Updated: Jul 15, 2021
1 Improving Your Haircare Routine
Evaluate the hair products and the tools you use on a regular basis. Products include: shampoo, conditioner, hair masks, serums, dry shampoo, hairspray and other styling products. Solution: find products that target your problem areas by doing your research, reading ingredient labels or ask a professional for advice. Try using your Hair tools differently by setting your styling tools at a low to medium heat and air dry your hair when possible. Hair tools are anything you use to maintain your mane; brushes, combs, hot tools, towels, hair ties and even your pillowcase.
2 Scalp Care
Your scalp is skin too. Exfoliating and an occasional clarifying shampoo is important to
remove build up of dead skin cells, oil and leftover products. Try doing this once or twice a
month. Make sure the products that you use provide a healthy environment for you hair follicles. If your pores are clogged it can result in hair loss. You can also incorporate scalp massages to stimulate blood circulation with nourishing oils that nourish your scalp.
Split ends are inevitable, everyone as them because once your hair grows out of your skin its dead. The only place its truly alive is at the base of your hair follicle where it anchors into the skin. The living cells then divide and grow to build the hair shaft. Split ends are a result of heat exposure from manipulation and natural elements like the sun. Shield your locks from UV rays and keep in mind that sealing them up with serums is a quick fix, but it doesn’t solve the real problem. Lastly, take preventative measures by booking an appointment with your hairstylist before they occur or at the first sign of breakage.
4 Your Diet
You need to make sure you eat a diet rich in proteins, vitamin B12, iron and complex carbs.
This is because your hair is a nonessential tissue meaning its not prioritized by the body. Eat healthy proteins such as soy, nutritional yeast, seitan, whole grains, green veggies, sprouted bread, potatoes, legumes, seeds and nuts (Non-vegan options: lean meats, eggs, fish or low-fat cottage cheese).
Sometimes our bodies need additional nutrients aside from eating a healthy diet. Certain agricultural practices can cause nutrient deficiencies in crops that impact the vegetables you consume. This is because they don’t contain enough of the vital vitamins you need. Try taking supplements that contain a
mix of vitamins and minerals such as L-Lysine (essential amino acid), Iron (to boost ferritin levels) and Biotin (Vitamin B’s). A lack of these vitamins can lead to hair loss and shedding. To make things simple start taking a daily multivitamin or buy more organic foods and see if that makes a difference. Lastly, stress also impacts hair growth so stay positive and keep in mind that it’ll take a few months to see any signs of improvement.