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Growing Your Hair Faster

Updated on October 3, 2014
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Natasha Pelati has published three books of poetry and writes on real-life experiences with the help of psychology.

Long thick and healthy hair
Long thick and healthy hair

How to Make your Hair grow Faster and Thicker

Thick and healthy looking hair is important to both men and women and there are many factors and reasons why hair loss and thinning occurs.

Hair grows 1/4 to 1/2 inch per month and yes our genes are a factor for the loss of growth and thickness, determined by our parents.

This does not mean that you will be doomed to baldness if you do something about it early enough.

What you do on the inside reflects on the outside of your body and a healthy lifestyle is a necessary for your hair to grow and look healthy.

By changing a few of your daily habits you will start to notice a difference in the growth and thickness of your hair.

Causes for Hair loss and thinning

There are a number of things that could change the way your hair grows or stops growing and as we have established it can be genetics but in most cases it could be due to stress, hormonal changes, poor diet, medication and smoking.

Heat and sun can dry and damage your hair.

Chemicals and colourants also play a role in the damage of your hair.

Brushing and lack of conditioning will also cause damage as our hair is very sensitive and fragile. We need to take care of our hair just as much as any other part of our bodies.

Straighteners, curling irons and dryers can damage our hair, leaving it brittle and thin.

Washing your hair everyday also does more damage than you think as you are getting rid of all the natural oils that your hair produces and requires.

Avoid shampoos that say they will thicken your hair and look at the ingredients: if it has sodium laurel or laurel sulphates in it, these are used in dishwashing liquids and are way too harsh for our hair.


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Shampoo with sodium laureth sulphates are very bad for your hair.
Shampoo with sodium laureth sulphates are very bad for your hair.

How to Grow Your Hair Faster

Washing your hair with a good shampoo is important and in order for your hair to be healthy you do need to read what the ingredients are in order to prevent the bad ones from going into your hair.

Look for products that have healthy ingredients in it that will automatically help with hair growth.

Aloe is good for prevention of hair loss and helps hair grow healthy.

Castor oil helps your hair look thicker as it has a natural coating.

Avocado oil contains vitamins that are absorbed into your skin.

Coconut oil is high in protein and it helps aid hair growth.

If you do wish to colour your hair ensure that you use products without harmful chemical in it such as henna; it is natural and still gives you the effect that you need.

Find healthy treatments for your hair that will promote thickness and growth.


Healthy Shampoo and Conditioner

Avoid products that tell you it will thicken your hair and stsy away from shampoo's that have sodium laurel sulphate in them.

These products are recommended;

Paul Mitchel - tea tree oil

Dove shampoo

Mane and Tail

Loreal (certain shampoo's)

Redken


The wheat or hops can be absorbed into your hair giving it a protein boost.
The wheat or hops can be absorbed into your hair giving it a protein boost.
Olive oil is a great treatment for your hair.
Olive oil is a great treatment for your hair.
Coconut oil can be used on a daily basis
Coconut oil can be used on a daily basis

Treatments for Hair Growth

Olive oil and a honey mixture is a good treatment for your hair. Mix the two ingredients together and massage it into your scalp gently. Put on a shower cap as it does get messy and allow it to stand for a few hours or better yet, overnight. Shampoo your hair afterwards as normal and enjoy the instant feel of healthy and nutritioned hair.

You should give your hair a treatment once a month and if you are in the sun often, then conditioning your hair must be a part of your routine once per week.

Finding the right treatment is important and you should look for ones that have natural products in them.

Eggs, yoghurt and honey are also a good way to treat your hair.

For thin and limp hair use half a cup of flat beer, 1 teaspoon of olive oil and a raw egg. Mix them together and apply to clean damp hair. Leave it in for 15minutes and then rinse it off with cool water. The wheat, malt or hops will leave a protein residue in your hair which will strengthen your hair. This treatment can be done once a week.

Coconut oil can be used on a daily basis and this will provide essential proteins for nourishing dry and unhealthy hair. It also prevents dandruff.

Foods to Make Your Hair Grow Faster

Yes, what you put into your body is what you will get out of it. Eating nutritious foods will help with growing your hair and making it thicker.

A healthy balanced diet is important and eating nutritious foods will defiantely ensure that your hair and your skin will be healthy.

Protein: Fish, chicken, legumes and lean meat.

Omega 3 fatty acids are essential and should be eaten on a regular basis.

Nuts, avocado and olive oil are also extremely healthy for your hair.

Vitamin B is important and you can get this in fruits and vegetables.

Supplements for Your Hair

A great product that I have found is "Nu Hair." It is a supplement that you take every day and it wil show results after 3 months of use.

Supplements must contain biotin, fish oil, protein and vitamins.

Kelp is a great source for healthy and thicker hair.

Although supplements do help, you need to know that you have to eat healthy and provide your body with natural nutrients and vitamins in the fruits and vegetables that you eat.

Trim your Hair

To make sure that your hair grows thicker you need to trim it every six weeks!

An inch every time will do the trick and your hair will grow faster this way. If you haven't trimmed your hair for a while then a good few inches should be cut off in order to let it grow thicker.

This will ensure that the split ends are taken off to allow for growth to continue and it will make your hair healthy from root to tip.

Prevent Stress

Get regular exercise and eight hours of sleep to avoid stress as this is one of the biggest causes for hair loss.

Find something to help you unwind and destress. Cardio exercises or even a walk every day will help you to unwind and feel good.

Once you can find a way to destress and live a healthy lifestyle, you will be one step ahead.

Summary for Growing your Hair Thicker and Faster

Ensure that you eat healthy foods such as proteins, fruit and vegetables.

Take supplements that contain fish oils in them.

Have enough sleep, get exercise and destress.

Use shampoo that does not contain sodium, laurel sulphates.

Make sure that you rinse out your shampoo and conditioner properly.

Do not brush your hair when it is wet.

Treat your hair with a natural treatment once per week/ per month.

Avoid colouring your hair with chemicals and use natural products.

Trim your hair every six weeks to ensure that it grows thicker and faster.




Massage Your Scalp

Massaging your scalp is a good way to stimulate the follicles and improve the circulation of blood to the scalp.

You can do this every day by vigorously massaging your scalp with your fingertips or even get a scalp mas-sager to do it for you.

Never brush your hair when it is wet as this will cause split ends.





© 2013 Natasha Pelati

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      Janellegems 16 months ago from United States

      Great Helpful suggestions for growing your hair faster. I will definitely follow your advice because it seems my hair stopped growing. Thanks.

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      Natasha Pelati 3 years ago from South Africa

      Thank you for the info. Trimming your hair does make your hair much thicker and for those who have had a problem growing their hair, trimming it every 6 weeks will aid in healthy, stronger, thicker hair which will definitely grow faster than usualy. It is not a quick fix and it will not grow overnight but it has been tried and tested.

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      Linnea 3 years ago

      If you trim off an inch of your hair every six weeks it will just get shorter. Your hair only grows about 1/2 in. every month. Hair should be trimmed as needed (whenever you start to see split ends...you figure out your own amount of time after a while). Also, trimming your hair does not make it grow faster. Trimming hair will minimize breakage by removing split ends before they start riding up.

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      Natasha Pelati 3 years ago from South Africa

      You shouldn't use it daily but you can use it once a week. The coconut oil can be used every day.

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      Baka 3 years ago

      Can I used the castor oil, and Avocado oil on my natural hair everyday, pls tell me something.

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      Natasha Pelati 4 years ago from South Africa

      Thank you so much for reading and support, much appreciated!

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      Natasha Pelati 4 years ago from South Africa

      Thank you!

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      K.A.E Grove 4 years ago from Australia

      Great and useful advice here, voting up and sharing on!!!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I just stopped by to give you a little support. I'm way past the point of worrying about my hair growing faster. :) Great suggestions and well-written.