Who doesn't want beautiful hair? We all want to look great but it also makes life easier. Strong and healthy hair is a snap to style. (My mother breathed a sigh of relief when my baby fine childhood hair finally thickened up and stopped falling out of ponytails.) You also have more options when it comes to treatments and colours as you don't have to worry as much about breakage and splitting. Problems such as hair loss can, in some cases, be avoided by taking steps towards maintaining your hair’s health. The good news is that there are some very accessible ways to make your hair grow faster and stronger and stay that way.
Here are three tips you can try right away to get your best possible hair.
We've all heard that a trim every six weeks is the secret to healthy hair. But those of us with painfully slow growth have probably wondered at some point if this is a hairdressers' conspiracy to get you into the salon! This counterintuitive advice is actually sound. Trimming doesn’t make the hair grow faster, but it helps get rid of split ends that will break your hair further down the line. Another big advantage of frequent trimming is the stronger hair roots you get in return. The root of your hair is not always capable of supporting the length, especially if it is the first time you have grown your hair longer. The regular trimming you do will help hair roots adapt to the new length better. Lastly, frequent trimming can help maintain the shine and volume of your hair by getting rid of those wispy ends that make it look limp. It also helps to keep your hair smooth by removing broken parts of the hair shafts. Pair frequent trims with the next two tips and you’ll have a strong and healthy head of hair in no time.
Adjust Your Diet
The key to having great natural hair is maintaining the hair follicles. Hair follicles absorb nutrients from beneath your scalp and act as an anchor for each strand of hair. One of the main causes of hair loss in women is that the hair follicles are not getting enough nutrients. To avoid this, some adjustments to your diet may be necessary. Iron and zinc are the two nutrients the hair follicles need the most. You can get these nutrients from red meat, soybeans, or lentils. If you choose to go the red meat route, eating lean red meat twice a week is more than enough to maintain the strength and beauty of your hair. Foods that are rich in vitamin C will also help hair follicles absorb iron and zinc better.
If you're not sure that you're getting all the hair-growing vitamins and minerals from your diet, you can top it up with with some products. There are supplements designed to provide nutrients for the hair follicles and shafts directly, such as biotin. In addition, natural oils can help keep the scalp healthy and flexible. You can also fight hair loss using over-the-counter hair loss products that are designed to stimulate the hair follicles and introduce a better, healthier growth rate, even when the follicles are no longer performing optimally. Combined with the other tips we covered in this article, you can be on your way to making your hair grow faster and stronger.