Almost every girl on this planet yearns for long, lustrous hair. However, there is no magical way to grow your hair super long. No magic, no shortcuts! There is no proven formula to grow your hair longer by 3-4 inches in a week and the one who claims to, is certainly false.
Unfortunately, growing long hair and maintaining them requires a lot of patience, effort and some practical changes in the routine. It has been said that every month hair grows just about half an inch on an average. Hair growth depends on many factors such as general health, well-being, diet and genetic factors of a person. Hair growth cycle is also disturbed due to the combination of certain genetics, over-styling and a low iron count.
So without wasting any much time, presenting you few ways to pump up your hair follicles and make them grow faster:
1. Go For A Trim Today
Yes, you read that right. To grow your hair faster, you have to cut it frequently. Weird you say? There’s a logic behind it. Getting regular trims would help you get rid of split ends. When hair is exposed to excessive dirt and sun, they get damaged, and rough causing split ends. If you leave split ends as it is, they’ll fork up the strands further, damage your hair and cause breakage. Getting regular trim would ensure that your hair grows without any hurdle and have ample space to breathe.
So, don’t avoid chopping off your length and visit your salon in every 10th or 12th week.
2. Go For A Silk Pillowcase
Replacing your cotton pillowcase with silk ones will give you fewer tangles when you wake up. Sleeping on a cotton surface will cause friction and lead to breakage of hair. Silk pillowcase has a softer surface, less friction and it’ll caress your hair gently.
3. Go On A Healthy Diet
The health of your hair not only depends on the ways you take care of your hair but also on the ways you treat your body. It is very important to feed the hair to promote hair growth. One should include lots of protein, vital vitamins, and minerals in the diet.
Eat a variety of dairy products like milk, cheese, and yogurt. Veggies like spinach, broccoli, bell peppers, cabbage, parsley, etc. One should also include eggs, chicken, salmon, whole grains, avocado, alfalfa in the diet to provide nourishment to the hair and scalp.
4. Go For A Flip
By that I mean, flip your hair upside down. Sounds strange? But it actually helps. This simple trick induces better circulation and accelerates hair growth. So just flip your hair for over two to three minutes daily.
5. Go For An Egg Mask
This is one great remedy since eggs can highly nourish your hair. Eggs are loaded with lots of protein and also iron, zinc, sulfur, phosphorus, and selenium. Applying an egg mask once in a month promotes faster hair growth.
So just take an egg, whisk it and add a teaspoon of olive oil. Apply it to your hair and scalp; leave it for about half an hour and rinse before shampooing. You’ll see the results yourself!
6. Go For Conditioning
While shampoo helps in cleansing the dirt and grime out of the hair and scalp, conditioner is known to work towards replenishing nutrients in the hair. Usually, it is the ends of the hair that are thinner and damaged as compared to the root end connecting to the scalp. Conditioning your hair after every wash helps retain the natural oils, nutrients and prevents the hair from any further damage.
7. Go For A Cool Rinse
Avoid a super steamy shower as it isn’t just bad for your skin but can damage your hair adversely. Hot water weakens your hair and makes them dry and brittle thereby making your hair prone to breakage. Cold water will help seal the cuticle, prevents loss of moisture, heat damage and strengthens the hair.
So the next time you wash your hair, remember to carry out this extra step. It can do wonders!
8. Go Stress-Free
While affecting your health, stress can also have an impact on your hair. Stress can disrupt the normal hair cycle and trigger the hair to enter fall-out phase. Hence, one should strive to minimise stress to promote faster hair growth.
Try meditation, yoga and other breathing exercises to reduce stress. Make sure to get enough sleep as growth hormones are majorly released during sleep. Treat your hair right, just as you treat other parts of your body! Follow a proper hair routine, use the right products and follow these steps to get long tresses.