We all know that the "average" healthy person grows about .5 inches of hair monthly.
I honestly don't feel like I have been receiving that average growth, especially in the front of my hair. So I decided to enter a challenge. I just joined a "2 inches in 4 months" challenge and wanted to share what I plan on doing to achieve those 2 inches.
I have various posts on ways to maximizing your growth potential, but lately I haven't been incorporating all these steps myself. It's time that I practice what I preach.
Here's my plan:
1.) Exercise at LEAST 4x weekly- I am doing this more for health benefits because I have been slacking(majorly!). My goal is to lose at least 5 lbs by December and maintain a healthy active lifestyle for years to come. But I am also hoping to receive accelerated hair growth as well. I know my hair won't go from growing .5 inches to 1 inch a month, but any growth is appreciated.
3.) Increase my Protein Intake- I obviously need protein to fuel my work-outs, but consuming an adequate amount of protein helps stabilize or even increase hair-growth. They say adults should consume at least 30 grams of Protein daily, but I would like to up that to 50-60 grams. I will be incorporating these foods.
4.) Maintain my Vitamin Regimen with the addition of Biotin(again!)- I have been consistently taking MSM and my Multi-Vitamin daily which I am very proud of. But I decided to add Biotin back to my regimen. I am also taking B-Complex to assist in absorbing the Biotin. B-Complex is great for giving you energy and increasing metabolism, so it helps in more ways than one.
So, these are the 4 ways I plan to maximize my hair growth. My main goal is to have my natural hair reach the bottom of my nose by November 18th(December the latest).
Here's my starting pic