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Chris Estey

Tea Tree Oil and Stem Cell Benefits in Shampoo and Conditioner

Tea tree oil’s popularity in hair-care products is rocketing, and for a good reason. Also known as Melaleuca oil, it’s a volatile essential oil derived mainly from an Australian plant with antimicrobial and antifungal properties. For centuries tea tree oil has been used to treat skin infections and today it helps treat problems of the hair and scalp, including some of the underlying problems that create thinning and balding hair. Modern high-PH shampoos and conditioners disrupt the scalp’s natural protective acid mantel and chemically burn the scalp, starting a chain reaction which allows any bacteria or fungus to grow on...

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Chris Estey

TEA TREE OIL: NATURE’S ANTI-DANDRUFF SHAMPOO

Tea tree oil comes from the leaves of a small tree native to Australia, Melaleuca alternifolia. Although it is known as the tea tree, it is not the Chinese plant that produces black and green tea for drinking, and its oil is for external use. Tea tree oil has been used as a traditional medicine by aborigines for centuries. These native Australians crush tea tree leaves to extract the oil, which is then inhaled to treat coughs and colds or applied directly to the skin for healing. Today, it is widely available as a 100% undiluted or "neat" oil. Diluted forms are also available,...

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Chris Estey

Stem Cells for Hair Growth: Stem Cells Part 3

According to American Hair Loss Association, by the age of 35, two-thirds of American men suffer significant hair loss. About 40% of American women also suffer hair loss. People who suffer from hair thinning or loss spend vast amounts of time and money every year in efforts to cure or reverse their hair loss. Science’s latest breakthrough for preventing and treating hair loss is apple and rose stem cells.   WHAT IS THE RESEARCH INVOLVED? Through a unique and an efficient cultivation technique called PhytoCellTec, the stem cells of apples and a rare rose are extracted. There were a number of...

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Chris Estey

Stem Cells in Hair & Skin Care Products - Part 1

Hair and skincare products containing bioactive ingredients and above average benefits are growing in popularity with today’s consumers. The subject of much controversy, fear and patents, stem cells are emerging as a clinically-proven, results-driven agent in the personal care industry. Plant stem cells have started to appear in hair and skincare products, including Honeyskin’s latest offering, Tea Tree and Stem Cell Shampoo and Conditioner. Hayflick's aging theory states that stem cells have a limited capacity to replicate. As this limit approaches, the stem cells age and die. If we can slow that rate and keep the stem cells functioning longer,...

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