by Doug Sandlandposted in Margo updatesComments Off on Margo has a brand new Marketing team!
As 2016 comes to a close, here at Margo we are already planning for a bigger and better 2017. We now have a brand new “in house” Marketing team and they have been really busy planning for 2017. The new year will kick off with a 1/3 full colour advert in the Alive magazine, with many more ad campaigns, promotions and digital media campaigns planned.
Look for our new posts on social media and the website.
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Natural Shampoo and all natural ingredients for shampoos have been around for a long time. Thankfully there is a trend to try and reduce the reliance on chemicals in shampoos derived from petroleum based products. Derivatives of Kerosene like Olefine Sulfonate and chemicals like Sodium Lauryl Sulfates and Propylene Glycol (antifreeze) are common in commercial soaps and shampoos.
we have tried since the begining of our company to keep our ingredients as pure and organic as possible while maintaining our commitment to creating a hair loss treatment system that stimulates and fosters hair growth.
we feel that harsh chemical in hair loss shampoos are counter productive to a healthy head of hair. While they can strip out oils and help preserve the shampoo and increase stability they to not necessarily make the product better for your health.
That is why we strive to produce a natural shampoo for hair loss. We use the following natural and herbal ingredients to help promote a healthy scalp and hair growth. These ingredients have a very low level of health concerns for the consumer. (Environment Canada, FDA, National Library of Medicine)
- Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate – a surfactant (foaming and cleaning agent) that is made from fatty acids in coconut oil.
- Lauryl Betaine – is an anti-static and skin conditioning salt. It is has no environmental concerns or restrictions like allergies.
- Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride – comes from Guar gum and is used as a conditioner as it increases viscosity. This also helps with static and conditioning. it also has a very low concern for overall health.
- Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii) – comes from a fruit tree native to Africa. It is an excellent skin conditioning agent and has the same low health concerns as the above ingredients.
- Aloe Vera Juice (Aloe Barbadensis) – is an amazing natural health product and helps to provide body to the shampoo as well as fragrance. It is also a low concern for your health.
- Capsicum – is one of our herbal skin conditioning agents and comes from the cayenne hot pepper family. One of its benefits is to stimulate blood flow to your scalp. As a natural fruit extract it has a very low health concern.
- Stinging Nettle Extract is a natural anti dandruff compound and provides a soothing quality to our hair loss treatment system. It also has the lowest level of health concern.
- Rosemary extract comes from the leaves of the rosemary plant. it is a natural antioxidant and antimicrobial agent. It also has a terrific fragrance. Also carries a low level of concern
- Butcherbroom extract – is a natural astringent and helps to refresh and sooth the skin. This is a box holly derivative and also scores a very low health concern.
Sodium Benzoate – This is a preservative that is used widely in the food industry. It helps preserve the ingredients from going stale. It has a higher health concern then the above ingredients but still scores low as a health concern.
With the number of natural ingredients in our Shampoo and hair loss treatment it is important to us to continue to create a highly effective hair loss system. Choosing a natural shampoo for your hair care is a great choice for your health and for the environment.
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Burning scalp syndrome is a condition where the scalp feels like it is burning, itching and stinging. It is often associated with hair loss in men and women. The medical term for the condition is Trichodynia or scalp dysethesia. It is not clinically proven what exactly is causing the sensation but scientists believe a neuropeptide in the nerve cells may be the source of the signal back to the brain. This burning sensation at the hair follicle in the scalp can be very painful and stressful for the person suffering from the condition. While it is often associated with Alopicia or baldness in men and women it can occur on its own. There is no quick cure for Burning Scalp Syndrome, but treatments are available that provide effective relief.
Margo’s Hair Alive herbal hair loss treatment has been recommended by Doctors for the relief of burning scalp syndrome.
This may be related to the all natural herbal ingredients and their effectiveness at stimulating and conditioning the scalp.
Let’s take a closer look at this scalp condition to understand why our products might help.
Burning Scalp Syndrome occurs in about 1/3 of those experiencing chronic hair loss. Hair loss can be caused by hereditary conditions in men , by depression and stress and by conditions in the scalp like sebum build up. The painful sensation can be quit acute as the nerves around the root of the hair become stimulated when the hair is touched or combed sending a pain signal to the brain. The burning sensation and pain in the scalp can be difficult to understand as no physical trauma has occurred to cause the pain. This is like phantom pains where there is no physical injury to pin point the source. Nevertheless it is still very discomforting for the person suffering from the condition.
There have been reports by Doctors on the nueropeptide link to pain. As hair follicles grow and die the level of these nueropeptide around the hair root fluctuate. With hair loss a nueropeptide called “Substance P” is thought to increase as the hair dies and triggers the pain response. In addition to the nerve chemistry that is going on we know that the hair follicles can also become inflamed as a result of Alopecia. This inflammation can also contribute to the sensation of burning and pain in the scalp.
Psychologically there is also a link to burning scalp syndrome sufferers. As people worry about their conditions they may also suffer from depression, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders. These psychological factors are very common with over 1/3 of our population suffering from depression at some point in their lives. A fear of hair loss, however trivial it may seems, can become a trigger for more serious physical conditions.
There has been much clinical work on hair loss treatment that range from hormonal treatments, antidepressant treatment, powerful chemical lotions and conditioners all in an attempt to prevent hair loss. These can of course also have a beneficial effect on burning scalp syndrome if the cause of the sensation is linked to a hereditary of psychological source. Some antidepressant can reduce Substance P which results in improvements with burning scalp syndrome.
Margo Hair Alive is a gentler approach and may be the reason we have been recommended by physicians for this treatment. We use naturally occurring herbal extracts and natural ingredients to condition the scalp and hair. Without the use of hormones, corticoids or harsh chemicals our burning scalp syndrome treatment includes organic herbs in a three or 4 stage shampoo and conditioner process that is effective on reducing the suffering of patients with this condition.
We have had success with treating others suffering from burning scalp syndrome please visit our product page to learn more about our ingredients and the treatments we offer.
Restore hair vitality
Hair loss is not always irreversible. When stress, lifestyle, health and even hair grooming products cause excessive scalp perspiration and sebum production, an ongoing follicle plugging process follows. That process chokes hair by restricting the flow of protein and blood from the hair root. Women then experience progressively thinner hair and men develop the familiar male bald pattern. But in either case, the hair root may be a long way from dead. Margo Alive Triple Action Hair Restoring System can and does help restore hair growth. The herbs in the popular shampoo, and penetrating and revitalizing lotion combo kit go a long way toward ridding the follicles of the damaging plugs and stimulating growth from within the root. The economically priced kit lasts three to four months. To get more information about availability call toll free 1-800-667-1022 or visit www.hair-alive.com.
You can find the article HERE.
Recently we changed the formula in both of our all natural herbal shampoos; the Concentrated Herbal Shampoo and the Normal Healthy Herbal Shampoo and have made them much more “green” and eco-friendly. We changed some ingredients and removed others. Both of our all natural herbal shampoos still give you an amazing lather and a clean healthy scalp. The shampoo is an extremely important step in the Margo Alive hair Revitalizing system. We want our customers to know that the ingredients used in our fomula are all natural and safe for both your scalp and the environment. Margo Alive has been helping people for over 28 years fight the conditions that cause hair loss.
Look for our new posts on each of the ingredients. You can click below and get information on each of our ingredients. If the links are not clickable, the blog post is in the process of being written and will be added very shortly.
Sodium Methyl Oleayl Taurate
Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)
Aloe Barbadensis (Vera) Leaf Juice
Stinging Nettle Extract
Butcher’s Broom Extract
Oil of Verbena
Margo Hair Alive sebum shampoo and treatment can help with hair growth by cleaning the scalp thoroughly.
Sebum is produced by the microscopic sebaceous glands in the skin. They excrete an oily/ waxy matter that lubricates and waterproofs the skin and hair. In humans the sebaceous glands are found in greatest abundance on the scalp. An excess of sebum production produces an oily scalp which can lead to an increase in hair loss or a hindrance for hair growth.
Margo Alive shampoo is a hair loss and scalp treatment that helps to remove the excess sebum from the scalp and allows the hair shaft to grow. The herbal and natural ingredients in the Margo Alive Penetrating Lotion breaks down the fatty oily substance in the hair follicles and on the scalp. The Margo Alive Shampoo then rinses away the deposits of sebum and salts from the scalp leaving a clean environment for natural hair growth. The three step process is one of the best herbal treatments for this type of scalp condition.
If you are suffering from Sebum build up and want a great herbal shampoo and treatment to help with sebum control give Margo Hair alive a try. The three stage combo kit has everything you need for sebum control.
Why is the Margo Hair Alive system for Hair loss so expensive?
This is a question that we often get about the Margo Hair Alive Hair Regrowth Revitalizing system.
All of the ingredients in our products to reduce hair loss and encourage regrowth are 100% natural. We use only purified water and extracts of herbal ingredients that are found in nature. We do not use chemicals in our products that will harm the environment or more importantly your skin. I recently received a sample in the mail of a product that claims to restore hair but when I read the instructions the first line reads “Warning : Flammable do not use near flame or while smoking.Use only in ventilated areas. Avoid spraying in eyes.Keep out of reach of children” This is all in capital letters so they really want you to read this. Why would you want to put this on your scalp?
All of the Margo Hair Alive products are completely safe to use by all members of the family. We even have a family formulated shampoo that contains all the wonderful herbal ingredients of our concentrated shampoo of the three step triple action hair restoring system.
Wondering what those ingredients are? A quick list -Stinging Nettle, Butchers Broom,Bladder Wrack, Capsicum,Rosemary and Verbena. All natural all safe. Yes we do use alcohol in our products I am not going to lie but the reason is that the extract or essences of a couple of the natural herbs are only soluble in alcohol and once they have become a liquid form they are mixed with the purified water.
We do warn not to get our product in your eyes. The reason for this is we have Capsicum extract in our products. Capsicum is derived from skin of peppers and is what gives them their heat. Capsicum is also a natural stimulant to encourage the hair follicles to regrow your hair. Another side benefit to Capsicum is the natural relief it gives for Burning Scalp Syndrome.
But I am way off topic as to why our hair revitalizing restoring products seem so expensive. If the three products: Step 1 Herbal Penetrating Lotion, breaks up the sebum, salts and oils on the scalp- use about 6-10 drops Step 2 The Concentrated Herbal Shampoo works with step one and washes the loosened sebum and salts away-use about a dime sized dollop – twice. Step 3 The Revitalizing Lotion that remains on the towel dried scalp to nourish the hair system and help prevent further formation of sebum that plugs the hair follicles causing hair loss- use 10-15 drops
If these are used following the complete and easy instructions that we send along you will find that our products will last you up to three months depending on how often you wash your hair and clean your scalp. So dividing the cost by three months our products are actually very cost effective.
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You’ve seen the ads about organic hair loss shampoos. You’ve read various theories on the causes of hair loss. Like everyone else, with age you’ve noticed the change in your hair, and thought about how to prevent further hair loss.
It seems many of us automatically respond to big name products when it comes to hair loss shampoos, and, by virtue of their advertising we want to believe that they’re the right choice for us. Perhaps we should think twice about the shampoo we use and better understand what is best for our scalp and hair as we grow older.
MARGO hair loss products are based on an herbal formula that is not full of harsh chemicals and drugs. And we have never tested our products on animals in our research on how to prevent hair loss.
That same social responsibility within our manufacturing of hair thinning shampoos extends to our use of the finest herbal ingredients in a “safety first” manner. Some high-profile shampoos are actually flammable. This boggles our minds. Why would you risk starting a fire on your head – how does that stop hair loss?
Then there is the value question and the idea that the quality of heavily advertised products justifies their higher prices. As I’m sure you are aware the extra cost is the result of that advertising expense. For your hair loss treatment products wouldn’t it be better to pay less for a safe product that works well and avoids all the costly hype?
If you ask people what they actually want in an herbal or organic hair loss shampoo the answers are consistent. They want a shampoo that delivers a silky smoothness to the hair; adds thickness; and promotes fast growth of new hair with no negative side effects. Less important for hair loss products are whether they are scented or fragrance free and a shampoo and conditioner in one, or not.
What you don’t want are side effects from chemicals and hormones used in some products. An example is a product whose “swelling effect” could be dangerous to those with fine, brittle hair. Why not just simply use an all natural formula for your hair loss treatment and avoid these risks altogether.
With MARGO’s Hair loss treatment process the herbal nutrients increase the shine and body of the hair which is especially beneficial for dry, brittle hair. Our three steps Hair Restoring System helps hair growth and improves the health of the scalp.
- In Step One, the penetrating lotion in our organic hair loss shampoo does the ground work, penetrating follicles and dissolving sebum plugs. The herbs then go right to work nourishing the roots and stimulating blood circulation.
- In Step Two the Concentrated Shampoo removes all scalp impurities, and leaves no trace of soap residue. It is highly effective and preps you for the final step.
- Our Revitalizing Lotion is step three and once applied creates a tingling sensation as your scalp benefits from the conditioning.
After using Margo’s hair loss shampoo you’ll have healthier, thicker hair and a scalp that will promote hair growth. You will also have peace of mind in knowing you’ve used an herbal, all natural hair loss treatment for your baldness.
For the best hair loss product on the market forget the hype of the big brands and experience the revitalizing wonders of MARGO ALIVE organic hair loss shampoo.
Remember your science teacher talking about hair loss and baldness? What if, for example, your mother’s brother is bald, you’ll be bald too?
Possibly. It’s just that, science evolves like everything else over time. Including hair loss in men, not to mention mens’ hair loss shampoo.
Speaking of hair loss in men “over time”, have you ever noticed how in old black-and-white film clips, whenever they show a hectic urban crowd scene, there is always a shot of men in hats? Hats everywhere. Fedoras mainly, but also cloth caps on heads, and, if you go back far enough in time, the occasional derby.
There were no MARGO hair thinning shampoos back in the day, so, men put all manner of lotions into their hair to slick it back, your grandpa’s Brylcreem and whatnot, anything to make it shine; keep it in place, mainly. It’s just What You Did. A Man Wore A Hat. A fedora was as much a sign of a man’s maturity as a deep voice, or, facial hair, for that matter. Best of all, hats covered up signs of hair loss in men. Or….were they really the causes of hair loss?
Time passes. The 1960s, the Beatles, long hair, and, as always with attractive phenomena, a deep and abiding natural desire to imitate it, to be “in style”. We took our hats off to the Fab Four, so to speak, and re-thought hair and hair products.
Hats were not so much chucked aside as relatively ignored in the desire to grow the “moptop” haircut, which, with gradual amendments, became more mainstream by the mid-to-late 1970s. Hair loss in men became a growing source of anxiety. Because, for a while there, growing your hair “long” was What You Did. Shampoo it, man. Rinse it. Show it off! Forget about hats! Grow sideburns even. But…what if I can’t? In fact, how do I stop hair loss? Well, er, invest in a good toupee, perhaps?
Time passes some more. Now you’ve got the punk and new wave era of the 80s, shorter, sometimes spikier hair on men, and, surprise, more lotions, sprays and whatnot to keep it all pristine, keep it together! By the late 80s and early 90s a curious phenomenon amongst young men, and others not so young: baseball caps, everywhere! Often worn backwards, to keep the newer, mostly shorter, hairstyles tightly in place! Best of all, these baseball caps covered up signs of balding. Or….were they the causes of hair loss?
So, if you look at history this way, you’ve got to wonder, what, after all these years’ of changes to mens’ hair, is the truth about hats and damage to hair? And, can a specific men’s hair loss shampoo really make a difference?
A recent study in the US News claims it is not so much hats as dirty hats, which can lead to scalp infection and may be what causes hair loss, or at least accelerates it.
The web site haircentral.com talks of how hats, when tight enough, do tend to cut off circulation to hair follicles, leading to hair loss in men.
This is echoed by Dr. Aman Samrao, a dermatologist at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. The scientific name is “traction alopecia” which happens when you put a lot of stress on the hair follicle, the hairline recedes because of that pulling.
But you can keep that stress out of your life and stop hair loss with MARGO ALIVE hair loss treatment products. Specifically, using the unique herbal formula found in the MARGO ALIVE Triple Action Hair Restoring System:
- How it dissolves noxious perspiration salts and sebum plugs to allow hair to grow freely.
- How it stimulates blood circulation to the scalp to enhance the root system.
- How it prevents the formation of new follicle plugs to avoid future scalp problems (Such as, baldness from your ballcap!)
And always, use your organic hair loss shampoo as directed. That’s so important we’ll say it twice: Always use as directed.
MARGO ALIVE gives you the best hair loss products. They’re herbal. They’re untested on animals. They’re awesome, in fact. See if you don’t doff your cap to the revitalizing wonders of MARGO ALIVE organic hair loss shampoo.
Recently we changed the formula for our shampoo and made it much more eco-friendly. We changed some ingredients and removed others.
Over the next few weeks, we are going to write a post about each of the ingredients. For a list of the ingredients and (eventual) links to all of the blog posts, please click HERE.
Capsicum extract is is also known as chili pepper or cayenne pepper extract. It is made by combining peppers with vinegar or oil.
Capsicum extract is also an excellent means of providing additional vitamins A and C and also significant amounts of zinc, rutin, and potassium.
Capsicum extract is one of the best hair growth boosting products. Research has shown that regular intake of capsicum can increase hair growth rates by up to 50% as well as release histamines to accelerate new hair growth. It also prevents hair falling out and makes your hair thicker and fuller.
Capsicum also helps with Burning Scalp Syndrome (more on that below or you can click HERE to read about how Margo Alive products help with this Syndrome and HERE for a dermatologist’s recommendation for Burning Scalp Syndrome).
The tingling sensation that you feel when applying the product are electric signals being released by the papilla (hair root) which is located at the base of the hair follicle. The papilla has a dense network of blood capillaries that feed the hair strand with blood in order for the hair to grow properly.
When blood flow to this area decreases, hair growth also decreases. Capsicum helps by jump-starting the blood flow from the papilla to the hair follicle.
Burning Scalp Syndrome
Burning Scalp Syndrome is a poorly understood condition where the individual feels an itchy, tender, tingly, or hot sensation on all or part of their scalp. The disorder is usually chronic and individuals may experience symptoms that range from barely noticeable to completely unbearable. Burning Scalp Syndrome can have a number of causes both environmental and physical. The exact cause of Burning Scalp Syndrome has not been identified however the use of capsicum as a treatment has had wide success. Capsicum relieves the burning sensation through a counter irritation mechanism.
Margo Alive Hair Loss Treatment System contains natural capsicum and Bladder Wrack. Both have been used historically to help relieve the symptoms of Burning Scalp Syndrome. As a Burning Scalp System treatment or Burning Scalp shampoo, Margo Hair Alive works well to relieve the conditions associated with this scalp condition.
Dermatologist Recommends Margo Hair Alive Products to Relieve Burning Scalp Syndrome
The following excerpt is from the online health service Just Answer Health and talks about Burning Scalp Syndrome and various treatments for the condition. The question to Dr. Babu is about Burning Scalp Syndrome and the treatments available which includes Dr. Babu recommending the Margo Hair Alive Triple Action Hair Restoring System for relief of Burning Scalp Syndrome.
Here is the article and reply from Dr. Hanish Babu, MD, Dermatologist:
Also called Scalp Dysesthesia, Burning Scalp Syndrome is a treatment resistant skin condition like the notorious post herpetic neuralgia. Until recently this problem was not officially identified by dermatologists and had been put down to nervousness.
The exact cause of burning scalp syndrome is unknown. The following hypotheses are still unproven:
- When the hair follicles enter into the resting stage (telogen) of the hair cycle many people experience a burning sensation in the scalp. Telogen effluvium is associated with shedding of hair and miniaturization of hair follicles. These hair follicles are prone to inflammation and generalized inflammation causes burning sensation on the scalp. Telogen effluvium is seen after prolonged illnesses or stressful periods in life.
- Sensory nerve irritation caused by stasis of blood circulation in the scalp due to some cause.
- Stasis of lymphatic drainage of the scalp due to any cause leading to accumulation of toxic wastes and irritation of nerve endings.
- Anxiety or depressive illnesses.
- Onset of cicatricial alopecia, a scarring type of hair loss may be preceded and/or accompanied by burning scalp syndrome, due to compression of nerve endings by the fibrous scar tissue.
In your wife’s case, number 4 may be playing a combined role in sustaining the condition.
The following should help your wife:
Avoid hot or very cold water baths, abrasive shampoos, aggressive combing, and tight hair bands.
Capsaicin (Capsicum) cream application twice daily which relieves pain, itching, and burning sensation of the skin and scalp. A recommended starting dose is 0.025% capsaicin (Capsicum) cream applied four times a day. If this dose is ineffective, a 0.075% capsaicin (Capsicum) cream can be used. Try for at least 4 weeks to assess effectiveness.
Anti-itching applications like scalpicin liquid applied after bath may also help relieve the burning sensation. Moisturizing creams with 5% urea will also be helpful.
Mositurizing shampoos like dove or sebamed should keep the scalp from getting dry. Margo Alive shampoo which contains capsaicin may be particularly effective in burning scalp syndrome.
A few scalp exercises and soft massages may help some patients (aggressive massage may aggravate the burning sensation).
Treatment with antidepressants such as doxepin or amytryptaline has been found effective in many patients. The effectiveness will be evident only after 2- 4 weeks.
In resistant cases, biofeedback, relaxation and hypnotherapies may also be used as adjuncts to medical therapy.
For a direct reference to the article you can visit here.
For the best herbal treatment available for burning scalp syndrome visit our products page for our three part treatment.