Did you know that losing your hair is not necessarily part of aging?
I am sure you have seen many bald or balding young people. There can be many reasons, such as chronic stresses, mineral deficiencies, and thyroid problems. Functional medicine practitioners may discuss treatments like EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), breathing exercises, and the right vitamins and minerals.
I want to share my experience with hair loss and how conventional doctors often overlook it. I am talking about a critical blood marker that many of them haven't even heard of: ferritin level. This particular marker shows if your cells receive enough iron to function properly. Low levels create many symptoms that may make your life miserable: extreme fatigue, migraine headaches, light-headedness, shortness of breath, dizziness, and hair loss. It is essential to ask your regular doctor to add this vital test to your blood panel during your annual physical. Otherwise, you will be kept in the dark!
And no worries! Adding supplements and specific foods to your diet can remedy this issue. It will take some time, but you must fix this from the inside.
Of course, topical hair treatments may speed up this process.
I recommend plant oils to restore, reverse the damage, help soothe your scalp, and relieve itching. In my "Shine baby shine!" Hair Elixir, I carefully selected oils known to treat the scalp and encourage healthy hair growth: Hemp oil, Kukui nut, Castor seed, Jojoba, Coconut oil, Rosemary, Tea tree, and Lavender. I formulated this luxurious "leave-in" treatment with unrefined organic oils that provide intense hydration down to the roots of your hair.
Regular treatments help prevent residue buildup from shampoo while adding volume and softness. Before washing my hair, I apply Hair Elixir to my scalp and gently massage for a few minutes to get the blood flowing to my hair follicles. I suggest leaving the oils in your hair for 1-2 hours for a more effective treatment.
Do you worry about oily residue after washing your hair? Here is a solution: apply shampoo on dry hair before your shower. Let it break down the oils for 5-6 minutes for an easy wash. Make sure to wash your hair twice. It helps to rinse with 2 Tbsp. of Apple Cider vinegar diluted in a quart of water. Keeping your scalp healthy creates an optimal foundation for your hair to flourish and glow.
Love your locks!