10 Ways to Make Your Hair Grow Faster

9. Fish Oil Fish oil is a hugely popular supplement derived from the fat of cold water fish such as trout, mackerel, tuna, sardines and salmon.… Elizabeth Lilian - March 12, 2017

9. Fish Oil

Fish oil is a hugely popular supplement derived from the fat of cold water fish such as trout, mackerel, tuna, sardines and salmon. Fish oil contains long-chain omega-3 fatty acids which are essential to our health and well-being, as our body can’t function at its best without them. A diet rich in omega-3 is believed to provide protection against cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, brain development and much more.

Omega-3 contains anti-inflammatory properties and can relieve conditions like diabetes, ADHD and other behavioral problems, and even treat depression. Omega-3s are essential to a healthy heart as they can cause a reduction in triglyceride levels, and are considered essential because they can’t be produced in the human body. As such, it’s important to get as much as we can from the foods we eat, and omega-3 can be found in some plants, seafood, eggs and meat.

Omega-3 can also maintain healthy bones, balance metabolism and promote healthy skin and hair. It’s a popular ingredient in many hair growth tonics, as it holds many powerful healing properties that can reverse damaged hair and stimulate growth and thickness. Fish oil is a perfect source of omega-3 as it’s easy to take either in supplement form or by adding fish to your diet once or twice a week.

Fish oil can help strengthen the roots of the hair, and contains a good amount of protein that can help stimulate blood circulation to the follicles and scalp, further promoting hair growth. Fish oil is rarely used as a topical treatment as it holds an extremely unpleasant odor, so when using it for hair growth, it’s best to supplement it in the form of fish oil capsules.

10. Coconut Milk

Coconut milk comes from the fruit of the coconut palm, also known as Cocos nucifera, which can be found throughout the world, thriving in warm, tropical climates. The coconut is classified as a one-seeded drupe, like peaches, plums and cherries, and there are over 150 different species of palms. The entire tree is very versatile and can be used for different things. The roots can be used as toothbrushes, the leaves can be used in cooking, the trunk of the palm can be used to build furniture, houses and boats, the fibrous outside of the coconut husk can be used to make rope, brooms and mattress stuffing, while the ‘meat’ of the coconut and the water inside contain many health benefits.

Coconuts are extremely nutritious. They’re rich in vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, vitamin E, and B vitamins, as well as iron, calcium, magnesium and more. Coconuts are high in fiber and the milk is lactose-free, making it a healthy substitute for cow’s milk. Coconut milk comes from mature brown coconuts, and is creamy in texture and thick in consistency. It’s made by mixing the flesh of the coconut with the water found inside, and is a common ingredient in many desserts, soups, curries and sauces.

Coconut milk is high in calories and contains beneficial fat called lauric acid, which has many antimicrobial properties and disease-fighting abilities. Drinking coconut milk is said to improve blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels and reduce risk of cardiovascular problems like heart attack and stroke. It may also increase metabolism, making it an effective accompaniment to weight loss treatments.

Coconut milk is a natural antiseptic and can help treat skin problems such as dandruff, infections, wounds and dermatitis. The nutrients can help fortify and condition hair, skin and nails, and adding it to your diet can promote hair strength and growth. Additionally, you can simply massage coconut milk into the scalp, allowing it to rest for 30 minutes before washing it out with warm water. The most important thing to remember when trying to promote faster hair growth is a healthy diet. Adding nutritious fruits, vegetables and lean meats for protein will help further nourish and stimulate hair growth.