Caruso's Hair Food Lotion is a vitamin and mineral topical solution which is applied directly onto the scalp. Its purpose is to bathe your hair follicles with soluble nutrients to strengthen and stimulate healthy hair and scalp. Hair follicles can stay dormant and inactive for several years. The massaging action can help reactivate their natural function by supplying new nutrients and oxygen to the follicles. How Does Hair Grow? Your hair begins growing at the root in a pouch-like tube called the papilla. From there it pushes out of a tiny opening in your skin called a follicle. The number of hair follicles in the scalp is fixed somewhere between 90,000 and 150,000, and each one is equipped with sebaceous gland sacs that pump lubricant to your hair. Capillaries contained in the papilla nourish your hair by linking your body's blood supply to each growing hair shaft. When they are stimulated by androgen (sex) hormones, especially the male hormone testosterone, follicle cells convert vital amino acids from your body into keratin (the tough waterproof protein that forms each hair strand as it emerges from the follicle). Figaro's original hair formula is still used today by professional hair dressers and selected TAFE colleges as their first choice. Drying Your Hair and Scalp Since heat from curling irons and blow-dryers are notorious hair destroyers, hair should be dried naturally. After washing your hair, towel dry by patting gently to prevent damage. If a blower is necessary, use it on the lowest setting and leave your hair slightly damp. Do not brush or comb your hair while wet. Using your fingers, gently untangle your hair and wait until it is almost dry before carefully brushing or combing. Styling Your Hair Your hair requires gentle handling. Wet hair is especially fragile because it stretches easily. A natural bristle brush is preferred over a synthetic one because the synthetic material may create static and cut the hair. Brush the hair gently from the scalp to disperse scalp oil over the hair. Brushing is especially important for long hair because the natural oils do not normally reach the ends, but it's equally beneficial for short hair. If you prefer a comb, use a wide-toothed comb to avoid injury to your hair. Begin to brush your hair at the ends and remove large tangles gently with your fingers. Continue to brush, picking up more hair and working along the length of the hair shaft until you reach the scalp. Then brush thoroughly from the scalp to the ends with long continuous strokes. Scalp Massage Is Essential For Hair Care Massaging your scalp morning and night should become just as much a ritual as brushing your teeth. It helps your hair by causing a fresh rush of blood to the scalp nourishing the hair and revitalising your scalp. It also loosens the skin preventing degeneration of the scalp and hair follicles. You should massage for about 5 minutes twice daily without fail. You Are What You Eat There are two great enemies of the human body which are caused by continued bad eating habits; these are toxins and nutritional deficiencies. Every 90 days your body is replaced with a new bloodstream. The quality of your blood depends solely on what you consume (the food you eat), what you drink and the air you breathe. From your bloodstream your cells are nourished. If you don't feed your body with foods rich in essential nutrients you end up with a low quality grade bloodstream. This means your cells don't get the nourishment they need to stay healthy. Directions Apply 3-4 sprays of Hair Root Lotion on scalp. Using both hands without bending your fingers push the scalp in a circular motion for about 30 seconds with particular attention to problem areas. Repeat treatment twice daily to improve the condition of your scalp and hair.