Having a long hair is often considered as a sign of beauty: It also means youth and vitality and many people associate it with health as well. Most of the women, if not all of them, would love to be able to grow their hair to a long, flowing length.long hairUnfortunately, this is not always the case did you know that there is no scientific formula that has been proven to accelerate or stimulate hair growth? This is due to the fact that hair growth largely depends on many factors, such as the weather, your age, the food you eat, living habits and overall health. These being said, there are various things you can do to grow your hair longer and we will give you 10 hair growth tips below, divided into two categories.


5 Habits to Help Your Hair Grow More Quickly

The hair of an average healthy person will grow about half an inch per month. This means that you can expect about six inches per year if it doesn’t break or slow down due to any of the factors we named above.

You can encourage fast hair growth by:

  • Handling your hair with care
  • Avoiding washing it every day
  • Trimming hair regularly
  • Massaging the scalp

Hair consists of keratin, which is a protein made up of amino acids. In order to grow new hair, your body must produce these amino acids: high-protein diets are therefore great for your hair, so make sure that you are including to your diet ingredients like eggs, meats and even dairy products like yogurt. Besides proteins, it is very important to remember that beauty is a reflection of what you eat, so be sure to stick to an overall healthy diet.

Another habit you may want to take up to make your hair grow faster is proper hair care. This includes minimizing chemical treatments, heat treatments, and even the frequency of washing your hair; doing so daily decreases the natural essential oils that stimulate growth, so it’s recommended that you only wash your hair only two to three times a week and only with warm water, since hot water dries out the hair and makes it dry and  brittle.

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How you handle your hair matters! For example, putting your hair in a bun, tying into a pony tail, or constantly braiding it pulls the hair from the roots. This eventually leads to thinning and breakage. Always tie your hair loosely and wrap it while going to sleep. Massaging the hair is also a great way to accelerate your hair’s growthbecause it increases blood circulation and brings forth essential nutrients to your hair follicles.

The fifth point is trimming hair: there has been a lot of discussions on why trimming hair is effective in natural hair growth. It is important to first point out that hair grows from the root; damaged hair recedes and eventually makes its way to your roots, making it difficult for you to grow new hair at a good rate. Trimming damaged hair helps to stimulate faster growth since there is less repair work needed. Remember that unhealthy hair cannot grow.

5 Products That Help Encourage Fast Growth

Having discussed habits, it’s important to also point out some hair products that will help protect your hair and encourage growth.

These are:

  • Deep conditioning treatments
  • Hair growth supplements 
  • Protein treatments

There are different brands of products you can find under these categories, and the reason why they are very important in stimulating growth is because they retain your hair’s moisture and ultimately encourage growth. The above combined are 10 essential tips that will see you develop long, healthy hair.

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