Our hair grows at the rate of 0.5 mm per day. There are various factors on which the growth of hair depends like age, diet, health and lifestyle. It is possible to have long and healthy hair and there are several methods of attaining it.
The foundation of strong hair basically lies in the nutrient we consume coupled with few tips and the ancient knowledge of home remedies. It does not require expensive supplements or hair products.
1) Healthy food for hair: food containing omega-3 fatty acids has high protein content that are required to maintain scalp health. Deficiency of Omega-3 can lead to dry scalp and dull hair. Flax-seed, salmon fish, walnut etc contains omega 3. Green vegetables are good source of vitamins like A, C, iron and calcium and acts as natural hair conditioners. Beans and lentils provides ample protein, biotin, zinc and iron to promote hair growth the lack of which makes the hair brittle and leads to hair shedding.
Eggs contain biotin, protein and vitamin B-12 all of which are vital source of beauty nutrients. Whole grains contain vitamin B, iron and zinc which is beneficial for healthy hair growth. Carrots contain vitamin A which encourages healthy scalp and is crucial for well-conditioned and shiny hair.
A well balanced diet rich in protein, vitamin B12, iron, calcium and zinc helps in fast and natural hair growth.
2) Tips to grow hair fast: Massage the scalp regularly with warm oil. It increase blood flow and stimulates hair growth. Coconut oil and olive oil are the best oils when it comes to hair massage. Trim the split ends to keep the hair healthy as hair stops growing at the split ends.
Stress and anxiety causes hair loss and inhibits growth of new hair. Therefore, employ relaxing activities to minimize the stress level. Keep away from curling irons, blow drying, coloring and hot rollers as much as possible.
3) Home remedies: Wash hair with cold water as hot water causes damage to the hair. Brush your hair as frequently as possible as it acts as great massage for the hair and aids in blood circulation and results in stronger hair. However, avoid brushing when the hair is wet.
Minimum 8 hours sleep everyday helps in fast hair growth as hair grows when we rest. Egg white and crushed neem leaves or egg white and olive oil support healthy scalp and beautiful hair. Do not apply shampoo everyday as it makes the hair dry and causes breakage. Drink plenty of water to keep the hair moisturized. Also, hair becomes healthy and grows faster as water flushes out the toxins.
Try these techniques for fast results to thick, strong and healthy hair.