Ways to Make Dreads Grow Faster

By Dana Poblete

There's an art to growing long, beautiful dreadlocks. Many people feel impatient during the process since it takes longer for hair to grow when it's growing in a different pattern. Here are some tips and tricks to speed things up.

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Scalp Massage

Scalp massage stimulates blood flow in the scalp, in turn facilitating hair growth. Massage your scalp every day. You can also stimulate hair follicles by brushing your scalp with a dreadlock pick.

Vitamins

Vitamins and supplements can help hair grow a little bit faster. Experts recommend vitamins C, E, and B-complex, as well as flaxseed oil. These nutrients can help stimulate hair growth; however, it's important to talk to your doctor before beginning a vitamin regimen.

Good Sleep and Diet

Maintaining a balanced lifestyle is important for many reasons, including hair health. Getting lots of rest allows the hair to grow during your sleep, and staying away from foods with lots sugar helps keep hair healthy. Eating a diet that's high in protein can help hair grow faster, because hair is protein. Meat, beans, fish, nuts, seeds, and cheese are all great sources. Cutting out smoking is also a great idea.