by Staff writer
Hair could be one of the slowest growing things — increasing only at a pitiable pace of no more than half an inch every month.
This means it could take a lifetime to grow a really long hair, but that doesn’t mean there is nothing you can do to speed up the process.
Here are some:
1. Eat right
Foods such as salmon and walnuts are loaded with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids as well as antioxidants which can reduce hair loss and increase hair density. Another experts-proven food for faster hair growth is beans because it provides the body with hair-healthy nutrients like iron, biotin, and folate.
2. Treat your scalp right
Healthy hair starts from the scalp. According to a recent study, daily scalp massages are proven to increase hair thickness. Avoiding scalp injuries and limiting the use of strong chemicals on your scalp will certainly improve hair quality and quicken growth.
3. Stop cutting your hair
It is a myth that the more you cut hair, the more it grows. In fact, the opposite is true because frequent cutting of hair disrupts the normal mechanism of hair growth and informs your body you do not need it. This in turn could make you to start losing hair in those places.
4. Give your hair a rest
Minimum washing and styling has been found to favor hair growth, so experts always advise those looking for longer hair to minimize their salon appointments.
5. Avoid extensions
When growth is your goal, experts also recommend minimal use of extensions. If you must, only use extensions for special occasions and carry them for short periods of time. Getting permanent extensions will hurt how fast your natural hair grows.
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