Henna, "Lawsonia inermis", is a shrub or small tree that grows in hot, dry climates. It is used to keep the hair healthy and cover gray.
Other herbs like, indigo, amla and cassia are also used to achieve different color variations. There is a blonde, browns or a clear treatment, you don't have to be a redhead. All promote healthy conditions of the skin and hair.
Henna is reflected through the hair, while enhancing your hair's natural color & shine. Henna conditions the hair & protects against sun and air pollution! Regular use of henna gives the hair more texture & body. Blends naturally and fades gradually. Lasts 4-6 weeks.
Henna has no additives, chemicals, or pesticides. Smooths and seals the hair's cuticle for greater shine and body. Custom-tailored for you & can be used for special effects, covering grey, and improving texture. Henna is such a healing herb, it's wonderful for restoring and conditioning the hair!
Below is a link to see before & after photos using henna.
Are you dealing with acne? Don't waste your time with Proactive or anything that has salicylic acid or benzyl peroxide in the ingredient list. In my experience, it will only make matters worse by drying your skin out. You will still have the acne and you will also gain dry skin! The BEST face wash to use for acne is Thoroughly Clean Face Wash by Desert Essence. It can be found, inexpensively at your local natural foods store. Desert Essence also makes a Blemish Touch Stick that is amazing at zapping pimples and it's small enough to travel with you all day! You can use it to spot treat 3-4 times a day.
*Add a pinch of sea salt to the face wash once you squirt it in your hand, emulsify in your hands and apply gently in a rolling motion. DO Not rub, scrub or over wash your skin!! It is extremely important to be gentle, patient and only use cool water.
Using jojoba oil and a drop of lavender essential oil is a simple moisturizer you can make inexpensively at home. Jojoba oil is the closest oil to your skin's natural sebum.
There is an awesome facial mask, also found at your local natural foods store.
Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay
“World’s Most Powerful Facial” and is made of 100% natural Calcium Bentonite
Clay for deep pore cleansing. But it is the back of the container that sounds
even more fascinating… big red letters say “Feel Your Face Pulsate!” … but there are even more uses for Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay.
“Facials, acne, bodywraps, clay baths, foot soaks, chilled clay for knee packs
and insect bites” are just a few of the things that it can be used for.
*You WILL need to use warm water & a wash cloth to get the mask off after it hardens, but every day & night when you are simply cleansing your skin use cool water.
If you have severe acne, use the mask 2-3x/wk until you see it starting to clear up, then only use once a week or less.
*If your skin tends to be dry, spot treat (only put the mask on your pimples)
You will love this mask, it really helps clean the pores and clear the acne!
All of these inexpensive products, used in combination will clear up your skin in no time!
Sevi Pumpkin Seed Shampoo has essential oils in the ingredients that benefit hair loss. Now in stock!
If you are suffering significant hair loss, seek the advice of a health care professional. Certain illnesses can cause hair loss and should be ruled out. Treat your hair and scalp gently if you are suffering from hair loss. Avoid harsh chemicals, exposure to chlorine from swimming pools, and heavy oil and conditioning treatments. Follow a well balanced diet. Make and use hair care products (Shampoo For YOU can be made at Earthly Roots)
using your choice of the following essential oils.
*Try rinsing your hair with vinegar or lemon juice, both are wonderful conditioning rinses for those with thinning hair! If you suffer from hair loss due to any variety of causes do not apply a conditioner to your hair. The added weight to the hair shaft can cause an increase in hair loss.
Information from: Natural Beauty Basics by Dorie Byers, R.N.
FIVE CHEMICALS TO AVOIDHair care and cosmetic products contain potentially harmful, poisonous and even carcinogenic cancer-causing ingredients. Listed below are the five most common - and most dangerous ingredients.
1. Propylene Glycol
2. Sodium Lauryl (Laurel) Sulfate (SLS)
3. Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
4. Diethanolamine (DEA)
5. Methyl, Propyl, Butyl and Ethyl Paraben
A cosmetic form of mineral oil found in automatic brake and hydraulic fluid, and industrial antifreeze. In skin and hair care products propylene glycol works as a humectants, which is a substance that retains the moisture content of skin or cosmetic products by preventing the escape of moisture or water. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) warn users to avoid skin Contact with propylene glycol as this strong skin irritant can cause liver abnormalities and kidney damage. Sodium Lauryl (Laurel) Sulfate (SLS)
Harsh detergents and wetting agents used in garage floor cleaners, engine degreasers and auto cleaning products. SLS is well-known in the scientific community as a common skin irritant. It is rapidly absorbed and retained in the eyes, brain, heart and liver, which may result in harmful long-term effects. SLS could retard healing, cause cataracts in adults and keep children's eyes from developing properly. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) recommend wearing self-contained breathing apparatus, rubber boots and chemical resistant gloves, safety goggles and chemical fume hoods while handling for personal protection. Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
SLES is the alcohol form (ethoxylated) of SLS. It is slightly less irritating than SLS, but may cause more drying. Both SLS and SLES may cause potentially carcinogenic formations of nitrates and dioxins to form in shampoos and cleansers by reacting with other product ingredients. Large amounts of nitrates may enter the blood system from just one shampooing. SLS and SLES may be irritating to scalp and may cause hair loss. Diethanolamine (DEA)
A colorless liquid or crystalline alcohol that is used as a solvent, emulsifier and detergent (wetting agent). DEA works as an emollient in skin softening lotions or as a humectant in other personal care products. When found in products containing nitrates, it reacts chemically with the nitrates to form potentially carcinogenic nitrosamines. Although earlier studies seamed to indicate that DEA itself was not a carcinogen, more recent studies show its carcinogenic potential, even in formulations that exclude nitrates. DEA may also irritate the skin and mucous membranes. It is known that we should avoid using other ethanolamines, which may also be know as triethanolamine, (TEA), and also monoethanolamine (MEA) Methyl, Propyl, Butyl and Ethyl Paraben
Parabens are used as inhibitors of microbial growth and to extend shelf life of products. Widely used even though they are known to be toxic. Parabens have caused many allergic reactions and skin rashes. Methyl paraben combines benzoic acid with the methyl group of chemicals. Highly toxic.
All beauty products at Earthly Roots Hair Studio have been thoroughly researched & tested on performance to provide you with the most natural beauty care available.
Essential Blends! New at Earthly Roots!
*make your own essential oil perfume!
You Must read labels!
Fragrance chemicals are in fabric softners, laundry detergents, perfumes, personal care products, air fresheners and many other products contribute to health and environmental problems.
You are not protected by the government from exposure to fragrance chemicals in products. There is minimal government regulation and monitoring of their safety, despite the widespread exposure of fragrance chemicals in thousands of products.
95% of the chemicals in fragrances are synthetic compounds derived from petroleum.
A variety of fragrance-free products are available from natural food stores. Read the product labels carefully. Some misleading advertising words: "natural", "floral", "hypoallergenic", "natural scent" make you think the product is safe when it may not be safe.
Some "unscented" and "fragrance-free" products can contain masking fragrances to cover up the smell of other ingredients.
Your skin, your body's largest organ, absorbs fragrance chemicals by direct application, by contact with fragranced items, and by exposure to air containing fragraces.
*Proctor & Gamble and L'Oreal both own numerous beauty products made with low grade ingredients; which means they are full of chemicals. L'Oreal owns: Redken, Matrix, Logics, Keratase, Mizani, Alterna, Pureology, Nioxin and many others. Protor & Gamble owns: Wella, Sebastian, Vidal Sassoon, Federic Fekkai, Graham Webb, Clairol, ect.
Vinegar is a great remedy for many scalp issues.
It is actually moisturizing!
Use in a spray bottle so you can control where you want it.
Use half water & half vinegar in the bottle.
If you have sensitive skin, it can turn your skin a little pink.
This goes away after 30 mins or so, just be careful with application & try not to get it in your eyes.
Use before shampooing or as a rinse after shampooing.
*If you can't stand the smell, rinse and use conditioner after use or try using less vinegar.
*No worries for colored hair, vinegar sets hair color!
Henna Herbal Hair Color is very healing & can be used as a remedy as well.
Using a natural bristle brush is important too (even for curly hair), it pulls your natural oils down through the hair and stimulates your scalp. If you have curls, brush before bed or before entering the shower.
Eco-Friendly Natural Bristle brushes, made humanly are available at Earthly Roots!
If the issue is still not resolved, going to a holistic doctor or a master herbalist may be a good idea to combat this from the inside out. You will most likely have to change your diet, that will be key.
I would recommend a Formaldehyde Free Mini Keratin treatment to strenghten the hair and use Dr. Bronner's Lavender & Coconut leave in conditioner @ home. You may also want to consider coloring your hair a darker color, this usually helps quite a bit. Non-Ammonia hair color works the best, ammonia is extremly drying to the hair. Earthly Roots also has Non-Formaldehyde Perms & Relaxers. My hair is curly & tends to be dry so I use Sevi shampoo and conditioner
, very moisturizing, (also good for hair loss)!!
If you want more results, faster I could use henna it's wonderful for restoring and conditioning the hair! There is a blonde, browns or a clear treatment, you don't have to be a redhead. The color glossing /Glaze would help and the mini keratin will also help, Ammonia & Formaldehyde Free of course! Also, the Full Keratin treatment would last longer also Formaldehyde Free, but I would start with the least expensive & most natural first: henna. I also have a great protein treatment that you can use daily (spray in, leave in). One more thing that may sound funny, but works well: pour a dilluted mixture of vinegar and water (half water, half vinegar) into a spray bottle and use once or twice a week or whenever your hair/scalp feels dry, this helps lock in the color with the proper PH, cures any dry skin or dandruff, and believe it or not moisturizes the hair! Massage in, leave in (if you can stand the smell of vinegar) or rinse out or you can shampoo and condition all over agin. Coconut oil is also a great leave in. (Just don't use a lot of coconut oil, or your hair will look greasy).