Your hair is becoming brittle
There are varying causes for brittle hair — from chemical treatments to thyroid disease. If you have an imbalance in your hormones, this too could be affecting the strength of your hair.
If you have medications that contain high doses of cortisol, it could result in brittle hair. There are also certain medications that are used for treating eczema, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and hepatitis that can also be the culprit. Or it could just be that you are neglecting and mistreating your hair.
The answers to these issues are pretty obvious — if you are using certain medications, see if you can switch or use natural treatments instead, if you have a thyroid issues or a hormonal imbalance you need to consume the seaweeds mentioned previously.
Lastly, you should stop using chemical treatments and take better care of your hair with products that use botanical ingredients and oils.
If all else fails, it could be the chlorine in your tap water — so make sure to upgrade to a shower head with a filter.
Your hair is dropping in clusters
Okay, maybe not that dramatic, but if you are having a lot of hair loss or even balding, then you are severely deficient. You’re going to need to improve your nutrient in-take ten fold.
Here’s what you can include in your meals:
Protein: raw nuts, mushrooms, romaine lettuce, legumes, hemp, quinoa
Fatty Acids: hemp, flax, almonds, walnuts, kale, spinach
B Vitamins*: spirulina, moringa, Irish moss, bladderwrack
Vitamin A*: collard, kale, seaweeds, red peppers and other leafy greens
Iron: spirulina, moringa, kelp, nori, dulse and other seaweeds
Zinc: grains, seeds and legumes
Now, make sure to stay away from foods that can clog your blood or clog the capillaries that deliver blood to your hair follicles.
This includes dairy, soy, wheat, sugar, animal fat, vegetable oils and even vegan butters* and mayonnaise. I know this will be hard for a lot of you, but it’s a must if you want to save your hair and prevent the problem from returning!
Save your health save you hair
It’s a simple process that people make difficult because they have grown accustomed to unhealthy habits. You have to take better care of your body, make sure you’re eating high-nutrition foods daily and pay close attention to whatever it is your hair and body are telling you.
If you can keep yourself in good health, you will find keeping healthy hair to be a piece of cake. Are you noticing any of these conditions? What remedies are you using to combat them?