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Excessive Sweating and Hair Loss

There had been past assumptions regarding excessive sweating on the forehead and it’s connection to hair loss. Clinical studies show that there may be a validity to these claims that for a long time were considered uncertain. Trichologists have now confirmed that there is indeed a connection between excessive forehead sweating and hair loss. It was discovered that human sweat contains an ample amount of lactic acid, which has the ability to eventually thin down and peel off the outer keratin layers of the hair. It also leads to the shriveling of the follicular roots of the hair follicles.


The constant sweating in the forehead and the reaction of lactic acid on the hair results in the dryness of the hair stems, causing it to be brittle and finally breaking it off eventually. Besides the damage that it causes the hair, excessive excretion of lactic acid may cause inflammatory outbreaks on the skin, such as rashes and symptoms of itchiness. The lactic acid has the undesired effect of unbalancing the pH level of the scalp, in which may very well result in the growth of unwanted fungus and bacteria which may contribute to the propagation of dandruff. It may also cause the sedimentary deposits of deep seated dirt inside the scalp pores, congesting and restricting the proper circulation of blood and nutrients to the hair follicles.


The cause of excessive sweating can stem from various causes. Some obvious symptomatic reasons would be that of hormonal imbalance. It was proven with clinical case studies on people that were suffering from excessive sweating that it was indeed a hormonal imbalance on their part. Obvious triggering mechanisms were temperate climate or a sudden change of it, a good example would be that of sweaty palms of the hand and sweaty feet. Other causes of excessive sweating would be of psychological causes. Anxiety, uneasiness and medically trigged causes could be a forthcoming manifestation that causes sweat secretions. The level of rancidity in the human sweat can be caused by high cholesterol levels in the blood stream or lipid secretions that can sometimes cause allergic reaction of the skin, causing irritated and inflamed rashes.


Finding a cure or alternative preventive measures from excessive sweating is not the answer to your problems, but it is better to find the root cause of it. If your sweating is of psychological reasons such as stress, anxieties and nervousness, it is best to find ways of controlling your anxieties or even think of a way to relax your mind. Ask or consult a physician that is related to your stress related problems and if it is necessary, ask for prescriptions that can stave down your stress related problems. Relaxation and a stress free environment may help. Exercise may benefit you in terms of channeling you anxious thoughts towards more productive forms of diversions which will take your mind off worrying.

A healthy dose of exercise has always been recommended as it promotes the healthy circulation of the needed bodily fluids in order to stimulate the endorphine levels of your system. This will enable you to reduce stress and maintain a healthy body at the same time. If you would rather prefer a more simple approach, you could always try some regulated deep breathing exercises that can help your circulatory system.

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Simple Home Remedy Treatments for Oily Hair

Oily hair is one contributing factor that affects hair thinning and hair loss. Most people that suffer hair loss have gone through the state of dandruff problems prior to ending up in an advanced stage of hair thinning. Besides being a hereditary factor, oily hair can might as well be caused by other factors including dietary intake, stress or even misuse of hair grooming products such as shampoos and topical substances. Symptoms of oily hair can be seen as early in childhood for some people or coinciding with puberty. The biological changes in hormonal balance and subsequent fatty dietary intake can contribute in a big way.



The onset of dandruff is caused by the over production of sebum on the scalp. Fungus usually eats off the sebum, which explains the often itchy sensation on the scalp. The fungi also eats off the sebum embedded on the scalp, thus creating a flaky residue of dead skin cells. The use of head wear such as hats, hoods, caps and other related items, can cause accelerated fungal accumulation as the heat generates the much desired condition in which fungus can thrive on your scalp. Embedded sebum that surrounds the hair follicles also get eaten by the fungi, weakening the hair roots which lead to hair loss and thinning.

Shampoos and Conditioners:

Most people that are predisposed to oily hair conditions are Asians, Latinos and Africans. Though some races also suffer these conditions, their conditions are mostly incremented from dietary and environmental causes such as weather and humidity. Modern day shampoos and conditioners are often the culprits in oily hair conditions. Related issues concerning shampoo formulations are one of the bearing factors of hair loss as key ingredients, mostly comprising of harsh chemical binders and extenders, can do more damage than good.

It is advised to use a clear shampoo that does not contain so much chemical compounds as possible that may contribute to oily hair. It is best to use a shampoo with a pH level higher than 6.7%. Ample care should be made when using conditioners as well as over using these products can thin out your hair. The only time that you should use conditioner on your hair is that when you feel that it is dried up. The proper way of using a conditioner is applying it to the hair strands only and avoiding as much as possible any unnecessary contact with the scalp itself. Hair conditioners were originally intended to moisturize the hair strands to rejuvenate it and give back it’s natural silky shine.

Conditioners should be thoroughly rinsed off, making it sure that you absolutely leave nothing on your hair. Some conditioners can cause weakening of the end strands of your hair, resulting to those unsightly split ends.


Simple Home Remedies for Oily Hair

Organic Acid Rinse:

There are a few useful ordinary house hold items that you can use besides commercial shampoos and conditioners, that have the same, if not, even better results that can improve the condition of your oily scalp and hair. A simple combination of 2 table spoons of apple cider vinegar or one whole freshly squeezed lemon, mixed in 1 cup of water. This mixture is used after shampooing your hair and after rinsing it. Soak your hair with the mixture and let it steep for about a minute or two, after then, thoroughly rinse it off to completely remove all residual remains of your shampoo. This is done to rid any possible shampoo build up on your scalp.



No, not the antiseptic kind that is used to treat and clean open wounds, but rather the “happy hour” kind. We are specifically talking about alcoholic beverages such as beer, gin, vodka, tequila and brandy. Why can’t we use medical alcohol you might ask? Well, alcohol of these kind are too strong for the scalp to handle even if you dilute them in water. Using such substances might dry up your scalp too much, since alcohol can easily rid your scalp of any oily residue. However, organic spirits, preferably tequila for this matter, can rid your scalp of just the right amount of unnecessary oily residue. Alcoholic beverages such as these are ideal for this purpose of use since they come from plants and fruits. A shot glass of tequila or vodka, mixed in 2 cups of water, applied on the hair right after rinsing of any remaining shampoo. After a minute of letting it on your hair, rinse thoroughly with luke warm water to leave a deep, shinny glow on your hair.


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The Natural Reaction to Dandruff

Dandruff, that irritating, itchy, white flaky mess that can send us running back to the closet in search of lighter colored clothing, can be a nagging, chronic condition for some or it can be a once in a great while thing for others.  Either way, no one likes dealing with it.  When expensive dandruff shampoos don’t seem to do the trick, it might be time to try something different.  You don’t necessarily need to go to your doctor for something harsh.  Sometimes a slight change in routine can do the trick without the use of harmful chemicals.


The Clean Information on Dandruff


Dandruff is not the effects of neglects in personal hygiene, it is cause by a naturally occurring fungus on the skin that can overproduce on occasion and cause the skin’s natural shedding abilities to speed up by feeding on the oil secretions on the scalp.  This is neither fun to think about or to live with.  When you notice that your hair is oiler than normal, it is best to wash it more often than you usually do, keeping in mind that a gentler, all natural shampoo is best for more frequent washing.  Using a non-drying shampoo will protect your hair and your scalp from becoming irritated with the introduction of more washing.  The oil on the hair that the fungus feeds on will not be there anymore so the situation should naturally clear up on its own.


It is also suggested that if you don’t wash more frequently that you try lathering up twice in the same washing cycle.  You know those instructions on the back of the bottle that says, “lather, rinse, repeat?”  That is our exactly our suggestion.  The second wash will strip away the extra layer of oil that can be left behind which may also do a lot to clear up your situation as well.


Try a Lemon Fresh Approach


Lemons are a great natural dandruff fighter.  Squeeze out 2 tablespoons on to your scalp and massage it in for a few minutes.  Rinse the hair and repeat with a mixture of lemon juice and warm matter for a rinse that smells great and takes care of your flake problem in a matter of days.  The natural acids in lemon juice are a fungal killer, taking of the source of the problem in the first place so that no harmful ingredients are required for your hair.


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I am 53 years old and live in Miami. I have two kids, one boy and one girl with my wife Linda. My son Jon is now 19 years old and in College. My daughter Jennifer is 14 and still in High-School. We also have a dog. When I don’t work in the marketing department of a health company, I like to spend time outdoors with my family and friends. I don’t do as much sport as I should but my family and me go on a skiing vacation at least once a year.