Feeling the heat as the temperatures go down?
Stress is the number one thing in common among my clients who experience sudden hair loss. The body will respond with stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol. Overloading of these hormones can lead to anxiety, impaired immune and growth responses just to name a few adverse effects. Hair , nails, teeth and skin can be the first to suffer. It’s not too good for the heart or circulatory systems either!
It would be nice if we all had the time and money to have a stress relieving massage every night after work. Most of us however do not. We need to make the time ,even 5- 10 minutes to unwind on a regular, daily basis will help.
Meditation with normal, relaxed breathing for only five minutes can switch your brain waves into the Alpha state which in turn helps to decrease the levels of stress hormones.Take a nice leisurely walk , a warm ( not too hot) bath with some relaxing essential oils. Camomile. Lavender, Tuberose are a few very good ones for relaxation. Ylang-Ylang not only soothes the nervous system but can also promotes hair growth.
Feeling just plain worn out and lethargic or have a bit of a shopping/traffic headache? Oils such as Basil, Bergamot, Peppermint or Tea Tree can relieve , stimulate and help in the healing process.( No medicals claims made here, just my own experiences).
One of the services I offer is a Shiatsu based scalp massage and hair treatment. Involving the scalp, hairline around the face, ears,neck and shoulders this 30 minute massage has NEVER failed to leave my clients in a euphoric state. Once they “come back” there is always a big smile. At this point either a hydrating and/or repair oil is combed through the hair. After 10 minutes under a low heat the hair is left feeling silky , soft and beautiful. The bases and oils used depend on the conditions of the scalp and hair as well as the desired result.
They say it is better to give than receive but in this case I say ” Do Both”! Treat yourself first then get one for a friend or loved one. Guaranteed to be on the My Favorite gift list!