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5 Simple Ways to Get Long, Beautiful Hair

Updated on August 18, 2014

One piece of hair know-how everyone needs to know is how make hair grow faster. Whether it's because the stylist cut your hair too short or you realized how beautiful long locks are, knowing how to get them to a desirably long length comes in handy. The first thing you need to know is that there is no real way to make your hair grow faster. Several things are available to you to encourage hair growth and make the hair seem longer.

Take Your Vitamins

Believe it or not, some vitamins do encourage hair growth. Vitamins A, B, and E all encourage hair to grow and strengthen the strands. In fact, if you look closely at many of the beauty products you own, you may find that these same vitamins make repeated appearances in many products. This is because when it comes to beauty, they pretty much do it all. To make the vitamin concoction complete, take antioxidant and folic acid supplements. Some people even crack open gel vitamins and rub it in their scalps.

Eat a Well-balanced Diet

Eat fish, cheese, Brazil nuts, lentils, and eggs and any food that has vitamins B12, calcium, zinc and iron to help your hair grow faster and stronger. Some professionals also recommend adding more olive, walnut and almond oil to your diet.

Treat Yourself to a Massage

A scalp massage that is. This increases blood flow to the area and stimulates the roots which encourage hair growth by helping nutrients get to the area faster. The best time to do it is while washing your hair in water that is as warm as you can stand it, but only for five minutes before turning down the heat. Some experts believe that massaging certain oils, such as olive or argan oil, in your hair also helps hair grow faster.

Trim Your Hair

You should trim your hair as soon as you notice breakage. Salon professionals recommend getting the ends trimmed every six to eight weeks. Of course, If your hair naturally grows slower, you can wait longer between trims. Trimming hair also has the advantage of making your hair appear longer.

Leave Your Locks Au Natural

Don't straighten, perm, color or bleach your hair. This will only damage the hair and make it grow even slower. Try to leave your hair as natural as possible. If your hair is already damaged from these processes, a professional can easily help you to reverse any damage done and give you advice on how you can help make your hair grow faster.

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      KMSplumeau 3 years ago

      Great information! I'm really interested in learning more about scalp massage, I'd be really interested in reading an article about techniques and tips! Excellent work!

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      viktoria 5 years ago

      l don't ardestand that are we haveto eat everithingg???????

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      ThisisShe 5 years ago

      Natalie - my mom's hair is down to her knees! It takes a lot of time and you really need to take good care of your hair. I am sure you will reach your goal soon.

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      natalie 5 years ago

      Thanks. :) I'm only 13, but my hair grows kind of slow and I want it to be down to my waist.

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      ThisisShe 5 years ago

      Hyphenbird, from your picture, you look as though you have relatively healthy curly hair, which is good. It will look nice silvery and long. Is it just me, or does curly hair grow faster?

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Thanks for the tips. I cut off all my hair so I could get rid of the color. Now I am all natural (think silver) and beginning to grow my hair back. Thankfully it is curly so I don't have to perm and use irons that harm it.

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      ThisisShe 6 years ago

      Thanks for the info Ebower! I never heard of cashews helping hair growth, I'll look into it!

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      Erin Bower 6 years ago from Georgia

      I voted this up and useful! I've also heard that eating cashews is beneficial and that products with keratin in them can help give you healthy hair. This was a very informative hub; thanks for sharing!

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      MissLuLuMarie 6 years ago from Ohio

      Love this! Thanks for all of the info!

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