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Top three tips for healthy hair growth

With the weather showing no signs of improvement, all the rain, cold, wind and snow can certainly begin to take its toll on our hair.

Not only does dry hair look unkempt and feel pretty unmanageable, it can also prohibit hair growth.

Indeed, frazzled hair rife with split ends is less likely to grow and turn into long healthy locks.

In order to avoid dry, damaged and frizzy winter hair, there are certain things that you can do, which in turn encourages healthy hair growth and fill tresses.

Diet

Hair isn't all about what you put on it, it's about what you put inside yourself too.

"Just like every other part of your body, the cells and processes that support strong, vibrant hair depend on a balanced diet," says New York nutritionist Lisa Drayer, MA, RD, author of The Beauty Diet.

According to Ms Drayer, the more nutrients and vitamins you put in your body - the better for your hair.

She has warned that the effects of a poor lifestyle may only take their toll on your hair a few months later, so don't think that you've got away with it.

To ensure healthy hair and hair growth, Ms Drayer recommends trying foods rich in protein. Because the hair is made of protein, it is important that foods such as meat, dairy, beans and pulses are incorporated into your diet, to keep hair strong and also longer.

Drink Water

As with everything else in the body, the more water you have, the healthier your hair will be.

Medical professionals advise having around three litres of water a day to stay in tip-top condition.

Because the hair shaft is comprised of one quarter water, it is important that you take on enough water to keep hydrated and grow healthy hair.

Hair oil

Jojoba, Argan and Lavender Oil have been used for hundreds of years to stimulate the hair follicles to grow faster, as well as giving them a thorough nourish.

Rubbing hair oils into the ends of your hair will also help to keep them hydrated, removing signs of damage and winter dryness.

Posted by Matilda Jones

 
 
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