Can we really make our hair grow faster? It seems to be a painfully slow process, for those of you that feel that your hair isn’t all it could be. And while there is no secret knowledge on how to make your hair grow longer overnight, there are some proven ways that can help to stimulate hair growth and healthier hair in general.
While it might seem counterproductive to trim your hair while you are growing it out, you do want to cut the dead ends off. In fact, it’s essential because split ends that are common for most people, result in the breakage and unhealthy hair. So go ahead and trim ¼ of an inch every 6-8 weeks.
Hot oil scalp massage works too. Good oils to use are coconut, olive or jojoba. Heat them up and rub into scalp thoroughly and allow to sink in for thicker, softer, longer hair in time.
Water is also very important for faster growing hair. It helps the body to process and flush out toxins faster and keeps your hair hydrated from the inside out. Hydrated hair is less likely to break due to dryness.
Brushing hair once or twice in the morning and once or twice at night will stimulate the circulation in your scalp, feeding the hair follicles and ensuring undisturbed hair growth. But be careful not to brush wet hair because it causes severe breakage, which ultimately prevents hair growth. Use a wide toothed comb instead. Cut down on how often you blow dry, straighten and use alcohol based products on your hair to avoid damage as well.
Eating quality and protein rich foods like, fish, eggs, fresh fruits and vegetables, make a difference in how fast your hair grows so cut down on junk food and focus on eating healthy meals.
Apple cider vinegar mixed with a bit of water and used to rinse hair after shampooing is another trick used by those in the know about healthy hair. ACV stimulates hair follicles which in turn helps hair grow faster.