There is nothing like a full head of healthy hair, but there are cases where our hair fail to grow healthy and results to slow hair growth or in some cases hair loss. Sometimes poor hair growth can be our own doing without even knowing it.
Below are a few things that you can do encourage hair growth.
A healthy diet is probably the most important part of to encourage hair growth. Of all the nutrients available on the food we eat, protein is very important for hair, so do not for a low protein diet. Protein is essential for hair growth since this is what hair is made of.
Vitamins and Minerals
Daily intake of your vitamins and minerals also helps to encourage hair growth. Vitamins are co-enzymes and helps in metabolizing food efficiently. Also, deficiencies of certain vitamins like biotin can cause weak dull hair and even hair loss.
Minerals like iron indirectly help to encourage hair growth as it helps the red blood cells cay oxygen all over the body, including the hair follicles. Hair producing cells found underneath the hair follicles needs oxygen for it to produce hair.
Keeping the hair and scalp clean is very important to encourage hair growth. Frequent hair washing will clean off dirt and excess oils. There are some cases where the sebaceous glands produce to much oil called sebum, but to much sebum can make hair really greasy and could also cause dandruff, so regular scalp and hair cleaning is needed.
Also, there are times that the hair feels sluggish and heavy, this is usually the build-up of hair products like gels, hair sprays, leave on products and left over shampoo residues. For this you will need a deep cleansing or clarifying shampoo and conditioner like FAST. FAST not only deep cleanse, it also help in hair growth, because this shampoo is filled nutrients the hair need for optimum hair growth. You can buy the shampoo and condition in Boots stores for only £24.99.
Massaging the scalp is beneficial for hair growth because it increases the flow of blood to the hair follicles, therefore, increasing the flow of much need oxygen and nutrient to increase the growth of hair. When shampooing, try to massage the scalp for a couple of minutes.