By Hadiza Saidu
Sounds too good to be true? The happy news is you can speed up the growth of healthy hair. While the reality can be frustrating, hair sprouts an average of half an inch per month. Experts agree that the right foods, supplements and hair-care techniques can help boost the results. Make these little changes and watch your hair reach luscious lengths. You have to trust me on this because I have slow hair growth and adopted these techniques, over time the result has been amazing. You too can try it, its easy to achieve and inexpensive!
Nutrients Your Body Needs To Make Hair Grow
You probably associate folic acid with pregnant women who have to down the stuff right? Well this baby making ingredient also helps your body build up keratin, the protein hair is largely made of . So investigate your local pharmacy for hair growth supplements that contain it, as well as other pro-growth nutrients like zinc, biotin and iron. Secondly reassess your diet, the number one change you can make is to increase your protein intake. A few examples are eggs, cheese, fish, chicken or turkey. These are protein rich foods and while you’re at it, ditch that breakfast skipping habit. Morning is when your energy is at its lowest and since hair follicles need energy to grow you need to make breakfast compulsory and graze every four hours( nuts, beans and green vegetables are like Miracle-Gro for hair) to keep them fired up. I eat a lot of almond nuts while watching television , its my replacement for pop corn and why not if it’ll help boost my hair growth.
Finally, chill out. As unreal as this sounds,stress slows down your digestive system (not good for getting the nutrients your hair needs). It sends your hormones haywire, reducing the amount of nutrient-rich blood headed for the follicles. Do all of this and you’ll see a difference in about four to six months.
Let’s also look at little tweaks that trigger hair growth, If your hair grows achingly slowly or gets to a certain length and then suddenly stalls, you’ll need to start massaging your scalp daily and loving the hair you have. Here’s why:
Rub and Scrub: You wouldn’t just stick your face under a tap to clean it, would you? Similarly, your scalp needs to be touched. New hair has trouble sprouting through a layer of dirt, oil and old skin cells. Massage your scalp vigorously with your fingers for two minutes before washing and scrub while washing.
Pamper Your Hair: Look for shampoos and conditioners that contain moisturizing shea butter or avocado oil. They keep strands saturated and this is key for growth since brittle, splitting strands break off before they can get longer. Also, for strong nourished strand. warm up one cup of olive oil until its lukewarm, then pour over wet hair combing it through from root to tip. Cover your hair with shower cap and let it sit for 20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water, shampoo and condition to lock in moisture.
Rethink Your Styling Routine: Heat from hair styling appliances and friction from hair brushes can damage the hair’s protective covering or cuticle making hair strands susceptible to snapping off. Try to detangle your hair with only a wide-tooth comb and use heat-shielding sprays before styling. Laying off the hair dryer or straightening irons for a while can really help.
Wide-tooth Comb and Thermal Protection Smoothie With Castor Oil and Hemp Seed Oil.