Did you know that the average person’s hair grows a quarter of an inch per month? Waiting for your hair to grow can be a tedious process. Whether you’re recovering from a bad haircut or feeling impatient with how slow your hair is growing, we want to share a few tips for how to grow hair faster. There isn’t a miracle cure to grow hair faster, but there are steps you can take to help speed up the process.
Try Prenatal Vitamins
A lot of prenatal vitamins contain biotin, iron and folic acid. Biotin is said to promote healthy hair growth—to help your hair grow faster. Another plus: your skin and nails will benefit too!
Check What You Eat
What you eat can grow your hair faster. Whole grains and foods that are rich in calcium and cysteine (an amino acid) all promote hair growth. Here are some things to add to your healthy hair diet:
- Red peppers
- Brussels sprouts
Give Yourself a Scalp Massage
Massaging your scalp increases blood flow to it which will help those good nutrients get to your hair follicles quickly. Either give yourself an at-home scalp massage while lying on the couch watching TV, or try massaging your head with your fingertips when washing your hair in the shower. Not only will it feel amazing, it will stimulate hair growth.
Did you know that your hair is made up of 95% protein and 5% water? Drink more water to get your hair growing faster and keep it healthy and nourished.
Protect Your Hair
The sun, pollution and dust can damage your hair, making it dry and stripping away the natural oils from the scalp you need to stimulate hair growth. Try wearing a hat or scarf when outside for long periods of time or try a cream or SPF for your tresses that contains SPF. Steer clear of tight hairstyles like high ponytails or tight braids—your hair gets pulled from the roots making it more prone to breakage.
Cut Out This Hair Growth Myth
You probably have heard that trimming your hair frequently will grow your hair faster. False. Your hair grows out of the scalp—trimming the ends won’t affect its growth at all.
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