Last Updated on November 19, 2012 by Devin Greenfield
Long hair is considered to be one of indispensable attributes of women’s and sometimes men’s beauty. As a result, many people want to have long beautiful hair. But there is a problem – the natural rate of hair growth is extremely low. As a matter of fact, hair grows about 1 cm a month on average. So you need to wait for months in order to obtain the desired length of your hair. Life is so short, but we want everything once. That is why “How to make hair grow faster?” is a fair question.
First of all, we need to know whether it is possible to speed up hair growth at all. Unfortunately, the rate of hair growth is limited genetically and acceleration of its growth from this point is impossible, as it is impossible to change your genes. However, there are already hair extensions available if you are desperate of having your desired hair style.
Nevertheless, most often our hair just can’t grow at maximum speed. Its growth is slowed down by a lot of reasons and factors and if we eliminate them, we will make our hair grow significantly faster.
What slows down hair growth. Generally speaking, the main reason is your body’s inability to provide necessary conditions for normal hair growth. It is possible that your hair simply lacks vital “building blocks”, minerals and vitamins for hair growth, or, perhaps, it just can’t grow fast because of improper hair care.
In order to grow healthy and strong your hair is in need of the following substances: calcium, chromium, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, silicon, sulfur, and zinc. So eat more food, which contains these necessary nutrients. For example, milk, brussels sprouts, fruit and vegetables are an excellent source of them.
Beta-carotene also contributes to fast hair growth. It is contained mostly is green and yellow fruit and vegetables. Biotin is very important for your hair as well. Soybeans, oats, legumes, walnuts, brown rice and brewers yeast are all good sources of this element. Remember that consumption of these nutrients should be constant, so make sure your diet is well-balanced.
Blood is the means that delivers these building material to your scalp and hair. Thus, in order to bring nutrients to your head with greater intensity you need to improve blood circulation. Head massage is the best method for it. You should massage your scalp at least ten minutes a day to achieve good result. Use of oil mixture makes massage more effective. For example, you can mix olive, coconut and castor oil and warm it up. Then put this mixture on your scalp and massage it with your fingertips.
Wrong hair care or the lack of it is the second reason that prevents your hair from growing faster. It turns out that hair condition of the majority of people is far from being perfect, but they still wonder why their hair grows so slow.
All our organs are to this or that extent interconnected, so it is important to keep the entire body in healthy state. Any sort of disorder or dysfunction will immediately affect the whole body and hair in particular. Therefore, the primary task is to begin to live healthy life.
Second of all, you hair needs proper and regular care. Washing is the most important thing here. You should wash your head as often as it’s necessary to keep it clean. The excessive amount of sebum, dandruff and other substances that are accumulated on the scalp and hair reduce normal blood circulation and hinder normal functioning of hair follicles. Consequently, it slows down hair growth. It is also of high importance to pick up shampoo or/and conditioner that suits your hair type.
These are only the first steps, but even if you start making them you will significantly speed up your hair growth. Surely, they are taken for granted, but at the same time they are often forgotten about.
Avoid stress, have more rest, improve your sleep. Stick to a diet, eat more healthy food. Drink less coffee. Quit smoking. Drink plenty of water to bring out toxins from your body. Live a healthy lifestyle and be persistent in that. And your hair will say thank you and repay you with a faster growth.