If you’ve decided it’s time to grow your hair long again, or you want your mane to be even longer in a short time, you should resort to a series of treatments that have a lot to do with moisturizing your hair and taking care of your scalp in particular. Let’s take a look at 5 tips to grow your hair quickly.
When it comes to growing hair, one of the things that matters most to us is to make it grow fast and although we can see products advertised that promise accelerated hair growth, it is important to know that the key is to have a healthy scalp that secretes the sebum and natural oils necessary for the hair to be hydrated, without closed ends or broken strands that prevent the hair from growing.
On the other hand, we have to be clear about the natural growth of hair when it is healthy. Normally it is between 1 and 1.2 cm every month. Beyond that measure will be rare, so do not think that there is a magic product that will make you grow centimeters every week or in a single month, so what you do have to do, is to have a good diet and a lifestyle that is not stressful (which also affects the condition of the hair) and we will notice how our skin and hair is much better and of course, that the growth of hair follicles is activated without ever stopping, so we will notice that the hair is growing at a good pace.
Recalibrate your diet
As we have mentioned, a proper diet for hair is a healthy diet in general. What we eat greatly affects hair growth. A balanced mix of foods rich in protein, fats and antioxidants will have a direct impact on our hair growth. Protein and complex carbohydrates are essential to maintain an optimal growth cycle, as it is important to consume fresh, whole foods. Foods rich in iron, zinc, vitamins C and B and omega-3 are those associated with stronger and longer hair.
Foods that can help us to strengthen the hair, helping to intensify the action of the follicles and ensure faster growth, are: eggs, soybeans and cereals , but also fish , meat and legumes , rich in protein. Carrots, cabbage, peppers, tomatoes, citrus fruits, peaches, apricots, strawberries, kiwis and avocados, walnuts and cashews are also excellent allies .
Washing is the basis of any hair care routine , but if you wash your hair too often, you are likely to remove any sebum , not just the excess. Much of the sebum, as mentioned above, is useful for keeping hair ‘healthy’. Washing your hair two or three times a week is more than enough: in this way, the ‘good’ sebum present on the scalp will penetrate the hair regenerating and strengthening it and, consequently, facilitating faster growth. For those with oily hair, reducing washing will not be easy. A good compromise is to use a dry shampoo to keep the hair clean.
Massage and brush
One habit to adopt is to massage the scalp in the right way when shampooing. The advice is to start from the back of the neck and make sure you make small circular movements, using all fingertips at the same time, up to the forehead and temples. In this way, circulation is easily stimulated and the scalp is helped to nourish the growing hair in the right way.
Stimulation of the follicles will increase their activities, promoting a higher growth rate. Like massage, brushing your hair also helps stimulate scalp circulation, promoting faster hair growth. So get in the habit of brushing your hair at least twice a day, gently, with flat brushes or wide-toothed combs to help get better performance. Finally, avoid blow dryers and flat irons: excessive heat weakens the hair.
Adjusting the length
All professionals recommend adjusting hair length at least three times a year. It would be good, therefore, to make an appointment at the hairdresser’s every three or four months: although it may seem inconsistent, cutting the hair helps to accelerate its growth. Above all, it is essential to remove split ends or, in any case, weakened ends : this way the hair fiber will be stronger and growth will also be faster. If you wait too long between cuts, you will eventually have to cut more hair.
Apply a mask
The fifth and last tip is to apply a hair mask once a week. As in the massage, the action of the mask acts on the follicles, stimulating their activity and accelerating growth. Even better if it is the application of a homemade mask, made with natural ingredients. Even castor oil is ideal to make hair grow faster. Since it is a type of high density oil, the advice is to dilute it with lighter vegetable oils , such as jojoba oil or rosemary oil . Apply castor oil on damp hair , gently massage the scalp with circular motions and leave it on for at least an hour.