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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.

If you have any more pro tips on what to do or not to do to encourage healthy hair growth, be sure to share this post and add your own thoughts!

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Identifying Alopecia – Stunted Hair Growth

The FAST formula is indeed extremely potent for encouraging healthy hair growth – however this comes on the condition that your hair does not suffer from any tertiary ailments such as alopecia.

Alopecia is a condition that, depending on its severity, can make you lose hair, make your hair grow far slower and in some rarer cases destroy the hair follicle completely. There are two different types of alopecia-

Scarring Alopecia

Otherwise known as cicatricial alopecia, this rarer type of ailment completely destroys the sebaceous (oil) gland within the hair follicle and leaves severe scarring in place.

People can sometimes misinterpret cicatricial alopecia for naturally slow growing hair due to the similar nature of each ailment. However, if you feel any severe itching or burning sensations in addition to progressive hair loss then you may want to check with your local doctor what is causing it.

Non-Scarring Alopecia

There are more common forms of alopecia and affects quite a great number of people – all of which are highly treatable. One common type, Telogen Effluvium, causes slow hair growth and the widespread thinning of hair and is usually caused by hormonal or emotional changes. This can happen during times of great stress or pregnancy.

Another type, androgenetic alopecia, naturally makes the hair grow more slowly. There are a variety of medical treatments for ailments such as this which either supplement or suppress a certain chemical that is being released by the body in an effort to encourage healthy hair growth.

Overall

The FAST formula helps regrow hair up to 99% faster but will not be able to do so if you suffer from ailments that debilitate hair growth such as alopecia. If you suffer from slow growing hair or are beginning to notice hair loss, stay vigilant and perhaps go visit your local GP to ensure that there are no extra complications that may restrict the potency of the FAST formula.

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A Guide to Healthy Hair Growth

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Simple guide To Healthy Hair Growth

Some people are very lucky to be born with  thick, long and beautiful hair. Unfortunately, most os us have to look for ways to get our hair to look good and encourage healthy hair growth. There are few feelings as satisfying as having luscious and healthy hair.

To get hair to grow strong, healthy and beautiful, one should follow a good and proper hair care regime. A good diet, a daily intake of vitamins and minerals and good hygiene can help stimulate healthy hair growth.

In addition, the FAST formula can also help to encourage healthy and luscious hair growth!

The Right Food

Nutrition is vital if you want to get healthy growing hair. Our hair is mainly composed of keratin, a protein also found on our skin and nails. So consuming the right amounts of protein is good for hair growth. Foods rich in protein are: soya beans, lentils, milk, cheese, fish, and lean meat from pork, beef and chicken.

Keep Your Hair Clean

Hygiene is imperative in the growth of hair. Daily shampooing makes the scalp ideal for hair growth. Keeping the hair and scalp clean help control sebum, a natural oil regularly produced by the sebaceous glands found underneath our skin. Sebum is a natural skin and hair condition; it does a good job in keeping our skin and hair moisturized. The only problem with sebum is if not washed regularly, this oil can accumulate, making hair greasy and oily. This oiliness can easily attract dust and dirt and could sometimes cause fungal or bacterial infections to the scalp.

Do Not Use Heat

The use of hot ceramic plates for hair straightening, hair curlers or blow driers can really damage hair, vaporizing the little moisture the hair hold. Constant use of these products can make hair dull, dry and brittle which can cause hair breakage.  Use only when needed or on special occasions.

Try towel drying or using curlers instead of a curling iron to avoid any unnecessary heat on the scalp.

Bottom Line

If you follow these instructions, eat the right foods, keep your hair clean and generally take care of your scalp, you will have gorgeous hair in no time!

 

Improve Hair Growth To Fight Telogen Effluvium

healthy-hair-growthTelogen effluvium is a condition where there is excessive and generalized hair thinning of the scalp. This commonly occurs when a person or the body experience extreme stress like: a major operation, over dieting, malnutrition and even child birth. Many women who just given birth experience telogen effluvium,which drastically thinning out their thick and beautiful hair.

It is important to know that hair growth have three stages. The first stage is the anagen phase, the stage of active hair growth. About 90% of our hair are at this stage, growing around half an inch each month. This stage last for 2 to six years.

Next is the Catagen phase or the transitional phase. At this phase the papilla separates  from hair follicle, cutting off the blood supply. This stage last for two weeks and about 3% of our hair are at this stage.

Lastly, the telogen phase which is the phase of active hair fall. About 7% of hair is at this stage and normal hair shedding is about 80 to 100 hair strands a day.

During pregnancy, a lot of hormonal changes occur including an increase of estrogen levels. Estrogen is like fertilizer to hair because it prolongs the anagen phase and deleys the telogen phase. The result is very thick and luscious hair. Unfortunately, estrogen levels normalizes after birth, hence the sudden increase in hair fall. Many new mothers go to a panic or get depressed because of this. But there is really nothing to worry about, because telogen effluvium is a temporary condition. In a few months, will grow back to normal thickness.

But there are ways to get your hair to grow thicker sooner and faster. FAST or Fortified Amino Scalp Therapy will rejuvenate your hair by providing all the nourishment your hair needs to encourage faster hair growth. F.A.S.T. is a professional hair treatment containing a propriety blend natural herbs and amino acids plus B-complex vitamins for better metabolism and absorption.

 

 

Hair Growth And Prenatal Vitamins

hair growthThere is a lot of information that can be found on the internet that states that taking prenatal vitamins will promote hair growth. This information has led non-pregnant women and even men to take this type of vitamin in hoping to get fast and healthier hair growth. But the truth is, there have been no studies to prove that prenatal vitamins does or can promote hair growth.

The reason behind the belief that prenatal vitamins promote hair growth is because pregnant women have really thick and beautiful hair. Mothers will swear that the condition of their hair is at its best when they were pregnant. But the real reason why they have great looking hair is due to their hormones. Hormones like estrogen are at its peak during pregnancy. Estrogen is responsible for delaying or stopping the telogen phase of the hair growth cycle, which is the stage of active hair fall. In addition, estrogen prolongs the anagen phase, which is the stage of active hair growth. This is also the reason why some women experience excessive body hair or hirsutism during pregnancy.

Prenatal vitamins are not made to replace your regular multivitamins. Although, prenatal vitamins are readily available and can easily bought over the counter, some of the dosage of some vitamins are higher to suit the needs of a child bearing mother. Folic acid dosage is increased because this B vitamin help it prevent congenital malformations, brain and spinal cord defects in the child. Also, folic acid aids the body to produce new cells. Iron is also increased as it is needed by the expectant mother in preparation for blood loss in childbirth. Too much iron can cause stomach upset, irritation to the bowel and worst, can cause ulcerations to the lining of the stomach.

Prenatal vitamins are not recommended for hair growth, in fact, they are dangerous if taken like your regular multivitamins. If you want your hair to grow fast, better stick with a natural hair growth stimulants like FAST shampoo and conditioner.