on Jul 11, 2011 @ 11:14 am|
So many girls dream of long luxurious Rapunzle like fairy-tale hair! Is there anyway you can get your locks to grow faster? I have washing your hair with eggs increases the speed it grows at, but I don't trust homemade beauty remedies! Does anyone have any other tips on how to get your mane more beautiful?
|Oh! on Jul 11, 2011 @ 05:13 pm|
Oh! I have the EXACT same question! Don't think egg is your answer though.
|IRON! on Jul 12, 2011 @ 03:44 pm|
Get your iron level checked. Low iron can cause poor hair and nail growth, besides the more serious effects on your body.
Washing in egg sounds silly! The hair grows from the root not the shaft. I highly doubt egg penetrates your scalp enough to help growth.
There are silica based health store products that claim hair growth but it never worked for me.
|P.s. on Jul 12, 2011 @ 03:48 pm|
Forgot to add I have almost waist length hair that I get a lot of compliments on. Since I was diagnosed anemic back in Feb and take supplements now.. my nails are longer (not much stronger though) and I actually have 'new' hair growth along my hairline! No thinning as ladies in my middle age bracket may expect.
|agree with guppy on Jul 12, 2011 @ 04:18 pm|
Hair thickness and length is best treated at the source, which is inside your body. A balanced diet, practicing good habits like getting enough sleep or reducing stress, and addressing any other health issues you may have will all have positive effects on your hair. Think of how you can tell if a dog healthy by the way his fur shines? Same kind of idea.
External remedies like hair treatments, getting regular trims, heat styling less often, using low-ammonia hair dyes, etc etc only affect the dead part of your hair. It's breakage of your weakened hair that makes it appear as though it's growing slower, so using these remedies will not speed up your growth - it makes your hair less brittle and therefore less prone to breakage.
Go ahead and try home remedies for your hair! I know of a lot of women who've had good success with increasing shine, elasticity, and volume. Just don't expect that it will affect how fast your hair grows at the root.
Ali de Bold
|Genetics on Jul 12, 2011 @ 05:34 pm|
Part of it is just luck of the draw - it's what your parents gave you. But, keeping hair healthy while growing it is essential. Go for regular trims. Don't avoid going for cuts because you are trying to grow it or it will look scraggly at the ends.
Another thing to consider is most people don't look good with hair that is longer than the middle of the back because it can make your head look big. Unless it's really healthy and shiny and/or you are tall, you probably don't want it butt length.
Focus on a healthy diet and making sure your hair is well taken care of by using moisturizing products and getting regular trims.
|vitamins.. on Jul 13, 2011 @ 10:07 am|
I read somewhere that vitamins B6 and B12 (in addition to iron) are really essential for hair, nail and skin. If you find your hairs falling out more than normal, get your doctor to check those levels and ensure you're OK in all 3. I've also read somewhere that our hair today is the result of our health 2months ago. So if 2 months ago your iron was very bad, for example, today your hair will be unhealthy. But keep your iron stores up and 2months from now you'll have shiny hair. In theory, I've never tried this myself.