Introductory Letter from the Pharmacist
Thank you for your interest in our breakthrough hair growth formulas. You are concerned about the state of your hair and have shown a sincere desire to do everything you can to have the very best hair possible. About 80% of men and 60% of women experience some degree of hair loss during their lifetime, so you are not alone. I am pleased to tell you I have created a system that when use properly and continuously, you will see and feel the difference. You will discover the self esteem and feeling of youth that come with having thick, full and strong-looking hair.
How I got Interested in Hair Loss & Thinning Hair
You might ask what got me so interested in the area of hair loss and hair growth. Well, it all started when I was just a kid. We used to live in Cape Town, South Africa, where my father also a pharmacist & chemist had a pharmacy. He was one of the few that specialized in pharmocognosy, which is the study how plants from nature can be used for medicinal purposes. He used to concoct all kinds of remedies for all kinds of health ailments, which he offered to his pharmacy customers. He also had treatments for hair and skin. It was during this safari vacation in East Africa that he would come smack up against a milestone in his business career. In those days it was a very popular vacation to take a boat cruise up the coast of South Africa and then tour the various tribes of the region.
To understand these tribal people, you need to understand that their biggest and main focus in life was to get rid of evil spirits. They did not seem to have the same worries as we do in these times. They would perform all kinds of rituals in order to weed of these bad spirits. Each tribe seem to have a ritual unique to themselves. Some through bones and whoever the bone pointed to, that person would be exercised, free of evil spirits. But my father noticed that one particular tribe had incredible thick, full and lustrous looking hair as well as young looking skin, as compared to the other tribe that had thinning, ‘mousy’ looking hair and aging skin. My fathers curiosity was thoroughly piqued and he set out to investigate. What he found out was totally amazing.
With help from the tour guide and conversation with the chief of the tribe, my father found out that this particular tribe performed a ritual unique to themselves. They would gather plants, roots, flowers, leaves and the extracts from the barks of trees and mix this all into a paste form. Then they would apply this to their face and heads. At night they would dance around the fire and point they face to the moon, They believed that in this way, the evil spirits would be exorcised and they would be free of the evil spirits. They did not realize that what they were giving themselves was the best beauty treatment available. My father asked them to prepare him a few buckets of this stuff and he took it back to Cape own and started to add various percentages to his hair and skin care products. Customers started coming back with all kinds of incredible success stories. Reduction in hair loss and even new hair growth! These formulations was in high demand all over the country. Even the Professor of Medicine at the University of Cape Town as using these products.
And so the ‘secrets of the plant life of South Africa’ all began. I was always so amazed and intrigued how nature can be ones best remedy for problems like thinning hair and hair loss. I decided to them become a Pharmacist & Chemist as well and made it my mission to see how I could enhance and improve in his formulas.
Because of the tenuous political situation in South Africa, we decided to immigrate and chose Vancouver, Canada as our new home. I researched and explored every thing that could possible be good for hair and incorporated the latest in hair technology to my fathers original formula. I am happy to say that the formulas I have today is most probably the most complete and comprehensive blend of hair growing nutrients ever put together. There is no other formula of this kind world wide.
To understand how unique my formulas are lets start from the very beginning and lets talk about what the possible contributing factors.
There are a number of contributing factors towards hair loss. One or more of these could be the cause of your hair loss. The battle we have is that it is so hard for any of us to determine exactly which of these contributing factors is causing our hair loss. The first and most obvious contributing factor is genetics. Many people have a predisposition towards hair loss from either parent or grandparent. We all know we cannot choose our parents, so there is not much w cam do about this. However there are many other factors causing hair loss and we can do something about these.
One of the most common causes is a clogged follicle. Every hair follicle has attached to it a sebaceous gland that secretes a waxy, oily sebum. Some people have an overactive sebaceous gland and the oily sebum accumulates and clogs the hair follicle The hair simply cannot grow. By simply dissolving this sebum, the hair can automatically come out and in these people the results are dramatic.
The next contributing factor is a lack of blood supply to the hair follicle. Sometimes when the scalp is too tight and thin, the blood flow to the hair follicle is cut off or restricted and the hair can simple not grow properly. By increasing the circulation with ingredients that can stimulate action on the scalp and using the right scalp massage techniques, you can be amazed at the results you will see to your hair.
A very common known cause of hair loss is the build of of DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) in the hair follicle. DHT comes from testosterone which is concerted to DHT by the enzyme 5-AR (Alpha Reductase). DHT causes the hair follicles to shrink. So the goal therefor is to try and reduce this enzyme so the conversion does not take place. There are drugs there can help, however I have included in my formulations ingredients that can help reduce this naturally.
Other contributing factors could include things like stress, poor scalp hygiene, crash diets low in protein, birth control medications, menopause and certain kinds of medications. I have taken all these contributing fact into consideration and incorporated ingredients to give you the opportunity to overcome them all. Now you do not have to worry what the cause is, as you are getting a multi-prong attack.
To understand your hair loss situation, it is important to know a little about the life cycle of hair. Hair grows in cycles and phases. The first grwoing stage is called the Anagen Phase, where the hair grows, usually from 2 to 6 years. Then it goes through a resting pahse, then a period of up to 6 months where it enters the falling out stage. AT any given time, about 10 to 15% of the hairs on your scalp are in the falling out stage. That is why it is normal to lose hair everyday. It is when we notice a higher amount of haor loss, tha tthe % of hairs in the falling out stage dramatically increase…then something needs to be done. MY formulations work fantastically at these times.
Easy to use and understand. The Scalp Formula is the key to the program. This is the most important step. You apply the Scalp Formula preferably at night before retiring to bed. You take a small amount (usually about 5ml), depending on the extent of the thinning hair and apply this to the scalp. You can use the nozzle on the cap and apply it directly to the scalp oe massage it in between the fingers and rub in. It is important to then follow with the proper scalp massage technique. Do not rub the scalp but keep your finger pads in one spot and move the scalp around.. Like kneading some dough. You should experience a tingling sensation, a cooling of the scalp. This only last a few seconds and goes away. After about 20 seconds it dries and the active ingredients remain on the scalp to do its work. The reason why we feel the best results are at night is because the body is at rest and you have at least 6 to 8 hours for proper absorption. The other good time to use is in the morning, after you wash your hair with the Shampoo and Conditioner and towel dry. Apply the scalp formula, the dry hair as usual.
All my formulas contain a blend of 17 herbal botanical extracts. In fact my father used to call it the K17 Beauty Extract, as it was after so many tries that he perfected this combination. It was in his pharmacy records, in the K book and after the 17th attempt, that her perfected this. The aqueous-infusion was a blend of Aspalathus Linearis (African Rooibos) Leaf Extract*, Butyrosperumum Parkll (African Shea Butter) Fruit Nut Extract, Pygeum (Prunus Africanum) Bark Extract, , Capsicum Frutescens (African Cayenne) Fruit Extract, Quillaja (African Saponaria Soap) Bark Extract, , Serenoa Serrulata (Saw Palmetto) Fruit Extract, , Matricaria Recutita (Chamomille) Flower Extract*, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract*, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Ginko Biloba (Ginko) Leaf Extract*, Rosemarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*, Equisetum Hiremale (Horsetail) Plant Extract*, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Root Extract*, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract* Symphytum Officinalis (Comfrey) Root Extract*, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, , Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract*. I am happy to say that we have many of these now in Certified Organic. (*).
Then use the Shampoo & Conditioner whenever you was your hair. Try not to use any other shampoo or conditioner as much as you can help it. My shampoo and conditioner is designed to work synergistically with the scalp formula. The shampoo helps get rid of any build up, cleans the hair follicle and gets it ready for the nurturing affects of the Scalp Formula. The Conditioner helps to strengthen the hair even more as well adding moisture and shine.
I also believe in building the hair from the inside. That is why I encourage people to take a careful look at their diet and how much protein and vitamins are being consumed. I have created a hair supplement with the 5 best herbs known to help encourage a healthy full head of hair including Silica, Nettle, Kelp, He Shou Wu, and Saw Palmetto.
Besides hair loss & thinning hair, the next 2 big scalp concerns are Dandruff/Dry Scalp as well as Psoriasis/Itchy Scalp. Our shampoo & conditioner for Dandruff is enriched with Zinc Pyrithione to get rid of Dandruff after just one or two applications. About 20% of people suffer from Psoriasis. They usually have been diagnosed by a doctor and have tried all the prescription creams. They are always happy to see that we have a natural alternative. Our special shampoo & conditioner has Tea Tree Oil to help reduce the symptoms of Psoriasis and Itchy Scalp.
Contributing Factors Include
These formulas are excellent for men as well as women. Hair follicles are hair follicles…and they exist in both men and women. Men have what is know as male pattern baldness, whereas women have what is known as ‘women pattern baldness”. With me there is that typical horseshoe shape, with women it is more diffuse hair loss, a general thinning of he hair all over the scalp. With today’s perming and brushing, women can hide their hair loss more.
I also love the results Panthenol which is Vitamin B5 gives the hair. It helps thicken the hair shaft and add incredible strength to hair. Also Wheat Protein is so affective in helping repair any kind of hair damage. People who have hair loss are found to be deficient in B complex and that is why I have incorporated things like Biotin and Inositol.
NONE OF THE BAD STUFF. My research team and I have made a huge effort to avoid and never use ingredients that are harmful, toxic or known to cause allergies and cause all kinds of ailments. In these formulations you get the best of the best. We stay away from harsh chemicals like Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Phthalates, artificial colouring, parabens, formaldehyde, sodium chloride (salt.) …do a complete section on these….
Everybody gets results with my formulas. Some are more dramatic then others. Results of course all depend on a number of factors. The best results we have seen i in people who started using the program within 2 to 5 years of hair loss. So the sooner you begin using the program, the sooner you will see results.
How ‘Natural’ is Natural?
This is my quick take on the subject: There are what I believe 5 levels:
- Totally 100% natural, would mean that the bottle is full of the actual plants, roots, flowers and leaves. Would be impossible to apply to the skin or apply to the scalp or even take internally for that matter.
- Then you get an infusion of the extracts….which means getting all the actives out of the plant. This is also totally 100% natural.
- The next level is using ingredients that are naturally derived, meaning that a natural ingredient was used to turn it into a functional ingredient that can help is all kinds of way, such as help the absorption, spreadable and overall effectiveness of the product.
- Then you get ingredients that are basically known to be safe…things that do not contain any of teh bad stuff like NaCl, SLF, phthalates, parabens and formadehydes.
- Then there are the toxic, harmful ingredients.
We focus to use as much of 2 and 3 as possible. There is no such a things 100% natural as that would be all in #1.
Lou Segal’s discovery of the plant life of South Africa can be compared to many of the world famous drugs derived originally from plants.
Lou Segal was not only a pharmaceutical chemist and pharmacist, he also had degrees in Pharmacognosy, which is the study of medicines derived from natural sources. After Lou discovered the blend of extracts used by the safari tribe for ritual purposes, his formulations were used by people all over the country…to help them restore healthy hair growth and younger looking skin. Besides the many doctors who recommended and used his products, one of these users was the Professor of Medicine at the University Of Cape Town. He saw the results on himself first hand. When Lou asked him to explain the mechanism his reply was “it seems simply a secret of nature’ and it is just like most medicines today that come from natural plants…and he went on to explain some of the most famous of them all…..
Digitalis Extract found in the Foxglove Plant has been used to treat all kinds of heart conditions including atrial fibrillation and in people with heart failure.
Quinine extracts from the Cinchona Bark has been used to treat Malaria for centuries.
Alkaloid extract found in Poppy Plants was isolated in the 19th century and synthesized into Morphine. While that product may have unleashed a scourge on humanity, synthesized morphine and its cousin codeine have eased the suffering of millions of patients since they were introduced into medicine.
Salicin extract isolated from the Bark of the Willow Tree, has been used in traditional medicine since the times of Hippocrates, and today Aspirin is what some call the miracle drug, used by millions for pain, fever reduction and anti-inflammation.
It’s clear that as removed as it is from the ancient lineage of traditional medicine, modern pharmacology owes a great deal to plants.I want to make sure you do everything possible to have the very best hair possible. I promise you that you will see and feel the difference. That is why I make myself personally available. So, if you have any questions, any comments, suggestions or ideas or if you want any advice or help with regard to your particular hair problem, please feel free to write me an email. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. I try and get back to everyone within a reasonable amount of time.