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12 Natural Remedies that Boost Hair Growth

Rev up collagen production with vitamin C: Collagen surrounds the hair strands but as we age collagen breaks down, causing hair to be more vulnerable to breaking.  The best way to boost collagen is not through some expensive medical procedure, it’s by getting more vitamin C.  Foods high in vitamin C include: citrus fruits, strawberries and red peppers.  Supplementing with 250 mg daily can help boost collagen production which has the added bonus of reducing wrinkling.

Prevent breakage with vitamin E: Vitamin E is required to nourish damaged hair and to prevent breakage.  It aids the body’s ability to manufacture keratin within hair strands to reduce breakage.  Supplementing with 400 IU of vitamin E can be helpful to restore locks.

Eat foods rich in iron: Iron is also essential for hair growth and can be found in blackstrap molasses, green leafy vegetables, leeks, cashews, dried fruits, figs, and berries.  To help your body absorb iron, you’ll need enough vitamin C.

Give your hair a mineral boost: The minerals silica and zinc are also critical for hair growth.  Take 500 mg of silica two times daily and 30 mg of zinc once daily.

Boost scalp circulation with rosemary essential oil: Rosemary essential oil has been traditionally used to increase circulation to the scalp.  Add a few drops per dollop of shampoo or, better yet, add a few drops of rosemary to coconut oil and massage your scalp regularly.

 

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9:28PM PDT on Apr 15, 2014

Having gray hair is a common occurrence to almost everyone especially at the adulthood stage. Hair has a tendency to lose its natural colour with advancing age and turn grey, but premature greying is a morbid condition and it makes…

9:47PM PDT on Apr 11, 2014

YES, Kesh King Ayurvedic Hair Oil is purely based on safe & harmless ayurvedic theory and Specifically used for controlling hair fall & also used for deep nourishment of hair roots & scalp, Alopecia, Baldness, stops premature of hair, prevents from dandruff, sleeplessness & headache.

12:05AM PDT on Apr 11, 2014

Alopecia or Hair Loss hair starts falling out. This condition is called Alopecia in which the hair strands start to fall out a lot that commonly affects men, but it can affect women too. You should take great care of your hair to keep it healthy and not suffer Alopecia. Hence, once you know the natural ingredients required for hair growth, AYURVEDIC KESH KING A COMPLETE TREATMENT. The use of AYURVEDIC KESH KING OIL Stop White hairs but hair loss as well.

7:44AM PDT on Apr 7, 2014

thanks for sharing!

2:48AM PDT on Apr 2, 2014

Kesh King Ayurvedic Hair Oil, Shampoo & Capules is purely based on safe & harmless ayurvedic theory and Specifically used for deep nourishment of hair roots & scalp, checks loss of hair, stops premature of hair, Alopecia, Baldness, prevents from dandruff, sleeplessness & headache.

11:42PM PDT on Mar 31, 2014

Wash your hair with onion water. Get your tresses to be super sleek and shiny while supplementing them with nutrients by rinsing your hair with onion water. Cut up an onion and boil it in several cups of water. Allow the onion water to cool, strain out the onion, and pour it through your hair. Massage it into your scalp before rinsing the onion water out again.
Rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar. Among the multitude of uses for apple cider vinegar is increasing hair growth through frequent rinsings. After you finish shampooing your hair in the shower, rinse it out with apple cider vinegar. Follow with your regular conditioner and rinse with warm water.
Try a grapeseed oil massage. This lovely oil is often an ingredient in popular hair care products, and can be used on its own to increase hair growth. Pour some oil (room temperature or warm) onto your scalp and massage it in with your fingers. Allow it to set for up to an hour. Do this 2-3 nights a week for the best results.
Add a bit of palm oil to your strands. Rather than focusing on the scalp, adding palm oil to the length of your strands will increase its vitality and prevent it from breaking. Thoroughly coat the ends and middle sections of your hair with palm oil, and allow it to soak in for 10 minutes. Rinse it out with your regular washing routine as you normally would. Doing this 2 times a week for several months will keep your hair stronger over time.
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10:43PM PDT on Mar 23, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

9:35PM PDT on Mar 15, 2014

Thanks :)

9:25PM PDT on Mar 15, 2014

Thanks

4:42AM PST on Mar 6, 2014

Thank you for sharing

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