Stress messes with your tresses. All of the stress caused by a divorce can do all kinds of messed up stuff to your body. Hair loss and excessive dryness can be caused by: severe trauma, strict diet of low fat/low calories and extreme stress.
There are several ways to help prevent and combat hair loss and damage. So put on those combat boots, because you haven't heard this song in awhile, dig into a diet with healthy fats and use stimulating hair products. Then kick those heavy things off and relax because that helps too.
Eating a diet that is too low in fat or calories can be very detrimental to your hair. Sometimes you may not feel like eating, or cooking, or getting out of bed… But healthy fats, especially polyunsaturated fats, are good for your hair. Good fats help with hair’s health, strength, shine and overall texture. So remember to eat a healthy and beneficial diet. Fish, nuts, oils and avocados will definitely benefit your hair and your body.
There are many stimulating hair products on the market (not that kind of stimulating). Stimulating products (shampoo, conditioner and topical sprays) help increase circulation which will help to stimulate hair growth. Massaging your scalp will also help increase blood flow to tiny blood vessels, and will bring the supply of vital nutrients to your hair follicles. When you are sitting in front of the TV at night just massage your scalp with your nails in a circular motion, not too hard, for about 5-10 minutes. Plus it feels reeaaallly goood.
Take a moment every day to just be by yourself, even if it is just 5-10 minutes. Go sit in a quiet room and just breath. Even if this is in your car, just take a second to breath. Everything is going to be ok and you are going to be ok. Just taking a few minutes each day will help calm you and your body will appreciate it.
by Anna Craig, owner of Trashy Roots Salon
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