The men are coming on board as well and taking their hair styling and products quite seriously nowadays.
Our hair takes quite a beating when you think about it - blow drying, straighteners, curling irons, hair colours, hair products of all description and of course the elements such as sun and wind.Then to top it all off, we often lead stressful lives and don't eat as well as we should. This all negatively affects the health of our hair.
Your hair can tell the story of your health . I had some tests done on a hair sample to find out what my allergies were. Quite remarkable when you think about it.
I have always been proud of my thick shiny hair and was horrified a couple of years ago, when I started losing it in large amounts. It fell out everywhere and became quite sparse. You could almost see my scalp through the hair. After a blood test, I found out I was severely deficient in Vitamin D as a side effect of my Chrons Disease.
Thank goodness it is almost back to its former healthy state thanks to taking a holistic approach to addressing the condition. I now have a ‘halo’ of new hair growth. I have waist length hair and the ‘halo’ gives my hair a ‘shocked’ appearance that I have to slick down and 'tame' with some coconut oil LOL.
I used a combination of diet, vitamins and minerals and some natural hair remedies to restore the health of my scalp and hair. My scalp had become dry and very sensitive. I actually went off to a Naturopath and had some allergy tests done and found out that I was allergic to the shampoo and conditioner I was using at the time. Little wonder when I read the ingredient list with the sneaky chemicals in the so called ‘natural’ hair care products. Grrrrrr!
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I have done quite a bit of research about hair and it has been quite an interesting journey. It became apparent to me that having healthy hair and scalp entailed addressing both internal and external factors. For example, changing your shampoo to something that suits your hair will make a difference whereas feeding your hair and skin from the inside as well as addressing what products you use will significantly improve the outcome.
- Tablespoon of flaxseed oil
- Tablespoon of Brewer's Yeast
- Teaspoon of wheatgerm oil
- 1 Cup of filtered water
- Handful (about a dozen) dark red seedless grapes
- Teaspoon of cinnamon powder
- 2 cups of mint tea (use either fresh mint leaves or mint tea bags) cooled
- 1 tablespoon warmed coconut oil (so that it is fluid)
- 15 drops of Tea Tree essential oil
- 2 teaspoons wheatgerm oil
- 15 drops Thyme essential oil
- 1/2 cup aloe vera juice
- 2 Tablespoons glycerin
- 1 Tablespoon of apple cider vinegar