How to repair damaged hair and permit hair growth?
My hair is a little longer than my shoulders. However, it is very thin and has a lot of hair breakage. It just doesn't look or feel healthy at all.
My hair use to grow like a weed. It was naturally wavy and soft, also pretty thick, but then I started straightening (and washing) my hair every other day for years now.
If I let my hair air dry and I don't do anything to it, the top layers are straight but the bottom layers are very wavy and awkward. I've been too insecure to just leave it down naturally.
I've tried getting trims every 4-6 weeks but it just kept making my hair shorter and shorter. I believe that's because I was cutting more off than what was growing back.
Do you have any advice of how I could strengthen my hair and help it grow? If you could recommend certain hair products, any peticular vitamins, hair care in general for my type of hair, and even diet changes (if that matters), it would be much appreciated!
**I am a Caucasian female**
- Anonymous5 years ago
I would sugge st you this ARGAN RAIN products for your many hair problems. it can help yo u a lot, I use this product and it he lps streng then the hair that's prone to breakage, smoothes the hair and fo rm a protective mist on surface ag ainst heat da mage. As it contains pure argan oil with the other herbal ingred ients,it stimulates hair growth fa ster.
- Sur La MerLv 75 years ago
If you've straightened your hair in the past, STOP! It may grow slowly or none at all. Hair that you see now is dead. Wikipedia. But it has static electricity, when using heat, it sends currents to the roots, tampering them, they go into a coma. The reason why your hair keeps getting shorter & shorter.
You ALREADY know how to grow HEALTHY hair, you used to grow like a weed. It was naturally wavy and soft, also pretty thick. Do that again, but changing HOW you style your hair by going natural will help. Natural hair means no relaxer, no chemical to straighten your hair out, no styling heating tools. The way it grows out your root, that’s the way you rock it.
• The hair on your head grows at about 0.00000001 miles per hour. That's a half-inch per month. Mine grows 3/4" in 29 days, about 9” a year, that's without the use of heating tools. CUTTING your hair has nothing to do with growing. The hair is DEAD.
"Foods for Healthy Hair"
.. - or 10 Best Foods for Your Hair.
NO MATTER which link you picked, they all suggest the same foods. Your hair may be the fastest-growing tissue in the body but, unlike the skin, it cannot repair itself. That is why getting the right balance of vitamins and proteins is imperative. Don't expect to look like you've stepped out of a hair commercial the day after you've changed your diet. It is likely to take at least three months before you actually see tangible results. Hair is dead, but hair also has electrical energy; the negative charge of damaged hair can lead to flyways and unruly hair and tampering with your hair using heat makes the hair grow slowly or none, you’re sending currents to the roots tampering them.
Growing healthy hair doesn't come from a bottle or pills and hair products do not speed hair growth. Any hair oil, is another form to keep hair moisturized, nothing more. If you're in HS, your hair & nails should be growing normally, and as healthily as possible, since you're eating healthy foods. But when hair isn't growing as fast, it's because they've been tampered with: chemicals, hair straightening, etc. . So, one needs to have a healthy balanced diet to have healthy hair.
"You find people oiling hair every single day, the hair sweats and it doesn’t get washed. What do you think happens? It goes limp and becomes thin because it is not breathing,” Shamillah Mohammed, a hairstylist at SUQA, says.
Google: 5 Hair MYTHS - BUSTED
“Old wives’ tales and ineffective products that claim to treat or rehabilitate hair often have a placebo effect because people want them to work,” says Davis-Sivasothy, author of “Hair Care Rehab”. “But many of these ideas and products actually do the opposite of what’s intended, and they delay the user from seeking out real solutions.”
Davis-Sivasothy debunks the following common hair-care myths:
• Myth: There’s a magic pill (or oil, serum or balm) to grow our hair faster, stronger or thicker. Unfortunately, no. Hair growth is genetically predetermined and controlled by our hormones. Unless the magic pill affects our genes or hormones, there’s no hope that it might make our hair grow. (This includes prenatal vitamins. Credit the upsurge in hormone levels during pregnancy for those vibrant tresses!) Basic vitamin supplements can offer slight improvements in hair quality, but only if our body truly lacks the particular vitamin or mineral being taken.
Best answer comes from people with Avatars, showing their healthy shiny, soft, silky, smooth hair.
Yes, it’s possible for hair to look this good @ 63.
A good article to read: Why You Shouldn’t Waste Money on Multivitamins 4-5-15.
or: New York Attorney General Targets Supplements at Major Retailers 2-3-15
The authorities said they had conducted tests on top-selling store brands of herbal supplements at four national retailers — GNC, Target, Walgreens and Walmart — and found that four out of five of the products did not contain any of the herbs on their labels.
Newest article posted Mar 7, 2016: Not All Imported Products Sold as “Supplements” Are Safe
Health fraud scams are everywhere. . .