Doctors have said that the human thyroid gland plays an important role in the ability to grow healthy hair. A weak thyroid gland may not be able to generate the proper amount of hormones that regulate overall metabolism and other bodily functions which govern the body’s overall ability to grow and maintain healthy tresses.
Consider adopting some preliminary tips to boost your natural energy, support your thyroid and encourage the growth of new strands that are healthy, shiny and less prone to dryness or breakage.
Drink recommended daily amount of water
Drink a lot of water to keep your level of body water high to prevent dehydration. Coffee, tea, sugar drinks or beer does not count in your daily water count. Water means exactly that – water. Carbonated and caffeinated drinks may actually speed up dehydration which means that the body is not functioning at optimal levels. Not only can dehydration make you feel drained and exhausted, it can be a hidden cause in hair growth stoppage, dry strands or tresses that break off.
Adjust your daily levels according to the seasons of the year (hot weather may require more daily water consumption) and the amount of stress in your life. When pressed for exact formulas, most experts cannot give a simple answer to how much water humans should drink every day. A general rule of thumb is for women to drink between 2 and 2.6 litres of water a day. For men, the rule of thumb is 2.8 to 3.5 litres.
There are many exceptions to this general rule of thumb which lead back to age, lifestyle, weight, and climate. In essence, it is good to replace all the water you lose everyday.
Take a brisk walk several times a week
Walking at a quick pace for just 15 minutes will help raise your normal heart rate which improves circulation to your entire body, including your scalp and hair follicles. It also helps shake out the cobwebs and aid in a feeling of alertness and energy.
The ideal time to take a walk is about one hour after a meal. This allows the food to digest and puts less overall strain on your system.
Of course it is important to always consult with your personal physician before beginning any new exercise routine that would be strenuous in any way. It is also best to avoid walking at the hottest times of the day.
Get enough sleep
Many people are sleep deprived. As a result of daily stresses and strains, studies have shown that humans are getting less and less sleep. For the body to function at optimal capacity, which includes having the necessary energy to nourish and grow hair, humans need enough sleep.
Unfortunately there is no pat answer for how much sleep is enough. Again, it depends on the individual. As a result of more sleep deprived people, naps are becoming more popular. A great way to get a daily energy boost is to schedule a 20 minutes nap, but be sure not to sleep longer than that, for maximum benefits
Eat energy snacks
When hunger hits between meals, eat to nourish your hair roots. Reach for one handful of unsalted natural cashews. Cashews are loaded with magnesium which is essential for growing healthy strands. Other good hair-healthy snacks include yogurt, hard-boiled eggs which all have nutrients to help your hair grow.
Indulge in daily aromatherapy
Many studies have been done on the effects of aromatherapy when used daily or in regular scalp massages for both healthy hair and scalp as well as overall health.
Studies have found that there is a direct link between the use of aromatherapy and hair growth.
A study performed by the Archives of Dermatology in 1998 by Scottish researchers found that aromatherapy can promote new hair growth. Patients who massaged various aromatherapy oils on their scalps every day enjoyed significant and measurable improvement in their health.
Attitude is everything. Chronic negative moods can impact the human body and cause all human systems to slow down or become sluggish. This includes the circulatory system which feeds the roots of the hair, helping it grow and remain properly nourished. When life gets you down, watch a funny show or movie on Netflix or read a humorous book. Take a break, pause a little and laugh off your mood!.
Eat power foods
Extreme diets that eliminate major food groups can be detrimental to healthy hair and can actually cause a slow down in new hair production. Diets that are too low in calories or completely eliminate either proteins or carbs can stimulate a form of alopecia which causes hair loss. Always eat a balanced diet, and don’t forget to take your daily vitamins too!