How many times have you asked yourself, “How can I get my hair to grow faster?” If your hair seems to grow slowly, probably a lot. The average time it takes for hair to grow is about 0.44mm per day or about one-half inch each month.
The problem with this statistic is that not everyone is “average.” Some people, because of genetics and the environment, have slower-growing hair. To complicate matters, if your hair tends to break easily, it may look like it’s growing slowly — when in reality, it is growing quicker than you think it is.
Tips on How to Grow Long Hair Fast
You need a lifestyle change to help grow long hair fast. Some easy things to do include:
Make sure you eat a healthy diet consisting of leafy greens and protein. Since hair is made up of protein, eating foods such as lean meat, eggs, soybean, fish and nuts help your hair to grow by providing protein to your body. Proteins should be about 15 percent of your diet.
Make sure you are getting the proper vitamins. Growth-boosting vitamins include A, B, C, E, Beta-Carotene, Biotin and Magnesium. You should be getting enough of these if you eat a proper diet. If you do not normally eat leafy greens or foods high in protein, you may want to add a vitamin supplement with these vitamins.
Reduce fats and sugars. Don’t forget that sugar is not just sugar — it includes fructose, lactose and complex carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates are found in “white” grains, such as white bread, pasta, rice and potatoes.
Cut back on caffeine, including coffee and soda.
Cut back or quit smoking.