Long hair, some people love it, some people hate it, and some people want it.

Although some of your genes determine the density, length, color and texture of hair, by giving your body and hair the right treatment and nutrition, you can increase your collagen, a protein that helps strengthen hair to prevent it from becoming brittle and breaking. Growing long hair is a hard process, but it is possible!
So continue to read for 20 natural ways to grow long hair fast!

1. Load up on vitamins!

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"Vitamins like Biotin, Vitamin E, or a brand called SugarBearHair are miracle workers for making your hair grow," says stylist John Kovacs. "Almost every celeb swears by SugarBearHair.

2. Take a break from styling it

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Continually putting heat to your hair will increase dryness and strip away natural oils. Damaged hair from heat will take longer to grow, consider taking a break or avoiding straightening and curling for a few months!

3. Skip touch ups \ dying your hair

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Just like heat, dying your hair will dry it out, try staying away from any harsh chemicals until you get your desired length. Consider dying your hair your natural root color to avoid having root touch ups.

4. Diet Change

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"The average growth amount is about 1/2-inch a month, a healthy diet and exercise are just as important as the right vitamins and care" according to Fugate.

Some of the best foods for hair growth according to ndtv.com :

  • Eggs Provide Protein.
  • Spinach and Other Dark Leafy Greens Provide Iron.
  • Citrus Fruits to Get Your Dose of Vitamin C.
  • Nuts and Seeds for Omega-3 Fatty Acids.
  • Whole Grains to Obtain Biotin.
  • Carrots are Rich in Vitamin A.

5. Book regular trims.

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Ironically, getting trims will help promote hair growth.

"One of the biggest things that will help your hair grow are trims every 8-10 weeks," says Jennifer Matos, stylist at Rita Hazan Salon in New York City. "If you are trying to grow your hair or keep your length, it's important to regularly cut off what's necessary — and dead. The more you go, the less hair you will get cut."

6. Choose the right brush

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Be gentle with your hair when brushing, brushing too rough or with the wrong comb can cause breakage and frizz. You should also avoid wire or metal round brushes, wet brush's or wide tooth combs are a better option

7. Apply a hair mask

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Applying a hair mask every couple weeks or month is a great way to keep your hair moisturized, also massaging it into your scalp in your hair creates stimulation to your roots.

8. Oils

Applying oils to your scalp is also a great way to speed up your hair growth.

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  • Horsetail Plant Oil
  • Castor Oil.
  • Lavender Oil.
  • Peppermint Oil.
  • Coconut Oil.
  • Rosemary Oil.

Are all great oils to apply to your scalp before bed, they are a bit of a pain to get out, but one good wash with shampoo will break down the oil in the morning.

9. Stop using towels to dry your hair

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Wrapping your wet hair in a big towel after a shower can cause serious breakage, and be rough on your hair. Consider switching to a silk shirt or a microfiber towel, to avoid frizz and create a smoother feel to your hair.

10. Wash you hair with cold water

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Cold water is great for your body in general, it's also great for your hair.
Of course not many want to take a freezing cold shower, so the best option is to end your shower with a quick rinse of cold water. Washing with cold water helps lock in the moisture of the conditioner, and gives your hair a shiny finish.

11. Give yourself scalp massages

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Scalp massages are great for increasing simulation through your scalp. Ask someone or do it yourself, it's a quick simple step to increase your growth!

12. Always condition!

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Although it seems like common sense, always condition your hair.
"It's not uncommon to skip conditioner when washing your hair, doing so makes it easier for your hair to get damaged, which in turn makes it nearly impossible to grow out. When you keep your hair as conditioned as possible, you're allowing it to grow nice and strong — and look a whole lot healthier in the process." -Redbook

13. Try to avoid high\ tight ponytails

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The constant pull of putting your hair into a tight bun or ponytail can affect your roots, try a lower ponytail or a looser hair band.

14. Stop washing your hair so much

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The more you wash, the more oils you strips, try and wash your hair 2-3 hair times a week. Remember less is more when washing! If you happen to have overly oily hair I would suggest using a small amount of dry shampoo on the days you don't wash it, but be cautious, it can lead to hair loss.

15. Don't brush your hair when wet

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Your hair has more of an elastic texture when its wet, its also a lot more fragile. Wait till your hair dries to brush it, to avoid damaging it.

16. Air dry as much as possible

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This kind of goes back to the no heat rule, but try to always let your hair air dry. If you absolutely need to dry it fast, switch to a cold blow dryer, its way less harsh.

17. Leave in conditioners

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Leave in conditioners are a great way to help your hair grow, its a fast and effective remedy that you can use on the go.
You can also DIY them with a few ingredients!

18. Try Shikakai Powder

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According to 'How Does She',
"Shikakai is a natural conditioner and strengthens hair roots and promotes growth with vitamins A, C, D, E, and K, along with essential antioxidant"
Shikakai is a shrub-like tree that grows in India and has been used for centuries to cleanse hair and promote growth.

19. Pick a good pillow case

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Investing in a good pillow case is an awesome way to promote hair growth, without having to do anything. Silk and satin pillow cases help keep in moisture, all night long, and are extra comfy, its a win win!

20. Try In- Salon treatments

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Sometimes leaving it to the experts is best, so if you have the money, do it!
"There's one menu item in particular you should look for during your next salon visit. "Salon re-strengthening treatments like Fusio-Dose Hair Lab work wonders for growth," according to Fugate

There you go, 20 of the best ways to grow your hair fast and healthy!
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