Hair Care Advice

long_h1.jpgAs you can see from previous posts, I pay a lot of attention to my hair and you should too. I’m always looking for the right way to keep my hair healthy and growing. I found that just as hair masks, are loaded with nutrients and vitamins and are very important for hair health. The right vitamins and minerals play a major role in keeping it healthy. Any nutritional deficiencies can lead to thinning hair or even total baldness. It’s well known that our hair reflects the overall condition of our body and you can maximize your hair health by taking the proper blend of amino acids and vitamins, like B-vitamins, you should include also B-6, biotin, Inositol and folic acid in your daily diet or vitamins program.  Some minerals like magnesium, sulfur, silica and zinc are also very important toward maintaining healthy hair. Beta-carotene is also essential to hair growth.  This is because it is converted to vitamin A as the body needs it, helps maintain normal growth and bone development, protective sheathing around nerve fibers, as well as promoting healthy skin, hair and nails. Beta-carotene is found in green and yellow vegetables and fruits. If you have a protein-rich diet your hair growth will improve notoriously. Some nutritional experts suggest the dietary utilization of calves liver, brewer’s yeast, wheat germ and a daily dose of two tablespoons of granulated lecithin to maximize hair growth, strength and beauty. Other good food sources for protein include fish, eggs, beans and yogurt. Soy protein has also been found to be helpful in stimulating hair growth. One study of the results of soy on the hair found that it not only strengthened the hair but caused it to grow. A great source of soy is tofu.As you might have read in earlier posts, excessive stress, some medications and medical conditions can cause hair illness like dandruff and hair loss, and also are know for retard hair growth, but you should be very careful on the vitamins and minerals you decide to take to help your hair growth, so you better consult a doctor before taking any medicine or assuming any herbal or diet program. Sometimes results can be even worst than the original condition, so you should understand that treating your hair is as important as any other part of your body, it takes the same care, attention and speciality level. You should have enough rest and sleep to have a healthy hair, you can also try meditation or play sports to relax, remember that finding and fighting the cause of stress might just be right way to help your hair grow healthy and abundantly.So, eat right, exercise, reduce stress, rest, gets lots of sleep and you are well on your way to maximizing your hair growth potential. These are some other tips that will help you have the healthiest and nicest hair ever:

  1.  Eliminate or cut back on smoking, caffeine, any kind of drugs and carbonated sodas which weaken the body and block maximum hair growing potential.
  2. Eat a healthy diet. Avoid foods that are high in sugar or fat.
  3. Treat your hair like a piece of fine old lace.  Treat it carefully avoiding any unnecessary brushing, combing or handling. 
  4.  Avoid use of hot water, hot blow dryers or other hair care tools that may stress the hair.
  5. Have a weekly scalp massage to provide stimulation to the hair follicles.
  6. Do a series of ongoing hot oil treatments to protect the hair’s shaft (check our previous post for some hair masks options too).
  7. Have regular trims to eliminate split ends and allow the hair to look and feel healthier.
  8. Get plenty of rest and sleep to allow your body to grow hair.

All that said then you can either take a good supplement that contains the necessary vitamins and minerals or you can make up your own formula. Here are a few examples of vitamins and supplements that should help you:

  1.  Vitamin B-complex – 50 mg. of the major B-vitamins (including folate, biotin and inositol)
  2. Vitamin B-6 – 50 mg. of vitamin B-6
  3. Vitamin C with bioflavonoids – one to two grams daily
  4. Vitamin E – 400 to 800 IU daily
  5. Beta-Carotene – 10,000 to 15,000 IU of beta-carotene daily
  6.  One recommended daily dose of magnesium, sulfur, zinc
  7.  Silica (horsetail) – 300 mg. daily
  8. Nettle – 250 mg. three times daily
  9. Flaxseed oil – one tbsp daily or one tablet
  10. Beta-Carotene – 10,000 to 15,000 IU of beta-carotene daily

I wish these few tips and pieces of information can help you have the prefect hair. You should remember that first impressions are always very important, so you need a clean healthy head of hair all the time. You can wear head scarves and hats to protect your hair from extreme sun exposure, but be careful of overdoing it, because then your hair might not enjoy from the benefits that sun light and air has to offer to grow healthy.Do you have any other technique or advice that want to share with us and other readers?AddThis Social Bookmark Button

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11 thoughts on “Hair Care Advice

  1. Ive done hair for 16 years and I’m a true believer that everything you put in your body comes out on your hair. Clients of mine that are hardcore dieters and don’t take enough fat in their hair is very brittle.

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