Your Right To Be Beautiful
Scalp Tonic, 2oz (Tonya Zavasta) Your Right to Be
2 Fl. Oz. (60 ml) in amber glass bottle--one bottle is a one month supply for ALL hair types
New Formulation with Apple Stem Cell Extract, Rooibos and Olive Leaf Extract!
Hair—its quality, fullness, luster and health—is one of prime markers of youthfulness or lack of it. The rate of aging rises exponentially after age 40. As we approach 50, and then pass that milestone, Mr. Aging starts knocking. He knocks on our head—our hair, to be more precise. Thinning hair, hair loss around the temples and a receding hairline belie our age like nothing else. The all-natural active ingredients: Cayenne pepper, mustard greens, apple stem cell extract, rooibos, olive leaf extract, sage, lemon, stinging nettle, jojoba oil, chamomile, and aloe vera, with their cell renewing and antioxidant qualities, by nourishing the blood and stimulating circulation, can reverse this trend, resulting in fuller, thicker, healthier hair.
"I am 47 years old and noticed that for at least 15 years or more now, I have been having trouble with my hair falling out, I believe too much. My hair is not in the condition that I want it at all. But, I bought your hair tonic and I noticed that my hair stopped falling out with regular use. I haven't had it long enough to notice growth, but the hindrance of hair loss is a great start. Thank you for your hard work and research.-V."
Scalp Tonics: Tinctures vs. Oils
When I asked my mom to research Russian sources for scalp treatments, she sent me several recipes homemade hair treatments. The most popular were solutions based on vodka, tinctures of red pepper, nettles St. Johnâ€™s Wort, suspended in a vodka solution. I never drink alcohol. So I wrinkled my nose at the very idea. After doing my research, I discovered that in many cultures, Mexican and Russian among these, scalp solutions based on vodka have been the most popular for centuries.
Here is one example: Tincture of Nettles
Add a teaspoon of nettles and a teaspoon of rosemary to a glass of vodka. Store in a warm, dark place in a dark glass bottle. Stir several times per day. In two weeks your tincture will be ready. Filter the liquid through gauze, pour into a small bottle, and close with a stopper. Twice a week, apply at night, using an old, soft toothbrush moistened with this tincture, then massage the scalp.
Admittedly, this tonic takes quite a bit of time and work to prepare. But there is another issue to consider. Alcohol causes dryness. That's the reason the recipe calls for using the tonic only twice per week.
I wanted to develop a scalp tonic that I could use every day. For that reason, I wanted it to contain a beneficial hair growth-stimulating oil. I was faced with the dilemma of finding the best possible combination: the right balance of oil to counteract the alcohol's dryness yet avoid oiliness, thereby allowing you to use the treatment twice or even three times a day if you wish, without the necessity of washing your hair after each application. Jojoba oil became my choice.
I thought long and hard before including alcohol. Since I was the one deciding on the final formula, I could have used any ingredient in my scalp tonic. For a time, I was trying to find something suitable other than alcohol, just to save me from having to explain my seeming diversion from my no alcohol rule. But whatever I used, it had to work great since my face and hair were going on the box cover.
I've tried various solutions over the years, and essential oils (in combinations or by themselves) as a scalp treatment just didn't work so well. Plus they would sit on my bathroom counter for months, even years without being completely used up. Oil scalp treatments are just too involved for my busy schedule. You can't go out, and you can't go to bed right after the application. You always have to wash your hair after the procedure. Since you have to dedicate up to half a day or at least a couple of hours to oil scalp treatments, most people simply do not use them often enough to make a difference. But even the time consuming aspect would not stop me from using only oils in my scalp formula.
But I had to admit that scalp treatments based on vodka (alcohol) were several times more effective than oil only scalp solutions because alcohol can deliver invigorating nutrients directly into your scalp better than any other product I've found. The active ingredients are all natural: Cayenne pepper, mustard greens, sage, lemon, stinging nettle, jojoba oil, and aloe vera.
But after developing this new formula, I tested it on myself, my family members and everyone who would volunteer. I use it every day, and I'm extremely happy with the results. We all noticed new hair growth at the forehead and temples area after 30 to 40 days. One of the many elated comments from others was: "When I run my fingers through my hair, I can feel a fullness that had began to elude me in recent years."
Skin vs. Scalp Exfoliation
Exfoliation is extremely important for your skin and scalp. Your scalp comprises five layers of skin and connective tissue, with an abundance of capillaries and blood vessels running through them to supply your hair with the nutrients it needs to grow and remain strong and healthy. The scalp is rich in sebaceous glands which secrete an oily substance sebum which surrounds the hair follicles, giving them moisture and protection.
As we age, scalp cells tend to thicken, compromising hair follicles, leading to thinning. Hair products containing DHT (dihydrotestosterone) can create a buildup on the scalp, clogging follicles and interfering with hair growth. DHT buildup constricts the blood supply, oxygen and nutrient uptake, causing the follicles and hair shafts to die. This buildup on the scalp and around hair follicles needs to be removed by regular exfoliation.
Facial and body skin are easily exfoliated by the regular use of a dry skin brush, but not so for the well-protected scalp. For facial exfoliation, I recommend a dry brush. For scalp exfoliation, your next best choice are natural fruit acids. There are five main types of fruit acids, the most well known are glycolic and lactic acids, followed by malic acid, citric acid and tartaric acid. The most effective combination available has been included in the new scalp tonic for the best exfoliating effect. Fruit acids effectively unglue stuck-on dead skin cells, allowing new cells to come to the surface. They also reduce dry skin and flakiness.
To Grow Beautiful Hair: Care for the Scalp and Feed the Roots
The scalp is slightly different from the skin on the rest of your body, but requires care and upkeep just the same. The blood vessels in the scalp come from three different regions. Scalp follicles are created for long hair, as opposed to the short body hairs found on the rest of the skin. The abundance of capillaries and blood vessels in the scalp make it extra important to have good circulation in this area to provide our hair with the nutrients it needs to grow and remain strong and healthy.
Hair thins and loses luster or becomes thin due to many factors: less than adequate nutrition, stress, poor circulation, and environmental factors. Due to the scalp's sensitive nature, imbalances in the body can show up easily as irritation, dandruff, eczema, and unhealthy or thinning hair. The condition of the hair is directly reflected by the condition of the scalp and the bloodstream; both work in tandem to promote hair growth. This is only one reason why the best possible nutrition is so vitally important. Products that provide nutrients, increase circulation and prevent buildup are necessary for optimum results.
Your best looks, your best health, your best hairâ€¦at any age! I achieved my best after age 50. My secret: I eat only raw foods and take care of my skin and scalp daily.
So please take a look at my new arrow in our quiver against Mr. Aging, my Your Right to be Beautiful Scalp Tonic with Cayenne Pepper and Mustard Greens Extracts.
All our ingredients stimulate circulation and have antiseptic, soothing, and comforting qualities, and most have cell renewing and antioxidant benefits.
Directions for Use: Apply a full dropper directly onto your scalp, avoiding the eyes, face and neck. Gently massage into your scalp for TWO MINUTES with your fingertips, using a gentle rotating motion. Use twice daily for best results! The tonic will work even better if you practice Beauty is as Beauty eats! Learn about beautifying powers of raw foods in my books.
How it Works
When you rub the tonic into your scalp, you will notice a tingling sensation for a few minutes, as the root-stimulating herbs penetrate. After the first application, if a little bit of redness occurs on the scalp, don't be concerned. It will disappear within minutes. Observe your hair. After 30 to 40 days for most people (for a few up to 60 days), you will notice new hair growth. You'll achieve optimal results by using the scalp tonic after using your Violet Ray or the Rolling Bed of Pins.
The difference between neglected skin and skin well cared for is night and day. The same holds true for the scalp. I have twice as much hair volume when I take care of my scalp than when I don't. The key is simple: dedication. I am confident you will see new hair growth, and later a visible improvement in the fullness of your hair!
Scalp Tonic Active Ingredients
... Chamomile extract (Matricaria recutita). From the Greek for ˜earth apple, this plant's sweet scent gives it its name. Chamomile is an annual of the daisy family, used widely in cosmetics because it contains an astounding array of beneficial properties, which have been scientifically confirmed. Flavonoids, along with lipophilic compounds, help strengthen and reduce enlarged capillaries, combating redness. Azulene reduces swelling, cleansing pores of impurities. Phenolic derivatives relieve skin congestion and offer antiseptic properties. Chamomile oil contains alpha-bisabolol, which promotes tissue regeneration. These, along with Chamomile's antioxidant, emollient and anti-inflammatory properties, make it one of the most versatile herbal ingredients ever to be used in hair and skin care products.
... Salvia (sage) extract (Salvia officinalis). The Latin name Salvia means ˜to heal. This Mediterranean evergreen shrub, related to the mint family, has been favored since ancient times for its healing properties. We now know that sage possesses extraordinary anti-aging benefits when used topically, as its extract prevents oxidative stress. Rosmarinic acid, found in sage, has been clinically shown to prevent oxidative damage to cells along with serving as an anti-inflammatory. Sage extract is astringent, with impressive antiseptic, antimicrobial, antioxidant and antiviral qualities. Sage helps fighting acne and eczema, and protects against H2O2 induced DNA damage. Sage extract helps condition your dry scalp, and is popular for topical applications for dermatitis, acne, canker sores and mild inflammation. Sage oil contains thujone, borneol, camphor and cineole, which combine to give it antimicrobial properties. Sages fresh, camphor-like aroma will invigorate your senses.
...Cayenne extract (Capsicum frutescens). Cayenne, made from the dried pods of chili peppers, has been used medicinally across the world for hundreds of years. It is thought to have originated in the French Guiana region known, appropriately, as Cayenne. Cayenne contains capsaicin, the source of its medicinal properties. Usually, the hotter cayenne pepper is, the more capsaicin it contains. Capsaicin helps relieve pain and reduce stickiness of platelets. Medical herbalist Dr. Richard Schultze places cayenne at the top of his list of most essential herbs â€œbecause it will make the other 9 work better. Cayenne pepper is the most effective stimulant of blood circulation there is. It works immediately to increase blood flow, acting as a catalyst to carry the beneficial effects of other herbs and substances in the blood to the area of application. Applied topically, cayenne is often used as a remedy for rheumatic and arthritic pain, due to its counterirritant effect. It also contains an impressive amount of Vitamin C.
... Mustard Greens extract (Brassica juncea). The ancient Greeks thought mustard was a gift from Asclepious, the god of healing. Mustard greens actually originate in the Himalayan region. They are one of the most nutritious foods available, high in the antioxidant vitamins E, C and A. Vitamins A and E are lipid-soluble, while Vitamin C is water-soluble. Vitamin C works to break down histamine, the chemical responsible for allergic reactions in the body. Mustard is also valued for its circulation-enhancing benefits, and mustard poultices have long been a popular folk remedy. In Ayurvedic medicine, mustard extract has been used since ancient times to treat alopecia areata (patchy baldness), and is a common element in Ayurvedic practices promoting hair growth.
...Peppermint (Mentha Ã— piperita). Peppermint is one of the most popular herbs used today, with a wide range of attractive benefits. It is a hybrid plant, a cross between watermint and spearmint, having ancient origins in Europe. It is high in menthol, which gives a cooling effect on the skin and a refreshing aroma. Mmenthol is appreciated for its calming and soothing properties while at the same time increasing circulation. Peppermint extract relieves skin irritation and itching, due to its analgesic and anesthetic effects. Other therapeutic virtues include antiseptic, astringent, circulatory stimulant and vasoconstrictor properties. Peppermint can be used to combat skin inflammations as well as acne, as long as not in too strong a concentration, which could irritate mucous membranes. Peppermint is believed to help regulate production of oil in the scalp when applied regularly, and its stimulating properties have been likened to getting a scalp massage.
...Bilberry Extract (Vaccinium myrtillus). Also known as whortleberry extract, this relative of the cranberry, blueberry, and huckleberry is used as a miscellaneous skin-conditioning agent. It is a natural source of AHA and is an astringent, cooling herb that tones the skin. Bilberry contains large amounts of tannins, which act as an astringent and anti-inflammatory and help stop bleeding. The flavonoids it contains help improve circulation and prevent platelets from clumping together. Laboratory experiments have shown extract of bilberry inhibits enzymes that can cause collagen degradation. The anthocyanosides it contains also strengthen capillaries and aid in forming healthy connective tissue. Bilberry extract serves as a moisturizer and exfoliant, and offers anti-oxidant properties.
...Sugar Cane Extract (Saccharum officinarum). A source of lactic acid with the capacity to leave the skin feeling smooth due to its moisturization and mild exfoliation properties. It safely and gently removes damaged, dead and dry skin cells. Glycolic acid from the sugar cane has the smallest molecular structure of all the AHAs, which supposedly allows for deeper skin penetration.
...Sugar Maple Extract (Acer saccharum). This extract works as a natural source of AHA, namely glycolic acid. Sugar Maple extract is a keratolytic, which means that when the epidermis produces excess skin, this extract helps remove it, as well as warts and other lesions. It causes the outer layer of the skin to loosen and shed. Keratolytics also work to soften keratin, a major part of our skin, which in turn helps to improve its moisture binding capabilities.
... Orange Extract (Citrus aurantium amara). This extract of the fruit of the orange, is a miscellaneous skin-conditioning agent. Used cosmetically, orange oil extract reduces puffiness and wrinkled skin. Both the oil and the peel are used for stimulating circulation, clearing up blemishes, and increasing perspiration, which assists in releasing toxins from skin and scalp. Orange peel is used as a natural exfoliator and provides a fresh, uplifting scent. Orange extract offers both astringent and exfoliating properties. The citric acid in orange extract can help stimulate collagen synthesis. Extract from the skin of oranges has astringent qualities and helps combat skin fragility. It contains d-limonene, sometimes used in industry as a fragrance and also as a solvent.
... Lemon Extract (Citrus medica limonum) is refreshing and purifying to the skin. Itâ€™s astringent properties help eliminate dead skin cells without disrupting the pH balance or stripping skin of natural oils. It also acts as a mild antiseptic. Lemon extract is beneficial for an oily skin condition. It is a natural purifier, cleanser, astringent, decongestant and tonic and has a refreshing scent. It also helps balance the fluid in the cells.
Purified water, SD-40 alcohol, panthenol (vitamin B5), glycolic acid, matricaria recutita (chamomile) extract, salvia officinalis (sage) extract, capsicum frutescens (Cayenne pepper) extract, polysorbate 80, citrus medica limonum (lemon) extract,vaccinium myrtillus (bilberry) extract, saccharum officinarum (sugar cane) extract, acer saccharum (maple sugar) extract, citrus aurantium amara (orange) extract, brassica juncea (mustard greens) extract, urtica dioica (stinging nettle) extract, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf extract, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, methyl nicotinate, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil SDA-40 - Dissolving agent Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose - plant derived thickener Panthenol -Thickens hair and moisturizes and soothes scalp Polysorbate 80 - Emulsifier which helps desolve sebum from clogged hair follicles Glycolic acid, malic acid Alpha Hydroxy acids which exfoliate cells from the scalp speeding up the natural process Methyl Nicotinate - Vitamin B derivative which warms and increases microcirculation
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