I’ve spent over 4 years researching the causes of hair loss and how to reverse them, and in that time one thing has become more and more obvious…
The health of the scalp is not only THE most important factor for hair growth, but it’s one of the quickest and easiest factors to change.
If your scalp is healthy your hair will be thick & healthy too.
That is why I’ve put together this very concise guide to scalp health.
And reading this guide is the first step to growing back the hair you’ve lost.
That is, getting thick, healthy hair – stopping and reversing pattern baldness forever!
There are only 4 steps in this guide.
I want to keep this as simple as possible, because I know that once you try these simple steps and start getting results you’ll have the motivation to fill in the other details.
Knowing these 4 secrets to scalp health will put you immediately into the fast track to growing back lost hair.
And one more thing…
The secrets that I reveal in this guide are all backed up by clinical studies.
This is important because it means you can feel confident that they truly work, and you can use these techniques knowing that they will actually regrow your hair.
‘Hair loss shampoos’ are sold everywhere and are very popular.
However, I’m sorry to say that basically they don’t work.
I recommend that starting from today you stop using any kind of shampoo or conditioner on your hair.
Don’t panic, you will still be able to wash your hair.
It’s just you’ll use one simple and natural ingredient:
Apple cider vinegar!
Apple cider vinegar (raw & organic ideally) is the only thing that I recommend you ‘wash’ your hair with.
(As you’ll find out later, there are other ingredients you should be using to ‘rinse’ your hair with!)
The reason I recommend apple cider vinegar is because it gently cleans the hairs and scalps without stripping away natural and important oils that protect the hairs.
All chemical shampoos do strip away these natural oils and they also damage the scalp, deposit chemicals into the skin and damage the long term health of the scalp.
One of the biggest reasons we use apple cider vinegar is because it absorbs transdermally through the skin where it then helps to dissolve calcium deposits in the scalp.
Reducing scalp calcification (i.e. deposits of calcium in the scalp) is crucially important for regrowing hair because the calcification makes it almost impossible to reestablish blood supply to the hair follicles.
And when it comes to regrowing lost hair, blood supply is the ‘golden pillar.’ It is the thing that matters most.
More blood supply = more hair.
It’s as simple as that!
You’ll find out more about blood supply in each of the next 3 secrets.
It’s so important that it appears in all of the secrets.
So, now you know that using any kind of shampoo is not recommended.
Instead you’ll begin using apple cider vinegar once, or maximum twice per week.Here’s how I recommend you use it.
Wet your hair under the shower.
Take your bottle of ACV and pour some into one cupped hand (just enough to fit in a cupped hand)
Then apply that liquid to your hair and massage in for ten seconds.
Depending on how much hair you have, you may want to add another cupped handful.
I personally do 2.
Next, rinse under running water for 1-2 seconds so that the ACV is diluted into your hair.
Massage again for ten seconds so that the ACV comes into contact with the scalp.
Then thoroughly rinse out under the shower.Here are a few other things you should keep in mind:
Earlier I mentioned that ACV is the only thing you should use to ‘wash’ your hair, but there are other things you can use to ‘rinse’ your hair with.
‘Rinsers’ are used to apply natural ingredients to the scalp without stripping away protective oils.
Washing too much leaves the hair and scalp dry and vulnerable.We know from clinical studies there are natural extracts and oils that are proven to cause hair growth, and we can rinse our hair with these without washing it.
It involves only 3 steps:
Step 1: Dilute the hair rinse with shower water
Step 2: Apply diluted mixture to wet hair & massage in
Step 3: Rinse out the mixture with cool shower water
Here are the natural ingredients that have been clinically proven to cause hair growth and the ones I recommend you use:
These can all be combined into a simple hair rinse that is used every time you shower to use the power of natural extracts to stimulate hair growth.
Topical (meaning ‘applied to the skin’) applications have been proven to stimulate hair growth when applied to the scalp.
There are 3 main ways that they can do this:
The most common example of a topical application for thinning, receding hair is minoxidil.
It is the most popular hair loss treatment in the world.Minoxidil (also known by brand names such as Rogaine, Regaine (in the UK) and Kirkland) works because it is a vasodilator which means it dilates blood capillaries in the scalp causing increased blood flow to the hair follicles.
Although minoxidil can help regrow hair, it also has some undesirable side effects.
These commonly include:
Because of these side-effects, I don’t recommend using minoxidil.
However, there is actually no need to take the risk even if you don’t mind about the side-effects because there is a natural (and little known alternative) to minoxidil that has proven to be xx% more effective than minoxidil after 4 weeks.
It also works in the same way – as a vasodilator.
Yet it has none of the side-effects.This amazing substance is peppermint essential oil.
This study in 2014 from Keimyung University in Korea showed how effective PSO is at hair growth compared to side-effect ridden minoxidil.
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Point 2 of effective topical applications is that they topically block DHT.
Most people who have done even a small amount of research into pattern baldness know that DHT is a hormone that binds to the hair follicle (in the presence of low oxygen) causing the follicle to ‘miniaturize’ and die.
DHT is converted from testosterone by an enzyme in the body called type-2 5-alpha reductase.
The important point here is that by inhibiting this enzyme we can ‘block’ DHT and stop hair follicle miniaturization.
Finasteride (also known by its brand name Propecia) is the second most popular hair loss treatment in the world.
It works by inhibiting this enzyme (5-alpha-reducate) and thereby ‘blocking DHT’.
However, finasteride is taken orally (as a daily pill) so it blocks DHT throughout the body (not just locally in the scalp).
This can cause side-effects.
Most common side effects of finasteride are related to sex and include:
If you're anything like me then messing with the sexual system in your body is seriously scary.
Some people have even reported permanent sexual side effects.
Luckily, we don’t need to take finasteride and risk the undersiable side effects because:
In fact, there is a natural substance that has been clinically proven to be more effective than finasteride at inhibiting the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase…
This substance is rosemary oil extract, and we can apply it topically, direct to the scalp to block DHT exactly where it matters most.
In a study in 2013 at Kinki University Japan rosemary oil inhibited 5-alpha-reducatse by 94.6% compared to 81.9% for finasteride.
The third point of a topical application is to reduce calcification of the scalp.
Although you’ll remember that apple cider vinegar can do this, there is a natural substance that is even better at removing calcium deposits than ACV.
That substance is magnesium chloride.
Magnesium chloride is a naturally occurring substance that is found in…
At a concentration of around 31% magnesium chloride in water is known as magnesium oil because of its slightly oily texture.
Magnesium oil can be applied topically and absorbed through the scalp where it immediately starts dissolving the calcium deposits in the scalp.
This decalcification of the blood capillaries feeding the hair follicles results in more blood flow and therefore more oxygen and nutrition.
For these reasons we decided to create our own mixture that would bring together all the hair growth properties into one powerful mixture.
The results is GRO2 - Formulated Hair Growth Elixir.
You’ll remember that earlier I said that blood flow is the golden pillar of hair regrowth.
Scalp secret 3 shows this theory to be true because we see how effective a dermaroller is at increasing hair growth.
Firstly, a dermaroller is handheld device with a roller containing hundreds of tiny metal pins.
It looks like this:
The pins penetrate the top layer of the skin, damaging it just enough to trigger the body to repair the wound by increasing blood supply to the area.
This study in 2013 published in the International Journal of Trichology showed that using a dermaroller along with minoxidil increases hair growth by xx times over minoxidil alone.
As you can see from the graph above, although the minoxidil was still effective, the combination of minoxidil and dermaroller was massively more so.
When the participants were evaluated by the research team the dermaroller group posted significantly better results.
And patients were also asked to self-assess their hair growth at the end of the experiment.
Again, the dermaroller group posted much better results.
Of course, by now you know that there are natural alternatives to minoxidil which you should be using instead.
The point is that the dermaroller significantly increases the effectiveness of the topical application by 4-5X by mechanically stimulating blood flow to the exact area where we need it for hair follicle growth.
In addition to using a dermaroller, you can also use ‘cream’ that is applied just after using the dermaroller.
In this case we use a different mixture than the topical application because this wound sting when it comes in contact with the tiny wound.
This ‘dermaroller cream’ is a special formulation that combines with the dermaroller and is maximized in its effectiveness by using the short healing window to penetrate deeper into the scalp.
The dermaroller cream consists of:
What's important is that this cream can be applied immediately after using the dermaroller without stinging.
It then penetrates deeper into the dermal layer, giving all of the substances of the cream maximum effectiveness.