How to Make Your Hair Grow Faster
Everyday eat an adequate amount of protein, essential for healthy hair growth. Keratin, a protein made up of amino acids, is a large component of hair. Your body must produce more amino acids to grow new hair, which it can only do from consuming protein. Eggs, nuts, beans, and soy products are some healthy protein sources. Protein gives your body the building blocks for new hair growth.
• Eat enough iron and zinc
Iron and zinc deficiencies can lead to poor hair health or even hair loss. You may need supplements that should only be taken under the direction of a health professional if you have a deficiency. Healthy levels of iron and zinc may be also achieved by consuming fortified grain products such as cereal, bread, and pasta.
• Don’t cut fat out of your diet
Your body cannot maintain healthy hair without fat in your diet. Healthy fats are indispensable to hair growth. Focus on unsaturated fat and fatty acids such as omega-3’s, limit your fat to a healthy level. I love adding coconut oil to all my foods.
• Maintain good general health and avoid stress
Stress can cause hair loss. Intense physical or emotional stress can cause hair growth to slow or shut down completely. Exercise regularly, eat well, and get enough sleep to reduce general physical stress levels. The better your nutrition and general health, the more likely your body will be able to construct healthy hair quickly.
• Make sure your slow hair growth or hair loss is not caused by a medical problem
Consult a physician before beginning any hair growth regimens if you have a medical condition or prolonged illness, prescription medicines, substance abuse disorder, eating disorder, or other serious medical condition that may be causing slow hair growth or hair loss. Resolving an underlying medical condition can help hair growth return to normal or speed up in some cases.
• Meet your recommended daily intake of vitamin C
Dry, dull, and weak hair that is prone to breakage can be caused by vitamin C deficiency. Your body will have a hard time absorbing iron without it, so make sure you get your daily dose, particularly in combination with iron-rich foods. Citrus fruits, pineapples, strawberries, guava, broccoli, kale, and peppers are some good sources of vitamin C.
• Have realistic expectations about dietary changes
Grown hairs will not be affected by what you eat but it will affect new growth. Changing your diet may begin affecting the growth of hair in a much shorter time period, however dietary effects on hair may take 6 months to be visible.
• Scalp massage
Massage your scalp at least three times a week, using the tips of your fingers firmly massage your entire scalp.
What Makes your Hair Grow Faster
Edited By: Stephanie Dawson
[Last Updated on July 15th 2014]