Here are a few natural tips and tricks to making your hair grow faster so that you can have longer, fuller and healthier hair in no time. Keep reading!
Tips for faster hair growth
To get longer hair in a shorter time, you have to follow a diet that’s full of nutrients, like vitamins and protiens. The food you eat must be balanced and healthy, including daily ingredients that are full of iron (to prevent hair loss) and vitamins B12 and E (to promote rich, strong hair). The most important protiens are found in fish, eggs, red meats and leafy vegetables (chard, spinach, etc.).
Forget about diets that only make you feel worse. If you want to lose weight, you still need a healthy eating plan. Diets that are poor in nutrients not only make you lose weight in a “bad” way, but they also don’t give you what you need to grow healthy and strong hair. What you’ll see is the opposite effect.
Only use cosmetic products that help fortify your hair. For example, both shampoo and conditioner should be right for your hair type (if it’s oily, dry, mixed, damaged, etc.). Apply a hair mask once a week – these can be natural (some contain nutritious ingredients like honey, banana and avocado) or commercially made.
Always keep yourself hydrated, drinking two liters of water per day in the winter and three in the summer. Water makes hair healthier, limits the damage caused by environmental factors, and eliminates toxins that may be triggering slowed growth. If you’re not used to drinking a lot of water every day, carry a bottle around with you at all times. Some people download mobile apps that have alarms set to “remind” them to stay hydrated. All you have to do is get into the habit (which will take about three weeks). Another option is to drink teas, natural juices and water to keep from getting bored.
When you’re washing your hair, you should spend a few minutes massaging your scalp to stimulate blood flow and let nutrients from the shampoo and conditioner penetrate to the root. Don’t rinse with very hot water because it makes the hair follicles dilate, causing hair to fall out. Rinse with cool water before leaving the shower, whether it’s winter or summer.
Avoid excess use of dyes and chemical products, because they can affect the health of your hair. You can use natural or homemade products, as well as commercial brands with lower levels of chemicals or are less invasive. The same applies to thermal treatments like curling irons, flat irons, and hair dryers. Don’t use them every day – only when it’s absolutely necessary.
Forget this myth: people say that if the hair is cut in a certain way it will grow faster, but that hasn’t been proven to be true. What is good for hair is to trim the split ends, leaving your hair looking more beautiful and healthy.
Heat a small amount of olive oil and apply it to the scalp. Massage it in and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Rinse and wash as usual. In addition to promoting good circulation with the massage, you’ll find that your scalp is healthier and this can remove impurities that “clog” pores and keep hair from growing. You can also make a mixture using three drops of lavender oil, three drops of rosehip oil, two drops each of jojoba oil and thyme, and apply it to the scalp in the same way.
Brush your hair twice a day, in the morning and at night. Do it gently and when possible, moisturize it first. This stimulates circulation and “nourishes” the hair follicles. Take advantage of this trick to start your day off right and in a better mood.
You can place a few peeled and sliced onions in water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Turn off the heat and let it cool, then strain the liquid and apply it to the scalp and hair as a last rinse. This not only makes the hair grow faster, but also makes the appearance brighter.
After washing your hair, mix half a liter of warm water and ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar and apply it to the scalp and hair, which stimulates hair follicles to promote growth.
Avoid hair products that contain silicone because these only provide the “illusion” that your hair is healthy. The truth is that it masks the real state of the hair, and in turn, these products are damaging because they clog follicles, impending growth and preventing moisture production.
Don’t wash your hair every day, because hair strands are slow to recover from chemicals found in shampoos and conditioners and can get very dry (it may even seem dry to the touch). Wash hair two to three times a week, so your scalp has the chance to produce natural oils, which strengthens hair and helps it grow.