Weak, fragile, damaged hairs; hair thinning and even balding is becoming a common problem these days amongst both men and women, irrespective of their age. However, there are various hair loss treatments available in the market today, but not everyone can afford these expensive treatments. Moreover, people want to solve these issues using more natural and cost-effective techniques instead of costly hair loss treatments.
Here are some cost-effective techniques to make your hair thick and strong right from the roots:
The power of supplements to strengthen weak hair is usually underestimated. Supplements rich in vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, zinc, iron, biotin and horsetail plant extract- all encourage healthy hair growth. These vitamins are also clinically proven to promote existing hair growth:
Hair loss is usually linked with iron deficiency (anemia); thus it’s important to add iron in your daily diet. Iron helps to make red blood cells, which promotes hair growth by allowing more oxygen to reach your cells, including the cells in hair follicles. More about vital nutrients here.
Vitamin B strengthens the hair by metabolising the protein and converting it into amino acids, which builds up the hair strand structure.
Vitamin C neutralises hair-damaging free radicals.
Zinc helps prevent hair loss by maintaining cell functioning and proper protein structure within the follicle.
Minerals are also believed to improve blood circulation, which helps the blood vessels distribute chief nutrients to the follicles.
People do not realise the importance of using conditioner during hair wash and most the people have the habit of skipping this step. Hair conditioner and treatment should be incorporated into your hair wash routine. The conditioner makes hair softer and thus makes combing easy which in turn avoids damage caused by combing through tangled hair. It nourishes the hair to offer and maintain strength.
Coconut oil and curry leaves can work miraculously for achieving thick and strong hairs. Curry leaves are known to have natural ingredients that can be very helpful in stimulating hair regrowth and strengthening the hairs from the roots. Coconut oil has small chain fatty acids that breakthrough easily into the scalp and supplies nourishment to the hair follicles.
One of the most cost-effective methods to strengthen your hair roots is massaging your head regularly. Regular scalp massage help in getting the blood flowing to your hair follicles. Scalp massages help strengthen hair follicles by not only increasing blood flow but also relaxing a tired scalp as well as hydrating and nourishing it. A soothing scalp massage for tired hair follicles promotes hair regrowth and improves circulation. You can use Essential oils with carriers such as olive oil, coconut oil and jojoba oil, which all will work wonders for your hair when used on your scalp.
Most people don’t know, but plastic brushes or combs are really harsh on the scalp and end up hurting hair follicles, causing inflammation and even wounds sometimes. Hence, to avoid such issues, it’s important to use a wooden or cow/sheep horn comb instead. These natural combs are extremely gentle on the scalp. You will feel your scalp being gently massaged as compared to being scratched with a plastic one.