The average person hosts approximately 100,000 strands of hair on their scalp, each of which grows roughly ¼ to ½ inch monthly. By the time your hair first meets your shoulders, it's approximately two years old. Although caring for and conditioning hair is an important part of keeping it healthy and growing, certain tips can keep hair in prime condition and promote hair growth.
Nourish Your Body for Nourished Hair
Eat salmon to promote a nourished scalp. Essential omega 3 fatty acids help prevent dry scalps and promote a more lustrous look. Vitamins A and C like those found in spinach and broccoli allow the body to produce sebum, which is produced by hair follicles to naturally condition hair. Skim milk and yogurt also promote hair growth because of their abundance of calcium.
Avoid Fad Diets
Losing a rapid amount of weight in a short period of time affects the normal rhythm of hair growth. If you do diet, slow and steady wins the race, at least if you want to continue hair growth at a normal rate, according to WebMd.Com. Enlist an experienced nutritionist or expert to help you safely and effectively drop the pounds while avoiding fasting and malnourishment.
Get Your Blood Pumping
Proper blood flow is essential for hair growth, so take time daily to exercise and raise your heart rate. Blood pumping through your body will reach your scalp and give hair essential attention needed to grow longer. Also, try giving yourself an at-home scalp massage. Spending a little extra time on wet or dry hair and massaging the scalp will also increase blood flow to the area. Using the tips of your fingers, firmly massage all areas of your scalp.
Style Your Way to Long Locks
Avoid tight hairstyles that can pull and tug hair from the roots. Braids, tight pony tails and weaves can actually be defeatists when trying to grow your hair. Instead, opt for looser pony tails. When using hair ties, invest in ones without metal clasps to avoid hair catching and tugging. Drying your hair too much can also prompt hair loss, so if possible, avoid daily blow-drying and flat-ironing. Letting your hair dry naturally will help keep moisture in, allowing hair to grow longer in a healthy fashion.
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