When you look into the mirror, do you proudly where your hair as a crown of glory or when you look at it does it seem more like you’re the scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz?
According to Wikipedia.org, “Hair is one of the defining characteristics of mammals…Attitudes towards hair, such as hairstyles and hair removal, vary widely across different cultures and historical periods, but it is often used to indicate a person’s personal beliefs or social position, such as their age, gender, or religion.”
Are you happy with the health of your hair or would you like to express yourself more confidentially as you make your way through society?
In an article by Jodi Sawyer from the Dr. Oz website, she communicates that on average a person can lose 50-100 strands daily. This isn’t unusual because someone healthy and young can easily keep up with this loss through regrowth.
She states, “Hair loss can be attributed to a variety of different issues including heredity, illness and medications. When you are losing larger than average amounts of hair, and you don't know the reason, then it's a good idea to get a check-up that includes blood work… Natural changes that occur over time including our blood flow, the loss of cellular reproduction, hormone changes and diet can all impact the health of our hair.”
Aside from seeing a doctor for a look at potential deficiencies, and reducing the overall stress in your life, you should treat your hair as if it is your crown of glory. This means condition it often, minimize heated styling processes and wait as long as possible between color treatments.
Jarrod Harms, of Detour Salon in San Diego shares, “With aging hair it is very important to use products that are moisturizing and softening with fewer chemicals. Replace them with products that contain more soothing agents such as silicone, antioxidants and protein to keep our hair healthy as we age.” He goes on to recommend “sulfate-free” shampoos.
Some homemade treatments shared on the Dr. Oz website include:
“1 dime-sized drop of argan oil- Wet hair. Put the drop of oil into your hand and apply to your hair, starting on the underside of your scalp. Comb through hair to distribute. Style hair as you normally would, with or without a hair dryer.
Brown sugar is a natural exfoliant with no chemical preservatives. Avocado oil is high in antioxidants, vitamins A, D and E, and amino acids. The antioxidants help fight against damage, and the amino acids help strengthen and fortify hair. [Use] 1 part avocado oil,
2 parts brown sugar- Wet hair and apply combined ingredients to scalp (not ends) of hair for a few minutes. Rinse thoroughly. Shampoo and condition as you would normally. This treatment can be done once a week.”
What can it hurt? Give it a try!