The most important part of hair that is damaged due to dying, waving, brushing and sunlight is hair cuticle. This damaged ultimately causes loss of brightness and hair health. Air pollutions, hair products, and even the hardness of water used to wash hair can damage the hair. Nowadays unfortunately, many shampoos that are available for damaged or dyed hair contain minoxidil and paraben that have harmful effects on human health.
Ato restoration herbal shampoo for damaged and dyed hair is a combination of 5 different medicinal plants (Punica granatum, Ficus carica, Matricaria chamomilla, Triticum aestivum and Citrus aurantifolia), which have therapeutic effects to treat hair bruising and restoring dyed and damaged hair. This product is produced by Parsiteb Company. Ato restoration herbal shampoo contains Alpha-Tocopherol, Chamazulene, Ficusin, Ellagic acid and limonene (It should be noted that this component is an essential component of these plant that is effective in the treatment of damaged and dyed hair).
Applications of this herbal shampoo are following:
Oxygenizing the hair follicles, reducing hair loss, increasing brightness, beauty and hair delicacy, restoration the hair follicles, the penetration of amino acids and polypeptides into hair damaged keratin, restoration damaged hair, anti-inflammatory and itchy scalp.
The early stages of the clinical tests were conducted in a pilot experiment. For this purpose the product was used as a hair shampoo. So, repeatedly checked the positive effects of the product on patients with damaged hair. The results have shown that in 80% of people who were considered as clinical community, by using this shampoo damaged hair were treated. The minimum performance of this product for other people has been to prevent the progression of damaging hair.
Pharmacological effects of Ato Restoration Herbal Shampoo
Softness of hair
The component used in this shampoo with alkaline properties can reach pH to a higher level, resulting in more hair growth, which ultimately helps maintain the moisture and softness of the hair. Also, vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, C, E, and A have folic acid and niacin, which has anti-inflammatory properties, and maintains the moisture content of the skin wonderfully. The amino acid synthesis in the shampoo produces disulfide bonds in hair keratin, which strengthens and restores damaged hair. These can covering the hair, which makes the soft and moisture hair. Wheat germ extract with vitamin E strengthens the hair and has a softening and moisturizing effect. It also contains mineral salts such as potassium, iron, zinc, iodine, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium and selenium, and is effective in maintaining the health and well-being of the hair. On the other hand, omega-3 fatty acids help keep the nervous system healthy.
Vitamin B in wheat germ makes it always stress-free and active, followed by healthy and bright hair. High levels of vitamin C and calcium in the figs used in shampoos help to form collagen, a protein that makes more hair. Therefore, the figs prevent hair loss due to fractures.
Also, the figs used in the shampoo are very useful for keeping the hair color natural. The fruit contains copper, which is an inorganic substance that prevents the hair from becoming white. During using the shampoo, the capillaries become more flexible, resulting in more oxygen to the scalp cells, increasing blood flow and improving the quality of the hair. The vitamins A, D, and E contained in shampoo combinations enhance the fiber's hair, retaining its luminance and moisture. The Ato shampoo contains proteolytic enzymes and Aloe vera that repair dead skin cells. It is considered as a ventilator, and it gives us a shiny hair.
Moisturizing the hair
The healthy fats in wheat germ, such as linoleic acid and palmitic acid, easily absorb the scalp and help keep the dry hair moist. Also, antioxidants in wheat grass and figs prevent the damage caused by free radicals and reduce the pH disorder that leads to dry hair. Proteins, vitamin E, and essential fatty acids found in chamomile, figs and lemons are the nutrients needed for the skin. These natural pH adjustments make the skin more effective by removing dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. The herbal components in the shampoo help to reduce the dryness and damage to the hair. Ato-shampoo with its herbal compounds, facilitates the exchange of water when washing hair. So, it produces hydration of the hair. Therefore, as a natural moisturizer, it plays an important role in reducing the dryness of the hair. Wheat germ in the shampoo is rich in vitamins E, A, B and F, and cytosterols such as beta 6 a1-sitosterol, phospholipids and lysitin, which protects and removes dandruff from the skin (Zhu et al., 2006).
Hair drying is an important factor in creating hair. Use of herbs such as wheat germ, figs and lemons with Linoleic Acid, Vitamin B and Vitamin E will repair the damage to the hair and heal the hair.
Anti-inflammatory and itching
The coumarins and herbal acids present in this shampoo, with the stimulation of epithelization, granulation in the eczema and mild dermatosis, and anti-spasm and anti-allergic effects, are widely used in reducing scalp pruritus. Linoleic acid, palmitic acid and stearic acid are present in wheat germ oil. They are essential fatty acids that contribute to the strengthening of the nervous system and the immune system, helping to grow healthy cells and repair and repair them. Due to the fact that these essential oils are not made by the body, the use of herbal shampoos can reduce the degree of inflammation. The effective ingredients of chamomile plant, having antioxidant effects by neutralizing free radicals, enhance the growth and growth of the hair. It also contains compounds such as alphabisabolol, bisabolol oxides, kamazolen and matrixin, which reduces the inflammatory effects of the skin and reduces scalp scrubbing (Rizzello et al., 2010).
As already stated, the compounds in the herbal shampoo Ato, cause vasodilation, improve blood circulation and better hair follicle nutrition and help to heal itching. The compounds of terpinen-4-ol, terpineol-α and cineole in the Ato shampoo reduce the production of TNFα, IL-1B, IL10, IL8 and PGE2 by blood monocytes, and thus play their anti-inflammatory properties. On the other hand, the to shampoo has the inhibitory effect of cyclooxygenase due to the presence of fluanone antifungal and thus its anti-inflammatory effect. Tryptergenicosidase 10, obtained from Chamomile extract, is also effective in inhibiting inflammatory processes. Also, tannin compounds, lecithin, formic acid, and vitamin C in lemon and pomegranate have anti-inflammatory properties and prevent itching.
In other words, the anti-irritation and itching properties of the skin and hair can be attributed to the ability of the two plants to control blood sugar. Because diabetes is one of the most common causes of peripheral neuropathy, which results in permanent head paresthesia and ultimately causes damage to the nerves. As these damaged nerves cause pain, itching (Chawla et al, 2017). Chamomile has anti-inflammatory effects with vitamin A, calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc and manganese, and reduces hair loss by reducing the activity of 5α-reductase. The herbs used in this shampoo, including figurine which have high alkalinity. Hence, it can help regulate the pH of the scalp and reduce itching and inflammation of the scalp.
The compounds of the medicinal plants used in this shampoo protect the nervous system and reduce the damage to the hair by reducing the oxidative stress and anti-inflammatory properties. The fig's extract can increase the activity of superoxide dismutase, catalase, glutathione peroxidase enzymes and reduce the amount of lipid peroxidation in the liver. Therefore, proper activity of the liver and regulation of the level of its enzymes can play a very important role in having healthy hair.
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