Hair Care Routine: 5 Habits For Long and Strong Hair

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Medically Reviewed By Dr. Aarti Nehra

From trying homemade remedies to trying different treatments in the salon, we do all we can in the pursuit of long and glossy locks. If you are somebody who does not know where to start, we’ve got you covered with this simple hair care routine for hair growth.

Let’s set out to discover the secrets to a flourishing mane, covering everything from the phases of hair growth to the function of vitamins and the efficacy of topical treatments.

Phases of Hair Development

Here are the different phases of hair development that affect the quality of your hair:

 

Phases What Happens In It?
  • Anagen Phase
During this active phase, which lasts for two to seven years on average, hair grows continually. The length differs from person to person, which adds to the variation in hair lengths.
  • Catagen Phase
This period of hair growth lasts for roughly ten days, during which the hair follicle contracts and separates from the bloodstream. The active phase of hair growth ends at this point.
  • Telogen Phase
Hair follicles go dormant for around three months during the telogen phase, sometimes referred to as the resting period, before shedding and growing new hair during the anagen phase.
  • Exogen Phase
This is the shedding phase and can last up to 2 to 5 months; new hair is growing while the old hair is falling off.

To support hair health throughout these phases you can focus on reducing stress, ensuring proper nutrition, and following a personalized hair care routine for growth of hair. You can also include some of the good habits in your routine as discussed in the next section.

Good Habits to Add to Your Hair Care Routine

Here are some of the good hair care practices that you should include in your hair care routine:

    •  Include Vitamins and Essential Nutrients in Your Diet: A balanced diet high in vitamins A,  D, B, C, and E, along with minerals like iron and zinc, is important to boost your general health and promote hair development. Such a diet nourishes hair follicles from the inside out.Vitamin A stimulates sebum production, which hydrates and moisturizes the scalp. Vitamin C promotes collagen synthesis, which is necessary to maintain the structure of hair, while vitamin B improves blood flow to the hair follicles. Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant, protecting hair from damage, while vitamin D aids in the development of new hair follicles.
    • Use Essential Oils and Carrier Oils: A lot of essential oils and carrier oils are used to nourish hair as home remedies. You can use lavender oil, peppermint oil, and rosemary oil to help improve blood flow to the hair follicles and stimulate hair growth.Now you can not apply essential oils directly because they are too potent and highly concentrated which can cause irritation. You need to dilute them with carrier oils that provide a nutritious base for essential oils, and they help carry the nutrients deep into the scalp. Common carrier oils include coconut, argan, and jojoba oils, which you can use to moisturize hair and stop breakage.
    • Try Topical Ointments: There are many topical treatment ointments that can be added to your best hair care routine as they are enhanced with elements that promote hair development. For example, you can look for products that contain minoxidil which is a popular over-the-counter component. It has been shown to lengthen the anagen phase and stimulate hair follicles.

Important Tip: Take advice from a dermatologist to select the ideal product for your unique  requirements.

  • Use Treatment with Protein: As the building blocks of hair, protein deficiency can cause weakening strands and sluggish development when consumed insufficiently. Including protein treatments in your regimen helps strengthen the hair shaft, minimizing breakage and enhancing the general condition of your hair. Think about utilizing conditioners or hair masks high in protein that contain keratin or hydrolyzed silk. With these treatments, the structure of your hair is strengthened, giving you strong, colorful hair.
  • Condition Your Hair: Applying a moisturizing conditioner should be an unskippable part of your hair care routine. Conditioner protects brittle hair from breakage and reduces frizziness for dry hair. So, unless you use a “2-in-1” shampoo, which cleans and conditions hair in one step, you must use a conditioner or a hair mask. By adding shine, using a conditioner can dramatically improve the appearance of damaged hair while giving it a natural bounce and gloss. It’s also said that conditioner shields the skin from damaging UV radiation. It is always advised, therefore, to apply conditioner to the tips of your hair rather than the roots. Therefore, using conditioner helps your hair grow longer and stronger.

 

Key Takeaways

 

Maintaining a proper hair routine care is important to support hair growth in each of its four phases. You need to nourish your hair from within while protecting it from environmental damage. To do so, you can consume a diet rich in vitamins A, D, B, C, and E, try treatments with protein and special hair care ointments, and condition your hair after each wash. Hope these proper hair care routine tips will help you!

 

 

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