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Are you trying to grow out your hair? Most of us spend a lot of time and money making sure our hair is just right, but when it doesn’t grow out healthy, all of the hair products in the world won’t do much to fix it. Fortunately taking care of your hair from the inside out really isn’t that hard. If you are on a quest to make your hair grow longer, stronger and shinier, then these tips are for you.

Eat Right

Just as good nutrition makes our body healthier, it makes our hair healthier also. By focusing on healthy foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables and good lean sources of protein, we give our body the building blocks it needs to be strong — which usually means better hair, too. But of course there are certain foods that are better than others for hair health:

  • Fish
  • Olive oil
  • Flax seeds
  • Nuts

These foods are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, a nutrient well known to enhance hair growth. Taking a biotin supplement is also a good move if you’re growing out your hair.


Regularly applying moisturizing hair masks does a lot of reduce minor damage and maintain healthy hair, making sure it grows out strong and beautiful. Make an herbal oil mask by mixing a quarter cup of castor oil and olive or coconut oil with a few drops of your favorite essential oil for fragrance. Mix and massage into the scalp and let sit for about a half hour. Then, shampoo hair as usual. An egg mask can be made by mixing one egg with two tablespoons of olive oil and a cup of milk. After mixing well, apply and massage into scalp, allowing it to rest a half hour before shampooing.

Avoid Heat & Chemicals

Many of us use bleaches and dyes to change the color of our hair, and over time these can take a toll on the hair strands. Permanents and chemical relaxers are used by many and these also cause damage. It is important to limit these processes and keep hair as healthy as possible. It is also important to try to minimize the damage done from daily hair drying and straightening or curling irons. If you must relax your hair, using gentle at-home hair relaxer kits can be less damaging than salon treatments, and thereby be more successful in helping your hair grow out.

Boar bristle brushes and coated elastics can also help maintain and promote hair length by preventing breakage.

We can help our hair grow out long and strong by following a few of these suggestions. Using moisturizing hair masks, wholesome foods, and gentler chemicals are three hard and fast rules to keep in mind as you wait — and you might notice some changes to your overall health, as well. By taking care of our hair from the inside out, our hair will be shining, resilient, and as long as you want.

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