Tag: Blueberry

Can blueberry help with hair loss? Can it limit that loss, can it stop baldness and can it speed up the hair growth process? These are questions that we aim to answer in this section of the Hair Growth Pills website. All of the articles below relate to blueberry and the effects (if any) that is has on baldness, hair loss and/or hair growth.

This is one of the more unusual ingredients that we have come across here on Hair Growth Pills. We haven’t mentioned it a great number of times, and because this is a tag page, it means you won’t find great number of articles on it below. But we have covered it before. It is something that crops up in the occasional shampoo or medication, and something that may be able to help with everything from skin problems to hair loss and more. Just browse the articles below to learn more.

How to Make your Eyelashes Grow

How to Make your Eyelashes Grow

How to Make your Eyelashes Grow

Want to know how to make your eyelashes grow? It’s rare for your eyelashes to have any issues with hair loss like your hair does. But if you’re female then there’s a good chance you want big eyelashes to complete your beauty regime. There’s a multi-million dollar industry built on making your eyelashes look longer. There are mascaras that add a sticky, black substance; there are fake eyelashes.

But you don’t need to use these products as there are natural, cheap ways that you can grow your eyelashes. You don’t need chemicals, you don’t need to spend a fortune and you can still see some results. They might not be as instant as the results you would see from mascara or fake eyelashes, but it’s a look that is much more natural, and that’s where the best beauty lies.

How to Make your Eyelashes Grow: The Basics

Before we list some supplements and substances that can show you how to make your eyelashes grow, there are a few basics that need to be considered. All of these can help you just as much as some of the ones listed below and they can also serve as great preparations.

One of the things that often gets overlooked is simple grooming. The reason mascara works so well isn’t necessarily all down to the substance that coats your eyelashes, but rather it’s the brush itself. Your eyelashes have a way of sticking together and they can also clump with bits of dead skin and other detritus. All of this makes your eyelashes look shorter than they actually are.

To remedy this, you just need to take a clean mascara brush which you run through your eyelashes a few times everyday. In fact, as you will discover, these brushes come in handy for more than just mascara and you should look to have a few of them on hand so you can use the substances below, while also keeping one clean for regular pruning. If you do this then not only will your eyelashes look longer immediately, but you’ll also help to clear the way so they can grow more.

You also want to clean then to get the same benefits. Just wet a cloth and dab it over your eyelashes. Do it gently and do it before you use the dry mascara brush.

How to Make your Eyelashes Grow: The Vitamins

How to Make your Eyelashes Grow

The next step is to make sure that you get a steady supply of essential vitamins and minerals, as well as plenty of protein and amino acids. These are the building blocks of the cells in your body, whereas vitamins like Biotin and Niacin are used in the hair growing process. So, the more you have, the easier that process will be.

What’s more, a lack of certain vitamins can cause hair loss and hair damage and that applies as much to your head as it does to your eyelashes.

How to Make your Eyelashes Grow: The Oils

One of the best substances out there for growing eyelashes is castor oil. We have discussed this oil a lot here on Hair Growth Pills. It can help with all kinds of hair growth and it can also condition your skin. Castor oil works because it helps to kill bacteria that sits on you skin and inhibits hair growth.

That’s not all. Castor oil also contains Vitamin E, which is great for your skin and can also nourish your hair follicles. By applying castor oil to your eyelashes you are helping to rid those follicles of bacteria, while also supporting hair growth and keeping your skin in the best condition possible.

The same can be said for olive oil, coconut oil and even argan oil. They all work in a similar way, protecting your skin, supporting your follicles and ensuring that your hair grows long and strong.

These oils should be mixed with something else before you apply them. The best way to use these oils is to mix them with aloe vera gel. You want a consistency that is sticky, much like mascara. That’s because you need to apply them like you would apply mascara. Just create your concoction, dip your brush in and then apply. You will need to leave this concoction in your eyelashes overnight, before washing it out in the morning.

That’s way it’s important not to use directly, as the oil would drip otherwise and you don’t want this in your eyes. You can also just use a smaller amount, leave it in for a short time and then wash it out. But this is not going to have the same effect. Also, the aloe vera gel can soothe your skin and negate any irritation caused by the oils.

How to Make your Eyelashes Grow: More

Tips to Make your Eyelashes Grow

It’s not just oils that you can use to create homemade concoctions. We have discussed some remedies that you can use in our DIY Eyelash Growth article. But there are many more ingredients that you can benefit from, either on their own or when combined with something else. In all cases you need to add them to a mascara brush and then leave in over night.

  • Lemon Peel: You can combine lemon peel with olive oil or argan oil. You can also use castor oil, but we find that olive oil works best with lemon peel, while castor oil is better suited for use with aloe vera gel. Just add the peel of a lemon to a jar, cover it with olive oil and then leave it to sit. The oil will become infused with the lemon peel, leeching all of that vitamin C.
  • Fruit Extracts: Fruits are packed with vitamins and minerals and they can work wonders for your skin and your hair. That’s why you will find extracts of blueberry and other berries in many hair growth products; it’s why lemon peel works so well. You will need fruit extracts as opposed to actual fruits. The concentrated form means you’re getting a bigger hit of vitamins and minerals.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: If thousands of nutritionists are to be believed this substance can cure everything and can help with everything. We’re not quite sure about that, but it certainly has its uses.
Hair Growth Products: The Best and the Worst Products for Hair Growth

Hair Growth Products: The Best and the Worst Products for Hair Growth

Products for Hair Growth

There are a number of effective hair growth products on the market, products that work for all forms of hair loss and products that are effective for both men and women. Some of these hair growth products are safer than others, some come loaded with side effects and some are more hyperbole than hair growth.

In this hair growth products guide we will help you to separate the effective products from the useless ones, focusing on the very best hair growth pills, hair loss treatments and more on the market.

The Best Hair Growth Products

Rather than pointing out the best products on the market, we’re going to focus on a few key ingredients. These are all supposed to be applied topically (although some will also be beneficial if consumed orally) and you can find them either in pure formulations or mixed in with other ingredients.

Your goal as a consumer is to find products that use these ingredients and don’t use too many other harmful chemical alongside them. These are effective and well known, for the most part. But there is tendency to water them down, to mix them with hair growth products that are mostly useless or even harmful. So, pay attention, focus on pure products or even ones that contain all or most of the ingredients listed below.

Oils

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Argan oil is one of the best oils on the market right now and one that is finding its way into countless beauty and health products. It can also be eaten. Speaking of which, olive oil is just as beneficial. It may not be as trendy as argan oil, but it serves many of similar benefits. It’s loaded with nourishing, healthy fats that can strengthen your hair from the root to he tip. It also contains vitamins like Vitamin E which is good for both the skin and the hair.

Other oils to look out for include omega 3 and omega 6. Castor oil is also a very potent oil for hair loss and one that we have discussed many times already on this website. Fish oil, flax oil and other nourishing oils should also be considered, although it takes a brave person to smother their scalp in fish oil.

Topical Vitamins

Many vitamins just won’t work when applied directly to your head, no matter what the shampoo labels and commercials want you to believe. There are ones that have been proven to be effective when applied direct though. These include Vitamin E, as mentioned above. It also includes B Vitamins like Biotin and Niacin.

Biotin in particular is essential in the formulation of new and strong hair follicles. It is used by the body when producing hair and without it very little keratin would be produced and very little hair would grow. It’s very difficult to get too much Biotin, so you can consume it through your food, through a supplement and through a topical solution. It’s still important not to overdo it though, but for the most part it is safe in high doses, which is why Biotin supplements contain such a high concentration.

FDA Approved Medication

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If you’re a man then you can use Finasteride, which also goes by the brand name Propecia. This works by stopping the production of DHT. This chemical is known to enlarge the prostate and it can also trigger hair loss. In those sensitive to DHT the hair loss can be particularly bad, which is why this is one of the main causes of hair loss in men.

This medication works for the majority of men that use it. It has side effects, but these are mostly harmless. However, it has not been approved for use in women because some of the more serious side effect include the potential to cause birth defects in pregnant women.

If you are a woman then Minoxidil is a good alternative, and one that has been approved by the FDA for both sexes. There are specific formulations of Woman’s Minoxidil and Men’s Minoxidil, and you can also find this substance used in formulations like Keranique Hair Regrowth Treatment.

Extracts

Saw Palmetto works in much the same way as Finasteride and, like Finasteride, it is also a very effective hair loss treatment for men. It reduces DHT, it stops hair loss at the source and it can also help to make the hair stronger. What’s more, this is a natural extract taken from the berries of a plant that grows in the wild. It has been used for its curative properties for many years and is seen as an essential medication in older men who are suffering from prostate problems and do not want to use, or can not use, Finasteride. Aloe vera is also an effective extract, one that is soothing and moisturizing and one that may be ale to work wonders on your hair as well.

There are other extracts as well, although few of them have been proven to be as effective. For instance, the product Viviscal uses something known as Nettle Extract. This is an effective product, so it could be an effective extract, but even if that was the case then it is likely only effective when consumed. The same may apply to things like Blueberry Extract, which are also used in similar formulations.

Balms and More

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Coconut oil is another top product that is safe, natural, easy to acquire and may be able to help. This is actually the meat of the coconut as opposed to an oil, but it can be made into an oily, waxy substance that is easy to massage into the scalp and the hair. You can also make your own balms, either by combining ingredients mentioned above or by using things like lemon peel. If you leave this to sit in an oily substance then the Vitamin C and the starchy goodness of the peel will leech into the oil and create an effective hair growth balm.

The Worst Hair Growth Products

There are hair growth products that just don’t work, at least in our opinion. There are many reasons for this and as a consumer it’s up to you to determine if any of them apply to the product in question.

One of the first things you should focus on is the marketing claims made on the label. Many poorer quality products will make big claims about certain ingredients, even though they only contain them in very small quantities. One of the biggest claims being made right now is for “argan oil shampoo”. There are many top products out there that contain this oil in abundance, and some of there are 100% pure argan oil. But there are also many that contain an infinitesimal amount and yet make bold claims on the label and in the promotional materials. They know as well as you do that a product containing such a small amount of argan oil is not effective, so if they are claiming otherwise then they’re just after your money and should be avoided.

We would also advise caution against products that contain caffeine. This seems to be one of the “in” things right now and there are many bold claims being made about it. But the truth is, there is no proof regarding the effectiveness (or otherwise) of caffeine when used in a shampoo. In our experience, products like Alpecin can help to condition your hair, but we have yet to receive any proof that it actually helps to grow your hair or to limit hair loss.

11 Foods That Make Your Lashes Grow Faster

11 Foods That Make Your Lashes Grow Faster

Foods for Growing Eyelashes

A lot of women (and men!) long for bat-worthy eyelashes. Some are lucky enough to have been genetically blessed in the eyelash department, but for those of us who aren’t as lucky, it’s a good thing there hasn’t been a shortage of products that have consistently helped us with our eyelash needs.

Sometimes though it can get pretty tedious (and costly) having to put on serums, mascaras, what have you, day in and day out – which makes the case for making your eyelashes grow faster the natural way instead.

To help you save both time and money, we have come up with a list of food items that can make your eyelashes grow faster.

Salmon

By now you’ve probably heard of the countless health benefits that salmon provides.

Salmon is a good source of nutrients and this includes omega 3 fatty acids which promote hair growth. Not only that, salmon is also rich in protein and fish oil, both of which are known to help in keeping hair healthy.

It’s a good thing that not only is salmon super tasty; it can also help you in achieving the eyelashes of your dreams.

Greek Yoghurt

Dieters and health enthusiasts tend to reach out to Greek yogurt, and this is not without good cause. They provide a lot of health benefits and this includes healthy hair growth.

Greek yogurt is rich in protein which is important for both your scalp and hair. It is also a good source of vitamin B5 – a nutrient that is most often added for hair care products. Not only that, it is also full of vitamin D, another important nutrient for longer and healthier hair, and this includes your eyelashes.

Oysters

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Whether you have a taste for oysters or not, it cannot be denied that they provide a lot of bodily benefits including eyelash growth.

Oysters are rich in zinc which is important for the growth of your hair. A deficiency in this can actually lead to hair loss or could be the reason that your eyelashes and hair are short or thin. Moreover, oysters are rich in iron that also prevent hair loss and B12 that keeps your hair healthy.

Milk

Got milk? Good.

Milk is rich in folic acid that prevents hair loss and helps in making them grow longer. Aside from that, folic acid also makes your hair darker in color because of melanin production. So not only does milk help your eyelashes grow out, it also helps your eyelashes achieve a nicer shade.

Eggs

Egg for Hair Growth Eyelashes

It is a good thing eggs are easy to incorporate into any meal whether it be breakfast, lunch, snack, or dinner.

Eggs are rich in the B vitamin biotin which is essential for both hair growth and a healthy scalp. Aside from that, they are also rich in high-quality protein which as we’ve mentioned earlier is also good for your hair and scalp.

Eat both the egg white and yolk every day or every other day to achieve longer more beautiful eyelashes.

Blueberries

Blueberies for Hair Growth Eyelashes

Not only are blueberries tasty, they are also actually good for the hair. Blueberries are rich in antioxidants and vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin E, and vitamin B complex, all of which are helpful in growing hair including eyelashes faster.

Blueberries also improve oxygenation and circulation of blood in the body particular in the scalp also resulting in better and faster hair growth.

Lentils

Lentils are a good source of folic acid. Folic acid is important in restoring the health of red blood cells which in turn supply the scalp with much-needed oxygen. Aside from this it is also essential for faster hair growth.

If you want to grow your eyelashes faster, start incorporating lentils into your daily meals.

Beans

All beans, whether it be black beans, kidney beans, soybeans, chickpeas, pinto beans, what have you, are rich in iron and protein. Both are important nutrients that help your hair including your eyelashes grow longer faster.

Spinach

We all know the health benefits of spinach but probably not of its effects on hair.

Spinach is a good source of nutrients and antioxidants containing a good amount of vitamins B, C, and E, potassium, iron, omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, and magnesium, which all help in healthier and faster hair growth including your eyelashes.

Nuts

Nuts for Hair Growth Eyelashes

Peanuts, almonds, walnuts, cashews, what have you, they all contain nutrients that will help your eyelashes grow faster.

Walnuts, cashews, and butternuts, among others, are rich in omega 3 fatty acids which as we’ve mentioned promotes hair growth.

Nuts are also an excellent source of l-arganine which is an amino acid that is actually used to treat baldness as well. L-arganine provides strong vibrant blood flow especially to the scalp which helps in hair growth.

Aside from these, nuts are also rich in other nutrients such as protein, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals, all still important for faster hair growth.

Avocados

Avocados for Hair Growth Eyelashes

A delicious and healthy fruit, avocado can also help you grow out your eyelashes faster.

Avocado is rich in the B vitamin biotin which as we’ve mentioned earlier is essential for both hair growth and a healthy scalp. Avocado is also rich in vitamin E which helps repair scalp damage which slows down or prevents hair growth.

Take it as a shake, add it to your salad, use it as a side dish, or just eat them as it is, whatever you choose it will surely help you grow out your eyelashes faster.

The food items we’ve mentioned are just a few in the long list that can help your eyelashes grow longer faster. Start incorporating them into your daily meals instead of just relying on makeup products or serums to achieve bat worthy eyelashes.

Not only will you be upping your beauty game, you’ll also be making your body happy by feeding it the nutrients that it needs!