9 WAYS TO ACCELERATE HAIR GROWTH
You need to know a few secrets to make your hair grow faster.
People's hair grows at different rates. This depends on many factors: genetics, nutrition, ecology, climate, etc. On average, hair grows up to 15 cm per year. To speed up this process and get a fine crop of hair, you have to follow several rules.
A proper diet is one of the most important factors that influence hair growth. Do not overindulge in junk food (fatty, fried, spicy or sweet products) and make sure that your body gets a sufficient amount of vitamins and other useful substances:
protein (eggs, meat, fish, dairy products);
iron (beef and veal liver, white fish, eggs, shellfish, molasses, buckwheat, dried mushrooms, cocoa, rye and wheat grains);
zinc (baker’s yeast, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, boiled chicken hearts, boiled beef, peanuts, cocoa powder);
Omega-3, 6 and 9 (olive oil and flaxseed oil);
vitamins A and E (carrots, cabbage, beets).
When you strengthen your hair with different balms, masks, or oils, you eventually clog up your hair follicles that are responsible for hair growth. To avoid this, try to give your hair a break and sometimes use only dry shampoo. I’d like to recommend one of my favorite dry shampoos. It’s “No Drought” from the British brand Lush. This shampoo contains cornflour, talc, and citrus oils. It not only perfectly absorbs excess oil but also leaves a fresh, subtle scent for a long time.
Peeling is aimed to remove keratinized scales from your scalp and promote hair growth. It’s advisable to choose the right peeling product for your hair type. I like the Anti-Pollution line from the plant-based cosmetic brand Yves Rocher. You can try their refreshing Detox Scalp Scrub with Moringa extract and salt crystals. It gently and deeply cleanses the scalp, exfoliates dead skin cells, and removes toxins. Salt provides delicate exfoliation that helps saturate your scalp with oxygen and regulates the production of sebum. As a result, your hair becomes airy and stays clean longer. The product has a soft creamy texture, therefore it doesn’t make your scalp dry and is suitable for all hair types.
German scientists from the University of Lubeck found out that when used externally, caffeine accelerates hair growth by 25%. In addition to special caffeine-containing hair products, this substance is also found in green tea extract and green coffee oil.
A regular head massage stimulates blood circulation and nourishes the hair follicles. It’s a gentle way to make your hair grow faster and get rid of stress. A 10- or 15-minute daily head massage will help you achieve noticeable results.
Hair washing, styling, and coloring are indispensable for all women. But they can have a bad impact on your hair. In fact, if you wash your hair every day, the protective oil layer will be washed off. Without this layer, your curls will be more susceptible to adverse environmental factors.
Sometimes even the most harmless things can seriously damage your hair. Rigid hair binders with metal elements should be replaced with elastic telephone wire hair ties made from silicone.
Besides, you need to comb your hair at least twice a day. This increases capillary activity, stimulates the sebaceous glands to secrete sebum, and helps distribute it evenly through the hair.
To make your hair stronger and healthier, you need to regularly cut your split ends.