Have you noticed a difference in the quality, texture, or amount of your hair? Our bodies – including our hair – change and they don’t bother asking our permission. “Miracle products” can increase frustration, especially since most of them don’t work. There are a lot of small changes that you can make to help halt hair-based hassles, but to do that, you need to get to the root of your problem.
Hair loss or damage is attributable to internal or external factors. External factors are the easier to remedy and include environmental or chemical exposure issues. The skin, including the scalp, is porous. Think about when you first started noticing the changes. What else changed around that time? Did you try a new haircare product? Did you move to a new town in a new region? Product and environmental allergies may be at fault for your situation.
It may not be the product. User error through over-washing or not reading instructions and warnings could also be to blame. Over-washing or neglecting special instructions will strip your hair of it’s natural, healthy oils. Wash your hair no more than every other day and pay attention to product instructions. Or:
Switch to all natural products and avoid over-washing.
If you’re experiencing a lot of breakage and damage, this can slow your hair regrowth, too. Cover up and avoid over-using items that repeatedly rub and pinch the strands (i.e. tight hair-ties and tight caps).
Internal factors can be boiled down to nutritional insufficiency and hormonal or chemical imbalance. Nutrition is more than just eating your fruits and veggies. Absorption is how nutrients are taken in and used by the body, so just taking a multi-vitamin may not cut it. Absorption ability can be altered due to aging and other live-altering events. There’s a reason that it is recommended for women who may become pregnant to get sufficient amino acids, biotin, iron and folic acid: these help create the glow.
Try a high protein diet with a specific focus on foods with high amino acids.
Stress is a huge factor for health and hair growth. Prolonged stress can permanently change chemical balances. Cardiovascular exercise is shown to help reduce stress. The bonus benefit: it gets the blood pumping to your scalp. Good blood flow will make sure those nutrients are getting to your roots. For those with heart conditions, you may want to try yoga or low-impact exercise and regularly massage your scalp.
Get more cardiovascular exercise to increase blood flow to the scalp and reduce stress.
Each body is different: be sure to consult with your doctor before beginning on or changing to any dietary or chemical supplement regime. Our hormones and chemicals change daily, but if they vary too much, you may need a medical solution. Please consult with your primary care provider if you are experiencing any other accompanying physical or psychological side effects. This may be your body signaling an underlying health issue.
Check with your doctor for chemical or hormonal imbalances.
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