When it comes to putting some effort to make the hair grow faster, we bet, you will hardly find women who haven’t tried at least once in their life.
It’s a dream to many of us to have thick and long hair, isn’t? But, the fact is a bit different as we cannot grow our hair overnight.
Not sure how to make your hair grow faster without using any chemical based and pricey hair care products? Well, here are some most efficient ways to do the hack with natural, handy, and home ingredients.
How Fast Does Hair Grow?
Women, like you, me, and so many out there all across the globe are conscious of their hair, right?
We came across a number of complaints that their hair has stopped growing while some women shared that their hair does not grow at all.
However, the fact is- hair grows at a specific growth rate as long as you are alive. Generally, the scalp hair growth is approximately 1.25 cm or 0.50 inches per month at an average which again means that every week your hair grows one-eighth of an inch.
So, unless you have issues, your hair is more likely to grow around 6 inches long at the end of the year.
It’s true that our normal hair growth can be stopped when on a diet, under pressure and stress or taking medication.
But, normally, our hair is growing every day even though we hardly can notice that growth.
Again, hair growth may differ from person to person, and it will not be a wonder if you find that your friend’s hair grows faster than you.
However, you don’t need to worry at all. It is completely normal and natural as well as the genetical issue.
How to Make Your Hair Grow Faster?
It’s true that growing thick and long hair is a lengthy process and you hardly have a shortcut to this.
However, you can certainly encourage the growth with proper hair care following some efficient tricks that a number of people like you found helpful.
Here are some most effective tips you can try to grow your hair faster. Let’s jump right in!
1. Take Healthy Meals:
You probably won’t disagree that organic foods are the solution for many problems that include hair issues as well.
Taking a meal that is high in protein and essential minerals and vitamins is a necessary thing to grow your hair faster.
Make sure to have a balanced diet containing the vitamins A, B, C, E, K, zinc, magnesium, copper, iron, and selenium. Along with these, vitamin B-complex and omega-3 fatty acid are also second to none when it comes to growing long hair.
Besides, remember to intake animal protein like chicken, egg, salmon, and milk.
You should also keep cheese, yogurt, whole grain foods, broccoli, bell papers, parsley, grapes, beet, banana, berries, avocado, oats, almonds and fresh fruit juice in your daily diets as well.
2. Drink Plenty of Water:
Water is life. Drinking plenty of water reduces toxins from the body and makes you healthier. It also contributes a lot to make your hair shiny and silky as well.
It allows your body functions properly when toxins are flushed out. Place some ice cubes in the glass when you drink water.
It is necessary to keep your body and hair hydrated and what else can hydrate more than water? You should drink 8-12 glasses of water every day.
3. Apply Egg Mask:
Eggs are an excellent source of protein, sulfur, iron, zinc, selenium, and phosphorus.
And with all these essentials packed together, eggs are very beneficial for overall health, and they can contribute to a great extent growing your hair faster.
Then again, you have several options to benefit from an egg when it comes to hair care.
Here is how to do:
- Firstly, take an egg and whisk it. Now, take few drops of grapeseed oil and lavender oil and mix them well. Apply on the scalp and rinse off after 30 minutes.
- Take two egg yolks and mix them with some extra virgin olive oil. Apply on the scalp and leave it for around 15 to 20 minutes. Now, shampoo your hair, and there you go.
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4. Try Hot Oil Massage:
Massaging your scalp stimulates blood circulation. It aids to reach blood to the tiniest vessels that nourish your hair follicles.
A hot oil massage is a magical way to grow long hair fast. For massage, I usually take some coconut oil and some other essential oils and massage the mixture on my scalp twice a week.
Hot oil massage also promotes sound sleep as it calms down the nerves. On top of that, it’s indeed a good way to moisturizes the hair and makes the roots stronger.
5. Use Castor Oil:
Castor oil contains a decent amount of essential fatty acids that include vitamin E as well as omega-9 fatty acids. All these things are prerequisite to promote natural hair growth.
However, you should not use castor oil directly on your scalp without the aid of other essential oils like almond oil, olive oil or coconut oil.
Mix castor oil with any of these essential oils and then apply on the hair. Massage gently and then shampoo your hair after 40-45 minutes.
6. Exfoliate the Scalp:
Your scalp is the gateway to a healthy and nourished hair. So, exfoliating the scalp is highly recommended. It promotes hair growth.
Try to use a detoxifying shampoo. Dandruff can damage your hair. Use an anti-dandruff shampoo at least once a week even if you don’t have dandruff issues.
You can apply a granulated hair mask to exfoliate the scalp so that your hair gets proper nutrients when you apply packs to it.
Personally, I use apricot, honey, lemon and yogurt hair mask and it helps a lot to say bye bye to the dead cells of my scalp.
7. Trim Your Hair Regularly:
Scissors can be your best friend when you are hankering after promoting your hair growth. And, in this case, you should trim your hair at least once in every three months to avoid split ends.
You might feel bad about trimming as it will not grow your hair faster, but to be very practical, it will make your hair look healthy for sure.
On the other hand, splits can cause your hair break high up on the strands when they are not trimmed for long. I usually try to trim my hair in every 10-12 weeks, and it really works for me.
8. Apply Natural Hair Packs:
You might have heard about the benefits of natural hair packs. Not a big deal if you haven’t.
Anyway, there are a number of ways to nourish your hair naturally with handy home ingredients like honey, lemon, coconut oil, avocado oil, almond oil, aloe vera and so many to name. You can make your own hair pack with these things and get a healthy, long, and strong hair effortlessly.
All you need to do is to find out which one suits your hair according to your hair type and then apply on your hair weekly.
9. Condition Your Hair:
It is very essential to condition your hair every time you shampoo your hair.
However, it is indeed a bad practice if you shampoo every time you wash your hair, and again, try not to wash your hair every day.
Everyday washing makes the hair dry and dull. Shampoo your hair when you really feel like. And, remember to condition your hair applying a mild conditioner to after each shampoo.
10. Avoid Towel Wrapping:
You might wonder what could be bad about wrapping your hair with bath towel? Well, it actually harms your hair.
It can cause breakage and damage. The woven fibers catch your hair strands and make them more prone to break easily.
If you really want to wrap your hair after the bath, try out microfiber towels.
They are super fine and soft and do not harm your hair strands at all.
11. Switch to Silk Pillowcase:
Ditch your cotton pillowcase to avoid hair fall and split ends. Switch to a silk pillowcase.
Silk is softer than cotton one, and the surface is smoother as well. It resists friction that harms your hair.
I have the silk pillowcase, and I wake up with less tangled hair every time I wake up from the bed. It is really cool, trust me!
12. Stay Stress-Free:
If I’m not wrong, you probably know that stress is our worst enemy in every sphere of life, isn’t?
Likewise, when it comes to hair care, stress can cause your hair loss to a certain extent. It can damage your hair very badly and can stop your hair growth as well.
Considering this on a serious note, it is highly recommended to stay stress-free for better hair as well as better life.
Practice various relaxing techniques or breathing exercises, join a yoga class, do a little exercise on a regular basis.
You can even try meditation to minimize the stress of your life. However, make sure to consult your doctor before you go for a medic to manage stress.
13. Go for Supplements and Vitamins:
It’s true that there is no alternative to take a healthy diet for faster hair growth.
But, sometimes foods can hardly meet up the needs of our hair. In such cases, you can surely consult a doctor and take medications as prescribed.
Along with regular balanced diets, you can also go for potential supplements like fish oil, flaxseed oil, biotin, folic acid, kelp, ginseng, etc.
All these can contribute a lot for healthy hair growth. However, you are always advised to take vitamins only when your doctor prescribes them for you. Vitamin supplements are good for overall health too.
By the time you scrolled down here, we expect that you went through the lines and came to know how to make your hair grow faster.
Now, it’s your turn to get started and have healthy, shiny, long hair without using chemical-based fancy products.
You can expect to witness visible changes to your hair growth following these tips as stated above provided that you don’t have any medical issue that might cause hair loss or prevent hair growth.