21 days to Heal Your hair: day 14: Sleep your way to healthy hair.
Welcome on my blog! Thank you for joining me on day 14 of “21 days to heal your hair”.
I believe in the power of getting enough sleep to lead a better life. So many people brag about the fact that they almost don’t sleep or that they only need a few hours. Frankly… I think that most of the time you can really see that they don’t get enough rest: you see in the way their skin looks, in the way they behave, in the way they perform at work and also over time it doesn’t do good on how their hair looks.
Not sleeping enough or struggling with sleep problems has a negative effect on your overall health and also on your hair. When you do get the recommended hours of sleep, which is about 7 hours or more, you give your body the time to recover from your busy day. If you don’t, there is no time to recover.
Not sleeping enough makes your body produce more of the stresshormone cortisol, which breaks down collagen, a natural amino acid and important protein in your body. Collagen plays an important part in the process of cell renewal and keeps your bones, joints, skin, eyes, nails and hair in good condition making them strong and elastic. If not sleeping makes you loose collagen, well that’s where the wrinkles and weaker hair and nails and possible hair loss kick in.
Also a lack of sleep causes your body to produce less growth hormone, resulting in slower hair growth and the overall ageing of the body. So get your minimum of 7 hours of beauty sleep, not only to improve your general health condition but also to keep your hair healthy and shiny. Create your own sleep ritual, to make your body ready for the night. I for example get myself into a relaxed state by brushing my hair with one of my healing brushes.
For more tips on relaxing and taking time for yourself, you can read my book “The complete guide to healthy hair. A 3-step program to heal your hair. (available on Amazon) or keep on following my blog.7