Santa Claus - Secrets for Faster Beard Growth- Part 1
by Susen Mesco at Professional Santa Claus School Conference of Denver, CO
on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 9:21pm
on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 9:21pm
SECRETS to THIS BEFORE & AFTER BEARD SUCCESS STORY…
Over the past few weeks there have been many, many discussions, postings, phone calls and serious questions about Santa Claus beards, as Santa Claus thinks about preparing his beard for the upcoming holiday season.
One of the greatest blessings of my career in working with and training Professional Santas over the past 31 years, has been that I get talk to the most wonderful Santas every single day! Beards have been a source of major concern and discussion. There is so much to say that this will be a three part article. Be sure to check back for the additional information on bleachings, avoiding the yellow, proper use of purple bluing, better shampoos, food stains, stopping breakage, growing your beard faster & fuller and maintaining the best Santa Claus beard ever!
Blondes have the most hairs on their heads, then black/brown hair colors. Redheads have the least number of hair on their head. Blondes usually have finer/ thinner hair strands. Brown/black hair is usually the thickest hair strands, containing a medula. Thick hair is harder to bleach and tends to be more brittle and break more often.
A single strand of hair has 3 layers: The medula is the inner core of thick hair, covered by the cortex which hold the color, creates the texture and gives the hair strength. The outer layer, the cuticle, is thin & colorless, but provides protection for the hair. Bleaching your Santa beard can seriously compromise the structure of your hair.
Hair grows from the follicle, using the blood circulation to supply nutrients to the base of the follicle (dermal Papilla). Poor nutrition or digestion, lack of hydration and/or poor circulation can quickly lead to poor follicle performance, loss of hair, slow growth and production of weak hair that breaks easily.
Every healthy head has between 100,000 and 150,000 hairs on it. Each hair follicle “cycle” lasts 2-7 years. When the hair follicle goes into the ”resting phase,” your hair strand will fall out, giving the follicle time to rest. This is natural and healthy. Most people lose 50-100 hairs a day. 10% of our hair follicles are in the resting period while 90% remain actively growing hair. After the rest period, a new hair strand is generated. Average hair grows at the rate of approximately 1/2 inch per month.
Diet & a specific balance of absorb-able vitamins provide our system with the nutrients the hair follicles need to grow healthy, strong hair at the average or faster rate. Protein, (3 servings a day, portion size should be equal to the palm of your hand), iron, Vitamins C & E, silica (found in; skin from potatos and cucumbers, peppers (red and green), bean sprouts, brown rice, onions, cabbage, oats, asparagus, lettuce, strawberry, cauliflower), Omega Fatty Acids (fish, flax…), iodine (as found in kelp), calcium from dairy, minerals like copper and zinc, as well as drinking lots of pure, room temperature water are the critical ingested nutrients for hair growth.
Caffeine in coffee, teas, sodas will quickly dehydrate your system. Divide your body weight by two. This is the number of ounces of pure water that a healthy, normal body needs daily. If you work out, you need to add 16- 24 more ounces! Check with your doctor before making any serious changes to your current diet.
Krill Oil with Omega 3-6-9 Mega Marine is the best fatty acid you can take. I gave up giving my horses expensive hoof feed supplements ($80 per month) and switched over to Omega 3-6-9, for people. ($35 per month.) I get healthier horses with great shiny coats, long manes & tails and hoof growth that amazes my farrier. Omega Fatty Acids have multiple health benefits beyond great hair.
Cheap vitamins have a molecular structure that is too large to be absorb-able into your system or usable by your cells. You will want to use a more effective & efficient nano supplement. About 2 years ago, I started taking a special patented vitamin complex that is 100% absorb-able, and designed solely for follicle nutrition. Within 3 months, after taking 2 pills daily, my hair was growing almost 1 inch a month! My eyelashes were longer and nails were stronger. I was constantly clipping my toenails. (TMI, I know, sorry! But that’s how I KNOW the supplement really works!) My cost: less than $ 15 a month. It worked so well that many of my Santas are now using the supplement with great success.
The best meats and vegetables are organic, as they do not include the chemicals, they are not irradiated for years of shelf life, and are not GMO’s (genetically modified organism). Organic fruits & vegetables are labeled with stickers that start with “9″. They may cost a bit more but they still have ALL their nutrients in them. Why pay for food with no nutrients? You’ll just be paying medical bills with few pennies you saved!
If you are attending this year’s Professional Santa Claus School, you will automatically receive information on beard growth, health and maintenance products. OR Contact our Santa Claus School offices (303) 665-8280, for more info on the wholesale, exclusive supplements we make available to our Santas.
Stayed tuned as we cover how to wake up dormant follicles to start growing again, preparing your Santa beard for bleaching, secrets of successful beard bleaching, and year round maintenance for the best Santa beard ever!
Master Santa Claus Trainer Since 1983
Denver, Colorado USA