Summer brings long hot and humid days that could cause dull frizzy and dry hair. During this time our hair is susceptible to breakage, tangles, damage and split ends. This is the reason why some folks experience difficulty trying to get their hair long during the summer months.
To get your hair growing back healthy again, you need to learn how to properly condition your hair. The primary goal is to lock the moisture within the hairs core to prevent hair from getting dry. Also, providing nutrients to the hair and scalp can help promote hair growth.
To promote healthy growing hair you will need to consume healthy amounts of protein daily. Our hair is mostly made of a protein called keratin, the same protein found in our skin and nails. That’s why when your hair grows healthy and beautiful, so does your skin and nails. Rich sources of protein are: soya beans, lentils, dairy products like milk and cheese, fish and lean meat from beef, pork or chicken.
Also, it is also good to put use of the so called “hair vitamins” which are: panthotenic acid and biotin.
Panthotenic acid or vitamin B5 or more popularly known in the hair industry is provitamin B5 helps make hair really soft, slippery and shinny. This is everything that you’ve want for your hair, right? But having really soft and slippery hair also help prevent hair tangles; thus, preventing hair breakage. That’s why provitamin b5 is a common ingredient among shampoos and conditioners.
Biotin or vitamin B7 helps make each hair strand stronger, also preventing hair breakage.
It is important to mention that both vitamins need to applied directly to the scalp and hair. A lot of people are misguided and take mega-doses of these vitamins for hair growth. This is erroneous and could lead to vitamin toxicity.