Many of us dream of long hair, some manage to get a nice length without too much difficulty, and others including myself, it’s a bit more complicated, so I decided to list all the good tips so we managed to have all this beautiful mane goddess as desired! So to “long hair”, long section, go!
Our hair are continuously renewed, their life cycle being an average of 3 years in humans. For women it is longer: the duration varies between 4 and 6 years. During this period, each hair grows unabated. When he dies, he is replaced by another. The interesting to note is that the dead ones don’t immediately fall off our head. It still expects two or three months, until the new hair is pervasive enough to chase the hair follicle permanently.
The Different Phases in Hair Growth
Growth phase (duration: 2 to 5 years, according to sex and individuals). The hair is full of life, its growth is constant and regular keratin, its root fills the hair follicle to the base.
Degradation phase (duration: 15 to 20 days).
The hair is between life and death. Its root dates back to the epidermis and the activity of the latter suddenly stops. The hair then continues to grow but will not leave as long he has to wait over.
Resting phase (duration: 2-3 months).
Unlike the previous occurrence, this time around the hair falls off when its dead just like a leaf in autumn. But still on his head, until the root of his replacement is strong enough to dislodge.
The young regrowth reaches the surface of the scalp and the old hair falls of itself.
New Anagen Phase
The new hair begins to grow: we will be starting at 0.
The number of genetically programmed hair cycles of five to thirty came in total, for a lifetime. The hair growth speed is dependent on each individual’s different ethnicity and “genetic program”. Thus, for a Caucasian, hair grows on average 1 cm / month for an African type of 0.8 cm / month for an Asian type, 1.5 cm / month. Hair growth also depends on the secretion of sex hormones blood borne.
Finally, the changing seasons affect hair growth. In summer, the growth is driven by the sun unlike the winter and fall, when all this mechanism is more latency.
Be realistic in your expectations. There is no foolproof way or to grow your hair. You cannot force your hair to grow faster than the natural rate, all you can do is take good care of them and provide them with optimal conditions. Except in rare circumstances, the hair grows up to 15 to 20 cm per year when their growth is optimal.
If your hair actually reach the bottom of your face (chin for example) and you want them to grow up below your shoulders, so take a tape measure and measure the space between where your hair are present and of the desired length. If you want them to grow 15 cm to reach the desired length, expect to wait 10-12 months for your hair to grow to the length of your lens.
The natural hair growth mainly depends on genetics, which is different for everyone. Growing your hair involves a personal commitment to take good care of your hair and especially to have a lot of patience!
Make sure that if your hair grows slowly, it is not for medical reasons or because of a medication you are taking. In some cases, a slow hair growth or a significant loss of hair can be due to an underlying disease or prolonged, certain prescription drugs, eating disorders, substance abuse disorders, too much stress, others serious medical situations. If you think the problem may be one of these reasons, see a doctor immediately to find a suitable treatment for your problem.
In many cases, solving an underlying medical problem can help to regain normal rhythm or faster hair growth.
Food That Helps Grow Hair Faster.
Eating right is very essential to proper and rapid hair growth. In short, diet is very important when you want to have beautiful long hair, shiny, coated, resistant to breakage etc etc … So be mindful of your nutrition. Some foods are recommended to promote hair growth.
Excellent source of protein and vitamin D (both are essential for strong hair), salmon is rich in omega 3, which are essential fatty acids for healthy hair. Omega 3 is about 3.5% of the hair shaft and is also found in the cell membranes of the scalp and the natural fats that keep the hair and scalp hydrated.
If you do not like salmon, you can also find essential fatty acids in other fish such as sardines, trout, mackerel or herring, but also lawyers and pumpkin seeds.
Walnuts are exclusively known as the single nuts that contain a substantial amount of omega 3. They are also rich in biotin and vitamin E, which help protect cells from DNA damage. Nuts also contain copper ore that help protect and improve the wealth of color and natural shine of your hair.
Try using walnut oil in your salad dressings or to return your food.
Oysters are high in zinc. A lack of zinc can lead to hair loss (or eyelashes), create dandruff and dry scalp. One hundred grams of oysters contain only five times your daily requirements for zinc. The oysters are also good sources of protein.
We also find zinc in beef, eggs, nuts, fortified cereals and whole-meal bread.
Eat sweet potatoes:
Sweet potatoes are known to be a superb source of beta-carotene, an antioxidant transformed into vitamin A by our body. Vitamin A stimulates the production of fats that hydrate and protect the scalp. A lack of vitamin A can dry the scalp and cause itching and dandruff.
Other natural sources of beta carotene include: carrots, apricots, mango and pumpkin.
Spinach is THE super food that contains follates and vitamin C, iron, beta-carotene, which combine to keep the hair follicles healthy and circulating fat scalp. If you do not like spinach, try eating vegetables like leaves, rich in nutrients such as kale, chard or broccoli.
They are full of zinc, biotin, protein, iron, and are a staple food for vegetarians, vegans and carnivores.
Eat Greek yogurt:
Greek yogurt is rich in beneficial to the hair protein, vitamin B5 (or pantothenic acid), other foods where you can find the cheese is low fat and skim milk.
Bilberry is a super fruit with many health benefits, but its high content of vitamin C that will help us to keep hair in great shape. Vitamin C stimulates blood circulation, which is essential for the transport of small blood vessels required to maintain proper health of hair scalp and follicles. Without enough vitamin C, the hair become fragile and brittle.
Eggs are a good source of protein and contain four essential minerals: zinc, selenium, sulfur and iron. Iron is very important because it helps cells carry oxygen to the hair follicles and a lack of iron can cause anemia, which is a major cause of hair loss, especially in women.
You can also find iron in meat, such as beef, chicken, pork, but also in fish.
Poultry is ideal to provide the protein, in addition to providing zinc, iron and B vitamins that help maintain strong and thick hair. Since hair is almost entirely made up of proteins, protein foods are literally the basic foundation for beautiful hair.
Lean beef pieces are a good source of protein. But our vegetarian friends and / or vegans can also be found in cereals (oats, wheat, bulgur, millet, barley, quinoa, wild rice, rye …) and legumes (lentils, beans, peas, split peas, chickpeas, soybeans).
Drink more water
Hydration plays an important role in hair growth, it is advisable to drink 1.5 liters a day but that’s not really enough, so try to drink at least two liters of water a day. If it’s too hot, drink three liters (in summer it is easy to drink without realizing it really matters). This is a very simple method that will bring you many benefits, and hydrate your organs, your skin, and your hair. If you do not like too much water, drink cold herbal teas or smoothies.