How To Grow Your Hair Faster And Healthier

Long. Luscious. Hair. Those three words draw images of Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker's tresses to mind. We'll admit it, we have major hair crushes on these ladies, especially since it's finally beach season. But for many of us it's not that easy to achieve hair of Kardashian lengths-whether it's because it grows slowly or it has a tendency to break easily. That's why we reached out to our experts to find out how we can help speed up the process.

West Hollywood, CA, hair restoration specialist Craig Ziering, MD, says it's best to avoid chemical straightening treatments and heat styling as much as possible since they can cause serious damage to the hair. He also recommends Viviscal Professional Hair Growth supplements. “Viviscal strengthens and replenishes vital nutrients in thinning hair. It is a natural dietary supplement, safe for both men and woman, with clinical studies that support its use for promoting existing growth.”

He also suggests eating a diet rich in proteins and amino acids to help support healthy hair growth, while salmon and other fish are rich in essential omega-3 fatty acids that help support scalp health. Spinach is another great option because it's an excellent source of vitamin A and C. These nutrients help your body produce sebum-the body's natural hair conditioner. It's also important to choose whole grains when given the option they contain vitamin B, iron and zinc. Zinc is especially important for healthy hair growth because it helps to regulate hormones that affect the thickness and growth of your hair.

Plano, TX, facial plastic surgeon Samuel Lam, MD agrees, saying, “The healthier you are, the better the hair will grow.” He also cautions against buying hair growth medications that aren't approved by the FDA at a high cost with no proven benefits.

“The average person's hair grows about 3/4th to one inch every month,” says celebrity hairstylist and owner of The Private Room in Beverly Hills, CA, Tina Dizon. That's why it's important to keep your hair as healthy as possible so it can look it's best and grow faster. She agrees that you should avoid heat styling as much as possible and adds that you should also never tie your hair up when it's wet. Regular trims are also a must to get rid of damaged hair to prevent further breakage. She recommends Unite Moisturizing Shampoo ($28) and Unite Moisturizing Conditioner ($30) to keep your hair healthy and hydrated.

And since blood circulation is important to hair growth, regular scalp massages and exercise can help increase the blood flow to the scalp. While supplements and a healthy diet can help your hair grow, Dizon says that patience is a virtue when it comes to waiting out the growth process. “As long as you are aware of what you do and have the patience and dedication to do the right things, your hair will grow faster than you realize.”

But if you don't have the patience, hair extensions are a great option to get longer, fuller hair in a jiffy. Check out the video below to learn more.



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  • Kathrine

    If you make the commitment to closely follow the five steps below, not only will you grow long hair but your hair will be in beautiful condition throughout the process. Read my tips below... 1. Comb your hair daily. This will help stimulate hair growth. Even if you’re at work, be sure to take constant breaks to brush your hair, just don’t get caught. 2. Moisturize your hair. Find a good moisturizing shampoo and conditioner that adds volume to your hair. 3.Use hair packs once a week to put sustenance in your hair. Much the same as your skin, hair too requires some product of spoiling on a general foundation and cutting edge hair packs help give a clean sparkle to your hair. 4. Trim your hair regularly. You want to do this to get rid of split ends and to add shape to your hair. 5. Uphold to an exceptional diet. Your hair too requires the reliable support of an adjusted eating regimen to develop well. Just ensure that all your meals have enough protein and iron in them.

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  • Lyla

    I would recommend Hair Formula 37 vitamins. It takes about a month for hair to start growing faster but it works.

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  • chayla

    I just want so me long hair my hair is so short its the size of a oatmeal pack

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  • short hair .....

    I just want some tips on how to grow longer hair

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  • Maria

    I've tried FAST Shampoo by Nisim. It takes about a month to see the difference. I use to grow 1/2 inch per month - now I'm growing just over an inch every month.

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  • LUVtheHair

    There's some good suggestions here. Pretty skeptical of the Unite product ($50 for shampoo and conditioner?). I will say I've used Hair Formula 37 vitamins before (http://www.hairformula37.com) and they really seem to help my hair grow. It was for sure healthier.

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  • Kathrine

    If you make the commitment to closely follow the five steps below, not only will you grow long hair but your hair will be in beautiful condition throughout the process. 1. Comb your hair daily. This will help stimulate hair growth. Even if you’re at work, be sure to take constant breaks to brush your hair, just don’t get caught. 2. Moisturize your hair. Find a good moisturizing shampoo and conditioner that adds volume to your hair. 3.Use hair packs once a week to put sustenance in your hair. Much the same as your skin, hair too requires some product of spoiling on a general foundation and cutting edge hair packs help give a clean sparkle to your hair. 4. Trim your hair regularly. You want to do this to get rid of split ends and to add shape to your hair. 5. Uphold to an exceptional diet. Your hair too requires the reliable support of an adjusted eating regimen to develop well. Just ensure that all your meals have enough protein and iron in them. To make your hair grow longer: you do not have to pay hundreds of dollars or get the worst haircut ever; it just takes a few changes here and there in your lifestyle.

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  • Kathrine Maston

    Continue to keep your mane aside from heat. Heat will deterioration your mane; it'll strip out sebum and lead to your mane to become dry. A dry scalp and locks won't let healthy and fast growth\. Staying way from heat indicates you need remain aside from making use of flat iron and hot rollers. These tools are very damaging for a tresses and scalp Tips from MakeMyHairGrowFaster (dot) org

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  • Kathrine

    Want to grow hair fast? A good mixture for longer hair would be: -Jojoba oil 1/2 cup or more for longer hair -Essential Peppermint oil 15-20 drops -Essential Rosemary oil 10-15 drops -Essential Lavender oil 5-10 drops you simply mix these together and place in a microwave able bowl, and place in the microwave for 15-20 seconds. Be sure to heat until Luke warm and not hot

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  • MeMe

    I am a hairdresser and a registered nurse at a doctors office, i have tried many vitamins and none have worked until now, RegeneMax by Xymogen is great. It helps my hair grow and helps with the shine. You take on capsule twice a day. Also, i use a good Moroccan spray oil for my hair to help also.

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  • Kathrine

    Hi, Nice tips! I'd like to add some tips here: There are several ways to promote hair growth take biotintake ashwaganda. You should increase protein intake. You need lots of vegetables and fruits. Externally get good hair oil like Mira hair oil. It will promote faster hair growth.

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  • Hair Today...

    I and a few friends have tried Viviscal; we gave it plenty of time to work;, we fell for the "celebrity" hype and it did absolutely nothing. Btw, don't hair extensions cause hair to break off too?

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