- Trim your hair at least once in 6-8 weeks
It may seem strange at first since your ultimate goal is to grow hair longer; however, it is still necessary to trim the dead hair ends. Otherwise you may run the risk of getting split ends and losing the healthy appearance of your hair. Trim at least ¼ of an inch every 1.5-2 months.
- Use egg whites
Egg whites have long been known for their medicinal properties. In particular, they have the ability to make the hair soft and shiny again. Crack a few eggs, whisk the whites and apply the mask on your hair. The effect is nearly immediate: the hair looks a lot healthier. Ultimately these types of masks help with hair growth.
- Drink more water
The rate of hair growth depends, among other things, on how well your body breaks down and eliminates toxins. In turn, the latter depends on the amount of fluids we consume. By drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day, you are not only improving your health and vitality, but also making your hair stronger. And when the hair is strong, it grows a lot faster.
- Comb your hair regularly
How often? At least twice a day – it stimulate the blood flow in the scalp, nourishes the roots and, as a result, helps them grow.
- Use the hair dryer as rarely as you can
Your hair will thank you for it – in particular, you won’t get as many split ends. If you use the hair dryer daily, try to cut the use down to every other day – you will soon notice the apparent difference.
- Essential oils
Try mixing 3 drops of lavender, 3 drops of rosemary and 2 drops of cedar oils with a small quantity of jojoba oil and then apply the mixture on the hair. You will be nicely surprised by the result!
- Eat more proteins
Increase your intake of protein rich foods and you will notice a significant improvement in the appearance and the growth rate of your hair. Your diet should include fish, eggs, and, more sparingly, meat. The best kinds of fish: salmon, tuna, mackerel. Also useful for the hair are grains, nuts and, of course vegetables, particularly carrots. You are what you eat – the more nutrients your body gets, the faster the hair grows.
- Potato mask
It may seem funny at first but it really works. Squeeze out the juice from 3 potatoes, add one egg white and a little bit of honey – and you have a great hair mask! It will make your hair grow faster without any chemicals!
- Boiled onions
Onions have other uses aside from cooking. Boil a few onions and wash the hair with the concoction. Do it regularly to turbocharge the hair growth!
- Apple cider vinegar
Mix apple cider vinegar with water and rinse the hair after washing it with a shampoo. It will stimulate the hair follicles and make your hair look great.
- Avoid silicone-based products
Even though the silicone based hair products can create the illusion of healthier and smoother hair, they are pretty harmful in the long run. These kinds of products create a film-like layer on the hair shafts that prevents the moisture from penetrating to the follicles, which in turn results in the lumpy looking and slow growing hair. And this is true even for the best silicone-based products!
- Avoid washing the hair daily
If you wash the hair daily, you can forget about hair growth. Even though some claim the opposite, washing the hair daily is very counterproductive. The normal cycle should be 2-3 times a week. But if you absolutely must – make sure to use the dry shampoos – this will allow the hair to produce its own natural oils and therefore maintain the growth.
- Use palm oil as often as you can
Palm oil is an excellent source of tocotrienols (members of the vitamin E family), which substantially improve the hair growth. Apply the oil to the hair (not the scalp) for 10 minutes once or twice a week before washing. Palm oil also protects from the harmful effects of the sun, salt and chlorinated water that make your hair dry, brittle and, as a result, impossible to grow out.
- Never comb wet hair
The worst thing that you can do to your hair is combing them when they are wet. This is the time when the hair is the most vulnerable to the external factors, including negative ones and break easily. The only possible exception is when you are in the hair salon, and this is the only way to correctly determine the length of your hair and how to cut it. So just let your hair dry first before running the comb.
- Massage the scalp
Do it every time you wash the hair. Massage the scalp with the fingers using slow and gentle but at the same time confident movements for about 30-60 seconds. You will notice the difference in 4-6 weeks. A great option is to massage the scalp using warm vegetable oil – it makes the hair thick and silky.
- When you sleep
When you sleep, the hair should be free or nearly free. If you sleep with the hair tied up in knots, it makes them break and you can forget about growing it out. Some of the alternative options that you can use here are gentle hair bands or wrapping the hair overnight with satin or silk scarves.
So, as you can see, these are some pretty simple ideas on making your hair grow faster naturally. Go ahead and start implementing them right away and you’ll notice the difference in no time at all.