All Natural Anti-Aging Remedies for Healthy Hair
Are you experiencing hair loss or breakage? You may need a change in your diet, a day in the sun and an all-natural hair care treatment to reverse the damage. Grow fuller, healthy hair with these anti-aging remedies.
When you aren’t getting the right nutrients, you can expect your hair health to dwindle with split ends or even hair loss. Listed below are some essential healthy hair nutrients:
Maybe you aren’t getting enough protein? If your hair health is suffering and your ends are breaking, your body may be missing essential nutrients for hair growth. Protein promotes cell growth and repair, which boosts hair strength for a fuller look. Women need at least 46 grams of protein a day, but the number changes the more you exercise. Hair is 97% protein, so without it, you won’t be growing much hair!
Iron is an essential nutrient for hair growth. For healthier hair, it is recommended to eat sources such as leafy greens- spinach, squash and pumpkin seeds; red meat twice a week. They contain high levels of iron to grow healthy hair.
With iron, it’s important to add soybeans or lentils along with vitamin C rich sources like pineapples or oranges to aid iron absorption and collagen production.
Add some zinc to your diet to boost your anti-aging hair health efforts. Some food choices for zinc intake is, pumpkin seeds, cashews, beans and mushrooms.
Omega 3 fatty acids promote hair hydration for smoother, silkier hair. Try adding salmon to your diet twice a week for healthy hair. Flaxseed oil and walnuts are also great source of omega 3’s.
Biotin is an essential B Vitamin for skin, nail and hair health. You can find Biotin in natural food sources such as eggs, which is a great source of protein, choline, and Vitamin D. Another option is a Biotin supplement of about 30mcg a day.
Get Some Sunshine
You need Vitamin D for healthy hair. So step outside for at least 15 minutes a day. If you live in a gloomy area, try taking Vitamin D supplements during the winter-time to combat low levels of vitamin D for hair health. You can take a dose of Vitamin D (about 1,000 IU) daily to make up for lost sunlight.
Natural Hair Mask
Try an avocado hair mask to rejuvenate stressed tresses. All you need is an avocado and a couple other things from around the kitchen:
- A small ripe avocado
- A tablespoon of olive oil or almond oil
- 1/2 cup of milk
- Blend the avocado into a puree and add milk and oil.
- Apply the mask to hair and cover with a cap.
- Rinse after 15 minutes.
De-stress Your Life
It’s a known fact in the medical world that hair loss can be caused by physical as well as emotional stress. Women must also watch times of hormonal change for signs of hair loss–such as pregnancy, birth or even change in birth control. All these things can affect your hair growth, but the change is only temporary. It’s also very important to keep emotional stressors under control, since these also cause hair loss.
To live a happier life is a great anti-aging technique for healthier hair as well as the rest of your body. This is just another reason to meditate daily, and bring health back to your mind, body, and hair!