C’mon! Confess it girls that the moment we see someone’s hair –healthy and lustrous, we go into a mini-depression and start cursing our genes, lifestyle and our ignorance towards the secrets of healthy hair. But have we ever stopped and thought what these natural ways are? Though we have read numerous books and heard it from our grandmothers, still we tend to turn a deaf ear to all that and desperately wait for a miracle product to be unveiled to turn our dull tresses into Rapunzel’s radiant locks overnight.
Natural Ways to Grow Hair
Don’t despair! Read the following for 10 ways on how to get healthy hair. Follow them religiously to see what wonders they do to your hair.
You all must be familiar with the saying “You reap what you sow”. And this very much applies to your hair too. Foods rich in following are a boon for your hair, they are one of the perfect ways to grow hair faster.
Vitamin B12: poultry, meat, fish and dairy products.
Vitamin E: cereals, nuts, tomato, spinach, pumpkin, broccoli, fish, mango and papaya.
Copper: wheat bran, whole meat, crabs, oysters, lamb, black pepper, prawns, apple, chicken liver, processed cheese, beans and mushrooms.
Zinc: oysters, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, mutton, peanuts and legumes.
Biotin: brown rice, green peas, egg yolk, oats, cheese and soy beans.
Iron: beets, soy beans, spinach ,lentils , almonds and chicken.
Proteins: eggs, milk , fish, chicken and tofu.
Head massage stimulates blood circulation in the scalp and hence gives a wake-up call to the hair to grow. A dry massage can lead to hair breakage, therefore warm oil massage with oils like almond oil, olive oil, coconut oil or castor oil can be used. Oils also tend to condition hair which results in soft and shiny mane.
3. Heat protection:
Use heat styling tools such as the blow dryer, hair iron, curling rod as infrequently as possible. And before using them, please do use a good hair protecting spray. Also, wear a scarf, hat or take an umbrella with you while stepping out in the sun to prevent damage from the UV rays.
4. Right shampoo:
Always use a shampoo according to your hair type and not because it is the talk of the town. Even if your scalp is oily, don’t wash it every day. Doing this strips the hair of it’s natural oils and offers you healthy hair.
5. Chlorine protection:
Don’t forget to wear a good quality swimming cap before entering inside the pool, since the chlorine in the water damages your hair. As soon as you step out of the pool, wash your hair immediately.
6. Combing :
Don’t believe in the adage “Brush your hair 100 times for healthy, shiny hair”. It just causes breakage and dries out hair. Never make the mistake of using a comb on wet hair, not even in the shower to spread the conditioner.
7. Trimming :
Ideally, you should trim hair once in 6-8 weeks or else you’ll end up with dry/unhealthy hair tips. When you get rid of the split ends, there will be no need to pay for them in long run. This is an essential way to grow hair faster.
8. Colouring :
It doesn’t matter whether you colour your hair naturally or with chemical laden colours, it’s definitely going to damage your hair. So you have to take special care for chemically or naturally treated hair. Use shampoos containing cocobetyl diamine for that extra care.
9. Conditioning :
Conditioning your hair should also be done according to the hair type. Oily hair requires a very mild conditioner while dry hair requires a rich or live-in conditioner. And the treated hair requires a conditioner containing coco betamine.
10. Water :
Don’t ever make the mistake of using hot water for your scalp. Wash your with luke warm water if required but make it a strict rule to rinse it finally with cold water to close the hair follicles.
It is very important to follow these ways to keep hair healthy. In reality, natural ways will only help you grow your hair thicker & beautiful than conventional chemical products.