Singaporeans live busy lifestyles, work long, stressful hours and often have poor diets, all of which may cause hair to turn grey prematurely and also become dull and lifeless.
Many turn to dyes and chemical treatments to improve the condition of their hair but the harsh chemicals end up damaging the locks further.
Want to learn about a healthier way to achieve lustrous locks?
Incorporating Chinese herbs into our diet can nourish the body and help hair to grow strong and healthy.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), hair troubles such as hair loss signal deficiencies in the blood. By replenishing these deficiencies, we can restore thickness, shine and vitality to lifeless hair.
If you feel the urge to pluck out grey hairs, stop. Pulling out the strands not only hurts the follicle, it may even cause hair loss problems.
To reduce grey hair, try consuming some ginseng. The herb contains ginsenosides which enter the hair fibres directly and help to prevent problems such as thinning, greying or loss of hair.
Ginseng (人参/Ren Shen)
Are you troubled by the clumps of hair that are collecting on your comb? Reverse hair loss by adding these Chinese herbs to your diet.
You can try Eucommia Bark, which helps to improve blood circulation in the body. It also enhances the body's metabolism and delays the ageing process.
Eucommia Bark (杜仲/Du Zhong)
Other herbs to try: Fallopia Multiflora, Peach kernel, Szechuan Lovage Root, Codonopsis Root, Achyranthes Root
A poor diet can cause hair to lose its shine. Regular consumption of black beans, which have antioxidant properties, will restore lustre, liveliness and shine to your locks.
Black Beans (黑豆/Hei Dou)
Other herbs to try: Szechuan Lovage Root, Eucommia Bark
Frizzy, brittle hair
Can't tame the frizz? Try taking some Atractylodes Macrocephala, which has been proven to improve blood circulation by expanding the blood capillaries on our scalp. This increases nutrient intake and leads to softer and healthier hair. Say goodbye to frizzy and brittle hair!
Atractylodes Macrocephala (白朮/Bai Zhu)
Chinese herbs in hair care
Besides incorporating the above herbs in your diet, you can also visit Beijing 101 Hair Consultants which uses these herbs in hair treatments.
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