How To Make Your Hair Grow Faster Part 1
Are you having difficulty growing out your hair? Is your hair not growing as fast or as healthy as you want it to? Although ensuring healthy hair growth takes a lot of time and effort, today we will be discussing the best ways to make your hair grow faster so that you can achieve longer and healthier looking hair sooner than you imagined.
Include these foods in your diet
First and foremost, the number one tip on this list has to do with what we put into our bodies. We have all heard the saying “you become what you eat” at least once before, even though you won't actually become what you eat, the things you put into your body affect the way you feel on the inside and look on the outside. That is why adding the necessary proteins and nutrients to your diet will help you achieve healthier and longer looking hair quicker. Some recommended foods to add to your diet include eggs, avocados, sweet potatoes, nuts, berries, beans, fish, spinach, and foods rich in proteins, biotin, and omega-3’s.
- Eggs- when consumed, eggs are beneficial for hair growth as they are packed with protein and biotin, which is an essential B vitamin and crucial for the promotion of hair growth.
- Avocados- these popular fruits are rich in vitamins B, biotin, and E, which aid in repairing damage to the scalp and help promote healthy hair growth.
- Sweet Potatoes- the reason why sweet potatoes are so good for your hair is that they are abundant in beta-carotene, which turns into Vitamin A when consumed. Vitamin A is beneficial for maintaining a healthy scalp, resulting in healthier hair growth.
- Nuts- different types of nuts help promote hair growth. However, we recommend walnuts and brazil nuts, which are high in protein and zinc as well as omega-3, biotin, selenium, and fatty acids. All of these nutrients help make hair look and appear stronger and shinier.
- Berries- any kind, but most importantly, strawberries and blueberries are exceptional when it comes to your hair. Strawberries and blueberries are rich in Vitamin C, which is packed with antioxidants and also helps produce collagen and helps the body absorb iron. Vitamin C also protects the hair against free radicals that may cause damage to the hair, strengthens the hair, and may prevent hair loss.
- Beans- known for being a good source of protein and zinc, promote hair repair and hair growth when included in your diet.
- Fish- preferably salmon, mackerel, or herring– help promote hair growth and hair density as they have the necessary nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, proteins, antioxidants, selenium, Vitamin D3, and B vitamins, which are good for reducing hair loss as well.
- Spinach- the green leafy superfood is also good for your hair as it is packed with nutrients that are all essential for promoting the beauty and health of hair. The nutrients that can be found in spinach include iron, Vitamin A and C, and folate.
Take vitamins that promote hair growth
There are many hair vitamins and companies in the market today that claim that their hair growing gummies or hair growing pills will make your hair grow faster, longer, and healthier than any other hair gummy or vitamin out there. However, they do not always work for everyone, and even though they are marketed to help accelerate hair growth, it does not mean they will actually do what they claim. The necessary vitamins and minerals that are needed to achieve healthy hair growth include but are not limited to Omega-3’s, Vitamin A, B Vitamins such as Biotin, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Iron, Niacin, and Zinc.
- Omega 3’s – typically derived from fish such as salmon, and can be found in fish oil as well, are essential in achieving shinier and healthier looking hair. Omega 3’s help prevent dry, itchy, and flakey scalp conditions and have anti-inflammatory properties that help open up pores on the scalp to promote healthy hair growth and prevent hair loss.
- Protein- the reason why protein is good for hair growth is that hair itself is made of Keratin, which is a protein. Lack of protein in one’s diet has also been linked to hair loss.
- Vitamin A- helps produce sebum on the scalp, which moisturizes the scalp and aids in healthier hair growth.
- B Vitamins- essential for hair growth, due to their involvement in making red blood cells that carry oxygen and other nutrients to the scalp and the hair follicles.
- Vitamin C- is significant for those that are trying to grow out their hair as it is full of antioxidants that help combat free radicals that may hinder new hair growth. Vitamin C also helps produce collagen and helps the body absorb iron, all of which are all beneficial to hair growth.
- Vitamin D- this is an essential vitamin as it is said to advance hair growth through its involvement in the production of new hair follicles.
- Vitamin E- is an antioxidant that helps maintain hair growth as it reduces free radicles that could cause damage to the hair.
- Iron- low iron levels could lead to hair loss, therefore making sure that one is taking the necessary amounts of iron is beneficial in the promotion of hair growth. Iron also boosts blood circulation to the scalp, which in turn promotes healthy hair production.
- Niacin- a B3 vitamin that aids in faster and thicker hair growth and helps our body create energy from carbohydrates works by improving the circulation of blood as well as oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicle and scalp, which helps promote hair growth. When taking niacin, people tend to experience flushing due to the dilation of blood vessels; however, there are forms of niacin that do not cause flushing.
- Zinc- probably one of the most critical vitamins when making sure your scalp is working correctly for advancing hair growth, helps repair the hair tissue and prevents hair loss by making sure that the oil glands and the hair follicles are functioning accordingly.
If you enjoyed learning about these healthy lifestyle tips on how to make your hair grow faster, stay tuned for Part 2, where we talk about other simple changes you can make to grow your hair faster and the reasons why they work.
Written by: Arisleidi Hernandez