Having shiny, healthy-looking locks is a dream most of us women aspire. Prolonged product use, unbalanced diet, and other external factors, however, cause our crowning glory to lose its natural, healthy shine, leading to hair loss or damaged hair.
If you find yourself struggling to bring back your hair’s former glory, don’t fret. There are simple and natural ways to thicken your hair and promote healthy growth. Read on and see how you can include these easy hair growth hacks in your daily hair care regime.
Massage your scalp daily
Massaging the scalp every day increases blood flow that helps stimulate hair growth. Do this routine at least 20 minutes a day using your hands or a scalp massager machine and see the difference that massaging your scalp daily can make in reversing thinning hair.
Use castor oil
Castor oil has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal properties, as well as high in vitamin E, omega 3 fatty acids, and ricinoleic acid, which help promote hair growth, not only for the head but also for eyelashes and eyebrows. These nutrients help increase blood circulation which is essential for promoting hair growth.
Take advantage of castor oil’s hair growth benefits by using it to massage your scalp. Just a few tablespoons of this oil and you’re on your way to nourishing your hair back to health.
Get into jogging or intense aerobics
Being physically active is vital in promoting better blood circulation. The capillaries, which are the thinnest blood vessels, will stop or reduce circulation when aerobic activity isn’t maintained, which then causes your hair to thin out.
Improve blood circulation by doing an intense jogging routine three to four times a week. Not only will it increase circulation but will also allow you to get a breath of fresh air, which is always beneficial to the body.
Consume antioxidant-rich foods
Having a diet rich in antioxidant foods protects hair roots from inflammation, which causes falling hair. Make sure to eat lots of antioxidant-rich kale and spinach, which have high concentrations of zeaxanthin that prevents inflammation in hair follicles.
Apart from increasing antioxidant intake, you also have to remove certain foods in your diet that feed inflammation, such as those that are high in carbs and sugar like rice, white sugar, and bread. Just take them once a day and further reduce consumption to once a week to once a month.
Drink lots of green tea
Green tea breaks down fatty deposits in your blood vessels, including those found in your scalp, thus preventing thinning hair. Drink green tea two to three times daily to promote thicker hair growth. It’s a great drink that refreshes your skin, too.
Go for all-natural shampoo
Harsh chemicals found in most shampoos today can easily damage hair. Opt for natural alternatives that cleanse your hair without damaging the scalp and hair follicles.
Use hair products in moderation
Just like chemical-based shampoos, hair styling products like gels and wax contain harmful chemicals that cause hair loss. Use these products in moderation, or better yet, stop using them altogether to prevent hair damage. If you can’t help it, use water-based ones in very small amounts.