Your outer health and appearance have a lot to do with what is going on inside your body. When you eat a diet that is just right for you, drink enough water, move your body, manage your stress level, and address internal imbalances like gut inflammation; your skin, teeth, hair, and muscle-to-fat ratio all thrive!
Now, one of the ways that internal imbalances show up on the outside is thinning hair. What’s crazy is that you generally start to notice your hair is falling out/thinning 6 weeks to 3 months after the event(s) that caused your body stress and shifted you into a state called telogen effluvium (losing hair faster than growing new hair).
Dialing in your self-care, how you eat/move/hydrate/manage stress, is ESSENTIAL to being healthy both inside and out and I’ll share more in a moment on how I can support you to discover where your best health has been hiding. But first, I want to let you in on a natural beauty secret for having thicker, healthier hair: Castor oil
Castor oil is an oil you can buy at the store and apply to your hair. It’s considered an age old remedy for boosting hair thickness, beauty, and preventing hair loss. Great for eyelashes too! Here are some hair benefits from castor oil:
1. Naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. This is helpful if you have dandruff, folliculitis or other scalp infections which can cause hair loss and thinning.
2. Ricinoleic acid. This fatty acid makes up 90% of castor oil and helps boost hair growth by improving circulation of blood and nutrients to the scalp as well as rebalance the natural PH of the hair.
3. Contains keratin boosting antioxidants that help your hair to be smoother and stronger.
4. Castor oil is also high in other nutrients that are important for good hair quality such as Vitamin E, minerals, proteins, and Omega 6 and 9 fatty acids.
Test a small amount of castor oil on your skin (inner arm) to make sure your body isn’t reactive to it. If you aren’t reactive, great!
1-2x/week, massage a 1/4-1 teaspoon of castor oil into your scalp with your hands. This is great for increasing circulation to your scalp! It works best if your scalp is damp so you can use a spray bottle to dampen the roots of your hair before massaging in the oil. A great time to do this in the evening and then you can wash the oil out in the morning.
So enjoy this natural beauty tip! And remember what I shared with you today. Natural beauty starts on the inside. If you’ve been putting off your health or self-care for any reason, it’s never too late to dive in! And I’d love to help you regain your health so you can feel great and enjoy your life fully. If you’d like to explore how I can support you to have unstoppable health, please connect with me here.
Until then, have a beautiful day!