20 TIPS FOR HEALTHIER HAIR -2
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- Avoid excessive mental stress, which reduce scalp
circulation . Meditation and relaxation techniques are helpful.
- Because minerals are even more important to healthy hair than proteins,
include both in your diet. Nutritional deficiencies can cause hair loss, as
well as premature graying. In some cases, a copper deficiency may cause
premature graying. Try one 2-mg. capsule daily of copper from chelated
- Just as moderate exercise increases bone density
and can improve hearing, it also improves blood circulation in your scalp.
Periodic, scientific juice-fasting removes toxic chemicals built up in your
body, especially from chemically-grown foods, the air, the water and drugs
used, thus producing healthier hair and preventing premature graying (and
aging); average adult carries 5-10lbs., accumulated over a lifetime!
An ounce (each) of sage and rosemary, left for 24 hours in a pint of good
water, provides a tonic for treating dandruff.
Apple-cider vinegar, applied as a rinse, is another folk remedy for
dandruff: heat only slightly, pour on, and let it 'set' for an hour on a
towel-draped head, before shampooing.
- Vitamin E, rubbed on the
scalp, is also an effective remedy against dandruff.
immediately after swimming in chlorine- or otherwise-polluted water. Avoid
prolonged exposure to harsh, direct sunlight. Ultraviolet rays do the most
damage, so avoid the hours they're most intense--10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (11 a.m.
to 3 p.m. during Daylight Savings). Even in the shade, ultraviolet intensity
can be 50% of that in bright sunlight, while sandy beaches can actually
intensify UV exposure by 25% (100% in snow). Same on hazy or cloudy days,
when 70-to-80% of UV rays reach the ground.
- A correlation has been
drawn between excess stress and hair loss,do not stress.
- With 50% of
U.S. women now coloring their hair, manufacturers have perfected
far-less-damaging products, although do avoid the hottest settings of
hair-curlers, curling irons and hair-dryers, both to prevent hair damage, as
well as avoid skin burning.
- Focus on exercise and, balanced nutrition, including whole
grains, nuts and seeds; fresh, raw fruits and vegetables (especially
silicon-rich kelp, onions, nettle, comfrey and alfalfa); raw (unfertile,
whenever possible) egg yolks once or twice a week, and if you still use
milk, goat's rather than cow's, usually in the soured form--kefir, yogurt,
- "Always avoid the two conditions leading to illness--unwholesome diet
and behavior--by means of mindfulness. Avoid harmful actions of the body,
speech and mind, and devote yourself to what is right.
as shampoos and soaps strip the body's own natural oils off the skin--leading to
unnecessary dryness, especially during cold weather--I use shampoo only on the
hairy body parts. Make sure whatever shampoo you're using is organic.
Personally, and no alcohol, detergents, artificial color or synthetic
Coconut oil applications to scalp three times a week