FAQ's

How long does it take to see results while using HerbalNature™ Hair Tea and HerbalNature™ Hair Oil?

Most users experience a healthier, stronger hair texture after the first use of HerbalNature™ Hair Tea. Those who seek stimulated or accelerated hair growth
will usually see results within 2-6 weeks of using HerbalNature™
Hair Oil. My experience is that on average, most see improvement after using a complete 1 oz
jar.  Individual results may vary.*

How does HerbalNature™ Hair Oil work to assist regrowth or accelerate hair growth?

HerbalNature™ Hair Oil contains a unique blend of organic, herbal and essential oils for nourishing the hair and scalp. Our delicate, hand-made process
insures that every batch is as superior and rich in vital nutrients as the next.Hair Oil penetrates both layers of skin and reaches the hair follicle to stimulate
circulation and provide nutrients the hair and scalp need to grow healthy hair. HerbalNature™ Hair Oil does not contain petroleum or mineral oil which blocks
and prevents penetration to the hair follicle.
Since our follicles are closer to the surface of our scalp rather than our digestive tracks, HerbalNature™ Hair Oil
may be an alternative for anyone who has been unsuccessful with attempts to restore hair health through vitamins and supplements. HerbalNature™.

How do you apply HerbalNature™ Hair Oil?

To encourage growth, apply oil to scalp 3 times per week. HerbalNature™ Hair Oil is concentrated and requires minimal application. To apply: Gently
rub finger over oil, do not 'scoop' - your finger should be 'shinny' with oil, not 'clumpy'. Apply lightly to scalp. There should be NO OILY OR GREASY residue
after application. Oil penetrates immediately and completely when used properly. Using more with not promote faster results. A healthy scalp needs to breath so
be careful not to use too much. Check out our How-To video on
applying HerbalNature Hair Oil.

How do you use HerbalNature™ products to straighten hair like you've shown in your pictures?

This process is called TextureNourishing™. HerbalNature™ Hair Oil and Styling Pomade can be used to texturize hair without the use of chemicals. Individuals
with permed or fine hair can wrap, set or flat iron with HerbalNature™ Hair Oil since it has a very light texture. Those with thick and/or natural hair like mine can
use the styling pomade or the hair oil for beautiful, glossy and straight hair with TextureNourishing™
. HerbalNature™ Hair Oil or Styling Pomade does not leave
a heavy residue or weigh hair down. The finished style is full of body and shine from within, never greasy or oily. And the best part is that hair becomes
resistant to moisture! That means less frizzies and reverting which is what usually happens to natural or frizz-prone hair when pressed or flat ironed with other
products.
Learn more about TextureNourishing™.

How do I apply HerbalNature Styling Pomade and how much do I need to use?

This non greasy pomade is excellent for natural hair styles that desire a smooth, silky look without the sticky, gooey texture of typical pomades. On average,
you  will use less that typical pomades. With practice, you will find the right amount needed for your hair style.  For best results, use on very wet hair and brush
to distribute pomade evenly throughout hair. Use a wave cap or stocking to train short hair for wave patterns. For natural styles or long hair, section and apply
small, even amounts to very wet hair then brush each section from root to end until smooth. Rub small amount over short hair while still wet then brush until
smooth. Do not touch or manipulate hair and allow hair to air dry for best results. You can use the pomade to:

*Texturize & control  natural, wavy and curly hair without greasiness        
*Train hair to a uniform and smooth, wave pattern without chemicals
*An alternative to gels and mousse which can dry and harden hair          
*Perfect for everyday hair combing  for children & adults with virgin hair
*Gives a sleek & tame texture to cornrow styles or thick & dry hair                   
*All without leaving a greasy, heavy residue!

What is a non-metal pot? Why should I use a non-metal pot?

A non-metal pot is one whose cooking surface does not contain any metal parts. For instance, enamel, glass and porcelain are metal free.  Cast iron, stainless
steel and aluminum are types of metal.  Traditionally, cast iron pots were used so that food would absorb the iron content and provide iron rich diets via cooking
in them. Stainless steel was designed so that it would not leak unwanted metals into food preparations.  Aluminum releases a chemical (which is potentially
poisonous)  when it is used for cooking. Metals can alter the gentle composition of organic compounds found in HerbalNature Products.  It is strongly
recommended that metals are avoided in the preparation of all HerbalNature Products.  Using a non-metal pot will preserve the organic structure of herbs and
help to ensure the highest quality yield of the preparation.  Although stainless steel is safe for most food preparations, I recommend using a non-metal pot
instead. NEVER USE CAST IRON OR ALUMINUM TO PREPARE HerbalNature Products.  Additionally,  aluminum can react with chemical residues that are left
behind from commercial hair color and chemical hair straighteners which can cause severe hair damage and hair loss. If you are purchasing the hair or skin tea
for the first time, we encourage you to
purchase a HerbalNature Hair Tea or Skin Tea Kit. It comes with a package of hair or skin tea, small enamel pot, glass
jar, filters and spray bottle (skin tea kit comes with a fine-spray mister.) Everything you need to make the perfect batch of hair or skin tea!
*This product has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This
information does not substitute the advice of a physician. Please consult with your doctor before beginning any treatments or products mentioned in this website.
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Is TextureNourishing an alternative to the straightening effect you get with chemical relaxers?

Yes. TextureNourishing™ is an alternative for anyone looking to transition from relaxers to natural hair while allowing one to wear their hair straight like a relaxer
without the damaging effects of chemicals. The hair is "trained" through a process that uses HerbalNature™ products and heat (flat iron, press, etc) to allow the
bonds to lock straight without becoming frizzy or swelling. This process does not break the bonds of the hair like chemicals and perms. So after wearing a straight
style via TextureNourishing™, just shampoo and your hair will revert and retain it's virgin integrity; elasticity, curl and strength! This allows one the versatility to
wear many styles: sleek & straight styles and natural styles such as two-strand twist, braids, afro's and any other style that your virgin hair allows.

TextureNourishing™ also allows this transition to natural hair without first cutting off  the perm and "starting over". With the aid of HerbalNature™ Hair  products,
this gradual transition allows new hair to grow while the permed hair is treated and clipped in a phased process until all that remains is beautiful, healthy, naturally
strong virgin hair.

How often should I shampoo my hair and use the hair tea?

Although some may shampoo more often, a healthy hair care regimen can consist of shampooing the hair every 1 to 2 weeks. The hair tea is a leave-in
conditioner so you only need apply it after each shampoo.

I am very please with your products except I am having problems with tangling when I wash my hair. My hair is a shoulder length
and permed. I would love some advice on how to untangle my hair using your products.

I'm so happy you are pleased with my products! Tangled hair is familiar to me since I have waist length, big & wavy hair! In order to make my hair manageable
when combing it out after shampooing, I MUST use a cream conditioner first. I apply the cream conditioner and detangle my hair then I completely rinse it out.
Next I pour my hair tea over my clean hair. Remember to completely rinse your hair before using the hair tea. The hair tea will be your leave-in conditioner and
that's all you'll need. You will be able to
easily comb through your hair using this method.

I like to put a little moisturizer in my hair during the winter to protect from dryness, but now I'm wondering if that contributes to
blocking up the follicles and preventing them from receiving the nutrients. If so, would your pomade have the same effect or not
because it's more natural? (Caucasian client)

I'm not sure of your hair texture since every race has a wide range of hair textures. However, I've included more detailed information below about pomades -vs-
HerbalNature Styling Pomade.  

Yes, traditional pomades do block follicles since they contain petroleum. The molecules in petroleum are larger than the molecules of our skin and hair.
Petroleum sits on top of hair and skin and is often used as a barrier to penetration. Ex: beauticians use petroleum around the faces and necks of their clients to
prevent the absorption of hair color or chemical relaxers beyond the hairline. Pomades are designed to texturize, train and sculpt hair. It's widely used on hair that
is course or tightly coiled (kinky). It is not meant to apply to the scalp (and it's not really a moisturizer). However, it's really hard to apply a pomade that contains
petroleum without it getting to your scalp because it does not penetrate and it has a "wicking" effect on hair to the scalp. (Ex: if you place the tip of a paper towel
in petroleum it will wick its way up the paper.) Since the oil in petroleum does not penetrate and sits on top the hair, it has to go somewhere. That somewhere is
either to your scalp or on your clothes, pillows, hats or car head rest.

Now all that said, the difference in HerbalNature Styling Pomade is that is does not contain petroleum. It does contain beeswax and lanolin however, it's combined
in food grade oils like jojoba, grapeseed and hazelnut all of which have molecules smaller than the molecules of our hair and skin. HerbalNature's formulation
limits the wicking effect during application since it penetrates the hair when grooming and styling. . . It's not
on the hair, it's in it! Therefore, if you avoid the scalp
area and apply it to the hair only, you avoid blocking the follicle of oxygen and energy (which is just as important as nutrients). However, even if you manage to
get it on your scalp, it won't have the same effect as traditional pomades that leave a heavy, greasy residue.

What is your opinion or experience with supplement's, namely hair vitamins?

In my opinion, oral supplementation is an excellent first choice for quite a number of health issues, however the hair and skin are a little different. For instance,
when we take a supplement targeted for hair growth or hair health, it is certain to contain Vitamin E amongst other nutrients. Vitamin E is also a nutrient essential
for good heart health. The problem is that our bodies does not know the difference in taking a supplement intended for hair health (that contains vit-E) from a
supplement taken for heart health (that contains vit-E). So in turn, if we are Vitamin E deficient, any supplement containing it (regardless of what the packaging
says the supplement is intended for) will go to the heart and other organs first, and most likely hair & skin will be last. . .  Simply put, our bodies are smart enough
to use food and supplements wisely and its primary goal is to sustain life. Chances are, if our hair has started to show signs of inferior growth patterns like
excessive shedding, baldness, slow growth, etc., we are probably deficient of some nutrients that are shared among other organs. HerbalNature is different since
it addresses the deficiency transdermally (via the skin). It bypasses the digestion process and seeks to restore balance from the closest source to the hair follicle
- the skin. It stimulates circulation from our body's blood supply to the follicle (which is how hair is fed from within), while providing the follicle exclusive nutritional
supplementation without assimilation through the digestive track. HerbalNature's transdermal application provides all the nutrients the follicle needs to grow
healthy hair even in the presence of other nutritional deficiencies. I will conclude by saying, orally ingested, food based nutrition geared toward hair and skin
health would be optimized for those who already have maintained well-balanced, nutritionally sound bodies.

When it is humid and I perspire my scalp burns and itches and my hair gets that sour odor (unclean smell).

Use a shampoo with tea tree oil. Jason Naturals and Avalon Naturals brands have wonderful tea tree based shampoos that are excellent for hair and scalp
conditions that leave a "not-so-fresh" smell. Tea tree oil has natural anti-septic, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. However, you can add essential oil of
tea tree to your own brand of natural or organic shampoo (about 8-10 drops per 8 oz).

I have eczema on my scalp and when it is hot and humid my scalp feels as if it is on fire. What can I use to combat the itching,
and also stop my hair from shedding? I have been using a pomade but it does not stop the itching.

The first thing you might try since eczema produces sensitive skin is to switch to an organic shampoo (Jason or Avalon brands are excellent) that does not
contain sodium laureth or sodium lauryl sulfates. This chemical is very harsh to the hair and skin and can cause major irritation for eczema and other skin
conditions (not to mention it's a carcinogenic!) Go to these sites for more info on SLS:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_laureth_sulfate
http://www.natural-health-information-centre.com/sodium-lauryl-sulfate.html

HerbalNature Hair Tea is a leave-in conditioner that you make like regular drinking tea but instead you pour it over your hair. The hair tea increases the elasticity
of the hair and helps to stabilize the root sheath around the hair shaft to decrease excessive shedding (not to be confused with normal shedding of hair that
averages between 50 to 100 strands a day). HerbalNature Hair Oil contains all natural, herbal ingredients which stimulates circulation to the hair follicle and
provides nutrients to the hair and scalp needed to grow hair. In regards to your dry scalp, a dry scalp is the result of under productive sebaceous glands.
Additionally, an oily scalp is the result of over productive sebaceous glands. Both are results of an imbalance of oil production. HerbalNature Hair Oil may help to
restore a healthy balance to the sebaceous glands.

On more thing, avoid products that contain petroleum and mineral oil. Both these ingredients block the follicle and prevent oxygen to the scalp. Since they don't
penetrate the skin, these products can cause a build-up on the scalp that can aggravate eczema and increase itching. HerbalNature Hair Oil only uses food
grade oils that penetrate immediately through both layers of skin and never leave a greasy or oily residue
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