Hair Care

Study: Plucking Strands Might Generate Hair Growth?

[ad_1] Okay, so maybe you may not want to try pulling out your hair to see if new strands will grow. But according to a recent study done on a single mouse, published in the medical journal Cell, plucking out hair in certain areas of the scalp might just might spur regrowth of hair on balding heads a University of ...

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Take the Greenhouse Effect Challenge

[ad_1] In general, the greenhouse effect is created using water, oils and butters as the go-to moisturizers to lavish on your hair.First, lightly mist your hair with water. Some folks might like to use rosewater or distilled water instead of regular tap water. Or you can skip this step and work on dry hair. Next, pour one of your favorite ...

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Growing Season – Real Health

[ad_1] Click here to read a digital edition of this article. First, the science: The body has a hair growth cycle. Hair on the head grows on average one-half inch each month, growing faster or slower depending on your age, genetics and hormonal state. Oh, and let’s not forget factors you can  control, such as your nutrition and how well ...

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Beyond Baby Tresses – Real Health

[ad_1] Eat enough protein. Some good sources of this nutrient include eggs, nuts, red meat and tofu. Massage your scalp. New York City dermatologist Rita Linkner, MD, suggests a combination of coconut, jojoba, vitamin E, and sweet almond oils. Wash tresses less frequently to maintain natural oils. Use mild shampoos and moisturizing conditioners, especially if you have dry hair. Develop ...

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Baby Hair – Real Health

[ad_1] During her pregnancy, Irene, a 36-year-old clinical psychologist based in Colorado, says she noticed her hair become luxuriously shiny and thick. But some other moms-to-be say the exact opposite. Many report that during pregnancy, they watched in dismay as their once luscious tresses shed copiously for no apparent reason. What gives? According to dermatologists, a woman’s hair can undergo ...

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Co-Washing Hair Basics – Real Health

[ad_1] Choose a lightweight conditioner. These products have a consistency like lotion and are great for newbies who want to start off slowly when using conditioner to wash their hair and don’t want to weigh down their tresses with thick products. Wet your hair. Water helps you smooth conditioner onto the hair evenly so strands get coated from root to ...

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Researchers Find a Gene Responsible for Gray Hair

[ad_1] Suppose instead of having to dye your silvery strands, you could pop a pill to restore hair color? Well, science may have come one step closer to this possibility with new understanding about a gene called IRF4, known for playing a role in the color of hair, and now also linked to turning tresses gray, according to findings published ...

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The Recommended Daily Allowance – Real Health

[ad_1] Most dermatologists agree that healthy hair (and skin) starts from within. If you eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables and healthy fats, your hair should be strong and lustrous. But let’s face it, busy lifestyles make it hard to meet the proper nutritional requirements. Plus, unhealthy habits, such as smoking or crash diets, stress, trauma from ...

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Tress-Essential Elements – Real Health

[ad_1] 1. Vitamin A/Beta-Carotene Vitamin A helps keep scalp and hair cells healthy and produces sebum (an oil) in the scalp. A sebum deficiency can cause dandruff, and excess vitamin A (through supplements) can cause hair loss. Find vitamin A in: oysters, yogurt and salmon. Also, the body synthesizes beta-carotene, which is found in sweet potatoes, mangoes, cantaloupe, apricots, carrots, ...

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