I noticed recently that my hair has grown in much MUCH thicker than it used to be. I haven't had hair this thick and healthy since I was a kid. I had a friend tell me it's probably because I've finally let it grow after being cut so frequently (meaning the grow back from a pixie cut). It also has appeared to have grown in much quicker too. But I know there are other factors that may have contributed to this...
#1: Drink Rooibos tea!
I've fallen in love with red tea (Rooibos or Red Bush tea). I was first introduced to this darling of a tea on a trip to England where my husband's uncle only drinks the rooibos. One day he offered me a cup of tea and I've been hooked ever since. Red tea comes in a variety of flavours (green, earl grey), I've purchased these from David's Tea. Red tea is also very rich in calcium, potassium and other minerals, and is a good source of antioxidants. I looked that tidbit up on the google. So basically besides being good for your health, it's also good for your hair so drink up!!
#2 Drink lots of water
I've been drinking 2-3 litres of water a day. I'm really doing that for two reasons: weight loss and hydration for my inner pipes. I usually don't get even two glasses of water in a day so to ensure I drink at least 2 litres, I've kept aside a 2 litre fruit juice bottle, filled with water and set aside on my desk so while I work I sip. When I'm home I have a mason jar on the counter and I make sure to drink at least two full jars of water (that will make up the third litre). Yes I pee a lot but my skin is like wow! My nails are growing healthier too but I keep em short so that don't matter. But my hair is growing like a chia pet! ha!
#3 Take a regular multivitamin along with the vitamin B 100 complex. (don't over take the biotin and pregnancy vitamins because its still too much biotin).
I've heard lots of folks talk about the biotin vitamin. Ya I tried that 2000mcg of biotin once for a week and my scalp itched like ants under my skin. Turns out that's an allergic reaction! My body was compensating for the over dose of one vitamin when the others were at regular amounts. I turned to taking either the Centrum Women's daily vitamin (has 45mcg of biotin) and is a great source of vitamins and minerals for women's health. I had also used at one time the One A Day Carb Smart vitamins, they had I think 50 or 75mcg of biotin, I can't remember but basically I take a multivitamin for women's health on a daily basis. I also take the vitamin B 100 complex. Yes, the potent vitamin B because what your body doesn't need, you pee out. There is also biotin in the vitamin B. once in a while I take iron tablets but that's on doctors orders. So a regular daily multivitamin and vitamin b 100 complex.
#4 Wash hair often enough and massage scalp.
I do take care of my hair by washing it frequently. I don't let hair products build up in my hair, nor do I wear tight hair styles. I honestly don't know how folks can go more than a week without washing their hair. Even just cowashing (how does that remove the build up of product?). Find a good shampoo and stick to the one brand. I also give myself a scalp massage twice a day! Sounds strange but just do this and it's habit forming, honestly, when I comb my hair in the morning, first I massage my scalp with my fingertips to get the blood circulating. Before heading to bed, same thing. If I get a chance throughout the day to massage my scalp then I do, it also keeps headaches and tension at bay.
#5 Eat more protein
Eating better... well I'm still working on that one but I do eat more protein than ever but that's more to help my arm heal than aiding my hair growth but hey it's like two birds with one stone right!
I'm tempted to cut my hair again but another part of me wants to just leave it and see how long it will grow....but handling it with an arm injury that has considerably weakened my arms is just taxing.