Do you feel like your hair isn’t growing? Has it even grown an inch over the past year? Slow hair growth can really be a problem, especially for those who want to grow their hair longer. But the fact is, slow hair growth shouldn’t be a problem as long as you eat nutritious foods. Eating healthy foods like: fruits and green leafy vegetables, fish, low-fat dairy products, eggs, and nuts will not only promote healthy hair growth, it will also give you noticeably glowing skin and nails too.
Yet there are other things that you can do to encourage healthy hair growth:
Smoking is said to have adverse reaction to hair growth because it causes vasoconstriction or constriction of the arteries and veins. Narrow blood vessels means not much nutrients and oxygen can freely circulate in the body, which can affect normal bodily functions and cellular processes.
Alcohol is also have a negative effect on hair growth. It is found that alcohol can lower zinc levels in the body. Zinc is a mineral with antioxidant properties and help boost the immune system. Decreased levels of zinc can weaken the immune system and could lead to poor hair health and could even cause hair loss. Though it is said that moderate drinking can be healthy, too much alcohol on the other hand can lower the levels of zinc, which affects hair growth.
Regular exercise increases the blood flow to the body as well as the scalp. This in turn will translate to having a healthier head of hair. Gentle scalp massage will also do wonders to make faster hair growth. A five-minute gentle massage is enough to stimulate your scalp’s blood supply thus bringing nutrients to the hair follicles for optimum hair growth.
Washing your hair and scalp daily will remove all dirt and oils that have accumulated during the day. Having a clean scalp is equal to having healthier growth of hair as this prevents the follicles from getting clogged up and being stripped of nutrients. The key to safe daily shampooing is by using products that have natural ingredients. FAST or Fortified Amino Scalp Therapy is herbal-based and mild enough to use even on children’s hair. It also contains B vitamins, proven to assist in enhanced hair growth plus essential nutrients and proteins for your hair and scalp.