It can be frustrating to grow your hair, especially if you feel it is taking too long. You can speed up the process by changing your hair care routine and applying different hair growth techniques.
How to Take Good Care of Your Hair
1 How you wash your hair can impact the length. Water temperature and frequency are important factors. This is because too much washing of your hair (think every other day) and too hot water can cause your hair to dry out and become fragile. This can lead to hair loss and stop your hair from growing thicker and longer. Here’s how to fix it. The solution? Wash your hair only 3 times per week and use the coldest water possible.
It might look a little greasy at first when you wash your hair less often. You can wear a hat for a few more days to help your scalp get used to producing less oil. It won’t take too long.
You don’t like the idea of showering in cold water so you can wash your hair in cold water in the sink instead. Keep your hair covered in a cap while you are showering.
2 Don’t dry your hair too hard. Brush your hair out and then dry it. You’re breaking your hair! Because you are handling your hair too rough while it is still wet, it won’t grow strong and long. Your hair should be treated like a good quality garment. You wouldn’t dry it by putting it in the dryer. Instead, you would lay it flat to air dry. You should give your hair the same gentle treatment. Let your hair air dry after washing it with a microfiber towel.
Do not brush your hair when it is still wet. Dry hair is more likely to break and stretch than wet hair. Apply a conditioner to your hair to help it untangle. Use your fingers and a wide-toothed brush to gently remove the tangles.
Except for special occasions, don’t blow dry hair. Blowing dry can cause hair damage, such as split ends, breakage and frizz. It’s not an easy fix. You just need to wait for your hair to grow.
3 Avoid using harsh chemicals on hair. Shampoos and conditioners can cause hair loss. Sulfates are a common ingredient in commercial shampoos. They strip hair of its natural oils, and make it more susceptible to damage. Conditioners are made with silicones, which coat hair with chemicals. These shampoos must be rinsed off with a stronger shampoo. This can be very damaging for hair! Here are some alternatives:
To get rid of silicones, give your hair one final wash using a strong shampoo such as a clarifying shampoo. Do not condition your hair this time. Just gently detangle it, and let it air dry.
Give your hair a rest for a few days. Do not do any hair-related activities, such as washing, straightening, or using products.
Use an all-natural shampoo the next time you wash your hair. Make sure to read the label before you use shampoo. You can even go shampoo-free!
Use diluted apple cider vinegar to condition. This works well and it won’t smell at all like vinegar once it dries. Coconut oil is a great option for deep conditioning. You won’t want to go back the chemical-laden stuff that you used before.
4 Use all-natural styling products and techniques for your hair. Start using gentler styling methods. Only use heat tools such as straighteners, curling irons and hair dryers sparingly. Natural hairsprays, and gels are better than chemical-filled ones. This allows your hair to grow strong and long, giving it its unique texture.
You can make your hair gel using non-harmful ingredients.
Apply a little argan oil, or another cosmetic oil, to your hair to smoothen flyaways and frizz. This is a better option than using an over-the counter product.
You can curl your hair naturally using natural methods that don’t require heat.
5 Apply a hair mask once every two weeks to repair damage and replenish hair’s moisture. Your hair will feel silky, soft and healthy after this treatment. It’ll also stay healthy for as long as you live.
A hot oil mask with coconut and almond oil is a good option. Coconut oil has high penetration power and deep conditioning power, while almond oil gives your hair extra shine. Apply the oil to your hair, and then cover it with a shower cap. If you have one, use it to dry your hair. You can also heat the cap with a blow dryer for around 10 minutes. Next, take off the cap and wash your hair. You can also use the hair mask to braid your hair, then tie it up in a bun. Finally, put on a shower cap. For three months, keep your hair braided at least once a day. Your hair will grow an average of one to three inches faster than normal.
Warm olive oil, cinnamon, and honey are also good options. This will lighten your hair while conditioning it.
6 Protect your hair against external damage. Wear a scarf when you are in the sun or swimming in chlorinated pools. Avoid exposure to high levels of pollution. Repeated exposure to the elements can cause hair damage. To keep your hair healthy, wrap it in a scarf or wear a swim cap.
Healthy Eating and Hair Growth Supplements
Get more protein. Protein is essential for hair growth. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you should eat a lot of meat, although you can. It just means that you need to make sure protein is at the core of all your meals.
You can eat beef, chicken, fish and pork if you are a meat-eater. Protein is also found in eggs and certain types of cheese.
Also, beans, legumes, nuts and leafy green vegetables such as spinach are rich in protein. These are good options for vegetarians!
Consume omega-3 fatty acids. Healthy hair and skin. You can find it in many delicious foods, including avocados, nuts and flaxseed oil. If you need an additional boost, fish oil supplements can provide large doses of omega-3.
At omega-3 fatty acids. Healthy hair and skin. You can find it in many delicious foods, including avocados, nuts and flaxseed oil. If you need an additional boost, fish oil supplements can be taken to provide large doses of omega-3.
Get enough water. Dry hair will show. Dry, dull hair is more likely to break. Drinking water is an essential part of growing long hair. In no time, you’ll notice a difference!
Keep a water bottle with you and aim to consume at least 2 liters (0.5-0.8 USgal) of water per day.
Drink herbal teas or flavored water if you have difficulty drinking plain water.
Avoid alcohol and caffeine, and drink less soda. Instead, drink water.
Use hair growth supplements. Some supplements can promote hair growth and increase hair length over time. Although this is not a quick fix, you may see an improvement in hair growth over the next few weeks or months if you begin taking supplements. Try these supplements to find out if they work.
Biotin is a popular supplement for hair growth. Biotin is often used by pregnant women to ensure their babies receive enough nutrients. However, it’s not a problem if you’re not pregnant.
Atlantic cedar oil can be used as a supplement to stimulate hair growth. The same can be done with argan oil.
Beta-sitosterol, a plant- and seed-based substance, may help speed up hair growth.
Supplements that include vitamins A, C and E can also be tried.
Instant Hair Extensions and Other Instant Hair Styles
1 Clip-in extensions are the fastest way to grow longer hair. Pick out the right extensions for your hair. You can clip them under your top layer of hair so that they blend in well.
Clip-ins can be made of plastic, real hair, or other materials. Clip-ins made from synthetic materials won’t blend with natural hair, and they won’t last very long. The more money you spend, the more realistic your clip-ins will look.
2 Have your hair professionally woven or trimmed at a salon. These are more permanent and more costly extensions. You can have extensions made from real hair or fake hair glued to your hair. Celebrities use this method to instantly grow long hair. It is important that you only hire a professional salon technician who is experienced in the art of hairdressing. Don’t let an amateur do your extensions or weaves. This can cause pain, irritation, or hair loss.
If you are confident enough to do your own extensions, don’t try it! You might lose hair.
3 Get longer hair instantly with a wig. A wig is a great option. A wig allows you to experiment with different hair textures and colors. Best of all, your hair can be as long as you like. Talk to the rep at a wig shop to find one that matches your skin tone and coloring. If you wish, you can have your wig styled and cut at a salon.
Lifestyle changes can help keep your hair healthy
1 Have your hair cut every three months. This is because you are trying to grow your hair. It’s essential to trim the hair that isn’t healthy. Otherwise, your hair will feel and look like straw.
2 Use your fingers to massage your scalp to increase blood circulation. An increase in blood flow will result in a greater amount of nutrients being transported to the area, which will lead to increased growth. You can massage lavender oil (pure essential oil), on your scalp every other day to promote hair growth.
Exercise will increase blood flow to the head and your entire body.
Another way to increase circulation is to dry brush your body.
3 Reduce stress. Hair loss can also occur if you are stressed. Your hair will grow slower. Yoga or other forms of exercise can help you to reduce stress if you suffer from stress.
4 It is important to get eight hours sleep each night. Your body’s main focus is on sleep. Your body will not have enough time for hair growth if you don’t get enough rest.
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