By Olivia |
WHETHER you are the unfortunate recipient of a really bad hair cut, or are simply looking for a style change, you want to know how to grow your hair faster. Is it even possible?
The short answer is, yes.
But the truth of the matter is, when discussing hair growth – which averages about a half inch a month, give or take, usually take – even achieving a faster growth rate will still feel like it is taking an eternity.
Nevertheless, however infinitesimal the gains in your hair growth may be, they do over time add up. So if you really want to know how to grow hair faster, it is worth the effort.
How to Grow Hair Faster
There are many factors that determine the rate at which your hair grows. Genetics, most definitely. Health. Stress. Diet. The condition of your hair. Let’s take a look at these.
Well, clearly we have no control on who our parents and ancestors are and what they passed on to us in terms of DNA. So that is what it is.
Health plays a role in how your hair grows. Hair follicles, where certain cells meet up and form strands of hair, feast on blood and nutrients. If you have poor circulation in general, for instance, your scalp – and thus your hair follicles – is probably not getting as much blood as it wants and needs to kick hair production into high gear. Compensate by giving yourself regular scalp massages for at least five minutes. Certain medicines and medical conditions can affect the speed of hair growth and the quality of the strands created, so addressing health issues will help improve your hair, as well.
Stress is a destructive force and can wreak havoc on every part of your body, hair included. If you are experiencing major stress, for whatever reason, it behooves you to handle it – and not just for your hair’s sake! Stress will age you and your body inside and out. Find ways to relieve or manage it. This can be achieved in a variety of ways such as through meditation, exercise, yoga, spiritual practice, support groups, motivational books, aromatherapy, massage and more. Find some you time every day, even if it is just five minutes. If it is a particular situation that is stressing you out, change it. Get out of that bad relationship. Leave that toxic work environment. Move out of that depressing apartment. Whatever it is, and however hard it is to do, changing your circumstances will benefit you in so many ways. And if you really, truly, positively can’t change the situation, then there is only one other thing to do – change your attitude towards it. Taking charge of stress reduction will improve your well being and in turn, your hair, which is what we were talking about here before we got carried away!
Revamping your diet to a more healthful one will go a long way toward your goal of learning how to grow hair faster. Junk in, junk out. We are what we eat. A variety of healthy, natural, wholesome foods will provide a variety of nutrients to your hungry hair follicles and help them to churn out strong, healthy strands. Fruits and vegetables are nature’s pharmacy. Choosing fresh, organic, whole foods will supply you with hair vitamins and nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E and more.