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Healthy Lifestyle… Healthy Hairstyle!

Maintaining healthy hair that looks full of life and volume can sometimes prove a rather difficult task when faced with the everyday stresses and strains of life. Many individuals suffering with hair loss and although there are products available such as HairMax LaserComb, used to combat hair loss; you can take matters in to your own hands by making a few changes to your lifestyle.

We all long for a healthy head of hair but often find that our hair looks dull and lifeless. What we need to remember is that the health of our hair begins on the inside, and we need to make the necessary changes to our bodies to enable us to function healthily and grow a healthy head of hair.

Essential fatty acids

The body needs fatty acids to function sufficiently, but can’t process them internally, meaning they have to be obtained through a healthy diet. As essential fatty acids are a necessity for healthy hair growth, it is important to ensure that you are taking in enough of these dietary components.

A healthy balanced diet consists of omega 3 and omega 6 essential fatty acids which are found in fish and shellfish, vegetable oils such as: flaxseed, linseed, hemp, soya and rapeseed, nuts and seeds and green leafy vegetables, these foods are all great sources of essential fatty acids.

Vitamins, Minerals and Herbs

One of the most important vitamins needed to support healthy hair is Biotin, a form of vitamin B. The vitamin promotes healthy hair growth and protects against dryness. So you can achieve a beautiful head of hair through a balanced diet! Biotin is a water soluble vitamin found in a wide variety of foods such as: beans, breads, egg yolks, fish, kidney, legumes, liver, dairy products and poultry.

Siloca is a substance found in a herb named ‘Horsetail’ often found as component of hair loss treatment supplements. Siloca adds resilience to the hair by increasing strength and therefore lessening breakage and thinning. This substance has also been known to increase the shine of the hair and create more volume.

Drink plenty of water

Hydrate your hair! One strand of hair is comprised of one fourth water, so it is the water content that contributes to how supple our hair is, making apparent how important drinking water and obtaining the recommended amounts of fluid each day really is.

The recommend amount of water we need to drink is around 8 glasses of water per day, to obtain the amount your body needs to function adequately.

Rest and Relaxation

Sleep plays an important role in the repair and regeneration process the body requires for healing, growing and keeping your hair skin and nails in good condition. A large number of women and men who suffer from hair loss also suffer from a form of sleep disorder.

So, ensure you are sleeping for the recommended 8 hours per night to give your body the best chance of healthy hair growth.

About the Author: Emily is a writer for Peak Nutrition who enjoys offering advice and guidance for Health and Well-being.