Four tips to make your hair grow faster and thicker
How to make your hair grow faster and thicker
Are you suffering from thinning hair? Have you had a disease or condition that contributed to all of your hair falling out? Or have you gone through the type of chemo that made you start shedding hair?
Finally, the day comes when you notice that your hair is starting to come back in. At first, you rejoice until you see that it is growing in way too slowly to suit you.
In my case, I lost all my hair due to having four sessions of the type of chemotherapy known as the Red Devil. (Please note that it has that name as it typically causes your urine to be either red or orange in color depending on how hydrated you are. If you drink very little, your urine usually is bright red in color. If you drink a lot, your urine will probably be some shade of orange. Since I am a drink guzzler rather than a drink sipper, my urine never did turn red.)
I felt very impatient to have my hair grow in fast so that I no longer had to wear a hat, scarf, or wig. I used all of these tips in conjunction with each other. I now have a very thick head of hair.
Here are four useful tips that can help your hair to grow in faster and thicker. For best results, try all four tips at once.
Before and After Picture Prior to Total Hair Loss
Tip #1: Naturelle Nutri-Ox Shampoo Kit
Tip #1: Nutri-Ox Shampoo Kit
At beauty supply stores, such as Sally's Beauty Supply, you can purchase one of two shampoo kits made by Nutri-Ox. They have one kit that is most appropriate for color-treated hair. The other kit is most appropriate for hair that is your natural color.
The kit contains three bottles:
Bottle number 1: Naturelle Nutri-Ox System for Thinning and Fine Hair Shampoo
Bottle number 2: Naturelle Nutri-Ox System for Thinning and Fine Hair Conditioner
Bottle number 3: Nutri-Ox Treatment for Noticeably Thin Normal Hair
The description on the shampoo bottle states: "Fortified with Nutri-Essentials to gently and thoroughly cleanse hair and scalp for optimal residue and build-up removal. Exfoliates scalp to help unclog follicles and enhance the absorption of nutrient-rich botanicals and vitamins. Hair will appear healthier, fuller and thicker."
The description on the conditioner bottle states: "Fortified with Nutri-Essentials to balance moisture levels. Will not weigh down fine hair. Leaves hair looking and feeling fuller and stronger with healthy luster."
As for me, since I was going from completely bald to getting new hair growth, I bought the set for hair that is your natural color. Chemotherapy can do very strange things to hair growth. It can change your hair texture and hair density. You might have had straight hair all your life only to develop what is known as the chemo curl. Or it can grow back in with strange colors. One woman had black hair on the back and white hair on top. One woman totally turned into a red-head. My hair grew back in salt and pepper colored - more salt than pepper. I was certainly not ready to go gray, so I fully intended to color my hair. When I questioned whether I was going to need to buy the new kit for color-treated hair, they said I could continue using the other kit. I just needed to be aware that it might bleed some of the new color from my hair a little faster.
The kit said that typically you will see results in only thirty days. That seemed to be the case with me. It lasted me more than two months. Now that my hair has successfully grown in thick, I don't feel the need to buy a second kit.
Tip #2: Biotin
Tip #2: Biotin
I learned about this tip from my hairdresser. Take a daily vitamin called Biotin. It will help your hair grow in faster and thicker.
The bottle states: Super Potency Biotin 5000 mcg. Skin/Hair/Nail Support. A serving size is to take one Biotin capsule daily. On the back, the following description is given: "Biotin helps promote the health of skin, hair and nails by nourishing cells throughout the body, especially in hair follicles, nail beds and the outer layers of skin. Biotin is a water-soluble B Vitamin that assists protein and fat metabolism for energy use."
You can purchase this at any place they sell vitamins. I purchase mine at Wal-Mart as they usually sell them for a very economical price. I am currently on my second bottle. I intend to keep on taking Biotin for the rest of my life.
Tip #3: Rosemary Oil
Tip #3: Rosemary Oil
I learned about this at a Health Specialty store called Health Barn in Greeneville, TN.
Rubbing Rosemary Oil into your scalp on a regular basis can help promote faster and thicker hair growth. It has a lovely smell as well.
I've been using this for a couple of months. Now that my hair has grown in quite thick, I only use it periodically. Originally, I used it almost every day.
Tip #4: Vitamin B12
Tip #4: Vitamin B12
I learned about this from my hair dresser as well.
Taking Vitamin B12 on a regular basis can help promote hair re-growth. Daily, I take Vitamin B that contains Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6, and B12. It also contains Folate, Biotin, Pantothenic Acid, and Calcium.
The back of the bottle gives this description: "B vitamins are interdependent upon each other to achieve a wide variety of matabolic functions by physical stress."
Disclaimer: Please note that should you always check with your physician to make certain that any of these tips will not interfere with any medication you may be currently taking.