My test is this. I have had really just dry thin hair for a REALLY long time. For as long as I can remember. Even as a kid. I was reading about hair growth this weekend. I am going to try to focus on some of the things in there that I found that are supposed to help with hair growth.
1. OMEGAS!!!! oh my goodness! i know my diet seriously lacks omegas right now. I am going to add flax seed and/or salba back in. I am also contemplating getting a vegan DHA supplement for a season and seeing if it helps.
2. b complex! ok so apparently b's are good for helping with hair. a lot of the foods that are high in B's were eliminated from our diet well for a long time! We can now try them out again! Some of them being sunflower seeds and walnuts. Also nutritional yeast, lentils, & green leafy vegetables. I intend to increase some of these foods in our diet and see if it makes a difference.
3. scalp massages (to try to get the circulation moving to the head)
4. kelp and seaweed (yup we are going to add this fabulous food BACK into our diet!! rockin sea crackers here we come!)
Those are the biggies I am going to attempt for right now. I want to see if it makes a difference. If I dont notice any change after a month then I will re-evaluate and maye tweak it a little bit.
I really want to see if I can get some nice hair! Also I am motivated to find the answer to this on more than one level as my husband as been under so much stress this last year that he is losing some hair :( He has thankfully agreed to take some vitamins. So he is taking fish oil. I am going to be adding these foods listed above to his diet in addition to brown rice (which is also supposed to be a really good source of the b vitamins foods). He loves scalp massages so will try to do that for him nightly. Also i believe it would be helpful if he could find some kind of activity he enjoys and could decompress with.
I am open to suggestions at this point as well. If you have something that has worked for you well feel free to comment! I would love to hear!!!!
Omegas seemed to be the huge one though. I have gone on and off the bandwagon with these. I need to get to making flax seed crackers again and just have them around the house as a staple. Then i would have something to much on and be taking care of this omega need as well. Ultimately, I do believe we should try to get as much of our nutrition from food as possible! Sometimes we have not done the best to take care of ourselves so we may require some supplementation. My hubby does not always do the best at taking care of himself and I have not been very regular in the use of omegas so will plan to supplement for a SEASON.