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9 TIPS FOR THINNING & BALDING HAIR! Herbalist chats! Relaxed & Natural Hair.

Updated: Feb 10

Healthy hair is easy to obtain and scalp and hair issues can be fixed easily when you understand how the human body operates. Once you reach 30 years of age, your body stops producing certain amino acids to maintain a healthy hair and scalp growth cycle. In this video, we will talk about the role herbs and hair products play in having healthy hair and scalp.

We have macronutrients or macros: Which are nutrients the body needs in large amounts to function properly. These provide the body with the energy it needs to maintain its functions and structures. These include Carbs, protein, and fats.

Micronutrients: except for vitamin D micronutrients are not properties in the body. You need a diet that allows your body to intake the vitamins and minerals it needs.

Thinning, Balding, weak, Dull, and Brittle hai are all signs of vitamin deficiencies. Let's go deeper here!

Iron- builds up Hemoglobin in the body. Hemoglobin in the blood carries oxygen from the respiratory organs to the rest of the body. If your hemoglobin is low you won't have enough oxygen going to the scalp's blood supply without iron the follicle staves off oxygen and then detaches from the blood supply leading the body to the catagen phase of the hair growth cycle and resulting in alopecia. You need oxygen for the anagen phase "Red, eat. Eggs. Cheese, etc.

Zinc- Low zinc causes thinning. Zinc creates enzymes that create protein. Your hair is a protein, so without zinc, hair is a thing very transparent. Hair will become dry fast. Telogen effluvium caused by shock or stress, Causes the hair follicle to remain in the resting stage of the hair growth cycle. The follicle is not dead but inactive. Due to stress, childbirth, death, job losses, health, etc. This causes a raise in the body's cortisol levels, which will then cause your body to need more zinc, resulting in possible balding. "Shellfish and Red meat"

Omega 3 Fatty acids: Anti Inflammatory/ Great for those going thru alopecia which is simply the inflammation of the follicle.

Omega 6 Fatty Acids: Cause thinning of the hair in high amounts with no balance.

Vitamin D: Stimulates hair growth. Low vitamin D will result in a slower hair growth cycle.

Even if you take supplements your gut health has to be balanced enough to dissolve those vitamins and nutrients. Your gut must be able to absorb everything you put in the body. High vitamin D levels strengthen immunity and fight against inflammation in the scalp, which leads to different forms of alopecia.

Low Selenium: Dandruff cure due to anti-inflammatory properties. Great in thyroid health. Fights inflammation which also fights against alopecia. Selenium blocks the fungus that causes dandruff. just 1 Brazil nut can give you enough to make them a daily snack will give you more than enough.


Biotin: For amazing gut health and Keratin enhancer in the body. Your hair is made of a protein called keratin. Biotin is created in your gut by your microbiome. the healthier the gut the healthier the hair. This is why after starting a new antibiotic most of your hair falls out. the antibiotics kill the bad and good bacteria the body needs tot to grow biotin to create hair proteins in the body.

Folate: In its natural form, this builds the proteins that make hair and skin, and nails. With a folate deficiency, your hair, skin, and nails may be weaker and easily broken off-dry or brittle. Eating a salad a day will give your body plenty of folates.

Vitamin C: Essential for collagen strength and the hair shaft is part collagen.


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