Wishing you Healthy Hair in The New Year
Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on January 7, 2017 by Paulina Nelega, RH
Posted in Hair Care Tips
Did you know that almost 50% of us make New Year’s Resolutions? And that about 75% of those resolutions are based on self-improvement? That’s not so surprising, really; after all, many of us have high hopes of changing our lives for the better – from eating well and getting in shape to saving money. The New Year is a great time to start anew!
This upcoming year, thousands of women are hoping to achieve healthy hair. Some may hope to combat hair loss, while others may look to grow longer, shinier, thicker, more lustrous hair. Follow these hair healthy tips to help with your New Year hair resolutions!
- Keep your body hydrated.
- Don’t overwash, over style, or overprocess your hair.
- Use good quality hair products and avoid harsh detergents in commercial shampoos, and chemicals in your other hair products.
- Use a water filter/softener in your shower to remove chlorine and hard minerals that can build up on your hair making it dull and lifeless.
- Brush your hair before you shower.
- Use a wide-toothed comb to comb out your hair after washing it.
- Give your scalp and hair a weekly hot oil treatment – try coconut oil, argan oil, or even Hair Essentials Nourishing Hair Oil!
- Eat well! Keep your scalp healthy with foods that help stimulate thick, shiny hair. High-quality protein such as from legumes and beans, salmon or other cold-water fish, eggs, yogurt, quinoa, hemp seed (also hemp oil for a perfect balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids!) Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) – from salmon and other cold-water fish, or a daily omega-3 supplement. A wide variety of colored fruits and vegetables, for a mix of healthy antioxidants and other nutrients. Avoid processed foods that can cause inflammation in your body – including your hair follicles.
Here’s to a year of extraordinary, healthy hair!
Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan