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Healthy Hair Tips for Over 40s

While we are young our growth hormones are on the offensive – slow hair growth is something young people almost never have to worry about. However, as we get older, and particularly after age 40, these hormones slow down considerably.

Healthy hair growth is a goal that many of us strive for, but not many of us fully understand. To begin with, we need to understand why it happens –

Recurring breakage and slow hair growth is an unfortunate tragedy that many of us will face at some point in our lives. Aging follicles, hormonal imbalances and genetics all play a part in this process, but there is still good news. If you vary your lifestyle in specific ways, you can work to ensure your hair continues growing thick and strong.

If your slow hair growth is purely due to your genetics then there is unfortunately not much that can be done. However, if it is the effect of a multitude of other factors, there are ways in which to counteract it.

  1. Getting older means a slowing of your metabolism and a greater overall amount of energy your body needs in order to function as it once did in its youth. Bearing this in mind, it is imperative that your diet consists of healthy vitamins and minerals including Biotin, iron, calcium etc.
  2. Avoid drinking and smoking! Particularly the latter as it adds nasty carcinogens to your bloodstream which will debilitate not only your chances of healthy hair growth, but your overall health in general.
  3. Supplement your lifestyle with the FAST shampoo and conditioner to stimulate healthy hair growth safely and effectively. We use natural vitamins and amino acids in our formula to ensure that slow hair growth is counteracted.
  4. Avoid adding any type of chemicals to your hair that aren’t ensured to be safe. These could damage your hair follicles and reduce your chance of healthy hair growth dramatically.
  5. Try and stay calm! The cliche of ‘being so stressed your hair falls out’ has a certain degree of truth to it. Multiple studies have linked stress levels with hair growth and the rate of hair growth.
  6. Take multivitamins to supplement those essential vitamins and minerals that you may be finding hard to get through your normal diet.

Remember that no matter how old you are it is never too late to begin taking care of your body. It is indeed somewhat of a lengthy process that requires both discipline and time, but if you truly are committed to seeing healthy hair growth then it is well worth the effort.

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Important Tips For Healthy Hair Growth

As people begin to age they often suffer from slow growing hair, or in more extreme cases, balding. The chances of this happening to you are mostly contingent on your genetics; however, that is not to say it is a waste of time to encourage healthy hair growth while you still can. Recent studies have shown that people who actively work to encourage healthy hair growth have a 23% less likely chance of balding before age 50.

What Can You Do?

Using the FAST formula will indeed stimulate healthy hair growth, but should be used in combination with a series of lifestyle choices to maximise potential hair growth.

Eating healthy is the foundation of almost any change you could wish to make to your aesthetic. Your body is only able to change in proportion to the amount of energy it has for that change; like the way a car can only run as long as it has fuel. In order to supply your body with the appropriate amount of fuel, you will need to make sure you take in essential vitamins and minerals. Making sure iron and zinc – found in beef, pork, beans and mushrooms is a part of your everyday diet will go a long way towards stimulating hair growth.

Scalp massages can also be of great use. Using any natural oils, massage the scalp to increase blood flow to the area – in turn promoting healthy hair growth! Lavender and Rosemary oils are highly recommended as they are packed with antioxidants that purify the hair and encourage it to grow.

Using the FAST formula is a perfect way to supplement your lifestyle changes. It’s important that the word “supplement” is stressed as, if you use FAST in isolation, you could be limiting the progress you see. If you are in fact using FAST as a supplement then you are well on your way to  healthy, beautiful hair!

What Shouldn’t You Do?

Modern fashion trends often involve dying or bleaching your hair. If you are committed to making your hair grow faster, avoid these products at all costs. They are rife with harmful chemicals that are counter-productive to healthy hair growth.

Recent studies have also shown an excess exposure to ultraviolet light is also damaging to hair growth. Even if you aren’t trying to stimulate hair growth, an excess of UV light is harsh on your skin and in worst case scenarios can lead to skin cancer. You should always protect yourself with sunscreen and a hat. The latter is especially important if you want to encourage healthy hair growth while spending time in the sun.

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4 Styling Techniques That Can Damage Your Hair

hairStyling your hair is one way of expressing yourself. Fixing up your hair neatly and beautifully can boost your confidence, that’s why you will often wake up early in the morning just to style your hair.

Unfortunately some styling techniques can harm your hair especially when done frequently. Problems like dull and dry hair, making hair prone to breakage, affecting hair growth. In worst cases, hair loss can also occur. Below are some of the techniques that can damage your hair.

  1. Minimize the use of heat. Heat based products like: hair curlers, hair driers and especially hair straighteners can reach temperatures so high, they can literally vaporize the little moisture the hair holds.  This can make hair dull and very dry, making hair brittle.  Though the use of heat is the easiest way to style hair, constant use can damage hair, so it is advisable to use heat styling on specially occasions.
  2. Gentle grooming. Sometimes we find ourselves forcefully pulling our brush or comb thru our hair. This can put a lot of strain to the hair and can break the strands. In some cases, hair can be pulled out from the scalp which can cause patches of bald spots on the scalp. The best solution for this is use wide tooth combs or better: use special brush or combs that help reduce tangles.
  3. Do not brush or comb hair while it’s wet. Some of us commonly do this; again this can pull hair from the roots and can cause hair breakage. It is best to wrap hair and towel dry, then air dry before grooming.
  4. Some hair styles like braids, cornrows, and ponytails can put a lot of strain to hair especially when these hair styles are worn tightly. Again hair is prone to breakage and being pulled from roots. If possible try not to style hair in this fashion, or you can style hair loosely to prevent strain to hair.

Fast Hair Growth: 3 Tips For Healthy Hair Growth

MARCELA-BEAUTIFUL-HAIR-INS3Are you having problems with hair growth? We all experience this at one point of our lives. Having dull, dry brittle hair can be really annoying for some, hair can be difficult to style and very prone to breakage. And hair breakage can really affect the growth of hair.

A lot of people think that their hair stopped growing because it no longer exceeds its present length. Well the truth is, our hair never stops growing. Normal growth rate of hair is about half an inch a month and growth rate can vary depending on the condition of a person. But if your hair is prone to breakage, hair growth drastically change. Imagine if two inches of hair breaks, then it would take around four months to grow back its original length and what if the strand breaks again, and then the whole process repeats itself, making us think that our hair stopped growing.

The best way to get hair growing back normal is to strengthen each hair strand. Actually, this is not difficult to do; the key is knowledge on how to properly treat your hair, which will be discussed as follows:

Good Diet

Nothing can encourage hair to grow better than a healthy and nutritious meal. Our hair is mostly made of a protein called keratin, the same protein found in our skin and nails. This means that our hair needs a constant supply of protein for healthy hair growth. Foods rich in protein are: milk, cheese, lentils, soya, fish, and lean meat from pork, beef and chicken.

No To Heat

The use of hot straightening irons, curlers and blow driers can really damage hair. These gadgets can produce heat so high they can literally vaporize all the moisture with in hair, making hair really dry and brittle. It is recommended to  use hair styling only on special occasions.

Special Products

The use of special hair products can help encourage healthy hair growth and could even strengthen and beautify hair. FAST or Fortified Amino Scalp Therapy is a special deep cleansing shampoo and conditioner specifically made to stimulate hair growth. FAST not only encourage hair growth, it strengthens and beautify hair.