Sabinsa – Natural care for healthy hair


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Hair care is undeniably an important part of beauty and self-care. Apart from the beauty standards, a healthy hair is a confidence booster that makes you feel better and poise inside and out. A proper hair-care practice with right products is mandatory for nourishing your scalp and hair to maintain its health. Management of hair loss can be a quite hectic task although a myriad of treatments is currently available to restrain hair health (1, 2). The world is changing towards tradition and the use of safe natural products is getting the boom in the market but many of them have no scientific background.

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Hair is made up of 95% keratin, a fibrous, water insoluble protein, rich with the amino acid cysteine. The hair roots extend to the deeper layers of skin from where it gets nourishment. Hair growth occurs in three phases. The elongating phase, called anagen phase, lasts for about 100-150 days depending on the nature of hair. At the end of anagen phase, the blood supply to hair roots is stopped and it enters the catagen phase when no hair growth happens. It lasts for about 2-4 weeks. Eventually, in telophase, the hair gets loosely attached to the follicle and falls out. Not more than 10 percent of the follicles are in the resting phase (telogen) at any time. Then, new hairs grow in the empty hair follicles (3, 4)). Normally, a hea ... ...