You are not alone if you are wondering how to stimulate hair growth. The average person loses about 70 to 100 strands of hair every day. However, this is typically not noticeable, since they fall out over the course of the day.
Every human hair goes through a growth cycle that allows the hair follicles to grow hair, rest, and then the hair falls out. With the fall of an old hair, the growth of a new one comes in and the process starts over again.
If you think you may be experiencing hair loss or want to grow your hair quicker, there are many different ways to help stimulate hair growth.
Natural Remedies To Help Stimulate Hair Growth
Massage your scalp with essential oils. Try this recipe: One tablespoon of almond oil, three to four drops of rosemary essential oil and peppermint essential oil. Mix them together and rub it into your scalp to stimulate hair growth.
You can also try to rub your scalp every morning with a mix of three ounces of cayenne pepper and 1/5 of vodka. Just rub a small amount of mixture into your scalp once every morning and to help stimulate your hair follicles and increase blood circulation.
Take a vitamin B supplement. The B vitamin biotin is especially important for hair growth and is an ingredient in many natural hair health supplements.
Brush your hair every morning with a naturally bristled brush, for example with boar bristles, since brushing can stimulate your follicles.
Use castor oil, which is rich in Omega-9 fatty acids and vitamin E that facilitate healthy hair growth. It is very thick and sticky, so you can help increase its efficacy by mixing one ounce of castor oil with four drops of rosemary essential oil and massaging it into your scalp. Rinse out after 30 to 45 minutes.
Eggs are a great source of protein, which your hair needs. Whisk two egg yolks together with two tablespoons of olive oil. Apply it to your scalp and massage it in, then leave on for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse it off with cold water and then shampoo.
Use lemon juice. When applied to the scalp, lemon juice stimulates circulation and prevents hair loss. You can mix it with oil and rub it into your scalp for half an hour before washing it out.
Lifestyle Changes to Consider Making
In order to really stimulate hair growth and get a healthy scalp, it’s important to have good overall health and might need to make some changes from the inside.
Increase good stomach acids. It may sound difficult or weird, but with the right kinds of foods you can increase the right kinds of stomach acids to promote healthier hair growth. That is because the acids in your gut are responsible for your nutrient assimilation.
Consume collagen or gelatin. Gelatin contains a mix of amino acids that promote growth of hair, nails and healthy skin. You can find unflavored gelatin base in your local food stores; typically in the baking aisle. Mix with soups, smoothies or tea for an extra boost of gelatin to help stimulate hair growth.
Balance out your hormones. Cortisol, estrogen, and thyroid hormones all need balancing. Estrogen dominance is a common hormone imbalance in women. It can sometimes be caused by toxins like pesticides and BPA that act like estrogen in the body, resulting in an imbalance. Elevated levels of estrogen often contribute to hair loss for both men and women.
Cortisol can spike due to stresses on the body. It needs to be regulated in order for us to function daily and for hair growth to happen.
Thyroid hormones can typically be regulated with a healthy metabolism. Both work together to promote healthy hair growth.
Trying some of these tips can help stimulate healthier hair growth. Try them all, or just a few, and use a combination of what works for you. There are great hair health supplements on the market that only use natural ingredients and could be another good option. Whatever treatment you choose, you will likely have healthier looking hair with time and consistency.