5 Actions you can take RIGHT NOW to improve the condition of your hair.
Losing your hair can be stressful! It can affect self-confidence, self-esteem, personal motivation, ambition and so on, but it doesn’t have to and it can be helped. There are many solutions out there and finding the right one can be overwhelming. Does it have side effects? Will I have to use it for life? Is it ok for women? Does it work for men? So while you are searching for the right product which will give you the best results possible (hint: research More Hair Naturally) here are some simple everyday things you can do right now to start that change happening.
These 5 actions may not bring your hair back to “Prom Night” status, but they may help to slow the thinning process down and get you heading in the right direction!
1) MASSAGE THE SCALP.
Blood flow helps! DHT (the cause of thinning hair and loss) is blocking circulation to your follicles. A gentle, yet vigorous massage a couple times a day for a few minutes by your self or another can help increase the amount of blood passing through the follicle. This helps bring much needed nutrients and oxygen back to the follicles… And who doesn’t like a scalp massage?!
2) WHAT YOU EAT MATTERS.
Diet can have a huge effect on the health of your hair. It is important to eat foods rich in vitamins A, C, D and E, zinc, B vitamins, iron, biotin, protein and essential fatty acids. If the body is deficient in these it may slow down hair growth or even cause thinning. The good news is adding them back into your diet may help treat the thinning and promote the rate of growth.
Try adding these foods to your diet:
- EGGS. A good source of biotin.
- BERRIES - Full of antioxidants and vitamins.
- SPINACH - Loaded with folate, iron, and vitamins A and C.
- FATTY FISH - A good source of omega-3 fatty acids.
- SWEET POTATOES - Full of vitamin A, which helps aid sebum production.
- AVOCADOS - Rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin E, an antioxidant that may promote hair growth.
- NUTS - They are packed with nutrients like vitamin E, B vitamins, zinc and essential fatty acids.
- SEEDS - Great source of vitamin E.
- SWEET PEPPERS - Rich in vitamins A and C.
- OYSTERS - A great source of Zinc which helps support the hair growth and repair cycle.
- BEANS - Which have protein, iron, zinc and biotin
- WATER - Drink lots of water. Hydration is important for healthy hair.
Start thinking about vitamins and supplements designed to help the hair and scalp! Vitamins alone are not enough to reverse or stop thinning hair, but they can help to slow down the process and support healthy hair. To name a few: Biotin, flax, collagen, proteins, pumpkin seed extract, keratin and zinc. Look in your local supermarket for bottles labeled “Hair, Skin and Nails”. These multi-vitamin composites are usually inexpensive and readily available.
4) STAY ACTIVE!
Having good circulation is important for the delivery of vital nutrients to all your organs and cells including your hair follicles. The more blood you get flowing to the follicles the more nutrients and oxygen they will get, leading to greater hair health and strength.
5) STOP THE STRESS!
Go for walks, do yoga, meditate… anything to put your mind at ease or get that stressful situation under control! Stress makes the body work 2, 3, 4X as hard in order to cope. Extreme stress will speed up the aging process, especially hair loss. So find a peaceful minute by yourself and take some DEEP BREATHS! Try not to sweat it, this too shall pass…
Following these simple, everyday steps will not only help with your overall health but also get you on that road to thicker fuller, hair!
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