Whether your home has become an office, a school or a gym our very own wellness guru and boss lady Simone Thomas has some handy at home wellness and hair tips to keep us all looking our best whilst self-isolating:
MAGNESIUM IN ANY FORM
I love magnesium all year round, but in the summer, I find it extremely useful from taking a magnesium supplement to having a magnesium bath 2 – 3 times a week for 20 minutes. Magnesium is so beneficial and a great supplement for treatment for thinning hair and hair loss. I always look at diet, lifestyle and what nutrients are lacking when I see clients. I always increase magnesium for hair loss and alopecia clients to restore strength into the strands of hair. Soft and brittle nails are normally caused by lack of magnesium. Our hair is prone to sun damage and drying out so magnesium will help the hair from the follicle to the ends. Also, magnesium may reduce asthma attacks for those that suffer more in warmer months due to pollen count. A win win for summer and all year round.
A relaxing 10 to 15 minute scalp and hair massage will increase the blood circulation in your scalp, speeding up new growth and will give you healthier hair and head in the long run!
BRING BACK THE SCRUNCHIES
If your hair is long and fine, try sleeping in a soft scrunchie for a quick and easy way to achieve more volume in the morning. Go to bed at night with freshly washed, almost dry hair and twist up with a soft scrunchie. When you unravel the following morning, you’ll be left with instant volume and soft waves.
HERE COMES THE SUN
Did you know that sunflower seeds are one of the best foods to eat if you want healthy hair? Reason being is that they are bursting with Vitamin B2, B6 and E, all vital ingredients to help your body produce sensational hair.
THE STRESS SOLUTION
With thinning hair, the treatment is always determined by the cause. HAIR LOSS CAN BE STRESS RELATED in which case the solution is to seek ways to reduce your stress. Working with a therapist to reduce stress is a great way to combat this a lot of my clients with an amazing local lady Becki Houlston. Becki is a life enhancer & therapist committed to make a difference to your life in the real & digital world #takebackyourpower – or please buy one of my favourite book THE STRESS SOLUTION by Dr Chatterjee.
SUPPLEMENT YOUR HEALTH
There are so many nutrients that have a positive impact on gut health (and therefore hair health) – things like B Vitamins, Zinc, Selenium and Magnesium. Our busy lifestyles don’t always allow us to eat as healthily as we’d like, which is why I created my Simone Thomas range of Wellbeing supplements. They incorporate a high-strength probiotic, plus an all-in-one alkalising, daily nourishment supplement which work together to help maintain a healthy gut function and the benefits that can bring. If you are unsure what to take, then take our hair quiz at www.simonethomaswellness.com and it will give you the perfect wellness package to get you feeling on top of the world.
NUMBERS GAME / SUGAR OH HONEY HONEY
When people have too much sugar in their diet for long periods of time, the sugar floods the blood causing a spike of insulin and androgens, which bind to the hair follicles and cause the hair to fall out. So, when I’m shopping, I always look at the label and if I can count more than 7 ingredients of sugar or a form or sugar it doesn’t hit my trolley – nor for that matter, if the label contains ingredients that I can neither pronounce or recognize. Clean living is also food produce that doesn’t list sugar as their main ingredient or if it appears in the first three. Your hair and skin is a reflection of your gut health, you are what you eat. Look after your gut with foods, nutrients, supplements when required and a daily probiotic and it will reward you with a long healthy life and amazing hair and skin.
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