MASSAGE YOUR HEAD — Rub your head when you wash your hair. The rubbing action boosts blood circulation which brings nutrients to the scalp. And use a lavender scented shampoo! Breathing in the soothing aroma helps relieve stress which in turn helps reduce hair loss.
TAKE LYSINE — Women who increase their intake of the amino acid lysine can see a marked improvement in hair growth within 4 months. Lysine makes ferritin, an iron storing protein that maximizes hair growth. Lysine also reduces anxiety. Lysine can be found with in the vitamin section of any store.
TAKE FISH OIL SUPPLEMENTS — Fish oil supplements are one of the cheapest supplements you can buy and are not only wonderful for healthy hair growth but for your health in general. You can buy fish oil pills in the vitamin section of practically any store and you can get them coated so there is no fishy after taste.
TAKE B VITAMINS — B vitamins help reduce stress and are also needed to manufacture keratin, the fibrous protein that forms healthy hair. For shiny, healthy hair and more inner calm be sure you get an ample supply of B vitamins folate and B12 either by eating salmon, yogurt and eggs or by taking a daily supplement. Ask your doctor how much is right for you.
SNACK ON NUTS — A handful of nuts now and then are a good way to promote hair growth since they provide essential fatty acids. Oily nuts like walnuts and almonds are a good choice. Keep some in a baggie in your purse or pocket and snack on them throughout the day.
EAT PROTEIN — Protein is required to grow hair cells. Lean proteins such as lean beef, chicken and fish are your best bet. Oily fish like salmon and mackerel is also a very good choice, not only for healthy hair but also for a healthy heart.
EAT FRESH FRUITS AND VEGGIES — Eating fresh fruits and vegetables every day will give you a nice variety of the vitamins you need to promote healthy hair growth. Munch on raw vegetables and fruits when you can. Dark leafy greens are always a good choice not only for hair health but for complete health.
DRINK WATER — One of the easiest ways to help promote hair growth and to keep the hair you already have on your head is to drink plenty of water. You need to stay hydrated! Keep a water bottle with you at all times and sip on water throughout the day. This is not only great for your hair but also great for your diet too!