The ancient Chinese call a hair "the sprouts of blood." What does that mean?
If enough new blood is formed in the body, hair grows as well. If no new blood is produced, the body suffers and the hair does not grow, or only very, very slowly.
So how to promote blood production?
Body fluids, which include blood, are mainly renewed between 22:00 and 05:00 at night. This is the most important phase for blood (and hair) and this is when we should sleep.
Hair grows faster at night than during the day. If we miss this stage, it doesn't help to grow it out during the day. (For those who work night shifts, I have no better advice than to switch to day shifts).
Moreover, if we go to bed before midnight, we get rid of the day's stress. If it's after midnight, we carry our stress and unprocessed emotions into the next day.
Many of you we have e-mailed on this subject have responded that they can't sleep so soon. I think it's a biorhythm setting thing. The sleep hormone melatonin starts to be produced around 9pm, so the body prepares for sleep earlier.
It's definitely better to go to bed earlier and get up early in the morning than the other way around.
And the TOP foods that help blood formation the most can be found in this article...