We all want healthy hair...Abundant, shiny, youthful and possibly hair that can style itself? There's no doubt that our hair is a huge part of our identity & appearance, we are used to seeing it one way and when that changes it can be really hard. The reality is that our hair is in a constant state of change.
Each of us are destined to have different hair journeys. We are each born with roughly 100,000 hair follicles on our head and all programmed with different growth cycles. A typical growth cycle for any individual follicle is between four to seven years. Once the cycle is complete it falls out and starts all over again. On our head at any given time we will have hair growing in all four different phases.
At the start of our hair growth cycle we are in the Anagen phase when our hair is actively growing. Followed by the Catalan phase, the transitional phase between growth & resting. Lastly, our hair enters the Telogen phase, the resting phase where the follicle can be dormant for up to four months. These phases of growth give a little bit more understanding to the number of hairs that end up in our hair brush on any given day, but they are certainly not the only reason for hair loss. Diet, lifestyle & your hair routine will all play vital factors in having as healthy hair as possible.
Considering hair is not a vital organ or tissue, your body will never prioritise it's nutritional needs. A nutritional imbalance will often show up first as hair loss. Often, When you don't get the vitamins, minerals and the nutrients that your body needs from your diet it can cause loss of hair.
For example too little protein can inhibit your body's ability to build new strong hair follicles, biotin is also essential for the production of a hair protein called keratin. Our body's cells need the same nutrients as our hair cells need, eating a balanced diet and working with a healthcare practitioner to ensure the nutrients from your food are being absorbed into the bloodstream properly is key.
1.5-2 litres of water per day will help keep your scalp hydrated, dehydration can create a poor growing environment and with the rise in caffeine lovers a lot of us are skipping our morning water for coffee which can severely dehydrate us if not balanced with the proper hydration.
Allowing the natural oils from our scalp to soak through to our hairs tips is a cheap and easy way to give your hair a mini treatment! Skip your competition of how many days you've been able to get away with using dry shampoo and opt for brushing your hair and scalp. We forget how important it is to use the oils at our roots to lubricate a dry scalp and ends, this allows circulation and stimulation.
Stress can affect our hair growth cycles in a big way, get in the habit of switching off from flight or fight by allowing time to just be. Slowing down and minimising the morning rush by creating a routine. Move your body in any way, get that stagnant energy flowing and your body will thank you!
Treat your hair like you do your skin.
Purify, exfoliate, hydrate, find out what it needs seasonally and take some time to give it the love it needs. We're here every step of the way to decide what will suit you best.
We're believers of quality over quantity, use a few great products that get you results!
Of course many factors of our hair genetics are predetermined but there are equally as many ways to take care of our manes, change in texture & density are inevitable but we're here to help guide you along the way!