One of the most frequently asked questions we get from clients is: how can I get my hair to grow faster? How can I get my hair to be stronger? Or, maybe a clients hair is thinning and they want to know what they can do to help.
Here are a few suggestions for any of the above situations:
- Take a mutivitamin*
One reason you can have weak or slow hair growth could be a lack of certain vitamins and nutrients. Make sure your are taking a complete multivitamin and eating plenty of fruits and veggies to get all the essential nutrients your body needs.
- Take an extra does a Biotin and Folic Acid*
Biotin and Folic Acid, or Folate, are both types of vitamin B and both have been linked to hair growth. These are a great addition to your multivitamin or check to see how much of these are already included in your multivitamin.
- Get enough protein in your diet*
Hair is made up of keraitn which is a type of protein, getting enough protein in your diet can only aid in the growth of healthy hair.
“According to the American Academy of Dermatology, if you do not get enough protein in your diet, your body will begin rationing the protein it does have available, potentially reducing hair growth. That means hair will become older and more tired and brittle over time. If you have continued low-protein intake, for upward of two to three months, you will start seeing signs of hair loss.”
Livestrong.com article link
- Stimulate the scalp with a scalp massage or scalp facial
Stimulating the scalp with massage will increase blood flow and thus hair growth, especially for those with thinning hair. At Body Bliss Salon & Spa we offer a service called a scalp facial that uses scalp stimulating products, such as tea tree oil. Check out this article on tips to give yourself a great scalp massage.
- Use the right hair care products
First, make sure you are using professional hair care products, sold at a salon not the grocery store. Cheaper products can contain cheaper ingredients including silicone which make the hair instantly feel smooth, however over time will build up on the hair and scalp which can cause clogged hair follicles.
Second, use a shampoo and conditioner formulated for your hair type or hair needs. If you have color treated hair, then a shampoo and conditioner specifically for color treated hair is always the best option. However, many professional shampoos now contain no sodium or sulfates which makes them color safe. So if your preference is a volumizing shampoo you can use it without the worry of it fading your hair color.
*Always consult a doctor when making changes to your diet such as adding vitamins or supplements.