It is not a secret that physical appearance and feeling beautiful is a value of most people here. As we get these questions very frequently, this post is going to go over the best foods, products and supplements for healthy hair, skin and nails. It is essential to actually consider the underlying causes of thin and brittle hair that may include hormone imbalances, prolonged stress and chemical exposure. Personalized assessment can be done with one of our skilled professionals, who will holistically look at your health to determine the best treatment for you. Nevertheless, there are ot top tips that you can implement today as the first step in getting gorgeous lush hair.
While these tips are highly effective, they have to go along with a balanced diet. Remember, supplements are meant just as they sound – they supplement and are just an addition to the food you eat.
Rosemary contains carnosic acid, which is known to heal nerve damage and improve cellular turnover. It encourages nerve growth and improves blood circulation. The reason blood circulation is so important to hair growth is that without a proper blood supply, the follicles do not get the nutrients they need to grow the hair, and they can die off.
Pro Tip: Take several drops of rosemary essential oil and mix it with coconut oil to create your own hair growth mask. Massage it into your scalp for just a couple minutes, while listening to your favorite relaxing music or a meditation. We recommend wrapping a warm towel (or even a plastic bag) so the oil gets to truly get into the hair follicles and stimulate growth. You can leave it for anywhere from three to four hours, and follow by washing your hair as usual. For best results, use at least once a week for 6 months.
Another way to incorporate rosemary into your hair routine is making rosemary tea (and you can drink it too!). Simply take some fresh rosemary and water, bring it to a boil and then let it sit until the tea is lukewarm. Make it a last step in your hair care routine, rinsing your hair with rosemary tea and then letting your hair air dry.
Flaxseeds benefits including thickening your hair because of its lignans — a group of chemical compounds found in plants — and omega-3 fatty acids. The presence of vitamin E in flaxseed provides nutrition to the scalp and reduces free radical damage. These anti-inflammatory ingredients also aid in improving your skin.
Pro Tip: Put about three tablespoons a day of freshly ground flax meal into a smoothie or with some yogurt and fruit for breakfast. It is important to grind the seeds each day for optimal absorption, as plant omega 3s are easily oxidized and thus quickly lose their beneficial compounds.
Cod Liver Oil
Cod liver oil has high amounts of easily absorbed vitamin A and omega-3’s, including EPA and DHA, that help thicken your hair, improve your skin and even naturally balance hormones. The deficiency of EPA and DHA in diet contributes to skin conditions such as dandruff, thinning hair, eczema and psoriasis, as well as age spots and sun spots.
Pro Tip: Choose a high-quality cod liver oil and take 750 mg every day.
B vitamins do help in hair growth by encouraging healthy cell rejuvenation through abundant red blood cells which naturally support your hair follicles. This will promote consistent and sometimes faster hair growth. Because of the emphasis on red blood cells, which not only deliver oxygen throughout our bodies, but also micronutrients that keep our organs running healthy, our scalp can maintain a plentiful foundation to grow and hold our new hair growth.
Pro Tip: Before turning to supplements, we recommend starting with foods that are naturally high in B vitamins. Make sure to include sweet potatoes, brown rice, nutritional yeast, tofu, wild-caught salmon, avocado, black beans, pistachio nuts and sunflower seeds into your diet daily and notice positive shifts in your energy and hair growth.
You have to remember that natural approaches are not overnight wonders, and you have to give time to your body to accumulate and convert these nutrients. With that said, it will give you long-term results and improvement in your overall health, so it’s definitely worth it. Just start now.
Another important factor in hair loss is stress and cannot be looked over. When you are stressed, the adrenal glands produce cortisol, which signals our hair follicles to shift from the growth phase into an inactive, energy conservation state, resulting in hair falling out. It is extremely important to minimize stress and optimize your approach to daily adversities, which is why we created a FREE guide with our Top 5 Activities to Relieve Stress. Simply go on our website, put your information in and receive it straight into your inbox! Yes, it’s that easy!
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