1. STAY ON TRACK WITH YOUR VITAMINS
Eating a well-balanced diet that contains all of the 13 essential vitamins can help maintain hair health. Biotin, Vitamins C, D and E, Zinc, Iron, Omega-3 and Omega-6 play a key role in providing your body with the energy needed to improve hair growth.
2. ADD SCALP MASSAGES TO YOUR ROUTINE
This increases blood circulation and helps to stimulate the hair follicles. Taking the time to massage your scalp each day can also help you relieve stress and tension.
3. BRUSH GENTLY
Use a gentle wide-tooth comb or detangling brush to reduce friction and tearing of hair. Be gentle and don’t overdo it. Think of what would happen if you brushed a wool sweater fifty times a day: it would fray and wear out. The same goes for your hair.
4. MAKE MASKING A PRIORITY
After applying a mask to washed hair, wrap a hot wet towel around the head like a turban. This helps the formulation penetrate deeper.
5.TRY MASSAGING THE SCALP WITH ROSEMARY ESSENTIAL OIL
Studies indicate that carnosic acid, an active ingredient in rosemary, can heal nerve endings in the scalp which can restore hair growth. Plus it’s a more natural alternative for hair growth. Try making your own shampoo at home with rosemary oil or apply it (diluted with a carrier oil) to your scalp 1 to 2 times per week for at least 6 weeks to maximize results.
6. AVOID HOT WATER SHOWERS
Hot water opens the pores and washes off the natural oils in the scalp, making it brittle and prone to damage. Hot water can dehydrate the scalp and strip your hair of its natural oils, which can lead to breakage.
7. AVOID SMOKING
Smoking restricts blood flow to the scalp and thus the hair follicles, which restricts the oxygen and nutrients that your scalp needs to be healthy.