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, autoimmunity, and nutritional deficiencies, causes hair loss. Here are 5 ways to naturally maintain healthy hair and stop it from falling out.

#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 to stop hair loss:

● Greek Yogurt
● Cinnamon
● Oatmeal
● Guava
● Eggs
● Lentils
● 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 loss problem. Try to pinpoint where the stress might be coming from. Even if you can’t find out what is causing your stress, you must manage it. You can manage stress by incorporating these techniques into your daily life:

● Breathing deeply
● Exercising
● Expressing yourself more freely
● Yoga
● See a therapist

#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 causes hair follicles to weaken and become damaged, making them to fall out. So stay away from the 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 that you can start treating your hair with.

#4 Hair Remedies

There are many remedies you can use to treat your hair and naturally prevent hair from falling out. 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 helps 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 a bit and the 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 growth. There are certain shampoos that can cause inflammation and 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, those are 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, but what you are 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.