Here's how to grow hair faster

You know the situation, you've been to the hairdresser and just a bit too much hair has been cut off. Or you just want to grow your hair faster. In this blog you will discover 5 ways to influence your hair growth rate so you will soon have a nice full head of hair again.

What is the average hair growth rate


Because of the nutrients brought to your hair through your blood vessels, your hair grows about 1 centimetre a month on average. That's about 12 centimetres per year. These nutrients consist largely of keratin (protein). Keratin is responsible for your hair's elasticity and water absorption. So it is important that you get enough protein.

5 ways to grow your hair faster

There are 5 ways to grow hair faster:

  • Keeping scalp healthy
  • Using a hair mask
  • Stimulate blood flow
  • Use hair care products with caffeine
  • Take enough minerals and vitamins

In the following paragraphs, you will learn more about these 5 ways and how they boost your hair growth. Afterwards, you can decide if the golden tip is among them for you.

1. Keep your scalp healthy

You can tell if your hair is healthy from your scalp. There are several scalp problems such as:

  • Itching
  • Flakes on the skin / dandruff
  • Eczema

These problems can be caused by an oily or excessively dry scalp, for example. 

It is important to take good care of your scalp. You do this for instance by drinking enough water, eating enough protein and being careful with aggressive hair products and treatments.

2. Use a hair mask regularly

An easy way to promote fast hair growth is to use a hair mask. There are different types of hair masks available and most of them contain honey because it is said to stimulate hair growth speed. You can also make your own hair mask from natural products such as honey and olive oil. Various recipes can be found on the internet to try at home or you can buy them ready-made in shops.

3. Stimulate blood flow with a head massage

Have you ever thought about a scalp massage? There has been a small study on scalp massage combined with hair growth. And what turns out? A tentative conclusion can be drawn that massaging your scalp can have an effect on your hair growth. You can do this yourself or at a massage parlour.

4. Hair care products with caffeine


Another way to grow hair faster is to use hair care products that contain caffeine. Such as shampoo with caffeine. According to scientific research, caffeine is thought to help lengthen the hair shaft in the anagen (long-term) growth phase of hair. Of course, whether this really works, you can always test for yourself.

5. Take enough vitamins and minerals


To have healthy hair that grows well, it is important to get enough minerals and vitamins. This can be done, for example, by eating certain foods such as onion, garlic, mango and salmon. These products all contain the substance keratin, which is good for your hair and nails. There are also some good hair vitamins that promote hair growth speed:

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin H / Biotin

If you want to grow hair faster in an easier way, you can consider taking a hair growth supplement such as Profolan hair vitamins. Before using the supplement, always read the package insert.



GezondNU april 2022) De 5 beste tips voor een gezonde hoofdhuid

Healthline (november 2019) Can a Scalp Massage Help Your Hair Grow?

National Library of Medicine (november 2014) Differential effects of caffeine on hair shaft elongation, matrix and outer root sheath keratinocyte proliferation, and transforming growth factor-β2/insulin-like growth factor-1-mediated regulation of the hair cycle in male and female human hair follicles in vitro

WomensHealth(maart 2022) Broze nagels? Deze 9 voedingsmiddelen verhogen je keratinegehalte