Does it feel like it’s taking you ages to grow your hair? Or have you been shedding more hair in the shower?
Growing back thinning hair involves factors such as diet, hair care routine, and overall health condition. By looking into these influential factors to hair growth, we can help hair grow faster and healthier.
1. Increase protein intake
Protein is one of the key nutrients influencing hair strength and growth. Our body needs protein to manufacture structural proteins called keratins. They give hair form and strength.
Lack of dietary protein can trigger protein rationing. This mean that the body allocates protein by temporarily halting hair growth for about two to three months. The only way to combat this is by increasing our intake of protein foods.
Is your hair shedding a lot? Load up more on lean meats, chicken, legumes, nuts, yogurt, eggs, and other natural protein sources. Protein smoothies are also a great way to boost your daily protein supply.
2. Check your vitamin levels
Losing more hair than usual could mean nutritional deficiencies. We need to check our diet. Otherwise, our vitamin levels may suffer. Vitamins and minerals such as B complex vitamins, vitamins A, C, E, zinc, calcium, iron, sulphur, folate, essential fatty acids, among others, are essential to growing healthy and strong hair strands.
Vitamin B deficiency and iron deficiency are two of the most common causes of hair loss.Anemia leads to hair loss. While B vitamins such as biotin and riboflavin are essential nutrients necessary to grow thick hair and strong nails. Increase your servings of whole fruits and vegetables on your plate. Take quality vitamin supplements when necessary. What’s important is that we get enough every day to support hair growth.
3. Feed your hair follicles
Weekly scalp massages along with an overnight hot oil treatment help feed the follicles. Overnight coconut oil treatments can even cure hair loss fast.
Scalp massage stimulate the follicles to grow better hair faster. This increases blood and nutrient flow to our scalp.
Many seem to ignore this tip but massaging our scalp regularly with essential oils is a very effective method of growing back hair in no time!
How to massage the scalp:
In shower, apply about two tablespoons of organic coconut oil on your hair and scalp. Massage for about 10 minutes, cover with a shower cap, and let it sit for at least 30 minutes. Make sure to rinse with cold water as warm water leaves the hair cuticles open, causing brittleness and roughness.
Instead of doing this in-shower, leaving the oil in the scalp overnight is another effective way of regrowing hair.
Apply the oil onto your hair and scalp before bedtime. Massage for a few minutes. Cover hair to prevent staining the pillows. You should see a world of difference to your hair’s texture and shine. Regular hot oil overnight treatment supercharges hair growth and thickens hair in as short as 30 days!