Many women enjoy having long, healthy hair. Growing hair that looks and feels amazing is not impossible, but it can pose a challenge as it takes a lot of time and effort. There are a lot of factors ranging from genetics, stress, autoimmune conditions, and imbalance of the hormone levels, deficiency in certain vitamins and minerals and even poor dietary plan that can lead to hair loss. You may need to consult your doctor or dermatologist, as they can help you decide which treatment best suits you and your hair.
Essential oils, especially tea tree and eucalyptus oil are known to promote hair growth. Tea tree oil is rich in terpenes, compounds that help fight off bacteria and fungi, which may cause inflammation of the scalp, overproduction of oil and development of oily dandruff. It is best you dilute the oil in shampoo, water or carrier oils such as jojoba, almond or olive oil before applying, as it is very strong. Once you dilute it, rub it on the scalp gently with your fingertips and massage the scalp for a couple of minutes. Let it sit for some time, or leave it overnight and rinse well in the morning. Repeat this process for a couple of weeks for better results.
A strong shampoo may have adverse effects on your scalp and hair, making it brittle and prone to splitting and breaking off. Get a mild, clarifying shampoo that contains less harsh chemicals. Not only will it improve overall health of your hair, but also help in removing of dead skin which can clog the hair follicles and prevent new hair from growing.
Deep conditioned hair is less prone to splitting and breakage, so you may also invest in a deep hair conditioner. Make sure it suits the needs of your specific hair type, as there are a lot of them to choose from. Consult with a hair specialist beforehand, it may save you a lot of time and money. Some specialist claim that warming the conditioner to skin temperature, or 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) helps the skin absorb it more efficiently. Also, condition your hair on a regular basis if possible, at least once every week. How long and how frequent you use the conditioner may depend on the brand of conditioner you’re using so make sure to read the labels properly.
Synthetic and harsh hair bristles may be easier to use on a thick, stubborn hair, but they may also cause damage to the hair and scalp. Regular brushing stimulates the blood flow to the scalp and effectively improves the overall look and feel of your hair, so make sure you use soft, natural bristle brushes such as a boar bristle brush.
Vitamin B complex has been linked to hair growth, so a few tweaks to your dietary plan can make all the difference. Lean red meats, poultry, fish such as salmon, then eggs, beans and spinach are all rich in B complex vitamins, so make sure to add them to your everyday diet.