How to Grow Hair Faster Naturally?
06-01-2018 | Posted By: Chhavi | 6075 View(s)
If having beautiful, long hair is your dream, then you have come to a magical land where you will get to know all the amazing ways to make your hair grow faster! You may blame pollution, dust, environmental changes or anything, but, you cannot deny the fact that it’s your lifestyle habits that are the reason why your hair is not growing faster. We play so many blame games, don’t we? However, the solution to how to grow long hair lies solely in your hands. I can just spell the magic words and tell you the hacks to grow hair faster, but it’s you who has to do the real magic! So, let’s begin!
Best Ways to Grow Hair Faster and Get Long Hair
1. Make Friends with ‘Healthy’ Foods
Can you resist the temptation to eat a burger, or a coke? I doubt you can! Even I couldn’t control my cravings for junk food. And honestly speaking, I was a bit immature because I did not pay any heed to my skin, hair and my health as I made so many unhealthy food choices. And what came next turned out to be a nightmare for me. Pimples, acne, hair fall; URGGHHH! The list can go on. The point is that choosing unhealthy foods over healthy ones can turn out to be the biggest reason for your dull, lifeless hair.
Our hair, like anything else, needs nutrition to grow. If you don’t make your hair happy by providing them with proper nutrition; they won’t make you happy by growing long. So, my friends, it’s a give and take kind of a thing! You eat a healthy diet which strengthens your hair follicles, and in return, your hair will grow long.
By healthy diet, I mean that you should eat a diet rich in protein, vitamins and minerals. Foods rich in vitamin A, B, C and E, iron, copper, zinc and magnesium should be eaten by you on a regular basis to grow your hair quickly.
So, now you must be thinking about how to know which food includes what? Let me help you! To make your hair and scalp healthy, you should opt for foods like cheese, yoghurt, chicken, whole grains, Indian gooseberry (Amla), milk, salmon, spinach, bell peppers, cabbage, parsley, avocado, oats, brown bread, broccoli, flax seeds, walnuts, almonds, beans, olive oil, fish and oats. You should also include fresh fruit and vegetable juices, such as grapefruit, carrot, beet and orange juice to your diet. Eating healthy foods is one of the best ways to make your hair grow faster.
2. Take a Good Care of Your Scalp
One of the best and convenient ways to make your hair grow faster is taking good care of your scalp. The health of your scalp determines your hair health. A good and healthy scalp will without any doubt, make your hair strong and vice versa. To keep your scalp healthy, it’s best to massage your hair and scalp with oil. It is because oiling hair on a regular basis promotes blood flow to the scalp, which in turn, strengthens the hair follicles.
Additionally, you can also give yourself a hot oil treatment once a week to stimulate hair growth. For this, you simply have to apply warm oil to your hair and massage gently in a circular motion for about three to five minutes. Then rinse off with a mild shampoo.
3. Don’t Shampoo Too Often
So, you wash your hair every time you have to go to a party, or meet your friends, isn’t it? Why hide it, I used to do the same. Whenever I had the idea in mind that yes, tomorrow I am going to wear this new dress; I used to wash my hair even if it wasn’t too oily. But, that’s where I was wrong as washing hair too often ultimately lead to thinning of hair.
I agree we all want to look our best, but in that quest, my friends, we may lose the strands of our hair. It is not necessary that you shampoo your hair every day as certain oils generated by our hair are actually needed for proper nourishment. You can’t just get rid of it! Now, yes I understand that greasy hair is not liked by anyone. Nonetheless, it doesn’t justify washing your hair every day.
Washing your hair too often can actually make them dull and brittle, which causes hair breakage, preventing your hair from growing thick and long. The solution? It’s really simple! Do not wash your hair more than three times a week, and you will notice the difference. Thank me later! Just kidding, but I bet your hair will be much happier if you just let them stay away from shampoo for some days. When you wash your hair two to three times a week, the shampoo allows your natural oils to go deep into your hair, allowing your hair to hydrate and repair itself. Believe me; this is one of the easiest ways to make your hair grow faster.
4. Don’t Fall in Love with ‘Hot’ Showers
Soaking your body in a bathtub full of hot water is very relaxing. It just takes away all the worries and makes you feel calm and happy. But, when it comes to hair wash, you must not use hot water. Reason being that warm water causes hair follicles to weaken, which in turn, leads to hair fall. Shampooing with cold water helps in closing the hair cuticle and seal in moisture from the conditioner, leaving you with healthier and shinier hair. So, by all means, wash your hair with cold water.
Now, of course, you can take a warm shower to relax your body and mood, but when it comes to washing hair, you must shampoo your hair with cold water if you want to see yourself with long, thick and healthy hair. This is again one of the best ways to make your hair grow faster.
5. Pat your Hair Dry
Many people have this habit of blow-drying their hair or towel dry their hair roughly which is quite an unhealthy thing to do for your hair. This way, you are damaging your hair and not letting them grow. So, another one of the best ways to make your hair grow faster is to dry the hair gently. Do not brush your hair while it’s still wet as wet hair stretch and breaks more easily than dry hair. You can detangle your hair using fingers and a wide-toothed comb. Do not blow-dry your hair, at least not until it is necessary. It is because blow-drying your hair can cause damage and lead to breakage, frizz and split ends, which will be difficult to repair. So, be gentle on your hair and pat it dry. This is another one of the proven ways to make your hair grow faster.
6. Stay Away from Harsh Chemicals
It is best to avoid using harsh chemicals on your hair as they contribute to poor hair growth. Did you know most commercial shampoos available in the market contain sulphates, which strip your hair of its natural oils, making them dry and brittle? Yes, they do! Even conditioners that are so essential for your hair contain silicones that coat your hair with so many chemicals that you need to wash it out with a stronger shampoo. This cycle of washing, conditioning and then washing again with strong shampoos and conditioners is damaging your hair.
So, what can you do? Well, just give your hair a little break! Do not wash your hair more than thrice a week, don’t straighten it, curl it or use any products to style your hair. Also, use an all-natural shampoo that is free from any harsh chemicals to keep your hair healthy. When you buy shampoo, do not forget to read the label and use a shampoo that contains only natural oils and other cleansers, but no chemicals. To give yourself a deep conditioning treatment, use coconut oil. But, do not opt for products that contain too many chemicals.
7. Never Skip Conditioner
It is really very important to condition your hair so that you can keep it healthy. Conditioning is without any doubt, one of the best ways to make your hair grow faster. And why is that? It is because a conditioner locks the moisture in the shaft, protects your hair from dust and pollution and prevents dryness. Also, it keeps the cuticles closed to prevent hair damage, which leaves you with healthier hair.
Now, I know that it can be a difficult task to pick the right conditioner. Today, the market is flooded with so many brands which may do more harm than good. So, it is best to go for a natural homemade conditioner which will not give you the horror of any side effects.
8. Trim it Down
Trimming your hair promotes hair growth as the process involves removing split ends. Pollution, dirt and lifestyle habits such as styling hair often cause split ends and damage to the cuticles. These spilt ends to prevent your hair from growing longer. Thus, you must trim the lower portion of your hair every two to three months to prevent damage. This is one of the convenient ways to make your hair grow faster.
9. Say ‘No’ to Stress
Stress is one of the major factors that contribute to hair loss. Various studies have shown that stress can disrupt the normal hair cycle and trigger hair to enter the fall-out phase. So, stress does not just to lead to hair loss, but it also decreases the speed in which your hair grows.
If you have the habit of taking stress on everything, it is friendly advice to you that change this habit. Try yoga, deep breathing exercises, talk to a friend or give time to your hobbies to de-stress yourself. But, do something so that this six-letter evil word ‘STRESS’ does not touch you. If you stay happy, then it will surely show on your hair.
10. Get some Beauty Sleep
Sleeping peacefully for about seven to eight hours a day is one of the laziest ways to make your hair grow faster. Raise your hands if you love to sleep! I know so many hands are raised right now. So, this is the easy thing to do to get long hair, isn’t it? You just need to get your beauty sleep and doing this will make your hair grow stronger and healthier.
11. Avoid Wearing Tight Ponytails
Do you wear tight ponytails or similar hairdos to look beautiful? Well, if you do, then it’s time to change this habit. I don’t mean to say that you never make tight braid or ponytails, but try to wear your hair down or make a loose ponytail or braid as often as possible. It is because tight hairstyles cause stress on roots of the hair, and the friction leads to hair breakage. So, you should opt for different and loose hairstyles if you want to grow long hair.
12. Do not Use Styling Tools Excessively
One of the biggest culprits behind dull, damaged hair is hair styling tools. So, you are going to a prom party and have beautiful curly hair; but you see everyone with straight hair, and so you decide to straighten your hair with a hair straightener. And, then you make it a regular habit of straightening your hair. I know many college going students would relate to this. It is good that you try to look impressive, but you must not do it at the cost of your hair. Excess heat causes damage to your hair; it not only makes the hair thin but also makes it appear dull and dry. And so, stop using straightener or curler too often if you do not want to damage your hair. You can use natural methods to style your hair too!
13. Sleep on a Silk Pillowcase
What if I tell you that one of the other ways to make your hair grow faster is to sleep on a silk pillowcase? Shocked, right? Well, yes even I was perplexed when I heard this, but it is quite right. Silk is easier on hair as it helps in avoiding tangles and prevents hair breakage. Dermatologist says that the less breakage your hair experience, the longer your hair grows. So, switch over to silk pillowcase to get your beauty sleep and protect your hair from all kind of damages.
Hair fall is a problem that is growing day by day. Nowadays, people use anti-hair fall shampoos to prevent hair fall, but are they really effective? Well, most of them are! Having said that, we must also follow some tips and tricks to prevent hair fall and grow hair faster. Because believe us, these tricks can do wonders that no shampoo can!
How to Prevent Hair Fall and Grow Hair Faster Naturally?
1. Honey is the New Shampoo
The yummy honey can be used for many purposes. Take one tablespoon honey and some shampoo and dilute the mixture with some water. Wash your hair with water and use the honey shampoo mixture to wash your hair. Rinse it off with cool/ lukewarm water.
2. Use the Magical Aloe Vera
Apply fresh aloe vera juice to your hair and rinse it off after 15 minutes with cold water and a mild shampoo.
3. Say ‘Hello’ to Neem
Boil 10 to 12 dry neem leaves in water. Boil for a few minutes. Allow the mixture to cool. Then, rinse your hair with this mixture.
4. Yoghurt- The Cool Remedy
Take two tablespoons of Greek Yoghurt and add one tablespoon honey and juice of one lemon to it. Stir thoroughly so that the ingredients get mixed properly. Apply the paste to your hair. Rinse it off with cold water after half an hour.
5. Onion Juice- One Solution to All Your Hair Problems
Grate one onion and extract its juice. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of honey to the onion juice. You can mix in some rose water if you don’t like the odour of the onion juice. Mix the ingredients thoroughly and apply to your hair. Wait for 40 minutes and rinse it off with cold water.
Take one green tea bag and soak it in two cups of hot water for about seven minutes. Then, apply warm green tea all over your scalp and let it sit for an hour. Wash off with cold water.
7.Egg Hair Mask
Take one egg, three tablespoons of castor oil and one teaspoon of vinegar. Mix all the ingredients in a proper manner in a bowl to form a smooth paste. Massage the mixture into your scalp using the tips of your fingers in a circular motion. Let it sit for half an hour and then wash off with cold water.
Try these tips to get beautiful, long and healthy hair. ‘Life isn’t perfect, but your hair can be.’