Introduction: How to Quickly Grow a Strong and Healthy Hair

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Photographer: Stefanie Hodnik

Hello. just months ago I didn't think much about the fact that hair needs to stay healthy, too, and you can't treat it however you want. Even though hair is strong, it's also very brittle in a way, and you need to take care of it.
By following these steps, you will not only make sure that your hair stays healthy, but it will also grow faster. This is because you have ensured that it gets all the nutrients and vitamins it needs. Also, these steps will make your whole body a lot healthier.
I first started thinking about my hair health when I decided to grow dreadlocks, or as we say in Finland for some reason, "rastas", and not only did I want my hair to grow faster, but also for it to be stronger to ensure that the dreads are in as good condition as possible, from the very beginning.
I recommend everybody to read these tips, and obey them, because it WILL enhance the quality of your life in many ways. You won't be sick so often, you will be stronger, you'll probably even live noticeably longer!

Step 1: Make Sure You Eat Healthy

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This is the most important step, without a doubt. Eat many kinds of foods, including fish, vegetables, meat, fruits, etc.
You should also eat daily multivitamin pills, zinc, magnesium and calsium as well. I don't think it has a direct effect, but Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids are very important for your heart and veins. You get them from greasy fish, or pills. Don't be afraid, there's nothing unhealthy about taking pills as long as you take the recommended dose. Make sure you get enough protein in your diet.
A bit of chips or chocolate every now and then won't hurt, but make sure you keep those as a special treat, and not a daily snack.

Step 2: Drink Water

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This one is simple. Drink. Water. 6-8 cups of water per day is super important for you, and not a hard thing to do. Still, many people (including myself just a month or two ago) forget to drink almost any water at all. When they get thirsty, they open a can of Coke and chug it. Don't do that.

Step 3: Don't Wash Your Hair Too Often

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Sure, it's important for your hygiene to shower every day, but only wash your hair with shampoo or such 2-3 times a week. That's about once every two days. This is because shampoo washes away the natural oils from your scalp, leading to greasy hair (because to compensate that, your body starts producing a lot more of those oils than it naturally should), dandruff and in many cases, more brittle hair.
Consider replacing your normal shampoo with an all-natural shampoo found in those "hippie-shops". Not only does this save nature, but almost all mainstream shampoos contain this gel-like substance, which, after you wash away the shampoo, is left in your hair. This is the way they make your hair "shiny and soft", but it's actually very unhealthy.

Oh, I almost forgot. After shower, don't just vigorously rub the towel in your hair to dry it. Either don't dry your hair at all, or gently tap the towel against your hair. If you do comb your hair, do so a maximum of two times a day, and never when your hair is wet. If you have dandruff, you should comb your scalp once a week just before showering with a comb like this in the image. It very effectively removes the dead skin, aka dandruff, from your scalp.

Step 4: Use Hair Conditioners Found in Nature

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A weird-sounding, but an important method is to take a little less than one teaspoon of coconut oil, rub it in your palms so it melts, and then, not using your fingers but palms, rub it in your hair, making sure the scalp gets some too. Do this about half an hour before you go to shower, once a week or so, and I'll guarantee your hair will be healthier.
Coconut oil is very rich in nutrients, which will be sucked in your hair and scalp, and it also compensates for the "shock" your hair gets when you shampoo it, which takes the natural oils out of your hair and scalp.
Trust me, it might sound silly, but it's true.

Step 5: Avoid Stress

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Try to relax as much as possible. In a stressful situation, no matter if it is about defusing a bomb before it explodes, or finishing the important project before your deadline, stressing is only gonna do one thing, and that is to negatively affect your performance.
Had a long day at the office? Strech your neck, back and legs. Not only does this increase circulation, but releases tension.
Too much stress over prolonged periods of time can actually stop your hair growth, because your body decides that it is more important to conserve all the energy possible. This is also why people who stress can be short.

Step 6: All in All, Make Sure You Live Healthy

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Exercise. Socialize. Eat healthy. These are very important for your health, fitness and mood.
If, for you, the word socialize makes you struggle because you just aren't that social, obeying the other two will make you more liked, and more social. Staying fit and exercising in general rises your self-consiousness quickly, and eating healthy.. well, supports exercising.

I hope this tutorial will help you grow strong hair, and keep your body healthy. I will guarantee that, especially if you didn't have that healthy habits before, you WILL see a result in your hair condition within the first two weeks.


its alive (author)2017-05-14

I`ll tell about to my wife, you're so cool. and your instructable very helpful..

CristinaS35 (author)2016-06-16

I have struggled with my
hair for a long time now. I am quickly approaching my 40s and I have bad hair
quality. Recently, I have also noticed that my hair has stopped growing as it
used to. A few years ago I went to the salon on a monthly basis. Now, it takes
me almost two months before I even need to cut my hair! I am desperate and I
really need help right now. Hair is one of the most important parts of a woman
and I don't want to give up on this one. I went to the doctors but they didn't
found anything wrong with me. The exams I took showed that I am healthy and
there's no reason for this to even happen to me. Please, I really need hair
advice urgently!!!!!!!!!!!!

RebeccaW83 (author)CristinaS352016-06-16

You should calm down and not worry cause I
had exactly the same problem and I found a solution for it. Doctors said
everything was fine but definitely it wasn't (since my hair was growing less
and less as time went by). I decided to take my hair issues into my own hands
and that's when I ran into an article in a magazine talking about hair health
and improving hair quality, and eureka, I found out what it seemed to be the
be-all end-all of hair health, and that is biotin. Since this was also an
important thing for me, I didn't just want to get any Biotin out there, I have
always sworn by Certified products when it comes to supplements, and I
immediately purchased my biotin from here . Great
quality and not only my hair would benefit from it but also my skin and my
nails! I took it - and still take it - twice a day. To tell you the truth my
hair didn't just recover its growth rate right from the next day but after 8-12
weeks of regular use I could see a noticeable improvement. In fact, people
started giving me compliments about my hair and some friends were even asking
my how was it that I achieved it.

AmberM49 (author)2016-02-05

The best treatment for quicker hair growth is Mira hair oil. It's a special blend of herbs and oils that support hair grow faster. You apply it in the evening and then wash out the next morning. Just function the oil into your scalp and then wrap hair in a damp hot towel for 10 minutes

JennieM10 (author)2015-12-03

help. My hair has always been my pride and joy. I figured since it is pretty
damn healthy, it could deal with some bleach damage. And I figured the master
stylist who did all the color-corrections would know how much would be too
much. I was wrong, and now I want to burst into tears every time I look at my
hair or touch it. I just don't know what to do. my hair has also NEVER been
shorter than this and it breaks and falls out. What should i do to regrow hair?

SamanthaT17 (author)JennieM102015-12-03

I regrew
my hair and you can too. -I've been bleaching my hair on and
off since forever. My hair wouldn't grow any
longer it would just snap off. I've dreamed about
having thick, long hair. And when I say dreamed, I mean
it quite literally. So i decided to do something about it. My friend
suggested Biotin when we were talking about my hair loss. I’ve tried like 4 different brands until i
found that the best one for me. Now i’m 26 and I've been taking Biotin every day for
years. My hair and nails grow SO much
quicker. Hair has increased in the rate and are so long now.

Also my energy levels are
high. I remember that at the beginning i did heavy cardio and interval training
which helped me lose weight fast but i did not realize how biotin played a part
in my weight loss until AFTER i stopped working out. I continue to take biotin
every day and now that I am no longer on my diet i eat whatever i want and i
don't gain weight. It appears the biotin may be keeping my metabolism to the
level it was at during my training. So i highly recommend it to you. For me the
best is my friends also use this

JanethH (author)2015-08-11

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katons (author)2015-07-29

Tiny Rdabz (author)2015-06-18

thanks,very helpful

ZylonT1 (author)2014-08-27

Thank you. Great article - very helpful! (:

Snidely70448 (author)2014-07-31

"rasta" refers to the Rastafarian religion, which is native to Jamaica. One of the signature elements of Rastafarianism is the wearing of ones hair in dreadlocks. Think Bob Marley.

mishagirl8 (author)2014-02-24

In Spain you also say rastas. ;)

mastermakoko (author)2013-04-26

wow, just as i was trying to grow my hair.

How long did it took you to grow your hair for dreadlocks?

crazyg (author)2013-02-24

This is also why people who stress can be short. lol

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