Herbs and Vitamins for Hair Growth
Hair has been called everything from our crowning glory to our lustrous locks of fate. Although the average youthful head contains around 100,000 hairs, almost everyone tends to obsess when a few begin to fall out. These facts will help you understand what it is, why it falls out and what you can do to have healthy hair.
Hair is nothing more than a non-living tissue that is made up of a fibrous protein called keratin. Much like the health of your nails, hair requires a nutritiously rich supply of blood. Problems such as hair loss, dandruff, brittle hair and graying can be signs that hair follicles are not getting much-needed nutrition. Although other factors such as aging, medications, hormonal changes, genetics, environmental circumstances, thyroid problems, immune disorders, smoking and the use of harsh chemicals contribute to hair loss, a balanced diet supplemented with proper vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids can lead to a healthier head of hair.
To get the essential fatty acids needed for healthy hair take a tablespoon of flaxseed oil daily. This will aid with dry, lifeless hair and cut down on the flaking and itching of dandruff. Evening primrose oil taken in 1000 milligrams doses three times a day will moisturize the scalp and hair. Zinc, taken twice a day in 30-milligram doses, will slow hair loss and promote the growth of healthy hair. This mineral is very beneficial for people who have an underactive thyroid gland. Be sure to take zinc with 2 milligrams of copper to keep a proper mineral balance in the body.
Copper contains melanin which is the pigment that colors hair and skin. Studies have shown that taking this mineral may reverse graying in those who are copper deficient. Vitamin B complex and biotin will aid with the prevention of hair loss. Both vitamins strengthen hair and aid with the conditioning of the hair and scalp. Biotin should be taken in 1000 milligram doses daily in conjunction with one B complex daily. Selenium has proven to foster healthy hair and PABA is believed to protect hair follicles.
When taking supplements, more is not always better. For instance, a lack of vitamin A can cause the scalp to be flaky while too much vitamin A could cause hair loss. Recent studies in England have shown that smokers are much more likely to have gray hair and hair loss than non-smokers. To keep the blood stimulated in the scalp a weekly massage is recommended. It is also good to note that these supplements can be taken safely with prescription drugs, such as minoxidil, for hair problems.
GREASY HAIR – FINALLY HOME REMEDY THAT HELPS!
Do you feel uncomfortable and insecure because of the inconvenience caused by oily greasy hair?
You are washing your hair every day but it remains thin and without volume?
Don’t be disappointed. Today there are hundreds of cosmetic products and homemade remedies that will help you deal with oily hair, and we will help you with a few tips:
• Clay mask
Mix clay powder with vinegar and water, until you get a thick paste. Apply the mask on your hair, leave it for 10 minutes and then wash it with shampoo and warm water. If you have oily hair with dry peaks, apply the mask only on the roots of the hair.
• Egg white mask
Beat one egg white, add one teaspoon of salt and juice of one lemon. Mix all ingredients well. Spread the mask on the scalp and let it act for 30 minutes. Wash your hair with shampoo and warm water.
• Essential oils
Add 3-4 drops of lavender or orange essential oil in the shampoo. These oils are great for oily hair because they have tonic and antiseptic properties.
• Aloe vera
Mix one tablespoon of aloe vera gel with one teaspoon squeezed lemon juice. Put this mixture in the shampoo and use it normally.