How To Grow Hair Faster | Asian Hair And Beauty

Many people are interested to know how to grow asian hair faster, especially if there’s an upcoming wedding, important function or first date to attend. They wished that there is a secret formula for their hair to go from short to long in the shortest time possible, so that they could turn up for the event with their beautiful hair on that day.

The truth is this.  Although some people’s hair can grow relatively fast, the average annual hair growth for most people is at most 14cm.  There is no way to make the hair grow beyond this length in a few months. If you would like to change your hairstyle from a short bob to a long ponytail, the only way is to attach asian hair extensions or to wear a wig.

On average, everyone has about 100,000 strands of hair. The average hair growth per month is approximately 1.125 cm. It is estimated to take 2 years for one to grow from a bald head to shoulder-length hair, taking considerations of long-term environmental damage, and constant exposure to combing, blowing, styling, perming and dyeing. Imagine how the condition of a silk fiber will be like if we keep doing these same actions to it for 2 years. As such, your hair will still ‘wear and tear’ to certain extend even with the best asian hair treatment. Nevertheless, it is possible to grow hair faster, albeit in a natural way and here are some tips for you.

How To Speed Up Hair Growth
The right vitamins and minerals play an important role for hair growth.  Lack of nutrients will result in thinning and delicate hair, and even baldness. Inactive thyroid activity can cause split ends and weak hair. In contrast, active thyroid activity will produce shiny supple hair. In general, your hair reflects the condition of your health.  If you are healthy and have abundant nutrition, you hair will show its shine and lustre. Consuming adequate amino acids or vitamin B can stimulate the hair growth.  Others such as vitamin B6, vitamin H, inositol, or folic acid also help to build healthy hair. Some minerals such as magnesium, sulfur, silica, and zinc are also beneficial for the maintenance of healthy hair. Beta carotene is also vital for healthy hair growth. This is because it converts into Vitamin A whenever the body requires and aids in bone development, healthy skin, healthy asian hair and nails. Beta carotene can be absorbed from the intake of green or yellow vegetables and fruits.

Importance Of Protein
Hair is made up of protein, so a protein deficiency due to excessive weight loss can result in weak and fragile hair or slower hair growth. If you consume a diet rich in protein, it will help speed up hair growth. Some nutrition experts recommend a daily nutritional intake to include yeast, wheat germ, lecithin, etc. to enhance hair growth, hair strength and beauty.  Other sources of protein intake includes consumption of fish, eggs, beans and yoghurt. Soy protein has been researched to be beneficial for hair growth. One study has found that soy protein not only helps to strengthen the hair, but also aids in its growth. Tofu is a good choice for soy protein.

Factors That Slow Down Hair Growth
Excessive stress and certain drugs can prevent or slow down hair growth, as some medicine has side effects like hair loss. If you are on medication, it is also best to consult a doctor whether it is safe to consume any new vitamins, minerals or herbal remedies at the same time, as you don’t want any adverse reactions that lead to hair loss. If you are living with stress, then it is helpful to learn to release it. You may try meditation or other relaxation methods to reduce stress. When you are stressed out, so will your hair be. Hence, your hair will grow better and faster without stress. Another tip towards healthy asian hair growth is sufficient rest and sleep. Research has found that having an adequate amount of sleep (recommended 7-9 hours) is necessary for hair growth.

Hair growth supplements
With a proper diet, exercise, reduction of stress, rest and plenty of sleep, you will help your hair to grow faster. Consuming hair supplements, vitamins and minerals will also help to grow hair faster. Most people will know that having an adequate intake of vitamins or minerals is beneficial for healthy hair and hair growth. As it is difficult for most people to take proper amount of vitamins and minerals from the food they eat, taking vitamin supplements  daily is a good way to ensure your hair and body will get the sufficient vitamins it need.

List of supplements
Consuming the following supplements in your diet can help grow hair to grow faster, increase its flexibility, strength and resistance, and help restore its shine. (As a reminder, please consult your doctor prior to taking any vitamin supplements.)
– Multi-vitamin B-50mg, containing vitamin B group (folic acid, vitamin H, inositol)
– Vitamin B-6 – 50mg.
– Vitamin C plus bioflavonoids  (1-2 grams per day)
– Vitamin E
– Carotene
– Nettle
– Linseed oil

Here are some general tips for hair growth from asian hair loss experts:

1. Quit or reduce smoking, caffeine, carbonated drinks as these will affect your health and slow down hair growth or even lead to hair loss.
2. Losing weight through a healthy and low fat diet and avoiding high sugar or fatty food.
3. Avoid unnecessary combing or styling and try to refrain from hair dye (probably 2 hair dyes a year if you must have).
4. Try to cut down washing hair with hot water, using hot hair dryer or any other electrical devices with heat.
5. Do a weekly scalp massage to stimulate hair growth.
6. Use hot oil hair treatment or hair mask every week to protect and nourish hair.
7. Trim off hair ends regularly to maintain healthy and faster hair growth.
8. Getting adequate rest and sleep also aids in healthy asian hair growth.

10 Healthy Hair Tips | Asian Hair Care Tip

Do you want to have smooth, silky and healthy looking hair, just like the gorgeous hair of those models you see in the magazines? In this post, we share with you healthy hair care tips that are suitable for both asian and non-asian hair, which will help you achieve your ‘hair’ dreams!

1) Use a good deep cleansing shampoo

This will effectively help to remove any dirt or grease residue on hair and hair scalp. Note that this kind of shampoo is not suitable for frequent usage. Your hair might be damaged and will lose the lustre if you use if on daily basis. For those who have the habit of applying lots of hair products, use once a week, otherwise once a fortnight is good enough. Squeeze about 7.5ml of shampoo on your palm and make it foam by clapping your hands together before applying on hair.

For best results, comb your hair before shampoo, this will help clear any hair wax or other hair produce residue on your hair and scalp and will your hair get cleansed better after that. You can also use shampoo twice each time you use a deep cleansing shampoo. The first time helps to remove the dirt, the second time helps to moisturise your hair.

2) Ginger Juice

One of the ancient chinese hair growth products and secrets is to apply ginger juice on your scalp, this will help your hair to grow out faster and healthily.

3) Use a good hair and scalp mask

Using  a good hair and scalp mask once a week will help to moisturise your hair and cause any dandruff to fall off quickly. It also provide nutrients for your hair and promote healthy hair growth.

4) Soda water

If you go swimming in the sea or in the swimming pool, using soda water will help to remove the salt and chlorine residue on your hair, and then follow by using a normal hair shampoo to wash your hair after that.  Put hair conditioner or hair oil treatment (jojoba, rosemary, Flaxseed, olive etc) on your hair after shampooing, leave it on and wrap your hair with a towel or cover it with a shower cap. Wash it off only after cleansing you body as the heat from the water will help your hair to absorb nutrients faster.

5) Hair dryer

Its best not to use hair dryer on too often as this will be very drying to your hair and might damaged it. If you must use it, do detangle your hair with your fingers first before using the hair dryer, as this will help your hair to dry faster. When holding the hair dryer, make sure your hand is in quick ‘twisting’ motion, instead of staying stationary at one spot, this will prevent your hair from getting damaged.

6) Leave-in hair conditioner

Use a good leave-in hair conditioner to keep your hair moisturised. The best way to apply leave-in hair conditioner is to apply about 5ml of leave-in hair conditioner on your comb and comb it through your hair. This will help to apply it evenly throughout your hair. Another tip is everytime after you apply your day and night moisturiser, run your fingers through your hair with the left over moisturiser, so that your hair gets mositurised as well.

7) Hair Mist

We all know the sun UV rays can be damaging to the skin, and it is equally harmful to the hair. Its always good to wear a cap or bring an umbrella whenever you are out to protect your hair against the harmful rays. We should also refrain from coloring our hair too often as the chemicals can easy damage our hair beyong repair. It is always good to carry a bottle of hair mist with us, so we can give our thirsty hair some water whenever it feels dry due to sun rays or after a hair coloring job.

8 ) Vitamins

Taking Silica, Vitamin B complex, Lysine and hair skin and nails complex will also help to keep hair healthy. Also refrain from taking too much vitamin A and caffeine, as this will cause hair loss.

9) Stress and diet

Too much stress is a killer, it harms not just your hair but every part of your body as well. Stress often leads to bad diet or bad digestion. Try avoiding or reducing stress if possible, or make lifestyle changes to eliminate stress. Once stress is gone, your hair will get back its health.

10) Medical condition

People suffering from anemia, low thyroid or hormonal problems tend to encounter hair loss problem. Of course, other health conditions might cause hair loss too. If your hair loss problem is worrying you, the best line of defence is to consult a doctor. Seeing a TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) doctor can also help to recondition back the body to healthy state via traditional chinese herbs and medication.