At certain times of the year, and especially in spring and fall, the hair loss can be more severe, it is called seasonal hair loss, sometimes we can lose 50 to 100 hairs per day and it could take 1 to 2 months.

Regarding seasonal hair loss, Dr. Aude Maillard indicated that a hair bulb can restore up to 25 regrowths and a hair would have an average lifespan of 4 to 5 years. (1)

Not to mention, stress can be a factor, see here this article in addition.

 

Work from the inside ...

 

Cocktail Cheveux

Your hair reflects your overall health, just like your skin. When your body lacks essential nutrients for hair growth, it tries to nourish the hair, but fails to give it the strong, healthy appearance you are looking for. Unlike most hair repair products, Cocktail Cheveux works from the inside out. Its unique formula penetrates your hair, nourishing it to its full potential. This judicious formula is distinguished by the quality and concentration of its active ingredients. Dull and lifeless dander can regain growth, shine and vitality.

Contributes to the maintenance of healthy hair.
Helps to strengthen the hair.
Reduces hair loss and increases hair resistance by 95% for a healthier, shinier look.

... to the outside 

Spotlight on our hair formulas!

La soyeuse - The silky hair oil 

True pure & natural "4-in-1" treatment, La soyeuse, use at a time: for a hair conditioner before shampoo (so no need for conditioner! Hair will be silky and easy to comb!) 

Suggestions: In friction on the scalp; in generous unction on the lengths; and / or invigorating massage and repairing hair tips. 

  • Softening, revitalizing and protective benefits for the hair. 
  • Warm, sensual & tiare solar fragrance. 

If you have more time, suggestions-advice & rituals:

To fully benefit from the well-being effects of pure friction, apply the equivalent of a pump directly to the scalp and massage your scalp. Take a 15-20 minute break, then wash your hair with a natural shampoo. 

For optimal care in generous anointing on the lengths, apply to dry or damp hair 2 to 3 tablespoons (depending on the volume) of the La soyeuse on the lengths and ends then comb your hair. Allow 1 to 2 hours of break and wrap them with a hot towel to activate the treatment. Finally, wash your hair with a natural shampoo. 

For an invigorating and restorative massage of the ends, place the desired amount of La soyeuse in your hands, then apply small touches to the ends. Massage them then let the treatment act. There is no need to wash your hair! 

 Baume cheveux - Hair balm 

A repairing balm! The hair regains strength, gloss, shine and this beautiful softness! Lemony and refreshing scent!
 
Suggestion: Coat the hair and ideally keep overnight before washing. 

La Lissante Patchouli & Orange - Hair smoothing serum

A hydrating hair serum - Oil Free - With hyaluronic acid and aloe juice, with a seductive fragrance!

Suggestion: apply before or after shampoo.

Aloe Vera Gel

Made with 100% pure fresh aloe juice!

What studies say about its benefits on hair:

One study found that treatment with aloe vera resulted in a significant reduction in itching, flaking and size of the area affected by seborrheic dermatitis. Since in some cases it can lead to temporary hair loss, aloe vera would help maintain a healthy scalp, which is important for healthy hair growth, which would strengthen the case for the effectiveness of aloe vera in hair care. The results of this study indicated that aloe vera (A. barbadensis) emulsion is effective in treating patients with seborrheic dermatitis. (2)

Another study mentioned that the benefits of aloe vera for hair may be due, at least in part, to its ability to stimulate blood flow and improve oxygen delivery and nutrition to hair follicles. It is also mentioned here that aloe vera is used to treat seborrheic dermatitis. It is also an excellent treatment for hair care. Aloe vera conditioners and shampoos are widely used for this purpose. (3)

Suggestions: Coat all the hair (you can also use a comb to distribute the gel evenly), gently massage the scalp and leave on for 5 minutes, then wash your hair. For quick detangling before shampooing, simply coat hair or mix a tablespoon of gel into your shampoo and wash your hair as usual. The shine is there!

Among the choice of our oils for hair formulas Here is therefore in 100% natural! 

Castor oil: did you know that more than 3000 years ago, Egyptian women used to apply castor oil on their hair to benefit from its fortifying properties? And even today, it is very popular, its reputation is not to be made any more thanks to its effects which make sensation on the hair. This oil is extremely rich in fatty acids and minerals that have a role to play in hair growth to make hair strong, shiny and long. What happiness!

Rosehip oil: it is ideal for the treatment of damaged, dry and dull hair, because it contains, among other things, vitamin E, beta-carotene and all this promotes the regeneration of hair, both the scalp and split ends. For all these reasons, rosehip oil is particularly recommended for dry and dull hair. Hello, hydration and shine!

Peach oil: rich in vitamins A & E, polyunsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants. This oil is very light yet moisturizing and nourishing; a "dry" oil that does not leave a greasy feeling! We love it!

Cedar essential oil: It is said to slow down hair loss and help eliminate dandruff, but it is its toning and regenerating qualities that are both attractive and beneficial, and its woody fragrance!

Ylang-ylang essential oil: this seductive ylang-ylang is suitable for all hair types. It brings so many benefits necessary to nourish in depth, with it the hair will find all its shine and vitality. You won't want to leave its delicious smell!

Why choose a natural shampoo?

"I had been having thinning hair problems for a few years and after my second delivery I lost my hair like never before, I wondered if I would have any left, you could see the back of my head on 70% of the surface of my scalp. I found a hair health center that looks at the scalp with a camera that magnifies a lot to see what's going on and I had a lot of silicone in the back of my head from the shampoos I've used in the past, even though I thought the shampoo I was using at the time was natural it turns out the last ingredient was a silicone by another name."

So here's a good reason when we read a testimonial like this, right?

There are many brands of shampoos on the market, many of which contain chemicals such as preservatives, foaming agents or emulsifiers. Not to mention that there are also many shampoos of natural origin, but are they really?

For the health of our family and ourselves, it is desirable to make informed choices, hence the importance of scrutinizing the ingredients on the labels because many toxic ingredients could be found there.

Here are a few:

The sulphate or sulphonate which makes foam while giving a good consistency to the shampoo is in fact an ingredient which does not cost is irritating and drying.

Silicone, its function: lubricant, detangling for the hair. It is an adherent product that grips the hair, the pores and cuticles.

Methylisothiazolinone is a very powerful preservative and allergen and many people may react to it.

To ban all ingredients labeled "PEG" or "ETH", they allow a plastic molecule to be mixed into a water-based form to make, for example, a shampoo. These compounds are obtained from petrochemicals, therefore recognized as carcinogens.

Phthalates, these endocrine disruptors, are responsible according to many studies, among others, of precocious puberty, hormonal imbalances.

To help find the ingredients, do not hesitate to go to a search engine (ex. Inci, EWG) and enter the names of the ingredients there and you can find out whether they are harmful or not. It takes a little patience, but the effort is worth it when we want to eliminate toxic products from our life!

 

Here are our sumptuous plant-based shampoos! 

Biodegradable - Hypoallergenic - Gluten Free - Paraben Free - Soy Free - Fragrance Free - Silicone Free - Sulfate Free - Not tested on animals - Safe for rivers, lakes and oceans - Vegan - Made with pure essential oils. (Exception for Doux Bébé and Nature which do not contain essential oils). They are almost all available in 2 sizes: 240-250 ml or 1 L (jumbo). 

Fleuri, the boosting, revitalizing, energizing shampoo

Its synergy : bourbon geranium, rose geranium, ylang-ylang & sandalwood. 

Doux bébé, the soothing one

With calendula & vanilla extracts (without essential oils). 

L’Ayurvédique, the nourishing one 

Its synergy : cedar, frankincense, patchouli, myrrh, rose geranium, oak moss, jojoba, bergamot & clove. 

L’Exaltant, the invigorating one 

Its synergy : cedar, rosemary, rose geranium, true lavender, bergamot, peppermint & copaiba. 

Patchouli, the stimulating one

Its synergy : patchouli & sweet orange. 

Nature, without essential oils 

For sensitive people or to adapt it to your specific needs by adding an essential oil or a synergy of your choice. 

About essential oils

Dr. Aude Maillard also indicates that certain essential oils can be applied to the scalp (always diluted) to restore hair strength and slow down hair loss. She mentions, among others, that Atlas cedar, Scots pine and rosemary 1.8 cineole oils promote microcirculation and bulb irrigation. (1)

If you want to adapt your Nature shampoo, all you have to do is choose an essential oil or synergy and include it in your bottle (15 drops per 250 ml). 

For example: 

  • L’Exfopro, to exfoliate the accumulated layers of silicone, add 1 drop to its portion of shampoo previously poured into the palm of your hand. (Also for colored hair). It is a surface work to exfoliate the scalp only, it must be mixed with the shampoo by massaging by rotation. Do not spread it in the hair. 
  • German chamomile, goodbye yellowing of gray & white hair.  
  • Palmarosacedar & tea tree are allies against dandruff.  
  • Joy perfume : mandarin, bergamot, grapefruit, lemon litsea, ylang-ylang, clove and vanilla; the perfect cocktail to start the day in a festive, refreshing & relaxing way.  

 

Wet brush 

Here is the hairbrush that I use and that you requested. Good for our hair and for the planet. The handle is made from all-natural, biodegradable vegetable starch that breaks down in landfills in no more than 5 years. Gentle on your hair and gentle on the environment. Exclusive, ultra-soft IntelliFlex bristles easily glide through knots. It therefore reduces pain, breaks and split end. It allows you to brush your hair with less force, so you can detangle it causing less damage. 

Suggestion: I combine La soyeuse and Hair balm before my Patchouli shampoo and I detangle my wet hair with the “Wet brush”. 

To remember 

If there are two things to remember they are the following, nourish your hair like you nourish your body and be careful not to attack it with chemicals. Take care of them and they will thank you. 

 

References:

(1) https://www.aude-maillard.fr/

(2)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/09546639909055904 A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of an Aloe vera (A. barbadensis) emulsion in the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis. Journal of Dermatological. Pages 7-11 | Received 11 Aug 1998, Accepted 22 Sep 1998, Published online: 12 Jul 2009 Treatment Da VardyAd CohenT TchetovE Medvedovsky & A Biton.

(3)https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233818204 Medicinal and Cosmetological Importance of Aloe vera. International Journal of Natural Therapy 2009, Volume 2, pp.21-26, M. IMRAN QADIR