We all experience good and bad hair phases… specially women lol. I’ve always been careful with my hair; however, last year I lost a good amount of hair due to stress and unbalanced hormones, so I ended up getting hair extensions which damaged my hair a little bit more… So I decided to just let my hair grow and get healthy by using some techniques that seem to be working wonders!
- First and most important… Avoid using hot tools as much as possible! These cause a lot of damage even if we love using them. I let my hair air-dry and use a heat protector when using hot tools (no more than 2x week).
- Don’t dye your hair often- Hair dye is full of chemicals and it’s not healthy to over do it. I’ve been only getting highlights every 6 months and my hair is looking healthier; I used to dye my hair every 2 months and my hair looked dull and dry.
- Use argain or coconut oil- Every night I put a few drops of argain oil from roots to tips while massaging gently my scalp (this increases blood flow in our scalp promoting hair growth.)
- Use peppermint essential oil- Peppermint is scientifically proven to help our hair grow by increasing blood flow in our scalp as well. Add some drops of pure peppermint essential oil to your shampoo bottle (make sure you are using a good quality shampoo, I love ”Kerastase” for shampoos).
- Take a biotin supplement, multivitamin and eat a nutritious diet- Biotin deficiency can lead to hair thinning as well as B12 and other deficiencies; by adding these two supplements we can prevent deficiencies that can cause hair loss. A nutritious diet will also prevent deficiencies and will make your hair, nails and skin look glowing. Protein, fats and carbs are all important for hair growth, so make sure you are consuming the right amounts. *Ask your DR/Nutritionist before consuming supplements.*
- Avoid stress and make sure your hormones are in balance- Stress is one of the main causes of hair loss. Meditation, yoga, breathing and healthy coping mechanisms are all great tools to prevent stress. On the other side, hormonal health plays a big role in hair growth as well (thyroid health, progesterone, estrogen, etc.). Get your hormones tested if needed and make sure you have optimal ranges; having a healthy and balanced lifestyle will keep your hormones healthy.
Take care of yourself ladies! It is a form of self-love and respect (of course no extremes here lol! Perfection is not what we look for).
xx, Ximena Ni