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How can your grow your hair and stop hair loss?

By Sarai Berkman Published 07/5/2007 | Beauty

The truth about your hair

No matter your hair type, you will shed some hair on a daily basis. It is normal to lose a between 30 to 75 hair strands daily. However, it is also normal for your hair to grow. Hair should grow about - inches a month.  If you begin to lose patches of hair or begin noticing that your hair is not growing at all, or at a snails pace, this is not normal.

How can your grow your hair and stop hair loss?

Hair loss and slow hair growth can be caused by a number of factors including genetics, hormone imbalances, nutrient deficiencies such as B vitamins, which are essential for hair health; too much or too little protein, chronic stress, alcohol intake, substance abuse, lack of sleep; prescribed medications, damaging hair styling techniques, scalp infections, and chemically laden hair care products.

While there are many miracle hair loss and hair growth cures on the market, be careful. Many products have serious side effects that only exacerbate or faciliate health problems. Likewise, many of those same products provide minimal results that are present only during use of the product.  Try to avoid these. Help for slow hair growth and hair loss is available that wont cost you your health.

What Can You Do?

Here are few natural remedies and a great all natural product, which contains most of these natural nutrients that have proven to effectively stop hair loss and stimulate hair growth.

Foods and Herbs for Har Growth

Fenugreek, Black Beans, Coconut, and Lemon Juice: These items pack a powerful punch against hair loss and balding. Fenugreek is even touted as a natural hair regrowth herb. Coconut is one of the few oils that actually contains protein easily absorbable into the hair strands, and thus, is one of the few oils that strenghten the hair follicle. Lemon Juice and Black beans are great for managing the porousity, health, and shine of the hair. They also reduce hair shedding and breaking, a common cause for hair loss when genetics is not the main contributor. How to use them all? Wash your hair with the paste of cooked black beans and fenugreek powder, three times a week. Combine the paste with 5 tablespoons of pure coconut milk and tablespoon of lemon juice. Massage well into the scalp. Allow to sit on hair for 3-5 minutes wash and rinse with natural shampoo.

Castor Oil and Amla: Most soaps and shampoos have chemicals, so use amla as a substitute.  Avoid sulfates, parabens, unfamiliar compounds, and silicones. How do you know your shampoo contains these things? If any words in the ingredient listing end in glycol, cone, or ben---youve got them and they are not only bad for your hair, but also bad for your health. Stay away.  Shampoo with amla and massage your scalp with castor oil. Both are wonderful for increased hair growth.

If you cant afford to purchase all the ingredients necessary to make agreat hair growth tonic or dont have the time to mix your own batch of coconut, castor, amla, lemon juice, and fenugreek, you can also purchase Beauty 4 Ashes Christian Health & Beautys Super Gro Shampoo. This shampoo is all natural and contains all of the hair growth stimulating nutrients mentioned above, but also have some additional perks. Be mindful that their products do contain essential oils and should not be applied to a scalp with infections of sores. Their products might appear to be a little pricey, but they are all natural and actually worth it. The results of one research study showed that the natural nutrients in the shampoo and the essential oils of ylang ylang, rosemary, and tea tree combined, when applied on the areas of hair loss stimulated hair growth. This double blind, placebo-controlled study enrolled 84 people who massaged either these essential oils into their scalps in a carrier oil or used the shampoo each night for seven months. Results showed that 94% of people in the treatment group had new hair growth compared to only 15% in the control group, which used a synthetic based hair growth that contained only rosemary, amla, a DHT blocker, and ylang ylang. Several reviews also rank the Super Gro Shampoo pretty high. You can find it online at wwwdiscoverb4acom