Whether recovering from a bad cut or hoping for waist-length locks by your wedding day, waiting for your hair to grow can be a rather long process.The average person’s hair only grows a quarter of an inch per month and that’s not accounting for breakage. Unfortunately, there isn’t a miracle cure for faster hair growth but there are many natural ways to help accelerate the process.
Stimulating Scalp Massages
A great way to get essential nutrients to your hair follicles is to give yourself a deep scalp massage. This can be done, really easily, in the shower or bath when washing your hair. Simply massage your scalp gently, with your fingertips, in a circular motion. Start at the back of your neck and move around the hair line.
Apply Nourishing Oils
Providing essential nourishment to your scalp is a must. Use natural oils, such as rosemary oil, olive oil, coconut oil etc, warm it slightly, and apply to your scalp.
Remove Scalp Build-up
Residue on the scalp clogs the hair follicles and can significantly reduce new growth. Equal parts apple cider vinegar and water makes a great scalp cleanse. It not only helps with residue, but it restores pH, exfoliates, remove dead skin cells, can relieve itchy scalp and dandruff. Try rinse your hair weekly with the mixture.
Flip Your Head Upside Down
This may sound odd but is great for increasing circulation and nutrients to your hair follicles which can stimulates hair growth. Do it once a day for just a few minutes.
Reduce Product Use
Avoid excessive use of styling products, which contain alcohols among other harsh ingredients
Shampoo Your Hair Less
I recommend only shampooing hair when needed. Shampoos contains harsh detergents and cleansers that strip your hair of it’s natural oils. Shampoo no more than 3 times and week and condition in between to freshen up your hair.
Keep Hair Moisturized
Hydration is essential for fast growing, healthy hair. Use conditioners that detangle and moisturize. When applying, focus on the lower half of your hair and the dry ends, avoiding the scalp, which leads to build-up. Also do a deep conditioning treatment every 2 weeks.
A Healthy Diet
A healthy, diet rich in vitamins, proteins and iron is highly eccential…See our Healthy Hair Diet.
Trim your hair regularly to remove split ends. Split ends are permanent and cannot be repaired. By trimming them, you prevent them from further splitting. I recommend trimming your hair every 6-8 weeks.
Reduce Your Thermal Styling
The intense heat generated by these appliances is very damaging to your hair’s overall health. Excessive use leads to fragile stands that are prone to breakage. This includes curling irons, flat irons, hot rollers, hair crimpers, waver irons and even blow dryers. When you do thermal style, make sure to use a heat protectant.
Avoid Chemical Services
Harsh chemicals services such as highlights, hair dye, relaxers, strengtheners, and perms are very hard on hair. Reducing your use of the services will help improve your hair’s health, promoting healthy, new growth.
Avoid Stress & Get Enough Sleep
Stress and insufficient sleep is hard on your whole body, and these factors actually contribute in hair loss. Deep breathing, exercising and proper sleep will promote growth of hair.
Patiently use these tips and you will began to see results, but remember you most be consistent.