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How Can I Grow My Hair Longer Faster?

how-to-grow-hair-longer-faster"How can I grow my hair longer faster?" This is one of the most frequently asked questions by women who want to grow out their hair fast because of a bad haircut or who just want more lush, voluminous hair. Everyone’s hair growth rate is pretty much genetically determined and on average grows at a rate of ½-inch per month (or about 6-inches a year). While you cannot drastically change the rate at which your hair grows, you can maximize your hair’s growth potential. If you want to grow your hair longer faster, you will need to do three simple things: eat a healthy diet, increase blood flow to your scalp and avoid damaging your hair.

How Can I Grow My Hair Longer Faster?

To grow hair longer faster, eat a healthy diet
eat-halibut-for-longer-hairEating a healthy diet high in protein and zinc is essential to growing hair longer faster. The protein you eat has a lot more to do with your hair growth than you may think. Hair is made up of approximately 90% protein (keratin) and has highly regenerative cell activity. Because of this, you want to be sure that your hair is getting the necessary and adequate amounts of nutrients to keep it growing healthy and strong. If you are not eating enough protein, your body will divert the protein nutrients to more essential body parts first. This will leave your hair, as well as your skin and nails, deprived of their essential building block and leave them weak and looking awful. Potential consequences of protein deficiency: your hair will look lackluster, dull, and dry, it will develop breakage/split ends, and it might even start thinning or falling out. Other potential consequences include your skin becoming dry, flaky, dull, and irritated, and your nails breaking more easily.

eat-whole-grains-for-longer-hairAn additional benefit to eating protein is zinc, which is an important mineral for hair, skin and nail health. Seafood, shellfish, lean red meats, dark meat poultry, nuts, and eggs are all protein sources that contain high levels of zinc. Be sure to stay away from artery clogging high-fat proteins and stick to the ones listed above. If you are a vegetarian, you can also get your zinc from peaches, onions, whole grains, fermented soybean paste, and some legumes. And, of course, you can also take a daily vitamin or supplement. You may even want to try hair nutrition vitamins such as Folicure Vitamins for Hair & Scalp ($10.99) or Vitamins For Hair (currently on sale for $9.99). They are daily supplements specifically developed to get hair to grow longer faster. They contain vitamins, minerals and (as importantly) amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins that help hair to grow stronger, shinier and thicker.

Along with being additional sources of zinc (see above), fruits and vegetables also contain various vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Eat brightly colored and dark fruits and vegetables for antioxidants (see our article A Review of the Best Antioxidant Rich Foods), use vegetable oils high in vitamin E to fight free radicals, and eat soybeans to get a variety of phytochemicals to help fight diseases.

To grow hair longer faster, increase blood flow to your scalp
Hair responds to blood flow, so it is important that you increase blood flow to your scalp. Increasing blood flow to your scalp will help maximize your hair’s growth. You can do this a few ways:

Begin or continue exercising. Exercising increases blood flow and brings blood to your scalp which helps your hair to grow.

massage-your-scalp-for-longer-hairAnother way to bring blood to your scalp is to gently massage your scalp. You can do this every time you wash your hair or when you are relaxing on the couch or in bed. Just run your fingers under your hair and gently massage your entire scalp for a few minutes. Not only does this bring blood to the surface of your scalp, but it also feels really good : )

To grow hair longer faster, do not damage your hair
Because you are trying to grow your hair, your hair will appear to grow longer faster if you do not have to cut/trim it a lot due to damaged or split ends. If you need to trim the bottom or lower portion of your hair because it is damaged you are not going to be able to grow your hair the full 6-inches or more that you want to for the year. To minimize the trimming you need to minimize the breakage. To do this you need to be gentle with your hair. This includes washing and conditioning your hair properly, brushing it gently, handling it gently and putting it up if you need to in order to avoid tangling situations such as at bedtime. Also, remember to condition your hair after each shampoo. Conditioning your hair will help decrease the chances of breakage and split ends. When you condition your hair be sure to focus on your hair’s ends and body, not your scalp area.

For faster hair growth, we recommend using F.A.S.T® (Fortified Amino Scalp Therapy) by Nisim. F.A.S.T is a shampoo, conditioner system that works in combination to grow your hair up to 45% faster. A proprietary blend of natural herbs and essential amino acids are combined to provide the basis for the ultimate in quick healthy hair growth.


Recommended hair products:
F.A.S.T® (Fortified Amino Scalp Therapy) by Nisim ($31.80)
DS Laboratories Revita Hair Growth Stimulating Shampoo ($27)
Frederic Fekkai Ageless Creme Luxe Hair Treatment ($75)
Folicure Moisturizing Conditioner ($5.50)
Doo Gro Moisturizing Growth Shampoo ($5.99)
Hair Plus Shampoo and Conditioner Combo ($34.95)

Our tips for growing hair longer faster almost seem too easy. But trust us, they work. Long hair is not as difficult to achieve as you think. By implementing our simple, quick and easy tricks into your daily routine you can get your hair to grow longer faster in no time.

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