4 Little Things You Can Do To Stimulate Hair Growth
Although hair loss is a completely natural process that every single one of us has to endure at some point in our lives, some people are genetically predisposed to losing more than others.
Seeing bald spots where you used to see hair can be a nightmare, but don't give up hope just yet.
Whether your hair loss is caused by a medical condition, your genetics or just simply from mistreatment, always know that it can be grown back.
The first option most people consider for hair loss is chemical procedures and products, such as Rogaine.
While chemical assistance can help your hair grow back eventually, the huge amount of possible side effects are not worth the risk for some people.
If you are the type of person who likes to keep things as natural as possible, take a look at these four tips on how to regrow hair naturally:
1. Improve your health.
This first tip is fairly obvious, but it's one that most people tend to ignore. Something as simple as changing your eating habits, drinking more water and getting more sleep can work wonders for hair growth.
The influx of new vitamins and minerals will help give your hair the building blocks it needs to repair itself. The increased water consumption will help keep it hydrated while doing so.
Remember, your hair grows faster when you are sleeping, so staying awake all night, stressing over your hair loss is only making matters worse.
People generally avoid change, but if you are serious about your hair health and want to increase the rate it grows back, making these small changes to your daily routine will be massively beneficial.
2. Massage your head.
As strange as it sounds, massaging your head for just 10 minutes per day can provide your hair follicles the stimulation they need to really ramp up the production of new hair cells.
The process is incredibly simple, too.
Take your favorite skin care oil (we recommend coconut) and apply a small amount to the tips of your fingers.
Gently rub your scalp in circular motions, applying as much pressure as you are comfortable with.
The pressure from your fingers will help increase the blood circulation to your scalp, and help remove any toxins that have built up in that area.
3. Meditate for lower stress.
We all know the side effects of being too stressed, but not all of us take the time to actively lower it.
Not only does meditation help lower the levels of the stress hormone cortisol in our body, it also promotes better circulation, thanks to the emphasis you need to place on your breathing.
Turn off all your electronic devices, get comfortable and completely relax. Take in deep breaths, and envision your stress and toxins being blown out with your breath.
Just 10 minutes of meditation per day can make a massive difference to your stress levels and overall health.
4. Try this homemade remedy.
An article on hair growth tips would not be complete without including a recipe for a natural, hair growth shampoo.
This one is incredibly simple to make, and only requires two ingredients: aloe vera and coconut oil.
Simply mix 25 ml of aloe vera with 25 ml of coconut oil and apply the mixture to your head for one hour.
Make sure the mixture covers the entire scalp. Pure aloe vera is the most beneficial, but can also be difficult to find. The store-bought version is the next best option.
Once the hour is over, simply rinse your hair with warm water and a mild shampoo, and you are good to go.
Repeat this process a few times per week and you will start to see the difference in your hair immediately.
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