How to Make Your Hair Grow Faster

How to Make Your Hair Grow Faster

That’s an interesting question: “How to make your hair grow faster“? But is it actually possible to speed up hair growth? Keep reading and you will find out.

Define Hair Growth

We’re not talking about regrowing hair that you might have lost. So there won’t be any hair regrowth shampoo advice here. We’re actually talking about the current hair you have and you can make that grow faster.

Scientific Evidence

As you might have guessed, there is no scientific evidence that you can let the hair grow faster (there is scientific evidence that you can re-grow hair, but that’s not the subject here). There are just too many factors that influence the growth speed of hair. Anyone’s and everybody’s hair. Here are a few considerations that influence hair growth speed:

  • The weather; dry weather, or too much sun will have a negative effect on your hair. Also, too much rain (that potentially could be acidic) can have a negative effect.
  • Your age; 60% of all men, and 40% of women suffer from hair loss or baldness. If it is restricted to hair loss than the replaced hair is usually thinner than the original hair and will grow less fast.
  • The food that you eat; food has a huge impact on our whole body (too many carbs make you fat; too much red meat increases your bad cholesterol etc.). Food also has an impact on how to make your hair grow faster. More about that later in this article.
  • Stress; probably no surprise. Stressed people will also lose or gain weight. If it has that much of an impact on our body it will also have an impact on our hair.
  • Overall living habits; with this I mean if you live in the city (with more polluted air) whether you work out or do some other kind of sports (this will have a positive impact on your overall health and hence also the condition of your hair), etc.

How to Make Your Hair Grow Faster; 10 Tips

Don’t Wash Your Hair

Most people wash their way too often. I think the majority of the people wash their hair everyday or every other day. I know I used to do that. But not any more. If stopped washing every day, and switched to once a week.

It took me (and my hair) some time to adjust to this though. About a week. When you wash your hair too often you not only clear your hair of the oil  and grease in it, but also the scalp (this is where the natural oil is produced). Clearing your scalp too often will only aggravate your scalp and the hair follicles to produce more grease, resulting in even greasier hair, and an irritated scalp. Not a positive sign to make your hair grow faster or look healthier. If you want to find out how to wash your hair correctly, go here.

Eat the Right Kind of Food

As mentioned before, you are what you eat. Eating the right food can and will have an immense impact on your whole body as well as your hair. Hair contains creatine and amino acids. These are all proteins. Therefore eating a protein-rich diet (over a carb-rich diet) is much more advisable. You can find proteins in all kinds of meat (bet go easy on the red meat), fish and soy products. So even a vegetarian can eat a protein-rich diet. Next to proteins from animal products get yourself a blender to make smoothies ensuring that you will also eat enough veggies.

The other thing you can use a blender for is to make your own homemade shampoo. You can read here how to do this. And don’t worry that your blender will get dirty, in fact making shampoo in your blender will actually help to keep it clean. Two birds with one stone!

Finally, when it comes to food, make sure you get enough vitamins and minerals. The vitamins and minerals to take, in addition to your healthy diet, are:

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin B
  • Iron
  • Zinc

Use the Right Products

It’s not only the food that you eat that will have an influence on how to make your hair grow faster. Using the best products available for your type of hair will also have a major effect on your hair’s condition. Check out the other sections of this website to read more about the different types of shampoo and conditioner.

One thing that makes sense to do if you want to have thicker, healthy hair is to wash your hair using a sulfate-free shampoo. The sulfates only irritate the scalp (see the first point in this section) and add nothing to the cleaning process.

Stay Clear of Stress

Stress, like food, has an overall impact on our health and body. You’ve heard the saying that he pulls out his hair because of stress? In this case, I’m not talking about physically pulling out your hair. But stress will cause you to lose sleep, either eat more or eat less. All in all, something you want to avoid.

The simple tip is to consider if you’re worrying actually contributes to a solution to your problems? If it doesn’t then why worry? But for most of us, this is easier said than done. Possibly a better solution is to DO something about your problems rather than worry about them. Action is usually a cure-all for many issues.

Exercise Regularly

Exercising could go hand in hand with the previous topic. Exercise has an overall positive effect on our body and on our mind. If that’s that case then the point to go and exercise is easily made.

If you feel healthy, are healthy then your hair will benefit as much from this.

If exercising is difficult for you, then at least buy yourself a pair of good walking shoes and go for regular walks. Take the stairs when possible. Start doing something. You and your hair will benefit.

Trim Your Hair Regularly

While this might sound contradictory it is actually good to practise to have your hair cut every six to eight weeks. Why is this? For one, you will keep looking great. Your hairdresser can make sure that he or she takes out all the dead ends that will build up in your hair.

The other benefit is that a good hairdresser will alert you should you have any issues with your hair or scalp (like dandruff). Making sure that any problem will not get worse and you can do something about it in an early stage.

 

Just before wrapping up I want to give you one more extra tip. Watch the video below and apply those tips as well.

Wrapping It Up

All in all, I think it is not so much the question on how to make your hair grow faster. It is much more a question of how can I keep myself and my hair in such an optimal condition that my hair growth doesn’t slow down.

Follow these steps and you can be pretty sure you’ve done all that you can do.

Other Stuff You Might Want to Read:

  1. Different Hair, Different Products, Different Shampoos for Curly Hair
  2. Applying Shampoos Correctly

 

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