Hair growth doesn't have to be difficult, especially when you work naturally! The beauty lies within. Here are some expert tips to get your hair long, shiny, and beautiful. We aren't kidding, these work wonders!
1. Enjoy a range of colourful fruits and vegetables:
Your diet is essential in determining the health of your hair. A balanced diet rich in nutrients, phytochemicals, and antioxidants will promote hair growth and keep your follicles strong! Berries are loaded with vitamin C, which will enhance collagen production and iron absorption - preventing unwanted hair loss from conditions like anemia. Their powerful antioxidant punch also make them protective against free radicals that cause hair damage. Spinach is high in vitamins A and C, as well as folate and iron, which assist with sebum production (it’s important to keep your scalp moisturized!), prevent damage, and fuel the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to your follicles respectively. Flaxseeds provide omega-3 fatty acids as well as vitamin E, selenium, zinc. The DHA found in omega-3s actually increase the proliferation of “dermal papilla cells” which are responsible for regulating hair growth (Kang, 2018).
2. Massage your Scalp daily:
In as little as 4 minutes/day of massaging your scalp, you can stimulate an increase in the progression of your hair cycle, resulting in natural hair growth. Studies have even demonstrated an increase in hair thickness using this technique overtime (Koyama et al, 2016). How this happens is through the stimulation of blood flow, circulation, and nerve endings in the scalp. It allows your hair follicles to receive more nutrients and oxygen, providing an environment for faster, healthier hair growth. Not to mention it’s incredibly relaxing - especially when someone else is doing it for you!
3. Fill in your Nutritional Gaps:
Since it can be tough to satisfy all your nutritional requirements in a day, HAIRtamin® was developed to give you that additional boost to ensure your hair (and body!) are receiving the love needed for you to thrive. It’s powerfully packed with vitamins, minerals, herbs, and super anti-oxidants to help you kick environmental stress to the curb - not to mention keep your locks shining, strong, and full! It’s crucial to meet your daily nutritional needs, combat life’s stressors (free radicals - ah!), keep your hormones balanced, and support your body at every stage of your life. This is why we are so proud of the formulas we’ve created to keep your hair healthy and lush!
4. Finish your Shower with a Cold Rinse:
The health benefits of finishing with a cold shower are endless - boosting your immune system, improving mood and energy, reducing stress, speeding up muscle recovery and healing, to name a few. But most surprisingly, it can do wonders for your hair! Since cold is “contracting” in nature, it will tighten up your hair cuticles, locking in essential moisture. This is important because hot water can actually create dryness and strip your scalp of the natural oils needed for optimal follicle health. It also works to constrict blood vessels and this will boost circulation as your body attempts to get warm, bringing much needed circulation and nutrients along with it, thereby feeding your scalp from within.
5. Get Frequent Hair Trims:
Athough this won’t have a direct impact on hair growth, it will prevent breakage from occurring, which will greatly effect the length of your hair. As split ends accumulate, they become weaker and more brittle making the entire hair shaft susceptible to snapping (it can split all the way upward!). By trimming your ends every 2-3 months you are keeping your hair strong and can easily prevent this from happening. Since everyone is different, have a discussion with your stylist about the best hair maintenance timeline for you!
Kang, Jung-Il, et al. “Mackerel-Derived Fermented Fish Oil Promotes Hair Growth by Anagen-Stimulating Pathways.” International Journal of Molecular Sciences, MDPI, 14 Sept. 2018, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6164340/.
Koyama, T. et al, 'Standardized Scalp Massage Results in Increased Hair Thickness by Inducing Stretching Forces to Dermal Papilla Cells in the Subcutaneous Tissue' in Eplasty (2016) 16:e8 [Accessible at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4740347/]