Quite a few people have asked the question about what makes hair grow faster. Some people are fortunate enough to have hair that seems to grow rapidly while others have hair that seems to grow slowly, if at all. Genetics play a role in how fast hair grows, but there are some things you can do to promote faster hair growth.
First, you need to know how fast hair grows on average and when hair naturally grows the fastest. Most of the people have a hair growth of about 5 or 6 inches a year. It could be less or more, but this is generally how much hair growth can be expected annually.
In the summer months, the release of certain hormones causes hair to grow just a little faster than at other times of the year. Also, the body works more during the warm summer months, so the scalp is likely to have better blood circulation that contributes to a slightly increased growth rate.
To help your scalp have better blood circulation all year, get into the habit of daily scalp massages. Use just your fingertips and massage in a circular motion over your entire scalp. About once a week, use coconut oil or warmed olive in your scalp massage as this will help your hair grow a little faster. It will also help stop hair loss, so it does double duty and feels wonderful.
Vitamins are very important in hair growth, especially in helping hair grow faster. It is hard to get enough of some vitamins strictly from food so taking supplements is very helpful in getting enough of the vitamins needed for healthy hair. Increase your intake of amino acids and B vitamins by eating more foods that are rich with them and taking supplements.
Other vitamins and minerals to focus on for fast hair growth are vitamins A, C and E, zinc, iron, and protein. Some people take prenatal vitamins or biotin pills to help promote fast hair growth. Add drinking plenty of water to your healthy diet and supplements.
A great many people don’t realize how important sleep is for healthy, growing hair. The truth is that your body repairs and regenerates itself on a cellular level during sleep. Also, growth hormones are released while you sleep.
So your hair basically sets its growth pattern while you sleep. When you don’t get enough sleep, not only doesn’t your hair grow very well, it is also more likely to fall out. If you take proper sleep every night, then it will go far in promoting faster-growing hair.
When you are styling your hair, avoid tight hairstyles. Keep your hair in loose, comfortable hairstyles that don’t stress it. Stressed hair won’t grow much at all. Avoid using hair styling tools that use high heat. The heat stresses the hair and discourages good growth. When washing your hair, use smaller amounts of shampoo and avoid shampoos has a lot of chemicals.
Shampoo with natural ingredients that will gently clean your hair and leave the necessary natural oils. If you think washing your hair every day helps it grow, you are not doing your hair a favor. Instead, wash it no more than every other day. This will keep it from becoming dry and brittle.
What you do every day to your hair has a significant effect on how hair grows. Do what is right for your body and hair every day, and you will be doing what things makes hair grow faster.