For those like me that are blessed (or cursed, depending on how you look at it) with Chia Pet-like hair that grows at a ridiculous rate, how to grow hair faster is not on the top list of concerns. However, for many, hair growth (or lack thereof) is a serious issue. Luckily, there are a few quick and easy ways that one can start growing lovely locks faster.
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Drink More Water!
This is something you should do whether or not you are trying to grow your hair. Water is vital to our body and most people do not drink nearly enough water. It is recommended that people drink at least a gallon a day, but most people fall far short of that number. I won't go into all the benefits of keeping your body hydrated (they should be obvious, I hope), but one has to realize that water keeps your body going and helps process and flush out toxins faster. Thus, the body is freed up to work on other tasks, such as the growth of healthier and stronger hair. Not only does water keep your body running smooth and your hair growing, but it also keeps your hair hydrated, which means that your it is less likely to dry up and break.
As a lifelong carnivore, it makes sense that my hair grows fast because I unconsciously follow this easy tip: eat more protein! Protein is the very foundation of hair so it makes sense that if you eat more protein, the more your hair can grow! Foods you can eat to get more protein into your diet include eggs, nuts, fish, chicken, and red meat. Not only is this tip easy to follow, but it tastes good, too! (Or at least I think so...)
Vitamins A, B, C
Don't forget your (Vitamin) ABCs!
Vitamin A is needed for good hair growth. Like water, Vitamin A also helps your hair from drying out by aiding in the production of natural oils in your scalp. Good sources of beta-carotene, which the body converts into Vitamin A, include carrots and sweet potatoes.
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Also necessary for healthy hair, B vitamins are something many people, especially in modern American society, lack due to the abundance of unhealthy, processed foods in peoples' diets. To counter this, people should incorporate foods with B-complex vitamins like green leafy vegetables (kale, spinach, etc.), fish, bananas, peanuts, watermelon, eggs, milk, red meat, liver, and so on.
Last but not least, Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant and critical component in blood circulation to the hair follicles, is something people should get more of in order to feed their lovely locks. Fruit like blueberries, oranges, and kiwis are especially rich in Vitamin C.
If you find it difficult to incorporate vitamin-rich foods into your diet, try taking a multivitamin to help shore up any nutritional deficiencies.
Massaging Your Scalp
This one is not only easy but feels great, too! Try massaging your scalp for three to five minutes a day to promote blood flow to the scalp, which will help stimulate the hair follicles.
This one is easier said than done but stress is a huge culprit when it comes to losing your hair. While in today's society, we live a hustle and bustle, high-stress lifestyle, it can help to sit down and relax for a few minutes a day using techniques like meditation, breathing exercises, reading a book, going for a walk, and more to not only wind down but stimulate growth in the tresses.
So those are just five easy ways by which you can grow your lovely mane faster. As you can see, all of the tips (minus massaging the scalp) stem from living an overall healthy lifestyle. Not only are these tips sound advice on how to grow hair faster but tips that will help in all aspects of your life by setting the foundation for a healthy body and mind. Good luck!