Healthy and beautiful hair that grows fast is not an unrealistic achievement. All you need is some patience, commitment, and the necessary determination to change several inappropriate habits that affect the hair growing.
A balanced diet
In general, a balanced diet is the starting point of any plan made to improve the overall health. If you really want a healthy hair able to grow in a timely manner, then you have to work on your diet. The main element that enters in the hair composition is the protein called keratin. You need to consume food reach in proteins like eggs, nuts, fish (salmon), almonds, beans, and lean meat, because a fair amount of proteins included in the daily diet enables hair growth.
The minerals iron and zinc have also an important impact: the iron (contained by beans, tofu, lentils, eggs, or poultry) ease the transmission of oxygen to the hair follicles, while zinc (found in peanut butter, pumpkin seeds, and seafood) repairs the damaged hair and adjusts the activity of the oil glands.
Vitamins deficiencies are counted among the causes of hair loss and slow growth. Eat seafood, bananas, potatoes, peas, or whole grains to receive B vitamins, and pineapples, peppers, citrus fruits, and strawberries for vitamin C. Also, a daily intake of vitamins A, D, K, and E and fatty acids like Omega 3 is beneficial for accelerating the hair growth. A proper diet completed with good rest and less stress makes wonders with your hair.
Reduce the side effects of hair styling
There are certain styling techniques and hair treatments that put pressure on the hair follicles causing damages over time. Try to limit as much as possible the use of the hot styling tools (the curling iron or flat iron), as well as to avoid frequent perm, blow drying and hair coloring. Air dry is a better solution and manually styling prevents hair breakage.
While brushing, the blood flow to the scalp is considerably stimulated and the growing process advances rapidly. However, excessive brushing or combing pulls the hair from its root determining premature loss. This is the reason why it is recommended to brush your hair no more than twice a day. One little tip: wet hair has higher elasticity and is likely to break easily, so use your fingers or a comb with wide teeth to brush it.
Do not exaggerate with hairstyles like tight ponytails or cornrows because pulling tightly your hair for long periods of time put significant stress on the hair.
The oils of jojoba, olive, avocado, and coconut work great for homemade hot oil treatments, which proved to make hair growing harmoniously and faster. You need to heat the oil, apply on the scalp and massage it gently for several minutes. Also, the hair hygiene kept at a proper level ensures the health of your hair and sustains the growth process. Most hair stylists agree that it is enough to wash the hair 3-4 times a week because over-washing neither helps to have longer and stronger hair, nor to look better.
Try this for 90 days and see the results for longer, healthier hair.