Beauty

Is it pos­si­ble to make your hair grow longer, faster?

Sunday Herald Sun - Stellar - - Contents -

Ex­pert tips to help your hair grow longer – faster.

Whether you’re grow­ing out a hair­cut or just long­ing for more, the good news is, yes, you can make your hair grow faster.

“Ge­net­ics, scalp health, nutri­tional sta­tus, hor­mones, en­vi­ron­ment, and over­all health all in­flu­ence hair health, which in turn gen­er­ates sus­tain­able growth,” ex­plains tri­chol­o­gist and Apote­cari founder Si­mone Abaron. “Each sys­tem in­side our body works with the next, and if we sup­port them so they per­form at their op­ti­mum, you will see a trans­for­ma­tion on the out­side.”

Start by con­sult­ing a med­i­cal pro­fes­sional or natur­opath, then look at the prod­ucts you’re us­ing. Wash hair fre­quently to re­move prod­uct, dirt and oil, and dead skin cells. Lower the heat on styling tools, avoid tight hair­styles (to min­imise break­age), sul­fates, sil­i­cone, parabens, al­co­hol, min­eral oils, petroleum­based ingredient­s and ph­tha­lates, and cut back on dry sham­poo, vo­lu­mis­ing pow­der, and hair­spray, which can clog pores and dry out the hair and scalp, says Abaron.

Hair is made up of pro­tein, which means “con­sum­ing rich sources of pro­tein helps, and sup­ple­ments can feed your body the nu­tri­tion re­quired to build strong, healthy hair”, she notes. “Zinc, sil­ica, se­le­nium, vi­ta­min C, ac­ti­vated B vi­ta­mins, bi­otin and iron, are pre­em­i­nent in pro­mot­ing growth and sup­port­ing the health of the hair.”

Reg­u­lar trims min­imise split ends trav­el­ling up the hair shaft, while weekly scalp mas­sages dis­trib­ute nat­u­ral oils and boost blood cir­cu­la­tion. Abaron cau­tions you won’t be­come the owner of Ra­pun­zel lengths by the end of a week – but one to three months is a typ­i­cal win­dow in which you can ex­pect to see re­sults.

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