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Healthy Hair Growth Tips for Women

healthy hair growthHaving really thick and long hair is considered to be a symbol of beauty for women, they don’t call it their “crowning glory” for nothing. Women dream of having lusciously long beautiful hair and of course healthy hair growth.

Unfortunately, many women will experience an increase in hair loss by the age of 40. This could substantially lead to dull, weak and brittle hair. Also generalized hair thinning can occur and worst of all: hair loss. There are a lot of factors that can cause hair loss such as: stress, environmental factors, aging, hormonal changes, use of wrong hair products and constant use of heat styling.

Typically, hair fall ranges from 80 to 100 hair strands a day. Amazingly, this is normal, increased hair fall is considered only if you lose more than 100 hair strands a day.

Also, a lot of women sometimes feel that their hair isn’t growing, they complain that their hair never grow longer beyond a certain point, like the shoulder for example. The fact is, our hair never stops growing, the problem encountered here is hair breakage.

Fortunatel, there are things you can do to keep your hair growing healthy and prevent hair loss and hair breakage. Knowledge is the key, and knowing how to take care of your hair will reward you with beautiful hair.

Good Nutrition

If you want to have healthy growing hair, good nutrition is vital. Providing all the nutrients the body needs is not only good for your health, it’s good for your hair too. Our hair mostly made up of protein, so it is important to consume the right amounts of protein daily.

Vitamins For Hair

The so called “hair vitamins” are: biotin and pantothenic acid. Biotin helps in strengthening the hair preventing hair breakage. Pantothenic acid makes the hair very slippery and shinny,preventing tangles while combing or brushing.

Tips On How To Prevent Hair Thinning and Slow Hair Growth

958-212267For most of us, finding out that our hair is thinning out can be a traumatic experience. Mostly, we panic when we see some hair on our pillow in the morning or some hair trapped on our comb or shower drain. Hey, who wouldn’t panic, that’s our hair we’re talking about.

First of all, there is no need to worry, it is fine to lose a few hair strands here and there. Typically, we shed about 80 to 100 hair strands per day. Now that’s a lot of hair, but believe it or not, that’s normal.  Hair loss is considered only if more than 100 hair strands shed off.

But hair thinning and hair loss can be a serious problem when we come of age. So it is best to keep our hair growing healthy to prevent or slow down the progress of hair loss.  Below are some hair growth tips to keep your hair healthy and thick.

Good Diet

Good nutrition is vital for hair growth. Our hair is mostly made of a protein called keratin, so it is important to consume the right amounts of protein daily. Foods rich in protein are: soya beans, lentils, milk, cheese and lean meat from pork, beef and chicken.

Scalp Massage

Massaging the scalp a few minutes a day help improve blood circulation, improved circulation means more nutrients and oxygen reaching the scalp; hence, faster hair growth.

Keep Your Hair and Scalp Clean

A clean scalp and hair makes it ideal for hair growth. Our skin have special glands called sebaceous glands that produce sebum. Sebum is a special oil that naturally condition the skin and hair. But too much sebum can make the hair really oily and greasy. On the scalp, over production of sebum can harden obstructing the natural growth of hair, also the hardened sebum can be a medium for bacterial and fungal growth.

 

Encourage Hair Growth the Natural Way

hair growthHaving strong, thick and shiny hair is something to be proud off. Having beautiful hair and hair growth not only means you’re taking care of your hair, you’re also taking care of your body too.

How fast your hair grows is directly proportional to your health. If for whatever reason our health is compromised this will also reflect to your hair. Also, your diet is also important for hair growth, have you ever noticed people who are extreme dieters have wrinkled skin and very dry and brittle hair. This is because they lack nutrients to sustain healthy hair growth. Below are some healthy tips to naturally encourage hair growth.

Proper Nutrition

To get hair growing healthy, you need to regularly consume the right amounts of nutrients daily. Protein is a very important nutrient the hair needs for growth because this is what hair is mostly made of. Our hair is made up of a protein called keratin, the same protein found in our skin. This is the reason why extreme dieters have very wrinkled skin and dull hair, they don’t east much especially protein hence their unattractive skin and hair.

Exercise Regularly

Keeping your body fit improves blood circulation, boost the immune system and it’s a good way to fight stress. Stress is just one of the factors that can affect hair growth and could even trigger hair loss, so daily exercise is recommended to minimize the effects of stress. Improved blood circulation is a good way to distribute nutrients all over the body, including the hair follicles; hence, promoting hair growth.

Hygiene

Keeping your hair and scalp clean makes it ideal for hair growth. Our skin produces an oil called sebum that naturally conditions the skin and hair, but too much sebum can make the hair greasy and sebum accumulation on the scalp can be a medium for fungal or bacterial growth. It is recommended to wash hair everyday to control sebum production.

 

Foods That Are Bad For Hair Growth

imagesJust like any cell in the body, our hair is affected by the foods you choose to eat. Depending on the food you eat, your hair can become lustrously beautiful or extremely brittle and dry. A good way to know whether you’re feeding your body properly is look at the condition of your hair and skin.

Both our hair and skin are made of the same protein, called Keratin. So eating the right amounts of protein daily directly affects the health of skin and hair growth. Of course there are other factors that can affect skin and hair growth, like smoking because it can reduce oxygen absorption in the lungs hence, reducing overall oxygenation to whole body and slowing growth.

Though food is important for growth, there are certain foods that are not really good for hair growth.

Fish With High Levels Of Mercury

Fish are very good sources of protein and omega fatty acids which are really good for healthy skin and hair growth. But some fish that contain high levels of mercury can lead to hair loss. While true mercury poisoning is rare, some individuals who consume a lot of fish, especially raw fish from sushi and sashimi can get significant amounts of mercury that can lead to hair thinning and eventually hair loss.

Too Much Sugar

Eating too much sweets can be bad for your hair. When we eat sugar rich foods our blood sugar spikes, our body responds by secreting insulin to decrease blood sugar levels. Unfortunately, the sugar surge also raises the levels of androgen, a male hormone that can make the hair follicles weak in both women and men.

Too Little Protein

Since our hair is practically made of protein, people who don’t get much protein experience thin, dry and brittle hair. Vegetarians should know that protein doesn’t only come from meat, there are a lot of vegetables that are excellent sources of proteins too like: soya beans, lentil and spinach.