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Grow the Macho Look
(How to Make Your Facial Hair Grow Faster & Prevent its Premature Graying)
“A man without a moustache is like cannon without fire.” – English Proverb
Although thick facial hair has diminished to be the symbol of masculinity and power as it once was, it is still something that a lot of men wish they could have. Unfortunately, you will need a lot of patience to get a proper looking mustache or beard and in some cases no matter how patient you are you still get nothing. Genetics and testosterone are the deciding factors. If you’re stuck with facial hair that is thinning or refusing to grow, you can become quite miserable each morning while looking in the mirror. The good news is that here are some ways that can help you out. Keep reading.
Moustache is facial hair grown on the upper lip. It may or may not be accompanied by a beard, a facial hair style grown and cropped to cover most of the lower half of the male face.
What influences the speed of facial hair growth?
Everyman wants to be able to grow a thick beard or mustache from the age they realize they should be able to. When it comes to thick facial hair, there are a few major factors influencing how much you’ll have.
- Hormones. If your hormones are improperly balanced, there’s a good chance you’ll have trouble growing hair.
- Genetics. If your dad’s facial hair was thick and fast-growing, yours should be too. Likewise, if he couldn’t grow any, you may struggle with it.
- Lifestyle Choices. If you’re not getting balanced nutrition or enough sleep, you may find all your hair is thinning, particularly that on your face.
- Medications. Sometimes medicines can influence your facial hair growth.
- Nationality. It is important to remember there are nations of people who don’t grow thick facial hair.
- Injuries. If you’ve had a neck or head injury, you may have trouble growing facial hair.
How to promote faster facial hair growth?
There are some vitamins which can help your body’s hair production engine, and foods you can eat that have those vitamins.
Vitamin A: This vitamin stimulates the production of sebum, which keeps your hair follicles and skin hydrated – important for healthy-looking hair. You can find it in eggs, meat, cheese, liver, carrots, pumpkin, broccoli, and dark green leafy vegetables.
Vitamin C: Not only is it good for boosting your immune system, it keeps your hair and skin healthy too. Citrus is the standby for natural vitamin C, and you can also find foods such as green peppers, dark green vegetables, potatoes, and tomatoes rich in vitamin C.
Vitamin E: This has long been recognized as key for healthy skin, and can increase blood flow – leading to an optimal environment for hair growth. Foods rich in vitamin E include oils, leafy vegetables, nuts, and beans, and most people get plenty of vitamin E when eating a normal diet. Topical applications can also be beneficial.
Vitamin B3: This also helps boost circulation, which may have a positive effect on hair growth. Reports find that B3 is even more effective when taken with biotin. You can find vitamin B3 in beef, chicken, fish, and wheat germ.
Vitamin B5: Also known as pantothenic acid, B5 not only helps the body use fats and proteins, necessary for healthy hair, it also has been reported to help reduce stress; and stress can definitely inhibit hair growth. It occurs naturally in brewer’s yeast, broccoli, avocado, egg yolks, organ meats, duck, milk, lobster, whole-grain breads, and more.
Folic acid: This vitamin can help promote thicker hair, and is necessary for the growth and repair of hair. It can be found in whole-grain breads and cereals, leafy green vegetables, peas, and nuts.
More Hairy Tips…
Keep Your Face Clean
Hair is grown out of follicles and follicles can get blocked with dirt and grime. If you want to make sure you have nice facial hair, start with making sure to scrub your face twice a day and any time it gets dirty with sweat and oil.
Massage Your Face
Face massage stimulates the follicles on your face. To help get thicker facial hair, try massaging your face for ten to fifteen minutes twice a day.
You could generously apply some eucalyptus oil over the chin, sides and the area above the upper lip at night. Eucalyptus oil has certain properties that induce hair growth and rectifies any nutritional deficiencies that may cause reduced facial hair growth.
Manage Your Stress
One of the noted side-effects of stress is hair loss. If your goal is to grow hair, you want to avoid stressful situations, as well as either eating the right foods, or taking vitamin supplements that help your body combat stress. Try yoga, or meditation. Listen to relaxing music. Play sports, work out, or do anything that you prefer for relaxation.
Sticking to a regular shaving schedule will help to stimulate follicles to continue producing new growth.
Smoking can lower your immunity which will also decrease your hair growth.
Amla Oil & Mustard Leaves
Mix one-quarter cup natural Amla oil and three tablespoons mustard leaves in a blender and blend until the mixture forms a smooth paste. Apply the mixture to your face in the bathtub or shower and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse your face with cool water before washing with a gentle cleanser. You can store unused portions of this mixture in the refrigerator for two to three days.
Lime Juice & Cinnamon Powder
Mix two tablespoons freshly-squeezed or all-natural lime juice and one teaspoon cinnamon powder in a small mixing bowl or measuring cup. Thoroughly blend the mixture with a spoon before applying a thin layer to the face. Leave the mixture on for 25 to 30 minutes before rinsing the skin with cool water and washing with a gentle cleanser to remove the sugar from the lime juice. Pat the skin dry with a clean towel and apply your regular moisturizer to keep the skin from drying out. You can repeat this treatment two times daily as long as no irritation occurs.
If you have tried all the home remedies you can find, but still notice no improvement, it’s time to consider medical advice. There may be something else causing that situation – a doctor is your best bet for finding this out.
White Hair on Face OR Premature Graying of Hair
Genetics plays a very important role in premature graying of hair and hence the possibilities of treating grey hair successfully are not very bright. Researchers and medical scientists have yet to devise a satisfactory solution for reversing grey hair. At best, grey hair can be covered with the help of dyes and color treatment, but it is impossible to achieve complete reversal or rejuvenate the pigment producing cells in the hair follicles. Most men prefer the alternative of progressive hair colorants as it helps the hair to look more natural rather than the effect brought out with chemical dyes.
Some medical conditions that are likely to lead to the early graying of hair include thyroid imbalances, daily stress and tension, poor diet, deficiency of essential vitamins and minerals, excessive smoking etc. All these factors account for the graying of hair other than genetics.
A common cause of premature grey hair in youth and children is due to the deficiency of vitamin B12. You can consult with your dermatologist who will recommend a simple blood test to diagnose vitamin deficiencies in the body and prescribe adequate medication for the same.
You could try covering the grey hair with the help of hair dyes depending upon the durability and the preference of the product. The different types of hair products used to cover grey hair include temporary hair color, semi-permanent hair color, permanent hair color, etc. It will be useful if you can obtain information about the allergies that may be brought about, with the use of any of these products, before you try them.
Take a handful of dried gooseberries. Grind these with fresh lemon juice and massage well into the hair and roots. Leave it on for an hour and wash it off with a mild shampoo. This is a well known folk remedy for preventing further graying of hair as it provides nourishment to the hair roots. You can also prepare oil made from Indian gooseberries as an effective hair tonic. To prepare the oil, take fresh coconut oil, preferably cold pressed organic coconut oil and place it on low heat. Add to this a few pieces of dried Indian gooseberries and let the mixture boil. Cool it and use it as a hair application.
The juice extracted from fresh coconuts or also known as coconut milk is an excellent form of hair nourishment. Coconut milk must be massaged well into the hair and the roots and left to stand for at least a couple of hours. Wash the hair with shampoo and water. If practiced daily for a period of three months will yield fruitful results.
Having said all these, letting your hair go gray is also an option that we should consider. Proudly showing off your gray lines could be a bold way to embrace and proudly show off your attitude.