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4 Strange Tips to Quickly Improve Your Hair

4 Strange Tips to Quickly Improve Your Hair

There have been a lot of studies that show that hair and hairstyle play a significant part in how attractive to the general public someone is. Because of this, many people spend hours a day trying to get their hair to look just the way that they imagine it looking. For some of these people, even hours a day cannot get them where they want to be. They spend years and years trying to find ways to make their hair look the same way their favorite movie star’s hair looks, but still fail in the end. Hopefully this article can offer some new suggestions. Here are a few ways that can quickly and dramatically improve your hair.

Hormones

This is something that most people are completely unaware of. Hormones significantly affect your overall health, as well as your hair. They are not something you have complete control over, but many people are surprised to find just how much control they do have over hormones.

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The two easiest ways to balance your hormones are to eliminate stress and get enough sleep. This is obviously easier written than done, but if hair and overall health really matter to you, then it’s worth a shot. Sleep needs to be given priority over other activities and things that cause stress need to be eliminated or moderated.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil can be the ultimate revitalizer. Many people do not realize just how many benefits it contains, specifically when it comes to hair. If you were to look at the ingredients list to a lot of natural hair products, coconut oil is often one of the first ones.

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The problem is that a lot of the hair products that most people use to look good for a single day actually cause a lot of long-term damage to their hair. Sure, that extremely powerful gel might give your hair just the look you wanted for today, but continued use will likely start giving your hair a dead flat look as it struggles to maintain healthy growth.

Fake it

One way people are discovering to give themselves the look they want without damaging their hair is something called hair extensions. These are exactly what they sound like and they actually work to improve the overall look of your hair. You can get real hair from donations, or purchase synthetic extensions that are made to look just like real hair. The perk of extensions is that no damage is done to your hair, and if you do not like the look somewhere down the road you can change it overnight.

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While these are not a long-term fix, many people are using them because they like being able to change their hairstyle overnight.

Proper eating

Remember all of those times growing up when you were told to eat your vegetables? Turns out that was real. Eating the right foods actually has a significant impact on how healthy your hair looks. The two biggest vitamins that are contributors to healthy hair growth are Vitamin C and Biotin. As crazy as it sounds, spinach is actually a huge producer of Vitamin C. But don’t worry, if you are not a fan of spinach there are also plenty of citrus fruits that produce nearly the same levels. Something as easy as drinking orange juice with your breakfast in the morning can yield great results.

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There are plenty of other ways to dramatically improve your hair, but many are unhealthy in the long run and are expensive to do. These solutions have been proven to work and they are easy to implement. The best part is that they also will provide other benefits to your body and health.

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Last Updated on December 9, 2019

5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

Everyone experiences mental stress at one time or another. Maybe you’re starting a new career, job, or business, or you feel incredibly overwhelmed between work, parenting, and your love life (or a lack of it). It could even be that you simply feel that you have way too much to do and not enough time to do it,  plus, on top of everything, nothing seems to be going the way it should!

Yup, we all experience mental stress from time-to-time, and that’s okay as long as you have the tools, techniques and knowledge that allow you to fully relieve it once it comes.

Here are 5 tips for relieving mental stress when it comes so you can function at your best while feeling good (and doing well) in work, love, or life:

1. Get Rationally Optimistic

Mental stress starts with your perception of your experiences. For instance, most people get stressed out when they perceive their reality as “being wrong” in some way. Essentially, they have a set idea of how things “should be” at any given moment, and when reality ends up being different (not even necessarily bad), they get stressed.

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This process is simply a result of perception and can be easily “fixed” by recognizing that although life might not always be going as YOU think it should, it’s still going as it should—for your own benefit.

In fact, once you fully recognize that everything in your life ultimately happens for your own growth, progress, and development—so you can achieve your goals and dreams—your perception works in your favor. You soon process and respond to your experience of life differently, for your advantage. That’s the essence of becoming “rationally optimistic.”

The result: no more mental stress.

2. Unplug

Just like you might need to unplug your computer when it starts acting all crazy, you should also “unplug” your mind.

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How on earth do you unplug your mind? Simple: just meditate.

It isn’t nearly difficult or complicated as some people think, so, if you don’t already meditate, give it a try. Whether you meditate for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours, this is a surefire way to reduce mental stress.

Meditation has been scientifically proven to relax your body (resulting in less mental stress), while also reducing anxiety and high blood pressure.

3. Easy on the Caffeine

Yes, we know, we know—everyone loves a nice java buzz, and that’s okay, but there’s a fine line between a small caffeine pick-me-up and a racing heart and mind that throws you into a frenzy of mental stress.

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Try giving up caffeine for a while and see how you feel. And, if that’s completely out of the question for you, at least try to minimize it. You might find that lots of your mental stress mysteriously “disappears” as your caffeine intake goes down.

4. Attack Mental Stress Via the Back Door

That’s right: your body and mind are part of the whole being, and are constantly influencing and affecting each other. If you’re experiencing a lot of mental stress, try to reduce it by calming your body down—a calm body equals a calmer mind.

How do you calm your body down and reduce physical stress? A  great way to reduce physical stress (thereby reducing mental stress) is to take natural supplements that are proven to reduce stress and anxiety while lifting your mood. Three good ones to look into are kava-kava, St John’s wort, and rhodiola rosea:

  • Kava-kava is a natural plant known to have mild sedative properties, and you should be able to find it at your natural health food store or vitamin store. It’s available in capsules or liquid extract form.
  • St John’s wort is a natural flower used to treat depression. Again, it’s found at your local health store in capsules or liquid. Because it uplifts mood (enabling you to see the brighter side of all experiences) it helps relieve mental stress as well.
  • Rhodiola rosea is a natural plant shown to reduce stress and uplift mood, and Russian athletes have been using it forever. Like the other two supplements mentioned, rhodiola rosea can be found at your natural health store in capsule or liquid form.

While these supplements are all natural and can be very helpful for most people, always check with your health care provider first as they can cause side-effects depending on your current health situation etc.

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5. Good Old-Fashioned Exercise

This tip has been around forever because it works. Nothing relieves mental stress like running, kickboxing—you name it. Anything super-physical will wipe out most of your mental stresses once the exercise endorphins (happy chemicals) are released into your brain.

The result: mental stress will be gone!

So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or just plain stressed, try using some of the above tips. You can even print this out or save it to refer to regularly.

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