To help your hair grow it is important to know what can cause damage to the hair. Following are some causes of hair damage: hair follicles clogged with dirt, shampoo that is not appropriate for the hair type, a medical condition, a medication being taken. After ruling out any medications or a medical condition, check the content label of your shampoo. Most shampoos have Sodium Lauryl-Laureth Sulfates which can cause hair thinning. Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfates is a detergent not only used in engine degreasers, but also used in shampoos because it is inexpensive and lathers up well. This substance, however, can clog hair follicles and may leave extensive residue which will effect hair growth.

Natural shampoo is best for the hair, does not contain Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfates, and does not strip the hair of its natural oils. Notably, natural shampoos will not lather as well as traditional shampoos because they do not have this ingredient, but are better for cleaning the hair. Natural shampoo also does not contain mineral oil, petroleum, and cocamides also found in many shampoos, which can also clog hair follicles.

Washing hair every 5-7 days can also promote hair growth. It is important to not wash the hair everyday because it strips your hair of its natural oils that protect hair. When brushing hair start from the bottom and work your way up so that it is not too harsh on the hair and does not break the hair. Deep conditioning the hair occasionally will also help promote healthy hair growth.

Jojoba oil has been proven to promote healthy hair growth. Using Jojoba on the scalp will clean and unclog follicles to help maintain a healthy scalp. Few hair care products offer a Jojoba oil infused shampoo with natural herbs. For more information about Jojoba oil go to