS?

The rate of hair growth can vary depending on many different things. Your age can be one of the biggest determining factors on how fast your hair could potentially grow in 6 months.

Factors which can alter the growth rate of hair includes the following:

  • Stress levels,
  • Nutrient intake
  • Illness,
  • Hormones
  • Sleep
  • Smoking
  • Drugs
  • Medications

Growth rates are also different depending on gender, hair color, and ethnicity. Hair also tends to be thicker in blondes, with approximately 120,000 to 150,000 hairs, while brunettes may have between 100,000 to 200,000 hairs. The reasons behind this could be evolutionary to protect against UV rays for blonde people who have less melanin.

The average person’s hair growth each month will be approximately half an inch. So in one whole year you could expect your hair to have grown about 6 inches in total. Assuming that you are healthy and don’t cut it of course. Growing long hair takes a lot of patience!

Cutting hair is not a good way to grow your hair fast, unless you have lots of split ends and the hair breaks off easily so you make little or no progress at all. In that case, please do cut an inch or two off when needed. And only when needed! Remember: cutting hair does not stimulate growth. Believe it or not, this myth still persists!

The more hairs THAT STAY IN growth phase, the Longer your hair will grow

The growth cycle of hair occurs in three different stages: anagen, catagen, and telogen.¬†If you think about it, this is a good thing because it means that we don’t end up losing all of our hair in one go if they had been synchronised in their growth cycle. Imagine losing all of your hair when the seasonal shed happens!

Most hair on our scalp are in growth phase, they account for about 90% of the hair on the scalp. Many of them are at different stages in their cycle and length, so some will be short, and some hairs will be longer, nearing their terminal length or maximum hair growth potential.

When you age, the cycle of the hair growth changes. The anagen phase becomes shorter, so your hair tends to not grow for as long. And no matter what you do, you might only be able to achieve a certain length. Some women cut their hair shorter later in life for this reason. It just becomes more difficult to grow thick and healthy long hair.

The length of anagen phase varies from person to person. It can be as short as just 2 years, but as long as 10 years or more. Genetics is a strong factor here, and we’re still a few years away yet before we can change this. Many people though are not reaching their genetic potential, and that is something that can be changed by doing the right things.

I’ve spoken to many girls who wanted to grow their hair out long, but complained that no matter what they do, their hair stops at a certain point.¬† So If you’re doing everything right and still not making any progress, then you might have to accept your hair as it is or consider buying hair extensions.

But before doing that, you should make sure that you follow all the basic steps first and avoid doing things that will slow down hair growth.

Hair Growth and Priorities

Growing hair is something that isn’t a top priority for your body. Hair might help attract the opposite sex, and can reflect overall health. In fact, one of the reasons men find long hair attractive in females is because it gives a bit of history into her nutrition and whether or not she is healthy. Hair is basically a record of your recent health.

If there is something else going on, like if you’re sick or not getting enough nutrients, then your body will adapt and allocate those resources to where it’s needed. Simply put: if you feed your body well and you give it everything it needs, then it will also reflect in your skin and your hair.

IN CONCLUSION

Your hair has the potential to grow around 6 inches in one year if you’re lucky. Some people can grow it a bit faster than that, but they are the exception rather than the rule.

Some people people that certain supplements helped them increase their hair growth. Have a look at the review of biotin.

Biotin is one supplement that many people swear by. You could do a little experiment and measure the growth of your hair when you’re taking the supplement, and then measure it without taking it. See if there is a difference. If you notice a difference, please share!

And while you’re waiting for your hair to grow long, think of all the things you can do with it when it is long!

 

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