The way and rate in which your hair grows is very much dependent on a number of different external factors – the main one being a person’s genetic make up and genetic history. Although much of it is clearly out of your hands, there are, in fact, some things that you can do that will help to not only promote hair growth, but to also stop hair loss from occurring in the first place.
Some of the best things that you can easily do at home to keep you with a full head of thick, strong hair are listed below for you to try out yourself.
Increasing Your Intake Of Iron
An important nutrient for the growth of healthy hair, iron can be easily added into your diet through eating lean beef, lentils, clams, turkey, white beans, oysters, spinach, and pumpkin seeds. If you do not like any of these, then look out for those foods that already come pre fortified with iron. It is important to note that if you do not eat meat then your daily iron requirement will be more than those who do.
Getting More Protein In Your Diet
Your body requires a good and frequent source of protein in order to produce new hair. Being deficient in protein can lead to your hair falling out. Some of the ways in which you can easily add sufficient protein to your diet is through eating seeds, nuts, beans, lean meats, eggs, and fish.
The holistic treatment via the use of specific aromas, which is known as aromatherapy, has been shown by some studies to stimulate the growth of new hair on your head. Some of the best herbs to use for this purpose include tulsi, cedarwood, lavender, thyme, and rosemary. Rather than putting the essential oils directly on to your scalp, you should put some drops into something that is known as a ‘carrier oil’ (e.g. coconut oil). Not only should you rub these into your scalp, but there is some benefit to bed had from breathing in the essential oils also.
Taking Natural Supplements
The plant extract palmetto has been shown by a number of studies to promote hair growth specifically in those men who suffer with male pattern baldness. A simple dose of 320 mg that is consumed on a daily basis is more than enough to not only keep hair loss from occurring in men of all ages but to also promote hair growth. However, this is a slow process and it can take as long as two years before any clear and visible signs of hairs coming through.
Should any or all of these home remedies not be successful for you or sound like something that you could do, then there are some medical treatments out there that may be of use and are equally, if not more effective at stopping you from going completely bald. These include a version of the medicine propecia, which is called finasteride. You can see results with finasteride here.