Things to Know about Hair Growth.
If you think hair grows and breaks naturally in a cycle and there is nothing you can do to maintain healthy hair, that’s not true. When it comes to hair, a lot of things depend on genetics but not all of it. Things like dehydration, illness, age, hormonal imbalance, food, etc. can wreak havoc on your hair growth cycle.
Everyone wants beautiful locks and stronger hair. Knowing some important facts about hair can help you manage your hair better.
Did you know heat plays an enormous role when it comes to your hair?
A moderate amount of heat is good for your hair and that’s why hair grows faster in a warmer climate. But, excessive or high heat can cause permanent damage to your hair. Too much use of hair styling tools can dry out and even change the structure of hair proteins. That causes hair to break and become rough.
Diet plays a big part in hair health
Sources of protein and biotin, vitamin C, E, and A, omega-3 fatty acids, folate, and iron in your diet help your hair to grow stronger. That means eggs, nuts, spinach, avocados, sweet potato, fatty fish like herring, tuna, salmon, and mackerel in your diet help your hair become stronger and healthier. Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid supplements can increase the density of your hair and minimize hair fall. Include berries, grapes, apricots, and oranges to get your daily dose of vitamin C and antioxidants for fuller hair.
A cleaner scalp makes hair healthy
Keeping your scalp clean goes a long way to maintain healthy hair. A healthy scalp does the same thing to your hair what good soil does to a plant. They both provide nourishment. Clean your scalp regularly with gentle shampoos or herbal alternatives. All-natural shampoos cleanse your scalp and hair gently without stripping them of moisture and natural oil or sebum secreted by your glands.
Blood Circulation is important
Love a good head massage? Great! That’s an excellent way to increase blood circulation in your scalp. Good blood circulation helps to deliver oxygen and nutrients to your scalp and hair follicles. That makes your hair grow longer faster.
Scalp pH Balance is vital
It is important to maintain the pH or acid and alkali balance of your scalp for healthy hair. Too many alkaline hair care products may upset your scalp’s acidity causing dry hair. That can also be the main cause of fungus, dandruff, and itchiness of the scalp resulting in weak hair. The ideal pH of your scalp should range between 4.5 and 5. When shopping for hair care products like shampoo and conditioner, look for the words ‘pH balanced’. Aloe vera gel, diluted apple cider vinegar, jojoba oil are some natural ingredients often used in homemade conditioners to maintain the pH balance of hair.