My hair seems to be thinning. Is there anything I can do?

(As seen in the “What the Pros Know” section of the Lake Stevens Journal – July 2015.)

I am not a nutritionist; nor am I a doctor, but with some simple, natural suggestions for my clients, I try to keep them informed on the best ways to keep their hair healthy. Maintain a healthy diet that focuses on fresh, whole foods, and to avoid refined or processed foods. Fruits and vegetables provide an abundance of colorful, protective antioxidants and other phytonutrients, which is a substance found in certain plants, and is believed to be beneficial to human health and help prevent various diseases. Also healthy fats and oils such as avocados, nuts, and omega-3 fatty acids from cold-water fish help regulate sebum production and reduce inflammation in the follicles. High-quality protein provides key amino acids that help ensure the developing hair shaft is strong; and drinking plenty of water, green tea, or herbal teas will help flush out waste byproducts from the follicles. Also, Redken has developed a product, Cerafill, which is the first professional solution that provides both instant thickening and hair growth over time. With one of its key ingredients being Minoxidil, which stimulates the hair follicle to help regrow hair, Cerafill is your first line of defense!