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How Can Hair Grow Faster?  Having beautiful healthy hair enhances a woman's physical appearance and self esteem. Many women are not satisfied with the condition and length of their hair. Despite a trend of wearing shorter hairstyles, the allure of long, gorgeous hair is preferable to the contemporary, fashionable cuts of modern times. For this reason many women seek out new and inventive ways to boost their hair growth. However, it should be noted that hair cannot be miraculously manipulated to grow overnight. In general, hair grows 6 inches in any given year. It is considered a dead protein hence it cannot restore itself or add length to the areas that have already become damaged. This simply means for your hair to show signs of growth you will need to maintain the hair that has already grown so that any new growth from the hair shaft is easily discerned. If your hair goes through extensive cycles of breakage it will appear to be stunted and lacklustre. There is no solution that will make you go from short and brittle to long and beautiful in days or weeks. However by following some of the the guidelines below you will notice increased hair length over the course of a few months.

  • If you suffer from excessive breaking and bald patches consult a dermatologist. You may have a condition that can be treated. In cases of severe hair disorders do not resort solely to self treatment.
  • Opt to wear hair extensions if you find that your hair is unmanageable or not easily styled. Ensure it is done by a professional who will be able to avoid inciting more hair breakage by putting in the extensions correctly. During the period that the extensions are worn your hair will look like you want it to, while getting a break from direct heat styling.
  • Boost you hair growth with vitamins and minerals such as B complex, B-6, Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Beta Carotene which have all been proven to help improve hair texture and length. You should also consider adding minerals such as Magnesium and Zinc to your regular diet. To make things easier you can invest in supplements that contain all these beneficial vitamins and minerals.
  • Try to increase your protein intake which will greatly improve the strength of your hair, making it more resilient and less likely to break.
  • Do not wash your hair in excess as this will remove natural oils and moisture from your scalp which normally help to maintain hair's lustre and elasticity. Wash your hair no more than twice a week and condition your hair after each wash. If your hair is processed or dyed wash your hair with Shampoo once a week and condition it in between shampoos.
  • Try to get adequate rest as hair growth is greatest during periods of sleep.
  • Ensure that you eat well and are doing sufficient levels of physical activity.
  • Do not use blow dryers and heat styling tools very often as this will cause hair damage and breakage.
  • Trim the hair regularly to make the hair more manageable and more viable.
  • If your hair is processed or relaxed opt for professional maintenance to keep hair healthy.
  • Don't dye or process your hair if it is already very damaged.
  • Use hair treatments that contain Shea butter, castor oil, olive oil or mayonnaise to help repair damaged areas of the hair.

How Can Hair Grow Faster