DietIf we're short of essential nutrients it can weaken the hair shaft, and this can mean hair regrowth slows and the hair itself is more likely to break. Key vitamins for healthy hair include vitamins A, B6, folic acid, B12 and vitamin C. Zinc is an important mineral - a deficiency is linked to both dandruff and hair loss, and copper helps strengthen the hair follicles.
Try: Tricomin Follicle Spray contains a copper nutritional complex. There's also a revitalising shampoo and restructuring conditioner, a conditioning shampoo and a deep conditioning treatment. Call 0800 612 6394, or visit www.peak-nutrition.co.uk
Massage your headMassaging the head helps to stimulate the hair follicles. You can use most oils - including olive and safflower - but essential oils may be more helpful. Try bay, lavender or cedarwood to boost blood flow. Mix essential oils with a base oil and massage gently into the scalp for 15 minutes, so the oil penetrates.
Try: Essential oils from Eve Taylor Aromatherapy Skin and Bodycare. Call 0845 130 5868, or visit www.eve-taylor.com
Deal with stressStress is linked to thinning hair, and a major life event, such as divorce, can trigger hair loss. There's plenty of evidence for the stress-busting benefits of t'ai chi. It reduces anxiety, and helps with balance and flexibility.
Try: T'ai Chi by Andrew Popovic (Southwater, £9.99).
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