Several products are available to help grow your hair longer naturally and more quickly. Heredity, lifestyle choices and even where you live can impact how quickly your hair can grow. However, you can use certain natural ingredients that may not only speed up the hair growth process, but they also will help keep your hair healthy and minimize breakage.

Hair Pills

There are a variety of hair pills on the market that promise to give you longer, thicker hair in a shorter amount of time, and many of them come with a money-back guarantee. These products can be found either online, at your local health food or vitamin shops, or in large retailers such as Walmart, Rite Aid or Target. The most common ingredients in these pills are usually L-methionine, which stimulates new hair growth and increases thickness; horsetail extract for stronger, healthier hair; and zinc, which prevents dandruff and hair loss.

Hair Oils and Creams

Another popular option used to grow hair faster is the application of oils and creams directly on the scalp. These products usually contain jojoba oil, which has a molecular structure very similar to the natural oil (sebum) that is produced by the scalp, along with rosemary, avocado and almond oils, which condition the scalp. These products cannot only be used on the scalp but also on the hair itself for moisturizing to prevent hair breakage. They can be used individually or combined, and if they are in oil form, they can be used for hot oil treatments to significantly strengthen the hair while adding shine. If the oils are added to a cream, they can be used for overnight hair wrap treatments and as a daily moisturizer for the hair.

Free Alternatives

Drink plenty of water to help your hair grow faster. It flushes out toxins in the body and provides the scalp with the hydration it needs. Also, try scalp massages. Use the pads of your fingers and massage your entire scalp, covering each section, for at least two to three minutes. This should stimulate blood flow to the scalp. In addition, your diet can have an impact on the rate of hair growth, so eat foods with plenty of healthy protein as part of a balanced diet, since hair is actually made of protein.