Did you know that women and men are looking for help with hair growth? When men experience pattern baldness and hair loss, it can be an embarrassing experience. The good news is there are plenty of tips and tricks you can do to help encourage hair growth. Don’t despair, not only can you help the hair you have to grow thicker and longer, but you can also encourage new hair growth! What are some of the best things to do to stimulate hair growth?
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Massage the Scalp
Massaging helps to encourage the exfoliation of the scalp, stimulate the hair follicle, as well as relieve stress and tension. Using a product like a hair mask or oil that’s specifically formulated to encourage growth can also be helpful. It’s believed that the massage process spurs growth in the dermal papilla cells.
Apply Coconut Oil
Depending on your hair type, different coconut oil treatments can be used to help condition the hair and scalp. If you have oily hair, it’s better to use it as an overnight treatment and then wash it out in the morning. If your hair is dry, you can use it almost like a leave-in conditioner. Coconut oil contains many beneficial compounds that are antifungal and antibacterial, which may help prevent hair loss while naturally stimulating new growth.
Use Products Containing Aloe Vera
Products containing aloe vera have been used as far back as the days of Cleopatra to help treat hair loss and encourage growth. Applying pure aloe vera gel directly to the scalp and massaging it in can condition hair while it soothes the scalp. If that doesn’t sound like a process you would enjoy, there are specially formulated shampoo and conditioners that contain aloe vera.
Consume Omega 3 Fatty Acid Supplements
Using a high-quality omega 3 fatty acid supplement like fish oil can help nourish your hair from the inside out. Consuming an omega supplement with antioxidants may improve the diameter and density of your hair while reducing hair loss.
Apply Onion Juice to Your Scalp
While this treatment seems a little out there, it actually has been shown to successfully reduce alopecia areata. As it improves circulation, it promotes hair growth. To use, blend a few onions with some water in a blender, strain and squeeze out the juice of the onion, and apply to your scalp. Leave it on for about fifteen minutes, then shampoo normally.
Limit the Damage to Your Hair
Using hair styling products, harsh dyes, shampoos, curling irons, straighteners, and hair dryers can all promote damage to the hair. While you may not be able to eliminate the usage of all these tools, limiting the exposure to them will definitely help reduce the risk of breakage. In addition, a product like a heat protectant product may be instrumental in protecting the hair shaft.
Eat Nutrient Dense Foods
Eating nutrient dense foods like eggs, salmon, avocados, nuts, berries, and seeds can be a great way to naturally consume vitamins and minerals essential to hair growth. Your intake of calories and protein are also an important factor in how quickly your hair grows. Eating a wide variety of foods helps to ensure that you are getting enough biotin, vitamin c, vitamin e, vitamin d, zinc, iron, and omega 3 fatty acids that are imperative to proper hair growth.
Consume a Multivitamin Supplement
Taking a daily multivitamin may be a great way to supplement any gaps in nutrition that you may be lacking from your diet. In addition, supplementing with biotin may be helpful in encouraging hair, skin, and nail growth. Collagen peptides have been shown to aid the body in that area as well.
Use Rosemary Essential Oil
Rosemary essential oil is one of the most popular essential oils for reducing hair loss and encouraging hair growth. It may be helpful in treating androgenic alopecia, as it may stimulate new hair growth. Massaging rosemary essential oil with coconut oil into the scalp can pack a triple punch. Adding about ten drops to your shampoo or conditioner bottle is an easy way to reap the benefits of the oil without having to do any extra steps.
Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment
Some studies have shown that platelet rich plasma treatment may be a viable option for those looking to increase their hair growth. While more research is necessary, platelet rich plasma treatment is an option that injects the patient’s own plasma into the scalp, awakening hair follicles that can stimulate growth.
Work With a Professional
If you’ve been dealing with pattern hair loss, it can be a great idea to consult a professional. They can go over your medical history, uncover your cause of hair loss, and come up with a specialized treatment plan. Don’t deal with hair loss on your own; give us a call today to schedule your first appointment!