These Nutritional Deficiencies Hurt Your Natural Hair Growth

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If you notice excessive hair loss all over the scalp, it may be a sign of a nutrient deficiency.

Hair is a fast-growing tissue that grows one centimeter per month inside pockets called hair follicles. At the base of the follicle is the hair bulb, where cells divide and push their way up to form a single strand of hair. Under the hair bulb lies the dermal papilla, which is responsible for taking nourishment from the body’s blood to keep hair growing and healthy. Other things such as waste, hormones, and drugs are also carried to and from the dermal papilla, which can affect hair growth when there is a big or slight change in the body. This type of hair loss is called diffuse hair loss. It takes place when there is an imbalance within the body. This change in the body can be temporary and the body either corrects it or needs help correcting it.

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If you are struggling with hair growth, you have probably found yourself in an internet hole of information, reading about and discerning what reported solutions actually work. Recently, we have been hearing the natural herb ginkgo biloba being linked to hair. And while this herb has many proven health benefits, whether or not it aids in hair growth is greatly contested. Here are a few things you should know about ginkgo biloba before you try it!

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Does an Itchy Scalp Mean Your Hair is Growing?

We’ve all had an itch that takes a while to go way and our scalps are no different. After noticing your fingers constantly making their way to your head, your mother, an aunt, or grandmother may have commented, “Oh, that means your hair is growing!”

Well, it’s true that your hair was growing, but an itchy scalp is not a sign of hair growth. Itchiness can actually signify that your scalp is not at its healthiest, which can negatively impact hair growth. Whether it lasts days or weeks, the cause of an itchy scalp can usually be tracked down. You just have to put on your detective hat to figure it out.

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If You Want Your Edges Back, Stop Doing This



Any woman can experience thinning, breaking, or balding edges. It is not just women who are relaxed, wear weave, or are older. There are numerous reasons why your hairline can thin. Hair loss is not confined to men; women actually make up 40% of Americans suffering from hair loss, according to American Hair Loss. Thinning edges can be upsetting and embarrassing, and many of us are haunted by pictures of super models with bare edges. So it is no wonder so many women are desperate for answers.

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The Benefits of Turmeric for Natural Hair



Developed in India over 3,000 years ago, Ayurvedic medicine or Ayurveda for short, is one of the world's oldest holistic i.e. whole-body, healing systems. The foundation of Ayurveda is that health and wellness depend on the intricate balance between the spirit, mind, and body and its principal objective is to promote good health, not to fight disease. Ayurvedic medicine gives us a lot of great options for hair. Henna is perhaps the most well-known ayurvedic herb used in haircare but there are many others including amla, brahmin and turmeric — the benefits of which we will take a closer look
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Does Virgin Hair Fertilizer for Hair Growth Work?




Many curlies who are transitioning have concerns about how much their hair is growing or not growing. This growth is extremely important, as is evidenced by those who keep natural hair journals and do weekly length checks; but don’t stress about length. If you take care of your curls, they will grow! Curlies who have done a big chop may be even more impatient as they attempt to get used to wearing a short style. As a result, Virgin Hair Fertilizer has gained popularity among naturals who are in the midst of a transition or dealing with hair loss.

Keep in mind that the rate at which a person’s hair grows and its thickness are generally a result of genetics, assuming that the hair is healthy; so there are no guaranteed methods to stimulating hair growth. But that doesn’t mean that hair fertilizer may not have benefits for some curlies. Is it worth the money and does it actually work? If so, what should you know before trying this product?

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Natural Hair Growth Remedy: Black Seed Oil



What is Black Seed Oil?
According to Oil Health Benefits, Black Seed Oil has strong medicinal benefits when used as part of a regular regimen. This highly concentrated oil is made up of tiny black colored seeds that are commonly called "black cumin" but are scientifically called nigella sativa.

It is dissimilar from popular natural hair oils like coconut and olive oil because it is an essential oil. Natural lifestyle enthusiasts call this the "cure for everything except death."

When it is 100% pure, unrefined, and cold-pressed, black seed oil is sourced from Indian or Turkish seeds made up of powerful Nigellone, and Thymoquinone--two antihistamines.

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I wish my hair would stop growing...said no one, ever. Curly and wavy women especially can relate. Even when our hair grows at a normal rate, tight curl and wave patterns make it seem as if the length barely budges. Sigh.

But before you Google “hair growth supplements”, we need to have a chat. Slow-to-grow hair probably isn’t the reason you’re longing for Rapunzel-level length (or just a lob that makes it past your shoulders). As we age, hair can become thinner and even starting falling out, which often tricks us into thinking that our length is the problem. These nine supplements have been shown to promote thicker, stronger hair that looks fuller, healthier, and yes, longer.

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This is the Effect of Vitamin A Supplements for Your Hair

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Wouldn't it be great if all our curly problems could be solved with one pill?

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Use These Oils to Protect and Grow Your Fine Natural Hair

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I already know what you're thinking... should a woman with fine hair use oils? Everywhere you look in the hair care world, the answer seems to be, “not really.” Well, I’d like to disagree. Women with fine hair can use oils to improve their hair’s health. Before we dive into this topic, let's make sure that we get some key definitions out of the way. 

Seven Reasons Why Your Hair Isn't Growing

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When you’ve been stuck with the same hair length for a while, it’s easy to come to the conclusion that your hair has stopped growing, but unless you’re suffering from a medical condition, rest assured--your hair is still growing.

The average hair growth rate is about half an inch every month, meaning we get about six inches of new growth every year. The reason your hair may seem like it’s not growing is because curly hair is so fragile that, if not properly taken care of, it may break at almost the same rate that it grows, if not more.

Here are some reasons why your hair growth seems to have stagnated:

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Should You Take Biotin Supplements?

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by Mary Wolff

We all want beautiful, healthy hair. If there were a pill that promised to give you healthy, strong hair, pretty nails, and promoted hair growth, would you take it? Of course, you would! This is the premise of biotin supplements. They claim to offer all of these benefits and many curlies are jumping on board with it. However, there are a few things we should keep in mind about biotin supplements before you try it.

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Superfoods to Eat Today For Healthier Hair Tomorrow

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by Mary Wolff

Healthy hair starts on the inside. What you eat plays a big role in how your hair looks and feels. The foods you eat can either give you the nourishment you need to rock a beautiful head of curls or it can zap your strands of nutrients leaving hair dull, dry, and lifeless. So, what are the best superfoods for hair? Here are the top 5 hair superfoods you should add to your diet ASAP.

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Ways to Prevent Hair Loss

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by Mary Wolff

When it comes to the hair on our heads, the more the better. Thinning hair or the loss of strands altogether can have a big impact on how a person feels about themselves. Luckily there are lots of ways to prevent hair loss! Whether you feel like your hair might be thinning because of age or you just want to stop it before it even has a chance to happen, read on to learn some tips and suggestions to keep your hair right where it belongs.

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5 Tips for Growing Out Natural Hair

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by Mary Wolff

When it comes to long and lovely hair, length can be a challenge for some of us. Growing out your natural hair can feel like a slow journey with little to no results to show for it. Follow these tried and true 5 tips for growing out natural hair, and get the long strands of your dreams!

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Do Hair Vitamins Really Work?

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by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com

You've seen questions about them in the forums and pictures on the 'gram. Reality TV personalities, rappers, and models, pose with a bottle (or cup of tummy flattening tea) praise supplements that promise transformations of your hair from the inside out.

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5 Tips for Unbelievable Length

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by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com

#Hairgoals. We all want strong, healthy hair, but we also want to have incredible length. Shrinkage is an ego killer--but here are 5 ways to get the unbelievable length you've been dreaming of.

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5 Hair Habits to Leave in 2016

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by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com

5, 4, 3, 2, 1! It's a brand new year. If one of your new year's resolutions is to have longer, stronger, healthier hair, there are a few habits you need to leave behind.

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7 Easy DIY Recipes for Stronger & Healthier Natural Hair

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Many woman want longer, thicker, shinier hair. We always see women flaunting their bouncy tresses in shampoo and other product ads. However, we buy into the advertisement without stopping to think that maybe there’s more to their hair care that using the branded shampoo or conditioner. Let's face it...people have different types of hair. Some people have thick and coarse hair while others have soft and thin hair.

Even growing pollution has increased our worry about hair. We have forgotten nature and its many ingredients that help us to make our hair soft and shiny. No shampoo or conditioner can stand in front of natural ways of nourishing hair without any side effects. I personally believe that treating hair issues naturally helps to keep the hair healthy and shiny. In this article, I am going to share some natural ways to treat your hair. Let’s get to it...

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Grow Long Natural Hair using African Threaded Extensions!


Nadine of GirlsLoveYourCurls writes:

This video is a step by step tutorial on African threaded extensions. It is a fantastic way to retain length, because it protects your hair while locking in moisture. I've used this technique to grow my natural hair several times and love it, because it's quicker to put in and take down than regular braids. I have not seen this technique anywhere on YouTube, so I wanted to share it.

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