Growing out your hair can be slow and frustrating. You can do some things to improve the health of your hair, encourage hair growth and keep it healthy as it grows long. The rate of hair growth is individual, but you can reduce breakage. The care you take of your overall health may help you grow long thick hair fast. Each person’s hair has a terminal length, but good care can help to extend that length.
Eat a healthy and well balanced diet, supplementing with a multivitamin if appropriate. According to dermatologist Ted Daly, taking adequate vitamins and minerals, including iron and Vitamin B12, can help with healthy hair growth. Vitamin and nutrient deficiencies may contribute to weaker hair, hair breakage or hair loss. Good health will encourage rapid, healthy hair growth.
Be gentle with your hair. Wash less frequently, and save shampoo for times when it’s really necessary. Wash with a light daily conditioner in between shampooings to keep the hair’s natural oils in place and to avoid overdrying. Detangle hair with a wide-tooth comb after washing.
Use a deep conditioner weekly to keep hair strong and healthy. While the strand of hair is itself dead, adding moisture can keep it from breaking to allow your hair the longest possible length.
Skip the chemicals, harsh styling products and appliances. Avoid perming or coloring your hair, as both can be drying or cause additional breakage. Heat is bad for your hair, so allow it to dry naturally, says the Daily Glow website.
Visit your stylist for regular trims. While cutting your hair might not seem logical while you are growing it out, keeping split ends to a minimum can actually preserve your length. If you are growing out short hair, trims can help your hair have shape and style as it grows out.
- Avoid brushing wet hair to prevent breakage.
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