Hair grows at different rates on people mostly due to their genes. Some men may have chest hair through puberty while others do not grow hair until their 20s. There is no miracle trick or product you can use that will give you a chest full of hair overnight. There are, however, some things you can do to encourage hair growth. Many of the suggestions also work for other parts of the body. Genetics will always limit the amount of hair you can grow, the thickness and color.
Eat right or take vitamin supplements. Eat a high-protein diet since hair is mostly made up of proteins. Meat, nuts, fish and soy are all good sources of protein; a healthy diet should be 30 percent protein. Consume 20 milligrams of beta-carotene. This vitamin can be found in onions, carrots, squash and sweet potatoes. Vitamin E also is suggested to encourage hair growth. Testosterone and human growth hormone (HGH) are offered in supplements that increase hair growth and muscle growth. These two supplements, however, can have adverse effects.
Increase circulation to the follicles on your chest. Massaging your chest will help circulation and open the follicles for nutrients. Rub the chest two to three times a day for three to five minutes. This helps your system bring nutrients to the hair and encourage the follicles to form hairs.
Exercise for 20 minutes a day three to four times a week. Performing rigorous cardiovascular exercises on a regular basis helps all body functions, including hair growth and circulation. When you vigorously exercise, your heart pumps faster and you breathe harder. Blood flow and oxygen level keep your entire body healthy, including hair follicles.
Decrease your stress level. Stress can cause many problems in the body, including slowing hair growth. Getting the right amount of sleep, exercising and engaging in calming activities all help reduce stress. Sleep is vital because that is when your hair grows.
Rub eucalyptus oil over the chest twice daily. Eucalyptus oil invigorates follicles and is all natural; it also helps open airways increasing oxygen intake.
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