We've all experienced bad hair days but sometimes our bad hair days are more than simply waking up with a bit of bed head.
If you are noticing some changes in your hair that are causing you concern the first thing you need to do is take a few deep breaths. Stress almost always makes things worse. So, if you are struggling with a dry, itchy scalp, thinning hair or super dry ends try not to let your mind bully your body.
This is a great opportunity to super charge your diet and add lots of hair healthy foods to your menus. With our name, Dulse & Rugosa you know we are going to suggest adding seaweeds. The trace minerals and vitamins found in seaweeds are very beneficial to our bodies. Maine Coast Sea Vegetables sells seaweed spice sprinkles than you can add on anything- rice, potatoes, pasta and salads. I get lots of seaweed inspiration from Mara Seaweeds, they always are doing something creative with seaweeds. Other hair healthy foods include lentils, beans, peas and avocados because they are rich in folic acids. Foods rich in B vitamins are very beneficial to our hair. B5 is for flexibility and strength and found in sunflower seeds, avocados and broccoli. Your scalp benefits from B6 and beef, fish and poultry are rich in this vitamin. Eggs are a good source for B12 which is good for cell reproduction in hair, skin and nails.
As we age we want to increase our intake of Vitamins A, E and C. Add a dark leafy green salad with some citrus sections to your lunch box, it's going to taste good and help your hair stay healthy and thick.
Besides eating good healthy foods it's important to pay attention to your hair care routine. Air dry whenever possible and try not to do complicated styles until your hair is fully dry. It's easy to wash and pull back into a ponytail or bun but give your hair a chance to dry first. Use as natural a product as possible and avoid ammonium lauryl sulphate or sodium lauryl sulphate. It's important to take the time to read labels. Our Maine Seaweed shampoo bars are an easy way to use a natural product rich in botanicals to soothe an itchy scalp and tame the frizzies.