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How To Make Your Hair Grow Faster

Hilary Duff took to Twitter this week to share a photo of herself rocking gorgeous blonde locks without any hair extensions. That’s right. The blonde bombshell who’s loved adding length to her hair in the past with hair extensions doesn’t even need them anymore. The pop star and actress says that her prenatal vitamins are actually the reason her hair is so strong and healthy! “No extensions . . . Feels liberating . . . lol,” 25-year-old Hilary tweeted. “Thank you prenatal vitamins!”

We couldn’t help but feel envious of Hilary Duff’s super thick, long hair. As awesome as hair extensions can be, nothing really compares to a full head of perfectly healthy, natural hair.

If you feel like it takes years to get your hair to look significantly longer, you’re definitely not approaching the challenge of growing your hair out in the right way. While there’s no real miracle cure to make your hair grow rapidly overnight, these tips will help you keep your hair healthy and strong, so that it doesn’t break while you’re attempting to get the length you’ve always wanted. Here are some great tips to make your hair grow faster and healthier, just like Hilary’s.

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It might sound silly, but if you want your hair to grow faster, start by hitting the gym. By getting your heart pumping, you’ll promote circulation in your body, which ultimately means you’ll also be promoting circulation to your hair follicles.

Invest In A New Brush
Sure, it won’t technically make your hair grow faster, but if you avoid breakage to begin with, you’re saving yourself a lot of length. Opt for a boar bristle brush to do less damage to your hair. When working tangles out of hair, remember to always work gently from the bottom up. Never start at the roots. If you’re combing wet hair, be sure to use a wide tooth comb and spray in a detangler or leave-in conditioner to ease the comb through your hair.

Get Metal-Free Hair Elastics
Throw out any hair elastics you have that aren’t metal-free. Elastics with metal often get caught in your hair, leading you to pull the strands out and break your hair mid-strand in the process. You’ll have much less breakage with a metal-free elastic.

Eat Well
Ever notice that some of your healthiest friends also happen to have the shiniest, healthiest looking hair? Vitamins A (think dairy, fish, spinach), B (think meat, fish, green veggies) C (think citrus fruits, especially oranges) and E (nuts and broccoli) all help give your hair strength and shine when incorporated regularly into your diet. Iron and zinc are also great for healthy hair growth. Stock up on multi-vitamins, but try your best to get the proper nutrients from the food you eat for the best looking hair.

Apply Less Heat
If you’ve got curly hair, invest in a good leave-in curl enhancer that allows you to embrace your curls instead of reaching for the straightening iron. If you blow dry your hair simply so you don’t have to leave the house with wet hair, try washing your hair late at night instead and allowing it to air dry. Styling with heat definitely damages hair and makes it more prone to breakage. If you can take a break from the heat, you’ll find that you’re on a faster path to growing your hair out.

Dye At Your Own Risk
No matter how many deep conditioners you use after the fact, a dye job always does a number on your hair. If you can live without highlights for a while, then embrace your natural colour. Otherwise, don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Shampoo Less
There are so many amazing dry shampoos on the market these days that you have no excuse for giving your hair a breather between washes. No matter how good or gentle the shampoo you use is, washing hair always strips hair of natural oils, which keep it saturated and less prone to breaking.

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