It happens to the best of us. We take a shower and stare at all of our hair sliding down the drain. Some of us have experienced the shock of seeing wads of hair in our brushes. Perhaps you notice that your hair is simply dull, life-less, and thinning out. According to the American Hair Loss Association, two thirds of men will begin seeing hair loss by the time they reach the age of 35. Women experience similar issues with roughly half of of them experiencing hair loss by the time they hit age 50. Fortunately, there are some natural things we can do to promote a healthy, beautiful, full head of hair.
- Protein up: Not only is protein an important component for building muscles in our body, it is vital to maintaining a healthy head of hair. That is why we need to eat plenty of whole-protein types of food, including high-quality fish, meat, and plant-based foods. Trying including wild-caught salmon into your diet. You can also add a plant-based protein powder to your morning smoothie. Whatever your fancy, make sure you’re getting enough protein to keep your locks looking luscious.
- Focus on good gut health: Are you experiencing gas, constipation, nausea, or diarrhea? Believe it or not, the health of your gut can impact the quality of your hair. How can your hair get the vital nutrients it needs if your body is not absorbing them? Promote good gut health by supplementing with Superior Lab Supplements 100% Natural Bromelain and Milk Thistle. You can also try eating probiotic and prebiotic foods to maintain a healthy balance of good bacteria. These foods include bananas, yogurt, fennel, and kefir. Your tummy and tresses will thank you for it.
- Don’t brush wet hair: This is especially important if you have long locks! When we get out of the shower and begin to style our hair, it may be tempting to run a brush through it to help get rid of tangles. Resist that urge because brushing wet hair can encourage hair breakage and cause damage. Simply run your fingers through your hair or wait until your hair is dry. You can also invest in a wide-tooth comb to prevent damage and further breakage.
- Get crazy for coconut: It may sound bizarre, but coconut oil hair masks can help to improve the look and luster of your hair. That’s because coconut oil is rich in medium chain fatty acids that are extremely nourishing for all parts of our body, even our hair! Coconut oil also contains lauric acid which can reduce protein loss in hair for some people. Simply melt some coconut oil (make sure it’s not too hot) and gently massage it throughout your hair. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse it off in the shower like you would normal shampoo. Your hair will feel soft, smell great, and look extremely shiny!
Disclaimer: Always consult with your local health care provider before engaging in a new supplement regimen. This article is intended for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a licensed physician.