If you are dealing with thinning hair, hair loss or simply want longer, healthier hair, you may want to learn about some proven and beneficial hair growth tips. Preferably you’ll want natural tips that won’t include spending a lot of extra money or leave you with unwanted side effects.
Hair is important to most everyone because and in most cases a large part of their self-perception. Thinning hair and hair loss makes a person feel self-conscious about the way they look. Self-esteem and self-confidence suffer when a person doesn’t feel good about their hair and though some hair loss or thinning can’t be stopped, most can be slowed down or altogether prevented.
Below are the 10 best tips for hair growth you can follow:
Tip #1 – DIET: Adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes eating plenty of fruits, vegetables and lean meats. Your hair needs to be nourished from within to grow well so following an unhealthy diet will result in hair that doesn’t grow well and lacks luster.
Tip #2 – PRODUCTS: Choose hair care products carefully. Many commonly sold hair care products contain ingredients that do more harm than good. Among the ingredients to avoid are polyethylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulphate, sodium laureth sulphate and parabens. These chemicals not only damage your hair but also cause other health problems. Select products that have natural ingredients known to be gentle on hair as they will do more for hair growth and overall maintenance.
Tip #3 – APPLIANCES: Avoid over use of appliances for hair, such as blow dryers and curling irons. The culprit with these appliances is heat. Using them occasionally at their lowest heat settings is fine but don’t use them on high heat every day. Too much heat dries out the hair and makes it brittle.
Tip #4 – BRUSHES: Choose and use your brushes and combs carefully. When purchasing a brush or comb, exam the bristles or teeth. Brushes should have bristles with rounded tips or be natural bristles. Combs should have smooth, rounded teeth that won’t tear the hair. When brushing or combing your hair, be gentle and start at the bottom. When your hair is wet, use only a large comb and avoid pulling and stretching the hair shafts.
Tip #5 – ACCESSORIES: Go easy on what you use on your hair, such as barrettes and rubber bands. These can pull on the hair can cause it to break. Anything used should not be too tight and rubber bands should be covered with some type of material that won’t damage the hair.
Tip #6 – MASSAGE: Gently massage your scalp regularly. This will feel very good so it will be easy to remember to do it. Use small, gentle circular motions over your entire scalp to help increase your scalps blood circulation. This ensures the hair follicles are getting nourished and is especially good for those already experiencing hair loss. Any follicles that are not active may be encouraged to begin growing hair again due to better circulation.
Tip #7 – AVOID STRESS: Stress can be a factor in hair loss so try to avoid stressful situations when at all possible. Not all stress can be avoided but some can be. When stress can’t be avoided, learn to use calming methods to help cope with it better. This will help your overall health which in turn will help your hair growth.
Tip #8 – SLEEP: Sleep keeps you from feeling tired and stressed during the day but that isn’t all. It is when you sleep that your body repairs and heals. If your body doesn’t have sufficient sleep to repair itself, it can affect your hair’s ability to grow and could cause it to thin.
Tip #9 – WATER: Drink plenty of water. When a person is dehydrated, the hair is also dehydrated. Dry hair breaks and/or falls out easier. Well hydrated hair is healthier and stronger. If possible, drink purified water so you don’t get the chemicals used to treat domestic water.
Tip #10 – OVERALL CARE: Have your hair trimmed regularly to get rid of split ends. Not much needs to be trimmed but it will help your hair look better and healthier. Split ends tend to break off so keeping them trimmed off lets the hair grow longer as less will break off.
The tips above will help your hair be healthier and healthy hair grows better. If they don’t seem to be working, you may need to see your doctor as there may be other medical reasons your hair isn’t growing well or is falling out. Some medical conditions can cause hair loss and the medications for some illnesses can result in hair loss. Genetics can also be a factor in hair growth. Once the cause of the hair loss or growth failure is determined, you can discuss a possible treatment to get your hair to grow.
Most of the time, there is some way to have fuller, thicker hair. As you follow these hair growth tips and see results, you will feel more confident in general. No more hiding under hats or scarves!