We all want beautiful hair, and do a lot of things to make them grow longer, shinier, good volume and what not. Hair grows gradually over a period of time, an inch by inch every two months. There are many things you can do to help with the hair growth process, which many people follow. Some people on the other hand are not aware of effective tips and tricks. Therefore, we have compiled here some to help your hair growth.
Lifestyle and eating habits
These things might not sound like they make any difference, but they actually do. Your hair gets nourishment from the inside, if you take healthy foods. Try cutting down on alcohol intake and smoking. It is better that you give up drinking completely. Even stress plays a big role in hair growth. A lot of stress can lead to hair fall and limit the hair growth. So, try and lead a stress free life.
On the other hand, there are a lot of things that you can add to your diet to help the hair growth, like greens, veggies and fruits, lean protein stuff like fish, eggs and nuts. Try having whole grain foods and products rather than the normal stuff. You can even take vitamin tablets to maintain the overall health of your body, which in turn will aid hair growth.
Instead of blow drying your hair, allow it to air dry. The heat from the blow dryer damages the hair and causes split ends, even brushing your hair too often has the same results. Using a lot of hair products also harms the hair. All the chemicals deteriorate the health of the hair follicles and the scalp making it weak and finally breaking. Do not overdo the coloring, perming, smoothening, straightening, etc.
Try to condition your hair every week. Massaging your scalp and hair at least once in two weeks or a month is also good for maintaining hair health. This will rejuvenate your scalp and hairs, making it look new and fresh. Not to mention, it will also relieve any stress you might have. Even a normal massage will do wonders, but it will be better, if you try it with the hot oil. Regularly cutting your hair will keep the split ends away, and also helps the hair grow.
As mentioned before, your overall health dictates your hair growth and if your health is not good, then you might have hair growth problems. When a person is ill, the hair growth stops and you might actually start losing a lot of hair. If you have this problem, consult a doctor just to be on the safe side and find out if anything is wrong, health wise.
Other small things or changes you can adapt to:
- Exercise to keep yourself fit and healthy
- Get proper sleep
- Drink a lot of water
Following these things will ensure that you are doing everything to help your hair grow to its maximum capacity.