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Hello, it’s Dr. Bauman.
Yes, genetics play a big role in the overall look and health of your hair.
But lifestyle factors like your diet, stress levels, and even your hair care products play a key role too.
It can be easy to overlook these lifestyle factors.
But they’re critical to getting healthy hair and keeping it.
So today I want to share three simple and surprising lifestyle tweaks you can try right now for a healthier scalp and hair.
3 Secrets to Healthier, Fuller Hair
1. Feast on Hair-Healthy Foods
Ever wonder which foods are best for your hair?
Here are a few of my favorite hair-healthy foods and how they can help strengthen and beautify your hair from the inside out.
Salmon is teeming with omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential fats our bodies can’t produce on their own.
These fatty acids nourish the scalp, keep it hydrated, and can give your hair that glossy, shiny low. Not getting enough omega-3s could lead to a dry scalp and lackluster hair.
Hair is primarily protein, and salmon is a fantastic source of high-quality protein.
Eating plenty of high-quality protein supports hair strength and aids in preventing breakage.
Tuna is a great source of biotin, a B vitamin that’s essential for hair health and growth. People who don’t get enough biotin may experience hair loss.
Tuna is also a great source of selenium. This mineral helps maintain hair health by keeping the scalp hydrated and dandruff-free.
Almonds are one of nature’s top sources of vitamin E. This antioxidant helps repair and build tissue.
When applied to the scalp, it can help reduce inflammation and repair hair follicles, promoting healthy hair growth.
Magnesium, which almonds are chock full of, plays a vital role in hair health.
A deficiency can result in hair loss, so munching on almonds can help keep your hair looking good.
Brussels sprouts offer a good dose of iron, a mineral crucial for hair growth and repair.
Iron helps red blood cells transport oxygen to hair follicles, which is vital for healthy hair growth.
They’re also packed with vitamin C, which aids in collagen production – a protein that fortifies and ensures the elasticity of hair.
Plus, vitamin C helps in the absorption of iron from our diet, making Brussels sprouts a double win for hair health!
I try to eat these hair-healthy foods every week.
But I also take supplements daily to help fill in the gaps in my diet.
2. Relax and Recharge
Stress is a nightmare for your hair.
Stress can affect your hair’s structure, making it feel dry, brittle, and prone to breakage. The hair may also become dull and lackluster.
Prolonged or chronic stress may slow down hair growth, resulting in shorter hair length over time.
It can also trigger hair loss.
Creating and honoring a self-care routine that helps you relax, recharge, and reduce stress is great for your hair — as well as your head-to-toe health.
I’m fortunate to live in South Florida.
So one way I like to relax and reduce stress is by spending time at the beach.
I also exercise (mostly resistance training), meditate, listen to music, and do my best to get good quality sleep.
Stress management is highly personalized.
Your self-care routine will likely look different from mine.
But if you want to relax and recharge, while promoting healthier hair at the same time, I invite you to visit salonB.
Located inside Bauman Medical, salonB is a therapeutic “spa experience” for your scalp and hair.
A relaxing visit to salonB gives you a science-based trichology scalp program designed to optimize the health of your scalp and improve the beauty of your hair.
And it’s one of the most relaxing, refreshing experiences of your life.
At the link below, Kimberly Jenkins, WTS, our Certified Trichologist and HairCoach, shows you what you can look forward to from a therapeutic scalp treatment or Scientific ScalpMakeover™.
3. Avoid Habits That Secretly Sabotage Your Hair
Patients are often surprised when I tell them that certain common, so-called “harmless” habits can actually hurt their hair.
For example, hair straightening treatments.
Straightening treatments are helpful in humid climates and can make your hair look great.
Trouble is, frequent exposure to harsh chemicals and high heat destroys the protective cuticle of the hair making it dull, dry, and prone to breakage.
As you can see, hair care is a holistic process.
How your hair looks right now — as well as how your hair can look in the future — is determined by a combination of genetics, lifestyle factors, treatment options, and more.
If you’d like to explore how my team and I can help save the hair you still have…
Or, restore the hair you’ve lost…
Your first step is sitting down for a private one-on-one consultation (available both in-person and online).
During this consultation we’ll use a suite of high-tech, non-invasive tools to assess the current health of your hair…
We’ll uncover the root cause of your hair loss…
And we’ll create a customized hair restoration plan based on your needs and goals.
You’ll leave this consultation with peace-of-mind and a clear path forward.
Or, call us at (561) 394-0024 to book your consultation by phone.
Patients come to us from all over the globe for hair loss diagnosis, the latest and most effective hair restoration treatments and procedures, and the ultimate hair restoration experience.
We’re standing by to help you.
Give us a call at (561) 394-0024 with questions or to book your consultation by phone.
Dr. Alan Bauman, MD, ABHRS, FISHRS
Diplomate, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery
Fellow, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
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