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Growing long hair is a tedious process that requires the know-how to properly care for your hair while it grows. While there is no way to force your hair to grow at a faster pace, you can use a few different techniques that will maximize your potential hair growth. If good hair habits are practiced, it is possible to grow your hair up to a half inch in 30 days.

Begin using a shampoo that is specially formulated to strengthen the strands of your hair. This will help prevent breakage, which can make the hair appear as if it is growing slower. Use your fingertips to massage your scalp as you are shampooing.

Wait for your hair to dry before brushing it with a coarse bristled brush. These brushes are designed to pull the natural oil near the scalp all the way down the hair shaft. Brush up to three times a day but avoid excessive brushing, which can cause hair to weaken.

Include lots of protein in your diet. Liver, eggs, fish, and beans are all very good for your hair.

Give yourself a scalp massage once a week to improve the blood circulation and encourage hair growth. Rub small circles into the scalp with your finger tips.

Avoid excessive amounts of unnecessary sugar, fat, alcoholic beverages and caffeine.

Drink 64 ounces of water a day. This will keep you hydrated and allow your hair to grow at its maximum potential.

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Edmund Lukavics

Edmund Lukavics has been writing professionally since 2009. He has served as the copy editor for the blog Hello Moon and has experience in the hotel and travel agency industries. Lukavics is pursuing an associate degree in information technology and website design from the University of Phoenix.