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Hair Growth the Natural Way
Title: Hair Growth the Natural Way
Do you have hair loss problems? This is something that is affecting to a lot people today, including both men and women. Thankfully, there are natural methods that can help to grow and reduce hair loss for you to have shiny and healthy hair.
There are many reasons why you might be suffering from hair loss. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies, stress, poor health, fad diets, poor hygiene and bad lifestyle habits are all the things that can lead to hair loss. As soon as you identify the underlying cause you can take the necessary prevention and treatment.
These are some of the natural ways that you can stimulate hair growth:
Get trimmed frequently.
Although it would seem counter intuitive, but it actually helps. It doesn’t really make your hair grow faster, but it will prevent splints from occurring and working their way up your strands and keep your tips looking healthy.
Lessen your usage of shampoo.
You don’t necessarily need to put shampoo every single time you shower. You may never skip conditioner, but skipping shampoo would be good for your hair. Conditioners help replace the proteins and lipids inside the shaft of your hair, as well as help prevent more damages from happening by sealing the cuticle. Shampoo’s purpose is to wash the product build up and dirt away. But you are unaware that it takes away essential natural oils that helps keep your strands healthy and soft.
Add Vitamins to Your Diet
Vitamins B-complex, A, and E are essential nutrients to have in your diet in order to maintain your hair healthy. Vitamin B-complex is vital for the overall strength and health of hair. Vitamin A is needed for sebum production. A deficiency in sebum can cause the hair to become dry and brittle which will eventually result in hair loss. Vitamin E is necessary for repairing damaged follicles. You can get these vitamins from green-leafy vegetables and fruits.
A Diet Rich in Iron
Iron deficiency is one of the major causes of hair loss. You need lots of iron in your diet to maintain a stronger and healthy hair. Green leafy vegetables, tofu, red meat, and beans contain lots of iron. In addition, they contain essential minerals, such as zinc and biotin, which can help to promote hair growth.
Use Natural Herbs
Many herbs are helpful in promoting hair growth. Some examples are burdock, catnip, and chamomile. Burdock and catnip promotes growth, and they are generally used as ingredients in shampoos and conditioners which are formulated specially for hair loss. Chamomile herb is a good choice if stress is the cause of your hair loss. It’s a good stress reliever that is also effective in enhancing hair growth.
Massages are rejuvenating, relaxing and can help in encouraging hair growth. If you are getting regular hair massage with oil, it will improve blood circulation and help to strengthen and nourish the shaft and follicles. You can use jojoba oil, olive oil or coconut oil. The essential oils such as sage, lavender, and rosemary can be mixed with the regular hair oil for massages. You should warm the oil prior to massaging and use it before going to bed to get the best results, or use hot oil treatments which sinks directly to the open pours and strengthens the hair follicle from roots to ends.
This is also one of the natural remedies. It might not help to grow the hair directly, but can improve your overall health and promote healthy hair growth in the process.
As you can see, it is possible to use natural methods to grow your hair as well as reduce or stop it from falling out. Simple things such as eating right, reducing stress, and taking care of your hair will help you to do this without having a problem about potential side effects.
Give your hair a break
Stop using too much heat on your hair as this dries and damages your hair. Use protective styles, there are hairstyles that do not require loads of manipulation, combing just leaving your hair alone to breathe and retain its length, such as braids, ponytails etc.
Bottom line is, if you want to improve your hair, be consistent with your daily routine and remedies. At the end of the day, your hair’s improvement would all be up to you if you’d start doing something about it or not. Also, don’t obsess over it, it will not grow 10 inches by looking in the mirror all the time. Keep it healthy and it will grow.