Hey Man, Wanna Grow Your Hair? Here's What You Need to Know

For all those guys out there who are fans of having long hair, you will want to take a look at these five tips for healthy long hair for men. A man with long hair is a trend that never seems to go out of style. With styles like the shag of the '70s, the volume of the '80s, and grunge hair of the '90s. It's a style that always seems in demand. The good news is that if long hair is a look you are going for there are some tips that can help you achieve the look even faster. The following are just some of the tips you will find on the list. For the full list, you will want to look at the site.

1. First, for long hair, you want to take a daily multivitamin to cover your bases and make sure you're not deficient in any minerals. Then there are some foods you want to avoid to make sure you won't do any damage. Food to avoid include high amounts of fatty fish, this is because of the potential of high mercury, too much vitamin A and a diet high in processed sugar can raise your insulin level. Too much sugar can create the male hormone androgen, which damages and decreases the size of your hair follicles, which leads to weaker hair. Crash dieting is something that should also be avoided. There are also many foods that will help your hair be healthier. Spinach which has a variety of helpful vitamins and minerals, sweet potatoes which have beta-carotene and chicken which is a lean and clean protein. And you'll also need some biotin, which is a prime hair health diy idea supplement, because it helps your hair to receive the proteins it needs. There are plenty of biotin-friendly options to include eggs, nuts, whole grains and legumes.

2. You don't want to dry the hair out. While many people but the emphasis on washing the hair, it's the drying out of your long hair that could do the most damage. This can be due to the heat, the proximity and the duration of blow drying which can be less than ideal for your hair. Blow drying can cause bubbling under the cuticles of the scalp which can lead to brittle breakage and split ends. Most men do the hard towel dry, but that technique can be even worse, the unnecessary roughness can cause more dryness and weakening of the strands.

3. You might wonder whether or not to wash your hair too often. It's long been considered a good idea to wash your hair often. A once-a-day wash can actually be known to strip away natural scalp oils, which can cause the scalp to overproduce oils or to dry out. So a better the idea is to wash the hair every couple of days. However, if you normally sweat a lot or have oily hair not washing your hair often enough could have worse effects, with the buildup the will clog your pores and creating dandruff, along with not looking so great. So, it all depends on what type of hair you have and your lifestyle. Either way, you will want to find the right shampoo for your hair type, with specific shampoos that are designed for almost any kind of hair and scalp and even gentler options if you do have to wash more often. It's also a good idea to keep the shower cool. These DIY ideas for long hair can be found on the CBC site. On the site, you will find food ideas, trends, DIY ideas, wellness, home and more. **


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