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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.
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.
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.
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
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you Emiliano for your comment. In this blog we are referring more to oils, more so than butters and while we agree with you Shea is an excellent emollient for hair, it's consistency is more buttery and it is used more as a leave-in remedy to smooth hair texture. We have suggested Coconut oil as it helps slow down hair loss by penetrating deep into your hair shaft to prevent protein loss, which in turn prevents breakage. When applied to your scalp, it simultaneously moisturises and removes build-up around your hair follicles to encourage hair growth and is one of base oils always used in Ayurveda for hair treatments. As this post is more focused for hair and not for skin, the comedogenic scale applies to skin/pores and not hair follicles. Thank you again for your feedback.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Hello Zu, yes hair loss can be very stressful and this in turn amplifies the cause almost.. Perhaps with Covid, your system may have been depleted of nutrients and fighting the virus can take its toll on your immune system, so sometimes our hair and skin suffer when we have been ill. We really believe in oils for scalp massage as the best way to revive the growth and help regenerate the follicles. It may be also worth at looking at internal supplements and making sure you are getting enough of omega oils, perhaps plant based such as nuts and seeds in your diet. For external oil treatment, would recommend the Really Good Hair oil which we create with Brahmi, this herb is known to help bring the scalp back to health and improve growth. Biotin is also a good vitamin to take as a supplement to help with hair growth so do look into that. So hope these tips will be helpful for you.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?I, am very surprised that your article did not include Organic Shea Butter and that coconut oil, is your number one choice for hair growth and thickness. According to the comedogenic scale, coconut oil, has a rating of (4), on a scale from (0), to (5), on clogging your pores. Why would anyone put coconut oil, on their hair or skin knowing the pores will get clogged up. Shea Butter, on the other hand has a (0), rating on the comedogenic scale, which is great for dry hair and skin and won't clog up your pores.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you for your very informative article. I suffered COVID in December, 2020, and in February I started experience extreme hair loss and all my hair jus falls like a person who is under going Chemo therapy. It's very depressing. Had to cut off all my hair and even the little that is left is falling off daily not sure what to do. Please suggest something.
- Carrot Oil for Face Hello :) You can use carrot oil only in small drops on your skin in the morning/during the day since it is highly potent. Carrot oil is rich in vitamins and is a very effective moisturiser. You can also mix a few drops of Carrot Oil with your favorite face cream. You can do that at least twice a week or include it in your daily skincare routine. Hope this helps.
- Carrot Oil for Face Can I use the carrot oil in the day time? Because I am using Vitamin c serum in the night. Please advise. Thanks