Having beautiful long hair is every woman’s dream. Though short hair can easily be managed and can also look dazzling. Still, nothing compares to the elegance of long, thick and shiny hair. No wonder the hair extension business is doing well.
Sadly, a lot of women have difficulty growing their hair long. Slow hair growth, breakage, dull dry hair are some of the common problems you will encounter and have to surpass to get your hair growing longer. Proper hair care is the key to healthy and fast growing hair which will be discussed below:
Pack In The Nutrients
Having a healthy Diet and taking your vitamins and minerals daily is an essential part of hair growth. Our hair is mostly made of a protein called keratin, the same protein found in our skin and nails. So it is important to consume the right amounts of protein every day. Good sources of protein are dairy products, milk, fish, soy beans, lentils and lean meats from beef, pork and chicken.
Vitamins are nutrients the body needs to function properly. Vitamins are co-enzymes that help the body metabolize food efficiently. There are also vitamins that can help strengthen and beautify hair when directly applied to the scalp and hair like biotin and pantothenic acid.
Biotin or Vitamin B7 is part of the water soluble B-complex vitamins. When applied directly to hair and scalp, biotin help strengthen each strand. Pantothenic acid or popularly known as provitamin B5 in the hair industry, beautifies hair by making it shiny, soft and slippery. Both vitamins help reduce hair breakage.
Keeping It Clean
Daily washing is very important in keeping the hair and scalp clean. Our hair is like a sponge when it comes to dust or dirt flying around in the air. Also, we produce a natural oil called sebum, which is secreted by the sebaceous glands found on every hair follicle. This sebum functions as a natural hair and skin conditioner, but when this oil is mixed with dust and dirt, it could dry up and clog the pores and could even cause dandruff. So it is essential to remove all the dirt and excess oils to make the scalp an ideal environment for hair growth.