Posting on the What If Campaign is challenging and rewarding, while I dig deep to simplify. What does it mean to dig deep and simplify? Being the earth sign that I am, I sometimes have to sit and think about how to shorten things in layman’s terms, simplify, get to the point while remaining my eloquent self. Often times it translates in to making a post with a link for you to read at your leisure and receive from it something to support you on your journey.
Many health conditions affect our hair and scalp as part of our bodies:
Here is one that I’ve come across in my talks with some young natural women mostly and shockingly under 25 years old;
Polycystic ovary syndrom
What are the symptoms of PCOS?
The symptoms of PCOS can vary from woman to woman. Some of the symptoms of PCOS include:
- Infertility (not able to get pregnant) because of not ovulating. In fact, PCOS is the most common cause of female infertility.
- Infrequent, absent, and/or irregular menstrual periods
- Hirsutism (HER-suh-tiz-um) — increased hair growth on the face, chest, stomach, back, thumbs, or toes
- Cysts on the ovaries
- Acne, oily skin, or dandruff
- Weight gain or obesity, usually with extra weight around the waist
- Male-pattern baldness or thinning hair
- Patches of skin on the neck, arms, breasts, or thighs that are thick and dark brown or black
- Skin tags — excess flaps of skin in the armpits or neck area
- Pelvic pain
- Anxiety or depression
- Sleep apnea — when breathing stops for short periods of time while asleep
- Source: http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/polycystic-ovary-syndrome.html#a
Why is this important and what does it have to do with hair? Well, hair is a part of everything we do. In this case, without meds hair can grow more. The dangerous part to me is the prescription treatments that are offered in a range of steroidal shots, diabetes meds and infertility drugs, all which can wreak havoc on other organs and not heal the issue at its core. Many diabetes meds cause hair loss – read the fine print – or you many have experienced this yourself.
What If…natural means could heal this issue?
What If…essential oil therapies, structured water and diet and lifestyle shifts could reverse this dis-ease that is known to be caused by hormonal imbalance.
Remember when you have dis-eases like this you want to be chemical free and use the most natural products you can get your hands on because your skin is your bodies largest organ.
Now for some natural recommendations from the Ahava Approved and Assured list of things to help the hair and body feel good.
Kiss My Face – Big Body Conditioner
Giovanni – Root 66 Max volume Conditioner
Andalou – Nourishing Conditioner and Styling Spray (Love! this styling spray)
Heritage – Rosewater or Rosewater and Glycerin ( great natural body product and skin softener)
Yogi Tea – Woman’s Moon Cycle and Woman’s Energy
Dr. Brown’s Healing Water – Structurally Enhanced Water for hair and body
Young Living Essential Oils – blends: Release & Forgiveness – singles: Geranium, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Petitgrain, Roman Chamomile and Rose. Get them from me since I’m a distributor, if you are local. In studio sessions, at events and the weekly meetup. 973-619-2855
10-20 minutes daily of exercise – walking, jogging, running, blading, biking, martial arts, whatever suits you best.