Any womens wish, is to have a long, healthy and beautiful hair. However, hair takes its time to grow and we don’t usually tend to wait for it. We feel the need to do something about it.
There’s countless options we can follow, to speed our hair healthy growth. There’s no such thing as magical potions to make it grow suddenly though.
If your purpose is to make your hair grow from a shoulders length hair to mid back length hair quickly, I’m afraid you won’t get it. Technically all you can actually do, is to apply hair extensions, clip on ponytails or long wigs.
If you know what patience means though, there’s a couple of tips you can follow to maximize all your hair’s potential and consequently make it grow slightly faster than usual.
Here are my 10 tips to make your hair grow faster!
1. Practice Good Hair Habits
If you want to have your hair grow faster, you need healthy hair. Good hair habits will help you avoid damaging your hair and keep it healthy.
Here some good practices:
1.Use a brush with natural boar bristles.
Don’t braid or put your hair in a ponytail when it is still wet.
Avoid chemical treatments such as bleaching, perms, coloring or highlighting.
Minimize heat styling with things such as hot combs, hair dryers and curling irons.
Although the best thing to do, is to avoid using heat styling, it is still important to dry your hairs roots after washing it. I learnt this with a specialized doctor. The roots of our hair take a long time to dry whenever we wash it, between 2 and 3 days actually. Therefore, it is extremely important to dry it with a hair dryer. Do not forget the important thing to is, is to dry your hairs roots, not the ends. If you leave the ends wet, is no big deal.
2. Maintain a healthy diet
Eating well and healthy is really important. You must eat lots of fruits and vegetables. You should also do a diet based on proteins. Since hair is protein, a diet that is too low in protein may cause some thinning hair or a retardation in the growth cycle. For instance, fish, eggs, beans or yogurt, are filled with protein. Soy protein has also been found to be helpful in stimulating hair growth.
Remember, beauty comes from the inside. In a way, you are what you eat. If you feed yourself lots of healthy nourishing foods your body will reflect this.
3. Flaxseed oil
Flax Seed Oil is a blue flowering plant that is grown on the Western Canadian Prairies for its oil rich seeds. This natural oil is highly recommended for the general well being and whole body nutrition. It is a natural acids source that are essential to keep our body healthy.
They are also good for the heart, reducing the risk of coronary heart disease. The recommended daily dose for most people is at least 1,000 mg taken one to three times daily.
Therefore, if you don’t eat much fish, you must take the Flax Seed Oil supply in order to help your body having all the vitamins you need and consequently speed up your hairs growth.
4. Keep it trimmed!
To cut your split end is very important. When you ignore split ends, it ends up leaving you with shorter hair due to breakage.
Damage to your hair will move up from the ends and the only way to stop it in its tracks is to remove it as soon as it happens.
Do not forget the hair starts growing for the root, not the ends. Therefore, whenever the split ends are cut, your hair follicle is working less to repair split, dead ends and working more in the root. If you cut the ends frequently, your hair will grow faster and healthier. Trust me, it’s true!
It’s always easy to talk though. It’s hard to put it into action. I hate having to trim my hair when I have worked so hard on making it long! But it’s a need that will bring good results in a long term time. Just be patient and you will see!
5. Massage the scalp
Always give yourself a scalp massage. You will want to massage your hair at least three times a week, use the tips of your hands and firmly massage your scalp. Make sure you cover the entire head. With a good scalp massage you increased blood circulation which enriches skin with essential nutrients and oxygen.
After a massage actively circulating blood brings the nutrients to hair follicles. Besides, massage helps to relax and improves the strength of the roots.
6. Don’t wash your hair every day
I know it sounds disgusting, but washing your hair too often pulls the strands, damages the scalp, and rids your hair of the natural oils essential for growing long, thick hair. You must allow the hair oils to condition your hair rather than constantly washing the oils out.
After a while, your hair will be trained, and it won’t look as dirty as it looked before, and the washes will last longer. There’s plenty of videos on youtube of beauty gurus that teach you the best way to train your hair.
The ideal, would be to wash your hair between 2 or 3 times a week, maximum. You’ll see it will get shinier and healthier.
7. Comb after wash it – Dont Brush it
Comb through your hair with a wide toothed comb right when you turn off your shower water when it is still soaking wet. It’s much better for detangles your hair super quickly. This way you are struggling afterward or having to attack your hair with a brush. Using a brush on wet hair can break the strands you have worked so hard to protect.
Use a wide-toothed comb and comb your hair in a slow motion.
Additionally, avoid pulling your hair tightly especially for women who are fond of ponytails, braids, cornrows and clips.
8. Always Use Heat Protect
Applying a heat protectant spray when using heated styling tools is very important.
Heat protectant is something I often forget to use, but it is really important to protect your strands against damage. If you protect your hair from the time it is a baby hair at your root it will have a long and happy lifespan, and be able to grow much longer than if you abuse it for years.
9. Use a deep conditioning treatment
This will help hydrate strands and make them stronger. A hair treatment can help restore damaged hair, add shine and body to dull lifeless hair, and improve the texture of frizzy, unmanageable hair.
Damaged hair loses two essential components; moisture and protein. Most times, both of these elements need to be replaced for an effective hair treatment.
An occasional deep conditioning or reconstructing treatment will help restore your hair to its prime condition. It’s also a good idea to treat your hair before and after any chemical processes.
I love my Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque because it truly leaves my hair really soft and easier to comb.
10. Reduce Stress
Finally, we all know stress ain’t good for our health. Stress can cause a variety of health problems, so it should be no surprise that it also affects the hair. Excessive stress will slow down your hair’s growth rate and it will make it weaker, turning it extremely more vulnerable to breaks.
Some stress-reducing techniques are deep breathing, regular exercise, mediation, yoga, or enjoying a hobby or recreational activity such as reading, cooking, or gardening
Is very important to reduce your stress level as much as you can to get a hair and life more healthy.