Postpartum hair loss and all you need to know!

Postpartum hair loss

Dear ladies reading this article, it is with much respect I congratulate you all on going through one of nature’s most beautiful transformations we women are blessed to experience! And it is with this dramatic and beautiful change does our body endure an astonishing array of hormonal and emotional changes, which also includes postpartum hair loss. Women around the world often worry about this extremely common and very temporary ailment and although it might seem extremely worrisome the facts behind this very natural occurrence would definitely lay your mind to ease.

What is Post Pregnancy Hair loss and what really causes it

As many of you may notice that during pregnancy many incur physical changes, from weight gain, skin breakouts while some experience a beautiful glow in their complexion and quite welcomingly many women also are blessed with a thick and luscious mane of hair, which of course does change post pregnancy and can be quite distressing, but let me assure you it’s completely momentarily. Here is all you need to know about the cause behind Postpartum Hair loss.

Post pregnancy hair loss and bald spots, will it grow back?

The increase of oestrogen levels in the body provokes your hair to go into its ‘resting phase’ of the hair growth cycle which is called Telogen and Anagen is the term for the growth phase which temporarily ceases due to extreme hormonal changes. While some mothers experience an overall thinning of hair, in many cases the hair falls out in clumps leading to small bald patches. Postpartum hair loss usually starts around 3 months after birth and this is quite a common occurrence and shouldn’t be a cause to deter your peace of mind while you are nurturing your little one.
Continue reading Postpartum hair loss and all you need to know!

Beard Oil – DIY Recipe And Application Methods

Bearded Men have been turning heads around since decades. And these days, facial hair on men is actually considered fashionable. But, maintaining an attractive beard can be a lot more difficult than you would think. If there’s any good tip for promoting beard growth, it’s using a beard oil. Beard oil, just like our regular hair oil, has multiple benefits for the beard. It prevents dryness, promotes hair growth and also makes the beard manageable, if used regularly.

What is Beard Oil?

If you have to chose a single product to nourish, hydrate and maintain your beard then this miracle oil is the product you turn to. Beard Oil is basically a cosmetic oil which is designed specially for the beard. Any high quality beard oil contains two major ingredients – carrier oil and essential oil. Some higher end products may also contain Vitamin E for added care and nourishment.

Carrier Oils make up for about 90% of the constituents of any beard oil. This is why these oils are actually responsible for the core benefits of beard oil. Carrier oils are typically derived from seeds and nuts and are 100% natural with the most popular ones being jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, argan oil, grapeseed oil and so on. Many beard oils contain an essential oil in the mix along with the carrier oil. These oils are generally used for fragrance purpose and are available in several different scents like citrus, lavender, sandalwood, tea tree and such others.

Benefits of using Beard Oil

1.Helps you get rid of Beard Itch.

Just about every bearded man faces the problem of itchiness in the beard. While some men believe in ‘pushing through’ this phase, the itchiness that you dread so much can be easily relieved with the right use of beard oil.

2.Can get rid of Bearduff and prevent it further.

Bearduff is basically, dandruff for the beard. It occurs due to improper care of the beard which gives rise to unwanted itchiness. When you don’t use an oil, your skin becomes dry and starts to itch. This causes flaking which can easily be prevented with the regular use of oil.

3.Offers better maintenance of the beard.

Applying some amount of beard oil to your beard every day can offer better maintenance and detangle your beard hair. It makes your beard soft and manageable and gives you a well-groomed look.

4.Protects the skin underneath from Acne and inflammatory issues.

Many men suffer from acne and various inflammatory problems on the skin beneath the beard. These problems include eczema, psoriasis or rosacea. They can make you beard hair weak and brittle, causing hairloss. Use of oil on your beard will keep these issues at bay and prevent hair loss.

Homemade DIY Beard Oil

You can easily find readymade beard oils in the market or order them online. But, these products are not only expensive, but, may contain several chemicals which can cause harm to the beard hair as well as the skin. Also, you’ll have to try various different products before you find the one best suited for your skin. This is why we have found the best homemade DIY recipe for you to create an all natural beard oil that’ll do wonders for your beard. This amazing DIY is easy, fun and also very effective.
Continue reading Beard Oil – DIY Recipe And Application Methods

Hard Water – The culprit behind hair loss, really?

Are you tired of changing shampoos and buying expensive hair products to solve your hair loss problems? Are you tired of trying new hair treatments to get those beautiful luscious locks? Then maybe it’s time to check the water you use. Hair loss has become one of the most common problems for people all over the world. And yes, there may be several other reasons for premature hair loss. But, have you ever considered the quality of water you use to wash your hair each time? Hard water is one of the biggest reasons for hair fall today, especially in the urban areas.

What exactly is Hard Water?

Hard water is basically water with a high mineral content. These minerals mostly include Calcium and Magnesium in high amounts. They may also include Manganese or other multivalent cations which contribute to achieve a measure of hardness. Hard water generally occurs naturally when water percolates through calcium carbonates or magnesium carbonate, such as chalk or limestone. Although hard water is not a health risk when used for drinking, it causes a great deal of damage when used for hair.

Why is Hard Water harmful for your hair?

Hard water is rich in minerals and oxidizers which weaken your hair follicles. The minerals present in hard water are neither good for your hair, nor your scalp. They tend to weaken your hair making them dry and frizzy. Exposing your hair regularly to hard water can lead to thin and brittle hair, premature greying, dandruff problems, split ends and various hair loss issues.

Signs to identify if You have Hard Water

  1. Hard Water can leave spots on dishes, windows and other surfaces.
  2. It can cause certain skin irritations like eczema
  3. Hair can turn dry and appear dull when exposed to hard water.
  4. It can leave stains on porcelain.
  5. Soap doesn’t lather properly in hard water.
  6. The color of your clothing fades away in time when washed with hard water.
  7. Clothes look dirty or gringy after being washed in hard water.
  8. It’s deposits clog pipes and other appliances over time like dishwasher and clothes washer.

Effective Solutions for hair loss problems caused by Hard Water

1.Water Softener

A water softener is basically a mechanical appliance which is installed in your home’s water supply system. This appliance uses a process called ion exchange where it exchanges minerals for something else, in most cases, sodium. This removes the hardness from the water, making it soft water. Not only can soft water help you with your hair loss, but, it can also treat skin conditions like dryness and eczema.

2.Alum

You can add some alum to your bucket of water to make it soft. Alum contains unique properties which will allow the minerals to settle down for some time. This in turn prevents oxidization thus decreasing hair fall.

3.Clarifying Shampoo

Using a good clarifying shampoo can help you in dealing with hard water. Clarifying shampoo remove all the dirt and built up from the scalp making it squeaky clean. It also adds shine and volume to your tresses.

4.Olive Oil

Oiling has been one of the oldest and best solutions to all of our hair problems. Olive oil is known for being a natural conditioner for hair. It is rich in fatty acids and antioxidants which are really beneficial to the hair. Olive oil can be mixed with other organic oils like coconut oil or almond oil and massaged onto the scalp. This will provide the hair and scalp with the required proteins and nutrients, thus preventing hair loss. For best results, use Satthwa Premium Hair Oil regularly.

5.Shower Filter

Shower filters are the cheaper and rather temporary alternatives to water softeners. They come in a variety of different shapes and sizes which fit directly onto your showerhead. These filters effectively remove the hardness of water and relieve you from your hair fall and dry skin problems.

6.Vinegar

Giving your hair a vinegar rinse can make your hair strong and shiny. For this purpose you’ll need one cup of apple cider vinegar and three cups of water. Rinse your hair with this solution regularly to add strength and luster to your hair.

7.Lemon

Rinsing your hair with lemon water regularly can help in removing any kind of residue built up from your scalp. Lemon helps in restoring the natural oil in the scalp which makes the hair strong and healthy. Atlernatively, you can also add lemon juice to your shampoo and wash your hair with it.

8.Eggs

Eggs are a great conditioner for dry and damaged hair. They contain a lot of proteins and vitamins which can make hair healthy and promote hair growth. To make an egg mask for your hair add 2 beaten eggs, a cup of curd and some almond oil to a bowl. Apply this mixture to your hair twice a week to get radiant, strong and thick hair.

Watch our video in Hindi explaining hard water and hair fall

Jojoba Oil – For Beautiful Skin And Luscious Locks!

With essential oils going up the trend, people are going crazy over the wonderful uses and benefits of these miracle oils. One such oil is Jojoba. Jojoba Oil is the ultimate solution for problems like dry skin, flaky scalp, chapped lips and many more.

Jojoba oil

What is Jojoba Oil?

Jojoba Oil (pronounced ho-ho-ba) is actually a liquid wax that comes from a plant seed. Yes, you read that right! Jojoba isn’t an oil at all, but is actually a liquid plant wax with comes from the seed of Jojoba plant (Simmondsia chinensis). This plant is generally found in hot areas of the U.S. including some parts of California, Arizona and Northern Mexico.

Jojoba Oil appears as a clear golden liquid which is odorless in nature. Unlike vegetable oils, the stability of Jojoba oil is much higher. This makes it a great choice for cosmetics and beauty products.

Benefits of Jojoba Oil

Jojoba Oil for Beautiful skin

1. It moisturizes the skin without making it greasy.

As a matter of fact, jojoba oil is very similar to the natural sebum produced by our skin.Also, it has a high ratio of ceramides which are waxy compounds that are much more hydrating.

2. Reduces Signs of Aging.

Jojoba oil has Vitamin E which is proven to do wonders to your skin. It can help you get rid of fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots on the skin.

3. Works as an antibiotic.

In ancient times, jojoba oil was used by native Americans for the purpose of wound healing. This amazing oil can assist in skin cell regeneration as well as give protection from fungal infections.

4. Fades away blemishes and helps with discoloration.

On direct application, jojoba oil can help in fading away blemishes, skin discoloration, stretch marks and even scars. All you have to do is apply jojoba oil directly on the affected areas twice a day every day.

5. Treats skin conditions like Sunburns And Eczema.

Jojoba is rich in B-vitamins, vitamin E and linoleic acid. These nutrients altogether can speed up metabolism and maturation of new cells. Using Jojoba Oil can help you with itchiness, redness, shedding of skin and promote new skin generation.

Jojoba Oil for Hair

1. Works great as a De-tangling Oil

Some people suffer from excessive hair tangling. Their hair seems unkempt if not brushed thoroughly every single day. This is due to the texture of the hair in some people. De-tangling can cause you a great deal of hair loss if not done properly. Lucky for you, jojoba oil can prevent tangles. Just apply 2-3 drops of jojoba oil in your hair everyday for easy brushing or combing.

2. Treats dry and flaky scalp.

Regular application of jojoba oil can hydrate the scalp and prevent dry flaking.

3. Stimulates hair growth and prevents hair fall.

Lack of proper nutrition, various skin infections and aging may be some causes of excessive hair loss. Jojoba oil hydrates the scalp and provides the hair with the much needed nutrients which can improve the overall health of the hair and stimulate hair growth.

4. Treats dry and damaged hair.

It helps to condition and hydrate the hair making it soft and much more manageable. Jojoba Oil forms a coating on each of your hair shaft prevent it from dust and pollution which cause dryness.

How to check the quality of Jojoba Oil?

  1. Make sure that the oil you’re using is 100% pure and organic.
  2. Make sure that to use cold pressed oil.
  3. If the skin does not absorb the oil completely and leaves a greasy residue behind, stop using it immediately.

So now that you know all about this miracle product click here to buy the best quality jojoba oil from Satthwa.

To know how to remove makeup using jojoba oil, watch our video below

Satthwa premium hair oil – know the ingredients

Satthwa Hair Oil Ingredients

What’s the first thing you notice before buying a product? The fancy name? It’s design and packaging? Or do you immediately turn it back and read the label for the ingredients? I doubt if every consumer does that. It’s extremely necessary to check out and be aware of the components of any product that you’re buying. After all, they are the essence of a product. They are the bits that standout and make a product effective.

In this article, we will give you a deep insight into the ingredients of Satthwa’s Premium hair oil. And why this oil is very regular and at the same time special for your hair. Lets be aware –

Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Olive oil or ‘Jaitun ka tel’ or ‘liquid gold’ as how I’d like to call it is one of the most common products of the kitchen. Known for it’s healthcare benefits, Olive oil is a fantastic remedy for your hair as well. It has fatty acids, including oleic and linoleic acids, which are nutritious for your hair and scalp. It is also rich in antioxidants that help battle bacteria and fungi infections on your scalp.

It benefits your hair in the following ways:

– Adds moisture and weight to your hair.
– Acts as a serum once you’ve shampooed your hair.
– Acts on damaged hair and prevents split ends.
– Reduces frizz and makes your hair soft, leaving them smooth and shiny.
– Reduces itchiness and redness.
– The antioxidants help in preventing premature greying of hair by fighting the bacteria.

So the next time you see olive oil, cook your hair with it!

Castor Oil
Castor oil is a vegetable oil obtained by pressing the seeds of the castor oil plant (Ricinus communis). An amalgamation of nutrients like vitamin E, ricinoleic acid, omega-9 and 6 fatty acids, and proteins, Castor Oil is ideal for maintaining healthy hair.

Benefits of castor oil for hair:

– Rich in ricinoleic acid, castor oil accelerates blood circulation to the scalp and helps in hair growth.
– Nourishes and strengthens hair roots, thus preventing premature greying.
– Treats damaged hair due to it’s anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
– Prevents dandruff by trading dry scalp and itchiness.
– Prevents split ends and breakage.
– Controls water loss and keeps your hair hydrated.

Sweet Almond Oil
Almond Oil, is an all rounder product that undoubtedly plays a holistic role in our lives. From using it in cooking for tasty dishes to using it to provide us the much needed nutrition, it is everywhere! It comes from pressing the seeds of the almond tree (almond nuts) and extracting oil from what comes out. It is enriched with Vitamins E and A, proteins and omega-9 fatty acids which are good for both skin and hair health. It not only helps in maintaining good health but also great beauty. Pure almond oil is an excellent beauty hack and does wonders to dry and lifeless hair.

Some of the benefits of almond oil for hair are:

– It treats dandruff and hair damage.
– It treats any kind of inflammation or scalp irritation.
– It strengthens and softens your hair.
– Counting high amounts of Vitamin E, which is a natural antioxidant, Almond oil helps combats any kind of stress your hair and makes them look younger and healthier.

Grapeseed Oil
Grapeseeded oil is pressed from the seeds of grapes. The oil has Vitamin E, lineolic acid and is highly rich in omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids. It is a lighter oil and thus moisturizes your hair without leaving it greasy.

– It locks moisture in your scalp and prevents frizz, split ends and brittle hair.
– It nurtures the growth of healthy skin cells and prevents dandruff, hair loss and strengthens the hair.
– Acts as a carrier for other essential oils that promote relaxation of the hair follicles.
– It conditions he hair.
– Vitamin E helps in building hair tissue and lineolic acid promotes hair growth.

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil is easily one of the most popular hair oils worldwide. It is rich in carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals which are good for the human body. However, coconut oil usage is not limited to hair; it is used in the preparation of cosmetic soaps and creams. Being the richest natural source of medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs), special types of fatty acid with antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, Coconut Oil is most effective in nourishing your hair.

It is an in and out hair beneficiary:

– Prevents hair loss and treats hair damage.
– Leaves a cooling effect on your hair and scalp, extremely beneficial for relaxing and treating people who suffer from severe scalp sweating.
– Locks moisture in your hair, keeping them soft and silky.
– Shimmers your hair by acting as a leave-in-conditioner.
– Benefits in preventing baldness and grey hair.
– Adds a sweet, refreshing fragrance to your hair.

No doubt, this oil is widely popular for haircare. And it’s blend with other natural oils is pure magic.

Jojoba Oil
Jojoba Oil is extracted from the seeds of a small American-Shrub, Jojoba, and is widely used in cosmetics. It is rich in Vitamin E, Omega 6 & 9 fatty acids that help battle viral infections. It is also rich in antioxidants and maintain the health of our skin and hair. While Jojoba oil is widely popular in moisturising sensitive skin, it is extremely beneficial for your hair.Lets know why…

– Since our hair is largely made up of proteins, the fatty acid content of jojoba oil makes it ideal to nourish our hair and follicles.
– It keeps our scalp moisturised.
– It is also a very good scalp cleanser. It cleanses your scalp by dislodging any clogging and also protects it from external substances.
– It keeps your hair follicles nourished and avoids any hair loss.
– A smooth protective layer of Jojoba Oil locks moisture in your scalp and conditions your hair.
Increases blood circulation and encourages hair growth.

Amla Oil
Amla or the Indian gooseberry has been a prominent part of the Ayurvedic medicines for years. While it is good for healthcare, it has amazing beauty benefits too. Rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin C, Amla is considered excellent for hair growth.

Other benefits:

– Prevents breakage and hair fall which are mainly caused due to the deficiency of Vitamin C.
– Acts as an excellent natural conditioner for your hair, leaving your hair shiny and lustrous.
– Promotes hair growth owing to its high iron and carotene content.
– The surplus of vitamin C in amla helps in preventing dandruff and premature greying.
– Nourishes dry and itchy scalp.

Emu Oil
Emu Oil is the natural oil from the Australian Emu. It is a composition of Oleic acid, Linoleic acid, Linolenic acid, omega-9, 6 and 3 fatty acids, Vitamin E and Vitamin A. Today, emu oil is widely being used by physicists for treating burns and other skin infections, but the oil is a little underrated. Not many have explored it’s brilliant effects on hair –

– It is full of antioxidants, that help in hair growth and maintain it’s health.
– Vitamin E helps in building hair tissue, reducing damage caused by external polluting factors, thus making it a vital component in promoting hair growth.
– Helps in moisturising the scalp.
– Mends split ends and restores vitality to the hair.
– Being rich in omega-3, the oil has the ability to super hydrate your scalp.

Vitamin E
Vitamin E is best known for it’s antioxidant properties. And thus it is being used in beauty products for ages. This vital antioxidant helps in maintaining a healthy skin and a strong immune system. It is a cure-all to turn frizzy, damaged, unmanageable hair into shiny, luscious locks. And can help to improve the overall scalp and hair health –

– Helps reduce oxidative stress in the scalp, which is often linked as one of the main causes for hair loss.
– Maintains the pH of the scalp by locking in moisture and balancing the oils.
– Helps in building hair tissue and promotes keratin strength.
– A vitamin E-rich oil reduces breakage and protects the hair from damage.
– Gives shine and lustre.

While these were the 9 natural oils that Satthwa is a blend of, there are some other nutrients that you can find in this oil –

Iron
As explained before, just like any other part of our body, our hair requires food too. Food, that is nutrients for satisfactory nourishment of the scalp. Iron is a major one of them. Iron is responsible for metabolization of proteins and the production of hemoglobin, enzymes, and red blood cells (RBCs).

– It increases the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the scalp, thus improving the hair texture and reducing dullness.
– Iron deficiency is the major reason for hair loss. When there is not enough iron present in the body, less hemoglobin is produced. Since hemoglobin is responsible for carrying oxygen for the growth and repair of cells in our body, it also affects the cells that stimulate hair growth. Thus, iron in your oil promotes hair growth.

Calcium
Calcium is the much required mineral in our body since it has some major roles to play. It helps the brain to connect with the body, helps relax our nerves, formation of bones, mineralization of teeth, regulation of permeability of cell membranes, and strengthening the immune system.

Lets know how it plays a significant role in maintaining the health of our hair:

– It secrets hormones and enzymes that work great in stimulating a healthy hair growth.
– Reduces hair loss.
– Protects the hair from and frost.
– Stress is another major reason for hair loss, and calcium is vital in fighting against stress. Thus, it promotes hair growth.
– Strengthens your hair.

Vitamin K
Vitamin K plays a great role in our body and has many potential health benefits. It has been being used in preventing serious health issues like cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and possibly even certain cancers for many years now.

When it comes to haircare, Vitamin K:

– Helps in increasing the blood circulation and pushes more nutrients to reach the scalp, hence promoting hair growth. It is considered one of the vital vitamins for hair growth.
– Strengthens the scalp.
– Reduces stress and headaches.
– Reduces hair loss. Deficiency of Vitamin K leads to premature hair loss.

Magnesium
Magnesium is a basic ingredient to many of our body’s biological functions. It is responsible for over 700 metabolic functions in the body. It is a special mineral that helps you in remaining fit, young and energetic. It helps in absorbing calcium, avoiding common heart diseases, maintaining normal nerve function etc.

Some benefits of magnesium for hair are:

– It acts as a supplement to create stronger hair follicles and hair strands, thus combating hair loss.
– Helps calcium deposits to dissolve in hair follicle. If calcium deposits form on your scalp, it will lead to dryness and flaking and even hair loss.
– It cleanses bacteria and other irritants to form a soothed scalp.
– Reduces stress, a major reason for poor hair.

Omega 6 & 9
Omega 6 & 9 are fatty acids which are super important for all systems to make sure that our body functions normally, including our hair, skin, circulatory system, brain and organs. Omega 6 is also known as Linoleic acid.

Amazing benefits of these acids for hair:

– Stimulate hair growth.
– Improve scalp and skin condition.
– Control water loss, thus keeping the hair hydrated.
– Make hair softer and improve the overall health of the hair.

Ricinoleic acid
Ricinoleic acid is an unsaturated Omega 9 fatty acid. It constitutes about 90% of the castor oil.

– Rich in ricinoleic acid, castor oil accelerates blood circulation to the scalp and helps in hair growth.
– Nourishes and strengthens hair roots, thus preventing premature greying.
– Treats damaged hair due to it’s anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
– Prevents dandruff by trading dry scalp and itchiness.
– Prevents split ends and breakage.
– Controls water loss and keeps your hair hydrated.

Lauric acid
Lauric acid, a type of medium-chain fatty acid, is the predominant saturated fatty acid found in coconut oil.

– Prevents hair loss and treats hair damage.
– Leaves a cooling effect on your hair and scalp, extremely beneficial for relaxing and treating people who suffer from severe scalp sweating.
– Locks moisture in your hair, keeping them soft and silky.
– Shimmers your hair by acting as a leave-in-conditioner.
– Benefits in preventing baldness and grey hair.
– Adds a sweet, refreshing fragrance to your hair.

Phew. Sorry we couldn’t compromise on anything less than these ingredients to give you the perfect hair oil. The oil which is suitable for all hair types and caters to all your hair needs.