When it comes to your health, your hair may be the last thing on your mind. But should it be?
Long, thick, bouncy, beautifully voluminous hair tends to be a sign of vitality and youthfulness, as far as society is concerned, and often times, it just makes us feel pretty and feminine.
But as we age, so do our hairs, losing elasticity, thinning, and dulling more as each decade passes. In fact, natural changes that occur over time including our blood flow, the loss of cellular reproduction, hormone changes, and diet can all impact the health of our hair. So maybe it shouldn’t be the last thing on our minds?
Think of your body as a well maintained car. If you do regular maintenance on your nice new shiney car, it will stay running great, in excellent condition, take you where you need to go with no worries, and potentially last you a lifetime.
BUT, on the flip side, if you just drive your car, no oil changes, no maintenance, no tire rotations, brake inspections, etc. Your car is bound to break down. Right? Same with our bodies, and thus our skin, hair, and everything else in between.
The time for upkeep on your self is now. Before there is a problem!
Environment changes and other factors such as anxiety, stress, medication, hormonal imbalance, excessive smoking, the use of hair straightener, curling irons etc.(just to name a few) are some of the causes of hair damage resulting in hair loss. You should know that hair loss is a natural part of life. Just as our skin sheds, so does our hair. Any given day you can lose up to 100 strands of hair. Seems like a lot right? But it’s really not if you think about the millions of strands you have on your head. The key is replacement. If you lose some fine, as long as you get new hair growth in to replace the lost hairs.
Here are some tips to doing that:
There are several benefits to the use of fenugreek seeds for hair loss treatment. Fenugreek also known as methi contains protein and nicotinic acid that help short hair to grow fast. Now here the question arises that how do we use it? Here is a simple method to apply it. Soak one cup of fenugreek seeds overnight and grind it to make its paste. Apply this paste on your scalp and hair. Cover it leave on for about 45 min-1 hour, and rinse. Use this remedy twice a week for 2-3 months to see its result.
Sounds bizarre I know! But onion juice contains high amount of sulfur which reduce irritation and improve blood circulation. It’s antibacterial properties kill bacteria, treat infection and significant hair growth starts. Onion Juice is easy to get. You don’t need to buy Organic, or specialty Onion Juice, unless you want to. To apply cut the onion and extract its juice with a juicer or blender. (I use a blender) Simple apply it on the scalp, massage it with fingers for 5 minutes, let it sit and wash it out after 30 minutes. Apply this once or twice a week for 1-3 months. Be prepared for awesome results!
The benefits to Aloe Vera are so high that I cant even count them all! Lol, ok I probably could, but the point is there are just to many to list! Aloe Vera gel for hair reduce redness, itching scalp the increase the quality of the hair. It’s better to grow your own aloe vera plant at home if you can to cut down on cost especially since it has many benefits other than just for your hair. It’s a handy little plant to have around! Again, make a juice blend of the Aloe Vera and mix it with oil. I uses and prefer Coconut Oil. Massage for 15 minutes to the scalp. Leave on for as long as you can. I try for at least an hour each Aloe hair mask I do. Wash and rinse! Simple and easy tip, but your hair will thank you in the end!
Beetroots are high in folic acid and manganese. The green leaves of this root vegetable are also nutrient dense and contains Vitamin A, C and K. It contains minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, copper, sulphur, silica and chlorine. These nutrients have a favourable effect on the blood, improve red cell production, increase the level of haemoglobin and improve the nutrition of the cells with oxygen. Beet juice is one of the richest sources of nitrates. It contains trace amounts of amino acids including D amino acids and alpha amino acids. Various antioxidants like flavonoids and carotenoids are also found in this vegetable. Beetroot also contains a pigment, which is known as betalain. This is a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and fungicidal. The high antioxidant content and phenolic compounds of this juice prevents cell and DNA damage which helps to remove damaging and ageing free radicals. It also prevents oxidative stress which is common among people of this generation.
Making a hair mask out of Beetroot is simple. Juice or blend it, add coconut oil and massage into your scalp and throughout your hair. Leave on for 30-45 minutes, wash and rinse. If you do this mask at least once a week, you will see amazing results in the texture, growth and shine of your hair.
A Mixture Of Egg, Yogurt And Coconut Oil:
Egg’s have a high content of protein, Coconut Oil gives your hair shine and strength and believe it or not, yogurt helps to reduce dandruff. Just think what a powerful, power packed hair mask it creates when you mix all of these amazing ingredients together! These ingredients together are so beneficial to your hair! Take a bowl and mix them. Apply this mixture to your scalp and massage. Leave it for 30 minutes and wash! You will surely notice the result after even one application of this mixture. Recommended usage: Twice in a week.
If you’re still only using apple cider vinegar in your salad dressings, you’re missing out! As odd as it might sound, the all-natural, all-purpose kitchen staple is also becoming a preferred beauty potion.
Ever notice how your shampoo seems to stop working after a few weeks, leaving you to assume that you need to buy a new brand? That could be the result of product buildup. It’s easy to forget that our scalp is skin and, just like our faces, needs a good deep cleaning every once in awhile. Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid which, when applied to your scalp, removes excess buildup left from styling products and shampoos. Twice a month, after shampooing, I pour one to two cups of the vinegar on my hair; I massage it into my scalp and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing. Don’t worry, the smell won’t stick around—but if you’d prefer, try a clarifying shampoo like Fekkai’s Apple Cider Shampoo ($20, amazon.com) for similar effects.
These are just a few tip’s and tricks to help you achieve that long luxurious, beautiful head of hair!