The Ingredients You Need To Longer Healthier Hair
What you should look out for next time you go down the grocery aisles
If you’ve ever envied the flowing locks of Jasmine, Ariel or Pocahontas, you are not alone. There’s something kind of extra about having hair that goes past your shoulders like there’s no end in sight. And while there is still plenty to do with a shorter ‘do, there just seems to be so many more options available to girls with longer hair.
The issues with long hair can easily be apparent though. Split ends, dryness and brittleness are a real concern, but these can be avoided if you know what you’re looking for.
Hair growth shampoos generally include a lot of natural oils, but you should keep your eye out especially for coconut oil and rosemary oil. These two have proven themselves helpful in experiments that yielded better results in people that used them over those that didn’t. Coconut oil in particular reduces protein loss in both damage and undamaged hair. The result is a moisturized scalp that prevents hair loss and breakage.
What most people don’t know is that protein makes up almost 90 percent of hair. Naturally, amino acids (aka the building blocks of protein) are an absolute necessity when you’re trying to grow out your hair. However, it has been found that consuming protein via a nutritious diet is great as well.
Vitamin Pro B
Vitamins are great in general, but Vitamin Pro B is the star when it comes to ideal hair growth. Biotin deficiency is a common cause of hair loss since the body depends on it to stabilize amino acids, so you definitely want to do everything you can to counter this. Orally taking vitamins helps, too.
Pyrithione Zinc & Ketoconazole
Multiple studies have indicated that using shampoos that contain pyrithione zinc encourages hair growth, which is why you’ll often find it on the ingredient list of shampoo bottles. On the other hand, antifungal ingredient ketoconazole reduces scalp inflammation so that hair density and thickness is improved.
When you find the shampoo that has these ingredients, don’t forget to do your part, too. Massage your scalp to stimulate blood flow—this will help the absorption of nutrients found in the product.