Good hair is what every girl dreams of, but hair problems these days are as common as a car on the street. Hair damage, caused by pollution, improper diet and lifestyle, is one of the biggest fashion woes of women now.

Here are a few factors that lead to hair problems:

Too many experiments with hair
Getting too experimental with hair and trying a number of new hairstyles can damage the hair intensively, making it dry and rough. Hair extensions and straightening harm your hair, leaving it brittle and damaged from the roots.

Hair blowers blow hair health away
Blow-drying is not good for our hair as it weakens the strands, and also takes away the smoothness and moisture from the hair, thus keeping it from staying nourished.

Tying hair tightly leads to hair breakage
Make sure you don't tie your braids or ponytails too tightly, as they lead to hair damage by weakening the strands, and making them more brittle.

Say no to over-shampooing
Shampooing your hair twice a week or so in order to wash away the unwanted oil and dirt is good, but overdoing the same can rob your hair of its natural oil and moisture, leaving it extremely dry.

Here are a few ways in which you can make your hair grow faster and stay healthy. All you need to do is be patient and munch on these beneficial ingredients:

Almonds are packed with nutrients like multi-vitamins, fibre, etc., which are vital for hair. They also help in keeping our skin and heart healthy.

Sweet potatoes
They are a great source of vitamin A as well as beta carotene, which aid hair growth.

They are a good source of protein, which are the building blocks of cells. Eggs provide your hair with all the nutrients needed for its healthy growth. If you find your hair too dry and frizzy, you can apply an egg on your hair and leave it on for 10-15 minutes before shampooing. This would nourish your hair, leaving it bouncy and shiny.

Including fish, probably salmon, in your diet is great for healthy hair growth. They provide you with vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids, which make your hair lustrous. Omega-3s also shield your scalp from flakiness and dryness while also combating hair loss.

Yellow peppers
These are vitamin C-rich veggies, which have got 50 percent more vitamin content than oranges. If you face hair breakage and hair fall, you should definitely include yellow peppers and other vitamin C-rich foods in your diet, since it strengthens hair follicles.