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Health and Hair Growth: Do They Relate?

Health and Hair Growth: Do They Relate?

Health and Hair Growth: Do They Relate?

Your hair is your crown and everyone wants to improve their hair if they are not satisfied with the overall appearance of their hair.

 

Hair growth depends on a person’s genetics, aging, gender, and hormones and it’s a fact that these factors cannot be controlled by a person. In this blog, we’re going to discuss some proven facts on how physical health impacts your hair growth.

Restrictive Diet:

A highly restrictive diet can decrease nutrient uptake that needs hair growth. Your body comes into stress easily when you’re on a crash diet and that halts hair growth and health. An adequate amount of protein is essential for optimal hair growth. Remember, a healthy and balanced diet is the key to healthy hair so don’t skip your meals and enjoy whatever is healthy and delicious.

Caffeine Intake:

Caffeine gives you an instant energy boost without a doubt but lately, it has also revealed that caffeine has certain growth-promoting effects on your hair. Caffeine is now considered an important factor for hair growth at molecular, cellular, and organ level in both genders. It was such a relief for us as well because we just can't avoid coffee and you guys are in the same boat. Yes, we know that!

Nutritional Supplements:

We know that some vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids are very important not only for our hair but for our overall health and well-being. Vitamin B, C, and D are very important for our body and hair. Omega-3, omega-6, and zinc supplements fight against hair loss. Biotin supplements are equally important for healthy hair and nails. Get these in and see the difference for yourself!  

Stress:

Stress is one of the most important factors that can affect your overall hair growth. When you are stressed, your body does not consider your hair as one of the parts it must fight to maintain, thus causing hair loss, thinning, or excessive shedding. That’s why stress management is considered an important part of hair-loss treatment plans. But what else you can do to relieve your stress at home? Daily exercise and incorporating meditation into your routine can do wonders in lowering down your stress levels.

Sleep:

Good sleep makes a healthy mind and body. An insufficient amount of sleep leaves a negative impact on your hair in the form of hair thinning and hair loss. So an ideal sleep of eight hours is very important to keep things going well. It’s also important to protect your hair while you sleep! Check out our Shouts Bonnet for a double-layered protection of satin to keep your ends safe and your hairstyle preserved.

Hormonal Imbalance:

Hormonal imbalance can cause certain hair problems but the good news is that these problems are not permanent and with time, they eventually disappear. Low levels of thyroid hormones (hypothyroidism) and high levels of thyroid (hyperthyroidism) can both limit the production of hair cells. As a result, you may encounter hair thinning, hair loss, or reduced hair growth.

Similarly, when estrogen levels drop down after reaching menopause, your hair follicles become affected by this drop and halts hair growth. In males, testosterone is responsible for hair thinning and hair loss.

But don’t be scared, these all changes are temporary and can be treated very well by medication and several hair-loss treatment procedures. Be sure to check out our Tamanu Growth Serum to incorporate key essential oils in your regimen to grow your hair back!

Pregnancy and Post-Partum Hair:

Here comes the interesting fact, when you’re pregnant your estrogen levels are high which results in fuller and thicker hair during your pregnancy and that’s a treat without following any particular hair care regimen, to be honest.

But after giving birth, your estrogen levels drop down to normal which can have more hair strands fall out. This is referred to as “post-partum shedding”, and the timeframe varies from one woman to another. You simply need to be mindful of your multivitamins and supplements intake in order to grow your hair back.

As we already discussed that your genes play an important role in hair growth but some other factors also should be taken into consideration. So the bottom line is these three points that we’re going to enlist below:

  • Physical activity, exercise, a balanced diet enriched with essential nutrients, and maximum water intake not only keep your body healthy but also takes care of your hair. After all your hair is a reflection of your body's health. Exercise improves blood circulation hence preventing hair loss but with a properly balanced diet. Excessive physical activity without nutrition leads to premature hair loss.
  • Good sleep and a good scalp massage before sleep is the ideal regimen for maintaining the health of your hair. Scalp massage not only relieves stress but also encourages a healthy sleep cycle which ultimately promotes hair growth.
  • A good hair care routine is essential for maintaining the overall health of your hair. An ideal hair care routine includes less shampooing, oiling once a week with the oil suitable for your hair, applying a hair mask once or twice a month, trimming regularly, opting for heat-free hairstyles, less hair dying, etc.

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