The Complete Hair Growth Guide

If long hair is something that you wish to flaunt on your special day, here’s all that you need to know!

The average rate of hair growth is half-an-inch per month. So, if you wish to speed up hair growth, start your programme at least 2 to 3 months in advance. The earlier, the better! 

Dietary regimen

The most important aspect of improving hair growth is to pay attention to your diet. It should contain adequate protein, vitamins and minerals like iron and zinc. Vitamin B7, known as Biotin, is very important for hair growth. It is available in eggs, fish, liver, whole grains, nuts & seeds, avocado, yoghurt, and cottage cheese. Have a small bowl of sprouts daily. It contains amino acids, which promote healthy hair growth.

Hot oil therapy

Hot oil therapy is important for hair growth. The application of oil with a light massage stimulates blood circulation to the hair follicles. Avoid vigorous massage or rubbing of the hair. Apply warm oil on the hair and scalp. Using your fingertips, actually, move the scalp in small rotary movements. Oils have their particular properties and benefits. For example, pure coconut oil is said to help hair growth. After applying oil, dip a towel in hot water, squeeze out the water and wrap the hot towel around the head, like a turban. Keep it on for 5 minutes. Repeat the hot towel wrap 3 or 4 times. This helps the hair and scalp absorb the oil better. 

Shampoo

One common question that is asked is how often the hair should be washed. Generally speaking, three or four times a week for oily hair and twice a week for dry hair suits most people. Washing does not harm the hair but use a mild herbal shampoo and use in less quantity. One application is enough. Rinse the hair thoroughly with water. After shampoo, avoid rubbing with a towel. Allow the towel to soak up moisture by wrapping it around the head for a few minutes. Avoid brushing wet hair. It gets stretched and breaks. Use a wide-toothed comb, to comb out all the tangles, starting from the ends of the hair and going upwards. Avoid regular use of hairdryers and allow your hair to dry naturally as much as possible. 

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