Unfortunately, not all shampoos and conditioners that are designed to help you grow your hair back will work 100% of the time. This is just the reality of the huge, mega-million dollar industry. Not all the claims that you might read on the bottle or see on the advertising will be accurate. However, there are other reasons why your shampoo is not growing your hair back as you might expect.
Apart from the various chemicals or natural ingredients that are in the bottle, there are also other reasons why it might not be working that are closer to home. Yes, I am saying that it might be your fault.
To use these products effectively, you need to think holistically, becoming aware of your overall health, not just concentrating on your hair. The next few tips will help you not just hang on the possibility that your expensive shampoo is working wonders – you need to think of the bigger picture.
Healthy Scalp = Healthy Hair
Imagine that your scalp is like a garden, or more specifically, the soil. To make the plants and flowers grow effectively, you will need to have good quality soil, free from bad chemicals and stuffed with the right nutrients.
Your scalp also needs to be clean and looked after to help any new hair grow. If your pores or hair follicles become blocked or damaged for any reason (possibly due to dirt or some sort of scalp infection) then no new hairs will grow through.
Make sure that you keep your scalp as clean as possible, which can be done with normal soap and a good cleaning routine. Also, examine your scalp for any signs of dryness or scabbing, which can indicate some sort of infection that will need to be treated.
Think Of Your Overall Health
If we take the garden analogy further, your flowers will not grow if you are pumping the soil with bad stuff all day long, or if your garden is next to a nasty chemical plant.
Think about your general health and try to live a good, clean lifestyle. The foods, nutrients, chemicals, vitamins and substances that you eat and drink will have a massive effect on how you look and feel – and that includes your hair too. When we get sick, it is often our hair that looks and feels bad straight away, which is a massive sign that shows that your hair can be affected by the foods you eat.
Make sure you are eating a well balanced diet and try to avoid fatty foods that might cause your hair to become greasy or lank. Drinking plenty of water is a good idea, but also think if you are getting enough fruits and vegetables. Foods that are rich in Vitamin B are great for keeping your hair healthy.
A healthy body = healthy hair.
Read The Instructions
Up until now, you may have been washing your hair on a schedule such as every other day, or possibly every morning. The shampoo for hair growth that you have bought will have certain requirements that you must follow to make sure it works properly.
After all, a garden will not produce a nice lawn and flowers if you water it with “super-flower-grow-formula” every day – you have to follow the instructions to make it work properly.
Many of the hair growth shampoos are designed to be used in the same way as your normal ones (especially those with only natural ingredients) but often, there are products that require you to wash your hair every day to get the benefits.
Don’t just assume that you know best and make up your own mind – you could be chucking the expensive shampoo straight down the drain, literally.
These are only 3 quick tips that you are most likely already aware of and have though of already. However, many comments on forums and websites where people have tried to get their hair to grow back using a special shampoo, show that people are not thinking of the bigger picture (tip 2) or doing what they are supposed to (tip 3).
Do you have any other tips that you would like to share with our readers? Perhaps there is a killer tip that I have forgotten to include?
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