For those of you who take pride in your appearance, your hair will no doubt receive a fair amount of attention on a daily basic. Looking after the hair and keeping it healthy and attractive is not an easy thing. For many of us, our hair isn’t just something growing from our heads, it is a part of our identity and is what makes us who we are. Browse the haircare section of any store or salon, and you will be met with hundreds upon hundreds of products to choose from. With everything from shampoos and conditioners, to hair masks and toners, you will be spoilt for choice when choosing products designed to promote healthy hair. It turns out, though, that one of the oldest remedies in existence might be arguably the best when it comes to your hair, and skin for that matter. That remedy in question is none other than rice water for hair, and it is this very solution which we’re going to be looking at today.

What is rice water for hair?

Regrow hair with rice waterRice is one of the most delicious and most versatile food stuffs in existence. For hundreds of years now, women, and men for that matter, in the East of Asia, have used rice water for their hair. In countries such as China, Japan, and other parts of East/South East Asia, people have been applying rice water to their hair in order to keep it looking and feeling its best, and in order to keep it long, thick, and healthy. But what is this magical solution that we know so little about? Well, rice water for hair is literally just the water left behind when rice has either been cooked in it, or left to soak in it. If you like to cook fresh rice yourself, instead of the nasty stuff you get in a microwavable packet, you’ll know that you have to rinse the rice several times before you can cook it. Each time you rinse it, you’ll notice that the water turns a cloudy colour and becomes thicker. This is because starch from the grains of rice turns the water that colour and consistency. It is the starch that we want when it comes to making rice water for hair, though, as these starches are believed to possess many health and beauty properties. Rice is packed full of goodness, and so it only makes sense, that so too is rice water. Despite people in Asia using rice water in their hair for many centuries, it is only recently, that rice water for hair has become a thing in the Western world.

A quick history of rice water for hair

Rice water for shiny hairBefore we can start talking to you about the many benefits of using rice water on your head, we’re first going to go back in time several hundred years, and learn about the history of rice water. Our trip back in time takes us to ancient Japan. As you probably know, Japan is a country which is renowned for its consumption of rice. Rice is a staple in the country, and rightly so. If you noticed women living in Japan in the Heian Period from 794 – 1185CE, you’d see that the women had amazingly shiny, thick, and dark hair which almost as long as they were tall. Back then, there were no hair conditioners, salons, curling tongues, straighteners, etc. The women instead washed their hair and kept it so shiny, long, and healthy, in rice water. Now, you might think that this is just an old wives tale and was just a case of making use of what little resources were available at the time, but in fact, many women still do it to this day. In China, Yao Women, who reside in a village known as Huangluo, are well known for having hair which reaches lengths exceeding 6 feet. The women also have strikingly dark hair, despite some of them being fairly elderly. They don’t dye their hair to hide the greys, they simply have fewer greys. You can probably guess what their secret is. Yep, it’s rice water.

What are the benefits of rice water for hair?

So, we now know what rice water for hair is, and we know a little more about where it originated and why women and men to this day, are still using it on their hair and skin. Now, then, we can look at some of the many reported benefits of using rice water on the hair.

Long hair with rice waterPromotes growth – One of the main reported benefits of using rice water on the hair is the fact that it is said to help promote growth. As mentioned, the women in ancient Japan, and the Yao women in China, primarily had incredibly long hair. We aren’t talking shoulder-length hair, we’re talking hair exceeding 6 feet in length for some women. Most of the women actually had/have hair which is longer than they are tall. This is believed to be due to the fact that they bathe their hair in rice water.

Rich in amino acids – It’s easy to sit here and talk about how rice water is so great for the hair, but we need some sort of science to back up these claims, right? Well, one thing that is very apparent when it comes to rice water for the hair, is the fact that it is packed full of amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein molecules. Rice water is actually comprised of 16% protein, making it a very impressive protein treatment for the hair. As you may know, the hair itself is made up of protein, so treating it with a protein-rich solution would only make sense, right? The amino acids found in rice water provide numerous benefits for the hair.

Strengthens the hair – Not only is rice water said to promote growth of the hair, but it also shows great promise when used to strengthen the hair as well. Again, this is largely due to the fact that rice water contains amino acids. The amino acids found in rice water help to strengthen the hair and prevent it from becoming weak and brittle. Washing your hair in rice water is therefore a great way to prevent split end and weak and brittle hair in general. Rice water also contains a compound known as inositol. Inositol helps to increase elasticity within the hair, which makes each strand a great deal stronger and more flexible. This makes the hair more manageable, and it also helps to give it a more defined shape and pattern.

Promotes shiny hair – Having long and strong hair is one thing, but if your hair looks dull and lifeless, you certainly won’t feel happy or content with what you currently have. Would you rather have dull and lifeless hair, or long, healthy, shiny, bright, and glossy hair that gleams? The amino acids and nutrients found in rice water help to give the hair a glossy and shiny finish, by smoothing the cuticle.

Helps prevent dandruff – Dandruff is not a serious condition when it comes to your hair, but for the hair, it is not pleasant, nor is it pleasant for your self-confidence. Rice water is also rich in the mineral selenium. Selenium is very useful when it comes to dandruff prevention, as it kills off a yeast known as Malassezia. This yeast plays a key role in the formation of dandruff. Dandruff can suppress hair growth so by killing this yeast, not only do you prevent dandruff, you also ensure that the scalp is able to breathe, and that the hair is able to grow.

Rich in magnesium – Magnesium is a mineral which plays a number of key roles in our health and well-being. If the water that you bathe in regularly is especially hard, hard water can promote a build up of calcium on the scalp and on the hair. Overtime, as calcium accumulates, it can smother your hair follicles and leave them brittle and hard. This means that the hair won’t grow as well as it should, nor will it be as soft, or as healthy as it should be. Rice water, however, is rich in magnesium. The magnesium will help to dissolve the calcium and strip it away from the scalp and hair follicles. This in turn means that your hair will be softer, stronger, and healthier. As an added bonus, magnesium also promotes rest, relaxation, and sleep so you’ll find it easier to sleep and relax after a long day.

Great stress relief – As we mentioned above, rice water is packed full of magnesium, which helps to relieve stress and promote sleep in many ways. It turns out, though, that rice water can actually help to prevent stress in many other ways as well. Stress is one of the leading causes of hair loss, and it can also result in weak hair, premature greys, and many more detrimental effects on your hair, your appearance, and your health in general. Rice water is rich in thiamine, which is a B vitamin, B1 in fact, which has been found to help alleviate stress in a number of different ways. This in turn will help to improve your quality of life, and the health and appearance of your hair in general.

Packed full of goodness – In truth, rice water is loaded full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, and other nutrients which promote healthy hair, and a healthy body, in many different ways.

Great for the skin – It turns out, that washing your hair with rice water isn’t the only way to benefit from this awesome liquid. Those that bathe their skin with rice water also find that the solution gives the skin a healthy glow, it helps to prevent lines and wrinkles, and it softens and moisturizes the skin. If you want to look healthy and youthful, rice water is the solution that is perfect for precisely that, and a whole lot more besides.

How to make rice water

As you can see, rice water is serious stuff, and in truth there are even more benefits associated with using it, than what we listed above. If you’re now thinking of using rice water yourself, you can purchase it from various outlets, although in reality it is far easier, and cheaper, to make your own. Making your own rice water couldn’t be easier. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 cups of raw uncooked white rice
  • 4 cups of water

First, begin by taking your rice, and giving it a very quick rinse under cold running water. This first rinse isn’t to put on your head. It is instead designed to help wash away any dirt and impurities clinging to the rice. After all, you wouldn’t want to be washing your hair in water full of dirt and dust.

rice water bowlNow, take your rinsed and clean rice, and place it into a bowl. Cover it with your 4 cups of water and give it a gentle stir. You should notice that, the more you stir and agitate the rice, the cloudier the water becomes. This is the starch being released from the grains, and it is this that you want.

Leave the rice to soak in the water for around 30 minutes.

Now, strain the rice away from the water and set it aside. Ideally you should now cook the rice to prevent it going to waste, so why not look up some delicious rice recipes?

Pour the rice water carefully into an air-tight bottle/container and store it in the fridge until you are ready to use it. The solution will last for one week.

How to use rice water for hair

How to use rice waterWe’re going to finish up today by talking about how to use rice water. You can use rice water on the face, as a cleanser, toner, or moisturizer. It can also be used to treat spots, sunburn, and skin complaints. To use rice water on the hair, though. After shampooing and conditioning the hair, pour a very generous amount onto the hair, and leave to soak in for several minutes. Massage it fully into the hair and scalp, and then rinse with warm water when finished.

I have recently received this one from my niece Sandra who showed a keen interest in the subject and asked me to publish her article (which was a part of her university assignment).

Hair loss is something that is dreaded by many men and even a few women. Just what is it that causes hair loss anyway? Why do some have a full head of hair while others are barely hanging on to their last strand? Well, the answers can be many. Nonetheless, there are also many options these days that can help to counter excessive hair fall and reverse the problem. In this article, I will discuss some of these options. Here we go, my 15 natural hair loss tips worth diving in head first:

1. Castor Oil

Healthy hair is like a beautiful flower growing in a fertile soil. I mean to say that a healthy and nourished scalp will give your hear the best environment to grow fast and strong. And for that you will need castor oil. It is the best oil to grow a lustrous and voluminous head of hair. How to use: add a teaspoon of castor oil to your shampoo (mix both in your palm) and a half-teaspoon into your conditioner. Use a mild shampoo, preferably herbal. So if you are wondering how to regrow hairs naturally, consider castor oil as your first option. Very soon you will notice the results: hair loss will be much less and you hair will gain texture and thickness.

2. Skin and Hair Vitamins (with Biotin as the main component)

Taking the essentil vitamins is a must-do practice for those lacking in the healthy-eating department. Results will be obvious in about three months, so patience is definitely in order here.

3. Emu Oil

An emu may seem like just an awkward, clumsy, flightless bird to you, but to the Australian Aborigines, this bird held magical healing properties for a multitude of ailments. Emu oil is highly penetrating, anti-inflammatory and non-comodogenic, which means it will not clog up pores. Rubbed directly onto scalp and leave in overnight, and then get ready to watch the healing begin. Sleeping hair follicles will be awoken and strengthened. Such an amazing oil that is definitely worth further investigation.

4. Aloe Vera

Used for ages by the people of the Caribbean and Native Americans, Aloe Vera has been touted as a leading promoter of the prevention of hair loss and luscious healthy hair. Aloe Vera will help regroe hair, balance your scalp’s PH level, as well as aid in healing. Using Aloe Vera to mix into your daily shampoo or with a carrier oil such as jojoba, Castor or olive oil will provide deep soothing and penetrating healing.

5. Black Strap Molasses

This one has a high level of iron (which is very beneficial for strong hair). Therefore, two teaspoons per day will give your skin and hair a total positive transformation, as well as boost your energy and general well-being. It can be taken in several ways. Try it to spice up coffee with a tablespoon, in warm soy milk as a mystical latte or even mixed in a couple of teaspoons of peanut butter. Make sure it’s unsulphered for the best results. I’ve even applied it directly on my scalp for a deep-nourishing intense treatment. It’s a sticky process, so be gentle and allow to seep into your scalp for at least 30 minutes. Be sure, splendid hair will follow.

6. Olive Oil and Rosemary

If you’ve tried home-spun conditioning recipes before for glorious hair, then no doubt, you’ve soaked your precious locks into olive oil, but have you thought to add the very potent Rosemary? This essential oil is proven to heal, even the most stubborn scalps, and provide an unequaled nourishment for super-healthy and an easily manageable mane. Rosemary adds antioxidant effects and adds loads of shine, not to mention it’s proven strengthening capabilities.

7. Lots of Water

Another simple but often overlooked technique for keeping healthy hair is to drink lots of water! Dehydration can greatly affect the health of your hair and scalp. If your body is not hydrated your hair follicles will not have sufficient means to stay healthy and thus growth of the hair could be stunted

8. Sage Tea

Create an extra-strength Sage tea herbal rinse. Steep two bags of pure sage tea in 8 ounces of very hot water for about 10 minutes. After hair has been shampooed and towel-dried, gently pat and massage cooled tea into scalp. Rinse and bask in your full, rich hair. The healing properties in this aromatic tea are holistic and a major treat for all of your senses to enjoy.

9. Neem Oil

In India, neem oil has been used for ages as a preventative and combative tool in hair loss. In order to get the full effects of the amazing Neem oil, it’s best to use as a deep intense conditioning treatment. Directly massage neem oil into scalp and hair, and leave in overnight. Wash out with your herbal shampoo, or even better try a specialty shampoo that also contains neem. Potentially perfect hair is closer than you think.

10. Sesame Oil

This overnight treatment will allow you to wake up to ultimate sheen and a new vibrant hair vitality. Sesame oil rubbed into your scalp and then covered with either a just-outta-the-dryer warm towel or basic shower cap for an overnight ritual will not only relieve scalp irritation, but will wake-up weak and tired hair follicles.

11. Apple Cider Vinegar

Check out your local health food store and find unfiltered raw apple-cider vinegar that contains the “mother strain”. This form of apple cider vinegar contains essential probiotics that stabilizes your hair’s natural bacteria balance. Prepare this superior treatment by mixing equal parts of ACV and water (4 ounces and 4 ounces). Add in drops of the essential oil sage (8-10 drops will suffice) and gently massage into scalp. Wrap hair in a towel and prepare to leave in for at least 30-45 minutes. Follow-up with your herbal shampoo and conditioner and make sure to to do this every other wash, or at the very least, once a week.

12. Farewell to Hats

Do you wear hats? If so you may want to reconsider! Studies have shown that hats can suffocate the hair follicles and could very well cause bald spots and prevent new growth from happening.

13. Hypnosis

This one has become quite popular among hair loss sufferers these days due to the substantial results. Hypnosis has been shown to assist people in a variety of health issues and recently many people are turning to hypnosis as a means to prevent their hair from falling out. During a hypnosis session, someone suffering from hair loss will be persuaded at the subconscious level that they really do have a full head of hair. That their hair is growing faster and stronger and healthier than ever. Although these techniques seem very unusual, more and more people are swearing by this method as being extremely effective.

14. Silica

Silica deficiency can be the main reason for sudden hair fall. Eating foods that are rich in the mineral silica have been shown to slow down or stop hair loss. Those foods include: apples, beets, oranges, cherries, Corn, pumpkin, cucumbers, chickpeas, red Kidney beans, eggplant, figs, fish, grapes, honey, spinach, lettuce, seafood products, and many others.

15. Red Meat = Problem?

How about your diet? It has been said that too much red meat can cause hair loss. So perhaps if you watch what you eat, you might stand a better chance of keeping your hair. This hasn’t been proven, but it does seem like people in Asia have more hair than people in the West (people in Asia usually eat less red meat).

Losing your hair can be a depressing and horrifying experience for men or women. However, it’s not the end of the world. You can choose to either embrace baldness or do something about it. As you can see, there’s a plenty of options to consider (separately or altogether). The choice is yours.

Many people ask me how to regrowth hair naturally and I often simply offer them to have a cup of green tea. Why so?

We have already touched upon the beneficial effect of green tea for hair regrowth a few times (for example, here). In this article we will discuss the benefits of green tea for your hair and general health in a little more detail (and with a little bit of science).

It seems that the potential uses for green tea to promote health continue to expand as new studies demonstrate its ability to prevent disease. Recently several studies have shown that green tea may be effective in reversing hair loss or balding. If this is indeed true, this could be a safe, non-toxic way to treat a condition that affects millions of men and women worldwide. So what is the association between green tea and healthy growth of hair?

The idea that green tea might play a significant role in hair regrowth stems from the fact that it’s a rich source of polyphenols, particularly epigallocatechin-3-gallate or EGCG. It is EGCG that appears to have the potential to reverse hair loss and regroe hair. The way EGCG probably exerts its hair loss effect is by preventing action of an enzyme known as 5 alpha reductase. This enzyme is responsible for converting testosterone in the body to dihydroxytestosterone or DHT. When this occurs, it shortens the life of the hair follicle resulting in premature hair loss. When EGCG acts to inhibit this particular enzyme, conversion to DHT doesn’t occur which means there is less loss of hair. According to this mechanism, green tea and hair loss may be, indeed, intimately related.

Does this effect hold true in actual clinical trials? Two studies have been published recently relating to green tea and hair loss. One, published in the journal Phytomedicine in 2007 showed that the EGCG found in green tea promoted hair growth in cell culture. Another study published in the Journal of the National Medical Association in 2005 demonstrated that the polyphenols in green tea promoted hair regrowth in thirty-three percent of the mice who receive it in their drinking water. As of yet, no trials in humans have been published.

While conclusions regarding green tea for hair regrowth can’t be reached based on such limited study, it certainly suggests further research may be warranted. Green tea is certainly a safe drink with most of the potential side effects rising from the caffeine and tannins present in the leaves which can lead to nervousness, jitteriness, headache, and stomach upset in high doses. Because of the limited side effects associated with its use, green tea may merit a trial if you suffer from excessive hair fall. Unfortunately, there is no established dose that’s known to be effective but it would seem likely that you’d need to consume at least five cups per day to see results. It may also take up to eight months to notice any significant hair regrowth if it is effective.

Would green tea extract or an EGCG supplement help with hair regrowth? Most probably, yes! Even if hair regrowth is not very apparent, green tea is still totally beneficial for your whole body as a natural detoxifier and antioxidant.

P.S. As I have already said, being a great DHT inhibitor green tea is already extensively used as an indespensable component in oral, as well as topical hair loss treatments. We will be covering that in future articles. In the meantime, why won’t you have a cup or two? Follow up!

regrow hair in women

Losing hair can be a very traumatic experience, especially for a woman. Especially, when one is at the ripe age of youth when hair is a fashion statement and a crowning glory. If you ever suffered from it than you probably know that hair loss is a physically noticeable condition that can become an impediment to your self-confidence and can dampen your self-image.

This is why dealing with hair loss the proper way and providing support for those who suffer from this condition is such an important task. In this article we will discuss some of the most common causes of hair loss as well as give you the invaluable tips how to regrow hairs naturally. But first let’s consider the main differences between hair loss in women and hair loss in men.

Female vs. male hair loss

Women’s hair loss is different from men’s in that it can be linked to serious medical problems. Another way that it is different from men’s is that it can occur all over the body, and not just on top of the head. Because of this it can be a more serious problem for women than men.

Another thing to keep in mind about women’s hair loss is that it can strike women at any age, so this is not a condition that is only for the elderly. No matter what age a woman is at if she notices drastic hair loss anywhere on her body it is something to be taken seriously.

Understanding the life cycle of hair

Hair follicles go through a life cycle, shifting from various phases before subsequently shedding and going into dormancy for a few months, after which they sprout new growth again. These phases are known as anagen (active growth), catagen (transition when hair growth stops), and telogen (rest, hair falls out).

Hair in itself is composed of dead cells called keratin, which are proteins that are not soluble in water (otherwise, your hair would dissolve into the water every time you shower). Shedding hair is a daily occurrence, and up to 100 hairs a day is the normal count. You should be wary if you start exceeding this number.

10 simple tips for hair regrowth

Whenever it comes to an increased shedding of hair, don’t panic or get too anxious. Here are a few ways to deal with the problem:

1. Lower stress levels

Stress is the number one inducer of excessive hair loss. Usually, when women go through periods of excessive stress, agitation or trauma, nutrients are diverted from the hair to other parts of the body where they are more needed, causing greater hair fall. Once you observe that your hair starts falling out in greater numbers than usual, it might be that your body is telling to slow down and give it some rest. Relax, do breathing and stretching exercises throughout the day to help your body recover from stress. If your heir fall starts reducing back to the normal count, then so far, so good.

2. Eat right

Lack of nutrition or an imbalance of vitamins may also be the culprit for excessive hair loss. Anemic women may be prone to this especially, so consult your doctor and take the proper iron supplements. Taking a multivitamin everyday also helps fill up the nutritional gaps and, consequently, regroe hair. Don’t take too much vitamins though. Too much of anything may be more harmful than helpful.

3. Use light shampoos

Well, a great deal of shampoos and hair care products out in the market today are quite strong. You can literally see it – hair starts falling out excessively when you use them. Some of the dandruff shampoos are especially strong. Using a mild shampoo like a baby shampoo or a baby wash might help minimize hair loss.

4. Keep clean

A dirty, oily scalp tends to shed more hair. Shampoo at least once every two or three days, depending on the oiliness of your hair.

5. Do your research

There are so many products out in the market today that promise you hair regrowth. My experience with them? Female hair loss is much more complicated than male pattern loss, and we can’t take Propecia to prevent hair loss like men do. Drugs like Rogaine do help, but individual response and efficacy is different from one person to another. If you have a sensitive scalp, you might develop dandruff from it. Discontinue use if you develop adverse reactions to the drug. Before going on any drug regimen, it’s best to do your research, ask around from those who’ve used it before, and consult your doctor. Don’t be too willing to dab anything that promises hair growth onto your scalp. These drugs work, but don’t expect a miracle. Tough to have to break the bad news, but you’ll most probably not get back that luxurious crown of hair you once had. More often, new growth is in the form of “peach fuzz”, which are really thin strands that easily fall out. Often, stopping a drug regimen leads to the loss of any new regrowth. The new hairs are weak, and they simply fall out.

6. Go natural

There are many plants that have traditional nutritional value for the hair and scalp. Aloe vera is very popular, and while the application of its raw sap may not lead to regrowth for everyone, it at least reduces the oiliness of the hair. Oily hair tends to shed more. Botanical applications are better, since they are natural, and might elicit some good effects without any harmful side effects. Feel free discover for yourself. There are many alternative treatments available that you can do at home. As long as it’s natural, there’s no harm in trying.

7. Don’t expect a miracle

When most people start using a product, they pin up unreasonably high expectations. With the question in mind how to regrow hair natural, you should always remember that many of so-called natural hair loss products promise to work wonders on your head. However, whatever treatment you are on, you can’t expect a miracle, no matter how hard you hope for one. Chances are, regrowth will be minimal and even if it’s significant, it’s difficult to hope to get back the head full of hair you once had.

8. Resist hair styling

Hair styling products can ruin your hair, irritate your scalp and possibly lead to more hair loss. Stay away from perms, hair dyes, straightening chemicals, and the like. Minimize the use of hair sprays. If you must, you can apply a light gel or wax on your hair tips for styling. Use a wide-toothed comb and don’t frizz or tease your hair. Avoid fine-bristled brushes. Be as gentle to your hair as possible.

9. Consult a doctor

If self-remedies don’t work, then you should consult a doctor. Hair loss may be symptoms of some graver condition you might have developed or contracted. You shouldn’t be scared; early detection is best when it comes to chances of treatment and perfect recovery. Hair loss might be the telltale sign of an internal infection that you might not even feel. It’s your body’s way of telling you something’s wrong. The doctor may then recommend some diagnostic tests for you like blood count or the hair pull test. In the hair pull test, some pieces of hair are pulled out from different parts of the scalp and looking through the microscope, the doctor may be able to tell the ratio of healthy vs. weak follicles on your scalp. Some doctors might also have your hair sent to the laboratory for an analysis of its composition. The dermatologist would be the best doctor to visit for initial consultation.

10. Visualize and stay positive

 

That may sound impossible, but in fact much of a research has been done about the power of visualization and autosuggestion for healing purposes. Even the worst conditions like cancer and severe chronic disorders can be eased if one sets herself up to recovery and stays on the positive side of it. Needless to say, this method can prove effective in hair regrowth too. Simply meditate about it and visualize your hair getting stronger, thicker, healthier… Take a deep breath and feel the vital energy coming up your scalp, healing and energizing it, spreading slowly along the full length of your hair right to the tips. Breathe out and relax your facial muscles and your scalp completely. Let go… Use this simple meditation and a miracle may happen.

 

We hope you will make a good use of these tips and we wish you well in getting your beautiful hair back very soon. Stay positive!

Hair regrowth tipsGrowing long, thick and strong hair is not such a difficult task as it might seem to some of us at first. If we think about it, we loose our hair mainly because of lack of proper care, unhealthy lifestyle, stressful situations, and imbalance within our body. However, you can change it all by making use of several hair regrowth tips which will not only help you bring back your lost hair, but also improve your general health.

It’s not a secret that dihydrotestosterone, or DHT, is one of the main causes of hair loss in men and sometimes women. It’s a hormone which blocks hair follicles preventing them from new hair production. If you suspect this could be the reason for your hair thinning, it’s high time to test your DHT level. If it’s high, you will need to lower the level of the hormone in order to foster natural hair regrowth. Consult your doctor and ask for advice which DHT inhibitor to use. Although there are several drugs available, it’s safe to start with natural treatments such as saw palmetto, nettle roots and some others. Also if you prefer green tea, then it’s going to do you only good, as it’s a great natural DHT inhibitor.

Stress management is one of the most important hair regrowth tips. Because long-lasting and/or recurring stress usually results in severe hair loss, avoiding stressful situations and various sources of unnecessary emotional strains is totally necessary to prevent hair from falling out and consequently stimulate natural hair growth. Try to manage your stress – just take it easy, have a nice walk in the nature, listen to your favorite record, talk to your friends, do some meditation – there’s a plenty of healthy ways to soothe your worries and relax.

Our body needs at least 8 hours of uninterrupted healthy sleep to perform its functions at best. During the sleep all organs and tissues restore and acquire energy for another busy day. The same must be said about hair – your strands will have a great benefit if you sleep well. It is also recommended to sleep on a silk or satin pillowcase, since it has much less friction with your head. Thus, it will prevent your hair from being damaged and it won’t be such a mess in the morning.

Along with other tips how to regroe hairs naturally, it’s absolutely necessary to quit smoking and abstain from drinking as much as you can. It’s a common knowledge that smoking makes blood vessels shrink, thus slowing down normal blood flow going to your scalp and hair. As for alcohol drinking, it causes hair loss indirectly by raising estrogene levels and depleting zinc from the body. So if you want to grow your hair faster and stronger, say “good bye” to your bad habits and your hair will say “thank you”.

Natural hair regrowthAlways keep your hair clean and don’t let grease and dirt clog the pores of the scalp. Excessive amount of bacteria also can cause scalp inflammation. All this creates very unfavorable condition for natural hair regrowth and can gradually lead to hair falling out. Wash your hair at least two times a week. Make sure you use a good shampoo which suits your hair type. Some inexpensive shampoos contain harsh chemicals which may help you get rid of oil and dirt but at the same time will cause damage to the roots of your hair and make them look dry and lifeless. Therefore, a natural or organic shampoo is always a better choice.

You can also add a little baking powder to the shampoo that you use to create an extra volume of your hair. A small amount of olive oil added will nourish the scalp and at the same time help you wash out the debris more easily. Mix your shampoo with some gelatin powder to make hair stronger and also give it additional volume. If you have an oily hair type, rinse it with apple cider vinegar, since it’s an excellent way to reduce the amount of grease and restoring the normal pH balance of the scalp. Lemon juice also works great making the hair silky and shining.

Another great hair regrowth tip is to use warm and cold towels in turn, what makes it similar to contrast shower. First, dampen the towel with warm water and wrap your hair and scalp with it for several minutes. Then do the same with the towel dampened with cold water. This simple method improves blood circulation and stimulates hair follicles to produce more hair.

Aloe vera is known for its healing and soothing properties. Use either some commercially sold liquid aloe vera or, what’s much better, its freshly squeezed juice to rub into the scalp. Massage it carefully and wrap your head with a warm towel. Keep it for about an hour, then rinse your hair well. If you apply aloe vera regularly, it will significantly boost your hair regrowth.

Never brush your hair when it is still wet – you will loose a plenty of it. If your hair is pretty long, always start brushing from its ends, gradually coming up to the roots. Don’t be in a hurry, be careful not to tear your strands. You will want to use a wooden comb or brush – they are usually much safer and don’t generate static electricity which is harmful for hair.

Try to be patient and don’t forget to follow these simple tips for hair regrowth regularly. Be sure, you will notice big progress soon.

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