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Tigi girl, 21.
Dedicated to Andrew Kalapaca & Steve Tcherkezian

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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Hello everyone,
I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to the new year, 2006! I must also say t hat this blog has been around for a year now! (well a year and a month, it was started in early December of 2004) I must say a special thank you to all my readers, and those who inspired me to start this blog and continue it. I cannot believe that a year has gone by already, the new year will be full of new entries and some more interesting topics that I have been thinking about and saving for. Of course you are all more than welcome to e-mail me a question if you like my e-mail is at the bottom of every post, I welcome you to write me and I will do my best to answer any questions you may have.
Tonights post,
"Vitamins/Supplements - Do they really make your hair grow faster?"
There are people out there who for one reason or another want to make their hair grow faster, in the market place there are many supplements/vitamins/pills that claim to make the hair grow faster, but do the claims hold any truth?
In essence, based on the information that scientists have, there is NO evidence that ANY product, be it a vitamin, or a supplement that can make hair grow faster!
No vitamin/supplement/pill has been scientifically proven to make hair grow faster!
I hope that was clear.....I wouldn't want anyone to spend their money and have hope that any of these "gimmicks" actually work. Some people think that by taking some form of Vitamin B that their hair will grow faster, again it has not been scientifically proven. They actually state that Vitamin B does not affect the hair growth, this is based on a book I have been reading about hair that was written by an expert in hair's chemical and physical behaviour. There is no point in wasting any money on these vitamins they do not help the hair grow.
Here's something to growth is based on a cycle, the hair first needs to grow underneath the scalp (the bulb) and then it comes out of the scalp and then continues to grow for about 2 to 5 years and after that the hair is then shed. There is no getting around the cycle and so far no way of speeding up the process of the cycle.
There is also mention of scalp massages speeding up the cycle, which is not true either, it may increase the blood flow to the area, but it doesn't make it grow any faster. Massages do not stimulate hair growth!
However if you want to maintain beautiful hair, and ensure that the hair that grows comes out healthy and strong, then it is important to eat a balanced diet and keeping fit. Diet has been shown to affect hair growth, (if it's poor the hair that grows out may be weak and poor nutrition can slow the cycle!) so eat a healthy balanced meal! Here's something to help you understand a bit better, you see how if you are lacking calcium your nails will not be as strong and are susceptible to breakage? Hair is similar, if the diet is lacking something then the hair will be susceptible to breakage. Just as a note, it is still important to practice proper hair care rountines and maintaince.
Hair over time does age and becomes weathered, the longer it gets the older the hair is and the more prone to damage it is, so it is still very important to get regular trims/cuts and to practice proper hair care, such as using a heat protectant when styling/drying the hair with heat. Also don't overdo it with the chemicals either, too much bleaching also dries out the hair.
So there is no magic pill/vitamin/supplement that will make your hair grow faster, they are all gimmicks to get you to hand them your money. There is nothing that has been scientifically proven to speed up hair growth. The best thing you can do is eat a balanced diet, take care of your hair and with time your hair will grow. FYI - Hair grows about 1/2inch - 1inch per month, the actual amount varies by individual.
I hope that this has shed some light on the issue, and I want to wish you all a happy and safe New Years, - Please don't drink and drive! Wishing you all a happy and safe 2006

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