How to slow or reverse hair loss with a healthy diet and nutritional supplements

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www.4hairgain.com HOW TO REVERSE HAIR LOSS (with a healthy diet and nutritional supplements):

Unless you were trying to make a fashion statement – think David Beckham or Sinead O’Connor – you probably wouldn’t be too pleased with hair loss. In Western society, hair loss – especially male pattern hair loss – is fodder for jokes, unless the hair loss is a result of chemotherapy or other medical treatments. If you’re suffering from situational baldness or male/female pattern baldness, you may laugh about it among your friends. Chances are, however, that you’re crying about it in privacy. But by no means are you alone. Fortunately, there are many natural remedies to relieve hair loss and the personal embarrassment that results from it. I know, text is long and looks like boring staff…but if you really really care about reverse hair loss or simply grow hair fast and dense, please take time and read below the wisdom of the experts:

We can blame the typical American diet for yet another unfavorable thing: Hair loss. American’s high-fat, high-animal protein and high-salt diet damages the kidneys and creates acidic blood, thereby leading to hair loss, according to Paul Pitchford’s Healing with Whole Foods and Janet Zand’s, Allan N. Spreen’s and James B. LaValle’s Smart Medicine for Healthier Living. The typical American diet is also usually low in vitamins. This lifestyle leads to vitamin deficiency, which is another cause of hair loss. And thanks to the globalization of fast food chains and the American diet, we’re exporting hair loss overseas.

If your diet is relatively healthy, you may have to scrutinize other potential causes and use the process of elimination to determine the cause of your hair loss. For example, do you dye your hair or treat it with other chemicals? According to Bill Gottlieb’s Alternative Cures, these treatments may be thinning your hair. Similarly, have you been experiencing a lot of stress in your life? Stress may literally be making you pull your hair out.

If you’re a woman: Are you pregnant, menopausal or on birth control pills? These are three big factors in female hair loss. Hormone imbalance is arguably the most common cause of hair loss in females. Pregnancy, menopause and sometimes birth control pills can create hormone shifts, according to The Doctor’s Book of Home Remedies for Women. In fact, according to Dr. Neal Barnard’s Eat Right, Live Longer, “Childbirth almost always causes some degree of temporary hair loss, sometimes occurring after a delay of a few months… In other animals, this has a useful function; rabbits, for example, line their nests with shed hairs. Humans have less use for it.” So unless you’re intent on finding new ways to decorate your baby’s room, you’re just going to have to wait out the temporary hair loss. Excessive dieting also causes hormone shifts. Hair loss is thus one of the major symptoms of anorexia and bulimia.

Hair loss doesn’t have to be controlled entirely by genetics:
If your hair loss is caused by a controllable factor, such as using chemical hair dyes, then by all means, change your behavior. Take vitamin supplements, stop dying your hair, change your shampoo or choose a different method of birth control. On the other hand, hair loss could also be genetic. No, you can’t alter your genes yet. But you can rely on natural medicines to help counteract an inherited hair loss trait. Vitamin E, Golden Maidenhair (found in a tea shampoo), red sage extracts (also found in some shampoos) and formulas that mix turmeric with horsetail or oat straw are all found to prevent or slow the process of hair loss. Additionally, eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in starch may slow down the hair loss process, according to Arthur C. Upton in Staying Healthy in a Risky Environment.

The average human sheds between 50 and 100 hair strands every day. If you’re shedding more than that, you don’t have to accept it as a burden you must bear. A little lifestyle change goes a long way to stop hair loss. If your parents or grandparents exhibit hair loss, you’re not doomed, but you do have an even greater need to watch your diet and use herbal remedies. If you do start losing your hair, however, handling it well can make all the difference between hair loss becoming a source of embarrassment or a fashion statement.

The experts speak on hair loss:

Americans have the greatest incidence of baldness of any people; this is understandable since hair loss is tied to high-fat, high-protein diets, which damage the kidneys and create acidic blood. Meat and dairy, besides being high in fat and protein, are also generally considered “sweet” in Oriental medicine. Considering the additional sweets, desserts, and sugar-laced foods and drinks in which Americans indulge, we can see that the sweet flavor dominates the typical diet. The Inner Classic cautions that too much sweet-flavored food makes the head hair fall out. A further caution from this ancient text: “Too much salt damages the blood [and therefore the hair].” As discussed in the Salt chapter, excessive salt is consumed by Americans, nearly all of it highly refined.
Healing With Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford

Avoid consuming excessive amounts of animal fats, animal proteins, and salt. This may help delay hair loss in men prone to male pattern baldness.
Smart Medicine For Healthier Living by Janet Zand LAc OMD Allan N Spreen MD CNC James B LaValle RPh ND

Acute deficiency may cause hair loss or thinning, dermatitis, and decreased growth. Both poor appetite and digestion are also experienced by adults with zinc deficiency. Loss of taste sensation may occur, as can brittleness of the nails or white spots on the nails, termed leukonykia. These and most other symptoms can be corrected with supplemental zinc. Sulfur may be helpful as well. Skin rashes, dry skin, and delayed healing of skin wounds or ulcers may result from zinc deficiency, and stretch marks, called striae, are also produced by this condition. Zinc and copper are both needed for cross-linking of collagen, and when they are low, the skin tissue may break down.
Staying Healthy With Nutrition by Elson M Haas MD

Not all hair loss is inevitable, however, nor is the decline entirely controlled by genes. Stress, hormone changes, and vitamin or mineral deficiencies can lead to fast fallout. Moreover, you’re likely to lose hair faster if your hair follicles become inflamed or if you get skin disorders that affect your scalp.
Natures Medicines by Gale Maleskey

If you are experiencing hair loss, have a hair analysis done to uncover any nutritional deficiencies or toxic metal contamination. As hair is formed, available minerals and amino acids circulating in the blood are laid down in the hair. A hair analysis can therefore provide a picture of your mineral status and pick up any exposure to toxic metals. You should also consult your physician to check for an underlying health problem, such as hypothyroidism or infection.
Smart Medicine For Healthier Living by Janet Zand LAc OMD Allan N Spreen MD CNC James B LaValle RPh ND

All forms of undereating, skipping meals, or eating only limited foods will lead to poor nutrition and eventually, to problems from protein, calorie, vitamin, or mineral deficiencies. Other symptoms include lack of energy and subsequent weakness, malnourishment of internal organs, skin problems, and hair loss. Severe weight loss in spite of regular eating may indicate an underlying medical condition and warrants an evaluation by a doctor.
Staying Healthy With Nutrition by Elson M Haas MD

Lack of protein, although not generally a problem for well-fed Americans, can force hair into a resting phase, leading to hair loss.
Symptoms Their Causes and Cures by The Editors of Prevention Magazine Health Books

For men, Dr. Klaper says that a low-fat diet may help slow down the balding process. “On some level, male pattern baldness might be tied to increased testosterone levels during puberty, which are often the result of a high-fat diet or eating too many animal products,” says Dr. Klaper. “If you look at Japan, male pattern baldness was almost unheard of prior to World War II. The Japanese diet is now far more fatty and Westernized, and Japanese men are going bald everywhere. It’s clear that a high-fat, meat-based diet raises testosterone levels, and that may adversely affect hair follicles. I’m not sure eating low-fat foods will stop hair loss, but it might slow it down.”
New Choices In Natural Healing by Prevention Magazine

Hair loss in women is often difficult to diagnose and can be caused by many factors, including alopecia areata, hormone imbalances, menopause, dietary protein and amino acid deficiency, intestinal parasites, damage from hair treatments, and stress.
Alternative Cures by Bill Gottlieb

Whether using a dye at home or going to a salon, don’t skip the patch test for possible allergic reactions (that may be causing hair loss). At home, follow package directions carefully.
Wellness Self-Care Handbook by John Edward Swartzberg MD FACP and Sheldon Margen MD, page 334

For women, thinning hair or hair loss can be a sign of a problem in the gastrointestinal tract, says Michael A. Klaper, M.D., a nutritional medicine specialist in Pompano Beach, Florida, and director of the Institute of Nutritional Education and Research, an organization based in Manhattan Beach, California, that teaches doctors about nutrition and its relationship to disease. “Occasionally, it’s a sign of insufficient stomach acids or that she’s not absorbing protein, zinc and other nutrients,” he says. “If she takes acidophilus after meals for a month or so, that often helps.” Dr. Klaper recommends nondairy powdered acidophilus, available in most health food stores. He says to take two tablets between meals (four to six tablets per day) for at least two months.
New Choices In Natural Healing by Prevention Magazine

Taking large amounts of vitamin A over long periods can be toxic to the body, mainly the liver. Toxic levels of vitamin A are associated with abdominal pain, amenorrhea, enlargement of the liver and/or spleen, gastrointestinal disturbances, hair loss, itching, joint pain, nausea and vomiting, water on the brain, and small cracks and scales on the lips and at the corners of the mouth.
The A-to-Z Guide to Supplements by James F Balch MD 

Also see your doctor for fungal infections of the scalp or nails, because these infections can be difficult to treat. In the case of progressive scalp infections, they can produce scarring and permanent hair loss.

Sudden hair loss in a certain area, such as the scalp or beard, is called alopecia areata and is sometimes caused by an autoimmune illness. Alopecia universalis is a condition in which all body hair may be lost. The total loss of all body hair, including eyebrows, eyelashes, facial and body hair, and hair on top of the head, is known as alopecia totalis. Unless hair loss is widespread, new hair may grow back within a few months, but with no color.
Disease Prevention And Treatment by Life Extension Foundation

In telogen effluvium, the hair loss is temporary. It results from a large number of hair follicles entering the resting phase of the growth cycle, leading to a rapid, synchronous shedding of hair. The condition usually clears up when any irritant is removed.
Staying healthy In a Risky Environment by Arthur C Upton

“Hormone-related hair loss, including life events and male and female pattern baldness”

We normally shed somewhere between 50 and 100 hairs every day,” says Dr. Caserio. “But there are a whole host of life events; namely, hormone shifts from birth control pills, pregnancy and menopause that affect growing conditions, so that we can sometimes lose hundreds of hairs a day.” Rapid weight loss, severe dandruff, iron deficiency and a low protein intake can also speed up the normal rate of hair loss by forcing hairs into a rooting stage. A serious illness or a physical stress, such as childbirth, can trigger dramatic (but temporary) hair loss of up to 50 percent, but this only occurs in extreme circumstances, says Dr. Caserio.
The Doctors Book of Home Remedies for Women

It is a rare physician who puts his patient on the pill and tells her that her face might break out, or that she might suffer hair loss; but many women on oral contraceptives find this out soon enough. In fact, many drugs can be the cause of skin and other cosmetic problems.
Vitamin Bible for the 21st Century by Earl Mindell

Childbirth almost always causes some degree of temporary hair loss, sometimes occurring after a delay of a few months. In other animals, this has a useful function rabbits, for example, line their nests with shed hairs. Humans have less use for it.
Eat Right Live Longer by Neal Barnard MD

As for hair loss in women, which is a much more complex problem that often requires professional diagnosis and treatment, many experts in alternative beauty care believe that you can help the problem with natural remedies.
Alternative Cures by Bill Gottlieb

“A woman with hair loss should discuss the proper treatment with a naturally oriented medical doctor or naturopathic physician. He can help you get to the bottom of what’s causing the loss of hair and then prescribe the appropriate action,

Elson Haas, M.D., director of the Preventive Medical Center of Marin in San Rafael, California.

Alternative Cures by Bill Gottlieb

Although a certain amount of hair loss is normal, it can sometimes suggest that something is wrong somewhere in your body, specially if hair loss is accompanied by an increase in facial hair, abnormal periods or a deepening of the voice.
The Doctors Book of Home Remedies for Women

Hormonal changes linked to pregnancy or menopause can cause hair loss in women. Finasteride, a drug that helps keep testosterone levels high and other male hormone levels low, can also keep balding in check. Ask your doctor for more information about treating female balding with this drug.
Uncommon Cures for Everyday Ailments by the editors of Bottom Line Health,

Pregnancy, a high concentration of metals in the body, and autoimmune diseases can sometimes cause hair loss.
Prescription For Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A Balch CNC and James F Balch MD

Actually, when it comes to hair loss, everyone is a loser all of the time. Even the owner of the world’s most luxurious locks sheds 50 to 150 hairs a day. What separates him from the guy who could double as a billiard ball? In someone with a full head of hair, new hairs constantly grow in, filling all of the empty spaces. Whether you sprout enough new hairs to prevent baldness depends mostly on your parents. Genes are the culprits in what is known as male or female-pattern baldness.
Healing With Vitamins by Alice Feinstein

First your barber starts charging you half-price for a trim. Then your wife develops an odd habit of licking her palms and matting your stray hairs into place. Next you find yourself sarcastically referring to perfectly coiffed entertainers and newscasters on the tube as Mr. Hairdo. It’s time to face the nearly bare facts: You’re probably one of 50 million Americans suffering from male or (women, take note) female pattern baldness the most common forms of hair loss.
Symptoms Their Causes and Cures by The Editors of Prevention Magazine Health Books

The most common pattern of hair loss is called male pattern baldness or hereditary alopecia. In this condition, hair is lost from the crown and temples and is often replaced by a more fine, downy type of hair. This pattern of hair loss is also called androgenic alopecia, meaning it is more common in males and is usually inherited. It may also affect women (female-pattern baldness) and occurs especially after menopause.
Alternative Medicine by Burton Goldberg

The most common form of hair loss andro-genetic alopecia (common male-pattern baldness) does not occur as a result of injury, illness, or environmental influences but is a genetically programmed process that affects numerous men and women (particularly after menopause).
Staying healthy In a Risky Environment by Arthur C Upton

This type of balding usually begins around the age of 30 and becomes more noticeable at age 40, and can be more evident after menopause. Female-pattern baldness usually causes the hair to thin out all over the head, but it rarely progresses to total or near baldness as it does in men. This type of hair loss is permanent. Females may also suffer hair loss because of temporary shedding, known as telogen effluvium; breaking of the hair due to styling treatments and twisting or pulling of the hair; alopecia areata, an immune disorder temporarily causing patchy areas of total hair loss; oral medications; and certain skin diseases.
Disease Prevention And Treatment by Life Extension Foundation

Hair loss afflicts millions of people—and not just men, though their hair loss is often the most noticeable. Most women, too, experience some degree of hair loss as they grow older.
Wellness Self-Care Handbook by John Edward Swartzberg MD FACP and Sheldon Margen MD

The best way to prevent hair loss is to choose parents and grandparents with great hair. Unfortunately, choosing one’s genes is not (yet) an option. Consequently, hair loss cannot be considered preventable. It goes without saying, however, that you should take good care of your hair and consult a physician should you suspect you are developing any kind of infection on your scalp.
Smart Medicine For Healthier Living by Janet Zand LAc OMD Allan N Spreen MD CNC James B LaValle RPh ND

Baldness or loss of hair is referred to as alopecia. Alopecia to-talis means loss of all the scalp hair. Alopecia universalis means loss of all body hair, including eyebrows and eyelashes. If hair falls out in patches, it is termed alopecia areata. This condition is usually temporary and rarely leads to baldness. Factors that are involved in hair loss include heredity, hormones, and aging.
Prescription For Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A Balch CNC and James F Balch MD

But of more concern to many men and women afflicted with hair loss is alopecia areata, a lesser-known disorder that causes hair loss in nearly 4 million Americans.
Uncommon Cures for Everyday Ailments by the editors of Bottom Line Health

While it’s true that many men experience some hair loss as they age, many others begin to lose their hair in their twenties or thirties. Premature baldness can be caused by nutrient deficiencies — and in these cases, it can be reversed. Usually, however, genetics is the cause for male pattern baldness.
Natural Health Secrets by Glenn W Geelhoed MD Jean Barilla MS,

If you’re a typical adult, you have about 100,000 hairs on your head. And you’re not willing to part with a single one of them. Yet once your hair starts to thin, there’s little Western medicine can do. Except in cases caused by radiation treatments, scalp infections or severe stress, hair loss in men and women is hereditary and permanent. Only one prescription product, minoxidil, has won approval as a hair loss cure. And it doesn’t work for everyone, especially when there is actual baldness rather than thinning. The natural remedies in this chapter, used with the approval of your doctor, may help slow hair loss or increase hair growth, according to some health professionals.
New Choices In Natural Healing by Prevention Magazine

Cancer-related hair loss

There are approximately 100 drugs used as chemotherapy for the treatment of cancer. The goal is to destroy cancer cells with the use of various poisonous drugs and compounds of either plant or chemical origin. Used for a wide variety of cancers, chemotherapeutic drugs are especially intended to attack and destroy fast growing cells typical of the behavior of cancer cells. Unfortunately other fast growing cells include hair, gastrointestinal cells and important immune potentiating cells of the bone marrow. This is why individuals commonly experience gastrointestinal upset together with acute hair loss.
Treating Cancer With Herbs by Michael Tierra ND

Natural ways to help you counter your hair loss

Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in starch. This may help to slow down the process of hair loss. Fruits and vegetables contain flavonoids, many of which are antioxidants that may provide protection for the hair follicles and encourage hair growth.
Prescription For Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A Balch CNC and James F Balch MD

Vitamin E has a wide range of positive effects in cancer particularly vitamin E succinate. It enhances the effects of selenium, and enhances some chemotherapies, radiotherapy, and hyperthermia. It also may help prevent hair loss, and it protects the heart (in animal studies) from cardiac toxicity from doxorubicin.
Choices In Healing by Michael Lerner

Golden Maidenhair (Adiantum aureum, Polytrichum vulgare, commune) A moss used for a scalp tonic, prevents hair loss (tea shampoo), and used against swellings and lumps, and cold uterus abscesses.
Anti-Aging Manual by Joseph B Marion

In the days of the pharaohs, the Egyptians had developed a great skill in the use of herbs, and their herbal traditions were kept alive by the Copts, early Christians who were their direct descendants. The ancient Egyptians used an oil made from seeds of the castor oil plant (Ricinus communis), while the Copts employed the root of the plant. The Copts crushed the root in water, allowed it to steep for some time, strained out the root, and applied the remaining water as a wash to the head. Other peoples from the Far East generally applied castor oil directly to the hair as a treatment to halt hair loss and to promote the growth of new hair. Castor oil treatments were sometimes alternated with slathering the scalp with aloe vera juice, olive oil, equal amounts of rosemary tea and olive oil, onion juice, or onion juice mixed with honey. Directions: Apply any of these concoctions to the scalp before bed and cover with a plastic wrap to protect the bedclothes. Rinse your hair thoroughly each morning.
Ancient Healing Secrets By Dian Dincin Buchman PHD

Silicon is useful to stop hair loss. Two herbs high in soluble, digestible silicon are horsetail and oatstraw. These are synergistic with turmeric, so turmeric should be added to either or both to make a formula.
Herbal Defense by Ralph T Golan ND

Researchers have also discovered that inositol prevents hair loss in animals. So far, however, there are no studies documenting the same effect in people. The vitamin is found in beans, fruits, grains and nuts.
Home Remedies What Works by Gale Maleskey and Brian Kaufman

Asia, red sage has a reputation as a hair restorer and hair-care helper. I can’t vouch for the former claim, but the latter is supported by the fact that extracts of red sage are used in several shampoos.
Anti-Aging Prescriptions by James Duke PhD

When hair loss is accompanied by internal heat symptoms such as dry skin, insomnia, red eyes, and irritability, it indicates yin deficiency—dehydration of blood and body fluids, hormone imbalance, or other causes. Blood-building herbs can have good effects when they nourish the source of the hair—blood, bone marrow, the liver and kidneys—especially combined with herbs that increase circulation in the head.
Asian Health Secrets by Letha Hadady DAc

Results of this double-blind, placebo-controlled study found that long-term oral therapy with daily doses of 18,000 IE retinol, 70 mg L-cystine and 700 mg gelatin led to an improvement of diffuse hair loss relative to controls.
The Clinicians Handbook Of Natural Healing by Gary Null PhD

“My study in reversing hair loss did not rely on phytochemicals alone, but was holistic in scope. The program overcomes the genetic threshold through a multiple assault on the problem, by removing stress and doing exercise, becoming vegetarian, and detoxing by removing bad food.
Get Healthy Now by Gary Null

There it is used as an appetite stimulant; for hair loss; alcoholism; liver, spleen, and gallbladder disorders; and to treat irregular heartbeat, anemia, leg cramps, and fevers of all kinds. In the U.S., quinine bark is used as a tonic and digestive aid; to reduce heart palpitations and normalize heart functions; to stimulate digestion and appetite; for hemorrhoids, varicose veins, headaches, leg cramps, colds, flu, and indigestion; and for its astringent, bactericidal, and anesthetic actions in various other conditions.
The Healing Power of Rainforest Herbs by Leslie Taylor

Hair loss: Use a formula of cooked and raw rehmannia root, ligustrum fruit, dang gui root, donkey skin gelatin (e jiao), deer antler, turtle shell, shou wu root, epimedium, and salvia root.
The One Earth Herbal Sourcebook by Alan Keith Tillotson

Prevents hair loss and graying of hair—Perhaps because pantothenic acid deficiency in rats leads to graying of hair and loss of hair, many manufacturers have added pantothenyl alcohol (panthenol) to hair conditioners and other hair treatment products. There is anecdotal evidence that pantothenic acid can restore some color to human hair and prevent or slow its loss, but these claims have not been tested in scientific studies.
Vitamin And Mineral Encyclopedia by Sheldon Saul Hendler MD PhD

There is no evidence that pantethine can prevent hair loss or graying of hair. Similarly there is no evidence that pantethine can enhance athletic performance.
PDR For Nutritional Supplements by Sheldon Saul Hendle and David Rorvik

Additional ways to possibly stop hair loss:

Hair transplantation can be a very successful treatment for hair loss if you have enough of your own hair to graft onto the bald area. Make sure to find a physician skilled in the technique if you decide to pursue a hair transplant.
Prescription For Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A Balch CNC and James F Balch MD,

Because the male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is involved in premature hair loss, scientists have experimented with a wide variety of antiandro-gens in an attempt to prevent or reverse the process. Among the antiandrogens that have been used to treat hair loss are progesterone, spironolactone (Aldactone), flutamide (Eulexin), finasteride (Proscar), cimetidine (Tagamet), serenoa repens (Permixon), and cyproter-one acetate (Androcur/Diane). Of these antiandrogens, the most effective has proven to be oral finasteride (Propecia and Proscar).
Disease Prevention And Treatment by Life Extension Foundation

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How to Take Care of Hair

Whenever you are out in the grocery store, or at an interview one of the first features someone notice about you is your hair. Healthy hair is part of your personal hygiene up keep, and it should be taken care every day.

There are all types of hair; how healthy or unhealthy your hair is will depend on how well you take care of it. For most people it is a matter of “how to take care of hair” that is hard to manage. Believe it or not a lot of people have wild unmanageable hair. The first step to maintaining a healthy glow and to prevent dry brittle hair is to purchase vitamins for hair. The hair needs to be fed the proper supplements just like the body. It needs to be shampooed, and conditioned on a regular basis. There are hundreds of hair care products on the market that contain vitamins for hair growth and most of these products are great. As women gets older the hormones in their bodies begin to change, and this causes problems with the hair shedding, breaking, thinning, graying early, splitting, and balding. To prevent these unpleasant things from happening, it is important be eat healthy and take vitamin supplements. The food that goes into the body contains all the nutrients we need to keep our bodies strong, healthy, and functioning properly. Foods that promote healthy hair and skin are foods that contain the Vitamins A (which is need for a healthy sebum scalp) vitamin C (which is contains antioxidants) vitamin E (it increases circulation in the scalp)

AAPlus Tablets US product (promotes healthy hair follicles) contains vitamins B6, and B12 for prevention of hair loss.

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DIY Hair Smoothies

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Learn how to do your own hair treatments and hair smoothies at home for a fraction of the price you would pay at the salon.

There are many things that can affect a healthy head of hair. If you are stressed, or have a bad diet or always wear your hair in very tight styles then the result will be damaged hair and follicles. For advice and tips on things that you do to make sure you can grow your hair long  and healthy read our How To Grow Hair Long article, but for some quick cheats read on.

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Below are some great hair treatment recipes for all different hair types to boost your hair’s natural beauty.

Natural recipes for dry and frizzy or curly hair

Olive Oil Honey and Rosemary Hair Conditioner DRY:

Ingredients: 1/2 cup honey, 1/4 cup warmed olive oil, 4 drops essential oil of rosemary , 1 teaspoon of Xanthan gum, commonly used as a food thickening agent (baking section of all supermarkets);

Method: Place all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix thoroughly. Apply a small amount to your slightly dampened hair. Massage your scalp and work the conditioner through your hair until it is completely and evenly distributed. Cover your hair with a warm towel or shower cap; leave the conditioner in place on to nourish and condition for 30 minutes. Remove the towel or shower cap; shampoo lightly and rinse with cool water. Dry as normal and enjoy shinier, softer and healthier hair the natural way. The honey in this recipe is for shine and olive oil for moisture. The treatment is enhanced with essential oil of rosemary to stimulate hair growth.

Milk & Honey Hair Smoothie:

Ingredients: 1 can of pure coconut milk , 1 ripe avocado, 2 tablespoons of pure honey or 4  tablespoons of pure honey (for extra shine), 2 tablespoons of olive oil or 3 tablespoons for extra dry hair;

Method: Add ingredients to blender.  Mix at high speed until your concoction reaches a smoothie consistency. Generously apply evenly to hair, from root to ends concentrating on ends…as they are the most prone to frizz. Leave on hair for 15 to 30 minutes. Rinse and see the results!

Natural recipes for thinning or fine hair or hair loss

Beer Rinse:

Ingredients: 1 oz distilled or clean catch rain water, 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar, 7 drops lemon essential oil, 1 ounce beer, 5 drops rosemary essential oil (please do not use this ingredient if you are pregnant), 5 drops calendula essential oil (good for blonde hair but can be used for any hair colour);

Method: Mix all ingredients together. After shampooing your hair use mixture as a final rinse, rinse mixture well with water. The beer will adds protein to make hair shiny and make it feel thicker.

Hair Loss Emu Oil Recipe: Ingredients:

Emu Oil;

Method: Heat Emu Oil until very warm. Rub into your scalp covering all areas completely. Leave on your scalp for 10 to 20 minutes. Shampoo your hair while still dry. Rinse your hair. Shampoo and rinse a second time. Emu Oil hair loss treatments nourish the tissue of the scalp promoting cell regeneration and waking up inactive hair follicles. As a result the hair begins to grow again. Some studies have shown that Emu Oil can rejuvenate the scalp skin tissue and produce as much as 80% hair growth. Also consider taking a  supplement AA plus with Biotin.

Garlic based hair loss remedy:

Ingredients:1 tablespoon of aloe gel, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of garlic juice, 2 egg yolks, 3 tablespoons of chamomile (tea bag content is fine to use), 24 fluid oz of water;

Method: Squeeze juice out of garlic using a garlic press and mix it with honey and place the bowl in the fridge. Boil water with chamomile tea for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Next take the bowl with honey and garlic juice out of the fridge and stir in an egg yolk. Add Aloe Vera gel to the mix;

Method: Use the mix and gently rub it in your scalp. When you run out of the paste, wrap a towel around your head. Keep on your head for 20 minutes and wash once with a neutral shampoo. Rub in the second egg yolk and wash off using only warm water. To finish off, wash your hair off with the previously prepared chamomile tea. Use this mix once a week. If you don’t notice any improvement within a month or so, please see a professional dermatologist and also consider taking a AA Plus supplement (can be found online at 4haircare.com.au ).

Natural recipes for oily hair

Olive Oil Honey and Rosemary Hair Conditioner OILY :

Ingredients: 1/2 cup honey, 2 tablespoons of warmed olive oil, 4 drops essential oil of rosemary , 1 teaspoon of xanthan gum (baking section of all supermarkets);

Method: Place all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix thoroughly. Apply a small amount to your slightly dampened hair. Massage your scalp and work the conditioner through your hair until it is completely and evenly distributed. Cover your hair with a warm towel or shower cap; leave the conditioner in place on to nourish and condition for 30 minutes. Remove the towel or shower cap; shampoo lightly and rinse with cool water. Dry as normal and enjoy shinier, softer and healthier hair the natural way. The honey in this recipe is for shine and olive oil for moisture. The treatment is enhanced with essential oil of rosemary to stimulate hair growth.

Natural recipes for coloured or damaged hair

Cucumber Rinse:

Ingredients: 1 egg, 1 half-eggshell’s worth of olive oil  (i.e., one portion of the eggshell you broke apart), 1 quarter of a peeled cucumber;

Method: Blend the egg, olive oil and  peeled cucumber in a blender or food processor until smooth. Spread evenly through your hair, leave on for 10 minutes then rinse thoroughly. This treatment can be used monthly for best results.

Avocado hair moisturizer:

Ingredients: 1/2 of peeled and mashed avocado, 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, 3-4 drops of vitamin E oil;

Method: Add 3-4 drops of Vitamin E to avocado and mayonnaise and either use a blander to combine or mash with a fork. Apply on hair and put a shower cap on. Keep on for 20 or so minutes and wash the hair as you usually would. You can also just use this recipe and apply it to frizzy and damaged ends only. For a deep conditioning effect, wrap the hair with warm towel instead of shower cap. Also consider taking a  supplement AA plus with Biotin for a hair growth.

If you have any remedies that you swear by let us know and we can post them on the site. Email info@4haircare.com.au

Stanning Hair Styles of High Fashion

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Avocado And Oil Mask

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www.4haircare.com.au Yes, I know.. it looks kinda gross. But trust me, this two ingredient concoction is effective.

What you’ll need:

  • half of an avocado
    1/4 cup olive oil

Scoop your avocado into a bowl and mash the crap out of it with a fork. I mean, really mess it up good.
Pour your olive oil into the mashed avocado a little bit at a time, mixing as you gradually add more.
Rub onto wet hair and also rub into the scalp.
Let sit for 35-45 minutes. Rinse and wash hair with a little dollop of shampoo.
I did this last night and it felt great! Just prop your feet up with a good magazine and let the mask work it’s magic. If you have any extra, rub onto your shoulders, arms, neck, chest, stomach.. whatever. It feels great all over.

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Hair Treatment for Regrowth

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www.4haircare.com.au If you are trying to regrow your hair then there are two main options that have been proven to be effective. One type of hair treatment blocks DHT and the other helps the body utilizes amino acids to create protein.

The difference between hair loss in men and women is that men start losing it in their thirties and forties and women tend lose it in their forties and fifties. However if the hair loss is due to stress then it can happen at any age.

DHT Blocker Therapy in the bottle.

There is a treatment known as AAPlus Tablets that comes in formula for both men and women. This formula has a lot of ingredients in it that are very helpful for growing hair.

First, off it contains Vitamin B6 which assists the body to create energy by turning carbohydrates into glucose. It is also known as pyridoxine.  Normally you would find this vitamin in food sources such as Vitamin B6 is present in foods such as salmon, shrimp, chicken, turkey, milk, brown rice, cheese, carrots, spinach, whole-grain flour, salmon and shrimp, among others.

This hair supplement also has biotin in it. Biotin keeps hair strong, rich and shiny. It also helps scalp cells and hair follicles repair themselves. However biotin is also a very rich source of protein.

Magnesium is also part of the mix. Magnesium is an essential mineral in hair growth. Magnesium has been shown to reduce inflammation in cells that can cause baldness. Many people in Australia are deficient in this mineral.

For it to be effective you need only take two capsules per day with a glass of water.

This supplement also contains horsetail herb. This herb contains silica which is a sulphuric component that is essential to growing your hair and keeping each single hair for as long as five or six years.

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Cell Therapy

There is a treatment called Capelli Medici Max Growth and Script hair therapy. This type of therapy is supposed to speed up your hair growth and create visibly longer, thicker and stronger hair. The secret is the amino acids in the formula. Amino acids are what are needed to create protein and hair is made mostly of protein.

The script line is actually a series of hair products including shampoos and conditioners meant to enhance hair growth.  This line of hair products is also marked by it he fact it is free of parabens and formahdehydes.

This therapeutic treatment line can be used for both men and women. The mission of the company is to give you the longest, fullest and thickest hair possible.

The formula is also made to nourish and support a type of protein known as keratin. This type of solution helps prevent a situation where hair is visibly thinning. You start looking like your balding when you have lost about 25% of the hair on your scalp.

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Female Hair Loss

Women are born with 100,000 hairs on her scalp. The right treatment can help her keep that hair for life. However sometimes hair loss is hereditary in which case you could be losing more than 150 hairs a day. This means you do need some kind of assistance so it will grow back strong, healthy and shiny.

The insidious thing about hair loss is that it can be quite gradual. It can take as long as five years for one hair follicle to fully stop functioning and die. Yet another thing to keep in mind is that hair grows in cycles. It can take months to grow and then months to fall out after the scalp was somehow traumatized.

Another reason that women lose their hair is because they are not getting enough nutrition. That is because women are prone to going on fad diets. The result is thin breaking hair. Fad diets are notoriously low in the vitamins and minerals that you need to grow healthy hair. They are also low on protein which is essential for hair to grow at all.

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Endocrine (hormonal) conditions, such as diabetes, thyroid disease and polycystic ovary syndrome, can also cause hair loss. Other medical conditions that can cause hair loss are kidney disease, liver disease and lupus. Some cancers including leukemia and lymphoma can cause hair loss even before treatment begins.

Some medications have hair loss as a side effect and some might interact with certain ingredients in hair supplements. Drugs that cause thinning hair or reluctant regrwoth include acne medicines like isotretinoin, mental health drugs like lithium, and diet pills that contain amphetamines. Chemotherapy drugs for cancer are the best-known for causing cases of total baldness in women.

The good news is that if you are a woman experiencing hair loss either of these therapies can go a long way towards helping you restore your hair. However, before you try any type of hair therapy you should check with your doctor, especially if the hair loss is mysterious and you have no idea what might possibly be triggering it!

Ingredient Benefit
Purified Water A specially prepared water used in cosmetic and personal care products.
Stearylkonium Chloride A conditioning agent for the hair.  Reduces static electricity.  Adds shine and acts as a de-tangler.
Glyceryl Stearate An emulsifier which holds the water and oil phases together.  Slows the loss of moisture from skin with natural barriers.
Cetearyl Alcohol  A combination of Cetyl and Stearyl Alcohols derived from Palm Oil, with emollient properties for smoothing and softening hair (cuticle) and skin.  Lather booster.
Panthenyl Hydroxypropyl Steardimonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Butylene Glycol, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract, Trigonella Foenum-Graecum Seed Extract A unique system designed to enhance the appearance and the condition of the hair through action at scalp, root and hair fiber iteself.
Polyquaternium-37, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Trideth-6 A rheology modifier, and thickener.
PEG-40 Castor Oil An emulsifier to hold oil & water phases together.
Panthenol  Panthenol  is a precursor to Vitamin B which enters the hair shaft and oxidizes to panthenoic Acid (Vitamin B) and remains there to restore plumpness and resilience to the hair.
Hydrolyzed Keratin Protein  Derived from sheeps wool, this extract contains the needed amino acids to help repair damaged hair and nails.
Tocopheryl Acetate A Vitamin E  ester that is converted by the skin’s enzymes back to Vitamin E which is an anti-oxidant.  Helps prevent free radical damage.  Natural moisture binder allowing skin to breathe.
Cetrimonium Chloride A conditioner for the hair bringing softness to the hair.  Contains anti-static properties.  Enhanses sheen and silkiness.
Fragrance  Tropical mixture of ripe Pineapple and exotic Coconut.
Disodium EDTA Enhances the preservative system without parabens and promotes product stability.
Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin A bacteriastat to protect the product from bacteria growth.  Derived from sage essential oil. Safe and effective food grade preservative.

Amazing Hair Facts

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www.4haircare.com.au There are lot of stuff that you do not know about your hair.
Fact #1
Most people have around 100,000 hair follicles in their heads. You cannot increase them. You are born with it and no products can make it grow more follicles. However some people might have more due to genetic reasons. Some examples

  • Red heads – 90,000 hair follicles
  • Black hair – 110,000 hair follicles
  • Blond hair – 130,000 hair follicles

A person’s genes determine the hair/skin/eye color since before his or her birth. The determinants for hair color are known as melanocytes. These cells form the natural hair colors, or pigments and distinguish between black, brown, and red. Depending on the percentage of each pigment, the person has blonde, brown, red or black hair. As the melanocytes decay during a lifetime, the hair becomes a dull gray and later on it turns into a whitish color.

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Fact #2  Your hair turns gray because the pigment cells known as melanin in your hair follicles are not working properly. The hair bulb usually degrades in production as you age or when you are stressed. It is possible for your hair to turn white from shock… but not overnight! Hair pigment is produced in the hair shaft beneath the skin, so it would take about 13 days for any white hairs to show. Stress is also a major cause of hair loss.
Fact #3
You can’t repair split ends on your hair.
The only way to get rid of it is by cutting it. And keep the hair health by proper treatments, like our 4step Hair Rescue SPA
Fact #3

If you pluck out one of your hair, a new hair will start to grow from the hair follicle.
Fact #6

Hair loss by changing shampoo is one of the most asked hair facts.
Shampooing frequently can result in more hairs in the TELOGEN phase to fall out faster especially if the hair is shampooed more energetically than usual. This is why, whenever there is a change in the shampoos or conditioners, or a move to new brushes, loose hairs are often found for two or three days after the change.
The extra hair loss has nothing to do with the product and will settle in a day or two. Usually, you will find that the hair that you lost will start to grow back almost immediately
Fact #7

When you are born, you have around 1000 follicles per square centimetre. When you reach 25, it falls to around 600 per square centimetre but can vary depending on the individual. By your mid 30s to 40s, your hair follicles will reduce to around 300 or less. After that, there won’t be any significant drop.
Fact #8

Each follicle can grow many hairs over a lifetime: on average, each grows a new hair around twenty times. 90% of scalp hairs are growing and 10% are resting.
Fact #9
When your hair is wet, it can increase its length by up to 30% and still return to normal length after it’s dried. If you stretch your hair too often you can damage it and cause breakage to the hair shaft.
Fact #10

A hair grows by 0.3 to 0.5mm per day – about 1 to 1.5cm a month and 12 to 15cm a year. Depending on the individual, the hair follicle can grow up to 1 metre in length before it stops growing.
Fact #11

Waist-length hair is 80-90 cm long, and will have taken about seven years to grow. Shoulder length hair will have taken only about three years. Thus only people with long ANAGEN times can expect to grow their hair down to the waist.
Fact #12

If you damage your scalp, your hair follicle will start a new growing phase. Cuts and wounds will cause the hair to grow around them provided that there is no scarring in the hair follicle.
Fact #13
The width of the hair shaft is determined by your genes, and is not affected by anything you do to your skin or to the hair shaft itself.
Fact #14

Hair is the second fastest growing tissue in the body. Only bone marrow is quicker.

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Fact #15

Your hair is made of keratin, the same ingredient as your fingernails. Keratin is a type of protein generated by your body’s stem cells.
Fact #16
A single hair can support up to 100 grams in weight and a whole head of hair could support up to 12 tonnes – the equivalent of two African elephants!
Fact #17

Usually East Asians hair are often very straight and always black in color. Caucasions have the most varied form of hair. They range from the fair-skinned people of north-west Europe to the widely varying peoples of the Indian subcontinent. Their hair may be either wavy or straight, and the diameter varies widely too. The color ranges from black to a pale blond that is almost white, including just about every possible shade in between. People with African origins usually have black and curly hair. It tends to be dry and woolly.African hair grows more slowly and is more fragile than European hair. Asian hair grows the fastest and has the greatest elasticity.
Fact #18
Forty percent of women by the time they reach menopause will have female pattern (hereditary) hair loss. Over 50% of men by age 50 have male pattern hair loss.
Fact #19
Women often experience major, but reversible, loss of hair two or three months after giving birth. The massive production of the hormone oestrogen during pregnancy puts hair follicles into their ‘growth phase’. After the birth, the hormonal balance is restored and the hair follicles go into the ‘loss phase’, causing a large number of hairs to fall out at once.
Fact #20

Usually people will only notice that you are balding when you have lost almost 50% of the hair in your scalp. When you reach that stage, it might be too late to recover back all your hair. See Preventing Hair Loss for solutions now. www.4haircare.com.au

Longer Hair – How to Avoid Damage

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www.4haircare.com.au When you’re enthusiastic about hair care and dedicated to a healthy hair journey it can be difficult to be objective about your hair. It’s easy to talk about things that keep the hair healthy like gentle handling, good conditioners, laser treatments and low manipulation, but if those were the only things that mattered, everyone’s hair would be doing great. In reality, despite meticulous efforts to grow a long, thick head of hair, many women still struggle to maintain length and reach their other hair goals. To get past a length hurdle or stop persistent breakage you have to realize one important thing: Damage is unavoidable. If your hair isn’t making progress that means it’s being damaged faster than it can recover. Many women already steer clear of heat and chemical treatments, but mechanical damage is still an issue and it can be difficult to recognize.

What’s my own secret to grow hair long? How do I get it to grow so long?

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I wish I had an answer for everyone, but the truth is that there is no magical solution. Because while there’s no one top-secret magic pill you can take, there are Pandora box solutions you can do to help speed the process along.
Weaknesses in your hair care routine will catch up with you as your hair gets longer. No matter what your hair type, the longer your hair gets, the more demanding it will be. Shoulder length hair is already about 2 years old so any weaknesses in your hair care routine will begin to show, just like bad eating habits start to catch up with you as you get older. If you hit a plateau in your healthy hair journey– if you want it to look halfway decent – so here are my tips for doing so!

  • get at least ½ inch cut off by a professional,
  • stop hash brushing and blow dry your hair, and
  • apply a reconstructing treatment every week or two:
Trim regularly, but not too much and not too often. You’ve likely heard people tell you that if you want long hair, you need to trim it regularly. This is partly true and partly false. No one wants raggedy ends – so when they start to split, you should get a trim. Otherwise, you could end up with hair that’s difficult to brush or comb, which may result in losing hair. Split ends, not protected by cuticle also contribute to dryness of your hair shaft. However – and this is a big however – you don’t want to trim too much hair off at a time, and you don’t want to trim too often. Hair is already dead, if that makes any sense, and so cutting it is not going to change whether it grows more or not. The trimming is just about keeping it healthy and neat. Frazzled ends, no matter how long your hair is, aren’t sexy on anyone.

Minimize damage by combing and brushing less. Every time you move or touch your hair, the cuticle layers of each strand rub up against each other and cause tiny abrasions, similar to light scratches. Those little abrasions may not affect how your hair looks or feels but they’re always there. If you rub and pull your hair and then follow up with a comb or a brush, you’ve inflicted a lot of stress on your hair at one time. Yes, there are some women who can comb and brush their hair all day without a problem, but those women usually have thick strands and very few (if any) kinks or coils. Finer strands break more easily than thicker strands.

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OK, so there are all sort of crazy rules you have to follow about brushing and combing your hair in order to grow it long and perfect. LIKE: Do not even THINK about brushing it when it’s wet. You can only brush it when it’s dry, and preferably before every shampoo, so you distribute the oils over every strand to protect them from shampoo and don’t have to detangle much post-shower -hair is most vulnerable to breakage when it’s dripping and you’re roughing it up with a towel.

Keep the heat styling to a minimum. I know this is going to be a hard one for some of you who like to have perfect hair everyday. When you’re out of the shower, comb out wet hair and tangles with a wide-toothed comb. And that’s it. You’re not allowed to blow-dry your hair too often ! Or flat iron it, or curl it! Seriously! If you’re serious about growing your hair long like a fanatic, at least. That’s the biggest lesson you’ll learn from reading the Long Hair Community message boards posting about crimping your hair in one of those forums would be like waltzing drunk into an A.A. meeting. No one would be feeling you. So if you’re seriously trying to grow your hair long, curb your hair tool enthusiasm at least a little bit and, again, patience is key. I only blow-dry my hair about once a week – after keratin treatment to bond keratin to hair! Usually, once over the weekend is good enough for me. Because not only is it damaging to your hair, the longer it is, the more of a pain in the ass it is to blow out. Learn how to work with the natural texture of your hair. My hair is naturally wavy, so I generally blow-dry and apply styling product I’m currently obsessing over. If you need more polish, you can wrap it into a bun. And you’d be surprised at how much men prefer a natural look;   The other plus side of this is that when you actually do spend the time to do your hair, it makes it that much more exciting. Think of it like applying false eyelashes – if you did it everyday, would it still have the same effect? Kim Kardashian, for example – she looks exactly the same no matter what she’s doing, whether she’s going to a red carpet event or going to the gym. Where’s the fun in that?

Deep condition once a week.
I’m talking a full treatment here, where you first towel-dry your hair and then let it sit with the conditioner for at least 20 minutes.
OK, OK, OK. How bored are you about reading about how important it is to deep condition? Answer: not as bored as I am about writing about it. I’ve written the same article 10 times! Because, intensive treatments are crucial if you want healthy long hair, and I promise you that no one will ever tell you otherwise. I love to do this and lay by the pool, or under laser hood so that the heat from the sun or laser red light activates the conditioner or keratin mask even more. You can also wrap your hair in plastic wrap (or use a shower cap) and then wrap a warm, damp towel around it for the same effect.  Use hair oil on dry split ends: anything really works here.
Diet and vitamins play a key role in the health of your hair. Biotin (often found in those “hair, skin, and nails” formulas) is one vitamin in particular you may want to try. Your body needs nourishment for your hair to be healthy, just like your skin. You can imagine that a healthy diet full of nutrients is going to impact your hair; think of the case of the anorexic whose hair falls out. Protein and iron are especially important for strong, healthy hair. I use only one and only product tablets AA Plus, everything hair needs to grow and keep away from shedding in one bottle.
Whatever you do, just don’t make the mistake of thinking you’ve avoided damaging your hair. The only way to avoid damage is not to touch your hair as it grows out of your scalp, and we all know that’s impossible. If you love your hair, you want to style it and show off its beauty. There’s nothing wrong with that. You wouldn’t buy a beautiful new sweater and leave it on the shelf all the time. What fun would that be? Instead, you have to wear it lightly, wash it gently, and get small holes mended as soon as they appear.

Hair Growth by Protecting from Damage.

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www.4haircare.com.au Hair growth is a universally fascinating subject. Across almost every culture, inordinate attention is given to the hair on the head, and social significance is attached to hair style. Very long hair is especially interesting, not only because it takes years to achieve lengthy locks, but because not everyone can do it.

Lets see the importance of treating the hair with the up most care and respect by removing unnecessary damage.

Here are SIX facts about hair growth summarized:

  1. Hair grows half (1/2) an inch per month
  2. Hair is not alive but dead
  3. The natural life cycle of a single hair strand is 2-6 years, and your scalp can shed as many as 60-100 hairs per day.
  4. Cutting the hair has nothing to do with growth.
  5. Hair breaks because it is excessively dry or abused!
  6. Hair is 90% protein.

Hair Grows half (1/2) an inch per month

A: The speed of hair growth is roughly 1.25 centimeters or 0.5 inches per month, being about 15 centimeters or 6 inches per year. Of course the rate of one’s hair growth can either be faster or slower. With age the speed of hair growth might slow down to as little as 0.25 cm or 0.1 inch a month.
Cell division is responsible for the hair growth cycle. The new cells push the hair forward to make it longer, so the new hair is added at the root. There are about 100.000 hairs on a healthy scalp of hair.

Genetics, diet, age, hormones, overall health, and environmental factors all contribute to the rate of hair growth. Some of these factors are out of your control but there are some things you can do to increase the rate of hair growth. Usually, fast growing hair is also healthy, so even if you try some of these tricks like protein keratin protection, or laser treatments and your hair doesn’t grow as fast as you hoped, you will obtain healthier, shinier hair.

See here protein keratin protection, or laser treatments page.

Regardless of the speed of growth; in most cases, the hair is always growing.

I use this 6-step model to formulate realistic predictions about my hair growth. Every two months I briefly analyze my hair and search of notable growth and thickness.

Hair is NOT alive but DEAD

It is important to understand that hair is dead. It cannot defend itself from damaging hair tactics and hair products. YOU have to actively protect the hair by practicing preventive hair-care methods.

Hair can only be preserved. The longer you keep the protective layer of the hair (the cuticle layer) intact; the quicker the hair will become longer. Preserving the hair strand is the key to how hair obtains longer length.

It is not about making the hair grow faster. You just have to provide an atmosphere where your hair is either breaking off significantly slower than it is growing. OR, create an environment where the hair can do nothing but grow.

For example:

Start taking care of your hair better by being nicer to it. Hair falls out naturally on its own so be sure not to ruin its pattern. The gentler you are to your hair, the less likely it will fall out faster. You don’t want to cause breakage because it will make your hair shorter and thiner within a short period of time. Protective hairstyles such as braids, and buns are perfect for creating a long-hair-growth environment. The key to such hairstyles are they promote low-manipulation.

It is very difficult to eliminate the opportunity of hair becoming damaged. Many people wear protective styling for long periods of time. Some people apply excessive moisture to the hair while styling.

Also brush your hair carefully when putting it up, but never brush it wet. Brushing wet hair causes lots of breakage and frizz. If your hair is wet, be sure to brush it out with a comb as gentle as possible. Some people have naturally tangled hair. If you are stuck in this situation be sure to take care of it properly. You should go to the store and buy a detangler. Then work through any knots with your fingers, do not pull on them. This will make tangled hair much easier to brush through as well easier work with.

The fact of the matter is, if you are using a hair care regimen that prevents the hair from breaking off; then every two months you should see an inch of hair.
Remember, if you are experiencing chronic breakage; you will not see longer hair. Your hair will remain the same length, if not shorter.
The key is preservation of the hair strand and preventing breakage.

The natural life cycle of a single hair strand is 2-6 years, and your scalp can shed as many as 60-100 hairs per day.

How hair is able to reach long waist-length. Each hair on the body has its own growth cycle consisting of three phases. Anagen is the period during which the cells are deposited on the hair shaft in the hair follicle, lengthening the hair. During catagen, the hair stops growing and the follicle retracts. During telogen, the follicle rests. The hair may be shed during the telogen phase or it may be pushed out of the follicle by a new hair as anagen begins again.

According to science 85% of all of our hair is within the growing phase. So, most of the time our hair is growing.

Howse uses a time frame of hair constantly growing for 2-6 years to illustrate that a single hair strand can grow from 12 inches  in length all the way up to 36 inches. I have read sources that claim 3-7 years of growth; so the growth cycles of a single strand of hair, can and does vary, among different people.

These are realistic possibilities for all cultures and races. Just imagine how long your hair could get if you preserved the same hair strands for six years or so? For many people, three extra feet of hair amounts to waist-length.

Women with extraordinary long hair practice GREAT discipline. It takes a lot of patience and hard-work to almost completely eliminate hair breakage. You have to be willing to put in the work.

You can help combat your hair’s dryness by using an appropriate water-based moisturizer that is pH balanced. I will continuously emphasize the significance of the pH level of the hair products you use because it will eliminate the guessing game.

Oils should be used last, after you have moisturized your hair. The most you can hope for, WITH OILS, is that they help prevent moisture from absorbing into the air.

I focus more on getting the cuticle to close simply by using light heat such as that from a hair dryer; OR a water-based hair product with a pH between 4.5 – 5.5. Most hair products that you purchase will be a pH of 7.0 which is still slightly too alkaline to close the hair cuticles and lock in moisture.
A pH of 7.0 will not cause the cuticles to close and seal in moisture. If you do not want to buy pH strips; then consider using natural oils or grease to lightly coat the hair after you have applied a water-based moisturizer, of course.
Greasy hair products do not protect the hair long. To prevent your hair from becoming matted and dry, you will have to routinely replace the lost moisture since the grease and/or oil will eventually get wiped away by anything and everything that touches it.
You are taking a gamble when you rely on oil as your only means of moisturizing and/or protecting the hair.

Cutting the hair has NOTHING to do with growth

There was a time when I thought the hair grew from the ends. Why? I don’t know!

I was taught in order to get the hair to grow, you must cut your split ends. I never liked the idea of cutting an inch of hair that I had worked so hard to gain. But this was the norm, so I did it.

I actually thought that once the ends of the hair were cut, there was a signal sent to the brain to make the hair grow faster. Boy, was I dreaming. How ridiculous it is to believe that dead hair could possibly cause the body to have any kind of response.
Apart from the receptors within the scalp, the hair has no way of sending the body information about its condition. The only way for us to understand our hair is through visual perception and our sense of touch.
Some women enjoy incorporating trimming into their hair care regimen. Maybe it is a psychological thing. I have heard women mention that trimming helps prevent tangles and ragedy-looking hair. Such concepts are subjective and not supported by anything other than one’s personal preference-which is completely fine.
I try to keep my hair care methods based on facts not opinions.

I doubt you will see me part-taking in cutting my hair to attain length. I am only interested in discovering creative methods for keeping those old ends. Since I have learned about pH balance of the hair; I have yet to see ends that look damaged, or even ragedy.

Some women trim their hair for a more even, neat look; and some because they think the damaged ends will destroy the entire hair strand by continuing to split up.

The only time I advise trimming the hair is if there is a single-strand knot; or you want a fashionable hairstyle.
Every book I have read about hair supports the notion that cutting the ends is insignificant to acquiring healthy hair. Hairstylists are the culprit for spreading such groundless ideas. Sources based on scientific, factual information, will tell you that cutting the ends has absolutely nothing to do with the hair’s health, the hair’s strength, nor the hair gaining length.

Hair breaks because it is excessively dry or abused!

I bet when you were brushing your hair or styling it with the curling iron, you never once thought that you were treating your hair within an abusive manner.
When you have a hair type that is already structurally prone to dryness; and you decide to elevate that dry condition; then you are practicing abusive methods.
This breakage problem that we have  IS NO JOKE.

You cannot use chemicals improperly, burn the life out of your hair, contantly pull on the hair, whether it be from hair weave, synthetic braids, or hair accessories and still expect to have long, healthy hair.

I am surprised that our hair still remains on our heads after all of this drama.

Sometimes I wonder,  if the shoulder-length hair that persists, in spite of our abusive methods, is due to the six-inches of hair that we gain every year just from our hair constantly growing.

I would not be surprised to find that most of the hair that we start with at the beginning of a year becomes broken and replaced by new hair by the end of the same calendar year. This is very, very disturbing to me.
I, seriously, believe the damage that we do to our hair is under-estimated.
If you really think about it, most women do not have hair gracing the shoulder. If I could give an educated guess, I would guesstimate that most women have six-inches of hair. The six-inches reflecting the new hair that will grow regardless of one’s hair care efforts (based off of 1/2 inch per month model-12 months=6 inches of hair).

Months and years should not be passing by without you seeing improvements within your hair. You do not need to wear fake hair in order to get your hair under control. Dry  damaged badly grown hair hair is not unmanageable; it is simply managed poorly.

Hair is 90% protein

Note hair is not all protein; just mostly protein. Protein is only one aspect of how the structure of hair is formulated. But clearly protein is significant in helping to preserve the protective layer of the hair.

Protein is a great additive for damaged hair. Damaged hair are porous hair. Hair can become porous when the cuticle becomes damaged from over-manipulation. Abusive styling methods, damaging styling tools, and improper use of chemicals can actually chip away at the protective layer (cuticle) of the hair.

Research shows that since hair is made up of protein, using products that contain protein such as keratin, biotin, wheat, and so on can actually fill in the open holes (pores) of a damaged hair cuticle. The protein will attach to the cuticle allowing it to mimic strong, healthy hair.

This almost sounds to good to be true.

I do not like to hope; I LIKE RESULTS.

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The only down-side is that the protein does not attach to the hair permanently. As soon as the hair becomes wet, and shampooed, the protein enhancement will become removed. So, the protein deposits only give the hair extra strength, temporarily.

However, temporary strength is better than constant fragileness and vulnerability to breakage.
It is so important to understand how the hair products that you use everyday is affecting your hair. Not all hair products have protein. Is you hair severely damaged and fragile? If so, maybe you need more protein wihtin the ingredients of the products you choose.
If your hair is healthy displaying flexibility and shine; then protein may sit too heavily upon your hair strands and actually cause breakage. Products heavy in protein are not for every hair type.
If you want those old ends to stay attached to your hair; there has to be a system in place that is efficient at protecting the hair shaft. When you understand the science of hair every other aspect of preserving your hair will make a lot more sense.

link to see here protein keratin protection, or laser treatments how its done

Always remember, right knowledge corrects wrong behavior.

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Styling for HAIR Growth

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  1. Be GENTLE: be careful when pulling and tugging at the hair.
  2. Be PATIENT: never become frustrated and yank the hair and /or pull knots out.
  3. USE YOUR HANDS to fork-comb and smooth edges (brushes do more damage than you can imagine).
  4. PREVENTION: wrap hair up at night; never allow the hair to become entangled or dry.
  5. Moisturize WITH slightly ACIDIC WATER and a moisturizer from your favorite product line.
  6. REDUCE opportunity of BREAKAGE: Choose hairstyles that need little upkeep and manipulation such as buns, mini-twist, and twist-outs.
  7. Re-MOISTURIZE with slightly ACIDIC WATER daily especially before touching-up a hairstyle.
  8. Keep hair CLEAN: Never go longer than seven days to prevent product-build-up on the hair strand and bacteria-build-up on the scalp.
  9. PROTECT the ENDS: moisturize the ends first and often.
  10. Use PROTECTIVE HAIRSTYLES: make sure that the ends are tucked into the hair and not exposed to the environment. If you wear your hair loose-moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!
  11. 10-Musts When Styling for Growth: