Personally, my 5 tips for faster hair growth, do not think there is a miracle product or potion that will magically increase hair growth. I do think we can grow stronger, longer, healthier hair in a relatively short amount of time by changing some of our daily habits. Here are some tips that work for me:
1. Try a Hair Super Diet
– Eat an incredibly protein rich diet- Try incorporating more fish, chicken and eggs into your diet. I eat tons of fish and chicken (grilled or sautéed) with a big bowl of veggies. For breakfast, I eat eggs (egg whites for those with high cholesterol) or bran cereal with a protein shake. I also try to eat nuts like peanuts and almonds or a “female” protein bar for a snack around 3 pm.
– Eat HEAPS of green veggies like spinach, Swiss chard, kale, broccoli. I like it sautéed in garlic and olive oil, or steamed.
– Nuts for salty snack like almonds, peanuts, walnuts. Almonds are especially recommended for healthy hair.
– Two to three servings of fruits like bananas, strawberries and blueberries for a sweet snack.
This is basically my diet, plus I take a wheatgrass shot daily (which someone told me was like 2 lbs of veggies)
2. Drinks tons of water
– Caffeine, sodas, sugary drinks and alcohol hinder hair growth. I try to aim for 64 oz of water a day. I drink most of it at home while I’m getting dressed and at home after work. This way, I’m not running to the bathroom every 5 minutes at work. The water rush also pumps me up, and it is more effective than coffee.
3. Exercise, Exercise, Exercise
– Cardio 3-5 times a week to increase circulation and combat stress. Plus, it will force you to wash your hair more frequently. Team up with your best friend, boyfriend, husband or family member and play an interactive sport like tennis, basketball or racquet ball. It’s fun, and you won’t even feel like you are “exercising.” It’s also a great way to bond with loved ones. Or, schedule a Family Fun day with the kids and plan Relay races, Red Rover, Baseball or Soccer.
4. Create a healthy growth environment
– Try washing one day ahead of schedule. Frequent washing clears your scalp so hair follicles can push on through without any build up to block it.
– Condition with pre-poos and deep conditioning treatment to nourish hair.
– Do protective styles to retain moisture and length.
5. Try to boost the amount of sleep per night
– Even going from 6-7 hours to 8 hours can make a difference.
Seems like a lot of work but, as my mama once told me, anything worth having is worth working for.
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