Dr Berg: Grow THIN Hair into THICK Hair

Today we’re going to talk about how to grow very thick hair now to be totally 100 transparent i do sell products that help stimulate hair growth as well as a shampoo and conditioner that also supports the growth of hair but i am 100 non-biased of my own products and that’s 100 sarcasm all right now
Video Transcript

That i got that out of the way let’s dive right into the video all right the first thing i want to talk about is iron okay what is iron iron is a mineral that is involved in building up your hemoglobin okay that’s the stuff that helps you carry oxygen through your blood and if you don’t have hemoglobin in the scalp you’re not going to have oxygen for the little roots of the hair follicles and without iron you’re literally starving that hair of oxygen so it can grow it needs oxygen to grow but it’s very easy to get iron especially if you’re not a vegan just a little red meat a few times a week will give you plenty of iron but you can also get iron in eggs and cheese it’s in a lot of different foods all right zinc if you’re deficient in zinc which a lot of people are you’re going to have a real problem growing thick hair the hair is going to come out very very thin zinc is involved in hundreds of different enzymes especially with making proteins okay and your hair is protein so without zinc you don’t get good growth of the hair and you don’t get the thickness of the hair that you really want and the hair will dry out okay so zinc is very important here skin nails things like that um a little red meat again will give you enough zinc now there’s a condition called telogen effluvium okay now what is that that is a condition triggered by shock or stress that makes your hair fall out and become very very thin okay and very very fragile and that is because of this thing called stress so if you uh go through pregnancy for example and you wonder why your hair is thinning out well that’s why or let’s say you have some emotional stress or a loss of a loved one or surgery or an accident or you over exercise all these things can raise cortisol then cortisol then causes you to increase the requirement of zinc and if you’re already deficient in zinc then you’re going to have a problem with your hair intelligent effluvian is basically hair shedding which is temporary caused by stress now if you consume a lot of alcohol or you consume a lot of sugar or for some reason you get a lot of copper all these conditions are going to create a zinc deficiency so just realize that low zinc creates all sorts of problems with your hair and there’s many different ways you can become deficient and i pointed out quite a few shellfish are probably the best source of zinc like oysters but you can also get in red meat all right the next point i want to bring up is omega-3 fatty acids so if you don’t like fish or for some reason you don’t like cod liver oil i don’t know why anyone would have the aversion to i don’t know eating cod liver well because it’s so delicious you could end up having a deficiency of omega-3 fatty acids now if you have you know the typical diet that most americans have you’re going to be very very high in omega 6 fatty acids and that can create the deficiency of omega 3 fatty acids and that could be the reason why your hair is becoming very very thinned but make sure you get enough salmon or cod liver oil for your omega-3 fatty acids plus omega-3 fatty acids are very anti-inflammatory so if you have alopecia for example you have too much inflammation next very important ingredient to making thick hair is vitamin d vitamin d is just so important in hair growth it directly stimulates the growth of hair and a lot of people are deficient a lot of people take vitamin d but they’re either not absorbing it because they don’t have the other cofactors let’s say for example they’re deficient in bile and they can’t break it down for some reason or they have some type of gut issue which they just you know the gut’s not able to absorb it but vitamin d is very very important try to get your vitamin d from the sun of course in the winter you can’t do that vitamin d is really important in the immune aspects of hair both inflammation and autoimmunity when we get to hair because certain people have an autoimmune condition that causes the hair to fall out of their scalp those particular people need a lot more vitamin d than other people so i’m talking about 40 000 or maybe even 50 000 iu’s per day all right selenium okay selenium very important in thyroid health and converting t4 to t3 and as you may already know if you have a slow thyroid that alone can stop your ability to grow hair but selenium is a important antioxidant for the hair to reduce inflammation to definitely counter alopecia and um also dandruff have you heard of cells in blue that’s a selenium sulfate compound if i’m not mistaken and that actually inhibits the fungus that causes dandruff so selenium is very important in different aspects of of hair and scalp but just taking one brazil nut can give you enough selenium okay all right so then we have biotin so biotin is essential to enhance the keratin the type of protein that hair is made out of and the strength of it biotin is essential for that and your own microbiome makes biotin and so this is why when someone gets an antibiotic they could end up with thinning of the hair and they’re wondering why because you just wiped out your good bacteria that’s supposed to make that specific type of b vitamin but a lot of people experience great results with biotin for thickening of the hair so that’s another element that i wanted to bring up all right the next one is low folate um i would never recommend taking folic acid which is the synthetic version of folate always take folate or the active form of folate there’s different forms but you want to get a natural form but folate is a co-factor for many different proteins in the body including hair skin and your nails so without folate you’re going to have a hard time um fully developing the protein necessary in certain parts of your body but it’s very easy to get folate to start consuming salads on a regular basis and you’ll definitely have enough folate it’s in the dark leafy greens all right vitamin c essential for collagen and your hair is part collagen so vitamin c is very very necessary of course i would never recommend the synthetic version of vitamin c get a natural version or just get it from the food you can get plenty of vitamin c from sauerkraut from cabbage from berries from bell peppers and pretty much almost every single vegetable having enough vitamin c makes the collagen very very strong and the other thing i want to bring up about the hair especially if you have thinned hair and you want to thicken it is if you start the ketogenic diet and you don’t consume enough protein let’s say you’re not consuming like real food protein you’re doing protein powders which i don’t recommend i recommend increasing the amount of eggs you eat high quality grass-fed meats and that can actually help you develop thickened hair right off the bat so just don’t forget about protein and consuming enough protein the other symptom you’re going to notice if you don’t have enough protein is you’re going to feel tired and lethargic all right i want to give you some other tips one is seek help the cool thing about sea kelp for hair is it has the trace minerals it has iodine selenium zinc manganese but it also has the amino acids as well as the b vitamins so it’s a really good product for hair growth the other point i’m gonna bring up is over washing your hair okay some people wash their hair way too frequently and that just dries it out it takes the oils out if you use a shampoo that has sulfates it’s going to dissolve the protein in the hair uh take out the oil and leave your hair very very damaged so make sure that you don’t over wash your hair now of course some people are going to say oh dr berg told me not to shower again no i didn’t say that you can shower just don’t wash your hair every single day and watch what happens your hair actually will be much much better quality it’ll be healthier all right the shampoo that you use very very very vital i would recommend using a shampoo without sulfates with a lot of clean ingredients that don’t have side effects but the main thing is get a sulfate free shampoo now i’d also recommend getting a really good conditioner something that has clean ingredients as well as the essential oils and the fats needed that can go into the hair and revive your hair all right the water that you use when you take a shower and so if it has like city water where you’re having the fluoride and the chlorine not good just get a filter um i will put some recommendations down below if you can’t find one but i’m also having a difficult time finding the shower head it’s easy to find the whole house filters but the shower head specifically for fluoride is a tough one but i’ll put a link down below the one that i found but when you don’t have the fluoride and the chlorine boy does it make your hair shine just without using these chemicals just using good water it’s quite amazing all right the coloring if you dye your hair just find someone that can help you use a non-toxic dye there are a lot of chemicals to make your hair a certain color so find something that is more natural even though it costs more it’s going to be important in the long run all right the next point i’m going to bring up is this thing called stress i’ve seen people go through emotional losses and literally lose their hair completely so stress can play a huge factor and the quality of the protein being produced in the top of your skull that is because of high levels of cortisol cortisol is very catabolic which means it breaks down proteins so do whatever you can to help reduce stress i have a lot of videos on that i’ll put some down below last point i want to bring up is if you’re a smoker smoking not only depletes you have nutrients but boy does it dry your hair out it oxidizes the hair it puts a lot of chemicals in in the hair you will find that people that are smokers have very very um dried out old looking hair as well as skin so if you’re a smoker do whatever you can to stop smoking all right so now that you have some good information about how to grow thicker hair you may want to check out my other video which is very popular on hair growth it’s right here check it out

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