Several years ago, amidst the never-ending chaos of raising my children, I made the huge decision to cut my beautiful long hair short. In truth, that description of my hair’s former status is only half true, as although it was long, in no way could it be described as beautiful. With a pair of demanding children and a highly stressful job, I never seemed to have the chance to pamper my hair. Fast forward seven years, my kids have become teenagers, my job is much less time consuming than before and I have been growing my hair for the last 18 months.
Now, when I started growing my hair long again, I would daydream about how much I was looking forward to having long, shiny and sexy hair……..but it never quite worked out that way. Instead, when my hair did eventually get to around shoulder length, it was dull, bland and lifeless. I felt so depressed with this outcome. Not one to be defeated though, I started buying a wide range of products, such as special shampoos, conditioners and also developing my own special remedies from various products like eggs and avocados. Unfortunately, none of these fixes were actually fixing anything.
My next step was to actually investigate what really did make hair look shiny and alive. What I found, is that your hair is actually a reflection of your overall health, an indicator of how your body is. Healthy hair is strongly dependant on having the correct hormonal balance within the body. These hormones are affected by the food you eat, the medicines you take, exercise and body changes (such as the menopause).
The living parts of our hair are the tiny follicles found just under our scalp. These follicles are nourished by the protein found in our diets, carbohydrates such as whole grains and vitamins B6 and B12, found in eggs, spinach and salmon. While a woman’s hair may seem essential to her, you must remember that it is actually a low priority for the body. If you frequently go on food depriving crash diets, your body will direct what little nourishment it gets to the body’s main organs, ignoring the hair follicles completely.
For many women, hormone levels of progesterone and oestrogen will decline as they get older. This is also a primary cause for lifeless hair. While it may seem hard to actually do something about this, it is actually a fairly easy problem to deal with. By using herbal remedies and supplements, you can replace these depleted hormones and also reap the additional benefits that these natural remedies offer to the female body. One such herbal supplement is Curcuma Comosa. This herb has been shown to stimulate follicle growth, increase and balance oestrogen and progesterone levels, and return that long desired shine to your hair.
The best part of these herbal supplements, including Curcuma Comosa, is that they are 100% natural and do not cause any unwanted side effects.