Top Tips for Happy Healthy Hair
This month, a client of Jacqueline’s shares a question.
Question: My hair is thinning and I’m only in my twenties! What should I do?
Okay, your thin hair situation. It started when you you lost a lot of weight in one year. I believe it is a nourishment issue. You also have a bit of a tendency to under-eat and over the years you haven’t built your reserves back.
So, let’s start with building up nutritionally:
Start with getting yourself a bottle of Floradix and taking it daily. One bottle will last one month.
You need to be taking a good multivitamin. I suggest to get started you take Salus Haus Epresat Multivitamin Energeticum. It’s the same make as Floradix, so another liquid supplement.
Taking liquid supplements you will get the most absorption and although expensive, the best bang for your buck.
Either drink oatstraw tea, as much as you like and as strong as you can, or get horsetail tincture. They both contain lots of silica, which is necessary for healthy hair growth.
Drink green tea, indicated in clinical studies to alleviate hair loss.
In case there are little icky mites in your scalp doing damage … next time you wash your hair, massage 10 drops tea tree or manuka essential oil into your scalp before washing. Massage your head often. Wash your hair with Shampure by Aveda. Wash once only, don’t rinse and repeat. Massage your scalp. Blot hair carefully as it is fragile when wet.
Lay off the products. Use Shampure or a ph balanced natural shampoo and then as a final rinse … 2 TBsp apple cider vinegar (Bragg’s is best) and sage tea. Make the tea and let it cool. this helps hair to grow. Wash as little as you can, try every other day to begin with. Now the weather is improving, don’t blow dry and allow your hair to dry naturally. Don’t use tongs or straighteners. Remember, this is a healing process, so the hair has to be treated with loving care. You have a very nice natural wave, just let it do its thing. You are beautiful and getting your hair health back will take some time, but will be well worth it.
Stop wearing your hair pulled back in a ponytail … causes stress on the hair and makes hair fall out. If you want it off your face, use an alice band. Sorry, I know you pull your hair back, but this has to stop for now.
Back to nutrition:
Make sure you eat a diet high in frutis and veggies and low in starch. This is indicated to slow down the process of hair loss. They are high in flavonoids, which are antioxidants. This will help protect the hair follicles and actually encourage hair growth. Sprinkle sunflower seeds on your salads, eat brown rice instead of white and add green peas to your diet. These are high in biotin which is necessary for health hair and skin. There is a hormone indicated in hair loss, dihydro-testosterone, which is inhibited somewhat by the addition of soy to the diet. So, make your meat-free Mondays a tofu day!
Go off alcohol for a month. It depletes your B vitamins, which are being depleted by the stress of your work anyway. Without the B vitamins, your hair suffers. This will add more impact to the supplements you are taking.
So, do this to start and we’ll check-in in about 3 weeks to see where we go next.