Some men grow chest hair more quickly than others. Your hair growth rate is largely determined by your genetic make-up. Certain ethnicity groups tend to be hairier than others. While you can't drastically alter your hair growth rate, there are some things you can do to encourage it. If your chest hair grows painfully slowly, it can certainly be frustrating. There are certain things you can try in order to speed up your chest hair growth.
Massage your chest daily. Regular massage improves circulation so nutrients can more easily reach your chest's hair follicles. With better nutrition, the follicles can grow hair more quickly. Aim to rub your chest twice daily for at least two minutes.
Exercise. Get at least 20 minutes of cardiovascular exercise three to four times per week. In addition to increasing circulation, exercise aids in normal bodily functions such as hair growth. You'll experience more healthy hair growth cycles if you exercise regularly.
Apply eucalyptus oil to your chest. The oil activates hair follicles, helping to expedite the growth process. Since it's a wholly natural treatment, you can apply the oil as often as you wish, though twice daily should be sufficient.
Increase your protein intake. Hair is made up primarily of protein. By consuming more protein in your diet, your chest hair will grow more quickly. Protein should make up 30 per cent of the food you eat each day. Meat, fish, soy and dairy all are good sources of protein.
Reduce stress. High stress levels can stunt hair growth. In order for your chest hair to grow at its maximum rate, you should get at least seven hours of sleep each night. You should also increase calm in your life by practicing relaxation or meditation exercises.
Consume beta carotene. Found in carrots, onions, sweet potatoes, peppers and squash, beta carotene encourages both overall hair health and growth cycles. Try to get 20 milligrams of beta carotene daily.
Have patience. While you can encourage your chest hair growth, you can't drastically alter your body's natural hair growth cycle.