Saturday, 14 April 2012

Tips on Growing Your Hair

This is going to be a very long post but I wanted to make sure I gave you as much help as possible and that there was a variety of options that you could use.

Have a healthy life style
  • -          Start by having a healthily and balance diet. You may think that well I don’t want to lose weight I want my hair to grow but this will make your hair stronger

  • Eat protein every day. For example; lean meats, fish, nuts, beans, eggs or soy products.

  • Eat sufficient amounts of iron. Not having enough iron can lead to hair loss.

  • Eat vitamins. The recommended vitamins for hair growth is A, C, D, E and K.

  • Top 10 foods containing Vitamin A – liver; paprika, chilli powder and cayenne; sweet potatoes; carrots; dark leafy greens; butternut squash; dried herbs lettuce; dried apricots; cantaloupe.

  • Top 10 foods containing Vitamin C – green and red chilli peppers,; bell peppers; fresh herbs; dark leafy greens; broccoli, cauliflower and brussels sprouts; kiwi fruits; papayas; oranges, clementines, and tangerines; strawberries.

  • Top 10 foods containing Vitamin D – cod liver oil; fish; fortified Cereals; oysters; caviar; tofu and soy milk; salami, ham and sausages; fortified dairy products; eggs; mushrooms.

  • Top 10 foods containing Vitamin E – Sunflower seeds; paprika and red chilli powder; almonds; pine nuts; peanuts; dried basil and oregano; dried apricots; pickled green olives; cooked spinach; cooked taro root.

  • Top 10 foods containing Vitamin K – dried and fresh herbs; dark leafy greens; spring onions; brussels sprouts; chilli powder, curry, paprika and cayenne; asparagus; cabbage; pickled cucumber; prunes.

  • And have a healthy mine and body. Exercise well and sleep enough and try not to get to stressed.

Limit damaging hair styling treatments

  • -          Avoid perming; crimping; chemically or mechanically straightening and curling; bleaching and repeatedly colouring hair. I know this is a bit had for a self confessed beauty addict but if you use a good heat defence spray this helps. I would recommend Phil Smith Be gorgeous hair care range called SOS Rescue iron straight spray; this protects your hair and keeps it straight all day. The back or the tin says, ‘This high-performance heat shield gives you poker-straight hair without the risk of damage. Finally, guilt-free straightening!’ and this is exactly what it does! Another that I would recommend for a cheaper price is, TRESemm√© heat defence spray (it’s the red one), when I use this it really does feel like I am protecting my hair. It also keeps my hair straighter. Although I prefer the way the Phil Smith SOS Rescue spray, sprays it gets more coverage.
  • -          Do not use rubber band to tie your hair because these can snag the ends of the hair and cause it to break.

  • -          Do not brush or comb your hair more than twice a day.

  • -          Most people should not wash their hair more than 2 or 3 times per week. Over-washing can cause hair to lose moisture, leaving it prone to breakage and split ends

  • -          Consider applying coconut oil before or after washing to prevent hair damage, as research indicates it prevents protein loss in hair.

  • -          Wash with a helpful shampoo to remove build-up of styling products. Be sure to scrub the scalp as well to remove dead skin cells, dirt, excess oil, and styling product residue. Use lukewarm water to prevent over-drying hair and scalp skin cells.

  • -          Regularly trimming hair to remove split ends (at most every 10 to 12 weeks) can help prevent split hairs from travelling further up the strand, weakening the hair and making it prone to breakage. Trimming hair does not promote faster growth, but may help prevent hair damage that can lead to the appearance of slower or less healthy hair growth. I do this, infact I don’t even go to the hair dressers or get my professionally cut I cut it myself using some nail scissors. This mean you don’t damage your hair and you dint lose any length in your hair. This really works for me.


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