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in clinical practice and hair research. Tony will be regularly
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care for your hair.
“It is your scalp that mainly determines what your hair is
like, whether it is dry or greasy, dull or shiny, thick or
thin. Your scalp is he starting point and its health determines
the quality of the hair” Tony Maleedy
Tony Maleedy, explains about the benefits of Juniper Mint
Scalp Therapy Shampoo
Why is a healthy scalp important?
One of the most important things 25 years spent in clinical
practice and hair research has shown me is that good hair
starts with a healthy scalp.
Your hair grows from the scalp and depends upon it for its
nourishment and well-being, similar to a rich fertile soil
needed for plants to grow and flourish. So when the scalp
becomes unhealthy it shows in the hair. Dryness, dandruff,
irritation, lank greasy hair, spots, inflammation, hair loss
and much more can all be symptoms of an unhealthy scalp, but
improving the health of your scalp leads to enormous improvements,
not just to the scalp itself but also to the quality and condition
of your hair and its ability to grow.
is the Juniper Mint Scalp Therapy Shampoo?
The Juniper Mint Scalp Therapy Shampoo is a unique, clinically
developed treatment made using a rich blend of therapeutic
oils and natural ingredients to give dramatic improvements
to the health of your scalp and hair. It is formulated to
eliminate a range of problematic scalp symptoms such as dryness,
dandruff, irritation and inflammation. This luxury formula
optimises conditions for hair growth and imparts long lasting
moisture leaving your hair soft, shiny and in excellent condition.
In summary: • Greatly improves the health of your scalp
• Treats a wide range of scalp problems
• Optimizes the ability of the scalp to produce hair
• Natural oils leave hair shiny and in excellent condition
How does Juniper Mint Scalp Therapy Shampoo work?
To make an unhealthy scalp healthy, three things need to happen:
1. Any scale on the scalp needs to be removed.
2. The level of micro-organisms on the scalp needs to be controlled.
3. Fast growing, and scale forming, skin cells on the scalp
need to be slowed.
The Juniper Mint Scalp Therapy Shampoo works in the following
ways: 1. Removal of scale. The combination of the special
therapeutic oils and gentle but highly effective cleansing
agents in this shampoo loosen and clear scale from the scalp
allowing it to be washed away, leaving your scalp clean
2. Controlling micro-organisms. A common cause of an unhealthy
scalp is a micro-organism called Malassezia furfur. This
fungus is always present on the scalp but when, for one
reason or another, the level of the skin’s natural oil (called
sebum) increases and/or there are minor changes to the composition
of sebum due to ill health, diet, stress, hormonal changes
and other factors, then conditions improve for the proliferation
of the Malassezia furfur fungus resulting in scalp itching,
flaking, inflammation, spots, dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis
and other problems.
The Juniper Mint Scalp Therapy Shampoo is composed of natural
therapeutic oils; Corn Mint, Thyme, Tea Tree and Rosemary
Oils all have highly effective antiseptic and anti-microbial
properties which eliminate high levels of the micro-organisms,
clear scale and stop itching and tenderness.
3. Controlling skin cell growth. This is fundamental to
the success of a treatment and something other treatments
usually fail to address.
One of the most common symptoms of an unhealthy scalp is
that the skin cells of the scalp form too quickly. Normally
it takes about 28 days for the cells which have formed at
the base of the epidermis (the outer part of the skin) to
move through the skin and to reach the surface (this process
is called the epidermal turnover).
Once at the surface these skin cells, which are now dead,
come away when we wash our hair. But when the scalp is unhealthy
the rate at which these cells travel through the skin is
greatly increased, so it is common for the cells to reach
the surface of the skin in 14 days or less rather than the
normal 28, and in some skin disorders it can be much faster
than that. With psoriasis, for example, it can take only
3 days for this to occur.
This increase in dead skin cells results in the formation
of scale on the surface of the scalp. When this occurs the
level of micro-organisms (which we all have on our skin)
increases causing even more scale to form.
The Juniper Mint Scalp Therapy Shampoo contains Juniper
oil which is extracted from Spanish juniper trees and gives
the shampoo a slight tar-like smell. This has a soothing
and calming effect on the scalp tissues and causes the fast
growing skin cells to slow down to a regular rate of growth,
allowing the scalp’s metabolism to return to a normal, healthy
state so no further scale forms on the scalp.
Keeping your scalp healthy
Because there are many things that can cause your scalp to
become unhealthy, illness, stress, overwork, diet, etc. it
is a good idea to use the Juniper Mint Scalp Therapy Shampoo
once every week, or two weeks, to maintain your scalp in perfect
health and your hair in good condition.
What are the effects of the Juniper Mint Scalp Therapy Shampoo
on the hair?
The Juniper Mint Scalp Therapy Shampoo doesn’t just improve
the health of your scalp, it also has excellent effects on
your hair. • Moisturising and conditioning your hair
The rich essential oils from which the Juniper Mint Scalp
Therapy Shampoo is made, along with naturally derived conditioning
and moisture-binding agents, replenish moisture in the hair
fibres and increase the hair’s strength and elasticity,
so reducing breakage and leaving your hair feeling naturally
healthy and in excellent condition.
• Hair loss reduction
In a study carried out at the University of Liège in Belgium,
when an anti-microbial agent called piroctone olamine was
incorporated into a shampoo at a level of 1% it had a significant
effect in the prevention of hair loss in men and the encouragement
of new hair growth.
Because of the findings of this study along with positive
results from the subsequent use of shampoos containing 1%
piroctone olamine in clinical practice, and because of many
requests from people wanting to use this treatment, we have
incorporated piroctone olamine in the Juniper Mint Scalp
Therapy Shampoo at 1% so allowing it to give similar results
to those obtained in the University of Liège study. Why is the Juniper Mint Scalp Therapy Shampoo different
to conventional anti-dandruff shampoos?
Many ordinary anti-dandruff shampoos use harsh chemicals which,
although they clear scale and give temporary relief, aggravate
underlying sensitive scalp tissues and stimulate the epidermal
turnover so causing more dead skin cells to build up on the
scalp, dandruff flakes to form, and the problem to continue.
It is extremely important when treating scalp disorders that
the treatment does more than just superficially clear scale
from the surface of the scalp. It should have a soothing and
anti-irritant effect on the scalp so that the epidermal turnover
is returned to a normal level; otherwise the problems will
continue to occur as cells build up on the surface of the
The Juniper Mint Scalp Therapy Shampoo works in a different
way to ordinary anti-dandruff shampoos. Because it is formulated
with natural, therapeutic oils it not only clears scale and
reduces the level of micro-organisms on the scalp but, very
importantly, it has a soothing and calming effect on the scalp
tissues. This allows the rate of cellular reproduction to
slow and the epidermal turnover to revert back to a normal
and healthy level, leaving the scalp clear of scale, fresh
and healthy, and allowing the hair to grow well and remain
in excellent condition.
How to use the Juniper Mint Scalp Therapy Shampoo
Wet hair thoroughly and apply the shampoo, gently massage
into the hair and scalp and leave for about three minutes
before rinsing to allow the active ingredients to take effect.
Apply an appropriate conditioner according to your hair type.
If you wash your hair daily one lather is enough.
the start use the shampoo every day or every other day, then
as your scalp improves reduce to twice a week for a few weeks.
Eventually use the Juniper Mint Scalp Therapy Shampoo once
a week to maintain a healthy scalp and hair.
“Hair is not just my profession, it’s my passion”