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Have You Asked Yourself, "How Can I Make My Hair Grow Faster"? – Here's What You Need to Know

Updated on September 16, 2009

Here's exactly what you'll need to know if you've ever asked yourself the question, “How can I make my hair grow faster?” It's a very common question. Unfortunately it seems that answers aren't so readily available, otherwise it wouldn't be asked all the time. To be perfectly honest, the answers are often simpler than what someone might be thinking. Indeed, many times people are looking for magical answers. The critical truth is that healthy hair is a reflection of a healthy body. You need to focus on good blood flow and good nutrition as part of an overall healthy lifestyle in order to maximize the chances of growing long, healthy hair.

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flickr photo by violetdogm

Your hair grows from your scalp, therefore you need help you scalp for healthy hair. A healthy scalp comes from adequate blood flow carrying oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles. To ensure healthy blood flow to the south entrance healthy hair growth. Saudi make sure you're getting proper blood flow to the scalp?

Blood flow to all parts of the body can be greatly enhanced through exercise. Just one more reason to make your best effort to lead a healthy, active lifestyle. In addition to overall blood flow coming from full body exercise, you can also focus specifically on the scalp. You can do this by doing a self scalp massage. It only takes about 10 or 15 minutes and can easily be done while watching television or before you go to sleep. Not only is his healthy for your scalp, but many people find it to be very relaxing. The reason this is important is because reducing stress can also be beneficial to healthy hair growth.

Other techniques for localized blood flow to the scalp include brushing and light hair tugging. However, brushing the hair too vigorously when it's wet mainly to breakage. You would be better off just using your fingers or a wide tooth comb until your hair is dry.

Another aspect to overall health as proper nutrition. Believe it or not, this is as important to healthy hair growth as it is to weight management. This means healthier food choices rather than prepackaged junk food or fast food. You want to select foods that are rich in amino acids, vitamins and minerals such as zinc, biotin and omega-3 fatty acids.

Because hair is made of protein, you also want to focus on the higher protein foods. Some obvious choices are eggs, chicken, fish and beef. However, lower saturated fat foods are better choices. This means minimizing the use of red meat.  Some of the less obvious choices that you might want to consider include brewer's yeast, wheat germ, liver and lecithin granules. The reason for this is that these foods are rich in the B vitamins which play a large role in hair and nail growth.

Some other general health and wellness tips to encourage maximal hair growth include the following: using the right kind of mild shampoo and conditioner for your hair type.  You will also want to minimize the use of excessive hot water and hairdryers as these will weaken and damage your hair.  Because hair will eventually become damaged and frayed, especially at the ends, getting regular trims to cut off a damaged hair will also play a large role in encouraging healthy hair growth.

Finally, you really should do your best to try to minimize or eliminate tobacco and caffeine from your life. Cigarettes in particular, will lead to weaker, less healthy hair. You should also do your best to get plenty of rest and minimizes stress as much as possible (of course we realize that stress can be eliminated completely, unfortunately...)

Now that you realize that growing long hair doesn't rely on any magical secrets you can do what it takes to make your own hair as healthy as possible. By doing so, you'll give yourself every advantage in your efforts to grow long hair as quickly as possible. Just remember, general good health is key for not only your hair growth but for your general well-being as well. So get plenty of exercise, do what you can to generate local blood flow to your scalp, make good food choices focusing on quality proteins, and as much as possible cutout unhealthy habits from your life. On top of that, if you make sure to treat your hair properly with the products you use and how you apply them, you'll be in great shape.  In fact, now, if anyone comes up to you and asks, “how can I make my hair grow faster?” You'll be able to tell them exactly what you did to get those gorgeous long locks you will soon be wearing yourself.


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      Wantmyhairback 6 years ago

      I've lost a lot of hair on my scalp, how can I make it grow back and fast?