Is it just me, or are there more and more people with receding hairlines walking around – myself included? At the beginning of the year, I decided that my resolution would be improving my health and my overall appearance. Long gym hours at the start of every day have so far been a steady part of my schedule, but there’s still one issue left to care for. I need to work on improving the growth of hair on my head. I don’t expect to have hair like Elvis, but a little more hair would be nice. So, I’ve done research on the matter and would like to share some of my findings. Contrary to popular opinion, there are ways that men can regrow their hair without having to go through a painful transplant procedure.
Maintain a healthy diet.
Hair loss tends to take some of the happiest people by surprise, and most of the time we just don’t know what is going on or why it’s happening. The fact of the matter is hair loss happens when hair follicles cease to make a chemical called keratin. Keratin is what is responsible for boosting great hair growth. If you want your body to produce a healthy amount of keratin so that your hair can grow and regrow, then you have to maintain a healthy diet. Protein is a key ingredient in boosting healthy hair and skin. Protein gives your body the nutrients that will help produce more keratin and regrow hair naturally. Eggs, lentils, yogurt, chicken, tofu, beef, turkey and milk are just a few key protein foods that can start to show hair growth results.
Another thing that I’ve heard works well for aspiring hair growers is drinking lots of green tea. Green tea helps to lower the amount of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in your body, which is one of the main culprits behind male pattern baldness. Drinking green tea can actually change the situation a fair amount and help your hair follicles produce keratin again. Drinking even 24 ounces (3 cups) of green tea every day can result in an improvement in your hairline.
Aside from tea, water is another liquid that can help regain lost hair. Did you know that each hair shaft is made of 1 quarter water? Water helps your hair produce more keratin and grow healthier. However, when your hair doesn’t have enough water it becomes brittle and falls off on its own. Carrying a bottle of water and drink it on the go can help stop hair loss, especially if you spend a lot of time outdoors.
Take care of the skin and scalp.
People who spend a lot of time outside and want to protect their hair should avoid the direct rays of the midday sun. Keep outings, gardening hours, and time spent in the sun to the early morning hours, or when the sun is not directly overhead. You can also wear a sun hat or bandanna when spending time outdoors, and avoid using alcohol-based products in your hair that can make your hair get sun baked.
Massaging your head with essential oils like rosemary, olive oil, or coconut oil will also do wonders for circulating the blood and oxygen in your scalp and boosting natural hair growth. I’ve heard nothing but good about olive oil and coconut oil in particular, because both apparently help to flush out any dirt and oil from your hair follicles. When dirt and oil builds up, this prevents the growth of keratin. Using olive oil will clean out your follicles and make it possible for them to start the keratin creating process again. Once you massage the oil into your scalp, let it stay there for an hour so that it can effectively soak in.
Rinse, don’t wash.
If you’re like me and you love going to the gym, I would also suggest that you rinse your hair regularly. Too much sweat on your scalp can cause your hair to get brittle and damaged due to the salt and bacteria that builds up when you sweat. On the other hand, shampooing your hair daily isn’t a healthy solution. If you do that, your hair could end up falling out even more. Just rinsing it with plain water is fine.
If you’re really desperate for a quick treatment to stop hair loss, you can also try Regaine. Regaine for men contains the active ingredient Minoxidil, which works by increasing the supply of blood and nutrients to each of the hair follicles. This helps give you longer, thicker, and more visible hair.
About the author: John Smith is an avid writer who does his best to follow good health and lifestyle habits. He specializes in writing about healthy lifestyles and natural cures. He is currently in the process of growing back lost hair.