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How Long Does it Usually Take for Hair to Grow

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Actress Sofia Vergara arrives at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)more pics »So are you dying to grow out your hair? Counting down the seconds till your hair is long and at the length you want it?

Hair grows about half an inch every month, depending on the season and how well you are taking care of yourself. If you are interested in helping your hair grow faster, check out our tips on how to best do so.

1- Soak up some rays! The Vitamin D you get from the sun cannot be replaced by the bottled kind. Hair is known to grow faster in the summer because of the exposure Vitamin D in the sun. So get out and soak up those rays (wearing the proper SPF, of course) for your healthy long locks!

2- Multi-vitamins can definitely make a difference in the speed at which your hair grows. Look for one that is high in Vitamin B and Vitamin D. Our personal favorite can be found at Trader Joes with their "Women's Vitamins for Hair Nails and Skin." You will notice the difference in a few weeks! Other health food stores and some beauty supplies stores have similar formulas.

3- Hair and nails are an overall reflection of your health, so it is important to take care of yourself with sufficient sleep and healthy foods. Vitamins only supplement your health, they are not a replacement for a healthy lifestyle.

4- Don't overwash your hair, your natural oils help promote healthy hair growth.

5- Give yourself a scalp massage. Some experts say that softly stimulating the roots of your hair can give your hair the extra boost it needs for healthy growth.

(Make sure to consult your physician before delving into the world of vitamins or trying any of these tips.)
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