No matter your hair type – from thin locks to full heads of thick locks – home treatments that could boost its growth are available to everyone. Daily brushing your locks and eating healthily are two such techniques.
Consider taking hair-growth supplements, such as those containing biotin and iron.
Another potential solution could be platelet-rich plasma therapy – an injection of high concentrations of components from your own blood directly into your scalp.
Massage Your Scalp
Scalp massages don’t just belong in salons – you can give yourself one at home to stimulate hair growth! A scalp massage dilates blood vessels and increases the flow of nutrients directly to your follicles – leading to thicker, longer, and more beautiful locks!
Sweat, sebum, and dead skin cells can accumulate on your scalp and block hair follicles from producing new hair growth. A scalp massage can help clear away this buildup of debris, helping your follicles produce healthy new locks of growth.
Scalp massages not only promote hair growth but they can also prevent loss and graying hairs by decreasing stress levels, improving mood, lowering headache frequency/intensity, and increasing production of serotonin/dopamine while simultaneously decreasing cortisol (the stress hormone). Thus making scalp massages an invaluable addition to any relaxation routine.
Apply Rosemary Oil
Rosemary contains many phenolic compounds, including carnosic acid and rosmarinic acid, that enhance circulation and stimulate healthy hair growth. These substances help strengthen existing strands while decreasing shedding/thinning/thinning/dandruff.
Eat Healthy Foods
A diet rich in proteins and other nutrients is key to hair growth. Omega-3 fatty acids found in cold water fish such as salmon, tuna, herring can help stimulate your scalp to prevent hair loss and stimulate hair growth. Nuts also provide 18-25 grams per cup – particularly almonds, pistachios, and brazil nuts which provide 18-25 grams. Legumes such as beans and peanuts offer iron, zinc, and multiple B-vitamin with each serving. Beef also boasts 23 grams per ounce for completeness!
Drinking enough water is crucial to the growth of your hair. Not only does it keep skin and scalp hydrated, but drinking sufficient quantities also promotes hair growth by keeping strands nourished.
Sipping water throughout the day rather than downing large quantities at once is highly recommended, to maintain consistent hydration levels throughout and prevent dehydration which can cause serious health complications.