SMALL LIFESTYLE CHANGES TO
AVOID RESTRICTIVE DIETING
Restrictive dieting can limit specific nutrients needed for ultimate hair health. Being too restrictive can also cause a depletion of vitamins and minerals in your body, leading to an offset of hormones and hair loss. Fad diets are extremely popular in this day age for one ultimate goal: rapid weight loss. When these diets do not consider your overall health, there can be unhealthy side effects.
(Always consult with your doctor about dieting)
PROTEIN IS POWERFUL
Lentils, peas, hemp, quinoa, peanuts...
Protein is an essential component needed for healthy hair growth. If you don't consume enough protein, your hair could be suffering. Sometimes supplements are needed if you don't have the time to prepare most meals at home. This is something to consult with your doctor about to ensure you are getting your proper intake of protein every day.
BOOST YOUR NUTRIENT PROFILE
It is crucial that our bodies are supplied with all of the proper vitamins, fatty acids, and minerals to maintain the energy required for hair growth. These are the key components to healthy hair:
Biotin, Vitamin D, C, & E, Zinc, Iron, Omega 3 + 6.
(A blood test could be helpful, along with medical consultation)
3 ESSENTIAL OILS TO EXPLORE
Pumpkin, Peppermint, and Rosemary!
There have been many studies that show improvement in hair growth when these oils are involved. That is why many hair care companies infuse their products with these ingredients. It's no beauty secret, its science!
Yes, you read that right. Indulging in scalp massages can be very beneficial for stimulating hair growth. Not only does it encourage your body to relax and relieve stress, it can also enlarge blood vessels just beneath the skin for vital blood flow. This helps repair & activate hair follicles.
BALANCE YOUR HORMONES
It has become more common in the 21st century for people to have unbalanced hormones. Many factors in our everyday lives play into our body's natural endocrine system. Processed foods, a lack of exercise, plastics, pollutants, stress, mental health, poor environment, excess screen time, and much more. While this may seem a bit overwhelming, it is very possible to re balance one step at a time. There are always temporary solutions (diets and medication), but we want to focus on the overall lifestyle shift to hopefully bring our bodies back into sync, ridding dependence on "quick-fixes." Balanced hormones promote hair growth and prevent hair loss.
Stress may be the biggest key in all of this. Stress has the power to control our minds, bodies, and overall health. Beating stress should be the first priority on everyone's list. Every person in unique in their own beautiful way and what works for one may not work for anyone else. Taking the time to learn your stress-triggers and how to express them in a healthy manor versus internalizing them, which is detrimental to our long-term health. Talking with a mental health specialist can be helpful.