Friday, October 21, 2016

Prevent Your Hair from Damage with the Magical Touch of Ayurveda

Do you know that you can suffer from hair loss at any age? Even if you are young now, various reasons may result in serious hair fall. Opting for medicine at a young age may be an alarming situation for your health. Hence, it’s better to choose the methods of Ayurvedic Hair Therapies.

At first, have a look at some common causes of the hair fall that starts at an early age:
  1.  Stress- In today’s fast-paced world, we are so busy in molding our careers that sometimes, it causes us a great stress. We are always insecure about our future that also gives us many sleepless nights. Taking too much stress may result in the rapid hair loss at an early age.
  2.  Lack of Proper Nutrition- Lifestyle mismanagement is another serious issue, which today’s generation is facing. Early morning shifts and late night work at office compel us to eat anything, whether it’s healthy or unhealthy! Dependency on fast foods has also crossed its limit.  Hence, the body lacks proper nutrition and invites many serious ailments; hair fall may be one of them.
  3.  Rough & Dirty Scalp- If you don’t clean your hair regularly then it may cause you oily scalp with serious hair fall as it blocks and weakens the hair pores. Sometimes, more sweating also becomes a reason for an unclean scalp. All these are enough to give you a serious hair fall.
  4. Hereditary Reasons- Sometimes, it’s not your fault. You start to lose your hair at an early age, because one of your parents or any member of your family has the same issue to reckon with. It is all the gene game.
Prevention from Hair Fall through Ayurvedic Methods:

  1. Try Indian gooseberry and lemon juice- Add 3 tablespoon lemon juice to the juice of Indian gooseberry. Mix well and apply it on your scalp for 30 minutes. Wash it off with normal water. You can prevent your hair from falling if you implement this Ayurvedic remedy.
  2. Use Margosa (Neem) Leaves- Boil crushed Margosa leaves in 4-5 cups of water. Filter the liquid, when it cools down. Rinse your hair with this liquid and feel the difference in your hair fall.
  3.  The Remedy of Banyan Tree- Groove the small portion of the root of banyan tree. Now, add some lemon juice to the grinded route. Apply this paste over your scalp to prevent your hair from falling.
  4.  Seek the Benefit of Aloe Vera- Take 1/3 cup of aloe vera juice and mix it well with a pinch of cumin. Apply the paste on your scalp twice in a day to stop hair fall.
The Ayurvedic hair fall remedies always show miraculously effect to strengthen hair follicles. These remedies are discovered by our ancestors to ease out our day to day hair care problems. More researches are being carried out in the field of Ayurveda by the experts to make people aware of the easiest and one of the most economical ways to fight these problems.

Always consider taking help from ayurvedic and herbal methods as these are available in your budget and are one of the most reliable methods to protect your hair from falling. IHT9 is one such Ayurvedic brand that amazingly strengthens your hair from falling with a blend of 9 essential herbs. 

Oil your Hair the Right Way

It is often said that oiling your hair is a must to keep them in good health. But, most of us do not know that simply pouring any oil on your head is not enough. For the best results, the hair oil should be applied in a systematic manner. Moreover, the choice of oil would largely depend on the type of hair you have. So, let us begin our discussion with different types of hair.

Different types of hair and best oil for them

·         Oily Hair – Over production of sebum by the sebaceous glands makes the hair look greasy in some people. Application of olive, sesame, and jojoba oils helps in reducing the greasiness.
·      Dry Hair - Dry hair need those oils, which can take care of the dull hair and dry scalp as well. Use of almond, jojoba, coconut, sesame, mustard, and cocoa butter oils has been found to be effective for these. For hair that are ridden with dandruff, essential oils such as tea-tree oil are very useful.
·         Normal Hair – They are known to hold their shine without doing much. Therefore, jojoba, almond, and Amla oils are best for this hair type.

Tips for Properly Oiling You Hair 

Benefits of oiling can be reaped to the maximum by following some simple things:
1. Lukewarm oil works better for hair than that kept at room temperature. 
2. Do not apply the oil over your hair only. Use your fingers to gently massage the hair oil to the scalp too.
3. Do not use too much or too less oil. If you apply more than the required quantity, you will have to spend more time shampooing your hair. On the other hand, a lesser quantity of oil would keep your hair deprived of the required nutrition. 
4. Your hair needs gentle care along with a little time from your ever-busy schedule. Rubbing the hair harshly and quickly while oiling, is likely to do more damage than benefit to your hair.

IHT9 is your source for best quality essential hair oils and other hair care products. These products are 100% natural and free from harmful chemicals.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Not Just IHT9, Herbal Medicine is a Global Phenomenon – Here is a Reality Check!

People have practiced herbal medicine / natural medicine since time immemorial. Prior to the invention of modern allopathic medicine, doctors and therapists relied extensively on herbal remedies to cure illness and treat injuries. From common flu to life threatening diseases, all were treated with the formulation based on herbs and other plant based byproducts. The wide acceptance of modern medicine in the west had diminished the importance of herbal/natural medicine in the modern society. But looking at the side effects of allopathy, people are slowly turning back to nature, in some parts of the world like India, trusting in the power of Ayurveda.

Why natural medicine is good for you? Decoding the facts…

Homeopathic or herbal formulations are used by people these days in situations where they cannot afford expensive modern drugs. It is a painful fact that natural medicines are often looked down upon as inferior to their allopathic counterparts. But, with growing realization towards the long-term benefits of ayurvedic healthcare, people are becoming more enthusiastic towards natural medicine.


According to the World Health Organization, traditional medicine (or herbal/homeopathic) refers to the therapeutic practices that have been prevalent in the world since centuries. Herbal drugs make use of medicinal plant preparations for therapeutic use. Herbal medicines are probably the earliest branch of medicine and was practiced initially in the Indian subcontinent. Classical texts like Atharava Veda, Rig Veda, Sushrutha Samhita and Charak Samhita bear evidence to this fact.

There are multiple reasons why you should consider switching to natural/herbal medicine. Take a look at the rationale behind the herbal approach:

  • Pharmaceutical drugs many a times cause serious reactions in patients who consume them. For instance, use of certain drugs have known to cause allergic skin reactions, hair loss and headaches. Herbal medicines have no such side effects. They are safe to use and rely upon.
  • Herbal medicines are generally blamed for slow healing. However, the reason behind the slower action is that herbal formulations make use of the body’s innate healing cycle to function. Since, there aren’t any chemical components in them to fasten up the process, it takes some time to show the results.
  • The major downside to allopathy is its cost. We all know how a trip to the hospital for a minor headache can land us up in major trouble, burning a hole in our pocket. Herbal medicines, on the other hand are very cost effective. 

Herbal Revolution

In the recent years, especially in India there has been a growing interest in the field of Ayurveda or herbal medicine. People are getting aware about the adverse effects of pharmaceutical drugs, which is prompting them to go for natural therapeutic procedures in Ayurveda. IHT 9 is the series of pure herbal products used in hair loss therapy. The company based out of Delhi has taken the herbal revolution to the next level by showcasing its superior plant based products internationally. This has shown proven results for dealing with problem of hair fall as well as promoting hair regrowth.



Herbal medicine is a safer alternative to pharmaceutical drugs. They take time to act, but do not cause any ill effects on the human body.  Several companies like IHT 9 have taken the natural approach to hair-care and are extensively promoting naturopathy. 


A guide to Hair and Scalp Massage Oils

Following a good hair care routine gives us the assurance that our hair will grow out to be stronger and healthier. According to Ayurveda, healthy hair locks require proper care and regular nourishment. The best way to keep your hair nourished is by providing periodic massages to the scalp with warm oil. Apart from doing wonders to the hair texture, hair massages can relax your nervous system and mind.

What are the benefits of proper hair and scalp massage?
1.      It helps in relaxing your scalp.
2.      A good massage can make your hair easier to manage by softening and conditioning them.
3.      It improves the blood circulation in your neck and head area. When the scalp gets tight due to stress, then hair growth and circulation stops. A soothing massage can bring back the flow of circulation.
4.      Massaging can condition the scalp in the most natural way, thereby preventing the scalp from getting dry.
5.      It helps in spreading the natural oils throughout the scalp of the hair.
6.      Regular massages protect your hair from getting damaged in the sun and harsh weather.
7.      It is also responsible for strengthening the roots of the hair and nourishes the hair too. It strengthens the current hair and promotes new hair growth too.
8.      Are you fed up of the recurring split ends? Go for deep hair oil massage to tame them.
9.      A rejuvenating hair massage can also help in reducing body heat especially if you have worked the whole night in front of your desktop or have stayed up too long at night.
1.  It also helps you to get a good night’s sleep.

How to Do the Scalp and the Hair Self-Massage?
It is really simple and everyone can do this at home. Just follow these steps:
1.      Pour some oil in a bowl and place it in hot water to get it warm. The oil has to be warm, but at the same time comfortable to apply.
2.      Use the tip of your fingers and apply oil to various parts of your scalp with parting your hair so that the oil can reach everywhere. Apply oil along the length of your hair too. Then using the tip of your fingers, apply oil in circular motion and make sure that it reaches the roots of your hair. Go slow as slow movements of fingers can be relaxing for your head and can also enhance circulation and energy.
3.      Leave the oil on your head for an hour at least.
4.      Wash your hair with herbal shampoo.

The scalp massage can do magic to your hair. In order to stimulate blood flow throughout the scalp and increase the chance of healthy hair growth, scalp massage is the best option. Also, it can help prevent headaches as well as provide good sleep.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

How to Take Care Of Aging Skin

Aging is a continuous process and affects everyone. Though its a natural process yet we may delay or slow this process by taking effective steps. Here are few simple steps you may follow to look younger:

Exfoliate: Exfoliation is one of the most important steps in the care of aging skin. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells build up and accumulated debris. This process opens pores and polishes fine lines.

Protect Skin from Sun: It becomes more crucial to protect your skin from sun as you start to age. Also, the skin of women becomes more sensitive to sun damage, sun spots and moles because of hormonal changes. Safeguard your skin with a good SPF lotion (the higher the better).

Use Facial Oil: You may have stayed away from oils for most of your life because of various reasons like oily/combination skin or acne issues but now its time to rejuvenate your skin with facial oils. It is highly recommended to use oils rich in anti-oxidants and fatty acids.

Drink Plenty of Water: Water flushes out the toxins and adequate amount of liquid intake helps the entire system and of course is best for hydrating ageing skin. The average man needs 2.9 litres, or about 12 cups of water, a day and woman needs about 2.2 litres.

Skin Supplements: Consult your Physcian and take 2 Omega 3 supplements daily, B vitamin complex as well as calcium doses. Your skin requires as many nutrients as your body and hair do.

Use Rich Moisturizers: It is time to use thick face cremes you used to avoid during your teens/youth and adulthood. Make sure you gently massage the creams into your skin and let it absorb it up. Use a cream that your skin appreciates and contains fatty acids, fruit oils and anti oxidants. Using a good quality creame will only improve your skin and help it become hydrated and youthful again.

Use Natural Cosmetics Free from Chemicals: Use skincare products that contain natural ingredients and are free from harsh chemicals. Lass Anti Aging Pack is a chemical free and effective solution to achieve wrinkle free and glowing skin. The combo pack contains Anti Aging Cream which is proven reduce appearance of wrinkles and age spots, naturally.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Saw Palmetto - Natural Treatment for Male Pattern Baldness

If you have male pattern baldness, then here is a hope. According to a new study in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (2002;8:143–52), people with male pattern baldness may increase hair growth by taking a preparation containing saw palmetto (Serenoa repens). Male pattern baldness is a common hereditary condition that affects mostly men, but may affect women as well. Hair loss in this kind of condition often starts with a receding hairline and continues in a horseshoe pattern, leaving hair on the sides and back of the head mostly unaffected. It is believed that excessive conversion of testosterone to another hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is responsible for this kind of baldness.

Saw Palmetto is effective in treating people male pattern baldness and other with hair loss by reducing the amount of DHT in our body and around the hair follicles. Actually it works in similar way as drug finasteride work. Though DHT is a derivate of testosterone but is many times more potent and hair follicles tend to fall off when exposed to the hormone.

A popular hair loss shampoo IHT 9 uses Saw Palmetto as its key ingredient to successfully (and naturally) treat male pattern baldness. IHT 9 is an ayurvedic preparation that contains all natural herbs. IHT 9 Shampoo (alone or with other treatment plan) seems to be a reasonable first line of treatment for mild to moderate male pattern baldness before considering conventional medications.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Ylang Ylang Oil Has Aphrodisiac & Emotional Benefits

Ylang Ylang is an antiseptic, sedative herb which has some aphrodisiac properties as well. When used internally Ylang Ylang helps reduce fever, blood pressure and tension while externally it is mostly used in aromatherapy, to fight skin irritations, boils, and to give an all-over boost of sensuality.

Extracted from the flowers by the process of steam distillation, Ylang-ylang oil has a very exotic and floral fragrance that is pleasant and liked by most people. Ylang-ylang oil is slightly yellowish in colour and has relaxing properties with its pleasant odour and its sedative effect.

Uses & Benefits of Ylang Ylang Oil

Ylang Ylang is believed to reduce anxiety and perhaps even relieve depression. The Oil is antiseptic, antiseborrhoeic, hypotensive, nervine and sedative. It also acts as anti-depressant.

Massage with Ylang Ylang oil regulates breathing and heart beat and lowers high blood pressure. Exotic and sensual, Ylang Ylang oil assists in overcoming sexual difficulties like frigidity and impotence. It is also helpful in balancing hormones, PMS and general mood swings in females. Ylang Ylang reduces stress, calms the mind and soothes frayed nerves.

Sensual massage with Ylang Ylang Hair Oil not only 'awakens' the senses but also refreshes the mind & body and therefore perfect for sensual massage with your partner.

When blended with Lavender, Ylang Ylang Oil when used regularly leads to a beautiful & glowing skin. It can be used on all skin types, as it balances sebum production and has a toning and stimulating effect on the skin. Ylang Ylang is great for treating skin irritation and boils.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Can Scalp Massage Stimulate Hair Growth?

You can do a lot good to the health of your hair by massaging your scalp. Your hair becomes stronger, thicker, and grow faster if you massage your scalp for 5 minutes on a regular basis. When you massage your scalp using a natural and herbal hair oil, the follicles receive more blood supply because of enhanced circulation. This helps feed hair follicles.

Scalp massage is not only beneficial for growth of hair but also a great stress reducer. It is extremely relaxing, calming, and helps relieve headaches and migraines. It is believed that if you have no or less stress, then you have healthy and beautiful hair.

When you massage your scalp, ensure that you use the pads of your fingers and never use your nails. The kneading pressure applied due to massage warms the skin and opens up blood vessels to increase flow and boost circulation.

We recommend to use Lass Henna Nourishing Herbal Hair Oil to massage your scalp and hair. Apply Henna hair oil liberally over scalp. Spread your fingers apart and place them firmly on your head. Start from the forehead hairline along the arteries in the front, side, and back of the head while making small circles with your fingertips.

Scalp massage as an alternative hair loss treatment to help prevent hair loss in those with thinning hair, baldness and alopecia is an effective method to address these problems withour worrying about any side effects.

How Should Men Be Taking Care Of Their Skin

Men generally ignore taking care of their skin and that makes them look older than their age. One of the reason why men do this is the shortage of time or they may think that skin care regimen is a time consuming process. Many men actually try creams or lotions as and when they get time but due to lack of a proper plan or product they end up damaging their skin.

However, lots of men wish to take care of their skin but unfortunately they do not know how to do it properly. One thing men should understand that they are different from women in many ways and skin is definitely one of them. Therefore, using a women's skin care products is not a smart idea.

Keeping complicity of men's skin care in mind, Lass Cosmetics has developed and offers a unique product for men - Men’s 5 in 1 daily moisturizing Lotion SPF 30. This lotion is 5 function cream for men to organize skin tone naturally and conveniently. With its unique combined function of whitening, wrinkle improvement, and UV protection, this cream takes care of all the problems of men’s skin with daily use. Even busiest of men can use this as it require just a minute or two and provides round the clock moisturizing and protection to the skin.

Enriched with natural & ayurvedic herbs, the Men's Lotion provides round the clock moisturising and protection to the skin. This special formula for men has an effective sun screen with SPF 30 that blocks UVA/UVB rays and prevents premature ageing of skin.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Winter and Cold Cream

As winter approaches, your skin starts to feel taut and uncomfortable. The best way to treat the rough and dry skin during winter months is to use a good cold cream. Cold cream keeps your skin soft and healthy and also provides moisture to the skin. Skin is the most sensitive part and gets affected easily and therefore, one should be prudent while choosing a cold cream so that the skin does not suffer because of daily use of the cream.

It is recommended to find a cold cream which contains natural ingredients and without harsh chemicals. Lass Natural Cold Cream is one such cream which not only contains all natural ingredients but also free from harmful paraben and phthalates. Lass Ultra Moisturizing Cold Cream with rose water is enriched with natural oils, aloe vera, shea butter, almonds and Natural Vitamin-E, which gently work on your skin, giving it a natural glow. Its ayurvedic formula prevents ageing and dehydration of skin. The fast absorbing & non-greasy ultra moisturizing properties of Lass Cold Cream helps retain the moisture and gives a pleasant feeling of comfort to dry skin. This cold cream can be used on both the face and body.

Natural and free from chemicals, Lass Cold Cream is absolutely safe to use for longer period of time. It maintains moisture balance without leaving your skin oily and makes your skin feel smooth, never tight or dry.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Advantages of Handmade Soap Over the Commonly Available Commercial Products

Do you know that skin is the largest organ of our body? And it is because of the 3000 square inches of skin on our body, we survive. Therefore, it is important to take proper care of our skin. However, the basic care we undertake for skin is toxic and dangerous. How? Almost all of us use a bathing soap to clean our body (skin) and majority of soaps contains harmful chemicals which in long run give us plenty of health problems.

Soaps that we generally use are 'commercial' soaps and are actually detergents. Petroleum products, harsh chemicals and cheap perfumes (rather than fragrance oils or essential oils) are used to produce these detergent based soaps. These soaps contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or SLS which is a skin, eye and respiratory tract irritant and also allows other toxins to penetrate the skin and enter the blood stream. SLS also mimics the activity of the hormone Oestrogen and may, therefore, cause cancer. Most of the soaps also contain Paraben which is used as a preservative. Parabens also raises concerns because of the fact that many health researchers have shown some evidence of problems on several levels. Many of these soaps include animal fat (unused by-products that are obtained from the meat industry at a very low cost).

The alternative to these chemical laden soaps are definitely 'Natural Handmade Soaps'. Natural Handmade Soaps are made with all natural and vegan products like essential oils, glycerin, shea butter etc. Natural soaps do not make your skin rough, red or dry after a shower or bath. Handmade soaps have natural moisturizers that keep your skin hydrated and healthy.

Natural soaps are environment friendly since they leave out chemical ingredients. They are also good for the skin in comparison to other soaps. Handmade soaps provide your skin the care it deserves by gently cleansing and locking in moisture. The natural fragrances used in handmade soaps can also stimulate health. Cinnamon, for example, has the property to increase blood flow.

A handcrafted natural soap is an indulgence that gives you Spa like luxury at a very little cost. You feel pampered, relaxed and above all stress free while (and after) using these luxurious tool!

Monday, November 21, 2011

What is Cellulite and how to get rid of it?

Cellulites are simple fats that push up against the skin's connective tissue and creates a dimpled, bumpy look which looks like the outside of an orange. It is commonly found and prominently visible around the butt, stomach, and thighs. However, it can happen pretty much anywhere on the body. Cellulites are adipose tissues that lies and stores fat cells beneath the skin.

Many a time cellulite may not be visible but you may still have it. To check, simply pinch your thighs and see whether or not it looks lumpy. If it does, then you've got cellulite.

Cellulite is seen more in women than in men. The reason behind this is probably the fact that men organize their fat in connective tissue that runs parallel to their skin, while Women on the other hand, organize their fat perpendicular to their skin and this causes a pulling down effect.

Genes are one of the important factors that causes cellulite. If men or women in your large family have/had cellulite, then you too have strong chances of developing the same. Both slim and overweight men and women can be affected by cellulite build up, but obese people may develop fast. However, it must me understood that cellulite is a skin problem and not really a "weight problem".

There are no miracle or quick cures for cellulite. Also, no product, treatment, or remedy can erase the fatty deposits within days. However, one can try to get rid of cellulite by following a diet and exercise regimen, and also through massage with anti-cellulite oils.

Anti cellulite oil is a very effective natural remedy for cellulite. It is 100% safe and ayurvedic formula helps soften body tissue to reduce cellulite build up. When used daily, Anti cellulite oil improves the circulation and leads to a firm and healthy body. Also, the natural ingredients in the oil penetrate deep into the skin and to improve sluggish circulation and detoxify the body, thus bringing about a general feeling of well being.

Lass Anti Cellulite Massage Oil is excellent combination of essential Oils blended for Anti Cellulite properties. When massaged into the skin surface gently it helps breakdown excessive cellulite.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Why You Should Avoid Using Shampoos With Sulfates (SLS)?

Sulphates are surfactant that breaks down the surface tension of water and allows it to spread easily. In shampoos, they are used as cleaning agent. The most popular sulfate used in shampoos is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS). A concentrated version of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is used to degrease engines. Therefore, if it can strip that grease, it will strip you hair of its natural oils also. This leads hair drying out faster than normal.

Types of Sulfates Used in Shampoos

Sodium laureth sulfate, or sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES), is a detergent and surfactant and popular among shampoo manufacturers because it is an inexpensive and very effective foaming agent. SLES, SLS and ALS are also used in many other cosmetic products for their cleansing and emulsifying properties. They behave similarly to soap. There are many types of sulfates used in Shampoo. Here is the list:

- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or SLS
- Sodium Laureth Sulfate or SLES
- Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate
- Sodium Myreth Sulfate
- TEA Laureth Sulfate

Dangers of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or SLS

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or SLS is considered as the most dangerous ingredient used in shampoos and other hair/skin care products. In the cleaning industry SLS (in higher concentration) is used in products like garage floor cleaners, engine degreasers, car-wash soaps, etc. It is very corrosive and readily attacks greasy surfaces.

According to a study at the University of Georgia Medical College, SLS may penetrate into the eyes, brain, heart and liver, and remain in the tissues for a good period of time. The same study also reported that SLS penetrated young children's eyes and prevented them from developing properly and caused cataracts to develop in adults.

Regular use of a shampoo that contains SLS may cause hair loss by attacking the hair follicles. It can dry out the hair shaft and dull the hair by taking away its natural luster.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or SLS is a skin, eye and respiratory tract irritant and toxic to aquatic organisms. SLS containing shampoos are among the highly reported products to the FDA. Reports include eye and scalp irritation, tangled hair, swelling of the hands, face and arms and split and fuzzy hair.

The most worrying fact of the SLS is its property to mimic the activity of the hormone Oestrogen. Once absorbed into the body, SLS may mimic this harmone and as trigger a number of health problems like PMS and Menopausal symptoms, dropping male fertility and breast cancer.

SLS, a toxin itself also allows other toxins to penetrate the skin and enter the blood stream.

There are now shampoos like IHT9 and other personal care products that free from SLS and other harmful chemicals.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Skin Care in Winter

Winter can be very uncomfortable to few people since this season can dry the skin of the face, hands, and feet. For some people, the dryness can result in flaking, cracking and even eczema (inflamed skin). The dry and cold winter can therefore damage your skin in case you do not give your winter skin care regimen a boost. One should take a little extra care so that the skin stays moist and healthy through the winter months. Here are few tips:

Moisturize More

Most of the moisturizer we use during spring and summers are water based. It is recommended to switch to oil based moisturizers during the winters as oil forms a protective layer on the skin that retains more moisture than a cream or lotion. However, while selecting an oil based moisturizer, one should ensure that it contain "nonclogging" oils, like avocado oil, mineral oil, primrose oil, or almond oil.

Do not Stop Using Sunscreen

Many of us stop using sunscreen based products during winters. This is not a good idea. Remember, sunscreen isn't just for summers. Winter sun can still damage your skin and therefore one should apply sunscreen to face and hands (if exposed) about 30 minutes before going out.

Bathe with Lukewarm Water

The intense heat of a hot shower or bath can lead to loss of moisture and therefore it is highly recommended to use lukewarm water while bathing or taking shower.

Keep Your Body Hydrated

Do not reduce intake of water during winters. Drinking 8 to 12 glasses of water a day keeps your body hydrated and skin healthy.

Take Care of Lips & Hands

Lips and hands suffer most during the winter season, probably because skin on the hands and lips are thinner than on the rest of the body. Lips get chapped whlie hands may turn dry and flaky. Apply lip balm over lips to prevent them chapping. Similarly, use a rich emollient-based product for hand care.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Why Parabens in Cosmetics Are So Dangerous?

Parabens are commonly used preservatives in cosmetic products because of their antibacterial and antifungal properties. Parabens are a family of alkyl esters of para-hydroxybenzoic acid that differ by various chemical substitutions. The widely marketed para-hydroxybenzoic acid esters are methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, isobutylparaben, butylparaben, and benzylparaben.

Some of the cosmetics and personal care products that contain Parabens are: shampoos, soaps, shaving gels, cleansing gels, moisturizers, scrubs, personal lubricants, topical pharmaceutical creams/lotions and toothpaste etc.

The use of parabens have become a issue that raises concerns because of the fact that many health researchers have shown some evidence of problems on several levels. It is reported that parabens penetrate the skin and can be traced in the blood minutes after application and may have adverse effects on the body.

Health Concerns

The biggest concern is that parabens are known to disrupt hormone function, an effect that is linked to increased risk of breast cancer and reproductive toxicity. According to a 2004 UK study, traces of five parabens were detected in the breast cancer tumors of 19 out of 20 women studied. It has been estimated that women are exposed to 50 mg per day of parabens from cosmetics.

Parabens may also interfere with male reproductive system and believed to be responsible for low sperm count and decreased testosterone levels in males. Studies also indicate that methylparaben applied on the skin reacts with UVB leading to increased skin aging and DNA damage. Parabens can also lead to early puberty in adolescent girls and boys.

Parabens can also cause skin irritation and contact dermatitis and rosacea in individuals with paraben allergies.

How to find Paraben Free Cosmetics?

If you want to keep parabens out of your cosmetics, there are plenty of paraben free beauty and personal care products on the market. Many products will proudly display at their packaging that they are paraben free. Some brands like LASS will be entirely paraben free.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

New IHT9 Anti Hair Loss Pack

IHT 9 HAIR LOSS TREATMENT PACK is a three-pronged approach to treat:

*Severe Hair Loss Problem
*Thinning of Hair & Baldness
*Recurrent Dandruff
*Dry & Itchy Scalp

Equally EFFECTIVE FOR MEN & WOMEN, this natural hair treatment has no side effects.

- SLES & Paraben Free
- Results are visible within 2 to 3 weeks of regular use in majority of cases.
- 95% of Users Have Benefited. Wouldn't You Like to Get Your Hair Back?

Get Your Hair & Confidence Back !

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Improved IHT 9 Hair Loss Shampoo

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Lass cosmetics has launched a New Improved IHT 9 Hair Loss Shampoo. IHT 9 natural shampoo is now enriched with Saw Palmetto. Saw palmetto is an effective anti-androgen. Studies have proved that it acts in a similar way that propecia does. It lowers levels of DHT in the body by Blocking 5 alpha-reductase. Thereafter, Saw Palmetto block receptor sites on cell membranes required for cells to absorb DHT.

IHT 9 Hair loss therapy is safe and without side effects. It does NOT contain SLS, Paraben and Phthalates. Most of the shampoos available in the market contains SLS, Paraben and Phthalates. These are harmful chemicals and have been linked to numerous health problems.

Features of IHT 9 Hair Loss Shampoo

- SLES, Paraben & Phthalates Free
- Does not contain harmful chemicals, hence no side effects
- IHT 9 Hair Loss Shampoo contains 9 rare herbs which help retain hair and regrow lost hair as well
- Proven ayurvedic ingredients stop hair loss and promotes hair growth
- Controls excessive hair loss in just 2-3 weeks and regrowth is visible after this period in most of the cases
- Effective for both men and women
- IHT 9 Hair Loss Shampoo nourishes, cleanses and stimulates hair follicles which as a result start growing lost hair

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Welcome to Lass Cosmetics Official Blog!

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The sole objective of Lass Cosmetics is to provide consumers with natural yet powerful alternatives to the mass produced, synthetic chemical cosmetics. All our products are based on the science of Ayurveda and, therefore, free from harsh and toxic synthetic chemicals. Our natural cosmetics and beauty products are suitable for all skin types. Here, in this blog, we wish to share with you all necessary information, useful articles and product research and reviews. We also welcome feedbacks from all our customer (whether good or bad) regarding their experience of Lass products.

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Beauty Products - Natural is Beautiful!

Safe for human beings and safe for environment! The beauty products without chemicals are in demand these days. They're all the rage with supermodels, celebrities, film stars, and the girl next door. Consumers have become educated and they research before using cosmetics and personal care products. People are more aware of harmful chemicals commonly used in cosmetics and their harsh effects. Cosmetics have been in use for thousands of years. In the early years, due to the absence of regulation of the manufacture and use of cosmetics has led to negative side effects, deformities, blindness, and even death through the ages. Even today, though many cosmetic products are regulated, there are still health concerns regarding the presence of harmful chemicals within these products.

Many cosmetic companies, now, offer "All natural" and "Organic" products. All natural products contain mineral and plant ingredients and organic products are made with organic agricultural products. Nature has provided mankind with the abundance of plants, roots, flowers & herbs rich in vitamins, enzymes, proteins, minerals & other biologically active compounds. Infact, Indian Science of Ayurveda has used herbs for care of the body, skin & hair for centuries.

To buy Natural Beauty Products which are 'actually' natural is trickier. Cosmetic companies call just about anything natural because the government doesn’t regulate use of word 'Natural'. The best solution is to know what most experts agree we should avoid. If you find any of following as ingredient in the label of the product, do not buy it:

- Lead: Found within coloring agents of some lipsticks and hair dye.
- Mercury: Found within preservatives used in some mascaras and eye liners.
- Phthalates: A chemical used in fragrance to stabilize scent.
- Sodium lauryl sulfate: Used in soaps such as shampoo and hand wash.

Environmental groups also caution against ingredients such as parabens (which are used as preservatives); petrochemicals and their by-products (often found in skin creams, foundations, and lip balms); mercury (in mascara and eyedrops); and dioxane (in shampoos and body washes);

Beauty products made from natural ingredients are mild to skin and do not harm you in any way. With a little effort and above tips one can identify real natural beauty cosmetics for proper care and well being. Natural is Beautiful!

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Cosmetics with Chemicals can Cause Serious Health Problems

Heavy metal toxicity to the humans & animals is the result of long term low or high level exposure to pollutants common in our environment including in air we breathe, water, food & numerous consumer products like cosmetics & toiletries. Exposure to toxic metals is associated with many chronic diseases. Recent research has found that even low levels of lead, mercury, cadmium, aluminum & arsenic can cause a wide variety of health problems.

According to a latest finding, many cosmetics have enough heavy metals & toxins in them to impact the health of regular users. Following paragraphs gives an idea that how dangerous could be the use of cosmetics with chemical.


Present in lipstic, kajal, talcum powder & hair colour.

1. Impairs liver & renal functions
2. Proven neuro-toxin. Causes learning & behavioural problems
3. Weakens the immune system
4. Causes haepatic injury (breakdown of red blood cells leadig to haemoglobin loss)
5. Pregnancy complications, such as low birthweight baby, preterm delivery & poor mental development.


Present in lipstic & hair colour

1. Causes nausea, vommiting, diarrhoea
2. Decreases production of white blood cells & red blood cells
3. Causes abnormal heart rhythm, blood vessel damage
4. Irritation, inflammation, ulceration of mucous membranes


Present in lipstic & hair colour

1. Physical & mental fatigue
2. Schizophrenia, depression, mood swings, sleep disorders
3. Arthritis
4. Increased risk of infections
5. Nausea & vomiting


Present in lipstic & hair color

1. Asthma
2. Nausea, vomitting & diarrhoea
3. Oxidative stress
4. Paraben preservatives
5. Present in lipstic & shampoo
6. Eye irritation
7. Neck tissue damage


Present in tooth powder

1. Causes cancer

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Aloe Vera & Beauty Cosmetics

Aloe vera is a miracle plant and ultimate for skin care treatment. Aloe vera soothes, softens and moisturizes skin as no other herbal or synthetic product or material can. Aloe vera is used in most of the beauty cosmetics because of the ability of Aloe vera to penetrate the water-retaining layer of skin allowing the enzymes within the gel to slough off dead cells, which aids in restoring the complexion. Aloe vera's deep skin action reduces and eliminates scars, age lines and other marks and blemishes.

Aloe vera is an excellent moisturizer and hence provides skin the high quality therapeutic cleansing and moisturizing. Aloe is said to improve collagen repair, heal burns and prevent wrinkles. Aloe vera gel can be found in hundreds of skin products, including lotions and sunblocks.

Aloe Vera is considered beneficial even for hair loss treatment. It is assumed that no other plant more closely matches the human body's biochemistry, hence, an excellent treatment for hair loss. The anti-inflammatory properties of aloe vera helps in fighting against Androgenetic Alopecia. If some one is losing hair because any skin related problem of the scalp then aloe gel should be applied over the infected area.

Pure Aloe vera gel is, therefore, highly effective in treating acne, pimples scars, stretch marks, hyper-pigmentation & scalp disorders. Face creams with aloe vera eliminates fine lines by improving the peripheral blood circulation of the face.

Cosmetic manufacturers add sap or other derivatives from Aloe vera to makeup products, tissues, moisturizers, soaps, sunscreens, shampoos and lotions. Aloe vera based cosmetics, and aloe vera hair care products are thus boon to those affected with skin or hair related problems.

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Hair Loss Information

What causes hair loss?

In normal course, the scalp sheds 50 to 100 hairs every day. Usually when a hair is shed, it is replaced by a new hair from the same follicle but when there is excessive hair loss, then it could be considered as a condition or disease. There are many causes of hair loss:

Post pregnancy:

After pregnancy, hair fall increase tremendously. Though after 3 months, hair fall increases as compare to normal hair fall, but should be considered as a normal condition.

Major Illness or Infection:

High fever, severe infection, major surgery, or significant life stress may also lead to hair fall. Condition usually corrects itself but sometimes require treatment.

Thyroid Imbalance:

Both an overactive and under active thyroid can cause hair loss.But with the proper treatment of thyroid disease hair loss can be treated.

Drugs & Chemotherapy:

Certain drugs including some antibiotics can also trigger temporary hair loss. Similarly, the drugs used in chemotherapy will cause hair cells to stop dividing. Hair shafts become thin and break off as they exit the scalp. The patient may lose all of his hair, but this will usually re-grow after treatment ends.

Alopecia Areata:

Alopecia is a type of hair loss where hair loss is sudden, excessive and in patches. This disease may affect children, women or men of any age.

Androgenic Alopecia:

Androgenic alopecia is the most common type of hair loss in both male and female and is known as male or female pattern hair loss. The hair usually thins out first in the front of the scalp and moves progressively to the back and top of the head. It tends to be progressive.

Herbal Treatment for Hair Loss

Since ages, Ayurveda has been using certain herbs to treat various conditions of hair including hair loss and regrowth. These herbs play an important role in traditional Indian and Chinese medication. Natural hair loss treatments are a great way to start getting your hair back naturally. Herbal remedies increase circulation, disinfect the scalp and stimulate hair growth. Herbal shampoo is one of the great options available in market, help get back the hair.

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Spot the Real Herbal Shampoo from the Dubious

Are you tired of using shampoos that do not give shine to your dull and lifeless hair? Are you in search for that wonder shampoo that can retain your crowning glory and arrest hair loss as well? If your answer is yes, then here is some good news!! It is time to throw away your chemical laden shampoo and bring home herbal shampoo. These herbal shampoos are the solution to your hair related agony. Not only will these herbal shampoos helps in hair regrowth and arrest hair loss but also bring shine. With increase in environmental pollution and adulteration in food products, these days people are becoming bald much younger, both male and female. As such, people are looking out for remedy in the form of shampoos that will help in hair regrowth. You can rely on these herbal shampoos that will augment hair regrowth in no time and bring back your confidence.

Today, we can see that more and more people are picking herbal products as their choice of beauty products. People are even willing to shell out huge amount to buy beauty products that are purely natural. Everywhere the market and even the Internet are flooded with ‘natural’ skin care and hair care products. However, there is no guarantee that all these products that are available on market and online for sale are authentic. Many times users are robbed of their precious money.

Users or buyers need to be careful while buying these so called all natural products. To avoid being taken for a ride, users must check the label given on the shampoo packaging and read it carefully and thoroughly. Moreover, if you are planning to buy all natural products over Internet, it is advisable to read all the details available online. You can easily identify the genuine products from the dubious ones as the former would mention all the ingredients over the packaging and its website proudly. However, if any of the shampoos which are promoted as an herbal shampoo but contains any or more of following chemicals should be rejected right away:

- propylene glycol or glycol– a cheap petrochemical.
- cetearyl alcohol – emulsifier that can be synthetic or natural.
- methylparaben or propylparaben – typical synthetic preservatives.
- distearate – this is polyethylene glycol or polypropylene glycol which are petrochemicals.
- isopropyl alcohol – used as a cheap solvent to carry synthetic oils.

Since ancient times, Ayurveda has been using following herbs to fight and treat hair related problems. Go for a herbal shampoo that constitute these herbs:

- Amla (Gooseberry)
- Aloe Vera
- Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum)
- Bhringraj (Eclipta Alba)
- Soap nuts (Sapindus Mukorossi)
- Shikakai (Acacia Concinna)
- Neem (Azadirachta Indica)
- Henna (Lawsonia Inermis)

There is no such thing as miracle shampoo, though several thousands of herbal shampoos are available in the market and over the Internet. But, an original chemical free herbal shampoo can really hair loss and in fact, regrow hair in some cases. However, do make sure before selecting your shampoo that it does not contain harsh chemicals like SDL, synthetic dyes, and fragrance. You will be delighted to know how the combination of natural and herbal ingredients will help achieve maximum benefit on your hair.

Ensure to buy the genuine herbal shampoo and beauty products and give yourself a chance to dazzle in the world!!