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Whether you've recently cut your hair and you instantly regret it or you're noticing some areas thinning out, many women and men will at some point encounter a need to increase or stimulate hair growth. From products to dietary changes or reviewing your medications or treatments, there are many beliefs out there but it can be hard to determine what actually works to make your hair grow faster. Being able to speed up the process of helping your hair grow longer and thicker can be accomplished naturally by following these tips below!
Part of stimulating hair growth depends on genetic factors, but that's not anything that someone can control. Natural hair growth products may help, but it's not like they'll instantly give you long, flowing hair with just a spritz or two. That said, there are some things that you can do to help your hair grow.
One place you might want to look when trying to stimulate your hair growth is to cut out any restrictive dieting. Diet can rob your hair of the nutrients that it needs to grow, and if your body is being shocked by a dramatic change in diet, it could also affect your hair growth.
Another thing to be aware of when you're interested in stimulating hair growth is to monitor your protein intake. Most people should be consuming at least 50 grams of protein a day, and if you're running a protein deficit that could make it harder for your body to grow hair.
In the body, certain nutrients can also play a role in stimulating hair growth, such as biotin, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, zinc, iron, omega-3 and omega-6. Some of these nutrients have even been proven in studies to help prevent hair loss.
On the physical side of things, a scalp massage not only feels great, it may also help stimulate hair growth and boost the health of your hair. In fact, one study showed that after 24 weeks, a four-minute daily scalp massage led to thicker hair. While it didn't show actual hair growth, thicker hair can seem longer in certain contexts while also being less likely to become damaged and break off.
For those that like to frequently, color, style and straighten their hair, you might want to think twice. The heat from curling irons, hair dryers and straighteners can do real damage to your hair over time, as can powerful bleaches and dyes. If you're looking to stimulate hair growth, all that damage and stress to your hair may be working against you.
As for products and things that you can apply to your hair to help make it grow, some studies have shown that essential oils and various nutrients can help stimulate hair growth in both men and women. Ingredients such as witch hazel, rosemary, cedarwood, lavender oil and tea tree oil can have positive effects on the growth of hair, helping to both stimulate hair growth and to leave your hair looking and feeling healthier.For one of the easiest ways to stimulate hair growth, try our all-natural and restorative hair spritz. It can help grow, thicken and volumize your hair, and it's available in convenient 4 and 8 oz bottles -- perfect for bringing one with you and leaving one at home.