If your hair hasn’t been it’s best, have you looked at your diet lately? Are you eating fast food, processed junk and sugar, drinking sodas, too much alcohol (I know, wine is so good though!)?
-Try to focus on WHOLE foods, like fruits and veggies, organic when possible
-HYDRATE! Aim for drinking half your body weight in ounces of clean, filtered water per day. (EX) If you weigh 120lbs., you need 60 ounces per day. ( No this does not include teas, coffee, or other liquids, just pure water!)
-Protein- this is essential to healthy hair, among other things. Eat plenty of high quality protein every day. I LOVE collagen powder. I put it in my morning matcha latte or coffee. 2 scoops=20g of protein!
Take supplements and vitamins! B vitamins, biotin, fish oil are all great for hair, just to name a few. Head over to People’s RX, they carry high quality supplements and are very knowledgeable about them and can help you make the right choices for your specific needs.
Manage stress as best as possible. Meditate, do yoga, journal, get outdoors. Anything that helps you unwind (in a healthy way). Stress can wreak havoc on your hair and every other part of your body!
Get 7-9 hrs of sleep. It’s called beauty sleep for a reason!
If you feel like you are doing all the right things but still having trouble, maybe it’s time to head to the doc for some lab work. Thyroid, anemia, & hormones have a direct effect on hair. Get a complete panel of each and some basic labs just to make sure. Also gut health is HUGE! Check in with your digestion. When something is “off” INSIDE the body, it will manifest OUTSIDE the body. Hair and scalp issues are big red flags sometimes.
Check any medications you are taking. Many of them have side effects that include your hair. Maybe it’s possible to swap for something more natural. (Talk to your doc first!) If not, be diligent with all the other things you CAN do.