Hair is something that we either want to be thick, lush, and shiny, or absent altogether. Body hair, facial hair, and hair on the head all share one thing in common, though. The quality of the hair could be a sign of the quality of your health. This is why we should be working hard to promote healthy hair growth, even if we’re just going to shave it all off again anyway.
What you put into your body could have a significant effect on the quality of your hair. As the follicles are beneath the skin, you may want to consider a good skin care routine too. Ingrown hairs can cause nasty lumps, sores and infections. But scalp psoriasis can be even more painful and uncomfortable. There are a few scalp psoriasis treatment options available. Of course, taking care of the skin and scalp can reduce the risk of flare-ups.
Eat a healthy diet for healthy skin. That doesn’t mean cutting back, though. You should include foods from all the different food groups. Avocados and almonds may be considered high in fat to some people. But it is thought there are vitamins and minerals within these foods that can help to nourish and protect your skin and hair. A varied diet can give you all the nutrition your hair and skin needs.
Drinking plenty of water will also help keep your skin hydrated. You should drink even more on hot days or when you are particularly active. Sometimes soaking the skin in warm water can also help prevent ingrown hairs, dry patches, and other problems. You can soak the hair too, although some people may complain this can have a drying effect. Using a hair mask can be a more beneficial way of hydrating the hair on your head.
Hormone imbalances and anaemia can also cause problem skin and thinning of the hair. If you have noticed your hair looking thin and lacklustre, you might want to check things over with your doctor. Hypothyroidism can cause hair loss and dry skin as well as puffiness and lethargy. Hormone changes during the course of the month can over excite the glands in the skin causing greasiness, spots and lank hair. This is a normal part of a healthy body functioning properly. But it can be the cause of bad hair days too!
Cutting or trimming your hair will help create a thicker, fuller look. The weight of the ends coming off helps lift the follicles a little. And the clean slice to the ends creates a tidier, thicker look. Some say it promotes growth as well, but there are many other factors involved in this. As the body tends to regenerate and heal best when you’re asleep, a good night under the duvet may be most beneficial.
There are plenty of brands out there claiming to speed up or enhance hair growth. You may already have tried some in an attempt to benefit from thick, lush locks. But there are so many more things you can be doing as well to promote healthy hair growth.