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Here on Hair Growth Pills we have covered substances that are FDA approved and substances that are not; we have covered ingredients that are expensive and very hard to acquire; and we have covered shampoos and supplements that cost a small fortune and have been created using a host of expensive, rare and strange-sounding ingredients. But in the end, simple, cheap and abundant things still have a place in curing hair loss and lemon peel is one of the best ingredients for that.

All of the articles below point to pages on the Hair Growth Pills that reference lemon peel and its effectiveness. We will discuss how it can help with hair growth, both on your head and on your face. We will also show you how to prepare it, how to apply it, and what you should be using it with. There is a lot to learn, and when it comes to lemon peel, everything you need to know can be found below!

How to Make Mustache Wax at Home

How to Make Mustache Wax at Home

How to Make Mustache Wax at Home

Want to know how to make mustache wax at home? Do you have questions regarding how to use this wax, how to style with it and want to include in order to improve the strength and the conditioning of your mustache hair? Well you have come to the right place.

Once you learned how to make mustache wax at home then you don’t need to buy the overpriced waxes increasingly being pushed to men of all ages by grooming brands the world over. These waxes, like all beauty products, are made using cheap and simple ingredients, before a fancy package and a huge price tag is added.

There’s no need for this. You can get the same quality, the same benefits and more without paying anything once you learn how to make mustache wax at home. So, let’s get to it and show you just how to do that.

How to Make Mustache Wax at Home

There are two simple ingredients that you can use to make mustache wax at home. One of these, coconut oil, we have discussed a lot already on this website. It is abundant, it is cheap, and it can work wonders on your skin and your hair follicles. Not only that, but it is great for mixing with other substances and for using in waxes, creams and other beauty products.

The second ingredient to make mustache wax at home is beeswax. This is where the consistency comes from, but it’s much more than that. Beeswax can help to protect your hair and it can make styling easy, giving you complete control over the shape of your mustache.

The main purpose of these products is to style. They can also help to create a protective layer for your skin and your hair. They don’t really provide much nourishment to your hair follicles, but that’s not the purpose of these products anyway. It’s all about getting the consistency right and doing so with products that are natural, skin-friendly and easy to get ahold of.

Once you do that then you can start adding additional ingredients to create something that is a little more of a premium product.

Other Mixes to Make Mustache Wax

How to Make Mustache Wax

To combine the two ingredients you just need to add 1 part of each and then gently melt them in a pan. Mix to combine, wait to cool and then you will have a wax. It is as simple as that. If you don’t have coconut oil or you just don’t want to use it, there are other oils that you can use. You really need to keep the beeswax, as it adds a thickness and a viscousness that is essential for the mixture. But you can experiment with the additions.

Soon we will show you how to make mustache wax at home using extra special ingredients in addition to oil and wax. But sticking with the base ingredients all of the following can be used in place of coconut oil. Just bear in mind that you might need to change the recipe a little. Coconut oil sets when it cools, but other oils don’t. So, the more of a liquid it is, the more beeswax you will need to add.

Aragon Oil

This is a great oil to help your hair and skin. That’s why you will find it in shampoo, styling products and more. Argan oil is potent and super healthy stuff. We’ve all been led to believe that it’s also a premium product, which is why you’ll find it being included in countless mustache waxes, gels and creams out there.

Just make sure you get the pure stuff. There are many mixes out there that brand themselves as “argan oil” formulas, but actually contain very small amounts of it. And remember that this is an oil that can be consumed, so you may be able to find it for less in a grocery store.

Olive Oil

Another food that can be consumed but it also considered a premium product, olive oil is a miracle substance. It can help you on the inside and the outside. It’s also very cheap. You will pay more for higher quality oils, of course, but when it comes to putting it on your skin those finer points concerning the taste don’t really matter. A simple extra virgin olive oil will do.

Castor Oil

There are many benefits to castor oil. It’s high in Vitamin E, which can provide many benefits to your skin and your hair follicles. It can also help to kill the bacteria that lies on your skin and inhibits hair growth. So, grow that mustache thicker and longer, while styling it at the same time.

How to Make Mustache Wax at Home: Adding More

Create Mustache Wax

If you want to go the extra mile and create something a little more premium, then you can. All of the following ingredients can be added to create a more nourishing and higher end product, one that more closely resembles the expensive mustache waxes that you can find:

  • Biotin, Vitamin E: There are a few benefits that can work wonders on your hair and your skin. You don’t need to use this in high doses, they are easy to come by and they are perfectly safe and harmless. Many vitamins will not work when applied to the skin, but you can use vitamin like Vitamin E, which most definitely do. Biotin may also help the process.
  • Essential Oils: There are many great essential oils that can be added without changing the consistency of the mustache wax. You just need a few drops and you can combine different ones. Sandalwood oil, lavender oil and sage oil are all great. You can find more on our Essential Oils for Hair Growth page. If you do use essential oils, make sure you don’t go overboard and be sure to mix the liquid well to get an even spread.
  • Extracts: You can use all kind of extracts to help the process. Everything from a lemon peel extract that you can create yourself to nettle extract that is used in many popular hair growth formulas. If it’s safe, it’s cheap and you don’t need a lot of it, then think about adding it to this mixture.
Home Remedies for Dandruff (Curing Dandruff on Head, Beard and more)

Home Remedies for Dandruff (Curing Dandruff on Head, Beard and more)

Home Remedies for Dandruff

There are many effective home remedies for dandruff. These are much cheaper than the shampoos we all know well, and they are also just as effective. Dandruff may seem like a stubborn and frustrating problem, but it’s actually a very simple one.

Of course, that’s providing that your issue really is dandruff and is not related to anything else. You can check our Dandruff or Lice article and our Does Dandruff Cause Hair Loss article to make sure of this. Once you have confirmed that the problem is nothing major then take a look at these home remedies for dandruff.

5 of the Best Home Remedies for Dandruff

Oil and Lemon

These two simple ingredients can work to nourish and protect your hair, while also attacking the dandruff. The oil basically provides the nourishment, coating your hair, locking in moisture and transferring all of that goodness into the scalp. The lemon than works to eliminate the dandruff.

Lemon is one of the most effective home remedies for dandruff on its own, but the oil adds an extra layer of protection and improves the effectiveness. The best oil to use for this is coconut oil, but you can also use olive oil. The trick is to mix this oil with a little lemon juice, massage the mixture into your hair and then leave it in for twenty minutes before washing it out.

Coconut is often preferred because it needs to be left in, and it sets very well and will not simply run everywhere like olive oil will. But you can also just add a little aloe vera gel to firm the mixture up.

Baking Soda

Used to rise cakes and bread, baking soda is also a homemaker’s favorite and has been said to cure all kinds of ailments, while also helping to clean your microwave and your countertops. This might sound like an old wife’s tale, but baking soda really is that potent and that effective.

To use baking soda for dandruff you just need to wet your hair and then rub a tablespoon of baking powders into your scalp. Work it in there and spend a few minutes massaging it before simply washing it out. The results should be immediate, and it might even clear the problem up completely.

If not, don’t worry as there are plenty more home remedies for dandruff here that may be more beneficial.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar for Dandruff

In our article on Apple Cider Vinegar we discussed how this has been hailed as a miracle substance and that it has a long list of uses. It is said that it can help with hair loss, but while we wouldn’t quite go that far it is one of the more effective home remedies for dandruff. It’s also incredibly cheap, and because it can be used in cooking, medicine and even cleaning, it’s worth having a bottle of this in your pantry at all times.

To use apple cider vinegar for dandruff just mix it with water and then apply it to wet hair. Massage the mixture into your scalp and then wash it off. Don’t use too much, it shouldn’t be running down your face and creating a mess. Begin small and just work little bits into your scalp. You want to get the mixture in deep, spending a few minutes massaging it in before simply washing it out when you have finished,

Orange Peel

The strong acidity in orange works in much the same way that lemon juice does. All of that strength, that flavor and that fragrance is locked up in little globules inside the peel, so this is what you need to get the most benefit. To use orange peel to help with dandruff you just need to grab a handful of peels, throw them in a food processor with some lemon or orange juice, and then mix into a paste.

When you have the paste then massage it into your hair, leave it in and then wash it out. Many of these other remedies will leave you with a somewhat pungent and nasty smelling head, but in this case you should have hair that smells relatively fresh. Of course, it still won’t come close to your usual shampoo, so feel free to wash an hour or two later once you have given it plenty of time to work.

Neem Leaves

Neem Leaves for Dandruff

This is said to be a very effective dandruff remedy and there is a lot of science to back it up. It is a very potent substance, one that can soften and protect, and one that also has a very strong anti-bacterial properties. The trick is to grind some neem leaves up to form a thick paste. Once you have this then you need to apply it o your hair, massage it in, leave it in and then wash it out.

If you can source the leaves then this may be the most effective, but it’s not always easy to source them. What’s more, while many of you will have coconut oil, olive oil, vinegar, baking soda and lemon juice in your kitchen already, very few of you will have neem leaves.

This is also less safe than the other remedies listed here. It is used to treat an array of issues, but it also has a list of side effects. Of course, you’re not consuming it, so you don’t run a high risk of getting any of these, but there is still a risk.

The Ultimate Home Remedies for Dandruff

Of course, all of the products mentioned on this page are perfectly natural and safe, not to mention cheap. In many cases there is nothing stopping you from creating a mixture that makes use of all of them, or using them one after another. If you think that you dandruff is bad enough and if you have the products, the time and the desire, then there is nothing stooping you.

Just be careful about which products you mix, because while most of them will mix to create a pleasant and harmless substance, some will leave you will a mess and a nasty smell.

How to Make your Eyelashes Grow

How to Make your Eyelashes Grow

How to Make your Eyelashes Grow

Want to know how to make your eyelashes grow? It’s rare for your eyelashes to have any issues with hair loss like your hair does. But if you’re female then there’s a good chance you want big eyelashes to complete your beauty regime. There’s a multi-million dollar industry built on making your eyelashes look longer. There are mascaras that add a sticky, black substance; there are fake eyelashes.

But you don’t need to use these products as there are natural, cheap ways that you can grow your eyelashes. You don’t need chemicals, you don’t need to spend a fortune and you can still see some results. They might not be as instant as the results you would see from mascara or fake eyelashes, but it’s a look that is much more natural, and that’s where the best beauty lies.

How to Make your Eyelashes Grow: The Basics

Before we list some supplements and substances that can show you how to make your eyelashes grow, there are a few basics that need to be considered. All of these can help you just as much as some of the ones listed below and they can also serve as great preparations.

One of the things that often gets overlooked is simple grooming. The reason mascara works so well isn’t necessarily all down to the substance that coats your eyelashes, but rather it’s the brush itself. Your eyelashes have a way of sticking together and they can also clump with bits of dead skin and other detritus. All of this makes your eyelashes look shorter than they actually are.

To remedy this, you just need to take a clean mascara brush which you run through your eyelashes a few times everyday. In fact, as you will discover, these brushes come in handy for more than just mascara and you should look to have a few of them on hand so you can use the substances below, while also keeping one clean for regular pruning. If you do this then not only will your eyelashes look longer immediately, but you’ll also help to clear the way so they can grow more.

You also want to clean then to get the same benefits. Just wet a cloth and dab it over your eyelashes. Do it gently and do it before you use the dry mascara brush.

How to Make your Eyelashes Grow: The Vitamins

How to Make your Eyelashes Grow

The next step is to make sure that you get a steady supply of essential vitamins and minerals, as well as plenty of protein and amino acids. These are the building blocks of the cells in your body, whereas vitamins like Biotin and Niacin are used in the hair growing process. So, the more you have, the easier that process will be.

What’s more, a lack of certain vitamins can cause hair loss and hair damage and that applies as much to your head as it does to your eyelashes.

How to Make your Eyelashes Grow: The Oils

One of the best substances out there for growing eyelashes is castor oil. We have discussed this oil a lot here on Hair Growth Pills. It can help with all kinds of hair growth and it can also condition your skin. Castor oil works because it helps to kill bacteria that sits on you skin and inhibits hair growth.

That’s not all. Castor oil also contains Vitamin E, which is great for your skin and can also nourish your hair follicles. By applying castor oil to your eyelashes you are helping to rid those follicles of bacteria, while also supporting hair growth and keeping your skin in the best condition possible.

The same can be said for olive oil, coconut oil and even argan oil. They all work in a similar way, protecting your skin, supporting your follicles and ensuring that your hair grows long and strong.

These oils should be mixed with something else before you apply them. The best way to use these oils is to mix them with aloe vera gel. You want a consistency that is sticky, much like mascara. That’s because you need to apply them like you would apply mascara. Just create your concoction, dip your brush in and then apply. You will need to leave this concoction in your eyelashes overnight, before washing it out in the morning.

That’s way it’s important not to use directly, as the oil would drip otherwise and you don’t want this in your eyes. You can also just use a smaller amount, leave it in for a short time and then wash it out. But this is not going to have the same effect. Also, the aloe vera gel can soothe your skin and negate any irritation caused by the oils.

How to Make your Eyelashes Grow: More

Tips to Make your Eyelashes Grow

It’s not just oils that you can use to create homemade concoctions. We have discussed some remedies that you can use in our DIY Eyelash Growth article. But there are many more ingredients that you can benefit from, either on their own or when combined with something else. In all cases you need to add them to a mascara brush and then leave in over night.

  • Lemon Peel: You can combine lemon peel with olive oil or argan oil. You can also use castor oil, but we find that olive oil works best with lemon peel, while castor oil is better suited for use with aloe vera gel. Just add the peel of a lemon to a jar, cover it with olive oil and then leave it to sit. The oil will become infused with the lemon peel, leeching all of that vitamin C.
  • Fruit Extracts: Fruits are packed with vitamins and minerals and they can work wonders for your skin and your hair. That’s why you will find extracts of blueberry and other berries in many hair growth products; it’s why lemon peel works so well. You will need fruit extracts as opposed to actual fruits. The concentrated form means you’re getting a bigger hit of vitamins and minerals.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: If thousands of nutritionists are to be believed this substance can cure everything and can help with everything. We’re not quite sure about that, but it certainly has its uses.
How to Grow Eyebrows (Quick Growth, Growth Rate, More)

How to Grow Eyebrows (Quick Growth, Growth Rate, More)

How to Grow Eyebrows

Have you over-plucked and over-pruned? Are you desperately seeking ways to grow your eyebrows? Well, all hope is not lost. In this guide we will show you how to grow eyebrows so you can get your dignity back. Just make sure you’re not so trigger happy with the tweezers next time.

How to Grow Eyebrows: Minoxidil

One of the first treatments that you need to consider is Minoxidil. This is typically used to help with hair growth on the head, but it can work just as effectively on the face. There are a number of people who have used Minoxidil to grow out their beard, and often to great effect. The principle is the same, and if you simply want to speed up the eyebrow growth process and you don’t have a problem with alopecia or anything similar, then it should work even better.

Even if you have issues with alopecia then you should still be able to grow some hair using this treatment. That’s what it was designed for after all. And because you’re working with very little hair and you don’t need a huge amount of growth then you should be able to see better results and to see those results quicker.

You need to make sure that you don’t get it in your eyes and you should also look to avoid too much contact with the rest of your skin. It should be relatively safe, but it may also trigger hair growth in areas where you don’t want it. So, read the label, be very careful and don’t treat it like it’s completely safe and completely harmless, because it’s not.

How to Grow Eyebrows: Vitamins

Grow Eyebrows

If you’re worried about the safety of Minoxidil then you can always just stick with natural products, such as vitamins and minerals. These may not be as effective, but they are abundantly available, they are safe, they are cheap and research suggests that they might still be able to help.

You don’t apply these topically and you don’t even need to get them in a multi-vitamin. You just need to make sure that you get enough of the right vitamins and minerals in your diet. These include B Vitamins like Biotin. This is actually involved in the hair growth process and your body needs it to continue producing hair. Without it, the process will be slowed at best and stopped at worst. If you have plenty of it in your diet, on the other hand, then you are giving your body all it needs to grow plenty of healthy hair.

If you’re worried that you’re not getting enough, then you should consider supplementation. Many vitamin deficiencies can limit hair growth and can also cause all kinds of damage to your hair. Such is the case with a zinc deficiency, and it may also occur with an iron and Vitamin C deficiency. So, not only can adding these vitamins to your diet help with the hair growth process, both on your face and your head, but a lack of them can stop it from going through the cycle.

How to Grow Eyebrows: Supplements

Supplements to Grow Eyebrows

By supplements, we don’t necessarily mean multi-vitamins, although the best ones do contain a wealth of essential vitamins that can help with the hair growth process. They also contain extracts, minerals and other ingredients that have been shown to help with hair loss, but are just as natural as vitamins.

Such is the case with Hairfinity, a product that is said to promote hair growth and is taken in tablet form. Again, the purpose of these products is to help the hair on your head grow, but because they help with the overall hair growth process, they can also speed-up growth on your face.

Everything from nettle extract and horsetail extract to blueberry extract and lemon peel has been used in one hair growth formula or another. How effective these actually are is anyone’s guess and its unlikely that they will do anything on their own. But when you combine them with other ingredients and bring them together into one super supplement, then you have something that will almost certainly deliver some results.

The key here is not to spend too much money and not to get too caught up in fancy sounding ingredients or well designed packaging. Supplement companies work on big margins. They tend to use cheap base ingredients before adding a few extracts here and there, spending a lot on design and promotion and then adding a huge label to the bottle. You just don’t need to pay this, not when you consider that you can get the same results by buying these ingredients separately and creating the product yourself.

How to Grow Eyebrows: Oils

Oil can be a great lubricant, forming a barrier to protect the hair follicles. And if the oil is full of nutrients then it can also slowly leech those nutrients into the follicle, allowing it to grow strong hair from root to tip. There are many oils out there that fit this description. The one we have talked about the most here on Hair Growth Oils is castor oil. Not only is it a lubricating and protecting oil, but it is full of Vitamin C, which is great for those bald or balding eyebrows and for the skin around them.

Olive oil is also very popular. It is loaded with nutrients as well and is a very potent and beneficial substance. The same applies to coconut oil and argan oil. All of these oils are common in cooking and they are often eaten raw as well to get the full benefits. That’s not going to do much for your eyebrow growth, but if you apply them directly then they should be able to help. They don’t mix of course, but you don’t need to use them together.

Essential oils also fall into this category and can be just as effective, albeit for different reasons. These oils need to be diluted, and they often work by cleaning the area of growth-inhibiting bacteria. They may not be as effective and they certainly won’t work as quickly. But you can add these to other ingredients and you can also apply them while taking vitamins and supplements. Although you should probably avoid applying them with Minoxidil.

Hair Growth Products: The Best and the Worst Products for Hair Growth

Hair Growth Products: The Best and the Worst Products for Hair Growth

Products for Hair Growth

There are a number of effective hair growth products on the market, products that work for all forms of hair loss and products that are effective for both men and women. Some of these hair growth products are safer than others, some come loaded with side effects and some are more hyperbole than hair growth.

In this hair growth products guide we will help you to separate the effective products from the useless ones, focusing on the very best hair growth pills, hair loss treatments and more on the market.

The Best Hair Growth Products

Rather than pointing out the best products on the market, we’re going to focus on a few key ingredients. These are all supposed to be applied topically (although some will also be beneficial if consumed orally) and you can find them either in pure formulations or mixed in with other ingredients.

Your goal as a consumer is to find products that use these ingredients and don’t use too many other harmful chemical alongside them. These are effective and well known, for the most part. But there is tendency to water them down, to mix them with hair growth products that are mostly useless or even harmful. So, pay attention, focus on pure products or even ones that contain all or most of the ingredients listed below.

Oils

Hair Growth Products

Argan oil is one of the best oils on the market right now and one that is finding its way into countless beauty and health products. It can also be eaten. Speaking of which, olive oil is just as beneficial. It may not be as trendy as argan oil, but it serves many of similar benefits. It’s loaded with nourishing, healthy fats that can strengthen your hair from the root to he tip. It also contains vitamins like Vitamin E which is good for both the skin and the hair.

Other oils to look out for include omega 3 and omega 6. Castor oil is also a very potent oil for hair loss and one that we have discussed many times already on this website. Fish oil, flax oil and other nourishing oils should also be considered, although it takes a brave person to smother their scalp in fish oil.

Topical Vitamins

Many vitamins just won’t work when applied directly to your head, no matter what the shampoo labels and commercials want you to believe. There are ones that have been proven to be effective when applied direct though. These include Vitamin E, as mentioned above. It also includes B Vitamins like Biotin and Niacin.

Biotin in particular is essential in the formulation of new and strong hair follicles. It is used by the body when producing hair and without it very little keratin would be produced and very little hair would grow. It’s very difficult to get too much Biotin, so you can consume it through your food, through a supplement and through a topical solution. It’s still important not to overdo it though, but for the most part it is safe in high doses, which is why Biotin supplements contain such a high concentration.

FDA Approved Medication

Best-Hair Growth Products

If you’re a man then you can use Finasteride, which also goes by the brand name Propecia. This works by stopping the production of DHT. This chemical is known to enlarge the prostate and it can also trigger hair loss. In those sensitive to DHT the hair loss can be particularly bad, which is why this is one of the main causes of hair loss in men.

This medication works for the majority of men that use it. It has side effects, but these are mostly harmless. However, it has not been approved for use in women because some of the more serious side effect include the potential to cause birth defects in pregnant women.

If you are a woman then Minoxidil is a good alternative, and one that has been approved by the FDA for both sexes. There are specific formulations of Woman’s Minoxidil and Men’s Minoxidil, and you can also find this substance used in formulations like Keranique Hair Regrowth Treatment.

Extracts

Saw Palmetto works in much the same way as Finasteride and, like Finasteride, it is also a very effective hair loss treatment for men. It reduces DHT, it stops hair loss at the source and it can also help to make the hair stronger. What’s more, this is a natural extract taken from the berries of a plant that grows in the wild. It has been used for its curative properties for many years and is seen as an essential medication in older men who are suffering from prostate problems and do not want to use, or can not use, Finasteride. Aloe vera is also an effective extract, one that is soothing and moisturizing and one that may be ale to work wonders on your hair as well.

There are other extracts as well, although few of them have been proven to be as effective. For instance, the product Viviscal uses something known as Nettle Extract. This is an effective product, so it could be an effective extract, but even if that was the case then it is likely only effective when consumed. The same may apply to things like Blueberry Extract, which are also used in similar formulations.

Balms and More

Worst-Hair Growth Products

Coconut oil is another top product that is safe, natural, easy to acquire and may be able to help. This is actually the meat of the coconut as opposed to an oil, but it can be made into an oily, waxy substance that is easy to massage into the scalp and the hair. You can also make your own balms, either by combining ingredients mentioned above or by using things like lemon peel. If you leave this to sit in an oily substance then the Vitamin C and the starchy goodness of the peel will leech into the oil and create an effective hair growth balm.

The Worst Hair Growth Products

There are hair growth products that just don’t work, at least in our opinion. There are many reasons for this and as a consumer it’s up to you to determine if any of them apply to the product in question.

One of the first things you should focus on is the marketing claims made on the label. Many poorer quality products will make big claims about certain ingredients, even though they only contain them in very small quantities. One of the biggest claims being made right now is for “argan oil shampoo”. There are many top products out there that contain this oil in abundance, and some of there are 100% pure argan oil. But there are also many that contain an infinitesimal amount and yet make bold claims on the label and in the promotional materials. They know as well as you do that a product containing such a small amount of argan oil is not effective, so if they are claiming otherwise then they’re just after your money and should be avoided.

We would also advise caution against products that contain caffeine. This seems to be one of the “in” things right now and there are many bold claims being made about it. But the truth is, there is no proof regarding the effectiveness (or otherwise) of caffeine when used in a shampoo. In our experience, products like Alpecin can help to condition your hair, but we have yet to receive any proof that it actually helps to grow your hair or to limit hair loss.

Lyme Disease Hair Loss (Causes, Treatments, Hair Growth Solutions)

Lyme Disease Hair Loss (Causes, Treatments, Hair Growth Solutions)

Lyme Disease and Hair Loss

Looking for information on Lyme Disease and hair loss? Then you have come to the right place. Here on Hair Growth Pills we focus on both the causes and the cures; in this guide we’re going to turn the spotlight on this horrible disease.

Lyme Disease has been in the global spotlight for the last few years. A number of celebrities have talked about their struggles with this disease. That has thrust it into the mainstream, with many people now beginning to understand what it is, what it can do and how damaging it can be. Because of the connections between Lyme Disease and hair loss, it’s something that we have also decided that there is a desperate need to cover.

Lyme Disease and hair loss go hand in hand. Many sufferers of this disease have experienced it and it is one of the many damaging and upsetting symptoms. So, let’s take a look at Lyme Disease in full as we ask why are Lyme Disease and hair loss so closely linked and what can you do about it if you experience it?

What is Lyme Disease?

Lyme Disease is caused by a bacteria, which is transmitted via a tick. This tick carries the bacteria and then passes it to humans. The tick in question is the backlogged deer tick, which is the most common tick in the United States and is typically present in long grass. The disease causes all kinds of unpleasant symptoms and while it can be treated with a short course of antibiotics, some people with the disorder experience symptoms for the rest of their lives.

It is a very difficult disease to diagnose and typically presents with symptoms that include fever, headaches and fatigue. One of the side effects of this disease is hair loss, and it’s one of the most unpleasant. Because while it’s not dangerous or life threatening, it can be very difficult for the patient and can damage their confidence.

Lyme Disease and Hair Loss: The Causes

Lyme Disease and Hair Loss Cause

While we know that Lyme Disease and hair loss go hand in hand, we don’t really know how the disease triggers hair loss. It can make the hair dry and brittle. It can make it fall out in clumps. All of this way know, but medical professionals have yet to determine just what the reasons behind this are.

Some suggest that it could be the result of a build-up of toxins. As discussed on our Causes of Hair Loss in Women and our Causes of Hair Loss in Men articles, bad nutrition can play a huge role in hair loss. There are vitamins out there that can play a role in keeping your hair strong, shiny and intact, and a lack of them can have the opposite effect. So, there is a chance that Lyme Disease and hair loss could be the result of the disease damaging the way that the body processes vitamins.

It could also be related to stress, it could be related to the treatment, and to the way the bacteria responds to it. It could even be a combination of all of these things.

Lyme Disease and Hair Loss: The Cures

Lyme Disease and Hair Loss Cures

While the cause of hair loss in Lyme Disease is not quite clear, the ways that you can counteract it and regrow your hair is a little clearer. The first thing you should look to do is to make sure you are eating well, consuming the right vitamins and minerals and that you are avoiding stress. Take a look at our Best Hair Vitamins and our Vitamins for Hair Growth articles to find out what you should be consuming.

You can also try some supplements and shampoos. Some of these, like Keranique Hair Regrowth Treatment, contain medications that are designed to speed-up the hair growing process. There are also medications such as Finasteride, which also goes by he name “Propecia”. However, these can cause side effects and if you are recovering from this disease then you may be more exposed to them than you would usually be.

One of the best things you can do is look into some simple, safe hair growth remedies. We have discussed these many times already, but to give you a quick rundown take a look at the next section.

How to Regrow Hair After Lyme Disease

Here are some treatments that are typically used to regrow hair on your eyelashes and eyebrows, and can also be adapted for your scalp:

  • Aloe Vera Gel and Castor Oil: We love castor oil here on Hair Growth Pills. It is loaded with essential oils and Vitamin E. It has some anti-fungal properties as well. By adding it to the aloe vera gel you are creating a substance that can easily be rubbed on your scalp and you are also benefiting from those soothing effects.
  • Olive Oil: You can also add this to the aloe vera gel, or just apply it directly. Olive oil is a great lubricant and it is also full of healthy fats and vitamins. It is a natural and safe way to cleanse and soothe and may be able to help with hair growth. It is already being prescribed to treat skin conditions and have been used to clear ear wax blockages for many years.
  • Lemon Peel: This may sound like an odd inclusion, but it does work. If you create your own lemon peel mixture by adding the peel to olive oil and letting it sit, you can create a substance that is sticky, gloopy and perfect for rubbing on your hair. It will soothe and strengthen.
  • Coconut Oil: Another favorite of ours, this is popular with many users worldwide. It has found a place in countless kitchens and medicine cabinets. You can apply it directly, leaving it in and then washing it out hours later. The results should be instant, but they will increase over time. The coconut oil will nourish and protect. It will keep damaged hair away from the stresses of the outside world, allowing it time to grow back to normal.

Further Help with Lyme Disease

Help With Lyme Disease and Hair Loss

Looking for more information about this horrible disease and all of the damage that it can do? Then make sure you checkout the following links. These don’t focus on Lyme Disease and hair loss as we have done in this guide. Instead, they discuss the disease in more detail. They will point you towards ways that you can receive help and treatment in the United States and further afield.

Knowledge is essential and in this article we have hopefully helped you with that. But having support and guidance is also just as important and these links should be able to fill in the gaps that we have left:

Resources for Lyme Disease Support

  • CDC: Where better to learn about the symptoms of a disease than the Center for Disease Control? They have warned about this illness many times over the years. They are now working hard to bring down the numbers of sufferers, while helping those who have been unfortunate enough to catch the disease.
  • Gov.UK: Do you live in the United Kingdom? If so, then this page can help. It can point you in the right direction and allow you to seek help from the NHS. This is not as much of problem in the UK as it is in the US. But many people still catch it. What’s more, because the health service isn’t as used to dealing with it, they may be oblivious when you report the symptoms to them. So, make sure you are informed about your own symptoms so that you can keep them informed as well.
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: This organization has a full guide devoted to Lyme Disease. It covers all symptoms (including hair loss) and helping with each and every one of them.
  • MedicinePlus: Another great resource, this one focuses on the available treatments for Lyme Disease. They are not as focused on hair loss and hair conditioning as we are in this article. But they encompass everything. And after all, as big of a problem as hair loss is, it’s far from the worst thing that can happen when you contract this disease.
Eyelash Growth DIY: Reviews of the Best Products and Methods

Eyelash Growth DIY: Reviews of the Best Products and Methods

Eyelash Growth

Looking for some ways to grow your eyelashes without spending a small fortune on eyelash growth serums and other products that promise the world? If so, we have the article for you.

We have put together a list of the best eyelash growth home remedies. All of these can help you to grow your eyelashes and they all use simple and safe ingredients that you can either find in your home or can purchase at your local store. They are cheap, they are easy and they are effective.

What more could you want?

Caster Oil for Eyelash Growth

Caster oil is one of the best things you can use for eyelash growth. And don’t just take our word for it. This is a popular eyelash growth DIY trick that countless women around the world use. It is a little time consuming and it can be a little messy, but you can’t argue with the results. If you are prepared to suffer for beauty, and you’d rather try some cheap eyelash growth DIY tricks than opt for any of those expensive products, then give caster oil a go.

The first thing you need, of course, is caster oil. This is easily available over the counter. It is used as a cure-all and while it is not as popular of a medicine today as it was in your grandparents’ days, it is still widely used. One of the most most common uses for caster oil is as a laxative, and quite a volatile one at that. So if you get any funny looks from the sales staff when you buy it, you know why.

You should also buy some soothing aloe vera gel (which will definitely get you some funny looks if you buy song with the caster oil). Once you have those ingredients then simply mix some of the oil with the gel until you have something that is viscous and sticky, but is predominately caster oil.

Take an old mascara brush, dip it in and then coat your eyelashes in this substance. Do this before you go to sleep, leave it on all night and then wash it off in the morning. The oil will help to stimulate growth, while killing any organisms that restrict it. The aloe vera gel will help to soothe your skin and follicles. It also makes the oil easier to apply.

Natural Eyelash Growth

Eyelash Growth DIY

Believe it or not, there is such a thing as “natural eyelash growth”. Like the caster oil trick mentioned above, this is a eyelash growth DIY trick that is very cheap. And don’t worry, we’re not going to tell you just to sit and watch the clock while your eyelashes grow-in.

All you need to do is clean and brush you eyelashes. Simple as that. It seems overly simple. Silly even. But you’d be surprised how many women beg for longer eyelashes, use all of the products under the sun, but the ignore the basics. By regularly brushing your eyelashes and making sure they are clean, you’re removing all the dead skin cells that build up and you’re giving your lashes room to grow. You’re also helping to stimulate those follicles.

For most of you, the only time you clean your eyelashes is when you’re washing your face or using wipes to remove make-up. The only time you brush them is when you’re applying mascara. So, just take some time to focus on cleaning them and brushing them with a clean and dry brush every day. Five minutes at a time will suffice, and you should see the effects immediately.

Lemon Peels and Olive Oil

Lemon Peels for Eyelash Growth

One of our personal favorite eyelash growth DIY tips involves the use of lemon peels. Typically, it’s not advisable to put citrus anywhere near your eyes. But in this case it can help to add volume to you eyelashes and it’s incredibly cheap.

Simply peel a lemon and then let that peel dry before adding it to a small jar. Pour some olive oil into the jar so that it just covers the peels. You want them to be saturated, soaking up all they can of that delicious oil. Move the jar to a dry place and then simply leave it for a couple weeks. In the meantime, you can always try some of the other eyelash growth tricks above.

After a couple weeks the liquid will be nice and sticky, as well as a little pungent. When it reaches this stage you need to dip a dry mascara brush in the liquid and then coat your eyelashes with it. As with the caster oil and aloe vera trick outlined above, you need to leave this in overnight and then wash it off in the morning.

If you do this for a few weeks and you will begin to notice some positive effects. The peel of a single lemon will produce quite lot of this substance, enough to get you through those few weeks. So, if you do notice those positive effects then make sure you make another concoction straight away. That way you can continue using this eyelash growth technique for many months.

Olive Oil

Olive Oil Eyelash Growth

The eyelash growth technique mentioned above works because of a combination of olive oil and lemon peel, not just because of the lemon peel. Olive oil is hugely beneficial for the skin and the hair. It’s great, so it’s not always easy to use. But if you don’t want to go through the process of creating a pungent citrus concoction then you can simply mix some olive oil with aloe vera gel or some other skin-safe gel.

You can, of course, just dip the dry brush into a little olive oil and then apply it directly. This is a little messy though, so it’s advisable to use some other ingredient as a base. It is also possible to combine some of these eyelash growth techniques, but don’t try to coat your eyelashes with too many substances and avoid interchanging between different techniques. Find one that is easiest for you and use it for a few weeks to give it time to work. It can be a nuisance to keep such a regime up, but once you see the effects you’ll have the motivation you need to continue.