6 Beauty Tips for Healthier Hair
Beauty Tips for today - let’s talk hair!
Changes in hair are typical and normal as we age, even if I don’t like it, I’m sure many of you can relate too, right?
Hair is generally at its best in early 20s ( isn’t almost everything at its best in early 20s?!😂), by 30s hormonal changes from pregnancies and breastfeeding, prolonged use of hormonal contraception and stress can have an effect. Stress from balancing family, work and figuring the whole “life things” can also make an impact on hair cycle.
I used to freak out every time when seeing hairs on my brush, but it’s important to remember that loosing around 100 hairs a day is normal. Pregnancy stalls normal hair loss, but makes up for it after birth with extensive “hair-fall” that should subside by the tome baby is about 7-8 month old or earlier. I hated this time, but I will tell you a few things that I noticed made a difference for me:
Even if a little bit. It helps to de-stress, boost metabolism and helps with circulation - all important things. Seriously, even 15 minutes in the morning are better then nothing.
I’ll do another post as to why, but in-short, it’s one of the building blocks for healthy hair and one of the best tools in balancing hormones.
NOT washing daily:
Who has time for that anyway?! Washing too often strips hair of natural oils and contributes to hair loss. Good dry shampoo works miracles ( do you want me to do a list of favorites?!).
Be Sure to Include Zinc:
A diet rich in zinc, iron, omega-3s and B vitamins helps a lot.
My doctor always tells me to keep taking prenatal vitamins or create a good postnatal complex for at least one year after birth, but better throughout all the breastfeeding time ( if nursing past 12 months). I listened with some kids, didn’t really listen with others. I’ll tell you, the Dr was right. I saw a huge difference.
Placenta caps or essence: It sounds odd, but I noticed a difference with recovery and my hormones leveling out a lot faster after birth when using it. I personally like essence drops. They will keep forever too. Anyone tried those? What do you think?
Those are some of my top things that helped. Beauty experts and beautiful-hair lovers, what do you do to keep your hair healthy? What helps?
PS: Should I run a “beauty tips” column on a Monday, what do you say?