How to Make Your Hair Grow Faster & Stronger
Have you noticed hair loss lately?
Maybe your hair feels thinner or is lacking lustre and shine?
Tired of spending hundreds of dollars on quick fixes with no visible change?
You’re in the right place, my friend.
Let’s take a moment to familiarise ourselves with the hairy facts:
- According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association (link) our hair grows about 15 cm per year. That’s why it can feel like a slow journey to lustrous locks.
- And we lose between 50 -100 strands of hair daily!
Think you’re losing more than this? Noticing small bald patches? It could be a sign of female pattern hair loss, which causes female alopecia. Linda Chan in the Australian Journal of General Practice (link) says this affects approximately 49% of women. Other common causes for hair loss may be related to stress or an imbalance of hormones. Note that the suggestions below may benefit hair growth. But it’s important to have the cause of your hair loss investigated by your healthcare professional.
So, let’s get to the top 3 secrets to making your hair grow faster and stronger!
DIET FOR STRONG HAIR GROWTH
We know it all starts from the inside. And your hair is no different. It needs a supply of protein, which are the building blocks. Plus a range of other key nutrients like Zinc, Silica, Boron etc. And often when we are stressed or there’s hormonal imbalances our nutrient status can be depleted. So, ensure your diet has adequate sources of it. Here’s a quick list of high protein foods:
- Animal sources: Fish, organic chicken, turkey, lamb, or beef.
- Vegetarian sources: beans, chia seeds, legumes, whole grains, eggs, raw and unsalted nuts, and seeds.
Essential Fats are key too. As the name suggests essential fatty acids aren’t produced by our bodies. So, our diet must supply these. In particular, Omega-3 has been shown to boost hair growth. And, particularly people with hair loss (ref). Some great dietary sources include:
- Omega-3 from seafood for healthy hair: Deep Sea, oily fish – such as Mackerel, Tuna, Sardines, Salmon,
- Omega-3 from vegetarian sources for healthy hair: Seaweed, Algae, Chia seeds, Hemp seeds, Flaxseeds, Walnuts, Edamame
But for therapeutic doses to support healthy hair regrowth consider a high-quality supplement.
Nutrient-rich foods support hair growth through providing B vitamins, Zinc, Silica and Boron. These are all vital for healthy hair growth. Foods to consider:
- Pepitas (pumpkin seeds), nutritional yeast, eggs, leafy greens, legumes and organic meat.
Another easy way to support your hair, skin, and nails is with Don Tolman’s organic juice powders. CABALA juice and Carrot juice are packed with vitamins and minerals, supporting you from the inside out.
Avoid shampoos containing Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) or Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES).. SLS and SLES are surfactants. What are surfactants I hear you asking? A bit technical, I know, but surfactants are responsible for your shampoo lathering up. But the downside is cause irritation and dryness of the scalp. Plus, SLS and SLES can strip your hair colour. So, check your bottle and replace it. (*PS: SLES and SLS are also found in dishwashing liquid, hand soap, and body washes. Pretty much anything that makes a heap of bubbles and foam)
You may be thinking ‘well where’s the nourishment here?’. Drumroll please… enter the “Pimp My Hair Pack”! This haircare regime is all about nourishment, and stimulation of the hair follicles. Ooh yes!
Apply the thick Angel Hair Balm to your scalp and immediately feel the goodness oozing out of it. 100% organic goodness with a key ingredient, Cinchona Tree Bark. This comes straight from the Peruvian rainforest. Plus, Rosemary essential oil is a known oil for promoting hair growth. This gets to work its magic for 8 – 10 hours, when you leave it in overnight or during the day (depending on your schedule).
Then comes a favourite, the organic No-Sham-No-Poo Shampoo. No-Sham-No-Poo is pH balanced and continues the healing of your hair. This hair stimulating shampoo is rich in Keratin protein, B vitamins, Rosemary, Peppermint and Tea Tree.
And if you want a deep treatment, use the organic Unconditional Love Conditioner. And leave it in for 1-2 hours before rinsing. Did you know Unconditional Love has a base of nourishing Aloe Vera? And this conditioner contains Lavender, Apricot Kernel Oil and more!
Using No-Sham-No-Poo shampoo, Unconditional Love conditioner and Angel Hair Topical Healing Hair Balm nourishes and stimulates hair regrowth. Want to know how you can buy this range that’s helped so many people just like you? Click here
AVOID BLEACH & EXCESS HEAT
Say no to bleach and excess heat. Yes, bleaching your hair causes brittleness and breakages. Instead, opt for natural hair dyes without ammonia and bleach such as natural Henna.
Plus, overuse of hairdryers, straighteners, and heat curling irons also damages your hair. If you must use these methods, protect your hair with nourishing oils. Try Argan Oil to seal and protect your hair and use a cooler heat setting.
There you have it! 3 things you can do immediately for luscious locks. Let me know what you’re trying below.
And a reminder to practice self-love and patience. Look at each day as an opportunity to accept the beautiful soul you are with grace and compassion. And positive changes will come in due time. I like to remind my clients that the health challenges we may be currently facing didn’t appear overnight. And as such, it takes time to heal and rebalance.
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