Hair is a significant part on the head. For some of us it’s the subject of our self-esteem, pride and glory. But unfortunately, the condition of many people’s hair and scalp is far from being perfect. In the previous article we talked about how to access the problem from the inside and regrow hair naturally by improving the immune system. This time we are going to consider the main external factors for natural hair regrowth: proper washing, scalp massage and regular trimming.

Washing. Washing your head regularly is important to keep you scalp and hair clean. However, don’t do it too often – 2-3 times a week is enough for most people. Washing your hair every day can make it dry and brittle. It’s also very important to avoid hot water, as it can damage hair follicles in the scalp. But what really comes first here is the proper shampoo and conditioner. If you take a close look at these products you will find out that most of them contain such artificial ingredients as petroleum, mineral oil, sodium laureth sulfate, phosphates and other chemicals. Yes, they clean out grease and dirt, but they also cause harm to your hair. Generally, they are quite cheap. We suggest that you should make your choice in favor of natural/organic hair care products. They don’t contain harsh chemical ingredients and, therefore, have no side effects. Look for shampoos and conditioners that contain aloe vera, jojoba oil , rosemary, sage and other natural components. These product will safely and effectively make your hair look thicker, stronger and healthier. One more thing to take into consideration – the choice of this or that hair product should be made according to your hair type. In the end of it if you pick up the right one, it will prevent dryness, scalp irritation, greasiness, dandruff and help you avoid other common problems with your scalp and hair.

Scalp Massage. Massaging the scalp on a regular basis is one of the best ways to regrow hair naturally and make you hair grow faster. Of course, it’s a great pleasure to have your scalp massaged by experienced hands, but still the great thing about it is that you can also do it yourself with no assistance. So your natural hair regrowth is literary in your hands! Just 5-10 minutes of circular movements with your fingertips a day will considerably improve blood flow in the scalp, thus getting more oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles and strengthening the roots of your hair. It is very advisable to use almond, coconut, olive, jojoba and virgin oils while massaging your scalp to promote natural hair growth. Heat the oil a little and apply it carefully on the scalp with your fingertips. Rub it in with slow circular movements, then wrap a warm towel around your hair and keep it for at least half an hour. By applying these essential oils once in 1-2 weeks you will significantly improve the condition of the scalp and regrow hair naturally.

Trimming. This procedure is needed mainly to get rid of split ends. Split ends cause breakage to your hair and make it hard to manage. Generally speaking, they make your hair look unhealthy. Despite the common belief, hair trimming doesn’t technically make it grow faster or thicker. What it really does is making your hair strong and healthy at the ends so it can grow without constant breaking off. The average hair growth is about 1cm a month. Hair specialists recommend to have hair trimmed every 6-8 weeks, thus you hair will grow about 2cm between the cuts. Of course, all we have a little bit different speed of hair growth and the time period between the cuts should be changed in accordance with it. Nowadays a lot of people, especially young ladies, prefer to curl or straighten, bleach or color their hair. However, all these practices do nothing but harm, leading to excessive dryness and split ends. So if you want to step on the path of natural hair regrowth, you should say no to perming, bleaching or any other type of chemical treatment once and for all. Remember, the better the condition of your hair, the less often it will need to be trimmed.

Natural hair growthNowadays many people who suffer from hair loss prefer to regrow hair naturally. Generally speaking, the problem can be accessed in two ways – internal and external. In this article we will discuss the former.

Speaking about natural hair growth from the internal point of view, the primary goal is to strengthen your immune system. The immune system protects the body against diseases and controls cells and tissues in terms of proper functioning. To improve your immune system and, consequently, regrow hair naturally you should consider first of all detoxication, proper nutrition, and stress management. These are the key factors in achieving physical health and balance of mind.

Detoxication. Water is the best natural detoxifier. Drink up to 2 liters (0.53 gal) of water and more a day to promote natural hair growth. Plenty of water will help your body get rid of harmful substances, toxins and impurities. Water also keeps your skin and your scalp moisturized what is essential for their good condition. Add a teaspoon of honey and/or some lemon juice to your daily water dose to make it more pleasant to drink.

Proper nutrition. Healthy foods are essential for natural hair growth. Hair needs a good supply of nutrients to grow thick, long and strong. Since main structural element of hair is keratin which belongs to the family of fibrous proteins, protein rich diet is indispensable to grow hair naturally. Include more such high protein foods as fish, cheese, poultry, nuts, seeds, lean meats, milk, beans and grains in your diet. They will provide excellent building material for new hair. Also don’t forget about vitamins and minerals. Vitamin B, zinc and calcium are particularly important for hair growth. Therefore, eat more fresh fruit and vegetables, seafood and cereals to strengthen your immune system and regrow hair naturally. Your hair will also benefit from dietary supplements which include biotin, multivitamins, and Omega 3 fatty acids. Take them additionally if you want to grow hair faster. Avoid junk foods, make your nutrition natural and healthy, develop a balanced diet plan and always stick to it and you will surely make your natural hair growth program more effective.

You will soon start to feel that natural hair regrowth is to a great extend about changing your lifestyle and improving your total health. So apart from detoxication and healthy eating, you will also want to include a part of fitness in your natural hair growth program. Physical exercises will help you drop excessive body fat, improve cardiovascular activity, get in good shape and eventually build a strong immune system. At least half an hour of exercising 3 times a week will work wonders in the long run. It will also help you have a better and more recovering sleep which is essential for general health and hair growth in particular.

Stress management. Powerful immune system and physical health goes hand in hand with balance of mind, particularly stress management. Stress as well as other mental turmoils are connected with hair loss. Stress not only weakens our immune system, but also causes several types of hair loss (alopecia areata, telogen effluvium, trichotillomania). Therefore, stress reduction is indispensable for natural hair regrowth. Together with physical exercises and good sleep there are other techniques of stress management such as meditation, relaxation methods, yoga, hobbies, autogenic training and others. Just take it easy, believe in yourself and stay optimistic and you will reach your goal. And your hair will be there with you!

It’s not a secret that each person loses up to a hundred hairs throughout the day. In spring and autumn, as well as during pregnancy hair begins to fall out more rapidly. As a matter of fact, the process is more pronounced in middle-aged men, young girls and older women.

If you note that you are losing more hair than usual, that your hair is getting thinner and thinner so that you can see receding hairline on your head, wrong metabolism may be among a possible cause of that.

Kombucha, a fermented tea known for its healing, normalizing, detoxifying and energizing properties, can be a great natural hair loss treatment in this case. It normalizes your metabolism, supplies your hair follicles with necessary nutrients, promotes regrowth of your hair and makes it stronger. In order to achieve this, it is recommended to drink a glass of kombucha mushroom tea during every meal within six to eight weeks. Additionally, you can massage the scalp with Kombucha infusion to reach better results.

If hair loss is not caused by hereditary predisposition or hormonal imbalance (DHT), most kombucha users note that their hair begins to grow more rapidly soon and that it gets considerably stronger and healthier.

This time we’ve collected some more recipes of traditional medicine that will help you effectively promote faster hair growth and make your hair healthier and stronger.

  • In case of the oily scalp and dandruff a mixture of calendula alcoholate and castor oil (ratio 10:1) has proved to bring good results. In case of the dry scalp the calendula alcoholate:castor oil ratio should be 1:1. These recipes will not only help you get rid of dandruff and excessive dryness of the scalp but also help you regrow lost hair.
  • In case of itching and irritation of the scalp make a mixture of 10 grams of birch tar, 20 grams of castor oil and 100 grams of alcohol and rub it in carefully several hours before washing your head.
  • One more hair mask to make your hair grow faster: take 1 teaspoon (tsp) of castor oil, 1 tsp of honey, 1 egg and juice of 1 middle-sized onion and mix these components thoroughly. Rub the mask in the hair roots 2 hours before washing your head. Then wash the mask of with a soft shampoo or baby soap and rinse your hair with water acidified with lemon juice or vinegar.
  • The following infusion works great for blond hair. You will need 1 tablespoon (tbsp) of chamomile extract and 3/4 glass of vodka. Infuse it in a dark place for 5-6 days and rub it in the roots of hair on a daily basis.
  • Use birch-alcohol lotion to take care of oily hair: mix 1 tsp of birch buds with 5 tsp of alcohol (96%) and rub it in the scalp every day when it is convenient for you. To achieve a better effect it is advisable to additionally rinse your hair with water decoction of birch leaves and buds after washing.
  • And one more recipe for this time to make your hair grow faster. Take 20 grams of ivy roots of and the same amount of burdock roots. Boil the mixture for 15 minutes in one liter of water. Filter the decoction and wash your hair with it three times a week.

Always remember that traditional medicine doesn’t work equally with every user. The main advantage of it is that it will never bring you harm and, thus, it is certainly worth trying.

Have you ever noticed that your hair behaves differently in winter? It goes dry, lifeless, fragile. Tips start to split up. Your hair grows much slower than during summer months. It becomes hard to manage. And what’s even worse, hair loss increases significantly in winter. And it makes so many people ask themselves why it happens so and what they can do to prevent it. I hope this article will clear up some points.

First of all, you should bear in mind that this is inevitable, as it is a part of natural cycle. As everything in nature goes to rest and sleep in autumn and winter, while getting to life and intensive growth in spring and summer, your hair also follows this natural law. So, the first thing to do is to stop panicking. And take into consideration some useful tips to help your hair go through this not easy period of time.

Usually, we drink less water in winter, but it doesn’t mean that we take a sufficient amount. Remember, water in winter is just as important as in summer, or even more. It turns out that because of indoor heating conditions are much drier in winter. After all you body gets unnoticeably dehydrated. That’s why you hair looks so weak and over-dried. That’s why it starts to come out faster. So, drink more water, as simple as that. Dandelion, peppermint, lemon, or ginger tea is very good for your health and your hair especially in winter. Also try to not wash your hair too often and never use concentrated shampoo. Your overdried hair will certainly benefit from aromatherapy and essential oils for hair growth.

In winter we often forget of healthy eating and our diet is far from being balanced. But quick growth of hair requires the supply of all necessary nutrients. Your meals must ideally consist of lots of proteins and vitamins and minerals, which provides the health to the hair. So eat more protein rich food (beans, nuts, tuna, meat, fish, milk, etc.) and all types of vegetables and fruits that are the best source of essential vitamins and minerals.

In winter longer nights and climate change subconsciously affect person’s mood and feelings. That’s why many people, especially in northern European countries usually get depressed and lose optimism in winter. As a result, they experience emotional strains and even stress more often. And stress is one of the main culprits of hair loss. So no matter how hard it is, relax, cheer up and be more to life.