Nature has blessed you with bounteous ways to boost the growth of your hair. Before you think in terms of boosting hair growth, preserve it and look after it. What you eat has an impact on your hair. If you maintain a balanced diet that has proteins, vitamins and minerals, it will work wonders to trigger hair growth. Do not make your diet heavy on protein like meat.
Whenever you get a chance, try and massage your scalp for a few minutes as that will increase the blood circulation to the hair follicles while helping you relieve your stress. As the blood supply increases to the hair follicles, they will absorb more nutrients. You can also apply oil regularly to stimulate hair growth and this also helps in prevention of hair loss. Oils that are recommended are coconut oil, Rosemary oil, Jojoba oil, lavender oil and thyme oil.
Hair loss is experienced by most of the men and women sometime in their lives. It is more so for men than for women. Genetics does play its part but there also other factors like hormonal imbalances or nutrient deficiencies that can prevent normal hair growth. There is a possibility that you may have an underactive thyroid gland that is making your hair thinner. Sea vegetables that are rich in iodine like kelp, nori and dulse may help balance this condition.
You can avoid drinking tap water as it contains chlorine that hinders iodine absorption. You can keep your diet rich with fatty acids from fish, avocado and walnuts. Nuts, oats and brown rice are rich in biotin that maintains the health of your hair and scalp. You can rejuvenate your hair follicles with Vitamin B-Complex. A 100 mg dose of this supplement will reduce hair thinning as it contains biotin.
A study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine has reported that Serenoa Repens or Saw Palmetto helps increase hair in men if they take 400 mg of standard extract on a daily basis.
The strands of your hair are surrounded by collagen and as you age, the hair becomes vulnerable to breaking. Collagen can be boosted by taking Vitamin C in the form of citrus fruits, strawberries and red peppers. Vitamin E nourishes the damaged hair and prevents breakage. It also helps the body in its ability to create keratin. It is known to restore locks of hair.
If you eat foods that are rich in iron like green leafy vegetables, leeks, cashews, dried fruits, figs and berries, it will be good for the growth of your hair but you have to remember that you have to take sufficient Vitamin C for your body to absorb iron. The minerals like silica and zinc are also crucial for your hair growth.