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Having Issues With Hair Growth?

hair growthEvery now and then, we experience having a bad hair day. These are the times when our hair is uncooperative and no matter what we do, our hair just won’t give in to the style we want. Sometimes, after countless hours of styling, a strong gush of wind can mess up your hair. But consider yourself lucky, if you have these types of hair problems for a day or two, because others suffer from hair problems for weeks, months or even years and not knowing what to do with their hair.

A lot of individuals, men and women alike, suffer from slow hair growth due to dry, dull and brittle hair. Having brittle hair can drastically affect hair growth because of hair breakage. Our hair grows about half an inch of hair a month; now imagine if two inches of hair where to break off while you’re brushing. That’s four months worth of hair going to waste because of hair breakage.

The fact is, getting hair to grow healthy and strong isn’t difficult. It’s all about knowing what’s good or bad for your hair. Below are some tips on proper hair care.

No To Heat

Heat styling can wreak havoc to hair. Hair straightening ceramic plates, hot curlers and blow driers can reach temperatures so high they can latterly vaporize the little moisture the hair holds, making hair very dull, dry and brittle. It is best to use heat styling on special occasions.

Eat Healthy

Proper nutrition is not only good for your health, it’s good for your hair too. Our hair is mostly made of a protein called keratin. So it is important to consume the right amounts of protein daily. Good sources of protein are lentils, soya beans, milk, cheese and lean meats.

Keep It Clean

Keeping the scalp clean makes it ideal for hair growth. Also, regular  washing help control sebum, an oil that is produced by the sebaceous glands that naturally conditions the skin and hair.

Use Special Products

Special products like FAST shampoo are specially made to stimulate hair growth. FAST or Fortified Amino Scalp Therapy is also great for revitalizing hair because it contain Biotin and pantothenic acid, the so-called “hair vitamins” that makes hair strong and beautiful.

How To Prevent Slow Hair Growth

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Hair producing cells are the second fastest growing cells in the body, first being the intestinal cells. Normally, your hair grows about half an inch per month. Depending on how you take care of your hair, you can increase or even decrease hair growth.

Yes, hair growth is dependent on a lot factors and what’s great about this is you can manipulate your hair to grow fast or even grow slow. The following can affect your hair growth by slowing it down:

Heat Styling

Using heat is the easiest way to style hair. The occasional use of heat styling tools is fine. But if extreme heat is used daily, this could wreak havoc on your hair. Straightening ceramic irons, heat curlers and blow driers can literally vaporize the moisture in your hair, making it dull, dry and brittle.  It is advisable to heat style your hair only on special occasions.

Hair Dye

It is common for women to colour their hair on a regular basis. But if you constantly dye your hair, the chemicals used in these dyes can damage your hair. Regular hair dyes use strong chemicals to strip off the natural colour of your hair, making it lighter. Then the actual colour is applied which is absorbed by hair. This is fine if carried out infrequently, but if done regularly, hair will become brittle due to chemical burns. Alternatively, you can use natural hair dyes like henna. These dyes may not last long but they won’t damage your hair.

No Narrow Tooth Combs

If you have really thick and long hair, throw away those narrow tooth combs and use wide ones instead. Narrow tooth combs can cause tangles which can damage and break hair. It is also good to invest in combs or brushes that prevents tangles because hair breakage can really slow down hair growth.

Hair Growth: Natural Ways To Make Hair Grow Faster

hair growthHave you ever had a haircut ruined by having it too short? Or had a fabulous looking hair style that looked great on someone else, but looks terrible on you? Yes, bad haircuts come and go, but the problem with a bad haircut is the waiting, which feels like an eternity before you can get your original hair length back.

But not to worry there are ways to make hair grow faster. The first thing you need to understand is what hair needs because this is the key to faster hair growth, below are some tips on how to attain this.

Healthy Diet

Eating a healthy diet helps give your body everything it needs to grow hair faster. One important nutrient for hair is protein, since this is what hair is mostly made of. Basically hair is made up of a protein called Keratin, which is also found in our skin and nails. So, if you eat healthy amounts of protein rich foods like lean meat from beef, pork, chicken, fish, nuts and soy, this will not only promote healthy hair grow, your skin and nails will grow healthy too.

Stay Fit

Regular exercise is also great for hair growth. Staying fit increases the strength of your immune system; therefore, preventing any bacterial or fungal infection from occurring in your scalp. Also, regular activity increase blood flow to different parts of the body, including the scalp. Increased blood flow means more nutrient and oxygen transfer to the scalp which is great for growing hair.

Vitamins and Minerals

Taking your vitamins and minerals daily is an important part of staying healthy. Our body needs vitamins to function properly. Vitamins act as co-enzymes that help metabolize food efficiently. Also, certain vitamin deficiencies can cause hair loss, like biotin deficiency. One important mineral that is helpful in hair growth is iron. Iron binds to red blood cells.