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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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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.

Do’s and Don’ts of Hair Growth

Long hair is an enviable trait – many of us want it but few of us have it. There are a whole slew of products out there that can bolster that rate of hair growth, but few are as potent as making simple lifestylegrow hair faster changes that can dramatically improve the quality of your hair. Here is a full list of the top things you should do as well as avoid ensure that your hair looks as stunning as possible and grows in healthily –

Do:

  • Let your hair air dry rather than blow dry. The hot air from the blow dryer can damage the hair follicles on your scalp and result in slow hair growth.
  • Wash your hair every 4-5 days rather than every day.
  • Take supplements. Biotin and fish oil are wonders for the hair!
  • If you are truly struggling, it may be in your best interests to try and supplement your hair growth with the fast formula.
  • Use a wide toothed comb instead of one with bristles, this prevents the unnecessary breakup of hair.
  • Drink plenty of water and try to live a relatively healthy lifestyle through exercise. If your body is in shape, chances are your appearance will follow in line!

Do Not:

  • Wash your hair everyday with a shampoo that is not designed for frequent use – this will continually strip your hair of healthy oils and leave your hair growth stunted.
  • Brush your hair while wet – this can led to breakage and may rip out hair follicles.
  • Neglect cutting your hair – although there is no set amount of time you should wait before cutting your hair, if you don’t cut it when you have split ends then it won’t grow back healthily!
  • Using hair dye which can be severely detrimental. Avoid at all costs!

In the end your hair is indeed hard to control, but like all things, if you take the right steps then you can at least give yourself a good chance of improving the quality of your hair growth!

Healthy Foods for Healthy Hair

download (1)The FAST formula is wonderful for encouraging healthy hair growth. It adds the necessary vitamins and minerals needed for your hair to grow rapidly and healthily. However, using the FAST shampoo and conditioner alone will only see your hair grow so fast. To effectively encourage your hair to grow as quickly as possible, you will need to supplement this formula with the proper foods and lifestyle choices.

Fish

Fish such as salmon are rich in omega-3 acids. These healthy fats cannot be reproduced by the body and therefore have to rely on getting it from food sources. These acids help maintain your hair’s shine and fullness. Try and eat fish regularly, at least twice a week

Greens

Specifically spinach and kale, these foods contain tons of vitamin A, C, iron and beta carotine. These vitamins combine to keep your scalp moisturised and in turn keeping your hair follicles in check. Try and eat greens with every meal as a side.

Guava

This tropical fruit is absolutely wonderful for encouraging hair growth. One cup of guava has four times your daily necessity of vitamin C. This helps keep your hair full and moisturised!

Poultry

Protein is essential for hair as without it, your hair begins to fall out. When your hair does have enough protein, it is thick and luscious. Chicken serves as a much more lean source of supplement than beef or pork. Try and have chicken and fish in rotation throughout your week.

Verdict

These are only a few of the foods you can eat to ensure healthy and rapid hair growth. You can mix up your diet as long as what you eat has the required amount of vitamins and minerals. There are a wide variety of other healthy food options that will encourage healthy hair growth.