Making your hair grow quickly and naturally might seem a long process, but it is actually nor that difficult. Attaining long and healthy hair is every woman’s dream. But for some of us, it may take forever. According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, hair grows about 6 inches each year. But in most cases, hair growth is minimal, especially if one loses 50-100 hair in a day.
Getting Rapunzel-like strands is not easy. A lot of effort is put into it. Adding foods in your diet that makes your hair grow faster or a vitamin supplement, hot castor oil treatments, physical stimulation through massaging, sleeping on a silk pillowcase are some tips to achieve those beautiful locks you desire!
How Can You Make Your Hair Grow Quickly?
- Eat healthy:
If you want that long and shiny hair you dream of; you need to step up your game. Using good-quality products on your hair doesn’t guarantee you healthy and shiny hair, but it also depends upon what you feed your hair from within. Eating foods rich in protein is necessary for optimal hair growth. These include meat, eggs, fish, whole grains, nuts, and beans.
If you aren’t a meat lover, try to include those foods in your diet that are high in protein. It has been evidenced that women consuming low protein tend to experience shedding of hair. In addition to proteins, vitamin A, E and C, iron, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids also contribute to healthier hair.
Eggs are a storehouse of proteins and your hair require an adequate amount of proteins to grow at a normal pace. Moreover, eggs are also a great source of biotin, a B vitamin. Hair fall and loss of body hair may be a sign of biotin deficiency. Biotin supplements are also available over-the-counter to combat biotin deficiency.
- Fatty fish:
Fatty fish can be a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D which boost hair health. A study conducted in 2018 revealed that fatty fish and fish oil contain docosahexaenoic acid that boosts healthy hair growth by stimulating certain proteins in the body.
- Greek Yoghurt:
Greek yogurt contains high amounts of proteins and a B vitamin, known as pantothenic acid. These nutrients are an essential part and building block of your hair. Consuming greek yogurt helps against hair thinning and hair loss.
- Avoid hair dyes:
The less you treat your hair chemically, the longer it will go. Resisting the urge to go blonde can save your hair as bleach can damage the hair’s cuticle and make it weak, resulting in breakage and split ends.
- Add multivitamins to your diet:
If your diet is not supplying you with the nutrients required for hair growth, add multivitamins to your a.m. routine. Go for those supplements that contain biotin, vitamin B, and vitamin C, which are essential for hair growth.
An added benefit: You can achieve a healthy skin in the process!
- Avoid heat damage:
Avoid heat-styling your hair or keep it as minimum as you can. Heat does a great deal of damage to your hair leading to breakage and frizzy hair. If you must heat style your hair, try keeping the temperature low and use a heat protectant.
- Sleep in silk pillowcase:
Silk avoids tangles and breakage. The less breakage your hair experience, the longer your hair will be. So, it is advisable to sleep on silk pillowcases.
Jung-Il Kang, H.-S. Y.-S.-S.-K. (2018, September 14). Mackerel-Derived Fermented Fish Oil Promotes Hair Growth by Anagen-Stimulating Pathways. Retrieved from National Library of Medicine
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Julia is a professional hairstylist that worked in different hair salons in the U.K and Australia. Julia has worked with some of the greatest hair care brands and attended many Hairstyling fairs in Europe and North America. Julia is here to share her tips and knowledge with you, to help you get that "dream hair" you want.