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How to grow out your hair | Guys' Hair Tips | Growing hair for men

Annelise Hillmann • Dec 15, 2022

Thinking about a new look for 2023? Want some nice flow? Growing out your hair can be a rewarding and stylish choice for men, but it does take some patience and effort.

Here are some tips for helping your hair grow long and healthy:

Eat a balanced diet: Hair is made up of a protein called keratin, so it's important to get enough protein in your diet to support healthy hair growth. In addition to protein, your hair also needs a variety of vitamins and minerals, such as iron, zinc, and vitamin C, to stay strong and healthy. Eating a well-balanced diet rich in these nutrients can help support hair growth. 

Avoid harsh hair care products: Some hair care products, such as shampoos and styling products, can be harsh on the hair and scalp and can cause damage that hinders hair growth. Look for products that are sulfate-free and formulated with natural ingredients.

Get regular trims: While it may seem counterintuitive, getting regular trims can actually help your hair grow longer. Trimming off split ends and damaged hair can prevent breakage and help your hair grow longer and healthier. Aim for a trim every 6-8 weeks.

Avoid heat styling: Heat styling tools, such as hair dryers and straighteners, can cause damage to the hair and scalp. Try to minimize your use of these tools or use them on a lower heat setting to avoid damaging your hair. Alternatively, you could try some thick styling cream or heavy duty hair gel to get the same look.

Use a nourishing hair mask: Applying a nourishing hair mask or oil to your hair and scalp can help moisturize and strengthen the hair, promoting healthy growth. Look for products that contain natural ingredients such as argan oil or coconut oil.

How fast does male hair grow?

So, how fast does men's hair grow? On average, hair grows about half an inch (1.25 cm) per month, or about 6 inches (15 cm) per year. However, this can vary depending on factors such as age, genetics, and overall health.

What should I eat to make my hair grow longer?

Some specific types of foods that may help promote hair growth and health include:

  • Protein-rich foods such as poultry, meat, fish, eggs, and legumes
  • Iron-rich foods such as red meat, poultry, beans, and leafy green vegetables
  • Zinc-rich foods such as oysters, nuts, seeds, and whole grains
  • Vitamin A-rich foods such as sweet potatoes, carrots, and leafy green vegetables
  • Vitamin C-rich foods such as citrus fruits, strawberries, and bell peppers
  • B-vitamins such as B-12 and folic acid, which can be found in animal products like meat, poultry, and fish, as well as in plant-based sources like beans, lentils, and leafy greens.

By following these tips and being patient, you can help your hair grow long and healthy. Remember to be gentle with your hair and avoid using harsh products or heat styling tools to prevent damage. With the right care and nutrition, your hair will be on its way to reaching your desired length in no time.

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