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Where does stress build up in your body? Most people will say they feel tension in their shoulders or their abdomen tightening up. Some of us get headaches when times get tough. And recently I’ve had the strangest sensation of my scalp getting tight.
I have a friend from Taiwan who noticed one day that I was starting to frown as a headache started to trouble me. She asked if she could help and had me sit down comfortably in a chair and close my eyes. She placed her fingers on either side of my skull and squeezed. And then I experienced one of the most intense pains of my life — and then, in seconds, it was gone! I felt better than I had in days.
You can go to an expensive hair salon, spa or resort and indulge in a scalp massage. Or you can travel to India where scalp massage is a centuries-old tradition. It is customary for mothers in India to massage their children’s heads. Or you can DIY.
Scalp massage takes many forms from gentle soothing strokes with fingertips or fingernails to deep tissue and oil massages. One favorite technique of mine is to grab fistfuls of hair and gently pull for a few seconds – quick relief after several hours on the computer. Another is to spread your fingers on either side of your head and squeeze for a few seconds, then release. Then move your hands to the front and back and squeeze. Try also pressing on any sore or tense spots and make circles.
In the course of researching this article, I learned a new term: trichology – the scientific study of the hair and scalp. Your scalp is made up in five layers that medical students learn with the mnemonic – S C A L P:
C: Connective tissue of fat and fibrous tissue
A: Aponeurosis, a tough dense fibrous tissue layer
L: Loose areolar connective tissue layer of collagen which contains the major blood vessels
P: Pericranium which wraps the skull bones
Getting additional blood to your scalp can benefit your hair. Like other cells throughout your body, the follicles that hold the hair to the head can get starved when tensions contract muscles and blood flow. Massage can improve circulation and increase oxygen in the cells.
Beautiful hair starts with a healthy scalp. When I felt a headache coming on tonight, I happened to be looking through the Paul Penders assortment of hair products trying to figure out what to tell you about them. Two products target cleansing and conditioning your scalp and hair.
Pegaga Scalp Cleansing Treatment naturally treats irritated and flaking scalps and features Australian Tea-tree oil and the tropical herb Pegaga, known in Malaysia as the “Miracle Hero of the Rainforest.” Both possess remarkable antiseptic and anti-bacterial qualities to deep-cleanse and revitalize the scalp while helping control itching and flaking.
I grabbed the box marked Holy Basil Conditioning Scalp Toner. Holy Basil is a spicy, aromatic herb used as a stimulant used to treat headaches. Its anti-bacterial properties cleanse and tone scalp in hair care products and can improve scalp problems by stimulating circulation and balancing sebum production. Applying this conditioning skin toner can calm scalp irritations and even help prevent dandruff.
And I’m here to tell you that it makes a great scalp massage lotion. The clear liquid smells nice and feels cool on my scalp. And I’m delighted to say that after applying it and doing a little squeeze-and-release massage, my headache is gone!
By Teviot Fairservis.
When your scalp is too dry, too oily or plagued with dandruff, healthy looking hair won’t happen unless you incorporate scalp care into your hair regime. Over the years, Paul Penders has developed a great hair and scalp treatment which delivers beautiful, healthy hair. The important first step is to cleanse the scalp thoroughly. Powerful rainforest herbs from Malaysia slowly saturate and purify the scalp while loosening dandruff. For the healthiest hair, the process is as follow:
- Apply Pegaga Scalp Cleansing Treatment.
Gently massage until scalp feels warm. Leave in for 10 minutes (60 max) and cover hair with a plastic shower cap or wrap in a towel or cloth for best results.
- Shampoo clean with our Time Release Jasmine Shampoo
After scalp cleansing, wash thoroughly with our scented Jasmine Shampoo to ensure a healthy foundation for beautiful hair.
- Deep condition with our Herbal Lemon Conditioner
After shampooing, while hair is still wet, apply Herbal Lemon Conditioner, especially designed to correct dry and brittle ends without weighing down hair. Adds moisture as well to hair.
- Apply Intensive Hair Repair Therapy
Restore balance and life to dry, damaged and chemically treated hair with regular Intensive Hair Repair Therapy treatments. Leaves hair full of vitality and shine, without weighing it down. Also targets split ends. For beautiful shiny hair.
- Finish with Holy Basil Conditioning Scalp Toner
Beautiful hair starts with a healthy scalp. A scalp and hair solution designed to ensure circulation and balance sebum production. Calms scalp. Restores luster and shine. To use Holy Basil Conditioning Scalp Toner, apply sparingly directly onto the scalp.
- To tame frizzy hair, use Leave-In Defrizzing Balm
Protect, moisturize and tame frizzy, dry hair with our Defrizzing Balm made from herbal essential oils providing vitamins and minerals. Leave in for the healthiest, most manageable hair.
The famous, world-known Iron Man contest may take place again this year in Langkawi. When it happens, Paul Penders Co sponsors again 57 year old New Zealander Leslie McMillan.
Leslie will be for up to 13 hours being exposed to torture under a burning tropical sun. And believe me, no peanuts to undergo such harsh tropical sun conditions hitting your body when one is in a survival mode during this race with the great obstructions.
The rainforest island of Langkawi Geopark in Malaysia is located 5 degrees north of the equator with weather temperatures at this time of the year varying from 30 to 35 degrees C or 100 degrees F – that during the entire day!
It is obvious that a whole day in the sun means an enormous attack on the skin. Sunburn and dry skin would be inevitable if adequate protection would not be taken very serious.
Therefore a wonderful opportunity for Paul Penders to perform R&D tests during this race. Where in the world to find better conditions to measure efficacy of our products? To know for sure how far our natural products can go in protecting skin and hair in a grueling sun?
Any R&D scientist would dream to test his products this way. No lab tests in artificial conditions with computers for performance tests. No, this is the real thing in hot sun and salt seawater; thus extensive scalp and hair protection is a must.
What Paul Penders products will be used during the race, as well during training sessions prior to the race?
- Most important: sun protection! Herbal Sunscreen SPF22 will be used to protect Leslie’s face, arms, hands and legs. But before Herbal Sunscreen a thick layer of Aloe & Lavender A.M. Moisturizer is applied to preserve skin’s natural moisture level.
- Each time after washing hair with Time-Release Jasmine Shampoo, followed with an application of Holy Basil Conditioning Scalp Toner to ensure balance of sun-damaged hair.
- Ceramide Recovery Lipo A, C & E will be applied as a natural skin rescue treatment to retain skin’s smooth appearance.
Leslie, as well as us, were quite satisfied with the protecting effects that our products offered last time. Think about this… Just a 30-minute walk in the burning sun here in Malaysia will make one totally wet and exhausted. So imagine the effect on the body when one is for 13 hours constantly swimming, biking and running?
Of course, only Leslie can share the details of the experience of fighting the elements. This will be covered in an exclusive interview after the race. With over 700 Iron Man competing, Leslie may not win but for sure will be one of the best protected contestants when it comes to professional natural skin and hair care products.
Note: Each Langkawi Iron Man Race receives some 700 participants from up to 40 countries with over 1,500 volunteers helping out.
Let me share my professional secret for beautiful hair.
Katja Penders….: “Our family’s tradition and experience in cosmetology goes back for over 100 years in Europe, USA and now in Asia. I have seen hundreds of examples of how to obtain beautiful hair.
But I also learned that the secret to having beautiful hair starts by maintaining a healthy scalp.
When the scalp is too dry, too oily or plagued with dandruff, healthy hair won’t happen unless we incorporate a “scalp-care” treatment into your hair-care regime.
Over the years we developed a 4-STEP Hair & Scalp Treatment program where the very first important step is to cleanse the scalp.
Paul Penders hair care range contains a wonderful and unique product called Pegaga Scalp Cleansing Treatment. Pegaga is a powerful Malaysian herb that grows wild in this great tropical Langkawi GEOPARK rainforest island.
It is used for centuries by local people for cleansing the body and beauty treatments. It is a powerful herb that deeply cleanses impurities from the scalp while at the same time takes care of dandruff problems.
One full treatment is described below which should be done twice a week until enough improvement is made. Later on it can be used as a healthy and relaxing total hair and scalp maintenance treatment every 2 weeks, or once a month.
I know several people who started using the treatments and the result is more beautiful, healthy, shiny, and fuller hair.
Please follow this easy 4-step process:
And interesting enough…. people report not only more beautiful hair and dandruff disappears, but some told me their headaches as well!! For us at Paul Penders, that makes perfect sense!”
A different approach to shampooing hair
Paul Penders Time Release Jasmine Shampoo uses a unique Two-Step washing process that includes a “Time Release” approach. During scalp-cleansing and hair-washing (2 different steps) not much suds appear. Only by adding a little bit of water to the hair during washing, the natural shampoo formula “breaks open” and some gentle suds appears to cleanse hair beautifully.
Why is Paul Penders shampoo created with a 2-Step formula?
During application (Step 1) the scalp is being cleansed, which is important because a clean scalp is essential to healthy and beautiful hair. Since the shampoo is especially made that foam does not develop right away, therefore our shampooing process is called ‘Time-Release’ or ‘Time Delayed’.
As the scalp is gently massaged first, our precious certified organic herbal extract relaxes and cleanses scalp.
Step 2 starts by adding a little bit of water and when the formula “breaks-open” some foam develops only right now. Thus Step 1 is cleansing the scalp and Step 2 is the actual washing of hair.
A special washing process that no other shampoo offers.
The Jasmine Time Release shampoo suds are kept to a minimum because soap-suds tend to dry out hair. It strips hair of essential moisture as well. While almost all shampoos are designed to create a very rich lather using chemicals like Sodium Lauryl (and other) Sulphates, our natural shampoo makes only gentle suds that are derived from sugar. Thus shampoo-suds from a natural source that foams moderately and is exceptional mild for hair and scalp.
Shampoo-suds do not provide any health benefit to hair.
At the contrary; studies over more than 25 years showed that too much shampoo suds tends to weaken hair over time.
One of the great ingredients we use in our natural Jasmine Time Release Shampoo is pure olive oil that has been used for centuries by Mediterranean women as an essential beauty treatment for healthy hair.
Olive oil also tends to beautify hair over time resulting in fuller and shiny hair.
All Paul Penders natural cosmetics contain LevensESSENTIE Gold®
an extract of 22 certified organic herbs from the East and West, a traditional recipe passed down from Paul’s grandmother. We tested this way of cleansing hair for many years and now people use it in all parts of the world. There is no other shampoo available same as ours!
Paul Penders Natural Hair Care Products Are Legendary.
Just 6 exceptional high-quality haircare products deliver all anyone wants in order to treat scalp and hair naturally. Paul’s products are preferred by several pro-styling hair salons around the world. As he started as a hair stylist himself in Europe, over many years he created his product in his own salons to ensure bringing the finest results.
Now, for all who really want more suds during washing… just wash hair quickly for a 2ND time with only few drops of shampoo and… more suds will be there!
See here Katja’s story “My Secret for Beautiful Hair” about an easy 4-step natural hair care treatment program that was so successful for herself that she start advising it to many friends who experienced same wonderful results!