There is no easy way to make hair grow faster. It does not have the capacity to grow inches overnight. This factor can be especially daunting when one has had a bad haircut and is in a rush for the hair to grow back. Typically, hair grows half an inch a month, and that too if you have really healthy hair devoid of split ends. There is a point after which the hair stops growing. Getting those long locks that we lust over seems impossible.
Yet those who crave for long lustrous locks take the help of wigs or hair extensions. That’s the fastest way, actually. However, if you want long, healthy hair, there are certain things you can do to ensure that your hair grows like it is supposed to. There are also certain things that you need to avoid. The most important thing to do when trying to grow hair faster is to follow a good diet, with all the essential nutrients and refrain from going on crash diets. Being hydrated is also very important, so drink a lot of water as well. Apart from these, here are the tips that you should follow if you want to grow your hair faster:
Trim: Trim your hair every 2-4 weeks. It may sound contradictory, as you are actually trying to make your hair grow, then why have it cut? Trimming your hair actually helps get rid of dull, dead hair and promotes healthier hair to grow from the roots. Trimming will also make the hair look fuller and shinier.
Condition: Condition every single time you shampoo, because while shampooing your hair would result in stripping the hair of natural oils, conditioning it would ensure that the hair gets the required moisture and nutrition. This helps to negate the harmful effects of the shampoo. Conditioning also makes the hair look healthy and shiny.
Hair mask: Use a hair mask or treatment every week. This could either be a home made mask or a store bought one. You could alternate between oil treatments and hair masks every other week. Using a hair mask moisturises the hair and makes it softer too.
Satin pillowcases: Use pillowcases that are softer than cotton ones. This would ensure that there isn’t too much hair fall. It is recommended that you use satin pillowcases and that you change pillowcases every week.
Massage scalp: Massaging the scalp ensures blood circulation which in turn ensures that hair grows faster and new hair grows too. This can be done either with warm oil or without any oil. This provides the hair follicles with nutrients.
Shampoo less often: Shampooing strips the hair of natural oils. If you have naturally dry hair, it is a good idea to stick to shampooing twice a week. This makes sure that even damaged hair starts to heal and look healthier. Hair that has all the natural oils tends to shine a lot more than recently washed hair.
Brush hair: Try to brush your hair every night for a little while. It helps to get rid of the dust and grime from the hair roots and keeps the hair healthy. But don’t ever comb or brush the hair when it’s wet. Regular brushing ensures fewer tangles and less hair fall.