Horse Shampoo for Hair GrowthQ: I have short, thin hair that breaks easily, so it takes a long while for it to grow at least an inch. I've asked for solutions to this and people have said: Horse shampoo. Will this help my hair grow longer, thicker and faster? If not, what will?
A: These horse shampoos, designed to clean, thicken and condition the mane and tail of horses, will do much the same for human hair, since the two are similar in construction. However, you should be aware that these products work by swelling the hair shaft, leaving it feeling rougher and more straw-like, and may not be good for those with very fine hair. Fine hair could be damaged by the swelling action.
If you want to have healthier hair, the key is to condition it and strengthen it. You need to be using a shampoo and conditioner that is moisture-rich and high in protein. You should also take a look at your diet, and other intake. Because your hair is made up mostly of keratinized protein, your diet should reflect that need. A balanced diet, high in proteins will help to grow healthy hair. You also should make sure you are getting the recommended daily allowances of vitamins and minerals, especially Vitamins A, C, D, and E.
You may also want to look at any medications you are taking. Some medicines can affect the way the hair grows. So, if you are on medication, talk to your doctor about potential hair-related side effects.
Nutrition and hair care can optimize the hair's growth, but don't expect miracles. The average person's hair grows at a rate of 1/2 inch per month. If you keep your hair and scalp clean and conditioned, eat right and treat your hair gently during grooming and styling, you should soon be able to see some progress in your hair's growth.
Just don't fall for claims from products and supplements that say they give "faster hair growth". These products don't work, even though they may not be harmful, and would simply be a waste of your money.
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