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Natural Hair Care Tips

Here are some hair care tips that you can use to improve the health and look of your hair.

While choosing your styling products, make sure that the main component is not alcohol. Presence of too much of alcohol tends to make your hair dry.

Avoid putting your hair styling products directly on your scalp. Doing so will clog the pores on your head.

Before entering a pool, wet your hair so your hair will soak up the initial water instead of the chlorinated water in the swimming pool. When swimming, remember to wear a cap to protect your hair from chlorinated water. In case you are not wearing a cap make sure that you shampoo and condition your hair properly after your swimming is over.

Hot air can be damaging to your hair. So avoid or minimize the use of hair dryers and hot curlers as much as possible. If you are at all using a hair dryer make sure you use the cool mode of the hair dryer.

Avoid using the blow dryer at one spot for more than a few seconds. Instead, keep it moving and most importantly you keep it at a good distance away from your hair.

To speed up the drying process, blot your hair dry with a towel instead of rubbing it to dry it. Leave the remaining moisture in your hair and let it dry naturally rather than drying it with a blow dryer.

If you notice a difficult knot in your hair, use your fingers to detangle it instead of combing it, which can result in breakage of hair.

Hair tends to be most fragile when it is wet. Avoid brushing or combing when it’s wet, as doing so can cause breakage of hair. Wait until your hair is almost dry before you attempt brushing it.

Use wide toothed and smooth tipped brushes or combs. Sharp and smaller toothed combs can cause damage to your hair.

Keep your brushes and combs clean by washing them every week using soap or shampoo.

Make sure you comb your hair with wide toothed comb or use your fingers to remove any tangles before you start brushing it.

Begin by combing your hair gently at the ends to get any tangles out and work your way up to the root of your hair.

Remember to always brush or comb your hair with a down ward stroke.

Avoid using plastic brushes or combs, which create static electricity, thus resulting in causing damage to your hair.

A healthy lifestyle will mean healthier body and mind including healthy hair for you too. Diet and Hair loss are closely associated, and hence you must pay attention to your diet for a healthy hair. Excessive stress, smoking, not exercising and scarcity of nutrition are can prevent your hair from remaining healthy. Get the required amount of sleep.

Learn your hair type, whether it is dry or oily and purchase shampoos & conditioners that are best suited for your hair type. Trial and error and extensive research is the best way to find out which particular hair product is ideal for your hair.

Shower with warm or cool water. Hot water can dry and irritate your scalp, resulting in irritation at times even.

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Nutrients For Hair Regrowth

You are probably losing your hair and wondering if maybe you are taking the wrong nutrients. In this article, I will explore the important nutrients for hair regrowth. A certain amount of hair loss is entirely normal, but if you keep losing large amounts of hair, then by all means, you should be concerned. The average person usually loses about 50 to 100 hairs per day but they are quickly replenished and so the change isn’t noticeable.

Nutritional deficiencies can increase your hair loss by weakening the hair shafts, causing its breakage and slowing the regrowth. Hair loss that is caused by inadequate amounts of nutrients can be corrected by the intake of proper nutrients. The major nutrients needed include vitamin A, certain vitamin B types, Biotin vitamin, iron, copper, zinc, protein, and water.

Vitamin A

Taking vitamin A should be sufficient to promote the growth and health of cells and tissues in the whole body (hair and scalp included). A vitamin A deficiency often leads to hair loss and dandruff which is caused by the build up of cellular debris in the follicles. The daily intake of vitamin A for adults should be 5,000 IU (international units). The body gets vitamin A in two main ways: from plant sources in the form of carotenoids, such as beta carotene, which convert to vitamin in the body. These sources include red, yellow, and orange fruits and vegetables. Dark green vegetables are also a good source. The second way in which the body gets vitamin A is from animal sources in the form of retinol. The good animal vitamin sources include liver, fish oil, eggs, fortified milk, etc.

Vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin B12–All three of these B vitamins are essential to the formation of red blood cells. Haemoglobin carries oxygen from the lungs to tissues in the body, including the hair. Healthy hair is as a result of a constant supply of blood and oxygen. A lack of these nutrients can cause reduced blood and oxygen supply to the hair, leading to increased hair shedding and damaged hair. The best sources of vitamin B6 are protein rich foods such as chicken, fish, pork, liver, and kidney. Whole grains, cereals, legumes, and nuts can also contain valuable amounts of vitamin B6. Sources of folic acid include leafy vegetables, orange juice, avocado, broccoli, yeast, and liver. Most enriched grain products such as bread and flour can be fortified with folic acid.

Biotin

In rare instances, a biotin deficiency can actually cause hair loss.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C deficiency is important in the production of collagen, a connective tissue which gives the tissues structure by holding them together; including the hair tissue. Vitamin C can be gotten from citrus fruits, berries, melons, peppers, dark green leafy vegetables, potatoes, and tomatoes.

Copper

Copper is needed for the formation of hemoglobin and carries oxygen in the red blood cells. A deficiency of copper in the diet weakens the hair shaft and causes increased shedding. Sources of copper nutrients include organ meats such as liver, seafood, seeds, and nuts.

Iron

Iron carries oxygen in the hemoglobin of the red blood cells. An iron deficiency can lead to increased hair shedding.

Zinc

Dandruff and hair loss are associated with zinc deficiency. Zinc promotes cell reproduction and tissues growth and repair. It also maintains the oil secreting glands attached to the hair follicles. Sources of zinc include seafood, etc.

Protein

Protein is needed to build cells in the body, including hair cells. Protein deficiency can greatly impair hair regrowth. Sources of protein include meat, poultry, fish, eggs, milk, yogurt, and soy products.

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A Natural Hair Loss Remedy That Works

Hair loss occurs when the hair follicles weaken and the falls out. The average life span is between two and six years. It might surprise you to know that about ten percent of the hair on the scalp is resting at any one time and will shed a couple of months later. New hair usually sprouts from these roots.

Hair loss is normal and we all lose an average of between fifty and one hundred on a daily basis. However, for some people the hair does not grow back as quickly as it falls out and this creates a problem.

Causes of Hair Loss

It might be caused by vitamin deficiency, chemical hair treatments or an illness. Excessive hair processing and coloring might be a common cause of hair loss in women. Vitamin deficiency occurs in both men and women, as does a bad diet. If you are experiencing hair loss, the good news is that there are various remedies to try which many people have found success with already.

The best thing to do if you are a sufferer is to find the cause . If your diet is varied and you have not over-processed your hair, there might be a medical reason or your diet might not be up to par. Many people experience this because they are not consuming their quota of required nutrients. One beneficial remedy which can reverse hair loss in many patients is called Advecia.

What is Advecia?

Advicia can restore your hair to its former glory. It is a natural vitamin supplement which can work for both male and female sufferers. Advecia ingredients include green tea extracts, saw palmetto, beta sitosterol, l-argenine and grape seed extract. These ingredients work together to give great results. You should begin to see results after six to eight weeks of taking the Advecia supplement.

If you suffer from hair loss, Advecia is a kinder way of treating it than using pharmaceutical products packed with harsh chemicals. Advecia offers relief with no side effects. New studies show that the intake of essential nutrients can benefit the hair follicles and stimulate hair regrowth. Advecia replenishes nutritional deficiencies and promotes healthy hair regrowth.

Between four and six tablets per day are recommended for most sufferers but the quantity can vary depending on the severity of the hair loss. It is a good idea to speak to your doctor before you begin a course of treatment. Many people have already experienced the benefits of Advecia and this new hair loss treatment is one of the kindest and most natural remedies on the market today.

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My Hair Loss is Worse When Washing My Hair – Should I Shampoo Less?

I often get emails from folks who think that every time they shampoo their hair, their hair loss or shedding gets worse. Maybe what they are seeing shed onto their clothing or floor is pretty bad throughout the day, but every time they wash their hair, it comes out every where – on their hands, down their legs, and in the drain.

Understandably, after seeing all of this accelerated hair loss happen with every hair washing, they begin to think that maybe they would be better off not shampooing as often, using dry shampoo, or figuring out a way to use a gentler shampoo or even conditioner only (I have actually tried this.) While these things may cause some temporary relief psychologically, they often do little for your hair and scalp health. There are some tactics though that can make this process a little less unsavory. I’ll discuss this more in the following article.

Skipping Shampooing Really Doesn’t Keep The Hairs From Falling Out: You probably already know this, but before a shed is actually shed, it goes through many cycles, including the growing, resting and shedding phases. Once a hair goes from growing to resting, it is going to invariably shed eventually. There is no much that you can do about this. It has stopped being nourished and the follicle is loosening it’s grip on it so that it is no longer getting nourishment. This is often why you will see textural changes and flyaway type hair when a bout of TE (telogen effluvium) or shedding is coming on.

So even if you were able to keep hairs in the resting phase for a few days longer by skipping a shampoo or two, you’re only prolonging the inevitable and those hairs aren’t all that healthy anyway. And, often, if you skip a day, you will only make up for it on the day that you actually do take a deep breath and just wash your hair. More is likely going to come out that day because you were just delaying the process.

Here’s a concrete example. Let’s say for example that I’m either going through TE (shedding) or AGA (genetic loss.) Let’s say that my average shed is 175 per day. Understandably, it’s hard for me to prepare myself to wash my hair because I know that when I do, I’m going to lose about 130 hairs (45 more will come out throughout the day.) It’s difficult to see this wad of hair and know that each time I do, my hair is thinning more. So, I decide that I will begin shampooing every other day instead of every day. So on my day off, I only lose 50 hairs. I’m very happy thinking that I spared 125 strands. But, what is likely to happen? On the next day that I shampoo, I”m much more likely to shed more on that day – around 300. So where am I now? Right back at my 175 per day when you average it. This may not happen to the letter as I’ve described it, but countless people will tell you that if you average this out over weeks and months, you’ll likely see that you really aren’t really gaining anything and worse than that, you’re risking the health of your scalp and follicles. You can not afford to take this chance when you are shedding or thinning anyway.

All washing your hair is doing is massaging out what was positioned to come out anyway. And it’s important to keep your scalp clean as well as making sure that your follicles are free from debris. Also, washing regularly can help to soothe some of the inflammation that is the result of and perpetrator of this process (and it does remove some DHT.) This is very important. The only exception to this if you have some sort of reaction or allergy to your shampoo or you have some scalp issue which is aggravated by the product you are using. In these cases, obviously putting the irritant on our head is not going to be a good idea.

Some Things That Can Help With The Accelerated Hair Loss When You Shampoo: There are a couple of things that I’ve used in the past when the shedding got really bad. The first is applying the product with an empty spray bottle. This allows you to use less manipulation to spread it through your hair. Simply spray it all over, concentrating on the roots. However, you still must use your fingers to free your scalp from debris and sebum. Resist the urge to just rinse the shampoo without working it through.

Another trick is applying conditioner before you shampoo. This will help your hands easily glide over your head so that you aren’t having to pull or tug to get all the product out. This may spare at least some strands and make the process a little less painful.

The Bottom Line: At the end of the day, for most people, it’s not shampooing or washing your hair that is the enemy. It’s whatever is causing your hair loss in the first place. You’re going to get a lot more relief pin pointing and addressing the problem than neglecting your hair and scalp’s health and putting off this basic hygiene. I know that dry or spray shampoo can seem tempting, but you need to brush or comb it through anyway and it does nothing for your scalp’s health and it doesn’t remove DHT.

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Hair Care At Home

From ancient times to present day, hair was always considered a prized adornment that plays a major role in the way one looks. In the past, the privileged class of the society, kings and queens, lords, aristocrats or bourgeois went through a lot of trouble to let their hair grow, loop wind it, make hair-waves or put on wigs in order to raise up to the beauty standard of their time and, thus felt better about themselves. Nowadays things have a totally different perspective but are the same in essence. There are other sorts of challenges and different kinds of problems and solutions; however human nature has preserved the concern for individual aestheticism and, implicitly hair care.

Thus, we want to have a lovely and neat coiffure each day, but going to a beauty saloon every morning is not reasonable, therefore we look for hair care and styling solutions that we can apply at home by ourselves. Nevertheless, since we are not professionals, we all wondered at least a few times if the things we do for our hair are the right things to do or whether there is anything else to do so that our thatch looks and feels healthier and nicer. If you are or ever were in this situation, here are some general tips and advice for home hair care and styling.

First of all you should keep in mind that you can never style a dirty oily hair. The primary step for a good looking hair style is cleaning and conditioning your hair and scalp. Moreover, choosing to use a shampoo and conditioner that addresses your specific hair needs (that is dry, oily ultra-fine, damaged or with dandruff, etc) can really work out miracles.

Don’t believe in myths like: you should wash your hair two times a week at the most, but clean and nurture it every time you feel is required (even if this means every day). Similarly, do not trust in supermarket hair and body care brands or in the eye-catching labels; if you really want to have a healthy and wonderful hair, purchase only professional hair care products made from veritable herbs, vitamins and proteins that can indeed protect and nurture your prized adornment.

When it comes to hair styling, it’s up to each one of us to decide whether this is the fun or frustrating part of the morning. Whether you use hair wax, spray, lacquer, or oil based creams, try to have measure and not overwhelm your hair. Again, the secret of styling is using professional products which you can mix and layer as per your own desires and, finally create a virtually unlimited palette of effects for lovely day to day or special occasion’s coiffures. Moreover, professional hair care products can make a difference in both tidying and styling, are easy to use and, especially, they have visible effects. Altogether, is not all about how you get your hair-do, but it also matters how much it lasts and how does it protect your hair.

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Hair Care Tips For Black Hair

It is a fact that the hair of African American people is quite different from the Asian or Caucasoid types. This is due to many factors, some involving climate, the skin type, nutrition and basically a different body setup. For example the black hair is quite srong, much stronger than blond or brown hair, however it is also more flexible when it comes to length.

Also the shape is in the form of a ribbon or a twisted sort of oval. Also it is quite irregular when it comes to the diameter as the fiber and the cuticles are not the same through its entire length. This is why African American hair, also called black hair needs a different type of treatment and care than the other types.

Here are a couple of tips that can help you take care of your black hair the proper way.

  • Make sure to use intensive shampoo treatments. Use shampoo often and rinse it well afterwards.
  • Avoid rubbing the hair with the towel when drying, always use the towel to simply squeeze out the moisture and water from your curls.
  • Don’t use a brush to comb your hair, use a wide toothed comb and work from the tips towards the roots. This will avoid damaging your hair while combing. Also never comb the hair while dry, leave it dry on its own (or with a towel) at least until is half dry.
  • Have every 2 months or so a regular trim to avoid split ends from forming. This also reduces any hair breakages.
  • Don’t put up your hair too often in a tight pony tail as with the ‘pull back’ style you will end up pulling too many strands out with time and also weaken the roots unnecessarily.
  • Avoid using any chemical treatments or hair care products on your mane, use instead those with natural ingredients. These will not only help you strands but also your entire scalp to remain healthy.
  • Use hot oil conditioners as they usually contain various proteins and other polymers that are important when it comes to repairing any damages to the hair cuticles.
  • Try to change less the style of your hair and rather leave it in its natural state to avoid extra strain on your scalp and strands and also avoid extra breakages that need repairing afterward.

These tips should get you started with keeping your black hair healthy, full bodied and silky at all times. It is much easier to keep your scalp and mane healthy than trying to repair and already damaged mane.

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A Few Proven Hair Regrowth Products

So you are losing your mane and are wondering how you can regrow your tresses, are there any hair regrowth products out there?

Well in this article I will share with you a few ways to help regrow your mane.

First use arjuvedic hair oils. They work and have been working for well thousands of years. All prescription drugs are base don derivatives of this remedy. So why not use a good herbal oil to help regrow your mane. There are many products on the market b8ut on e that actually works is called Mira, it is actually very powerful it is all natural and safe for human use and it has no smell or color, it comes with a shampoo called GRO which also helps boost hair growth. You should make use of a herbal conditioner too these contain herbs that can help you regrow your mane fast.

Use the herbal oil twice a week and wash your mane with a regular or herbal shampoo then condition after if you have damaged hair use placenta shampoo. These are great in keeping your tresses strong and thick and will help thicken your mane.

Dietary supplements can also solve your hair problems, because they can provide your thin hair with necessary nourishment for improved growth. These are protein, vitamins and minerals. Vitamins can be supplied from fruits and vegetables or as medical pills available at pharmacies and supermarkets. Some recommend hair, skin and nails vitamins which should boost hair growth. However, it is better to eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and get vitamin supply that way.

You want to make sure that you eat well balanced and healthy foods. And of course take your multi-vitamin. Good ones are prenatal pills; consider taking 5,000 mcg Biotin daily and it will help improve the health of your locks, nails and skin.

Get your Split ends taken of as these are the worst enemy of growth. The reason why you may be losing hair is that your mane may be severely damaged and you may have so many split ends that make your tresses break off. If your mane is breaking off you can’t regrow it. Although not a hair regrowth product, regular trim will go a long way to give you healthy tresses. The best frequency is once every three months. Make sure that you take only the damaged ends off.

And there you have it a few hair regrowth products and tips to help grow out your mane. Follow these and great looking tresses will soon be yours.

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Natural Hair Loss Remedy

The natural solution to hair loss is the safest way.

There are numerous factors effecting hair loss. The diet or environment may lead to hair loss. It is important to identify the actual reason before opting for a hair loss remedy rather than doing it the other way round.

The common cause for hair loss is anemia. Anemia can be caused due to dieting resulting in drastic weight loss, or excessive fasting. Other general causes can be hormonal imbalance, liver disfunctioning, excessive body heat, and side effects of some medicines.

Pattern hair loss is believed to result from the conversion of the hormone Testosterone to another, but problematic hormone which is called Di-Hydro-Testosterone (DHT), in a metabolic process from the enzyme called 5-Alpha-Reductase (5AR). Pattern hairloss and thinning hair affects approximately 40 million men and 20 million women in America alone.

Nowadays, there are loads of solutions to remedy hair loss problem but the safest way is the natural way. The best thing of natural products is that they are safe and environmental friendly. Natural hair care products are derived from plants and herbs and have been tried and tested over the years. They are free of all chemicals, no reactions and can be safely used from a kid to an adult. It is trusted by millions of people and now gaining popularity too.

They have been designed with the understanding that individual botanical substances have previously demonstrated remarkable benefit against androgen-mediated hormonal processes that also lead to hair loss. In developing these oral and topical formulations, a regimen has been developed which is unique in design as well as efficacy.

For instance, the treatment were designed in DHT Blockers – Hair Vitamins, Topical Activator Serum with DHT Blockers, Revitalizing Shampoo with DHT Blockers.

Your hair reflects your overall condition of your body. If your body is well nourished, you will have lovely soft shiny hair. So identify the cause and treat it in time with the right product and be a proud owner of lovely hair.

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Hair Loss – 10 Diet Tips on How to Reduce Hair Loss

Almost all of the cases of permanent hair loss or balding is a result of hereditary influences. Temporary hair loss, on the other hand, can result from nutritional deficiency, among other causes. If the proper diet is maintained, poor nutrition will be avoided. Thus, this will help reduce hair thinning and loss. Here are a few facts that may help us determine what and what not to include in our diet:

1. A high-fat and high-sodium diet contributes in hair loss. Such a diet harms our kidneys and increases the acidity of our blood, resulting in hair loss. Having a low-fat diet may help slow down the hair thinning process. According to some studies, male pattern baldness is connected to high testosterone levels, which may have resulted from consuming a high-fat and high-animal protein diet.

2. Too little protein in one’s diet, on the other hand, can also lead to hair loss since it can make the hair go into a resting phase.

3. Monosaturated fats, such as those found in nuts and extra virgin olive oil, encourages hair growth and revitalizes hair follicles.

4. Avoid ingesting foods with large amounts of carbohydrates, such as rice, pasta, and potatoes. Carbohydrates are converted to glucose during the digestion process, and this raises the blood sugar level of the body. Cutting down our blood sugar level helps in reducing hair loss.

5. Have no more than one drink of alcohol per day. Alcoholic drinks lower the zinc, vitamin B, vitamin C, and folic acid levels in our body. This would lead to a deficiency in vitamins that are important for the health of our hair. Moreover, alcohol contains a high level of sugar and calories.

6. Limit your caffeine intake. Caffeine decreases the levels of vitamins B and C, potassium, and zinc in our body. This deficiency in vitamins would strain the adrenal glands and this would increase the levels of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) levels, a form of testosterone that induces hair loss and prostate growth.

7. Soy protein stimulates hair growth. In one study, an increase of 15% in hair growth was observed. Good sources of soy protein include soy milk, tofu, fish, eggs, yogurt, and cheese.

8. Anemia is one cause of hair thinning. In order to avoid this, eat a lot of iron-rich foods. Examples include dark green leafy vegetables, dried fruits, cherry juice, liver, eggs, raisins, dates, and whole grain cereals.

9. Silica is another nutrient that helps improve the health of our hair. It reduces hair loss, promotes healthier hair regrowth, strengthens hair follicles, and gives shine and luster to our hair. Studies conducted in Europe have shown that silica intake slows down hair loss. An example of silica-rich food is raw oats.

10. Incorporate iodine-rich foods into your diet as it is important in maintaining the health of your hair. Use sea salt to flavor your food. Eat vegetables such as spinach, carrots, turnips, and cabbage. Pine nuts, mustard, soybeans, millet, and cold-pressed seed oils such as pumpkin, walnut, and flax seed oil are also rich in the said nutrient.

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Hair Care

The majority of women worry about the appearance of their hair regularly. This is perhaps because the condition and style of our hair can alter our image drastically. Hairstyles are also a important division of fashion; pampered locks are the best accessory to complement your favorite outfit. In order to guarantee a picture-perfect look every time, you need to be aware of the best ways to take care of your hair and maintain its condition.

In order to look healthy on the outside, you must ensure you are healthy on the inside. Just like other parts of your body, your hair needs vitamins. You should aim to eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables as this will not only maintain your health but will make your hair soft and shiny. Nuts and seeds supply the body with essential oils and fatty acids which promote hair growth. Drinking plenty of water will also flush out any toxins and ensure your skin, hair and nails are moisturized. Moisture is essential for keeping your hair strong and shiny.

The stresses and strains of daily life will inevitably take their toll on your hair so you need to know the best ways to combat this. To start with, your hair should be washed on a daily basis. Washing your hair each day will discard dead skin cells from your scalp which can hinder growth and cause problems like dandruff. Whilst washing your hair, you should scrub your scalp with the pads of your fingers in a circular motion; this will not only ensure that it is clean but studies have shown that it helps the scalp to produce more natural oils which add moisture and speed up growth.

Hair should also be conditioned after shampooing to lock in the moisture you have lost through washing, if you have hair which is oily, just apply conditioner to the ends to prevent them from drying. Dry or brittle hair is prone to split ends and breakages which makes your hair less manageable.

A healthy head of hair is simple to sustain, hair care takes little effort and should fit into your daily routine easily. Keep your hair clean and brush it regularly to spread the naturals oils down the hair shaft. If you require heated appliances everyday to create you style, why not spray in some leave-in conditioner after use in order to replenish it. Soon you will have healthy hair to smile about.

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