Sunday, May 24, 2009

Hair Growth

Do you want to maximize your hair growth? No matter the reason: wedding, prom date, job interview, beauty pageant or what have you, there is actually little you can do to make your hair grow faster. Hair grows at different rates on different parts of your body. The average growth rate of hair on your head is ½ inch per month. Not a lot you can do about that, but having said that, there are some things you can try to do in order to make your hair grow faster.

Nutrition for Better Hair

This is used not really to stimulate hair regrowth, but to prevent any hair loss. First of all, drink plenty of water. Dehydration can slow your body down in general, and make your hair dry and brittle. Second, drink tea. Tea has compounds that improve circulation and nourish your scalp and hair follicles. Third, eat plenty of proteins. Since hair is protein, any protein deficiencies in your diet may slow your hair growth.

Exercise does your body good, and that includes your hair. An improved cardiovascular system promotes good circulation and makes for healthy hair follicles. Experts recommend walking 30 minutes a day for at least 3 days week. Callisthenic exercises like push-ups and pull-ups and sit-ups are also effective in making your body trim and fit. Anything that’s good for your body is good for your hair.


Adults need between 6-8 hours of sleep each night to maintain optimal health. Sleep deprivation can only serve to inhibit hair regeneration. Sleep deprivation reduces your body’s ability to regulate digestion, immune system, mood and energy usage. So don’t skimp on your sleep! Take naps during the day if you can. Otherwise, your health (and your hair) may suffer.

Optimists live longer healthier lives than grouchy old pessimists. Looking on the bright side of things can only help to improve your health and promote growth of hair. Besides, stressing out over trivial matters can only contribute to gray hairs! So laugh more and love more! Don’t let stress get to you. Otherwise, instead of smooth silky hair, you may find yourself with gray crinkly hair.

Doing the things mentioned above may give your hair a fighting chance to grow faster than average. But don’t expect miracles, however, because there really isn’t much you can do to encourage your hair to grow faster than normal. Hair growth occurs on its own schedule and pace.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Vitamins for Hair Growth

Can vitamins and pills really help promote your hair growth rate? That is very debatable, but the vitamins discussed in the list below might be useful in making your hair grow quicker. Available from your local mom-and-pop drug store, gigantic chain drug stores or over the web, some people say that these vitamins have helped and stimulated their hair regeneration.

Vitamin A

Found in mango, butternut squash, broccoli, tomato juice, carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes and beef liver, Vitamin A is famous for improving your eyesite. But people claim that Vitamin A can also be very beneficial in promoting hair regrowth.

Vitamin C

Found in spinach, broccoli, citrus fruits, red bell peppers, tomato juice, kiwi, snow peas, mango, grapefruit juice and strawberries, Vitamin C is partly known for helping your body heal and that includes benefiting your hair in staying healthy and offering optimal hair regrowth.

Vitamin D

Found in egg yolk, fortified milk, fatty fish and liver, Vitamin D is beneficial for for bones and hair. Your body also generates Vitamin D internally when your skin is exposed to sunlight.

Folic Acid

Foods high in folic acid include black-eyed peas, lentils, okra, orange juice, whole wheat breads, asparagus and pasta. Folic acid is vital during cell mitosis and growth, including hair regeneration!


Biotin is found in soybeans, liver, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, almonds, carrots, onions, eggs, cucumber, cabbage, goat's milk, cauliflower, cow's milk, strawberries, halibut, raspberries, oats and walnuts. Some shampoos contain biotin, but it is not at all certain how useful it is because biotin is not absorbed by the skin very well. Vitamin supplements and natural foods are the recommended ways to take biotin.

Panthothenic Acid

Pantothenic acid is found in whole grains, meats, avocados and broccoli. Although many shampoo and cosmetics contain pantothenic acid and they claim these ingredients contain hair benefits, this claim has not been substantiated.


MSM, or Methylsulfonylmethane, is a natural source of sulfur. It may be beneficial to hair regeneration and is marketed as a dietary supplement.

None of these supplements or vitamins have been proven to stimulate, help or promote hair regrowth, but a many people claim increases of up to 150% in their hair regeneration rate. Everybody reacts differently and these vitamins may help your particular head of hair or they may not, so test them out carefully with your hair first and proceed with caution. This site doesn’t sell anything and this information is provided for informational purposes only, in hopes of helping you on your way to improved hair growth.