The first thing people notice about you is your hair. Your hair tells a story. It could be a tale about a gym with hair pulled back or it can be a story about a wedding with hair in flowing curls. But your hair also tells tells another story. It tells a story of health and vitality. No matter your age and stage in life, the state of your hair health is one of the first signs of your overall physical health.
What is the story YOUR hair is telling you? Is it thin and brittle? Is it bouncy and alive? Sometimes the changes in your hair are so subtle only you can tell with careful inspection wether all is right with your head.
While I don’t recommend endless hours spent looking at yourself in the mirror, it is important to take stock every few weeks to make sure there are no major changes. Most people take the time to notice blemishes on their skin and take the time to rectify them. The same thing should be done for your hair.
If you start to notice even a bit of thinning or many split ends it’s because your hair is trying to tell you something. Your scalp was created to manufacture the oils necessary to keep your hair shiny and healthy. Modern day products tend to strip the hair of theses oils causing dryness, brittleness and eventually hair loss. This makes for an unhappy scalp. One that begins to dry and shed until the problem is rectified. Using a shampoo such as Pro Organic by Pura d’Or will replace the oils that have been washed away with those fantastic smelling but very drying mass marketed hair care products.
Your scalp may also be suffering from a poor diet and nutrient deficiency. If you notice issues, take stock of your diet and lifestyle. Be sure to base your diet around whole, nutrient dense foods. Your hair can only grow strong and healthy if it’s given follicle fuel, those micro and macro nutrients available through nature’s bounty.
In today’s fast paced world it is easy to stop listening. This new world is set up to help you speak. To take to social media and make your voice heard. It is harder than ever before to just listen. To sit and listen to your environment and hear the stories that it is telling. Even you own personal environment, that which is a part of you. It is imperative that you start listening. Listen to your hair and to the story it is telling you. Care for it with love. Feed it properly. This will help it be a part of your personal environment for many years to come.