While there’s no guaranteed formula to grow your hair faster, you can increase your chances of enjoying longer locks by following some basic guidelines, according to “Cosmopolitan Magazine” and the Breast Cancer website. Whether you lost some tresses due to medical conditions such as cancer or just want to grow your hair out, stay away from any products promising quick and guaranteed results.
Ingest More Zinc
Eating plenty of zinc-rich foods or taking the appropriate supplements can help your hair grow faster, according to “Cosmopolitan Magazine.” This natural remedy has been used since ancient Egypt to promote good hair and skin health, notes MedlinePlus. You can find zinc in most meats, nuts and dairy products or take at least 90 milligrams a day through zinc supplements or a multivitamin. Plus, ingesting zinc might help protect you against the common cold or painful conditions such as gastric ulcers.
Trim Split Ends Regularly
It’s not an oxymoron to trim those split ends to help your hair grow faster and healthier, according to “Marie Claire Magazine.” When you don’t treat your split ends with tender loving care, they can actually hamper your chances of more hair growth. Split ends rub together and prevent growth, so snip those ends or find a qualified hairstylist to do so on your behalf.
Use Hair Growth Shampoo And Conditioner
Hair growth shampoos and conditioners aren’t always scams, notes “Marie Claire Magazine.” Try a brand such as Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths. “Cosmopolitan Magazine” also recommends that women with serious split ends and tangling problems use products designed to combat such hair disasters; the magazine recommends Laurent D. Salon Herbal Blend #26 and Aveda Sap Moss Shampoo and Conditioning Detangler. No matter what shampoo and conditioner you choose, try to buy brands that offer natural plant extracts rather than potentially harsh chemical cleansers.
Change Your Brushing Style
If you’re using a plastic-bristle brush on your locks, stop this if you hope to grow out that mane more quickly, advises “Cosmopolitan Magazine.” When your hair is wet, use only a wide-tooth comb to untangle those knots. Once your hair is close to dry, be sure to use only a natural-bristle brush to style your tresses. Also, if you must use the blow dryer, keep it at a low-heat setting to avoid unwanted hair damage.
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