Health Tips for Seniors

Archive for February, 2014

How To Make Your Hair Grow Faster?

Luxuriant hair is a woman’s crowning glory and a man’s pride. It, therefore, doesn’t come as a surprise that excessive hair damage and hair loss can take a heavy toll on the self-esteem of the people.

The basic building block of hair is a protein called keratin. Too much exposure to harsh environmental conditions can denature the protein structure of the hair, causing them to wither up and go dry, eventually breaking off.

Having opulent hair is everybody’s fantasy but many a factors have detrimental effects on hair. Excessive exposure to sunlight and air pollutants can damage hair. Similarly, using too many chemicals like hair dyes, styling gels, mousse etc., can also have harmful effects on hair. Unnecessary blow drying, curling and straightening can also prove to be injurious to the health of the hair. Stinging hot showers have the same amount of negative effects on hair as heat treatments. In males, pattern baldness is one of the major underlying causes of hair regression and loss.

While hair loss can be vexing, waiting for them to regain their health can be equally irksome for it is not possible to restore hair to their normal state overnight. However, patience and proper care can cause hair to grow faster, shinier and healthier. In the following text, some of the tips are detailed out, that cause hair to grow faster.


It goes without saying, that healthy diet is the not-so-secret secret of getting your hair to grow thicker and faster. Intake of proper proteins is provides the body with the essential amino acids that are crucial for building keratin, the basic cellular structure of which the human hair is composed. The foods ha are loaded with the proteins include lean meat, nuts, beans, eggs, soy products, green leafy vegetables and fresh fruits. The omega 3 fatty acids present in fish oil, especially the cod liver oil, tuna and sardines are also beneficial for hair growth.


Leaving mayonnaise in your hair overnight provides a complete protein meal to your hair, strengthening the hair roots. Honey, banana, aloe vera, eggs and yogurt are other natural sources of proteins for your hair.


Zinc, folic acid, biotin and iron are essential for normal hair growth. Their deficiency can lead to stunted hair growth. Biotin is especially important. Intake of these elements in the diet or in the form of supplements, only after proper consultation with a physician, can augment your hair growth. Vitamin A, B2, B5, B6, B7, C and E are essential to boost up the hair growth. Citrus fruits, strawberries, peppers etc, are a rich natural source of vitamin C. Spinach, sea food, soy beans, lean dairy products and potatoes constitute good vitamin B sources.


Moisturizing your hair appropriately is essential. Choose a hair conditioner that suits your hair type. Leave-in moisturizers can keep your hair hydrated throughout the day.


Your hair is your prized possession. Be gentle to it. Do not pull on the tangled tresses. Smoothen them out with a wide-toothed comb gently. Do not make them suffer the damage caused by heat treatments. If not possible, minimize it as much as you can. Do not comb your hair while they are wet. Let them air dry instead of blow drying them, unless absolutely necessary.


Coconut oil, mustard oil and almond oil can be massaged into the hair. They give strength, flexibility and luster to your hair and also provide them with essential nutrients that hasten up the hair growth.


Trimming the hair ends every four weeks is what the experts recommend for beautiful and thicker hair. It’s just like pruning the trees to get them to grow faster. Clipping the hair stimulates the hair follicles to grow faster by ridding the hair of split ends, the speed breakers of hair growth.


Massaging your scalp, every once in a while, can cause rapid hair growth. Working your way gently into the hair roots dilates the scalp vessels, causing rapid blood flow to the hair roots along with speedy supply of nutrients to them. The result is, inevitably, swift hair lengthening.


The key to a healthy life is staying away from undue stresses that might exert harmful effects on your health. Sleep deprivation, fatigue, low energy levels, all contribute towards diminished heath and ultimately, they manifest themselves as rapid hair loss. In some people, hair loss due to stress is more than others due to a familial disposition.


When the hair becomes excessively damaged or if balding patches are revealing themselves and you don’t know what to do about it anymore, hair transplantation is the ultimate solution. FUT and FUE are the various types of hair transplantation techniques. FUT employs the principle of extraction of hair follicles in the form of strips and grafting them on the bald patches whereas FUE hair transplant is concerned with individual follicular extraction and harvesting them onto the bald areas of the scalp. Both of them come with some pros and cons. While FUE is relatively painless and virtually invisible with no obvious scarring, FUT can lead to visible scar marks. It can be painful too but is less expensive than FUE.

You won’t always get to have naturally thick hair. Take care of them while you still have them. Celebrate them while you can!!