6 Top Tips How to Grow Longer Hair Faster
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Hair grows approximately a quarter of an inch to a half an inch a month, but that is only if you and your hair is healthy.
It is normal to lose 100 to 200 hairs per day, however, if you find that you are losing a lot more and not having them replenished this could indicate and underlying health problem and you should consult your doctor. You can always start by examining your diet to ensure that you are consuming enough calories, vitamins, minerals and protein to keep your hair at its optimum health.
Below is a list of 5 simple lifestyle changes that could help for your hair faster and naturally.
1. Consume Iron
The key to good hair is a good diet. Eating foods rich in iron like dark green vegetables boost to ferritin levels sufficient to accelerate the hair’s growth cycle. Iron helps give oxygen to the hair follicles, which further improves hair growth.
Your vegan diet may seem to include plenty of iron from green vegetables and lentils. Iron deficiency can result in hair loss as well as fatigue and weakness. Consuming vitamin C found in kiwis and citrus fruit around the time of your iron-rich meals enhances absorption. A healthy balance of vitamin C as well as 23 other key ingredients and super foods can be found in the KELP AND SPIRULINA HAIR GROWTH VITAMINS. Go to https://superfoodlx.com/before-after/page/2/ to see the amazing before and after pictures of real people that have had great results.
2. Eat More Protein
Hair is made mostly of protein so having a protein deficiency can lead to hair loss. Vegans and vegetarians should be consuming plenty of pulses and nuts for natural protein. Hemp protein is one of our favourite choices.
Low-protein consumption and rapid weight loss normally associated with a vegan diet can lead to hair loss. You can eat protein in abundance on a vegan diet, as long as; nuts, seeds, legumes and beans are included. Be careful to not
rely too much on soy products as soy has been connected to hypothyroidism which can result in excessive hair loss. Consult with your doctor if you feel hypothyroidism may be an issue. Also, a deficiency in the amino acid L-lysine can also lead to hair loss. L-lysine’s primary plant-based source is legumes. If your vegan diet does not include a lot of legumes, you may find yourself deficient and experiencing hair breakage or slow hair growth.
3. Take Omega 3
Another food ingredient crucial to hair health is omega-3 fatty acids. Omega 3 facilitates the production and action of hormones and oily lubricants that lead to healthy scalp and follicles. When the scalp is well lubricated from the inside out, this is what provides the desirable strong, shiny hair. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in nuts and seeds and their oils.
4. Take More Vitamins
Healthy hair also requires the correct balance of vitamins and minerals. A and B-complex vitamins create vibrant, shiny hair. B12 can neutralise and slow down premature hair loss. Vitamin C helps strengthen hair and avert premature greying. Vitamin D facilitates healthy follicular growth. Vitamin D is manufactured by the sun so do your best to get as much sun on your skin especially if you work in an in door office environment. Vitamin E helps maintain a healthy, moisturised scalp, and trace minerals like selenium and magnesium help the entire hair growth orchestra to work at its optimum level! Whole organic cereals, pulses and eating richly coloured organic vegetables such as carrots, spinach, beets and red peppers are the richest in vitamins. Be so go organic whenever possible because unfortunately mass-produced vegetables are often grown in soils that are far from rich in the natural micronutrients they used to be.
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5. Try Herbs and Plants
Apart from daily foods, there are herbs that some swear promote hair growth. For example,Plenty of anecdotal (and folkloric) evidence supports herb and plant treatments that supposedly promote healthy hair. Sage, rosemary, gingko biloba, Indian gooseberry, beetroot juice, aloe vera, licorice root, flaxseed, even henna—all these and more have been touted as hair and scalp restorers. But don’t bet your hat on guaranteed results, especially on a cold, winter day.
One herb that does seem to work is Saw Palmetto.
Native Americans have relied on this for centuries to promote healthy hair and skin, and it is used today in tablet form because of its scientifically proven effect of blocking DHT, a metabolite of testosterone that is related to hair loss.
6. B-12 Deficiency
Vitamin B-12 is available in meats, fish, poultry as well as in fortified cereals, grains and sea algae such as chlorella and spirulina. Vegans risk not getting enough of this essential nutrient that, when consumed in inadequate amounts, can lead to a scaly scalp and hair loss. Spirulina, tempeh and nutritional yeast are vegan sources to aid healthy hair growth.
We sincerely hope this post was able to help you on your healthy hair journey. Let us know how following these tips has helped you and feel free to ask us any questions or let us know what to include in our next post!