Hair growth rates generally come down to genetics—it just happens more quickly for some people than others. But you can take steps that may increase body hair growth all over, including on your legs.
Eat a well-balanced diet rich in vitamins and nutrients from fresh foods. Proper nutrition is essential to hair growth. If you’re inadequately nourished, you’ll experience stunted hair growth and thinning hair. You can also take a daily multivitamin to supplement your diet.
Massage your legs. Use circular motions and apply firm pressure for at least two minutes several times per day. Massage encourages circulation so that blood and nutrients can more readily reach your legs’ hair follicles.
Exfoliate. Dead skin cells often rest on the surface layers of skin, blocking hair follicles and slowing hair growth. Use a body scrub and loofah to exfoliate your legs at least twice weekly. If your hair follicles are clear, you’ll notice faster growth cycles.
Take vitamin supplements. Vitamins A, B3, B6, and B12 are associated with hair growth. Biotin supplements can also help. They’re available in most grocery, drug, and health stores. Generally, 2.5 milligrams daily is recommended.
Apply eucalyptus or rosemary oil. Both stimulate the epidermis, encouraging hair follicles to act more quickly. You find these essential oils in most homeopathic or health stores.
Sleep. Without proper sleep, your body can’t optimally maintain body functions, including hair growth. For best results, get at least seven hours of sleep nightly.
- Eat foods that are rich in beta-carotene, which is associated with overall hair health.