During the hot summer days, many people may experience hair shedding or widening sparse spots on their scalp. So how can we get that volume without breaking the bank? Discover these six simple tips and tricks using natural ingredients you can find anywhere around the house. Read on and find the one for you, according to your needs.
What Actually Causes Hair Thinning?
The older we get, the more our hair seems to thin out. Dermatologist Cameron Rokshar, M.D. shares what the reasons might be: “Hormone flux or even stress can increase levels of dihydrotestosterone, or DHT, a hormone that shrinks hair follicles leading to thinner, weaker strands.” Of course, medical conditions and genetics can also be factors that stop the growth cycle, which leads to hair thinning and loss. And let’s not forget about high temperatures and salty waters. So, what are the secrets to prevent that?
Vitamin D Against Shedding
We all know that sunscreen is important, but applying too much can lead to vitamin D deficiency. Using sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher reduces the production of vitamin D-3 by 99%. Now, when it comes to hair, a lack of vitamin D deprives the follicles of the energy they need to produce thick strands. The solution is to take a vitamin D supplement every day. 1,000 to 2,000 IU of a D-3 supplement is the recommended amount to help stimulate new and old follicles.
Sunflower Oil to Stop Breakage
The fatty acids in sunflower oil penetrate the scalp deeply and hydrate it. They also help to increase circulation and boost hair growth. Try using a deeply hydrating conditioner and add 1 tsp. of sunflower oil to it. Apply to damp, washed hair and let sit for a few minutes before rinsing. You can also have ½ cup of sunflower seeds every day.
Caffeine Fights Sparse Spots
According to studies, caffeine can eliminate the risk of hair loss within six months. It removes DHT from the scalp and prevents future thinning before it even begins. What you can do is pour a cup of cooled, brewed coffee all over your damp hair and rub it for about a minute. Let it sit for five minutes, then rinse.
Chia Seeds to Stop Fallouts
Chia seeds are beneficial not only for the body but also for hair. The protein in them can repair damaged follicles caused by UV rays, chlorine, and more. The trick is to mix 1 tbs. of chia seeds and ½ cup of coconut milk and let soak for five minutes. Massage the mixture onto your dry scalp, and let sit for 15 minutes, then rinse.
Rosemary Against Thinning at the Temples
Rosemary can help with regrowing hair. That’s thanks to the rosmarinic acid, which increases circulation and encourages healthy growth. Simmer 1 tbs of rosemary and 1 cup of water for 10 minutes. Put the mixture into a spray bottle and mist over your scalp every day, massaging in with your fingertips.
Brushing Helps With Widening Hair Parts
Dandruff could be the main reason why some people experience more shedding during the summer months. The easiest way to stop that is to gently brush your hair for four minutes each morning. It distributes your natural oils and brings back that natural shine.
Shanna Moakler is sharing the way she feels about her ex-husband Travis Barker. The model and actress discussed family during a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, following her elimination from Celebrity Big Brother earlier this week. Barker and Moakler share 22-year-old stepdaughter Atiana (whose father is famed boxer Oscar De La Hoya), as well as 18-year-old son Landon and 16-year-old daughter Alabama.
Their Kids are Her Top Priority
“My children are my top priority, and I believe Travis and I agree on that,” Moakler, 46-year-old, added. “That is possibly the sole point of agreement between us, but our children and their happiness come first. As a mother, all that counts is that the Kardashians be kind to my children. As long as people are content, and this is key.”
Moakler also addressed claims that she is “obsessed” with Travis Barker’s new relationship in the aftermath of his engagement to Kourtney Kardashian.
Moakler Is Not Obsessed with Travis Barker
“I’m really just not,” she stated. “I’m in a relationship and it’s awesome and it’s not something that is centered in my world, which is why I was so excited for this Big Brother opportunity, because I wanted the US to see me for who I was.” She then added that she wants people to see her personality and her fun side. She formed a friendship with Lamar Odom, who was married to Kourtney’s sister, Khloé Kardashian, during her time in the Big Brother house.
Aside from the rumors about Travis Barker, Moakler also talked about Odom, saying that he was a nice person and a blast to play with. She says that Odom still cares about Khloé and she thinks that’s very sweet of him. Shanna claims that Odom is aware that Travis Barker is now engaged to a Kardashian as well and this is one sort of a connection between the two.
Shanna was married to Travis Barker from 2004 to 2008, but last October the Blink-182 drummer popped the question to Kourtney. This made Moakler take a break from social media, announcing on her Instagram profile that it is “temporarily closed for spiritual maintenance.”