Want Fantastic Hair? Here’s What You Need to Do!

Hair damage is one of the most common beauty woes in the world. Damaged hair often results from a lack of proper care and maintenance, although illness, stress and disease can be factors as well. Just like any part of your body, your hair deserves some tender loving care to retain its thickness and luster. If you’ve been having a lot of bad hair days, it is definitely a sign your locks are in need of some serious treatment. Fortunately, there are many hair care options available to you today.

hair damageHere are some tried and tested methods to achieve thick and gorgeous hair:

Nutrition

Adequate and balanced nutrition is very important for healthy hair. If your body is not getting the right amount and type of nutrients, it can affect your hair, causing it to lose its sheen and become dry and brittle. Eating a healthy diet is one of the surest ways to get thick and beautiful locks.

Make sure your diet contains adequate amounts of the following nutrients:

  • Protein

Protein is a vital element for hair growth. It nourishes your hair and lends it strength and volume. Rich sources of proteins include chicken, fish, dairy products, eggs, nuts and legumes, so make sure to add these foods to your regular diet.

  • Iron

Hair follicles need a nutrient-rich blood supply to grow. When the iron content in blood falls, it can cause anemia. This, in turn, disrupts the flow of nutrients to the follicles, resulting in hair damage and shedding. Add iron-rich foods like chicken, fish, red meat, lentils and spinach to your diet to maintain hair growth and strength.

  • Vitamin C

Vitamin C helps in the absorption of iron. It also facilities the production of collagen, which is beneficial for hair growth. It’s a good idea to supplement iron-rich foods with a diet high in vitamin C. Great sources of vitamin C are sweet potatoes, blueberries, blackcurrant, broccoli, papaya, kiwi fruit, guava, orange, and strawberries.

  • Omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3 fatty acids contain oils that keep your hair and scalp hydrated. They also nourish your hair follicles. Plant-based foods like walnuts, avocado, and pumpkin seeds, and oily fish like salmon, sardines, trout, mackerel and herring are good sources of omega-3 fatty acids.

Dry hair masks

If you want to avoid treating your hair with chemicals, try some home remedies instead. These hair masks are made from natural ingredients, so they won’t do any damage to your locks.

  • For hair fall – onion

Onion is rich in sulfur, which promotes hair growth by facilitating collagen production. Chop an onion into fine pieces and squeeze its juice out. Apply the juice into your scalp and leave it on for 15 minutes. Then rinse with a mild shampoo and let your locks air-dry. Use this remedy twice a week and see the results for yourself!

  • For damaged hair – avocado

Avocado moisturizes and rejuvenates dry scalp. A good source of amino acids, vitamins, and proteins, avocado protects and strengthens your hair on a cellular level. Combine a ripe, chopped avocado and an egg yolk in a bowl. Add water until the mixture becomes a paste. Apply the mask to wet hair and massage thoroughly into the scalp. Leave it for 20 minutes, and then rinse with lukewarm water.

  • For dandruff – coconut oil

Coconut is rich in antioxidants, minerals, and capric, caprylic and lauric acids. It combats dandruff buildup, and protects against hair loss, split ends, and brittle hair. Not only is organic coconut oil an excellent remedy for dandruff, it also smells nice and leaves your hair feeling soft and glossy. Apply 3 to 5 tablespoons of coconut oil to your scalp and let it stay for an hour. Rinse with a mild shampoo.

Hair transplant

 

In some cases, the damage and the resulting loss of hair are so extreme that you might need a hair transplant. This is a type of surgery where hair is taken from one part of your body (the ‘donor site’) and transplanted in the balding part (the ‘recipient site’).

There are many reliable hair care centers where you can get a transplant. The best solution is to explore your options and get an idea of hair transplant cost before proceeding with the actual process. There are many affordable destinations such as India or Mexico, The Hair Transplant Hub is a good website to find authentic and up-to-date information about transplants and related hair care topics.

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18 Comments

  1. Cyn Gagen
    December 10, 2017 / 9:14 pm

    Those are some really great tips! I’ve heard of the avocado and coconut oil but never onion before. I am going to have to give it a try.

  2. Beach Hut Cook
    December 10, 2017 / 8:59 am

    I’ve got some coconut oil so I will use it this weekend. I love the smell of it too!

  3. OhNikka
    December 10, 2017 / 3:06 am

    These are some good tips! I love using coconut oil on my hair for shine.

  4. WEMAKE7
    December 10, 2017 / 1:24 am

    My hair is terrible because I’m always too busy taking care of everyone else and don’t take extra time on me. I have got to try these tips.

  5. Alison Rost
    December 9, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    I’m a firm believer that beauty starts from within and am religious about eating well and taking care of myself. When I don’t, it shows in my skin and hair first. That being said, this is the first I’ve heard of the dry hair masks and would love to give them a try! x

  6. Shannon Graham
    December 9, 2017 / 6:37 pm

    Thank you for sharing this. My hair goes on streaks where it won’t work with me.

  7. Ruth I.
    December 9, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    I have Iron deficiency anemia and it really affects my hair. I would love to see my hair be beautiful again. Thank you for these awesome tips!

  8. valmg
    December 9, 2017 / 6:12 am

    I have always had very thin and fine hair. I’ve never heard of using onion for hair before.

  9. December 8, 2017 / 11:54 pm

    These are smart tips for getting great hair. I agree that vitamins and minerals are important too. I think a well balanced diet helps also.

  10. December 8, 2017 / 9:25 pm

    It is amazing the things you can do to help your hair be better and how much your diet does effect it.

  11. December 8, 2017 / 6:00 pm

    Yes, yes and yes! Coconut oil works wonders for my dandruff problem. I get it a lot during colder seasons and it works like a charm.

  12. December 8, 2017 / 4:54 pm

    There are many hair dressers that swear by biotin. I haven’t gotten any yet to try it, but I plan on it.

  13. Jeanette
    December 8, 2017 / 3:38 pm

    Whatever I can do to make my hair healthy I will do. I have very straight hair that if I don’t take care of it turned into straw.

  14. Tomi_C
    December 8, 2017 / 3:31 pm

    I’m all about home remedies for my natural curls. I’ve never heard of using onion to help with hair growth so thanks for that tip. I may just mix up a little avocado and onion hair mask this weekend.

  15. December 8, 2017 / 1:23 pm

    I’ll keep these in mind. My hair always needs help. It’s pretty frizzy. I might have to try one of those hair masks.

  16. Alli Smith
    December 8, 2017 / 12:52 pm

    I need to try a hair mask. I’ve never done one before. I know my hair is damaged from coloring my hair all these years and the avocado mask sounds amazing.

  17. Candy Kage
    December 8, 2017 / 5:49 am

    Never tried the dry hair mask. Will have to check into them more. Eating correct and taking vitamins are very important for hair and skin.

  18. December 8, 2017 / 2:26 am

    I remember back in the day when I was under nourishing myself… My hair started to fall out about 6 – 8 months later! It was crazy!! I also remember when I started to refeed myself, and my hair started to get thicker. My hair has ALWAYS been thin but I remember that one time when I grabbed my hair and was like WHOA!!!

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