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Curly girls & guys everywhere want to know the answers to the following question:

 

What can I do to help my hair grow?

 

Karen Marie Shelton answers the question in her of Ask Karen column on HairBoutique.com. She recommends the following hair growing tips:

  1. Eliminate or cut back on smoking, caffeine and carbonated sodas which weaken the body and block maximum hair growing potential.
  2. Eat a healthy diet.  Avoid foods that are high in sugar or fat.
  3. Treat your hair like a piece of fine old lace.  Treat it carefully avoiding any unnecessary brushing, combing or handling.
  4. Avoid use of hot water, hot blow dryers or other hair care tools that may stress the hair.
  5. Have a weekly scalp massage to provide stimulation to the hair follicles.
  6. Do a series of ongoing hot oil treatments to protect the hair’s shaft.
  7. Have regular trims to eliminate split ends and allow the hair to look and feel healthier.
  8. Get plenty of rest and sleep to allow your body to grow hair.

 

While eating the proper foods that contain all the necessary vitamins and minerals will help, it is a lot more difficult to guarantee that you will get all the vitamins and minerals you need from the foods you eat. In addition to making lifestyle changes, taking the following supplements every day can boost hair growth for many people:

  • Vitamin B-complex – 50 mg. of the major B-vitamins (including folate, biotin and inositol)
  • Vitamin B-6 – 50 mg. of vitamin B-6
  • Vitamin C with bioflavonoids – one to two grams daily
  • Vitamin E – 400 to 800 IU daily
  • Beta-Carotene – 10,000 to 15,000 IU of beta-carotene daily
  • One recommended daily dose of magnesium, sulfur, zinc
  • Silica (horsetail) – 300 mg. daily
  • Nettle – 250 mg. three times daily
  • Flaxseed oil –  one tbsp daily or one tablet
  • Beta-Carotene – 10,000 to 15,000 IU of beta-carotene daily

 

In addition to the vitamins above, prenatal pills works wonders – yes, I said prenatal pills!

I practice ALL of the 8 tips and often try my best to take as many of the recommended vitamins. You will truly see a difference. 

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