Lin Chi Ling and Barbie Hsu’s Hair Secrets | Asian Hair And Beauty

The 2 beautiful Taiwanese celebrities Barbie Hsu and Lin Chi Ling are not only famous for their good complexions, but also for their silky shiny hair. Here, they are going to disclose their closely guarded secrets to having gorgeous asian hair like theirs.

Lin Chi Ling believes that beauty radiates from the head (and hair..)

Lin Chi Ling Asian Hair Style
Lin Chi Ling Asian Hair Style

Lin Chi Ling believes it is crucial to pamper your hair as much as your skin and it needs equal protection against the sun too. She had observed that most people tend to only remember their beauty regimes for skincare when they are outdoors during summer. Yet, they have neglected to ensure equal protection for their hair against the harmful sun rays, UV light and the adverse effects of sea water. Hence, she would always don a stylish hat every time she’s outdoors, and also apply moisturizer to her hair. In short, you have to adore your hair as much as your skin.

Be persistent in having a regular hair care regime

Lin Chi Ling Asian Hair Style
Lin Chi Ling Asian Hair Style

Lin Chi Ling has to dye her long hair or change her hairstyle frequently due to work, both of which are extremely harmful to the hair follicles.

She added: “I no longer dye my hair to a shade that is too light in contrast to my original hair colour. Because by doing so, the black pigment in my hair is bleached, and after the hairstyling my hair becomes lifeless; I would need to do proper hair care everyday for a week to restore some of the moisture lost from my hair. Therefore, I would advise ladies with long asian hair to dye to a shade that is within 6 to 7 degrees of your original hair pigment for a more natural and radiant hair colour.”

She also mentioned that she would adhere to a rigorous hair care regime regardless of how late or how weary she is.

Give your hair a deep cleansing

Lin Chi Ling Asian Hair Style
Lin Chi Ling Asian Hair Style

Lin Chi Ling shared: “A lot of people think that washing their hair every day will do damage to their hair, but I beg to differ. If I do not wash my hair for one day, I would feel extremely ill at ease. The first thing that I would do when I wake up is to drink a cup of plain water before washing my hair. I also use deep cleansing hair products to ‘spring clean’ my hair on a weekly basis too. Well, some question the necessity of deep cleaning the hair if one washes his/her hair religiously every day. Actually, many do not know that Fluorescer is present in the daily hair wash that we use. Although Fluorescer helps to keep our hair smooth and manageable, it will also form a residual layer on the surface of our hair. Over time, this causes damage to our hair follicles, hence the need for an all natural deep hair cleansing regime weekly to eradicate these toxic particles. Our asian hair can only absorb nutrients better when the follicles are able to breathe freely.”

Barbie Hsu’s secrets to her luscious hair: Keep your hair from things that they should avoid

Barbie Hsu Asian Hair Style
Barbie Hsu Asian Hair Style

Barbie revealed that she has high expectations for her hair and would keep her hair away from things that it should avoid. For instance, flicking her hair to the front before sitting down on a seat to ensure that it will not be mercilessly sandwiched between the seat and the back of her shoulders!

No ponytail—it is the root to severe hair loss on the hairline and front part of hair

Barbie Hsu Asian Hair Style
Barbie Hsu Asian Hair Style

Barbie do not really wear a ponytail even at home, as she believes it can cause hair loss on the front portion of hair. Wearing a hair band is another big no-no.

Distribute the weight of hair in a balance manner by letting it hang down on both sides equally

Barbie Hsu Asian Hair Style
Barbie Hsu Asian Hair Style

Whenever Barbie is at home, she will definitely let her hair down on both sides of her chest, making sure to separate them equally. By doing so, the weight of her asian hair is balanced and this will minimize the risk of hair loss from unequal weight distribution.

How To Grow Hair Faster | Asian Hair And Beauty

Many people are interested to know how to grow asian hair faster, especially if there’s an upcoming wedding, important function or first date to attend. They wished that there is a secret formula for their hair to go from short to long in the shortest time possible, so that they could turn up for the event with their beautiful hair on that day.

The truth is this.  Although some people’s hair can grow relatively fast, the average annual hair growth for most people is at most 14cm.  There is no way to make the hair grow beyond this length in a few months. If you would like to change your hairstyle from a short bob to a long ponytail, the only way is to attach asian hair extensions or to wear a wig.

On average, everyone has about 100,000 strands of hair. The average hair growth per month is approximately 1.125 cm. It is estimated to take 2 years for one to grow from a bald head to shoulder-length hair, taking considerations of long-term environmental damage, and constant exposure to combing, blowing, styling, perming and dyeing. Imagine how the condition of a silk fiber will be like if we keep doing these same actions to it for 2 years. As such, your hair will still ‘wear and tear’ to certain extend even with the best asian hair treatment. Nevertheless, it is possible to grow hair faster, albeit in a natural way and here are some tips for you.

How To Speed Up Hair Growth
The right vitamins and minerals play an important role for hair growth.  Lack of nutrients will result in thinning and delicate hair, and even baldness. Inactive thyroid activity can cause split ends and weak hair. In contrast, active thyroid activity will produce shiny supple hair. In general, your hair reflects the condition of your health.  If you are healthy and have abundant nutrition, you hair will show its shine and lustre. Consuming adequate amino acids or vitamin B can stimulate the hair growth.  Others such as vitamin B6, vitamin H, inositol, or folic acid also help to build healthy hair. Some minerals such as magnesium, sulfur, silica, and zinc are also beneficial for the maintenance of healthy hair. Beta carotene is also vital for healthy hair growth. This is because it converts into Vitamin A whenever the body requires and aids in bone development, healthy skin, healthy asian hair and nails. Beta carotene can be absorbed from the intake of green or yellow vegetables and fruits.

Importance Of Protein
Hair is made up of protein, so a protein deficiency due to excessive weight loss can result in weak and fragile hair or slower hair growth. If you consume a diet rich in protein, it will help speed up hair growth. Some nutrition experts recommend a daily nutritional intake to include yeast, wheat germ, lecithin, etc. to enhance hair growth, hair strength and beauty.  Other sources of protein intake includes consumption of fish, eggs, beans and yoghurt. Soy protein has been researched to be beneficial for hair growth. One study has found that soy protein not only helps to strengthen the hair, but also aids in its growth. Tofu is a good choice for soy protein.

Factors That Slow Down Hair Growth
Excessive stress and certain drugs can prevent or slow down hair growth, as some medicine has side effects like hair loss. If you are on medication, it is also best to consult a doctor whether it is safe to consume any new vitamins, minerals or herbal remedies at the same time, as you don’t want any adverse reactions that lead to hair loss. If you are living with stress, then it is helpful to learn to release it. You may try meditation or other relaxation methods to reduce stress. When you are stressed out, so will your hair be. Hence, your hair will grow better and faster without stress. Another tip towards healthy asian hair growth is sufficient rest and sleep. Research has found that having an adequate amount of sleep (recommended 7-9 hours) is necessary for hair growth.

Hair growth supplements
With a proper diet, exercise, reduction of stress, rest and plenty of sleep, you will help your hair to grow faster. Consuming hair supplements, vitamins and minerals will also help to grow hair faster. Most people will know that having an adequate intake of vitamins or minerals is beneficial for healthy hair and hair growth. As it is difficult for most people to take proper amount of vitamins and minerals from the food they eat, taking vitamin supplements  daily is a good way to ensure your hair and body will get the sufficient vitamins it need.

List of supplements
Consuming the following supplements in your diet can help grow hair to grow faster, increase its flexibility, strength and resistance, and help restore its shine. (As a reminder, please consult your doctor prior to taking any vitamin supplements.)
– Multi-vitamin B-50mg, containing vitamin B group (folic acid, vitamin H, inositol)
– Vitamin B-6 – 50mg.
– Vitamin C plus bioflavonoids  (1-2 grams per day)
– Vitamin E
– Carotene
– Nettle
– Linseed oil

Here are some general tips for hair growth from asian hair loss experts:

1. Quit or reduce smoking, caffeine, carbonated drinks as these will affect your health and slow down hair growth or even lead to hair loss.
2. Losing weight through a healthy and low fat diet and avoiding high sugar or fatty food.
3. Avoid unnecessary combing or styling and try to refrain from hair dye (probably 2 hair dyes a year if you must have).
4. Try to cut down washing hair with hot water, using hot hair dryer or any other electrical devices with heat.
5. Do a weekly scalp massage to stimulate hair growth.
6. Use hot oil hair treatment or hair mask every week to protect and nourish hair.
7. Trim off hair ends regularly to maintain healthy and faster hair growth.
8. Getting adequate rest and sleep also aids in healthy asian hair growth.