Hello everyone! Today, I'd like to share an update on my hair growth journey and ten effective tips that have worked for me. I previously made a video about my journey, so please check it out if you haven't already, as there has been noticeable progress. Now, let's take a look at a before and after comparison from a couple of years ago. You can see the significant difference in the baby hair, which used to be sparse but is now much fuller. Amazing, right? So, without further ado, let's dive into the ten tips that have been instrumental in my progress. Let's get started!
I hate to introduce this because this is not natural, I always do all- natural face yoga thing and then this is kind of chemical, but it works rogaine. Yeah. Rogaine minoxidil ingredient I use this every day, twice a day Ideally, sometimes I forget, but I do it and it's grown so much hair and yeah. So I really, I think works on me. Not for everyone, but on my hair loss type it's working, You can either use liquid version or foam version. Foam version, I started using this even though I like this better because this has the ingredient to make my scalp itchy so I was itchy so I switched to this and it's, it's, uh, it's much better. It's like this, you just have section divide so that you get the scalp and then just add like this, like this, and then you just try to massage into the scalp. It will be wasted if you do on the hair. So you just wanna really divide and then find the scalp and then massage and then you do the other section like this and do the same thing.
2. Scalp massage
I've been practicing this for a while now scalp massage. Recently, my hairstylist Sayuri shared some valuable insights during my hair session with her yesterday. Take a look at how my hair turned out, by the way. What do you think? Anyway, she emphasized the importance of minimizing friction while massaging the scalp. Instead, gently hook your fingers onto the scalp and move them as if you were adjusting a wig. She even created a tutorial for it, so be sure to check it out if you haven't already. It's worth noting that one of the side effects of COVID is hair loss. If you're experiencing this, you may want to avoid certain chemical treatments. In such cases, I highly recommend trying natural scalp massage as an alternative.
3. Brush your hair regularly
It's important to brush your hair, especially before shampooing. I personally need to do it more often, but I've developed a habit of keeping my brush on my desk for easy access. Since last year, I've noticed the benefits of brushing. So, why do you think brushing hair is beneficial? Well, it's not just about the hair itself. Brushing also acts as a scalp massage, which is why it's incredibly beneficial.
4. Change hair section everyday
Varying your hair parting is essential. Today, it may be like this, but tomorrow you can try a different style. Change it up every day, or even every few hours if possible. By doing so, you prevent your hair from flattening in one area, especially when exposed to sunlight. It's important to protect your hair from sun damage by wearing a hat, but we all have busy days when grabbing a hat isn't feasible. In such situations, constant sun exposure can lead to significant damage. By changing your hair parting frequently, you distribute the exposure and prevent excessive damage to specific areas. Additionally, changing the parting can create the illusion of fuller hair as the strands stand up differently.
5. Stop doing tight ponytail
Avoid tight hairstyles like extremely tight ponytails on a regular basis. While it may be fine occasionally, continuously pulling your hair tightly can lead to hair loss, especially along the hairline. Embrace looser styles instead. If you must tie your hair tightly, try to keep it that way for the shortest duration possible, and remember that looser styles are generally better for your hair's health.
6. Low poo
Let's talk about "low poo." Initially, I want to explain what "no poo" means. In a video I made a while back, I discussed "no poo," which involves avoiding shampoo altogether and washing your hair with water only, accompanied by thorough massage to stimulate hair growth. However, when I tried it, my longer hair became excessively greasy, so I stopped. Instead, I practice "low poo," which means reducing the frequency of shampooing. I typically shampoo once a week or, at most, twice unless necessary. I don't vigorously massage my scalp unless I've had an intense workout or excessive sweating, although my recent hot yoga sessions may require some adjustments. Even when I do shampoo, I use a minimal amount, aiming to limit overall shampoo usage. That's what I refer to as "low poo."
7. Avoid hair coloring on the roots
When it comes to hair coloring, it's advisable to avoid starting with a full on color application from the beginning as it can potentially harm the scalp. Instead, a popular choice is to go for an ombre style. This involves maintaining your original dark hair color and adding subtle highlights or gradually transitioning to a lighter shade. Personally, ombre is my favorite hair coloring technique.
8. Avoid pulling white hair
It's important to refrain from cutting your white hair. As someone in their forties or beyond, like myself at 42, I've come to understand the consequences of pulling out white hair. It can damage the hair follicle, which contains multiple strands of hair. Pulling out one strand can harm the neighboring ones too. Instead, if you want to address white hair, be cautious and use small scissors to trim them carefully. It's difficult to determine if a hair is white or colored, so it's best to avoid cutting it unless necessary. Remember to be gentle and avoid unnecessary forehead wrinkles while handling your hair.
9. Protect head from direct sunlight
It's crucial to protect your head from sun damage. Apart from wearing gloves, a mask, and sunglasses, I always make sure to wear a head covering. Not only does it shield my face from the sun, but it also safeguards my scalp. I admit that before the pandemic, I neglected using a head covering, and I regret that. However, since the pandemic began, I've been diligently using it, along with glasses, masks, and gloves. Some might consider it excessive, but I prioritize the protection of my hair, scalp, and skin above all else.
10. Take multivitamins
The final point I want to emphasize is the significance of diet. Five months ago, I visited a dermatologist who strongly recommended incorporating multivitamins and other specific vitamins into my routine. Since then, I have been diligently taking these supplements, which I previously did not prioritize. I now recognize the importance of a well rounded diet and the role of supplements in supporting overall hair and skin health.
In conclusion, here are the key takeaways for maintaining healthy hair:
Firstly, Rogaine (minoxidil) can be effective in promoting hair growth, though it may not work for everyone. It's available in both liquid and foam versions, with foam being a preferred option for those with scalp sensitivity.
Scalp massage, done gently and without excessive friction, can stimulate hair growth naturally and is recommended as an alternative to chemical treatments.
Regular hair brushing not only helps with detangling but also acts as a scalp massage, benefiting both the hair and scalp health.
Changing your hair parting frequently prevents flattening and damage from sun exposure, while also creating the illusion of fuller hair.
Avoid tight hairstyles like tight ponytails to prevent hair loss, especially along the hairline. Opt for looser styles whenever possible.
Consider practicing "low poo" by reducing the frequency of shampooing and minimizing the use of shampoo. Thoroughly massage the scalp only when necessary, such as after intense workouts or excessive sweating.
When coloring your hair, it's advisable to avoid applying color directly to the roots. Instead, try ombre techniques or gradually transition to a lighter shade.
Avoid pulling out white hair, as it can damage the hair follicle and affect neighboring strands. Use small scissors to carefully trim white hairs if needed.
Protecting your head from direct sunlight is crucial to prevent sun damage. Wear a head covering in addition to gloves, a mask, and sunglasses for comprehensive protection.
Finally, prioritize a well-rounded diet and consider taking multivitamins and specific supplements recommended by a dermatologist to support overall hair and skin health. By following these tips, you can maintain healthier hair and scalp.