Exercise Hair Muscles and Feed the Roots
Published: (December, 2013)
If you haven't made them yet, you're about to - your New Year's resolutions. And if you're like most of us, some of those resolutions will be about taking better care of your health and looks. Almost everybody makes resolutions this time of year. Just over half of those who make a resolution manage to still keep it six months down the road. Those who make it a full year...they're a scant 19%. Less than one in five. Are you dedicated enough to be that one in five? I believe you are. Here are some tips to help you in your journey.
You are what you eat. But more specifically, your hair is what you eat. Your hair encodes your past eating patterns. Undergo any significant dietary change, and your hair will change with it. You can even see, at some demarcation along a strand of hair, where your diet changed. Try a more drastic change-like switching to 100% raw foods, and your hair will change drastically as well. Sometimes, the quality is so different that the body decides it's easier to drop the old strand altogether and start over. Don't panic! No, not all strands will do that-just some. No danger of your becoming a chrome-dome! As your body cleanses, the change and replacement of your hair will happen gradually.
I went through this process. You can make it almost unnoticeable, completely and easily manageable, if you care diligently for your hair during this transition. Read more in Re-Growing Beautiful Hair on Raw Foods.
Don't cry over the hair that's been lost. It's time now to care for the new hair that's on its way. Here are some ideas that can help:
Exercise Hair Muscles!
Each hair strand has a muscle (called arrector pili) that attaches it to the hair follicle. Just as you exercise bigger body muscles, you can exercise these tiny ones. With each hand grab a big handful of hair and pull both fists forward until wrinkles form on the forehead, then pull back and sideways. Strong, consistent pulls, please - no jerky movements. A few daily minutes of hair pulling can significantly improve your odds for strong healthy hair.
Feed Your Scalp...Ginseng to the Rescue!
Ginseng's Latin genus name, Panax, means "all-heal" in Greek. No wonder it's sought worldwide by herbalists and medical people worldwide. Taken internally, ginseng helps manage stress, thanks to its adaptogenic properties. Less known, but no less important: ginseng's fame for hair regrowth.
Ginseng feeds and restores the structure of weakened or damaged hair, improves scalp circulation, nourishes hair follicles, promotes hair growth, and prevents hair loss. Cosmetically, it lends elasticity and silkiness to your hair.
Chinese medicine has used ginseng for ages to treat various diseases. Medical studies have shown that Panax ginseng, applied topically, stimulates hair growth and helps counter alopecia. One of ginseng's active components, Ginsenoside Ro, has been found in a Japanese medical study to help fight androgenetic alopecia.
Applying ginseng root to the scalp helps hair follicles recover, causing increased depth and width of follicles, and causes a rise of the hair growth factor gene VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor).
Always seeking to find ways to improve our products with new, fresh, natural ingredients, we're delighted to announce the addition of ginseng-a new, fresh reason to try our Scalp Tonic with Cayenne Pepper and Mustard Greens Extracts!
Anti-wrinkle Injections: You Must Know the Facts
You might be tempted to go the fast route. Instead of relying on your body's own rejuvenating powers, you might opt for the much less reliable prospects of cosmetic procedures. I've gathered some information for you in this article. Anti-wrinkle Injections: You Must Know the Facts.
I've never had any cosmetic procedures, never visited a cosmetologist. But I do take good care of my skin. Raw foods and a diligent beauty routine have kept me young enough not to consider more radical steps. But I am old enough to know how ravaging aging can be, so I won't tell you not to go for those anti-wrinkle injections. All I am asking: Try the natural way first, whatever your age. The advantages of natural methods are abundant: no side effects...you can do them daily yourself...you're fully in control...and natural methods are way less expensive.