People who want shorter hair have it easier because all they need to have are a pair of scissors and they can get what they want within a second. People who want to grow their hair longer will have to patiently wait for months or even years to be satisfied.
There is nothing much that can be done about hair growth but to support it with some hair care habits to make sure that the growth process is within the ideal conditions.
Here are some of the things you can do to make sure your hair is growing at the fastest rate possible.
1. Trim Your Hair Every Eight Weeks
While it may seem ironic to trim your hair when your general intention is to make it grow longer faster, it does really help.
While your hair grows longer, there are more chances of breakage. One of the best ways to make your hair stronger and healthier is by cutting off the split ends.
Anyway if we do the mathematics, hair grows by half an inch every 4 weeks. In 8 weeks your hair is longer by an inch. All you need to cut off is ¼ of an inch so you still have a ¾-inch hair growth in 8 weeks.
2. Oil Scalp Massage
Constant shampooing robs your hair of its natural oils that is vital to hair growth. We can say that shampooing goes against growing your hair faster but you can’t go out with smelly hair so there has to be a compromise.
Supplement your hair’s oil needs with jojoba or olive oil. Ask someone to massage these oils on your scalp for thirty minutes and you can do the same for your friend.
3. Egg White Supplementation
Every cell in the body grows because of proteins. Your hair is no exception.
One of the best sources of protein is egg whites and you can provide its protein benefits to the roots of your hair to make them grow stronger and longer faster.
To make an egg white hair supplement, all you need to do is crack open a few eggs and separate the whites from the yolks. You can apply the egg whites straight to your scalp and massage it softly so the roots can absorb the protein.
4. Drink Plenty of Water
Water nourishes the entire body including the hair. Drinking 8 glasses of water daily, or even more, will keep your hair dehydrated. Hydration will provide your hair roots with the best opportunity to grow hair longer and stronger faster.
Some people think that hair hydration happens from the outside when you wet your hair when in fact, hair hydration starts internally through the water you drink.
5. Brush with Care
While gentle brushing stimulates hair growth, brisk and violent brushing damages and pulls out your hair.
Brushing your hair for hair growth should be done carefully so that the net effect will be gentle stimulation to the hair roots. If you see a lot of detached hair ending up on your brush then, you are doing it all wrong. Or, you are probably using the wrong kind of brush for your hair.
If you have curly hair you need a comb that has wider gaps between bristles.
6. Limit Blow Drying
One of the main causes of split ends is blow drying but, that is not the main issue with the practice.
Blow drying dries your hair prematurely. It makes your hair strands weaker and more susceptible to breakage and the heat irritates the hair roots.
Instead of a blow dry, the best way to dry your hair is with the use of an electric fan and let it dry your hair with a little help from your fingers as you run them through your locks.
7. Eat Protein
While the egg whites are doing their job in inducing proteins into your hair roots, you also need a lot of protein supply coming from the inside going out.
The direct beneficiary of the protein you ingest is every cell in your body, this includes your hair. Inadequate protein intake will make your hair weaker and their growth slower. Quality proteins will do the reverse.
8. Potato Water
Inadequate Vitamins A, B and C will make your hair dry and will slow down its growth. Now, it is almost impossible to determine whether you are lacking or ample with these important vitamins.
The best solution for this uncertainty is to think of the worst and just supplement. Potato water is one of the best vitamin supplementation you can do for your hair.
Apply potato water on your scalp and massage your scalp for 15 minutes before you shower.
9. Conditioner Treatment
Going to the salon once a week for a conditioner treatment will do wonders for your hair growth. Not only will your hair feel silky smooth after the treatment, it will also provide your hair roots with the massage that will stimulate hair growth and the healthy cleansing that will remove the elements that stick to your hair and hair roots from the polluted environment. This treatment will remove these unnatural toxins that hamper growth and impair hair health.
A conditioning treatment is one of your best investments for growing your hair.
10. Essential Oils
The combination of lavender oil, rosemary oil, thyme oil, cedarwood and jojoba oil accelerates hair growth.
Just a few drops of these essential oils is enough to provide your hair with a growth inducing massage that will create visible results week, after week, after week.
If you are feeling impatient with the rate of your hair growth, don’t look at the mirror too much. Just fix and set your hair at the start of every morning and enjoy the possible hairstyles for your current hair length.