Lifestyle plays vital role in almost everything whether it is glowing skin, healthy hair growth and more. I always tell my followers to eat colorful and look colorful!!!!
I would like to talk about food first.
Eating a diet rich in protein and vital vitamins and minerals is an essential prerequisite to healthy hair growth. Opt for foods high in vitamins A, B, C, and E, iron, zinc, copper, magnesium, and selenium. Vitamin B-complex, in particular, is extremely important for making your hair grow faster.
Variety of foods like milk, cheese, yogurt, eggs, whole grains, spinach, broccoli, bell peppers, cabbage, parsley, grapefruit, avocado, brown bread, and oats, in your diet to nourish your hair and scalp. Plus, drink fresh fruit and vegetable juices, such as orange, grapefruit, carrot, beet, and lettuce juice.
One can follow some of the tips below as well.
1. Use castor or coconut oil for hair growth:
Being rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, especially omega-9 fatty acids, castor oil promotes hair growth naturally.
As this oil is quite viscous, mix the castor oil with an equal amount of coconut, olive, or almond oil. Massage your scalp with it and leave it on for 30 to 45 minutes. Then shampoo your hair.
You can also add essential oils, especially rosemary, peppermint, eucalyptus, lavender, or thyme oil, to the castor oil and then put it in your hair.
2. Massage your scalp
scalp massage as many times as you can
Massaging promotes blood flow to the scalp, which in turn stimulates the hair follicles. In addition, deep condition your hair once a week with a hot oil treatment or deep conditioning hair mask.
Apply the oil (preferably warm) or conditioner to your hair.
Gently rub your fingers on your scalp in a circular motion for three to five minutes.
Rinse the oil or conditioner out of your hair.
4. Flip your hair upside down
hair flip upside down
This is one of the most popular tricks to promote faster hair growth. Just flip your hair upside down by flipping your head over for two to four minutes daily. It is believed to work by improving circulation. I love to do head stand position every morning for the better scalp blood circulation which helps my hair to grow faster. There many other yoga pose that can promote better hair growth as well if you are not able to do head stand.
5. Stay stress-free
Stress is one of the most important factors that contribute to hair loss. It is believed that stress can disrupt the normal hair cycle and trigger hairs to enter the telogen or fall-out phase. Thus, when striving for faster hair growth, minimize the stress in your life.
To manage stress, you can use meditation, breathing exercises, or other relaxation techniques. Plus, be sure to get your beauty sleep as the growth hormone is released during sleep.
Take vitamin and herbal supplements
In addition to eating a proper diet, you can take supplements like folic acid, biotin, kelp, fish oil, flaxseed oil, evening primrose oil, ginseng, ginkgo biloba, saw palmetto, and others to augment hair growth.
Folic acid and biotin are B-complex vitamins (vitamin B9 and B7 respectively) that aid faster growth of hair. Before taking any supplements, though, make sure you consult your doctor.
Nourish your hair with aloe vera
aloe vera gel
Aloe vera encourages hair growth and prevents hair loss. It also reduces dandruff and helps restore your hair’s natural sheen.
Apply fresh aloe vera gel mixed with a little lemon juice and leave it on for about 20 minutes. Shampoo your hair. Do this once every week or two.
You can also combine aloe vera gel with equal amounts of coconut milk and wheat germ oil and then apply it on your hair.
Drink aloe vera juice on a regular basis.