Everything You Need To Know About Hair Growth
Confidence often starts with how we look, and how we look usually starts with our hair. If our hair isn’t quite as good as we’d like it to be, it can have a massive effect on our self-esteem. A lot is resting on good hair.
Your hair grows at around two inches each month, but this is only the average measurement. If your lifestyle is tip-top, your hair will grow even more. If, however, your diet and everything else is a little bit “not cool”, then your hair will struggle to grow at all.
In fact, it may even fall out. Oh gosh.
If you’re looking to boost your hair growth and look the part at all times, here are some top tips on how to do just that.
Maintain A Well-Balanced Diet
You may already know that your skin begins to crumble if your diet is poor. What you may not know is that your hair is hugely affected by what you eat and drink, too.
Essential for good hair growth is a diet that is rich in:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
It’s not enough that you get a bit of these micronutrients now and then; rather, you need to try to get as many as you can each day. You can do this by adding the following to your diet:
- Green leaves
- Olive oil
- Citrus fruit
You can also consume these nutrients in capsule form, although nothing is better than going straight to the 100% natural source.
Also, for better hair growth, you should consider buying as much organic food as you can.
Be As Careful And As Attentive As You Can
As well as a healthy, well-balanced diet, you should also take good care of your body in other ways.
For example, how you wash yourself can play a key role in determining the state your hair is in. Washing your whole body each day is not as healthy as people think it is; although it’s important to wash your hands a few times each in order to scrub away bacteria that can cause disease, washing your your hair each day is certainly not necessary and can actually prevent healthy hair growth.
It’s also important to note that you can’t just use any type of conditioner or shampoo, but instead need to use a specific type that works for you.
Give Your Hair Some Love
Have you ever massaged your own head? If you haven’t, you really should start doing if you want to see more hair growth.
You can massage your head in the shower with essential oil or conditioner. Massaging it for up to ten minutes before rinsing can promote healthier, stronger follicles. It also promotes blood flow to your head, which in turn leads to a healthier mane.
If you’re a man, you don’t need to brush all that regularly, but it’s important that women follow this golden rule.
Brushing your hair each day is fundamental if you want to rejuvenate your hair follicles that have been flagging a bit recently. Brushing will also help to stimulate your scalp’s glands which control oil output.
It’s important that you wisely choose a brush which goes easy on your scalp so that it can remove tangles without any hassle. The same goes for a comb. Moreover, you should avoid brushing while wet, and you do not need to aim for the mythological “100 strokes per day”.
How To Grow Hair Faster
Our daily habits do play an important role when it comes to hair growth, but if you want to speed up the process even more, you need to start using products, such as deep conditioning treatments, protein treatments, supplements and heart-protecting sprays.
You can get hold of deep conditioning treatment products in your local grocery store. They range in price, while there are lots of different brands on the market.
Protecting your hair with heat-protecting sprays is a good idea, too, particularly if – like me – you regularly use a blow dryer or ion. There are various heat-protecting sprays available, and the prices vary according to brand/
If you are suffering from thin or brittle strands, you could try using biotin, which is also known as vitamin H. This has been studied and proven to boost elasticity, which can therefore minimise the risk of loss and breakage.
You can use protein treatment products, too, which can be used either at home or by a trained professional in a salon. It’s key to use a protein treatment that contains magnesium, as well as natural oils as these are particularly effective at promoting hair growth.
Eat Your Vitamins
It’s important to remember at all times that hair grows much better and quicker when you introduce plenty of micronutrients to your diet.
If you eat enough red meat, green veggies, lentils and eggs each week, you are getting enough iron to strengthen your hair follicles. Iron is important because it transports oxygen around your body, which in turn stimulates hair growth.
Zinc is another essential nutrient that strengthens your strands. As well as sculpting healthier cells, zinc also keeps your hormones balanced, which is essential for hair growth. If your thinning strands are linked to hormone imbalance, you need to consume more zinc.
Vitamin D is another key nutrient here, too. You can get more vitamin D from grains, fish, beef liver and mushrooms.
Another nutrient to add to your diet are B-complex vitamins, such as niacin and cobalamin, which you can get from whole grains, eggs, avocados and beans.
A combination of a well-balanced diet, vitamins, minerals and a better lifestyle will all help you to achieve better hair growth. These techniques work for both men and women, but if you’re unsure and would like further assistance on the subject, it’s a good idea to visit your dermatologist to see if there are is an option for a holistic growth regimen.