How to Grow Hair Faster for both Men and Women(2020)
Do hair in men and women grow at the same pace?
It is a myth if you believe that head hair in men and women do not grow at the same pace. Some people even believe that hair in men grows faster than that in women but that is not true. It may seem this way because men keep relatively shorter hair than women so, it looks like they grow faster because of the length difference. Predominantly head hair grows ½ an inch per month for both sexes.
Hair growth may differ from person to person irrespective of the sexes. This is because everybody is not the same, hormones and many other things including genetic involvements lead to the difference in the pace of hair growth from person to person.
How to grow hair faster for men and women?
If you are worried because your hair loss is too much while the hair growth is too little. Here, are a few tips and tricks to help you grow hair faster.
Get a trim frequently
Okay as ironic as it sounds, cutting your hair actually makes it grow faster. Though cutting you’re does not have any effect on hair follicles, it eliminates the damage. When you don’t cut your hair frequently enough the damage just increases making the hair weak enough to grow faster.
Also, damaged hair does not look the best. By cutting and removing the damage like split ends, your hair gets a better and a healthier look.
It is advisable to get a trim at least once in two months.
Be aware of the products you use
We see the advertisements on television that guarantee silky smooth and long hair and we believe them. We use these products not knowing about the chemicals infested in them. By using products that aren’t sulfate free and organic, you are stealing the life of your hair by your own hands. On one side, where the hair products market is filled with loads of chemical products, there are also a few brands that offer organic and chemical free products.
What happens to your hair when you use products containing sulfate and chemicals?
I know this question might be bugging your mind that what is it that actually happens when you use these regular hair products. The reason you should not use these products even if they are cheaper because health is something you do not want to compromise. Though sulfates help in forming foam they also steal the natural hygiene of your hair. Excess sulfates strip your hair from natural oils and also causes cell damage. It is also said that sulfates can potentially cause cancer.
Hair is made of proteins and sulfate carries the risk of damaging hair protein, which makes fast hair growth difficult and makes hair weak and dull. Sulfates can also cause skin irritation on the scalp and damage the hair follicles which makes the growth of new hair slow and sometimes even stops the growth of new hair.
Comb your hair more often
Hair growth happens when the hair follicles get enough blood to grow. By combing your hair you facilitate the circulation of blood in hair follicles. Blood brings along various minerals and nutrients which helps a lot in fast hair growth. Always brush your hair well before going to sleep.
Also, make sure you use a wooden comb instead of a plastic one.
A wooden comb plays light and easy on your hair and does not break them. It also helps in spreading the sebum throughout the scalp that keeps hair conditioned.
Check on your diet
Hair falls happens due to various reasons like age, genetics and diet. While you can not really change the first two, diet can be changed as to prevent hair fall and promote hair growth. Hair are made up of proteins, which makes it very important to consume protein rich diets in order to have healthy and long hair.
Foods that help hair grow faster:
Say no to incessant heat styling
How does heat styling damage your hair?
The core element of damage from heat styling is the loss of moisture from hair. When you style your hair with high-temperature irons or even blow dry them, they lose moisture. Moisture is responsible for maintenance of the internal protein structure of the hair and excessive heat styling may alter that structure. Hence, resulting in hair loss and damage.
How to prevent damage caused from heat styling?
There are a few things you can do to prevent dehydration or loss of water and moisture from hair which in turn hinders hair growth.
Avoid heat styling for a while and give your hair time to recover. There are many ways in which you can style your hair without actually using heat.
Always, always apply heat protectants before styling your hair. They help prevent moisture loss and also keep the hair smooth and shiny.
Never heat-style wet hair because wet hair is far more delicate. Also, water increases the effect of heat on hair that results in breakage, dry and dull hair and a lot of split ends.
Try not to style every day and just touch up a style for a few days before washing your hair.
Add supplements to your diet
A hard protein named keratin is what forms hair. And keratin can be obtained from biotin.
Biotin can normally be acquired from a balanced diet. You can also take various supplements (on the recommendation of an expert) to get enough biotin for hair growth.
It is mostly advisable to eat a diet that contains vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, iron, zinc and protein for long and healthy hair, and then take supplements if necessary.
Every day should not be shampoo day
It all comes down to moisture. By shampooing everyday you strip your hair from all the natural oils leaving them dry. For people with very oily hair, daily washing can still be fine but with those with dry or normal hair, daily washing is a hair suicide. Experts recommend to wash your hair every third day and not regularly.
Also, the right choice of shampoo is essential. You should know your hair type and buy shampoo accordingly. Make it a point to not buy shampoo with too many chemicals because you do not want to spoil the beauty of your hair. Rather go for natural and organic products.
Many companies nowadays are making products that are totally made from organic ingredients and also economically affordable.
Some people even do not use shampoo at all, they make use of apple cider vinegar to cleanse their hair. It is said that apple cider has various anti-bacterial properties and it also makes the hair soft and shiny. So, make sure you make wise decisions related to the products you use,
Get to the roots of hair fall
Many of us are facing a hair fall problem. You try to treat it but it seldom gets better. That is because there are various reasons causing hair fall and we need to treat it right. May it be diet or using a particular product on your hair, you need to monitor everything you do to get your hair to grow faster.
Sometimes hair fall even happens as a side effect of a certain prescribed medicine that you might be taking or due to stress, you need to make sure you get to the roots of the problem that is causing your hair to fall in the first place.
Sleep on a silk pillow
Let me tell you the cotton pillow that you are using, is causing your hair to fall. Whereas using a silk and satin pillow helps in hair growth as it helps, maintain the moisture and the natural oils in the hair and also its like butter for the hair. Because silk provides no friction as such and does not cause any hair breakage.
Think twice before going all blonde
Coloring hair is harmful in general and bleaching is the most damaging of all the coloring options. Bleaching causes hair to become dry and prone to damage and split ends. All the bleaches that are used to make hair blonde in color contain ammonia and hydrogen peroxide.
Why is ammonia dangerous for hair growth?
Ammonia helps the hair get the color, in turn damaging the hair cuticle. Using ammonia alters with the natural pH of the hair and also causes the hair follicle to go weak. This leads to breakage of hair and slowing the process of new hair growth.
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