It’s probably one of the more overlooked
answers to male and female baldness but one of hundreds in our arsenal of hair
loss ingredients at ThinScalp.com. Plus we were one of the first to report on it
but it’s still largely gone unpublicized. The bad thing about that is now that
the “big boys” have taken notice you can expect their customary price
increases these fellows always bring to the table. What are we referring to?
Well the answer is “Red Rooibos” shampoo or more popularly what is called Rooibos.
What you may ask makes this member of the legume family so unique? The first
thing that makes it so exceptional is that it is the only known tea that
contains no caffeine but you still get the same cancer fighting elements of
other teas which is extraordinary in its own right. Next it basically comes with
its own built in sweeteners which are non-caloric. Oh yes, and did we mention it
is the only known form of tea with no known side effects or allergies to it. It’s
even safe for infants. Combine all these things and the fact many find the taste
irresistible makes it quite a discovery.
To tell you a little about the Rooibos plant it is largely found in South
Africa which remains the leading exporter of it. Quite simply most efforts to
domesticate this bush to other countries have failed miserably. It derives the
name from the sharp needle like leaves that turn red during the fermentation
process. Because of this it became known as Red Rooibos or the “red bush”.
In regard to the health benefits of Rooibos it does possess
anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory and anti-mutagenic properties. Plus it is
the only known source for the phytochemical aspalathin. Also to be found within
it is the flavonoids quercetin and luteolin. Consumption of these particular
chemicals is linked with the reduction of cardiovascular events and strokes. For
hundreds of years though the local populations of the areas where Rooibos is
harvested have largely consumed the extracts for relief of insomnia, fevers,
colic, allergies, and for various skin disorders and hair preparations. Still
today the tinctures are used for the treatment of eczema.
The key value this ingredient has in treating thinning hair is its
anti-inflammatory and hypo-allergenic properties. As we mention with the various
theories of hair loss many scientists feel that any reduction in the
inflammation within hair follicles, as seen in pattern baldness, is paramount to
curbing this form of hair loss. In other words if you can ward off the
calcification process seen with this inflammation you can in turn curb the
thinning process. Plus since the components of this bush contain some of the
more potent anti-oxidants the aging processes within the follicle can be dramatically
reduced. Even though most evidence is anecdotal a few studies yielded the fact
that most users of Rooibos were very satified with its results. The
participants in these investigations did feel the extracts of this bush reduced
hair loss substantially and increased the overall attractiveness of their hair.
What’s particularly interesting about this ingredient is it sheds light on
what can be beneficial to the hair follicles as opposed to what isn’t. Since
all pattern baldness cannot be totally attributed to the genetic process its
quiet likely many man-made ingredients may aggravate or encourage hair loss. As
an example of this many individuals claim a noticeable reduction in hair loss
when natural detergents are used on the scalp as compared to harsher man-made
cleaners. It’s also quite possible natural ingredients like Rooibos soothe the
scalp and trigger the stem cell to once again reproduce new hairs. Bottom line
Rooibos contains a hodgepodge of phytochemicals advantageous to a healthy scalp
and likely wards off hair loss at the same time. Perhaps its time you bought a
bottle of this unique hair loss shampoo to find out.