If you’re looking for ways to improve your hair’s growth rate, and health, then these 5 tips and home remedies might be right for you.
Trim your ends: One age old trick to achieve instantly fuller hair is to simply trim your ends up a bit. Cutting off the thinning, dead ends creates a thicker, fuller appearance.
Give your hair a break: Stop treating your hair with harsh chemicals for awhile. Dyes, lighteners, perms and relaxers are all detrimental to your hair’s health and condition. So cutting back on these chemical processes will greatly improve your hair’s health and growth rate. If you cannot go without coloring your hair, I’d recommend switching to a demi-permanent hair dye which is more conditioning than it is harmful and it doesn’t involve harsh chemicals like hydrogen peroxide or ammonia.
Reduce or eliminate heat use: If you use less heat when styling your hair. Heat is harsh on hair because it strips the hair of it’s natural oils. Try blow drying your hair on the cold setting, or for voluminous waves, set hair in wide 2 inch rollers and allow to air dry. Trading a little extra time for healthier hair is a pretty good trade off in my opinion.
Treat scalp to daily massages: Using your fingertips to massage your scalp in small circular motions is a good way to stimulate hair growth. Try doing this every time as you shampoo your hair. Better yet, if you don’t mind going the extra mile for a few extra centimeters of hair growth, massage castor oil into your scalp daily before getting into each shower. Castor oil contains Ricinoleic acid, which is an anti-fungal and anti-bacterial which allows the hair to stay healthy and strong and maintain a healthy growth cycle.
Vitamin D and iron are both good natural remedies for thin hair that needs improved texture and fullness. Ladies you’ll be happy to know that cocoa and chocolate is a good contender containing a lot of iron. Other food items rich in iron are thyme, sun dried tomatoes, sunflower seeds, clams and oysters, and dried apricots. Fish and cod liver oil capsules are rich in vitamin D as well as eggs and mushrooms. You can also just buy vitamin D, iron, and cod liver oil supplements from the vitamin store or local drug store.
Following these 5 essential tips will keep your hair lustrous, healthy and growing at a consistent rate.