So just like most of the girls out there, even you were tempted by the short hair trend and got yourself a pixie, a lob or a bob cut. And now that summer is gone, you are craving for your long lost hair again. Don’t lose hope! With these tips and tricks, you can have long and luscious locks in no time.
10 Tips and Tricks To Make Your Hair Grow Faster:
Trim Your Hair Every 6 To 8 Weeks:
Yes, scissor is indeed your best friend in this process, no matter how much you hate it. Trimming won’t make the hair grow faster, but will help you get rid of the split ends, thereby facilitating hair growth. Because, split ends that break lead to losing the hair length, along with volume, shine and smoothness.
Eat Protein And Vitamin Rich Food:
Apart from the hair masks and product, you also need to be careful about your diet, as what you eat makes a humongous difference in the growth of your hair. Hair is mostly comprised of protein, so you must make it the most important component of your diet. And it has also been proven that women who do not get enough protein experience severe shedding (1). Feed yourself with protein rich foods like fish, chicken, and red meat. If you are not a meat lover, try substituting it with pulses, beans, and nuts.
Not just protein, but even vitamins are equally important. Try looking for a multivitamin labeled for ‘Hair, Skin and Nails’.
Brush Your Hair:
Brush your hair every day for 1 to 2 minutes, and gently. It will stimulate the blood circulation in the scalp, allowing the follicles to grow healthy, new hair. Brushing will also spread the natural oil evenly on your scalp and hair, thereby preventing hair loss. Ideally, you must use a wide toothed comb for brushing and detangling your hair. Note- do not brush your hair when it’s wet as it can damage the strands and cause breakage.
Ask Mommy For A Head Massage:
Warm oil head massage, especially, works wonders. Heat coconut or olive oil a little and ask your mommy, partner or sister to give you a head massage for at least ten to 15 minutes. It will stimulate the blood circulation in the scalp, helping your hair grow faster (2). Or you can do it yourself. Massage your head gently with essential oils for one to two minutes, by pushing and moving the skin around your head.
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It may sound bizarre, but it actually works. At least, it smells better than an onion on your head. So let’s proceed! Take two big potatoes and squeeze the juice out of it. Add one tablespoon of raw honey and egg of a yolk in it. Apply this mixture on the hair and leave it for a while. Wash it off with shampoo. This hair mask is amazingly effective and of course, natural.
You Have To Take Care Of The Hair While Sleeping As Well:
You people must be wondering, how can I take care of my hair while sleeping? We’ll tell you. First and foremost, you must never sleep with hair tied in a tight ponytail or braid. It won’t just stunt the growth, but will also cause breakage of hair. Secondly, you must try to sleep on a silk pillowcase. It’s easier on the hair and prevents breakage and tangles, as proven by Jesleen Ahluwalia, an M.D from Spring Street Dermatology in New York. It won’t just benefit the hair, but will also prevent the appearance of wrinkles.
Apple Cider Hair Treatment:
Apple Cider also has excellent effects on the hair. It removes the dirt, grime, and pollution that accumulate on the scalp and removes the residue left by the hair products. Add two tablespoons of vinegar to one mug of water and rinse with it to get shinier, healthier and stronger hair. Remember, this rinse must be used as the final step of your shampooing routine. You can even mix a few drops of your favorite essential oil if you despise the scent of apple cider vinegar.
Use Egg Whites:
Egg whites are known for their healing properties. They replenish the hair and restore its shine and softness. Crack a few eggs, strain out the yolks and use the egg white mask for your hair. Your hair will look ten times shinier and will feel stronger as well.
Drink Plenty Of Water:
Dehydration shows pretty well on the hair. It can lead to dryness, brittleness and more prone to breakage. Breakage makes it even harder to grow hair. So drink two liters of water every day. Water helps the body to process and flushes out the toxins, facilitating the hair growth (3). Witness the difference yourself by drinking 2 liters of water daily.
Stop Overusing Hair Styling Tools:
This is perhaps your biggest culprit. And we believe that deep down even you feel guilty about using these hair styling tools (we’re talking about the smell the curling tongs and straightener emit while in use). Air drying has and always been, the healthiest choices when it’s about drying your hair. Drying your hair using a dryer weakens the shaft, leading to damage. It applies to other hair styling tools. Even if you are required to use heat, reduce the temperature and always use a heat protectant. Lest you’ll be at a risk of damaging your locks.
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Lastly, you need to understand that hair cannot grow overnight. Your hair grows from a quarter to half an inch every month (4). This is the maximum. So the best you can do is try to maintain this growth process.
Is there any hair growth secret that you’d like to share with us? We’re all ears! Let us know in the comment section below!