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Healthy Hair and You – 5 Ways to Naturally Maintain It

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A number of factors, including hereditary genetics, age, hormones, toxicity, certain medications, and nutritional deficiencies, can cause hair thinning and eventually loss. Here are 5 ways to naturally maintain healthy hair.

#1 Change Your Diet to increase your chances of healthy hair

That’s right, simply changing your diet and eating nutrient rich foods can help make your hair thicker and healthier. These foods are known to help against hair loss:

Spinach
● Greek Yogurt
Salmon
● Cinnamon
● Oatmeal
● Guava
● Eggs
● Lentils
Oysters
● Liver
● Lean Poultry
● Barley
● Nuts & Seeds
● Bok Choy
● Sweet Potatoes
● Halibut
Shiitake Mushrooms

#2 Eliminate Stress

Eliminating stress may not be as easy as it sounds, but your stress could be the underlying root of your hair health problems. Try to pinpoint where the stress might be coming from. Even if you can’t find out what is causing your stress, you can still manage it. You can help manage stress by incorporating some of these techniques into your daily life:

Meditation
● Breathing deeply
● Exercising
● Expressing yourself more freely
● Yoga
● Seeing a therapist or mental health professional

#3 Decrease the Heat

For years women have used plug-in heat sources to shape their hair to their liking, but heat exposure is not healthy for your hair. It can weaken and damage hair follicles, which can lead to shedding. Be mindful of potentially damaging heat sources like blow dryers, curlers and flat irons. If you have to use a hair dryer keep it on the cool setting.

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Warm coconut oil or coconut milk is one of many remedies you can use to treat your hair.

#4 Hair Remedies

There are many remedies you can use to naturally help maintain and improve your hair. Here are just a few of them:

● Massage warm coconut oil or coconut milk into your scalp
● Onion juice is high in sulfur content, which can help hair growth by increasing collagen product. Let it sit for 15 minutes. Then rinse with mild shampoo and air dry. Use twice a week.
● Garlic is also high in sulfur. Crush a couple of cloves, add coconut oil, and boil for a few minutes. Let it cool to a comfortable temperature and massage it on your scalp. Leave on for up to 30 minutes, and then wash your hair. Do this two times a week.

#5 Switch To Mild Shampoo

Your shampoo, ironically enough, may also be to blame. Some shampoos are too harsh for your scalp. Simply switching to a milder shampoo can help hair health. There are certain shampoos that can inhibit the healthy promotion of hair growth. Use a shampoo that doesn’t contain sulfates. You want to be on the lookout for SLS and SLES free formulas – the ones you’ll want to use for your hair.

SLS or Sodium Laureth Sulfate and SLES or Sodium Lauryl Sulfate are lathering agents that are added to soap products to help us think that we are really cleaning our hair. What you’re actually doing is stripping your hair and causing frizziness and dryness to occur. SLS and SLES can cause severe irritation to the skin and scalp when used regularly. Stock up on sulfite-free hair products and save your hair from looking dull and lifeless.

By making a few changes and following these tips, you maintain healthy hair naturally and stop it from falling out.