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How To Grow Hair Faster

Dr. Aman Dua | October, 31 2014 | 0 Comments

Since times immemorial humans, both men and women have been fascinated by the look of hair. Although considered as a non-essential structure for humans, hair contributes a good deal too overall look of an individual. The dream of having thick and long hair is omnipresent for everyone. In this article you understand the hair growth cycle and the ideas to grow hair faster. 

Role of Diet in Fast Hair Growth

You are what you eat. Eat right for healthy hairHair is made up of protein not calcium as the myth goes.

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  • Natural proteins:

    Eat plenty of proteins like eggs, fish, chicken. For a vegetarian diet go high on soya products like soya milk, tofu, milk protein like cheese, curd. and half a litre pure milk intake also helps. Sprouts, almonds, walnut, figs are a valuable addition.

  • Synthetic Proteins:

    For an individual who is not working out but moderately active throughout the day, around 0.5 mg/kg of body weight of protein is essential for good hair. Ones who are working out need at least 1 mg/kg. Certain protein supplements like whey, soya, egg protein combinations if working out to supplement total protein requirement. But must consult doctor if having any medical problem before starting supplements.

  • Eggs & Turmeric:

    Eggs are the richest source of protein and one egg contains only 6 mg. So one can calculate how much protein one needs as per body weight. Turmeric is now proven to have good role in hair growth. One can take 1⁄2 teaspoon of turmeric in a warm glass of milk at night. Studies have shown that it improves hair growth. Sudden loss of weight is also not good. Do intelligent dieting. Don’t cut down on proteins else skin and hair suffers. 

Here below is some Do and Don’t to make you Hair Growth Faster

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  • Role of Stress: 

    Learn to manage your stress. It’s really bad for hair than even poor diet. Stress causes decrease blood flow to scalp due to certain stress linked hormones leading to poor nutrition and hence hair fall. Do Yoga, meditation, exercises, dance, sing … whatever to distress yourself.

  • Role of Smoking

    It is even worse for hair growth than hard drinking. Nicotine causes constriction of blood vessels of scalp hence nourishment is compromised. Keep alcohol intake under check. Don’t indulge in heavy drinking and smoking if you need healthy and thick hair.

  • Be Natural: 

    Dry your hair naturally. Keep blow-drying and use of straightness to the minimum. Use warm oil application on scalp 15-20 minutes before head bath once a week. Don’t massage vigorously, rather slow gentle movement if there is no hair fall and use hot towel treatment in case of hair fall. Avoid mustard oil. Coconut oil, almond oil, olive oil, Moroccan oil is all good. Use heat protective serums before blow drying and straightening to prevent heat damage to the hair.

  • Regular Trimming: 

    Don’t forget your regular trims and get your split ends removed once a month. All this will take away thin and damaged cuticles leaving behind good locks.

  • Sun Protection: 

    This is as essential for hair as for the skin. Cover your head when going out in extreme sun especially during holidaying. Broad brimmed hats, caps, bandanas look stylish too and protect your hair. When you done the life style management for hair loss but still not seeing results, you must consult us for a proper checkup. There are various ways to stop the hair fall or restore what is lost. 

Understand the Hair Growth Cycle

The hair grows about 0.5 inches per month or 6 inches per year. With age the speed of hair growth slows down. Hair growth cycle is dependent on the new cells that push the hair forward to make it longer. There are about 1 Lac hairs on a healthy scalp and people lose about 100 hairs per day, in normal conditions. Baldness occurs when new hairs are not being produced anymore.

During its life a hair goes through three phases of growth: the anagen, the telogen and the catagen. There are many normal life changes that one can bring which can help you grow hair faster and longer. A person dealing with the problem should work 360 degree to bring about the change even before you go for any medical treatment.

There are many normal life changes that one can bring which can help you grow hair faster and longer. A person dealing with the problem should work 360 degree to bring about the change even before you go for any medical treatment.

Dr. Aman Dua

Dr. Aman Dua

Dr. Aman Dua, Co-Founder & Managing Director at AK Clinics has over 14 years of clinical and teaching experience in the fields of Dermatology and Hair Transplant. Clinically, she has practiced aesthetic dermatology as a Consultant at Dayanand Medical Hospital, Ludhiana where she also served as the Assistant Professor & Skin Specialist for a number of years.

Over the course of her career, she has garnered acclaim as a facial aesthetics expert, with special interest in non-surgical acne scar removal. She practices as a Chief Dermatologist at Ludhiana Clinics.

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