Have you ever heard your parents or grandparents advising you to massage your hair with coconut oil? In the Philippines, this natural hair growth technique has been passed on from generation to generation. Sadly, the younger ones seem to have lost its faith in the natural coconut oil and switched to commercial hair products containing coconut extracts.
Well, then we’re advising you to go back to the old technique of massaging your hair and scalp with coconut oil to make it grow thicker. Coconut oil contains fatty acids that go right inside the hair to repair the protein lost from your hair through the chemicals and treatments applied on it.
You may be thinking of that creamy, delightful and healthy yogurt snack. We’re referring more to the unsweetened and non-flavoured type of yogurt which is proven to be a rich in probiotics. Thus, it can help boost hair growth and even protect your hair from damage. If you’re regularly straightening, perming or styling your hair, you can lessen the damage these practices causesby doing the yogurt hair regimen.
Take it from the case study where mice subjected to a yogurt treatment were found to have increased subcuticular follicles, leading to a more luxuriant fur. This creates the same effect in humans. Discover the best ways to use yogurt on your hair.
Having a good body massage every once in a while may be part of your lifestyle to relieve tension and stress that comes with the adult life.
Do the same for your hair my taking the time to massage it. Just when you think it does not have any effect on hair growth, you’ll find yourself mistaken. A study was conducted where the effects of scalp massage were evaluated in Japanese males. The study also aimed to discover the effects of stretching forces on human dermal papilla cells in vitro.
What they did in that interesting study is to pick nine healthy Japanese males who then received 4 minutes of standardized scalp massage. That’s a total of 4 minutes of massage each day for a period of 6 months or 24 weeks. The massage was not done manually but through a scalp massaging machine. The study revealed that the scalp massage area exhibited a significant increase in hair thickness as compared to the initiation point.
This scientific proof should be enough to persuade you to start setting aside at least 5 minutes a day for a scalp massage.
The thought of it might sound odd because of the strong and unpleasant odor of onion. To put onion juice on your hair sounds terrible, we know! But researchers discovered that the phytochemical compounds in onion juice actually induce hair regrowth! It can also help solve the issue of patches on the head due to alopecia.
All that you need to do is to cut an onion in half and to extract the juice from it. Strain the extract and add some fragrant essential oils on the juice. Apply it to your scalp then leave it for one hour at the at most. This can be part of your routine at least twice a month. To remove the strong smell of onion from your scalp and hair, wash thoroughly with a strong fruit scented shampoo then apply lemon juice deeply on scalp and hair after rinsing. Leave the lemon juice for an hour or two then rinse again. This should be enough to remove any hint of onion odor on your head.
Aside from using coffee as a natural hair coloring ingredient, you can also take advantage of its caffeine to promote hair growth. Caffeine is proven to be effective in elongating the hair shaft to induce hair growth. Scientifically, caffeine prolongs the anagen phase of hair development, which is the active growth phase of hair follicles during which there is a rapid division of the root of the hair so that hair shaft may be added. This is proven effective in reducing balding and hair thinning.
We’ve been told that the intake of omega fatty acids through supplements and some food promotes the improvement of heart and skin condition. Aside from these benefits, fish oil intake can also help improve the condition of one’s hair from the inside. Omega fatty acids work to supply rich nutrients and proteins inside the hair. Rich in antioxidants, fish oil also helps improve the thickness and diameter of the hair and reduce hair loss.
Nothing works better in improving your overall health condition than a balanced diet. Take the right amount of nutrients and vitamins everyday and take less of the non-essential and harmful food that will just damage your health.
Stress and trauma also result to the weakened ability of your body to grow the normal amount of hair. When you’re stressed, your body will not absorb the proper amount of nutrients and will be forced to work with such an insufficient amount. This small amount of nutrients will be directed to your vital organs that need it the most so they can function properly. In that case, no more nutrients will be allocated to hair growth.
When you encounter this condition, you can check with your doctor so he can recommend the appropriate diet and supplements that you can take. You may even resort to some medical treatments for a dramatic result of growing your hair. As such, below is a list of some medical hair treatments that can solve hair loss and balding problems.
Medical and surgical hair treatment
Hair transplant surgery
Hair transplant surgery remains to be the most effective hair treatment for men and women in the Philippines and all around the globe. This hair treatment results to permanent hair growth even to the worst balding problems.
Follicular unit excision or FUE
Another permanent hair loss solution is what hair experts call the FUE. Follicular unit excision is an advanced procedure whereby a specialized machine is used to harvest follicular grafts from a part of the scalp where hair still grows. These harvested follicular grafts will then be transferred to the balding part of the head.
Corrective and remedial procedure
As the name implies, this procedure is applied usually to people who want to revise an incorrect hair growth procedure previously done on their scalp. Some wrong procedures of hair transplant results to a patchy appearance on the head or to an uneven distribution of transplanted hair. This corrective procedure is aimed at creating a fuller and more even distribution of transplanted hair.