Hair is important because it forms like a beautiful covering on your head that is why it's considered as a person's crowning glory. Beautiful and healthy hair is often regarded as a great asset but it also needs constant care and attention especially when you live in a big city where it's constantly exposed to pollution and harsh chemicals.
There are a lot of factors that causes hair loss, thinning and baldness. If you're worried that your hair is no longer that vibrant and healthy, there are some ways to thicken and regrow it naturally.
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Use a mild shampoo with natural ingredients. Take note that if you wash your hair frequently with an alkaline shampoo, it can change the acid balance that could damage your healthy hair in the long run.
Alkaline based shampoos could cause your hair to become stiff, thin, brittle and dry due to long term application. It is advisable to use a mild pH balance shampoo every other day for your hair.
To prevent hair loss, avoid any shampoo with Sodium Laureth Sulfate as one of the ingredients. Sodium Laureth Sulfate is a chemical that may be found in shampoo to lift trapped dirt and oil.
Eat protein rich foods to make your hair grow. You can find protein in lean meats, chicken, turkey, eggs, fish, cheese, beans, nuts, yogurt and milk. A good amount of protein in your diet combined with the needed amount of exercise and sleep will result in a fuller and thicker hair follicles appearing in your scalp.
When the hair receives the right nutrients, it can create new and healthy hair cells. You can also include foods rich in B vitamins like peas, cauliflower, nutritional yeast and carrots.
Eat plenty of foods high in biotin like oats, brewer' s yeast, brown rice, bulgur, lentils, green peas, soybeans, sunflower seeds, and walnuts. You also need essential fatty acids like flaxseed, borage, primrose, and salmon because the oil taken from them can thicken hair texture and stimulate hair growth.
Use the right essential oil for your hair. One of the most effective natural ingredients that is very good for thin and dry hair is olive oil. Through proper application, it will also regrow your hair.
Pure olive oil is the best to use for hair treatments. Avoid heating up the olive oil so that you won't damage the good fat in it. You only need to gently pour the pure olive oil over the hair while you're in the shower.
Next, spread the oil from your scalp to ends of your hair. Be sure to use a wide tooth comb with rounded tips so that you will not scratch your scalp. Pin your hair up to top of the head and wrap in a towel or shower cap. Allow the oil to soak and penetrate for 20-30 minutes before rinsing your hair thoroughly.
Apply a mild shampoo and work well into hair. Virgin coconut oil is also good to thicken and regrow hair naturally. You can just rub it into your scalp and work your way down to the tips of your hair. Leave it for at least 20-30 minutes before washing it out with your mild shampoo.
If your hair has been damaged by harmful chemicals or environment pollutants, put 3-4 drops of sandalwood, patchouli, lavender or rosemary to your conditioner after applying shampoo and leave it on your hair for 4-6 minutes. You can use any or a combination of the essential oils mentioned to thicken and regrow your hair naturally. You can apply these essential oils 2-3 times a week.
Avoid exposing your hair to environmental factors that can destroy it like the sun, strong wind, pollutants and toxins. If you want to thicken and regrow your hair then prevent too much sun exposure that can make it so dry, brittle and discolored. If you want to go out then protect your hair by using a hat or umbrella.
Massage your scalp with 15-25 drops of an essential oil like olive, rosemary, coconut, chamomile, jojoba, peach nut, lavender or sunflower to thicken and regrow your hair naturally. Leave any of the essential oil that you had chosen in the scalp for 25-30 minutes wrapped in a towel. Wash your hair and scalp with your mild shampoo.
Massage your scalp everyday so that it will help activate blood flow to the hair follicles that can help your hair grow. Massaging your scalp 15-20 minutes with your fingertips aids new capillaries to form making the hair follicles revitalize. It will begin to produce healthy and thicker hair as a result of the massage therapy.
Drink any herbal tea once or twice a day. An herbal tea is excellent for maintaining blood circulation and healthy hair growth. Green tea is one of the most known to provide a good and effective result. It's advisable to use loose herbs instead of those prepackaged tea bags because they easily allow hot water to completely extract the medicinal properties.
You will only place the loose herbs in a cotton tea net or tea ball and add boiling water. Allow it to soak for 15-20 minutes before drinking. You can also add lemon to it. Lemon is good because it has vitamin C that will also aid in improving scalp circulation.
Tips & Warnings
Preserve the olive oil in the original container when you store it. Canned olive oil is known to be very effective when it comes to hair growth treatment.
There are vitamin supplements that come from natural sources which can make your hair grow healthy and strong like Biotin, Niacin, Inocitol, as well as vitamins A, B C and E.
Avoid using hair products with strong ingredients like the ones that you use for your hair colors and sprays. The strong ingredients can only damage your hair.
Minimize your usage with regards to hair dryers, hot combs, heated rollers, curling irons and blowers.
Avoid too much stress that can lead to illnesses and hair loss. Take good care of your health and have a positive outlook in life