The foundation of healthy hair is a healthy body. Therefore, it is important to eat a balanced diet, drink plenty of water and get lots of exercise. Assuming that you’re already doing all that, then the next step is to make sure your scalp is healthy.
A healthy scalp has a good supply of blood, is moisturized and free of germs, bacteria or similar organism that may impede hair growth. Here are 3 ingredients that can help you maximize your hair growth.
This oil has legendary status when it comes to increasing hair growth. It has antifungal and antibacterial properties which are important for keeping the scalp healthy and bacteria free. Castor oil also contains antioxidants that help make hair stronger and less frizzy.
Less frizz means less opportunity for tangles and breakage to occur. Castor oil is very thick, perhaps too thick for fine hair types. To prevent the oil from weighing down fine hair, try mixing it with thinner oils to reduce its viscosity. Massage castor oil into the scalp every other day and you’ll start noticing results after a few weeks.
If you doubt the benefits of Aloe Vera then grab a bunch of your hair products, every and anything from your shampoo and leave in conditioner to your moisturizer and, or styling aids. Take a look at the ingredients listing and note how many of them contain Aloe Vera as an ingredient.
Aloe Vera is packed with vitamins and minerals, many of which are important with hair growth. Its antibacterial properties keep the scalp healthy and prevent build up of excess sebum on the scalp which could impede hair growth.
The pH of the hair and scalp is maintained at a healthy level by Aloe Vera which helps to keep hair moisturized and sealed. Moisture is important to prevent dryness and breakage. Aloe Vera also has antifungal properties great for relieving and preventing dandruff. Another upside is that all your new growth will have more shine and luster than without Aloe Vera.
Peppermint oil is one of the most commonly used ingredients for improving scalp circulation. This essential oil rejuvenates the hair follicles and improves scalp health which are great conditions for promoting hair growth. The oil removes dandruff, yeast, and germs that can impede hair growth and scalp health.
The oil’s ability to increase blood flow to the scalp and improve circulation of the scalp brings needed nutrients to the hair follicles which results in increased hair growth. Add a few drops to your spray bottle, shampoo or castor oil mix and your hair and scalp will show immediate improvement.
It is important to take before and after pics and or measurements so that you can objectively track the progress of your hair growth journey. Ensure your ends are in good condition before you start your journey so they don’t break off along the way due to previous damage and affect your results. Happy hair growing!