Ask any man or woman what they worry about most as they age and they’ll probably say “losing my hair.” There’s no denying that a full, luxurious head of hair makes men and women feel confident and attractive. So when hair loss starts, it’s easy for anyone to panic and want to find a solution FAST!
How Much Hair Loss is Normal?
We all lose hair every day. It’s a natural part of the growth cycle in your scalp. Typically, most people will lose, on average, between 50 and 150 hairs per day. When you start losing more than that, that’s when problems occur.
Are you seeing more hairs in your brush each day? Is it falling out in clumps? When you look in the mirror, are you starting to see more scalp where there used to be hair?
Now it’s easy to see why, when your hair starts to really begin thinning, you may want to immediately make an appointment with a plastic surgeon or buy some topical hair loss products. But is this really the best way to tackle hair loss?
Getting to the Root Cause of Hair Loss
All health conditions and diseases have a root cause, and hair loss is not different. To really address hair loss, you’ve got to address the root cause of it.
What are some of the real causes of hair loss in both men and women?
Most hair loss stems from the fact that your body is not getting enough of the vitamins and minerals required to have a healthy head of hair.
Another cause of hair loss is stress. How much stress do you have in your life?
There are also autoimmune diseases that can bring on hair loss.
So it stands to reason that getting your stress under control and tackling any other health issues you may have going on is a first step toward stopping your hair loss. Luckily, many diseases that cause hair loss are lifestyle disease, meaning you can make lifestyle changes that will reverse the disease and stop the hair loss.
As for making sure you get the right nutrition, there are specific foods that will load your body up with the vitamins and minerals it needs to produce strong, healthy hair. Consider adding the following to your diet:
From meats to fruits and veggies, organic foods are free of chemicals. Many chemicals found in commercially produced foods are called endocrine disruptors, and these disruptors can interfere with hormones and hair growth.
Your scalp requires essential fatty acids like omega-3s found in wild-caught fish such as salmon, halibut, tuna and sardines. If you hate the taste of fish, then consider adding a high-quality fish oil supplement (that doesn’t taste fishy) to your diet.
Pumpkin seeds are rich in zinc, which is a necessary mineral for healthy hair. Studies have shown that a zinc deficiency is linked with hypothyroidism and hair loss.
Your body needs protein, collagen and amino acids to grow healthy hair. Guess what? Bone broth has all of those. You can either make your own or look into reputable sources for them.
Royal Jelly is a gelatinous substance secreted by the glands of worker bees and fed to the queen bee to stimulate her growth and development. This jelly is a rich source of protein, vitamins B-1, B-2, B-6, C, E, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, inositol and folic acid.
That biotin in the Royal Jelly? It’s what our bodies use to build our hair and nails, while folic acid promotes healthy cell growth and skin regeneration. Inositol is another vitamin considered vital for hair growth. Deficiencies in these three vitamins have been known to cause hair loss. Since royal jelly is rich all three, it may definitely be able to help you get that regrowth to happen.
Plus, Royal Jelly can be taken orally or used as a topical hair conditioner.