Faster hair growth is achieved through regular head massages designed to increase the blood flow to the scalp. A weekly deep conditioning treatment using hot oil or a hair mask energizes hair follicles and promotes growth. Vitamin B and over-the-counter antioxidant blends also enhance hair strength and promote growth.
A healthy diet rich in vitamins, lean proteins and minerals leads to healthy hair growth. Vitamin E deficiencies impair hair growth, and the application of castor oil keeps the hair rich in this necessary vitamin. Hair loss is often attributed to stress, so engaging in meditation or breathing exercises allows the body to relax and may promote growth. A monthly egg mask treatment containing one egg, 4 tablespoons of grapeseed oil and a few drops of lavender oil infuses hair with protein, iron, sulfur, phosphorus, zinc and selenium, all of which cause hair to grow quicker. A weekly treatment of aloe vera mixed with lemon juice or coconut milk and wheat germ oil wards against hair loss, eliminates dandruff and brings a shine back to the hair.
Certain medical problems, such as a thyroid disorder, hormonal imbalance, chronic illness or severe infection, may impede hair growth. Getting the proper treatment for these conditions can prevent further hair loss. Shielding hair from the sun and applying heat-styling products that protect the hair shaft also help to reduce breakage.