So, you wanna know how to make your Hair grow faster? Wouldn’t it be nice to make a wish, go to bed and wake up the next morning with a full head of longer, thicker hair?
Jokes aside, this is of course only possible if you use a wig or hair implants. There’s still no real way to accelerate the growth of hair overnight. (Yeah, we’re just as bummed as you are.) But there are a number of ways to stimulate healthier hair growth, as well as a range of conditions that should be avoided if you want your hair to grow faster.
Get Frequent Trims (Yes, Really)
Though it may seem like the wrong move when you are trying to grow out your hair, getting your hair trimmed once you develop split ends can actually encourage hair growth. Split ends start as dry, brittle parts of your hair and if they are not trimmed, can work their way up the strands of your hair.
If you leave your split ends for too long, when you do go to your Hairdresser, they may be forced to trim a significant amount of length of your hair to get rid of the split ends.
Cut Back On Hot Styling
While they may make your hair look good for a few hours, hot styling tools like hair dryers, hair straighteners, and hair curlers can weaken your hair and hinder hair growth. Try to reduce your use of these tools or cut them out of your hair care routine. For a while, opt for minimal hair styling, with minimal hair products, so your hair can stay healthy and grow out.
Let Your Hair Down
Pulling your hair back into a ponytail or a tight updo can lead to breakage as well as damaged strands. So, rather than using clips, pins or hair ties in your hair, go for a more relaxed look. Let your hair flow openly and over time, it will grow out long and healthy.
Reduce Your Shampoo Usage
Reduce your shampoo usage to two to three times a week so you do not dry out or over wash your hair. This will allow your hair to stay strong and healthy, leading to better long-term growth. If your scalp gets oily or itchy due to under washing, you can increase the number of times you shampoo during the week.
When you shampoo your hair, you should massage the shampoo into your scalp and try not to rub your hair with the shampoo.
Pat Your Hair After Washing
Avoid wrapping your wet hair tightly in a towel as doing this can cause breakage and put stress on the strands of your hair. Instead, use a dry towel to pat your hair so you do not tear, pull, or rip at your wet hair.
Eat Tons Of Protein (Not Literally)
Protein provides a building material for your hair to grow quicker, look healthier and be stronger, as protein is the very stuff that hair is made from, so the more protein you eat, the more your hair can grow; so make sure to include eggs, nuts, fish, chicken, red meats, etc., into your balanced diet.
Hot Oil Scalp Massage
A hot oil massage can help to break down any oil or dirt on your scalp and stimulate hair growth from the roots of your hair. Use natural oils like coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, and argan oil.
Take Hair Supplements
Certain multivitamins and supplements, such as Biotin and Viviscal, are known to promote hair growth. These products contain vitamin C and vitamin B, which are key vitamins for hair growth.
Talk to your doctor before you take any supplements to check that you are taking the proper dosage.
Though it may look luxurious, sleeping on silk pillowcases can actually encourage hair growth. Pillowcases made of cotton or linen can pull and tug at your hair, leading to breakage when you move around while sleeping.
The soft, slick texture of silk will not create any unwanted friction, keeping your hair smooth, long, and knot-free.
Castor oil is a natural substance that can encourage hair growth. Applying a castor oil hair mask can lead to hair that grows longer and healthier. Begin by massaging your scalp with a cup of castor oil. Allow the oil to fall from your scalp onto the strands of your hair.
Once your scalp and hair are covered, use a plastic shower cap on your head to keep the oil in place. Spread a towel on your pillowcase before you go to sleep so you do not get oil all over your pillow. Rinse in the morning.