Truth Or Myth?
The more you trim, the more your hair grows, right? The answer is: No. You’re trimming the ends of your hair, so it doesn’t have anything to do with the top of your roots where your hair grows! Now that doesn’t mean that trimming your ends don’t have any benefits at all. In fact, it actually helps your hair grow stronger, create better elasticity and it improves the texture! Trimming the ends is like giving your hair a new makeover. If you cut it on a regular basis, it’s the best way to help prevent split ends from getting worse.
According to the U.S Center for Disease Control, our hair should grow at an average of 0.50 inches (1.25cm) per month. This means the average person can expect to grow 6 inches of hair per year! So if you feel like your hair is not quite getting there, here are a few natural ways to help stimulate hair growth. So how can you stimulate hair growth?
Take Care Of Your Scalp And Diet
Don’t worry, there’s a solution. If you want to help your hair grow, take care of your scalp and your diet. You are what you eat! There’s a secret mineral and vitamin that can help with that: Zinc and Biotin. They’re the perfect combo for your hair because Zinc protects your hair roots from inflammation. Biotin which is also known as Vitamin H, helps create enzymes and produce keratin (a protein) that helps strengthen and grow hair naturally. It takes care of your hair follicles and it’s the type of nutrient that’s needed for hair tissue repair and growth. If you suffer from hair loss or your hair is taking a while to grow, it may be due to zinc and vitamin deficiency.
Foods With Zinc
Start searching for a healthier diet with foods that contain meats, nuts, eggs, legumes and whole grains, as it has an excellent source of Zinc. The more you fill yourself with high nutrients, the stronger your body can produce what’s needed for your hair to grow. Just like sleep, if you’re not getting enough, then you’re going to feel tired. If you’re not eating, your body will starve! Taking natural supplements are another alternative if you’re lacking nutrients. It has all the foodies your hair needs. However, if you want the best results, eating the right foods for your diet is always the best way to go.
Eat Protein and Biotin-Rich Foods
Promoting hair growth also means eating protein and Biotin-rich foods because the roots of your hair follicle needs to generate enough protein for the cells to grow. Eat plenty of foods such as, eggs, milk, cheese, liver, sweet potato, salmon, avocado and nuts. Did you know that egg yolk has one of the highest concentration of Biotin? That’s right! One whole egg contains up to 10 mcg. It’s best to eat cooked egg because it contains a protein called, “dietary avidin” which is found in raw egg whites. The protein binds to biotin, which stops it from being absorbed by the body. Another great thing about eggs are that it also has the same nutrients that make your hair shiny. So let’s change the way we eat and start helping our hair look healthier!
Let Your Hair Loose
Tying your hair into tight ponytails may look pretty but it can cause serious damage to your hair if you do it too often. When it’s tied, the hair band is pulling and gripping your hair strands really tight, causing a lot of friction that may lead to cuticle damage, split ends and fraying. Try letting your hair down more. If your hair bothers you, take some bobby pins and hair clips to keep it neat and away from your face! The more you leave it alone, the better you’re helping your hair grow.
This tropical fruit does all kinds of wonders for the hair! There are so many reasons why you should treat your hair with coconut oil. It’s generally made up of a medium-chain fatty acid called, “lauric acid" which makes it very easily for the hair shaft to absorb. It’s also been found that coconut oil is better than a lot of other oils. Why? Coconut oil is the only oil that can prevent protein loss. Rubbing it on your hair will also add shine, provide moisture, soothe itchy/flaky scalp and promote hair growth! The next time you look at a coconut, I hope you remember how amazing it is!
Aloe Vera Contains 4 Different Nutrients
Aloe vera is a super plant that can save your hair in so many wonderful ways. It’s high in vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and enzymes which are vital for our scalp to do its job! As you know, Aloe vera has always been used to heal wounds and sunburns. Now, picture this. Aloe vera can also heal hair follicles that are damaged and it helps regenerate healthy strands. The benefits don’t end just yet! For anyone who’s been dealing with lots of dandruff and an oily scalp, this plant’s gelatin-like texture helps remove all the excess oil in our head and the sebum that blocks our hair follicles from producing beautiful and healthy strands. Moreover, its texture is so thick that it also helps soothe and moisturize your scalp! What can this plant NOT do? Try creating your own hair mask with aloe to give your hair a little help!