After a really bad haircut, I was left wondering how I could grow my hair faster. Hair usually grows an average of one third of a millimeter per day, but there are a few factors that influence the rate of growth, and a few different ways that people can help their hair grow faster, stronger, thicker, and shinier.
To begin with, hair growth originates deep in the scalp, in hair follicles. If hair follicles arent healthy, then hair growth will be impaired. This can be hair that falls out prematurely, doesnt grow quickly, and breaks off close to the scalp. One of the best ways to keep follicles healthy, and encourage hair to grow quickly, is to massage the scalp with a wooden bristle brush. Wooden bristles act like little fingers to rub and stimulate the skin around hair follicles, and also absorb small amounts of natural hair oils. As hair is brushed, it helps spread these oils around, providing a natural conditioner to ensure healthy, shiny, strong hair. Frequent brushing and massaging is one of the best ways Ive found to help grow my hair faster.
Secondly, since hair growth starts deep beneath the surface of skin, diet plays a huge role. All hair is made of protein, and the body secretes special oils to keep it moisturized and healthy as it grows. Therefore, a diet deficient in protein and healthy fats doesnt have the necessary ingredients to develop healthy hair, leading to hair that experiences frequent breakages, splitting, dullness, frizzing, and other problems. Consuming enough oils, like olive oil, canola oil, fatty fish, or avocados, and eating a lot of lean protein like eggs, lean dairy, fish, or beans, are important to ensure that the body has all of the nutrients it needs for healthy, strong, fast-growing hair.
Some hair treatments can also help hair grow quickly, especially those that help stimulate hair follicles/ Ones that contain warming or cooling ingredients, like menthol, peppermint, mustard seed, or even cayenne improve blood flow to the scalp, ensuring that growing hair gets an adequate supply of nutrients and cellular waste is easily flushed out of hair follicles. Lastly, try not to over-shampoo hair. Every head of hair is different, and yours might not necessarily thrive with daily shampooing. Shampooing too often can make dry hair drier, and prone to breakage, dandruff, and other issues, while oily hair can become even more oily, leading to clogged hair follicles and hair loss.
For many people, washing hair once every other day is sufficient, though some people with very dry hair may even want to limit shampooing to once a week. Experiment and find the best schedule for you. Whether youre like me, and just suffering from a few bad hair days, or youre beginning to experience the first ravages of baldness, there are a few ways to help your hair grow back quickly. By following the tips I used to grow my hair faster, you can develop the full head of long, strong, shiny, manageable hair that youve always wanted.