As the old adage says, “You are what you eat.” Reality is, “You are what you eat, or don’t eat.” For years I struggled with extreme hair loss and I didn’t know what to do. If you have ever been in my shoes, I’m not saying a few pieces of hair in my hair brush; I’m referring to the handfuls of hair in the bottom of the drain in the shower, hair all over the bathroom, and, of course, loads of hair in my brush.
Panic began to set in when I could feel my hair thinning and I was only 35 years old! I was living an extremely stressful life. I didn’t eat properly, couldn’t sleep soundly, and bought the hair products that were “on sale” because they were a “great” deal, or I used the shampoo in the hotels I was staying in.
I began researching the causes of hair loss and discovered that I was a prime target for extreme hair loss. As I studied the best hair loss solutions, I learned it wasn’t so much what I was taking into my body that was affecting the health of my hair, it was more what I wasn’t taking into my body. Eating on the fly, grabbing anything to keep the hunger pains from disrupting productivity, no matter how vitamin deficient it was.
I was so wound up all of the time that forcing myself to relax was next to impossible. Sleep was napping at best! Our bodies, including our hair, need time to repair and rejuvenate itself. If you are unable to relax and sleep, chances are, you are damaging more than your hair. Thus, your body begins to break down, often times resulting in excessive hair loss.
The “bargain” hair products were also contributing to my hair loss. It’s not just what you take in, or don’t take into your body, it is also what you are putting on your hair. Many products on the market are filled with chemicals that break down the hair, damage the scalp, and clog hair follicles. Sounds nice, huh? Especially since so many of them claim to promote healthy hair.
It wasn’t enough to learn how to prevent hair loss; I had to change my lifestyle. After modifying my lifestyle in these three areas, my hair began to grow in thick and healthy again. My hair solutions weren’t easy, but I learned simple methods to improve my eating habits on the fly, I adopted a few tricks to relieve stress, and I found healthy hair products that were great for my hair!