What Is This Stuff?
Renewal Hair and Scalp Therapy / Alopecia Hair Loss Treatment is a topical scalp oil that promotes hair growth. This product is acceptable as an
What is Alopecia?
Alopecia is a condition that affects both men and women, and results in hair loss.
The most common type of alopecia is Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA), or pattern hair loss. It affects both men and women.
The cause of this type of alopecia is thought to be a combination of hormones, genetics, and specifically, an excess of the hormone DHT, or dihydrotestosterone, which is a byproduct of testosterone occurring in both male and female bodies.
Excessive DHT weakens follicles and blocks new hair growth.
Another type is Alopecia Areata (AA), or, spot baldness. For some, an extreme form is alopecia universalis, and can result in hair loss on the entire head and body.
This condition is an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks itself.
Alopecia is not contagious and in most cases of spot baldness at least, it is temporary.
Men and women suffering from alopecia are eager for treatments and this latest offering from Just Nutritive holds a great deal of promise.
What’s in it?
First, what’s NOT in this stuff: All Just Naturals products do NOT contain sulfates or parabens, which are two big bad boogiemen often found in beauty and hair loss treatments which can actually work AGAINST the goal of saving our hair!
Renewal Hair and Scalp Therapy / Alopecia Hair Loss Treatment contains many healing and natural hair growth plant extracts.
In the words of Just Nutritive, here are some of the ingredients in this product, and benefits of those ingredients:
Jojoba Seed Oil (Simmondsia chinensis)
Jojoba is cultivated in the southwestern U.S. and the golden colored oil is extracted from jojoba seeds. Centuries ago, Native Americans pressed the yellow waxy substance from jojoba seeds to apply to cuts to speed healing.
Jojoba oil is non-comedogenic and non-allergenic. This means that it will not clog pores and will not cause any allergic reactions. In addition to that, it does not cause a greasy feeling when used on your hair.
Foraha Oil (Calophyllum inophyllum)
Foraha oil is also known as Tamanu, Kamanu, and Alexandrian laurel. It is native to Africa, Asia, and the Pacific region. It has been used by centuries for its remarkable healing power.
Foraha has anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and antioxidant properties. It contains three types of lipids, as well as a unique fatty acid called calophyllic acid, an antibacterial element called lactone and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent called calophyllolide.
Pumpkin Seed Oil (Cucurbita maxima)
Valued for their medicinal properties for more than 3,000 years, pumpkin seeds have a remarkable health benefits. Pumpkin seeds are mineral and vitamin rich.
They contain high quantities of magnesium, manganese and phosphorus, and are also a source of iron, copper, vitamin K, protein and zinc. Some basic research may suggest that the phytosterols, which is found in pumpkin seeds, may block the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
Less DHT should mean less hair follicle fallout or hair fall.
Castor Seed Oil (Ricinus communis)
Castor oil is obtained by cold pressing from the seeds of the castor oil plant. Since ancient times it has been a popular healing agent for various skin problems. The plant is also known as Palma Christi for its medicinal properties. The antibacterial activity of castor oil comes from ricinoleic acid with is said to be effective against bacteria.
The antifungal and antibacterial properties in castor oil are said to be useful in combating scalp infections. Infections and scalp disorders may be a factor of hair fall. Pathogens can attack your skin and scalp, leading to bald patches and impeding hair growth. It may also improve the condition of your hair and aid in hair growth.
Castor oil also contains anti-inflammatory properties, which can be related to healthy hair growth.
Atlas Cedarwood Essential Oil (Cedrus atlantica)
Atlas Cedarwood essential oil is said to be one of the first crude essential oils to be extracted, and it was one of the oils Egyptians used. Atlas Cedarwood essential oil, also known as Cedarwood is steam distilled from the wood. Cedarwood essential oil has antiseptic as well as anti-bacterial properties and is well known for its detoxing effect where it offers a gentle stimulating effect.
Thyme Essential Oil (Thymus vulgaris)
Thyme also known as Common Thyme is widely known for its medicinal properties since ancient times. It stimulates blood flow, when used on the scalp it helps deliver the nutrients to hair follicles. At the same time Thyme has cleansing properties which make it helpful on dandruff and build-up of the scalp. This fragrant herb is an amazing treat for your scalp and hair.
Burdock Root Extract (Arctium lappa)
It is popularly known as ‘oriental ginseng’ in Japan. The plant has large leaves and purple flowers resembling thistle flowers.
The root of the plant is used for cosmetic and medicinal purposes, including promoting healthy hair.
Burdock makes hair healthy by improving scalp circulation. It improves the strength and helps with hair loss. Burdock root is a very nutritious – it contains a high amount of Vitamins A, C, B1, E, and K.
Alopecia Hair Loss Treatment Reviews
Here are some of the highlights of users experiences with this treatment:
People who’ve used this product say it smells great, it’s easy to use, the bottle lasts a long time, and they see results quickly. Here are a couple representative positive reviews from the Just Nutritive website:
Here’s another worth reading:
Not everything works for everyone. Looking on Amazon.com for negative reviews, I found this information. Most negative reviews just said the product didn’t work.
Other users appeared to have an allergic reaction to one or more of the ingredients, and some reported issues with dandruff or greasy hair (although the instructions do say to wash out the product, which is why applying it overnight is best).
As always, I caution everyone to carefully review the ingredients for potential allergens, and also to weigh the pros and cons of trying something more natural, like this product, vs. something more chemical, such as Rogaine.
Overall: Renewal Hair Therapy is Worth a Shot!
I’m a fan of another one of the Just Nutritive products, their popular Grow New Hair Faster treatment (read my review of that here).
Because of that, I’m inclined to favorably view the other Just Nutritive products and eventually wanna try all of their shampoo and conditioners as well.
For anyone suffering from alopecia or unspecified hair loss, this is a great topical treatment choice for improving scalp health and filling in those bald spots.
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