Before we talk about any hair tips, it’s important for you to understand that your hair IS ALWAYS GROWING!!!
The average person’s hair grows 1/2 inch per month, that is 6 inches in 1 year.
In most cases, your hair is breaking at the same rate that it was growing, given the appearance of stunted hair growth.
If it seems like your hair just isn’t growing as quickly as you’d like, look no further than your hair care routine. And then try these pro-recommended tips to get longer, stronger hair in no time.
1. Remember that it can’t grow overnight.
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 patience.
2. Drink More Water for Hydrated Hair
When it comes to hair care it’s very easy to focus on the external. It’s the same way with your skin — when you have dry skin or hair, you look for the nearest moisturizer.
Doing this only covers up dryness (not the most effective way to treat it). Moisturize and nourish your hair and skin from the inside out by drinking water. You will notice a huge difference in both hair and skin when drinking water daily.
3. Eat protein! Use Protein
Using protein treatments regularly will aid in making your hair stronger, after all your hair is made of protein! It’s also key in helping you to retain moisture. Your hair does not need only protein from the outside, but also, if you really want to have thick and beautiful locks, then watch what you eat! Did you know that food can make a tremendous difference in how fast your hair grows? Protein provides a building material for your hair to grow quicker, look healthier and be stronger, as protein is the very stuff that hair is made from, so the more protein you eat, the more your hair can grow; so make sure to include eggs, nuts, fish, chicken, red meats, etc., into your balanced diet. Eat healthy and your hair will say: ‘Thank you!’
4. Keep your scalp healthy.
Think of your hair like a tree: If the soil and roots aren’t taken care of, the tree can’t grow tall and solid. Hair growth starts with a healthy scalp, When you cleanse and treat your scalp with healthy ingredients, you will end up with strong, beautiful hair. If you’re not sure how healthy your hair is, do a “root lift test”: At the crown of your head, hold up a section of your hair. Healthy hair should be the same thickness root to end, but if your ends are thinner, it’s time to rethink your haircare regimen.
5. Detangle gently with conditioner
Use a conditioner with lots of slip so it will be easier to detangle.
6. Work In Sections
Everything must be done in 4-6 sections, from shampooing to conditioning to moisturizing to detangling. These ensures full coverage.
7. Penetrating Oils Work Best
Some would slather on the Shea butter. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, especially in the winter. Shea butter is a natural moisturizer, great for sealing in the moisture.
The problem is, it only coats the hair. Lighter oils, like coconut or olive oil, actually absorb into the hair, giving it the ability to strengthen and reinforce the hair’s internal structure.
READ: MOISTURIZING OIL VS SEALING OIL
8. Oil Pre-Poos
A “pre-poo” is usually an oil treatment applied to hair prior to shampooing or conditioning. Adding a prepoo treatment to hair helps to restore lost moisture. My mist recommended oil for pre poo treatment is coconut or olive oil. You can never go wrong with either of this.
9. Trim Those Ends
A lot of times we pay less attention to the oldest part of our hair, the ends. They are the last part to receive moisture and product, but they are the first to lose these things. A lot of times we pay less attention to the oldest part of our hair, the ends. While trimming won’t make your hair grow any faster, they get rid of split ends that break your hair, “Eliminating the breakage gives the appearance that your hair is growing faster.” After all, a split end that breaks can lead to your hair losing lenght, shine, volume, and smoothness. Trim your ends once every 4-6 months. In addition to trimming split damaged ends, you should apply your product for ends to tips. Always, always moisturize and seal your ends.
10. Try overnight castor oil hair treatment.
Using castor oil on your hair can have astonishing and wonderful effects. It’s all simple: just massage your hair with castor oil before you go to bed and leave it on overnight; then, the next morning, wash and condition your hair, as usual. Do this treatment once or twice a week for a couple of weeks and you will be astonished by the amazing difference in the health of your hair! It works wonders for hair growth! Also, castor oil can help you to grow longer lashes and thicker eyebrows, isn’t it a good bonus
11. Minimize Heat Usage
Stop abusing it with heat styling tools.
The biggest culprit that’s ruining your hair: damage from hot tools. If you must use heat, decrease the temperature and always use a heat protectant — otherwise, you risk damaging your locks, leading to breakage and frizz. Minimize heat usage and opt for air drying. Also wring out your curls with a tee-shirt as opposed to a towel.
12. Clarify With Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse
Apple cider vinegar is a great way to remove the dirt, grime and pollution that can accumulate on your hair, as well as strip away the residue that is left by hair products. Not only apple cider vinegar can help boost your hair growth, but also, being a natural detangling and shine improving treatment, it can tremendously change the appearance of your locks, of course, for better – hair becomes softer, shinier, stronger and looks healthier!
Another substitute of apple cider vinegar rinse, that can also make your hair shinier, healthier and stronger, as well as it can improve hair growth – is rose water. Just spray some rose water to your already clean shampooed hair, gently massaging it into your scalp in circular motions, then apply your regular hair conditioner to the lengths of your hair avoiding the roots, leave this treatment on for a couple of minutes, before washing off with lukewarm water. Great and simple, but most importantly – it works!
13. Finish your wash with a cool rinse.
A super steamy wash isn’t just bad for your skin — it’s also rough on your hair. “Turn the water temperature down when cleansing. And rinse with cool water to help seal the cuticle and strengthen your hair before styling it.
Keep hair moisturized, dry hair = prone to breakage.
LCO Method-L=liquid, O= oil, C=cream.Use this method to lock moisture into your hair.
15. Massage Your Scalp
Massaging your scalp regularly will increase your blood flow and promote healthy hair growth. Do it gently, use your fingers, massage your head for about a minute or two, push and move the skin around your head, and it will stimulate the blood flow in your scalp and help your hair grow faster.
16. Low Manipulation
Choose low manipulation hairstyles, or protective hairstyles. Constant tugging, combing and pulling can create breakage and shedding. The less you fuss with your hair, the better the chances are for promoting strong healthier hair.
17. Add a vitamin to your morning routine.
If your diet isn’t supplying you with enough nutrition, a supplement could make a world of difference. Look for a multivitamin that’s formulated and labeled For Hair, Skin, and Nails, Those contain important vitamins like biotin, vitamin C, and B vitamins that support hair health.” Bonus: You’ll get better skin in the process!
18. Care for your hair while sleeping/ Sleep On A Silk Or Satin Pillowcase Or Bonnet
Probably, you are wondering: ‘How in the world is it possible to care for my hair, when I sleep?’ Yes, it’s actually very easy. First of all, never sleep with a tight ponytail or a tight braid, it definitely won’t help your hair grow faster and can even cause breakage of your hair and pain in your scalp. Make a loose ponytail instead. Getting better hair in your sleep is possible — all you need is to switch up your pillowcase/sleepcap. Silk or satin is easier on hair — it helps avoid tangles and breakage, helps preserves moisture in the hair as opposed to their cotton counterparts with the added advantage of preserving your hairstyle as well. The less breakage your hair experiences, the longer your locks will be.
19. Pay Attention To How Your Skin Feels After Using Hair Care Products.
It’s easy to see shiny locks initially and assume a product is working for you, but it is recommended to take a closer look (and feel). “What the formula is doing to your skin is generally what it’s doing to your hair”. “Does it make your skin feel dry, stripped, heavy, waxy, sticky, or greasy? Or does it feel soft, hydrated, silky, and supple?” Treat your hair the way you would treat your skin — after all, it’s another part of you! If your hair follicles are clogged and congested, there’s no way it can grow as efficiently.
20. Always be gentle with your hair
Rough treatment can pull hair out or break it. Your hair is more fragile when it’s wet, so dry your locks gently with a towel and avoid rough brushing too.
Another thing to remember, is that hair products might make your hair look great at the time, but the more you use them, the more damage you do to your locks. Your hair needs to be able to breathe, to grow and so, the less product that you use, the healthier your hair will be.