Science has proven hair can grow ¼ inch, up to a ½ inch a month. Some people grow faster than that estimate. These individuals have one thing in common, and it’s not their age. True, younger people tend to have faster-growing hair. But that’s not a factor in my findings. I’m going to share five hair growing dos that may push your hair growth into high speed.
1. Shampooing the minimum of once a week and using fewer products will help reduce buildup, especially if you’re active. Your scalp is skin and should be cleansed. If you’re using the proper products, dryness won’t be a problem. When cleansing, focus on the scalp and use your fingertips or a shampoo brush. It will stimulate blood circulation. Be sure to rinse thoroughly to avoid shampoo and conditioner residue.
2. Our body is an advanced machine fueled by food and water. If we eat junk, the results won’t be desirable. If you missed my Hair Tweaks To Know post, read it. I wrote about the importance of water in the body. We also need fruits and veggies, but what some don’t realize herbs and sprouts are essential too. They have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects on the body that will help your cells regenerate quickly, improving hair growth.
3. Movement helps with blood circulation, your bowels, and releases toxins. Mopping, vacuuming, and working in your garden is a form of exercise. You can also go for a brisk walk, workout, or climb the stairs to get your heart rate going. I notice my clients that move and eat well have healthier hair hands down!
4. Excessive styling and excessive products ~ I consider these two different things, but they go hand in hand. Excessive brushing or pulling can weaken the hair follicle and cause hair loss. If you choose to wear pull back hairstyles, have some give. That will relieve the stress at the roots.
5. People get heavy-handed with products, and that causes hair to collect dirt. Using products that work can go a long way, and the hair can thrive.
For more answers about hair, read The Book Of Natural Hair Questions & Answers From A Stylist’s Perspective found on Amazon.
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