A lot of people ask me, “How can I make my hair thick again?”
The answer is it’s not about some “miracle” hair product; it has to do with nutrition and hormones.
(Anyone who’s been pregnant remembers how thick hair was! That is because progesterone and estrogen were elevated and stayed consistent for 9 months.)
Hair is affected by many things—hormones, nutrition, stress & genetics. We can’t completely change our genes…yet.
But we CAN tackle nutrition and balance our hormones.
The Hormone Side
There are 3 phases of hair growth; Anagen (growth phase), catagen (transitional phase), and telogen (resting phase).
So if after you gave birth, there was a frightening moment when your hair started falling out…really, it was just your hair going into a different phase!
In the Anagen/growth phase, your hair needs balanced hormones to grow properly. So hair loss and thinning can occur when this growth cycle is disrupted. That means if you had a fever or restrictive diet, you could experience a hair loss 6 weeks later.
In this phase, your hair needs balanced hormones—enough progesterone and estrogen, PLUS the right nutrition.
I created a supplement for balancing hormones—it’s called Essential Female Boost and it gives your body everything it needs to support all your hormones in a balanced way! It’s a great overall hormone balancer and the first place that I recommend for women to start.
How Do We Get The Right Nutrition?
People think we don’t have malnourishment in western world because we’re not emaciated. But it’s not a caloric nutrient, it’s about nutrients and nourishment!
There are two types of nutrients: micronutrients & macronutrients.
Vitamins and minerals are the micronutrients (the best kind are from plants!), while macronutrients come from proteins, carbs, and fats.
TIP: The Rainbow Shortcut: When shopping for the most micronutrients, look for produce that is brightly colored all the way through, like a kiwi or purple potatoes. They have more micronutrients than things like white potatoes and apples.
Out of all the micronutrients that nourish hair, we are learning that biotin and zinc are among the forerunners.
Getting the right micronutrients is the first step to hormone balance and hair that grows for days.
Here’s to healthy, shiny, luxurious hair that can rival any shampoo commercial, ladies!
Do you have tricks to keep you hair looking full & fresh? Tell us in the comments below!