Hair Growth : What is Hair Made Of?

Understanding Hair Growth

We all want better growing, healthy looking hair, which is OK as nice hair usually means better looks, and who doesn’t want to look good? Though people want fast hair growth, few understand how it grows and what it is made of. In this article, I explain the mechanism of how hair grows, what it is made of, and how you can leverage the process for fast, natural hair growth.

Hair Growth

How Hair is Formed

Hair is formed from compacted dead cells called stem cell. In the skin under the scalp, there are formed millions of cells at the root of hair follicles. A hair follicle is defined as a hollow tubing in mammalian skin out of which hair is produced. The cells are then pushed upwards through the follicle until they reach the base of the scalp. When these cells die, they are compacted into keratin protein and are pushed further upwards, to form what we see as hair.

Foods For Fast Natural Hair Growth

Since hair is made of keratin protein, it is in order to consume foods rich in protein. A good diet to stimulate hair growth would be one of lean beef, nuts, fish, eggs, and milk. You could also maximise your protein intake by consuming protein-rich snacks throughout the day. What this does is it provides more material for cells to be made out of, which will lead to thick, silky, well-coloured hair.

Having built the material for fast hair growth, you might want to create an environment that stimulates hair production. This is done by way of a healthy scalp, one that is not flaky and dry.

How to Avoid a Flaky Scalp For Fast Hair Growth

A flaky scalp will obstruct hairs from freely pushing through the follicle, and will not hold the hair strands leading to hair loss. To avoid this, you should increase foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids like salmon, mackerel, tuna, soya beans, and walnuts. What you want is for your scalp to be supple and this is what the oils will do.

Avoid Clogged Hair Follicles

Your hair needs free passage through the follicles. Sometimes, these passages get blocked by debris from dead bacteria and remnants of chemicals from the many hair products we use. To unclog, you could use apple cider vinegar. It will flush out all debris from your hair, and even clean your scalp. Just massage your scalp with AVC diluted in water and let it stay for 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly as you further massage your scalp to get rid of the now softened debris.

Beautiful Hair is a Lifestyle

Having healthy, silky, rich-coloured hair does not lie in the use of quick products, but in the lifestyle you lead. Quick fixes will fade and probably leave you with more problems to fix. Go the lifestyle way- eat healthy, live healthy.