By Olivia |
IT’S dis-tressing to look in the mirror and see your hairline starting to make a fast retreat. But there are natural hair restoration treatments you can try to coax them back.
Ideally, the best time to treat hair loss is before it happens! Second best is as soon as you notice that you are suddenly shedding more than the pet cat.
Natural Hair Restoration – Healing From Within
The natural approach to treating hair loss begins from within. There are numerous reasons why hair starts to fall out, and pinpointing the cause or causes is important for achieving the best results. Nevertheless, lack of nutrients is a common underlying cause of hair loss and natural treatments can offer help to anyone who is worried about their hair and its general health.
Healthy Hair Starts with a Healthy Diet
You have heard it a million times – you are what you eat. And that goes for your hair, too. If you eat a wide variety of whole foods, that is, limiting processed and junk food, and enjoying vegetables, fruits, healthful proteins such as lentils, beans, tofu and nuts, your body will reflect it. Good nutrition will heal you from the inside out, and with reference to your hair, it can help strengthen your strands, nourishing your follicles to produce luscious, healthy locks.
Natural Hair Restoration Food ‘Prescription’
Get your Omega-3 – Flaxseed, whole grains, leafy greens and nuts are great sources of this fatty acid, as plant sources are more stable (stay fresher) than fish
Pump Iron – An iron deficiency, even a slight one, can weaken your hair. Eat pumpkin seeds, tofu, blackstrap molasses, soybeans and kidney beans
Vitamin B12 – The best food source is nutritional yeast – not brewer’s yeast! – a yummy yellow flake or powder that has a cheesy taste perfect for sprinkling on pasta dishes like you would parmesan. But you can also just add it to soups, sauces, salad dressings and more.
Natural Hair Restoration Herbal ‘Prescription’
Saw Palmetto – Commonly taken by men to stave off prostate problems, saw palmetto blocks DHT, a hormone responsible for hair loss.
Green Tea – Believed to block hormones that cause hair loss
Gotu Kola – Improves circulation and promotes collagen, helping follicles produce healthier strands of hair.
Rosemary – Make a tea of this aromatic herb and use as a hair rinse every day