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Tips that Are Bound to Make Your Hair Healthier Than Ever

Updated on May 21, 2017

We are always dreading about losing hair or either wonder why our hair length is not growing just as magically the hair of an actress in a television commercial does. Well, this is something that most of us wonder, and here are some ways that can help you increase that hair length you’ve always wanted. Not only that, these methods will keep your hair healthy in the long run.

Adequate Sleep

Lack of sleep increases the stress in a person, so it is advisable that a person may have at least 6-7 hours of sound sleep. It is a proven fact that if your sleep cycle is healthy, your body automatically can do things faster, and you are cheerful and happy throughout the day. If not, you are tired and sloppy and that leads to stress.

Yoga is a Good Way to Release Stress
Yoga is a Good Way to Release Stress | Source

Avoiding Stress

Stress is one of the major reasons not only for hair loss and slower hair growth. So one should always try and avoid stress at all costs. Sounds stressful? Here are some easy ways to cope up with stress

  • Jogs
  • Yoga
  • Quality time with friends and family
  • Calming music
  • Cooking

Your stress will start to reduce stress significantly, so will your hair loss, and start to increase your hair growth. This will aid in keeping your hair healthier.

Hair Mask

Applying homemade hair masks with kitchen ingredients such as curd, oil, eggs etc. also help grow your hair faster and keep hair lustrous. You can apply this every once in a while. They condition your hair naturally.

Here is a must try hair mask:

  1. Take two egg yolks and mix it with almond oil or olive oil. You can add lemon juice to it (optional)
  2. Apply it to your hair for about 20 minutes.
  3. Rinse with shampoo and cold water.
  4. Enjoy the shiny hair.

Proper Conditioning of Hair

Proper conditioning of hair after shampooing reduces tangling of the hair and thus reduces hair damage. It gives strength to your hair as well.

Regular Brushing of Hair

Increasing the blood supply to your scalp promotes hair growth, which can be achieved with regular brushing of hair. It is said that proper brushing also gets rid of waste materials that get collected in your hair over the period of time. Not only that, other impurities that develop are also removed while brushing, leaving your hair more healthy.

There are some things that have to be kept in mind:

  • It is advisable to avoid brushing your hair when it is wet.
  • Over-brushing of hair should be avoided at all costs.

Kind of Brush To Be Used

It is recommended to use a boar-bristle brush, rather than a brush with synthetic materials, as it does not give you the same results.

Regular Massaging of the Scalp

Massaging your scalp is extremely important if you want to grow your hair at a faster pace and keep your hair healthy because it stimulates the hair follicles in your scalp. This is also good for hair loss. It gives deep conditioning to your scalp and relaxes you.

I would recommend using any natural oil. Here are some of the most useful ones:

  • Coconut oil
  • Castor oil
  • Almond oil

It is not advisable to use coconut oil in winters as it may stick to your hair and scalp and lead to dandruff.

Regular Massaging of the Scalp is Important
Regular Massaging of the Scalp is Important | Source

Choosing the Right Oils

Almond oil, castor oil, coconut oil, all three are very good for hair, as mentioned.

  • Almond oil enables hair growth.
  • Castor oil absorbs easily into the skin and improves circulation.
  • Coconut oil deeply nourishes your hair and moisturizes it. The vitamin E, vitamin K and iron in the coconut oil moisturize and improve the shine of the hair.

Stay Clear of Heavily Loaded Chemical Products

Hair products often are loaded with chemicals. These chemicals make your hair look good for a short term, but in the longer run they are just damaging your hair. Organic and natural hair products are better suited for your hair.

Some chemicals to avoid are:

  • Sulfates
  • Alcohols
  • Chlorides
  • Parabens

Stay Hydrated

It is crucial to stay hydrated at all times. It does affect your hair growth and health.

Using Cold Water to Rinse Hair

After shampooing, it is recommended to use cold water to rinse your hair. Cold water helps to close the pores and seal in moisture from the conditioner, which in simpler terms just locking in the effect of the shampoo and conditioner. This will ensure to keep your hair luminous and in good shape.

Use of Onion Water

Onion water stimulates hair growth as it consists of high amount of sulfur that helps in hair growth. So here is how you can use onion water. (Do not use this if you are allergic to onion):

  1. Wash the onion thoroughly and peel off the outer layer.
  2. Chop the onion into smaller pieces and toss into a blender or you could just use a juicer.
  3. Squeeze out as much juice as possible with the help of a strainer.
  4. Massage the juice into your hair and keep it for 30-45 minutes
  5. Rinse off with shampoo.

Source

Your Hair is What You Eat

A healthy you will ensure healthy hair. It is crucial to include a lot of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E and biotin in your diet.

Foods That Help With Hair Growth And Reduce Hair Fall

Foods
Benefit
Almonds
Have high biotin content
Eggs
Contains omega-3s, and biotin; the yolk is extremely beneficial for the hair
Carrots
Consists of Vitamin A, grows hair very fast
Oats
Rich in iron, fiber, zinc, iron, omega-3 fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), which stimulate hair growth
Salmon
Loaded with vitamin D, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids
Sweet Potatoes
Contains beta-carotene, a prescursor to Vitamin A; facilitates hair growth.
Walnuts
Consists of omega-6 fatty acids, iron, zinc, healthy fats and protein, all these are good for hair

Hope you try all these tips and get smooth, shiny, healthy and long hair in no time!

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