Everyone wants beautiful, strong, thick, healthy hair. But nowadays, more and more people seem to be suffering from hair problems such as hair loss. Since hair is an important part of our appearance and has an impact on the way we look, what are the solutions to this problem?
The majority of hair-related problems, and among them hair loss, is related, firstly, to an insufficient blood flow in the area that corresponds to the cerebral part, the skull. This insufficient inflow is partly due to a weakness of the endocrine system due to an exhausted nervous system. And on the other hand, a general demineralization as well as a state of congestion and accumulation of toxins in the body as a whole.
1. What food to have?
“Optimal nutrition is the medicine of the future”
– Linus Pauling, Nobel Peace Prize winner and Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry
When hair falls out, it means that the cells of the scalp are no longer doing their job properly. However, the quality of the food that is given to all the cells in our body directly determines how they function.
A diet rich in minerals such as zinc and iron and vitamins B6, C and D is essential for good hair growth and health.
Which foods to choose?
It is important first of all to provide the body with sufficient nutrients of good quality. Thus, the ideal diet for healthy hair is one that includes as much fruit and vegetables as possible and as little processing as possible, because it is the most nutrient-dense foods that contain the most nutrients and are of the best quality. Favouring organically grown food is important, among other things because conventional food contains many endocrine disruptors that affect our hormonal balance and thus hair growth.
Fruit and vegetable juices are ideal for their concentration of nutrients and especially minerals.
To sum up, fruits, nuts, seeds and vegetables are ideal foods for hair growth because :
– They are alkalizing
– They’re rich in minerals
– They are rich in essential nutrients that allow the body and scalp to regenerate and function properly.
What foods to avoid?
The foods below are to be avoided because they are known to be among the most harmful to your health and consequently to your hair:
– Trans fatty acids
– Processed foods
All of these foods cause acidification and the accumulation of toxins in the body. On top of that, they increase inflammation and cause hormonal imbalances. All this leads to brittleness and hair loss.
2. Essential oil masks for the scalp
Essential oils are a good solution if you are looking for natural remedies to stimulate hair growth. Here is a selection of essential oils that should be diluted in a carrier oil such as castor oil, coconut oil or olive oil, excellent oils for hair in perfect health.
Rosemary essential oil stimulates hair growth thanks to its action of increasing cellular metabolism. It also increases hair thickness.
The essential oil of Himalayan spikenard has many virtues, among which that of promoting hair growth.
Essential oils of lavender, thyme, sage or peppermint stimulate blood circulation in the scalp, improving the supply of nutrients and the proper functioning of the cells, thus preventing hair loss.
To enjoy the benefits of these essential oils, mix a few drops with the equivalent of a tablespoon of coconut, olive or jojoba oil and massage your scalp.
3. Food supplements
– Bone broth protein powder
Prepared from bone broth, this protein and mineral-rich powder is as good for your hair growth as it is for your overall health.
– Fish oil
Fish oil effectively helps to reduce inflammation and promotes hair growth and density. It is also recommended to apply fish oil directly to the scalp.
– Medicinal plants
Ashwagandha (or Indian Giseng) is a powerful medicinal plant whose main property is to increase vitality and energy levels. It is also anti-inflammatory and controls hair loss by reducing the level of cortisol in the body. As for Rhodiola, it has invigorating and strengthening virtues and combats hair loss when it is caused by stress.
– B-group vitamins
B-group vitamins are also beneficial, especially vitamins B6 or B5 and B8 because they work together to promote regrowth.
Zinc contributes to the proper development of hair because it is involved in the synthesis of keratin.