Hair loss doesn’t just affect men, us women suffer from hair loss regardless of age….could special supplements be the cure or just a gimmick? Learn about hair growth…
I didn’t know that at such a young age I would be self conscious due to my hair loss. Right where my crown is and where my bangs part, i’ve got very thin hair, so thin that it looks like I have a bald spot. Needless to say i’ve done a lot of research and i’ve come up with a list of most recommended hair loss prevention methods to help anyone else with this issue.
Biotin – Biotin is part of the 8 in the B vitamin family, it is essential for healthy hair, skin, nails, liver and mouth. Most people get enough Biotin simply from consuming every day foods such as fish, egg yolks, legumes, whole grains etc… Biotin levels lower when food is cooked so it is best to steam food for maximum Biotin intake. The body can naturally produce Biotin in the Intestines. When Biotin intake isn’t sufficient, or to increase Biotin intake for maximum effectiveness, it is common to take supplements.
- 100% Certified organic biotin – Free of pesticides, fertilizers and preservatives. Find this item at your local health foods store or online on amazon.com
- Hair Skin & Nails – This is an all in one product, it includes Biotin but also includes a unique blend of 26 ingredients including coenzymes, vitamins, & minerals to be one of the most complete hair, skin, & nails support supplements available. This supplement is exclusively available on amazon.com for $23.97.
OILS TOPICAL + EDIBLE
Healthy oils and fats are undoubtably one of the most important factors when it comes to hair growth. Inadequate amounts of essential fatty acids will lead to dry skin, cracked nails and hair loss. Think of it this way, we need fat to function, first and foremost, fat is used for our internal most important functions. Our cells need fats to rebuild organelles, to lubricate, cushion organs, etc… Then fats and lipids are found on the skin surface, nail beds, and all the external beauty qualities. When there is not a sufficient amount of fat and lipids intake, the least important areas suffer (hair skin and nails) that means, skin becomes dry, nail get brittle and hair starts falling out. This is why one of the first things people should do when they have any skin condition is to increase the intake of essential oils.
Edible Oils –
- Udo’s Oil – I can only speak wonders about this oil… Udo’s Oil is the perfect blend of Omega 3, 6 and 9. From their website www.udoshealthproducts.com, “Udo’s 3-6-9 Oil Blend® is a special blend of carefully chosen, natural, unrefined, EFA-rich oils with a pleasant, nutty, buttery taste. It contains oils from fresh, certified organic flax, sesame, sunflower and evening primrose seeds as well as oils from rice and oat germ, formulated as a unique blend of beneficial ingredients for major health benefits. This oil blend has added non-GMO soy lecithin, which improves oil digestion and provides the building materials for healthy cell membranes. Udo’s 3-6-9 Oil Blend® also contains medium chain triglycerides from Coconut Oil, which are easy to digest and assimilate.” Be sure to get the Udo’s Oil with added DHA. DHA is one of the most important long-chain fatty acids in the omega-3 family: 97% of the fatty acids found in the brain and 93% of the fatty acids found in the retina are in the form of DHA.Personally, I try to take 2 tablespoons a day and I know that when I am consuming this oil, my skin is less flaky, and my hair looks more lustrous. The aesthetic effects of this oil are only a part of all the amazing benefits this can do for you. I personally believe that taking this can heal many skin conditions.
Other edible oils include Coconut oil,Fish oil and MCT Oil.
Topical Oils –
Blood blow stimulates hair growth so it is very important that your head is getting a steady blood flow supply. If you don’t want to do a headstand for 20 minutes (actually a really easy way to get quick blood flow to your head) then you’ll want to massage your scalp daily. Just like women massage their legs with brushes to avoid cellulite, massaging the scalp will stimulate blood flow. Massaging with healthy oils will help with blood flow plus all the added benefits of the fats.
Jojoba oil is amazing for skin and hair! Read my other blog post about how to make a face toner/setting spray easily with Jojoba oil here. Avocado oil is well known as being the fruit of the Gods, not only is this fruit a wonderful fat to eat, but cold-pressed Avocado Oil works great as a topical treatment for your hair. I recommend taking 1/2 Tablespoon of each oil and combining them, use this mixture to rub into your scalp. Be sure to use your fingertips for a deep massage. Try to massage for at least 10 minutes. Use the remaining oil on the strands of your hair and let sit for another 10 minutes and then wash out.
FAKE IT UNTIL YOU MAKE IT
If you have bald spots, why not conceal them while your hair repairs with the remedies above. Conceal with eyeshadow! I have black hair so I purchased a black eyeshadow and I took a makeup brush and I place the black eyeshadow on my scalp where hair should be. This conceals the white scalp and makes my hair appear instantly thicker and fuller. I learned this method from a great youtube video:
So I hope these tips were helpful to you, this is simply my best solutions that i’ve benefited from. Best of luck 🙂