How to Stimulate Hair Growth After Traction Alopecia

Trac­tion alope­cia is a con­di­tion caused by dam­age to the hair fol­li­cles, which

Scalp massages stimulate hair growth

Scalp mas­sages stim­u­late hair growth

results in patches of hair loss. To recover from this con­di­tion, it is not enough to sim­ply stim­u­late hair growth. You also have to repair the dam­age to the hair fol­li­cles, oth­er­wise any hair that does man­age to grow back will not grow strong and healthy. This means eat­ing a healthy diet so the body is strong enough to repair the dam­age, and mak­ing sure the nutri­ents you ingest are able to reach the parts that need them.

Stim­u­lat­ing the Scalp

If the body is going to repair itself it needs an ade­quate sup­ply of nutri­ents and pro­teins to the affected area, and this means good blood flow. When hair fol­li­cles become dor­mant, they use less nutri­ents than when they are active. This results in less blood flow being needed, and the scalp responds accordingly.

You can help to boost the blood flow to the hair fol­li­cles by stim­u­lat­ing the scalp and encour­ag­ing activ­ity back into the cap­il­lar­ies in the affected areas. Brush­ing your hair two or three times a day with a nat­ural fibre, wide brush helps to do this; although it is best to avoid pulling on the hair fol­li­cles too much through vig­or­ous brush­ing, as this may sim­ply end up with you pulling more weak­ened hairs out.

Sim­i­larly, reg­u­lar mas­sag­ing of the scalp helps to stim­u­late hair growth in a sim­i­lar fash­ion. Mas­sag­ing reawak­ens the scalp and encour­ages blood flow through that area of the skin; which brings much-needed nutri­ents to the area. Try mas­sag­ing the scalp once a day. You don’t need some­one else to do this for you, so don’t worry if you’re shy. It can be done sim­ply by gen­tly knead­ing the parts of the scalp where you want to encour­age hair growth to start again. For step by step mas­sage tech­niques, down­load our free ebook from the side bar.

Dietary Sup­ple­ments

The body needs a healthy diet if it is to work at max­i­mum effi­ciency, and it needs plenty of pro­tein if is is going to repair itself. Pro­tein is used in growth and repair. Pro­tein forms into ker­atin in the hair fol­li­cles, and ker­atin means strong, healthy hair.

You will also need to make sure you are get­ting enough iron, mag­ne­sium, sele­nium and zinc. These are essen­tial chem­i­cals for hair growth and they pro­duce strong, healthy hair. To ensure you get enough of each chem­i­cal, eat plenty of dairy, eggs, red meat (if you don’t eat meat, soya con­tains the same essen­tial nutri­ents) and spinach.

You may also want to con­sider tak­ing a dietary sup­ple­ment spe­cially for­mu­lated Hair formula 37 hair vitamins for healthy hair growth. These sup­ple­ments con­tain biotin, which is proven to extend the length of time hair fol­li­cles remain in the grow­ing stage. This will help your hair to grow back quicker. Again, our free ebook has sug­ges­tions you may find helpful.

Get a Good Night’s Rest

Growth hor­mone is only pro­duced when you are asleep. If you have ever noticed that when you’re ill, you sleep more, the pro­duc­tion and use of growth hor­mone is the rea­son. Your body uses growth hor­mone to repair itself so when you are ill, you sleep more. The same thing is true of rekin­dling healthy hair growth.

So when try­ing to over­come trac­tion alope­cia and stim­u­late hair growth again, it is impor­tant to get a good night’s rest. Make sure you get to bed at a decent time, so you are refreshed in the morn­ing. It will do your body a lot of good, and it will speed up the recov­ery process at the same time.

How Long Will It Take?

Nobody can say for cer­tain how long a par­tic­u­lar per­son will take to recover from trac­tion alope­cia. While stim­u­lat­ing hair growth will cer­tainly speed up the process (as the Eclipta Alba study proved), an overnight cure is not pos­si­ble at this point.

Instead we have to look at the nat­ural repair cycle as a guide, and work from there. When left to repair itself, the body can take between two months and sev­eral years to fully recover from the dam­age caused by trac­tion alope­cia. The exact recov­ery time all depends on the amount of hair fol­li­cles that have been ren­dered dor­mant, and also on how quickly the sufferer’s body usu­ally repairs dam­age to the skin.

Every­body is dif­fer­ent, so your per­sonal recov­ery time will never be the same as some­one else’s even if their cir­cum­stances seem iden­ti­cal to your own. It is impor­tant to remem­ber that patience is the watch­word when it comes to trac­tion alope­cia. So for best results, take the dietary sup­ple­ments and use the tech­niques dis­cussed above for stim­u­lat­ing healthy hair growth and you’ll get the best results you can, as quickly as possible.

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