When your body lacks certain nutrients, some bodily functions may not work optimally. This can include hair growth and hair regeneration.
While you can still enjoy some traditional holiday fare, make an effort to reduce your consumption of foods like refined carbohydrates, sugary baked goods, vegetable oils, and alcohol. In their place, add lots of nutrient-dense foods, such as fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, eggs, nuts, seeds, fish, and lean protein. These healthy foods will provide your body with all the nutrients your hair needs to stay in top shape over the holidays.
Here are some hair-healthy vegan/vegetarian recipes to give you ideas and inspiration:
While eating a healthy diet is key, it’s not always easy to get all the nutrients your hair needs from diet alone. To cover your nutritional blind spots, consider adding in a high-quality hair supplement. A good hair vitamin provides you with vitamins and nutrients that promote hair quality and growth, ensuring that you’re receiving all the nutrients your hair needs to thrive under stress.
When your stress levels are high, it’s important to give your hair a break from additional forms of stress like chemical dyes or heat-based treatments, such as blow drying, curling, or flat ironing. These styling treatments can be hard on the hair and lead to excess breakage and shedding. As much as possible, try to save these treatments for when your stress levels recede after the holidays.
The Bottom Line
If your stress levels tend to increase over the holidays leading to increased hair shedding, try applying the tips in this article to mitigate your holiday stress and support your hair wellness.
Stock up on healthy foods, draw yourself a bath, and don’t forget to take long, deep breaths—you just might find that your hair isn’t the only thing that’s healthier in a few months’ time!