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How Can I Grow Hair Faster?

How Can I Grow Hair Faster?

According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the average human scalp is home to around 100,000 hair follicles. And each follicle grows hair in a cycle comprising four stages: 

  • Anagen (growing)
  • Catagen (transition)
  • Telegen (resting) 
  • Exogen (shedding) 

However, we don’t all grow hair at the exact same rate: your strands may take more or less time to grow than others. That can be frustrating if you want longer locks without such a lengthy wait. 

So, what can you do to grow your hair faster?

Eat More Protein

Protein is one of the main building blocks of hair, so it’s crucial that you include this in your diet. According to the British Heart Foundation, most adults should get around 0.75g per kilogram of their body weight each day. 

While meat is one of the most well-known protein sources, you can get all the protein you need from non-meat foods like nuts, beans, whole grains, eggs, oats, Greek yoghurt, and broccoli.

Wash Your Hair with Hair Growth Shampoo 

Hair growth shampoos, such as Watermans Grow Me Shampoo, are designed to help your hair become longer, thicker, and stronger. It promotes better scalp circulation, and includes lupin protein to aid hair growth. 

Use a hair growth conditioner alongside your shampoo to give your scalp and follicles extra support. 

Try Essential and Carrier Oils 

Essential oils can stimulate better hair growth. Research found that taking a pumpkin seed oil supplement daily led to increased hair growth after six months. Rosemary oil is also believed to restore hair growth in a similar way to minoxidil, a common treatment. 

Carrier oils, such as argan oil, can cultivate healthier hair growth too. Carrier oils can be used directly on the skin, unlike essential oils which are too potent. Learn more about argan oil’s effect on hair in Why You Should Add Argan Oil to Your Hair Routine.

Cut Down on Heat Treatments

Heated styling tools can leave hair dry, dehydrated, and more prone to breakage. If you use them regularly, you may find that cutting back improves your hair growth. 

One way to become less reliant on heated styling tools is to use straightening shampoos and conditioners, such as those made with keratin. Keratin is the protein that creates hair (as well as skin and nails). Applying it to your hair can leave it healthier and sleeker, which means you may not need to straighten your hair as frequently. 

Read more about keratin treatments in Everything You Need to Know About Keratin Treatments

Relax with a Scalp Massage 

A scalp massage may help improve your hair growth. One study found that participants’ hair growth improved after six months of daily scalp massages (lasting less than five minutes each time). 

A scalp massage will also help you relax and fight stress, which is known to trigger hair loss in some cases.

Try these tips and your hair could grow faster and become healthier. Need a little extra help? You’ll find plenty of amazing hair growth products in HairProDirect’s massive range

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