NHS nurse and natural health expert Cherry Francis has revealed simple hacks and miracle ingredients to help combat slow hair growth.
Why has my hair growth slowed/stopped?
Hair growth can slow or stop due to age, genetics, hormonal changes or stress. Your hair may have stopped growing in one particular spot, or you may have noticed that it’s growing slowly on one side of your head. To accelerate hair growth, Cherry suggests incorporating more seeds and superfoods into your diet.
“Seeds and superfoods can provide you with several nutrients linked to the promotion of hair growth - vitamin E, zinc and selenium to name a few. In order to maximise the amount of vitamins, nutrients and amino acids you consume you should mix several together and make them a regular part of both your diet and your hair care plan”.
Cherry suggests some of her favourite seeds and superfoods to boost hair growth:Watermelon Seeds
One of the more recent discoveries for combating hair loss and an ingredient that Cherry predicts to become mainstream in the hair care industry. Watermelon seeds have powerful antioxidant properties, and watermelon seed oil can be massaged into the scalp to moisturise and nourish the hair, promoting new growth.Sea Buckthorn
Sea buckthorn oil contains 190 nutrients and phytonutrients for both the skin and hair. Vitamin A, C, and E as well as Omega 3, 6, 7, and 9 present in sea buckthorn oil enhances circulation in the scalp and improves natural hair growth and maintenance.Papaya
Papaya contains vitamins A, B, and C, as well as proteolytic enzymes such as papain and chymopapain - and also has antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties. Cherry suggests making a hair conditioning mask with half a papaya and a cup of coconut oil to stimulate growth and prevent dandruff.Seje-ungurahua
This oil from the Amazon comes from a plant called the Seje Palm, and has been used for centuries by women in South America to improve the strength and health of their hair, skin, and nails. Seje has a high concentration of unsaturated fatty acids - primarily oleic acid which makes a perfect moisturising oil for dry hair. It also has a natural infusion of active antioxidants, antibacterials, and microcirculatory properties which work together to balance and restore the scalp.
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