Growing hair is something the body does naturally, but did you know that there are things you can do to stimulate speedy hair growth?
Hair is often one of the first things that people see when they look at you. Because of this, you spend a few minutes (maybe hours) of your day to make it look presentable. You wash it, comb it, style it, and do what it takes to keep it healthy.
Depending on the goal, various hair care routines work toward keeping the hair healthy. Speedy hair growth is often associated with healthy hair. Here are some essential tips for growing hair faster:
The food, beverages, and supplements you consume affect your hair growth. Restrictive dieting or slowing down food intake will slow down hair growth because the nutrients that help your hair grow become insufficient. For example, protein, being optimal for hair growth, should be taken at a minimum of 50 grams per day. Taking supplements (with iron, zinc, selenium, fatty acids, folic acid, and vitamins A, D, and E) is also important because these are the key nutrients that hair needs for growth. A deficiency in these key nutrients could lead to hair loss.
While larger studies are still needed to support its efficacy, completing four minutes of scalp massage could lead to thicker hair after 24 weeks. Massages dilate blood vessels, which leads to thicker hair that is stronger and less prone to breakage and damage. Massages can be done by professionals, but do-it-yourself massages will also work.
Hair Care Products and Treatments
Using hair care products that promote speedy hair growth can contribute to your long hair goals. Essential oils such as pumpkin seed, rosemary, peppermint, jojoba, and lavender oils promote hair growth by slowing down hair loss. However, remember that pure essential oils may be too potent. Check the usage instructions for your oils before using them.
Platelet-rich plasma treatment, or PRP, works by injecting a concentration of the patient's PRP back into their bloodstream to act as stem cells.
Minoxidil, on the other hand, is a drug taken by those with problems of hair loss. Minoxidil is usually prescribed to men.
Other treatments, such as leave-in products with the antioxidant piroctone olamine, reduce hair thinning and protect the scalp, while caffeine-infused products boost hair growth.
Heat from blow dryers, straighteners, and curling irons could stress hair out so much that your hair could end up being damaged and dry. This will then lead to breakage and loss.
Hair color can affect the strength and thickness as it can strip away the hair's natural fatty acids.
Chronic stress also affects hair because it pushes hair follicles into a resting state. This is when the follicles shed hair instead of growing them. Therefore, treating yourself to some stress release will do your hair some good. Yes, this includes journaling.
Sometimes, split ends occur. The best way to solve this is by trimming your hair to prevent damage from going further and causing breakage. It should be noted that experts debunked myths of hair trims alone making hair thicker. Instead, regular trimming makes sure that damage in the tips won't reach the roots. With less damage, your hair is more likely to reach longer lengths in a shorter period.
Habits such as seven to nine hours of sleep can help your body produce melatonin, a hair growth-regulating hormone. During this long period, experts recommend using smooth pillowcases made of silk and satin to avoid tugging and breakage. Additionally, remember to sleep with dry hair to avoid matting and weakened strands.