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Hair Growth: How To Grow Your Hair (But Actually)

Having trouble growing your hair? Try this!

You diligently measure your hair every month or so to track your progress, you have tried so many different products you can't keep track, you cut your split ends every 2 months and still no growth results. Your hair isn’t growing as quickly as you’d like. Maybe you’ve hit a hair length plateau. If so, is there anything you can do about it to get your hair growing again?

All hair eventually stops growing, although each person has her own growth cycle.The average rate of hair growth is ½ inch per month. If you see no gains for two months or more, consider your daily styling habits.

Breakage could account for not seeing any growth; your hair is growing from the roots, but may be breaking off at the ends. However, if you’re diligent about not abusing heat or chemicals, and you’re still not seeing any gains, there are ways to get through the plateau.

• Practice more protective styles: Putting your hair up not only keeps your ends safe and well-moisturized, it also puts it out of your mind for the time being. You won’t be tempted to measure it all the time if it’s tucked away in braids, twists or a weave.

• Put the measuring tape down: Instead of obsessing over every quarter- or half-inch, stop measuring for several months. When you do pick up the measuring tape again, you may be pleasantly surprised to see significant gains.

Take hair supplements: Vitamins that promote hair and nail growth can help you through a plateau.  

• Live a healthy lifestyle: In addition to any hair growth vitamins you take, be sure and take a daily multivitamin for overall health. You should also follow a well-rounded diet, drink plenty of water, and exercise at least a few times per week. All of this keeps your body nourished and healthy, which in turn has a positive effect on your scalp and hair growth.