1. Reduce Stress
By decreasing your daily stress, you can have a direct impact on the health of your hair as well as your entire body. Writing in a journal and yoga are great natural stress relievers. Daily exercise is also crucial to stress reduction as well as encouraging good circulation, which both help promote healthy hair growth.
2. Balance Hormones
From diet to exercise to adaptogen herbs, try balance your hormones naturally. By learning how to balance your hormones can help with correcting thyroid health issues or other hormonally linked underlying causes of thinning hair.
3. Eat foods that Help
You’ll definitely want to increase your intake of nutrient-dense whole foods if you’re hair is thinning. There is a very strong link between what you eat and the health of your hair. Some top picks are fish, beef, vegetables, citrus fruits, eggs and avocado.
4. Cut out food that hurt
To discourage thinning hair, you also want to avoid some foods, including: Potential food allergens, trans-fatty acids like vegetable oil, corn oil and soybean oil, sugar, alcohol and caffeine. These can all lead to hair loss when taken in excess.
5. Cooler Showers
Hot water dehydrates hair strands, leading to dry, brittle hair that’s more prone to snap and fall out. So avoid hot showers that can dehydrate hair, making it weaker and more prone to thinning. A lower temperature on hair (and skin) will help preserve moisture.
6. Essential Oils
Rosemary is one of the top essential oils when it comes to enhancing hair thickness and growth. Rosemary oil is believed to increase cellular metabolism that stimulate hair growth. Research published in 2015 even showed that rosemary oil appears to work as well as minoxidil, a conventional topical hair loss treatment.
7. Natural Supplements
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, the following supplements may help with underlying nutrient deficiencies, inflammation and stress that can cause or contribute to thinning hair: Omega 3 fish oil, multivatimains and L-lysine.
8. Shampoos and Conditioners
Find a natural shampoo and conditioner that includes biotin. Biotin is a B vitamin that helps make your hair, skin and nails stronger. According to studies, taking biotin internally can also help treat weak hair and nails.
9. Cut back on heat styling
Heat styling is harsh on every hair type, most of all on dry, thinning hair. Cut back on heat styling to at least once a month or less if you have experienced heat damage. Also, make sure the settings on all your heat tools are as low as possible if you cannot wean yourself away from heat tools and appliances.
10. Scalp Massage
One of the simplest ways to promote hair growth and reverse thinning hair is to just to massage your scalp daily. Massaging your scalp increases blood flow and promotes circulation to stimulate hair growth. Just use your hands to massage your scalp for about 5 minutes, two times a day: Once in the morning and once at night.
(Text by bauersyndication.com.au / Additional reporting by Natalya Molok)