12 Ways to Make Your Hair Grow Faster
Friday, February 10, 2017 7:51 AM
Don’t expect your hair to grow rapidly with whatever tips except it is an otherwise unhealthy method. Exercising patience is the key. Follow the tips to grow your hair faster and thicker.
- Skip the daily shampoo. Shampooing your hair two to three times a week is a general rule.. This allows your natural oils to penetrate your hair, allowing it to hydrate and repair itself." But just be sure not to let too much buildup occur — this can lead to a surplus of oil, itching, and dandruff.
- Don’t shampoo every time you shower. The purpose of shampoo is to wash away dirt and product buildup, but it can also take essential natural oils that keep strands soft and healthy along with it. When you really do need shampoo, be gentler on your hair by only lathering up at your scalp and then simply letting the suds slide down strands, hitting the rest of the hair as the water rinses it away.
- Vitamin 101. UCLA dermatologist Harold Lancer also suggests taking an over-the-counter vitamin every day that contains antioxidant blends and vitamin B derivatives to help increase hair strength. Supplements like biotin, found at basically any local pharmacy.
- Switch up your pony placement. It's an easy move that can help maintain the integrity of your strands wherever you tend to secure your ponytail all the time, which means they'll continue to grow out strong and damage-free.
- Stop doing trendy "cleanses." Doing a cleanse is terrible for your hair because you're depriving your body of nutrients. After doing a cleanse even for a week, you'll notice slower hair growth and lackluster locks.
- Try hair-boosting supplements. Take a look at your diet — because while eating a balanced diet helps, you may not be getting the proper amount of all the hair-building nutrients needed to create healthy hair that can grow super-long and withstand damage. Before starting to take supplements, it's best to check in with your doctor to make sure not only that you take the right amounts and that they won't interact with any medications you're currently taking.
- Stop abusing it with heat styling tool. Stop over-styling your hair. If you must use heat, celebrity hairstylist Ken Paves recommends decreasing the temperature and always using a heat protectant — otherwise, you risk damaging your locks, leading to breakage and frizz.
- Regular trims. Although getting regular trims to snip splits won't make your hair actually grow faster, it will keep tips looking healthy and prevent splits from working their way up strands, requiring you to chop hair off more often. After all, a split end that breaks can lead to your hair losing length — not to mention shine, volume, and smoothness.
- Don't wrap wet hair in a towel. Wet hair is fragile, so twist it up into a towel after stepping out of the shower can break strands. Instead, gently pat it dry with a towel.
- Spread the wealth that is your hair's natural oil. Going to bed with unbrushed hair may seem tempting when you're tired, but giving your hair a few quick strokes can be great for its health. Starting at the scalp, use a boar bristle brush to distribute your scalp's oils evenly onto your hair so it stays naturally moisturized.
- Finish your shower with a cool rinse. Turn the water temperature down when cleansing. And rinse with cool water to help seal the cuticle and strengthen your hair before styling it.
- Apply an oil or mask treatment weekly. Because hair that touches your shoulders or beyond can be several years old and most likely needs more TLC than normal conditioner.