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Stay Fit For Healthy Hair Growth

hair growthEncouraging hair growth is somewhat similar to promoting the overall health of the body. Our hair need nutrients for it to grow, so it is important to consume the right amount of nutrients for healthy hair growth.

Healthy Diet

As much as possible avoid consuming fatty foods because this can make hair oily and greasy. Consuming the right food is the key to a healthy body, as well as healthy hair growth. Our hair is mostly made of a protein called keratin, the same protein found on our skin and nails. So it is important to consume the right amounts of protein daily. Foods rich in protein are: lentils, soya beans, milk, cheese, lean meat from beef, pork and chicken.

Exercise

Daily exercise is good in improving blood circulation all over the body; good circulation means more nutrients and oxygen reaching the cells, including hair cells that grow hair. Also exercise improves the immune systems which help prevent infections from occurring from the scalp.

Vitamins

Vitamins are nutrients that the body needs to function properly. Generally, vitamins are co-enzymes that help metabolize food efficiently. Specifically, each vitamin have their own role in the body, too much can lead to toxicity and too less can lead to deficiency.  For hair, there are vitamins that benefit hair growth, the so called “hair vitamins” are biotin and pantothenic acid.

Biotin or vitamin B7 help strengthen each hair strand, minimizing hair breakage.

Pantothenic acid or vitamin B5, also called provitamin B5 makes the hair really soft, shiny and slippery, making it easier to comb and prevents tangles.

A lot of people think that taking mega doses of both vitamins will improve hair growth, this is totally false. It is important to mention that biotin and pantothenic acid needs be applied directly to hair and scalp to provide its hair benefits.

 

Promote Fast Hair Growth with FAST Shampoo and Conditioner

hair growthWe all get bad haircuts every now and then, and every time we can’t help but wonder how to encourage fast hair growth? The good news is, there are ways to get hair to growing faster. Keep in mind, that there is no instant solution or a magic potion to get your hair to grow in amazing rates. But not to worry, there are effective hair growth products that have been made to increase the hair growth and improve the overall health of hair.

Normally, our hair grows about half an inch a month, that’s only around 6 inches of hair a year, not really long for a year’s wait. Fortunately, the master formulators of Nisim international, have made FAST shampoo and conditioner, a product specially made to stimulate hair growth – naturally.

FAST or Fortified Amino Scalp Therapy is a deep cleansing shampoo and conditioner that is filled with nutrients the hair needs for faster growth. FAST contain:

Amino Acids – Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, which is very much needed for hair growth. Our hair is mostly made of a protein called keratin, the same protein found on our skin and nails. So it is good to use FAST daily to provide all the amino acids the hair need for healthy hair growth.

VitaminsFAST Shampoo and conditioner contain the so called “hair vitamins” which are biotin and pantothenic acid. Many people think that taking large doses of biotin and pantothenic acid can increase hair growth, but the fact is, these vitamins need to be applied directly to the hair and scalp. Biotin or vitamin B7 increases the strength of each hair strand, making hair less prone to breakage. Pantothenic acid or pro-vitamin B5 beautifies hair by making it really soft, shiny and slippery, preventing tangles and hair breakage.

Another major component of FAST is its herbal actives. A special blend of herbs is included in the ingredients to naturally stimulate new hair growth.

Natural Ways To Increase Hair Growth

hair growthThere are times when you want to try out a hair style that you’ve always wanted and end up looking terrible because the new hair style doesn’t suit you. Well, ending up with a hair style that doesn’t suit you is like having a bad haircut. Wouldn’t it be nice to get your hair growing really fast?

Normally, hair grows about half an inch a month, that’s only 6 inches in a year. But not to worry, there are ways to stimulate hair growth which will be discussed below:

Nutrients For Hair Growth

To get your hair growing really fast, it is best to start off with proper nutrition. You won’t be able to stimulate fast and healthy hair growth if you’re an extreme dieter. Just like any cell in our body, our hair needs nutrients to grow, especially protein because this is what hair is mostly made of. So consuming the right amounts of protein daily is excellent for hair growth. Excellent food sources of protein are: lentils, soya beans, milk, cheese, fish and lean meat from beef, pork and chicken.

Vitamins For Hair Growth

Our body needs vitamins in order to function properly. For hair growth, there are the so called “hair vitamins” which are: pantothenic acid or famously called pro vitamin B5 and Biotin. A lot of people think that taking large amounts of biotin and pantothenic acid will promote fast hair growth. The fact is, both vitamins promote hair growth by simply apply them directly to hair and scalp. Pantothenic acid makes the hair really soft, shiny and slippery, preventing tangles and hair breakage. Biotin also prevents hair breakage by making each hair strand strong.

Health and Hair Growth

Your overall health is also a determining factor on how fast your hair grows. Stress can influence a lot of bodily functions in the body and it is believed that stress can cause slow thin hair growth and even hair loss. One way to counter the effects of stress, is having a healthy body and mind. So regular exercise is not only good for your overall health, it’s great for hair too.

Hair Health for Fast Hair Growth

hair growthHaving 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.

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What Makes FAST Shampoo and Conditioner So Effective?

hair growthFAST or Fortified Amino Scalp Therapy is a deep cleansing shampoo and conditioner specifically made to stimulate faster hair growth, addressing all sorts of hair problems like a bad haircut, slow growing hair and even weak dry hair that is prone to breakage. FAST is made by Nisim International, a Canadian-based company well known for creating innovate products using natural and herbal active ingredients. Their products stimulate faster hair growth, fight hair loss and even retard hair growth.

 What are the benefits of using FAST shampoo and conditioner?

First and foremost, FAST is used to stimulate hair growth and it does this safely by using natural ingredients like amino acids, B-complex vitamins and a proprietary blend of herbs (herbal actives). These ingredients provide all the essential nutrients that hair needs for faster hair growth.

Also, FAST is a clarifying shampoo and conditioner, this means it cleanses all dirt and residue left by other hair products like: hair styling gels, moose, sprays and even residues left from your regular shampoo. It cleanses your hair and scalp creating a healthy environment for hair growth.

What are the active ingredients of FAST?

FAST contain Cystine, cysteine and methionine which are sulfur containing amino acids. Over 90% of the dry weight of hair comprises proteins called keratins, which have high disulfide content, from the amino acid cysteine[1]. Methionine is able to strengthen the structure of hair and nails[2].

A published study, resulting from a dermatology congress in Florence in 2006, found that the amount of hair found to be in the Anagen growth phase was significantly higher in a group of people who had taken methionine as part of an amino acid and vitamin B complex combination treatment[3] than a control group which had taken nothing.

Biotin or vitamin B7 is part of the B-complex vitamins. Biotin is also called Vitamin H, “H” coming from the German word “Haar and Haut” meaning hair and skin. Biotin is often recommended for strengthening hair and nails[4].

Panthenol is the biological active alcohol analog of pantothenic acid or vitamin B5, a member of the B-complex vitamins. Due to its conversion to pantothenic acid in the skin and hair, its commonly used name is Provitamin B5.

The main function of panthenol in hair care is its long lasting moisturizing effects. Panthenol has strong deposition onto the cuticle and deeply penetrates the cortex of a hair. Since panthenol penetrates into hair and improves its ability to regulate its moisture content, it increases its resistance to damage and brittleness[5].

Inositol is found in many foods, especially in fruits. It plays an important role in the health of cell membranes. For hair, Inositol is said to promote healthy hair and hair growth, according to some reports, Inositol strengthens the cells of the hair helping it to retain moisture[6].

Tocopheryl Acetate or Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin that is known for its anti-oxidant properties. Tocopheryl acetate does not get oxidized in the skin, where about 5% is converted to free tocopherol and provides beneficial antioxidant effects[7].

What makes FAST different from other hair growth products?

You will find the ingredients listed above are commonly found in many other products, some may even contain the same active ingredients found in FAST. However, these other products may have little or no effect in stimulating hair growth! The fact is, these hair companies know these ingredients work in promoting hair growth, but are unable to replicate the effectiveness of FAST because they do not know the specific ratios and combinations of ingredients, which is so critical to its effectiveness. The master formulators at Nisim spent decades researching and perfecting this unique formula before FAST was released into the market.

How to use FAST Shampoo and Conditioner?

FAST can be used like your regular shampoo and conditioner. But it is best to use FAST by washing with very warm water. This will open up and unclog obstructed pores, allowing the active ingredients of FAST to be absorbed in the hair shaft to stimulate hair growth. Also, it is advisable to massage the shampoo into the hair and scalp for 60 seconds, avoid rubbing. The massage and heat from warm water improves circulation to the scalp, allowing more nutrients and oxygen to flow to the follicles. Once you are happy with the length of your hair, you can stop using FAST and switch back to your regular shampoo.



[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disulfide_bond#In_hair_and_feathers

[2] Haneke, E. & Baran, R. (2011) Micronutrients for Hair and Nails, Nutrition for healthy skin, Volume 2, (pp. 149-163)

[3] Alonso, L. & Fuchs, E. (2006) The hair cycle, Journal of Cell Science, issue 119, (pp. 391-393)

[5] http://www.dsm.com/en_US/downloads/dnpna/Panthenol_brochure.pdf

[6] http://healthoracle.org/downloads/I/Inositol.pdf

[7] http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/fw04/allaboute.html