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Dear Dish-It: Help For Long, Damaged Hair

Dear Dish-It,

I’m a guy, and I’m growing my hair long for the first time. But I’ve noticed that it sometimes falls out when I wash it. Are there any pills I can take or shampoos I can use to strengthen my hair, stop it from breaking and hopefully make it grow faster? I’ve always wanted long hair, but what a process!

Hopeful Hairy

Dear Hopeful Hairy,

It’s completely normal to lose a few hairs in the shower. In fact, it’s said that the average person loses about 50-100 strands of hair every day. Now that it's longer, it's just becoming more noticable. With long hair, of course, comes maintanence, and there are some great ways to keep your new long locks looking strong and healthy.

The Hair Don’t’s

We do not suggest that you take any pills or supplements that aren’t recommended and approved by your family doctor, especially not things like protein supplements. Too much testosterone in the body can cause your hair to become thinner, which is the exact opposite effect you’re going for! Also, try to avoid wearing hats when you’re doing regular activities that might cause you to sweat, like summer sports. The hat will decrease the amount of air circulation getting to your scalp and clog your pores, eventually slowing or even stopping your hair growth.

The Hair Do’s

A great way to stimulate hair growth is by switching to a peppermint shampoo. Not only does it smell minty fresh, but that scent will increase the blood circulation to your scalp, awaken the tissue and make your hair grow faster. It will also give your hair a little silk and shine! Also, nutrition is very important. Make sure to eat foods that contain Vitamin B Complex (dairy products, green leafy vegetables, legumes, nuts, etc) and Omega 3 Fatty Acids (flax seeds, walnuts, salmon, etc). These nutrients are a surefire way to keep your hair looking strong, long and healthy!

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