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How To Make Your Hair Grow Longer

Updated on August 5, 2013

Seaweed?

Many people have claimed that sea kelp, a type of sea weed has made their hair grow much faster than it would have otherwise. However, many people are also skeptical about it and its benefits; although it is generally good for the condition of the hair in terms of shine and strength, not much evidence of enhanced growth is around. But by all means, try it out and if it doesn't work then you'll still have a really healthy head of hair.

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Nutrition

What you put into your body can have a huge influence on every part of your appearance, including your hair. Making sure you eat the right thing can boost your hair growth to the max.

Protein is a very important part of your diet, especially concerning your hair, as amino acids are important in the production of new hair cells. This can only be gained from eating protein, so don't feel guilty about that big hunk of red meat - it'll do wonderful things to your locks. So will a cheeky bit of fat every now and again, because although you're rarely told, fat includes many essential ingredients to healthy, long hair.

Also ensure you are having the correct amount of vitamins, iron and zinc into your diet; supplements are available. Biologically, we need these things to continue producing healthy cells quickly.

Lifestyle

Change your life in a few small ways; try and relax and really avoid stress and this is detrimental to many aspects of your health. This may, I know be easier said than done, but there are other things you can do.

For instance, avoiding hair styling; I know, I know. This is a hard one. But if you are colouring, straightening, perming or doing anything to alter the natural state of your hair, you should consider stopping if you want longer hair. The real key to boosted hair growth is making sure the hair you do have is as healthy as possible; this promotes new hair growth and also means that you'll need to cut your hair far less. Keeping that in mind, try to avoid anything that may affect the roots harshly, like aggressive brushing or tight hairstyles.

Some experts also recommend giving yourself a head massage for a few minutes each day as this means that blood supply and hence the nutrient supply to the follicles will be a little higher. But again, patience is key here and every little helps.

Cheeky Tips

- Try and avoid washing your hair too frequently; every other day should be adequate for most people.

- When you do wash your hair, be careful to choose a good quality shampoo and conditioner, so that the natural oils that keep your hair shiny and healthy are not all stripped away by a cheap product, leaving you with dull hair.

- Although it seems counter productive, give your hair a trim every now and again - maybe every 10 weeks. This way split ends wont be able to travel up the hair and further damaging it.

- Don't just protect your hair from your own hair straighteners, remember that the wear and tear of everyday life such as the effects of the sun and rain can impact upon your hair. Invest in a hat.

- If you really are despairing, go to your doctor; there are more possibilities to consider with them.

Good luck, my dear Rapunzels.

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