6 Ways to Make Your Hair Grow Faster
Six ways you can grow your hair faster
If a magic pill could miraculously make hair grow more quickly, odds are it would fly off the shelves. But until such a wonder product is discovered, certain health, lifestyle, and hair care choices can improve the overall health of your tresses. Even though growth cycles are essentially fixed, tweaks to your routine can strengthen your locks for a stronger—and ultimately longer—head of hair.
There are no shortcuts to growing luscious, long locks. On average, hair grows about a half an inch per month. Your general health, well-being, and genetic factors affect your rate of hair growth.
You can encourage hair growth by maintaining healthy hair through a good diet and proper hair care. Certain herbs can help make your hair grow faster, too.
Mind Your Nutrients
What you put into your body has an effect on your hair. It's been noted that the B vitamin biotin promotes healthy hair growth by elongating the follicles and stimulating the cells. Take 5000 micrograms a day or eat a diet rich in nuts, avocado, and salmon. Foods with B6, like kale and broccoli, and B12, from fish and dairy products, provide additional beneficial nutrients. Folate, found in whole grains, beets, and berries, also facilitates hair growth.
It may seem counterintuitive, but trimming your hair 1/4 inch every eight weeks is key to maintaining—and gaining—length. While trimming doesn’t increase the rate of growth, it does keep your split ends under control, preventing breakage down the line. Lay off the heated styling tools, harsh colour treatments, extensions, and blow-drying whenever possible. These can damage your hair and ultimately keep it shorter due to breakage.
Turn To Treatments
Treating your scalp with products that contain essential oils helps to nourish and bolster hair health. Fusco also recommends a one- or two-minute scalp massage to stimulate circulation and promote growth. Warm up oils like coconut, avocado, or olive for an extra luxurious experience. Deep conditioners with both enriched with protein and moisturising ingredients also help to strengthen hair while reducing brittleness.
Smoking can hamper circulation and lead to slower hair growth, while high-stress levels spike cortisol, which can cause strands to shed. A healthy diet, regular sleep, meditation, and exercise can help mitigate the effects of stress. When you sleep, rest on a soft pillowcase and avoid putting your hair in elastic bands. Instead, wrap a scarf around your head or pull up your tresses in a cotton scrunchie to protect from tangles and breakage.
Use Castor Oil
Being rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, especially omega-9 fatty acids, castor oil promotes hair growth naturally.
As this oil is quite viscous, mix the castor oil with an equal amount of coconut, olive, or almond oil. Massage your scalp with it and leave it on for 30 to 45 minutes. Then shampoo your hair.
You can also add essential oils, especially rosemary, peppermint, eucalyptus, lavender, or thyme oil, to the castor oil and then put it in your hair.
Remember that it can't grow overnight.
Unless your scalp unleashes new strands like a Chia Pet, gaining new length is going to take time. "Hair typically only grows about a quarter of an inch — to a half an inch max — a month. And that's only if it is super-healthy and doesn't have a ton of split ends. The bottom line: practice patience.
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