We know how frustrating it can be when you feel like your hair isn’t growing. But you should keep in mind that on average, our hair grows a mere half an inch per month. This means a 6-inch increase in length per year if you keep unhealthy hair habits at bay because they can reduce this average. However, if you make a habit of following the tips we have compiled for you below, you should be able to see a significant increase in the speed of your hair growth.
1. Scalp Care
The first step is to take care of your scalp, and that means regularly moisturizing and massaging it. When you start caring for your scalp, you ensure blood flow and along with that, nutrient flow to the hair follicle. This makes your hair grow faster and become healthier. Using oil will increase circulation and help in decongesting the scalp, refreshing both your scalp and hair.
2. Frequent Trims
Now that we’ve talked about hair health with respect to the roots, it’s time to talk about the ends. Many people believe trimming their hair makes it grow less, or keeps their hair length stuck at the same level. This is a myth since trimming is very important for hair growth. Over time, hair can get frayed at the ends. And sometimes, people get split ends which not only make your hair look thinner and unhealthy but also stop it from growing. So if you don’t trim, your hair will increase in length very slowly, and you don’t want that. Trim away!
3. Avoid Heat
Using heat to style hair can ruin hair quality, if not done in moderation. Straighteners, curling irons, chemical relaxers, and other such treatments can be harmful to your hair, especially if used often. They damage hair health, and as a result, decrease hair growth.
We understand it’s hard to resist straightening and curling your hair. If cutting out heat is not an option for you, you may want to invest in a heat protectant, and use it each time you style.
4. Don’t Bleach Your Hair!
Bleaching is often a prerequisite to dyeing your hair, and the way it damages your hair strands is by breaking up the cuticle, causing significant harm, especially to darker hair. Chemically treated hair also becomes more prone to breaking and getting split ends. Weakened hair is bound to have trouble growing.
5. Take a Hair-Healthy Diet
What you eat also affects your hair’s condition. This is why sometimes, people with dietary deficiencies have a difficult time growing their hair. It may take a while for the results to show, but eating and drinking right will eventually make your hair longer and thicker. Loading up your plate with greens and consuming good amounts of vitamins A and C are great ways to make you hair shinier, and will naturally condition it. Chia seeds and proteins like eggs, fish, and chicken will boost hair growth as well.
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