4 Steps to Grow Healthy Hair

Category: Articles • Jun 24 2021

Wait is that a small animal in my shower drain?  Nope, its just my hair!  Hair loss can be very upsetting to men and women alike.

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So, what’s needed to grow healthy strong hair? Essentially, there are 4 primary factors in growing healthy hair.

  1. Eat or supplement with the correct micro-nutrients and herbs.
  2. Stop your hair loss hormones from showing their ugly head.
  3. Eat or supplement with all the correct macro-nutrients.
  4. Create a healthy external hair environment.

The most important of these factors is probably the outside in approach.  Meaning what you are putting in your body or not putting in your body is for sure the most important factor so we’ll start there.

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Step 1:  Eating or Supplementing with the Correct Micro-nutrients and Herbs

Horsetail-400 mgs per day

Horsetail is an essential food for hair growth for a number of reasons.

  • Horsetail supports the rejuvenation of hair adding sheen to the appearance and strength to the hair shaft.

  • Horsetail is high in silica.  Silica is a key nutrient that helps to makes the hair itself stronger and prevents thinning.

  • Horsetail has a good amount of the natural amino acid cysteine, which provides important sulfur needed for the growth of healthy hair.

  • Horsetail contains the trace mineral selenium, which supports healthy thyroid function.  We all know that healthy thyroid function is necessary for healthy hair growth.  In fact, one of the symptoms of thyroid disfunction is hair loss and loss of the outer 1/4 of the eyebrows.

Saw Palmetto berries-200 mgs per day

  • If your hair is falling out it may be due to high amounts of the hormone 5 dihydrotestosterone or 5-DHT for short.   An excess amount of 5-DHT can cause a woman or a man to lose their hair and nothing they do will help.  An extract of saw palmetto berries may block the hormone 5-DHT from being produced, helping to restore your body’s natural ability to grow healthy hair.

Collagen Type I and II-100 mgs per day combined

  • Type I and Type II collagen are the protein building blocks for hair.  Some people either don’t get enough of this type of protein in their diet or simply can break it down and digest it if they do.  Getting these two forms of collage in supplemental form is very important.

Bamboo Stem and Root-75 mgs per day

  • The base of your hair is alive and growing and requires lots of nutrients to continue to grow in a healthy fashion.  Bamboo extract supports healthy blood flow to the scalp.  Better blood flow to the scalp could mean healthier hair follicles that promote a thicker mane. This plant extract is also filled with antioxidants and anti-irritant properties that create a great environment for healthy hair growth.

Stinging Nettle Root-50 mgs per day

  • Stinging nettle also blocks the hair loss hormone 5-dihydrotestosterone brining the hair hormones into balance.
  • It is also loaded with sulfur and a tremendous amount of nutrients that a specifically needed for hair growth.

Biotin-1,000 mcg per day

  • The key B vitamin that aids in the production of protein as related to hair growth.

Ionic Trace Minerals-50 mcg per day

  • Trace minerals play many different roles in hair growth and the prevention of hair loss.  It’s a good idea to get all 75 of them for sure.


  • Unless you have your own organic garden and a bunch of chickens roaming throughout your backyard then it’s pretty essential to have a good multi-vitamin to supplement what you might be missing in your diet.  Many different nutrients are required for healthy hair growth so you want to ensure you have all basis covered with a good multi.

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Step 2: Stop Your Hair Loss Hormones from Showing their Ugly Head

It’s important to have your hormones in balance, as well as, to prevent the hormone mentioned above 5-DHT from occurring in excess. So how do we do this?

Herbs: Make sure you are getting 200 mgs of saw palmetto berries and 50 mgs of stinging nettle root each day as this will block the hair loss hormone 5-DHT.

Reduce your inflammation.  Why?  Inflammation causes you to produced high amounts of the anti-inflammatory hormone cortisol.

The issue here is excess cortisol blocks thyroid hormone (causing hair loss) and steals from the healthy hormones involved in hair growth directly or indirectly like, progesterone, estrogen and pregnenolone.

How to reduce inflammation:

Anti-inflammatory diet containing seeds, nuts, berries, wild caught fish.  Anti-inflammatory foods click here.

Anti-inflammatory weight loss herbs such as, turmeric, cayenne and boswelia.  More on anti-inflammatory weight loss herbs click here.

Reduce stress.  Reducing stress helps to relax blood vessels causing them to open up and deliver blood to the hair follicles.

In addition, reducing stress is another way to lower cortisol.  Practicing deep abdominal breathing, prayer, walking, yoga and focusing on the positive can help lower your cortisol levels.

Step 3:  Eat or Supplement with the Correct Macro Nutrients

Macro nutrients are protein, fats, carbohydrates and alcohols.  The best places to get your macros for healthy hair grow are as follows:

Fats: The correct fats create a barrier around the hair protecting it from the environment.

The best fats for hair health are coconut oil, olive oil, chia seed, flax seed and the oils naturally occurring in fatty fish like, salmon, mackerel and herring.

Proteins: Hair is primarily a protein so having ample protein in your diet is key.  In fact, over the years I’ve had patients lose hair simply because they either weren’t eating enough protein or couldn’t digest what they were eating.

The best proteins for healthy hair are wild caught fish, hemp seed and whole eggs.

Carbohydrates:  When we are talking about carbs we are looking for the ones that reduce inflammation.  Inflammation around the hair follicle can damage it and cause it to diet.  Anti-inflammatory carbs can help reduce follicular inflammation.

The best anti-inflammatory carbohydrates for hair health are, raspberries, blue berries, strawberries, kiwi and black rice.

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Step 4:  Create a Healthy External Hair Environment

Creating the correct external environment for hair growth is an important piece of the puzzle.

Here are some external things to do and not to do to create a healthy hair environment.

  1. Scalp massage can increase blood flood to the hair follicles brining more nutrients and improving growth.  In general, massaging any part of your body will increase blood flow to it.  Massaging your scalp during your morning shower and before bed is a healthy habit to start.  Sing your ABCs twice and that’s how long each scalp massage session should last.
  2. Use rosemary hair oil on wet hair after you wash your hair in you morning shower.  Rosemary hair oil can increase scalp blood flow even more than just massaging alone.  In addition, it is a powerful antioxidant that can protect your hair from the harsh environment.
  3. Avoid excessive drying of the hair.  Use low blow-dryer settings or towel and air dry your hair.  Also try to limit the use of curling and flat irons on the hair as they can damage the hair.

Other Causes of Hair Loss

Many other conditions can lead to hair loss on the head such as:

  • Autoimmune alopecia know as alopecia areata is a condition where your immune system attacks the hair follicles.
  • Hypo or Hyperthyroidism.  Thyroid hormone controls the blood flow to the scalp.  If your thyroid is not functioning correctly this can lead to low scalp blood flow and hair loss.
  • Traction alopecia is simply wearing your hair up in a bun to tightly, which causes a restriction of blood flow to the scalp and hair loss usually along the front and sides of the scalp.
  • Gut problems.  You have to be able to absorb your nutrients in order to grow healthy hair.  Many people simply are losing their hair because of hidden gut issues. You can try Dr. Rob’s hair supplement to see if it helps you.

My two favorite evaluations to assess the possible cause of hair loss.

Take my Free Leaky Gut Evaluation or Thyroid Evaluation to see if your hair loss could be caused by your gut or your thyroid.

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