How do I make my hair/dreads grow faster?
Peoples hair grows at different speeds. 1/2" per month is about average. There are 2 things you can do to get your hair to grow faster. Diet and Stimulation. Take vitamins A and E, pill form works good, you can find them just about anywhere. If you are getting more than enough vitamin e and a in your diet this won't help much but most people are not so it helps a lot. There are also supplements available for hair and nail growth which will work too. If you've been considering a raw diet this is one more reason to give it a shot. Since I've been eating raw* my hair growth has easily doubled! :)
*Update: After getting away from raw food for a while we've gotten back to it. The vitamins you get from fresh veggies is insane for sure! The problem most people have is eating enough food to get the full benefits. How many days in a row do you think you'll find the time to eat a WHOLE BAG of spinach? Probably not that many. The solution is juicing. You take everything you should be eating and juice it along with an apple and a carrot (these make it sweet and tasty). That's what we've been doing and I mention it here because it's making my hair grow wicked fast! (not to mention it boosts your mood and your energy) If you want to give juicing a try (it's not for everyone, much like dreads) see if you can borrow a juicer from somone before buying your own. They can be a little pricey for a good one, and you'll want a good one. They are easyer to clean and do a better job. I'm not going to debate juicers here but after a bunch of research and trying out a masticating juicer I decided on this one. It get's the job done quick and easy. This is important because a juicer you won't continue to use is no good.
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Stimulating the hair follicles helps too. It increases blood flow which increases the rate of growth. If you are trying to grow your hair out before dreads brushing it more often will help. I had heard that laying with you head over the edge of the bed and brushing the hair helps because the extra blood can be absorbed by the stimulated hair follicles. It sounds good but I don't know if its true.
If you already have dreads and you're trying to help your hair grow faster to gain more length the options are similar. Diet changes still work but stimulation is more difficult because you can't comb or brush with dreads. Finger massages feel good and are helpful but it's seems tedious and it never feels like you're getting your whole scalp. The head honcho is a pretty good solution. It allows you to rub the scalp under the dreads without hurting them so you get the stimulation you're after. It also has other benefits like helping dead skin cells exfoliate which is good....unless you're hanging on to them for some reason. :)