Hair Restore Advanced Stimulating Scalp Lotion is a premium scalp tonic consisting of bioactive Oriental herbal extracts and rosemary essential oil. These Oriental herbs have been used for centuries in Oriental and Ayurvedic medicine tostop hair fall, support healthy hair follicles and stimulate strong beautiful hair growth.
The potent concentration of Oriental herbs and rosemary essential oil within the scalp lotion provides nutrition and promotes better blood circulation directly to hair follicles and the scalp network. This stimulates, nourishes and strengthens hair follicles and promotes healthy hair growth.The product is highly recommended to prevent hair loss and treat thinning hair.
Modern scientific techniques have been used to identify the actions of some of the Oriental herbs within the Hair Restore Advanced Stimulating Scalp Lotion. The studies show that the herbs may promote health hair growth by their actions of DHT lowering, inducing the hair follicle growth phase (anagen), and the regulation of growth factors (IGF- 1 and KGF) in dermal papilla cells.
1) POLYGONUM MULTIFLORUM ROOT (HE SHOU WU)
Polygonum multiflorum root is one of the strongest blood tonics used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and is the main ingredient in many tonic formulas. The Chinese refer to Polygonum multiflorum as “He Shou Wu” after a legend about a “Mr He.” Mr He was an elderly man whose vitality and hair colour was restored to him after living off of the root of Polygonum multiflorum for many months. There is evidence that this root can help in a variety of health conditions associated with aging. Written evidence of the use of He Shou Wu for medicinal purposes can be dated back to 730 AD. Today, Polygonum multiflorum root is a key component of many effective TCM formulas and is a common herb prescribed for individuals suffering from hair loss. Recent scientific studies have shown that the high antioxidant levels and dihydrotestosterone lowering activity of Polygonum multiflorum root may be its mechanisms of action in reducing hair loss.
2) ECLIPTA ALBA WHOLE PLANT (BHRINGRAJ)
Eclipta alba is a highly cherished ancient Ayurvedic herb cultivated in the pristine Himalayan mountains where it is grown abundantly. This herb is commonly used to treat multiple ailments under the 5,000 year old Ayurvedic holistic health system that creates balance and harmony in mind, body and spirit. The Sanskrit name for Eclipta alba, “Bhringraj”, is literally translated to “The King of Hair”.
For thousands of years Eclipta alba has enjoyed a reputation for use in rejuvenating the hair and the scalp. It is considered in Ayurveda to have soothing properties, and is regarded as one of the best natural herbs to help reduce hair loss and promote hair growth.
3) SOPHORA FLAVESCENS ROOT
Sophora flavescens root, known as “Ku Shen” which means “bitter root” in Chinese, has been used in Oriental Medicine for centuries to treat a variety of conditions. It is well known in East Asia that Sophora flavescens is beneficial to the hair and scalp. More recently, scientific studies have proven Sophora flavescens’ beneficial effect on hair growth may be mediated through the regulation of growth factors (IGF- 1 and KGF) in dermal papilla cells. In the skin of a human being, dermal papillae are small, nipple- like extensions of the dermis into the epidermis. They provide nourishment to each and every hair follicle and bring oxygen and food to the lower layers of epidermal cells.
4) PLATYCADUS ORIENTALIS LEAF (BIOTA LEAF)
Since the ancient times, people have been using herbs and various plants to help with hair loss and stimulate hair growth. One of these plants used in Traditional Chinese medicine is the leaf from the biota tree, which is sometimes also referred to as the Chinese arborvitae tree. The common name ‘arborvitae’ is derived from Latin, literally translated to ‘tree of life’, and is based on an association with the tree’s longevity and evergreen nature in the cold dry climate of northwest China. Some of the larger biota trees planted around Buddhist temples in China are said to be in excess of 1,000 years old.
News of this ancient herb used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to stimulate hair growth is now slowly being spread to Western countries. According to author and nutritionist Phyllis A. Balch in her book “Prescription for Herbal Healing,” Balch describes using both the leaves and seeds of the biota tree in topical treatments and massaging them into the scalp to help thicken hair and promote new hair growth.
5) PANAX GINSENG ROOT
Ginseng root is a famous ancient herb used around the world to promote longevity and health. Ginseng is classified as an ‘adaptogen’ which means that it is able to help the body cope and adapt to times of stress, a major cause of hair loss. Though traditional use of ginseng in hair loss has been well documented, it was only recently that the scientific mechanisms of ginseng’s role in hair loss were discovered. Studies conducted in Japan and Korea showed that ginseng may help reduce hair loss by converting the hair follicles from the resting phase (telogen) to the growth phase (anagen), and also by inhibiting the 5α- Reductase enzyme which plays a vital role in the production of dihydrotestoterone (DHT), a key hormone in androgenic alopecia.
6) ROSEMARY OIL
Rosemary oil has a reputation for stimulating hair growth and has been used for centuries by many cultures for this very purpose. Rosemary oil is distilled from the leaves of the rosemary herb and has a minty- balsamic aroma that is pleasing to most people.
Valerie Ann Worwood, an internationally acknowledged aromatherapist, in her book, “The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy,” suggests the use of rosemary oil for hair growth. Worwood says that rosemary oil stimulates cell division and dilates blood vessels, in turn, stimulating hair follicles into producing new hair growth.
7) RICE PROTEIN
A common and ancient ingredient in the diet and beauty regimens of people from East Asia is rice. Using a unique process that allows the isolation of the protein from the carbohydrate portion of rice, we are able to extract the vital essence of a renowned Japanese Oriental beauty secret.
Rice protein helps protect the hair from drying elements like wind, dry air and the sun. It also strengthens the hair allowing it to fight against other day- to- day stress agents that can cause it to split, break and fall out. Because of its small molecular size, it is also able to penetrate the hair and expand the hair shaft diameter to give your hair a thicker appearance, and more volume, lift and bounce.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Hold the opened tip against the scalp and begin squeezing the bottle to dispense the lotion onto the scalp. Gently massage into the scalp with the tip of your fingers in circular motions for 30 seconds until the lotion is absorbed into the scalp. On areas of thinning hair or excessive hair loss, apply a more generous amount and gently massage for 3- 5 minutes. Repeat treatment twice daily to improve the condition of your scalp and hair. This revolutionary product also helps to stop hair falling out by nourishing hair follicles.
For optimal results use in conjunction with Hair Restore Advanced Capsules, Revitalising Shampoo and Strengthening Conditioner.
Water, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Ethanol, Acrylates Crosspolymer, Triethanolamine, Polygonum Multiflorum Root Extract, Eclipta Alba extract, Sophora Flavescens Root Extract, Hydrolysed Rice Protein, Biota Orientalis Leaf Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Rosemary Oil, Caramel, Menthol, Methylisothiazolinone, Hexamidine Diisethionate, CI19140, CI42090
RECENT SCIENTIFIC STUDIES RELATING TO ORIENTAL HERBS WITHIN THIS FORMULATION
Park HJ, Zhang N, Park DK. Topical application of Polygonum multiflorum extract induces hair growth of resting hair follicles through upregulating Shh and β- catenin expression in C57BL/6 mice. J Ethnopharmacol. 2011 May 17;135(2):369- 75
Park S, Shin WS, Ho J. Fructus panax ginseng extract promotes hair regeneration in C57BL/6 mice. J Ethnopharmacol. 2011 Sep 21.
Roy RK, Thakur M, Dixit VK. Hair growth promoting activity of Eclipta alba in male albino rats. Arch Dermatol Res. 2008 Aug;300(7):357- 64
Roh SS, Kim CD, Lee MH, Hwang SL, Rang MJ, Yoon YK. The hair growth promoting effect of Sophora flavescens extract and its molecular regulation.J Dermatol Sci. 2002 Oct;30(1):43- 9