Does Wrapping Your Hair Make it Grow?

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Hair wraps are fun, decorative and exotic. They can add flair to your look, or show that you had a great time on your beach vacation. As funky and popular as they are, there's one thing wraps can't do, and that's make your hair grow faster. There's only one thing that will make your hair grow: time. Hair grows about half an inch every month, and there is no product, diet or behavior that will make it grow faster. Hair experts do, however, offer some advice on getting the most from your hair's natural growth cycle.

Ensuring Healthy Hair Growth

Though nothing but time will cause your hair to grow, there are some things you can do to help it along. Good general health habits will keep your hair healthy and lustrous, according to the hair-advice website hairboutique.com. This includes a diet rich in lean protein, a non-smoking lifestyle, plenty of rest and avoiding stress.

Extensions

If you need a long-haired look right away, consider extensions. Extensions are especially good if your hair is braided and wrapped. They are a quick way to add several inches to your hair in a few minutes. Extensions can be made from human hair or synthetic fibers. Only human hair extensions can be dyed and heat styled. Extensions also can be clipped in for a temporary long hairstyle or sewn or glued in by a professional for a more permanent look.

Warning

Wrapped hair requires braiding, and according to the Mayo Clinic, ultra-tight braiding and excessive hairstyling can damage the scalp and cause hair to fall out. This condition is called traction alopecia, and reverses itself as long as you stop pulling on the hair before scarring develops on the scalp and before the root is damaged.

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