A Healthy Heady of Hair Naturally
Many people become concerned as they age and see their hair lose its thick, lustrous appearance. This affects your self-image, and can affect the way other people see you. The healthy hair that came naturally when you were younger may be lost as you age, experience stress, do not meet your nutritional needs, or lack regular exercise. That healthy head of hair can often be recovered, but it may need some help in order to do so. Here are some actions you can take to nourish and stimulate hair growth.
If you do not get enough protein and calcium in your diet, your hair will be lackluster and begin thinning. Check your diet and make sure it is fully balanced.
Exercise is the second key to vibrant hair. Blood flow to the hair follicles is necessary for them to be strong and for your hair to grow. Regular exercise will provide the blood circulation your hair needs. Even better, add a daily massage of your scalp, using a gentle, circular motion of your fingers, for several minutes.
A daily vitamin and mineral supplement is a good idea for your health, including your hair. Make sure your supplement has zinc, iron and vitamin E. Folic acid is another factor contributing to hair health.
Avoid consuming alcohol and tobacco, as these are detrimental to bodily health, including your hair.
Choose your hair products carefully. You may want to ask the person who cuts and styles your hair what products they recommend. There are many good shampoos on the market, designed to nourish your hair as well as clean it. Try a variety and choose one that works for you.
There are professional hair treatments that you cannot do at home. These analyze your hair, finding its PH and applying remedies to correct an imbalance. These treatments will also deeply cleanse your hair and scalp. Exfoliants will remove tiny bits of debris that have accumulated. This dust and debris is something you cannot see, but it builds up over time. It can clog hair follicles and discourage growth, so it is important to cleanse it from your scalp periodically.
As a home remedy to both cleanse and nourish your hair and scalp, use a rinse of water and apple cider vinegar after you shampoo.
Hydration is important for your hair, so you want to drink enough water every day. There are also shampoos that help hydrate your hair.
Sleep is another factor that is necessary to your overall health and especially to your hair. Getting your “beauty rest” will help you keep a glossy, full head of hair. Sleep is the time our body regenerates and relaxes. Stress is a known cause of hair loss. At times of great stress, a person’s hair will thin noticeably. However, the damage can be remedied after the stress is brought under control. Then your hair will return to normal growth.
These ideas can help you keep healthy hair and avoid its thinning if you follow them on a regular basis. Healthy hair cannot be separated from your overall health. Everything you do toward good nutrition, exercise and adequate sleep will also benefit your hair.