10 Ways to Make Your Hair Grow Faster
Your hair doesn’t grow the way it used to (you may be getting older), and you want to increase your rate of hair growth for a fuller, beautiful head of hair. Put down the Rogaine (we’ve all seen the commercials), and try something a little more natural.
We’ve listed 10 tried and true ways that you can propel your hair growth into new territory – and keep your hair healthier in the process.
Way #1 – Trim Your Split Ends Frequently
Split ends – yuck. Every woman (and some men) will notice split ends. But you need to take care of these immediately if you want to enhance your hair growth.
Cutting off these split ends is recommended for optimal hair growth. And it gives you the perfect excuse to go to the salon every 2 – 3 months.
Way #2 – Massage Your Scalp to Improve Blood Circulation
Your blood flow changes as you age. And now that people work at computers or in fancy offices, people are sitting more.
Why does this matter?
This is bad for your blood circulation – and your hair. The lack of circulation in your scalp can cause your hair to get undernourished and grow slower.
You can overcome this by massaging your scalp with your fingertips (like you’re shampooing your hair), but do it when your fingers are dry. Brushing can help you as well. Just choose a massage brush – they work the best!
Way #3 – Maintain The Health of Your Scalp with Castor & Argan Oil Hair Mask
Castor and Argan oil are magic for your hair. Why?
- Castor oil helps with hair loss and accelerates blood flow to the brain and scalp.
- Argan oil is used extensively in Morroco because it is a potent moisturizer of the scalp and hair.
So, you’ll want to combine these two oils together with one or more of the following oils: Coconut, Almond, and Olive.
And you can add essential oils to give it a better fragrance. Lavender, eucalyptus, peppermint, and rosemary are all great essential oils to mix together. Now, simply rub the mixture into your hair and let it sit for 30 minutes or so before rinsing.
Way #4 – Care for Your Hair While Showering
Your showering habits can affect your hair growth. A few tips to help you when showering are:
- Cut back on shampoo – Shampoo is naturally drying, and you don’t need to use it every time you shower.
- Focus on conditioners – Conditioners are not drying and will work to replenish crucial nutrients to your hair.
- Improve blood flow to your scalp – Massage your shampoo and conditioner into your scalp thoroughly.
- Go colder – Do a cold water rinse before getting out of the shower.
And try avoiding very hot showers as they can dry out your hair and loosen your follicles promoting hair loss.
Way #5 – Care for Your Hair While Sleeping
You sleep for one-third of your life, but your hair will still grow or be damaged during this time. Therefore, keep your hair down while sleeping.
Another advice is to rest on a pillowcase where your hair won’t catch. Silk pillowcases work best, and won’t pull your hair.
Way #6 – Minimize Anxiety & Stay Stress-Free
Stress and anxiety – they ruin everything – seriously. If you pay attention to people that are stressed, you’ll find that most are balding, heart conditions are common, and they’re miserable.
If you want to de-stress and ditch the anxiety (you should! It’s good for your hair.), then these tips will help:
- Meditate at least 20 minutes a day. Go in a silent room, and sit down without distractions. The goal is to let all of your thoughts flow without paying attention to them.
- Breathing can help you relax. Sit up straight, breathe in through your nose and out of your mouth. Exhale as much as possible. Repeat.
- Laugh often. Movies, comedy shows, YouTube and various other entertainment outlets can make you laugh. Laughing is good for the soul and has been shown to alleviate stress and anxiety.
Meditation is often difficult for people. A few good books on the matter are – Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation, The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation, and The Meditation Transformation.
Way #7 – Use Heat Styling Tools with Care
Heat is bad for your hair. Not only can this cause your hair to lose all of its moisture, but it can dry the scalp and lead to slower hair growth.
If you’re using a dryer, curling iron or flat iron, you want to use them less often. If you must use these heat styling tools, you want to use protective and shielding products to prevent or minimize damage.
Way #8 – Stop Taking “Food Cleanses” & FAD Diets to Avoid Deprivation of Complex Nutrients for Your Hair
Lose 18-pounds in just two weeks while losing your hair in the process. If you read this last sentence, chances are you would never go on an FAD diet or food cleanse again.
I just tried food cleanse a month ago (true story), and I was told “You will get headaches. This is your body removing toxins.”
No. No, it wasn’t. Headaches were caused by eating 700 calories a day and depriving my body of the nutrients it needed.
And guess what? I lost a lot of hair in the process.
My hair was starting to thin because I deprived my body of the nutrients it needed to run efficiently. The truth is your body will supply these nutrients to other vital functions, and hair growth isn’t one of them.
Way #9 – Feed Your Hair from The Inside
You’re an organism. Plain and simple. And your hair needs to be fed the right nutrients if you want it to be shiny, healthy and not falling out in clumps.
How do you feed your hair?
You’ll need a mix of:
- Protein and Iron – These two nutrients (we mixed the two because they come from the same sources) are necessary for healthy hair. You’ll want to eat: Lean meat (Chicken, Turkey, etc.), Fish, Eggs, Nuts, and Beans.
- Zinc – An essential part of any diet.You can find Zinc in: Crab, Chickpeas, Lean Meat, Poultry, Pumpkin Seeds, Peanut Butter.
- Unsaturated Fats and Omega 3 Fatty Acids – Many people lack these two significant hair growth factors in their diet. You’ll want to eat: Avocados, Fish, Flax Seeds, Krill, Sardines, Olives, and Walnuts.
- Vitamin C – Great for your immune system. You can obtain Vitamin C quickly from: Broccoli, Citrus Fruits (Oranges, Lemons, etc.), Guava, Kale, Strawberries, Peppers, and Pineapples.
A healthy diet is essential for your hair growth. The above foods are just a start to healthy eating. You need a proper mix of carbohydrates, fats (healthy ones, like avocado) and protein – with a right balance of all of them.
Way #10 – Take Extra Vitamin & Mineral Supplements to Improve Your Hair Strength
Supplementation is great for your hair and ensures that your body has all of the vitamins and minerals it needs to ensure healthy hair growth levels.
A few of the most essential vitamins to include are:
- Vitamins A, D, & E
- B Complex (Especially Biotin, and Niacin)
- Iron + Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids
- Selenium, Magnesium & Copper
Now, a good multivitamin will cover most of your vitamin and mineral needs except B Complex. You’ll likely need to use a Vitamin B supplement in conjunction with a multivitamin to meet your daily need requirements.
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Do you know any other proven techniques to boost your hair growth? Then let us know in the comments section below.