In this post I will show you 20 tips & tricks on how to grow your hair faster and still keep it healthy. I wanted my hair to be way longer a few years ago and throughout the years I've learned a lot about growing hair, while trying to let it stay it healthy. I decided to keep the explanations short in order to make this post easier to read. However, if you would like more information about why the tip or trick works so well, just use your friend Google and he’ll help you out. I promise.
The easiest tips & tricks, which are also very good for your overall health, are about focusing on what goes inside your body. Because – let’s face it – what you put inside of you, will eventually show from the outside.
1. Drink enough WATER.
Your body consists of a lot of water, which means it’ll need water to keep your body & hair hydrated and healthy.
2. Eat HEALTHY.
Again: what goes into your body will reflect on the outside. If your diet gives you a lot of protein & vitamins, your hair will grow faster and look healthier.
3. Use hair-boosting VITAMINS.
If you aren’t getting enough of certain vitamins and can’t seem to get enough from food, eat some extra vitamins.
Exercising will get more blood flowing, which helps your hair get more nutrients.
5. Keep your STRESS level low.
Stress will cause more hairs to fall out of your head.
6. DON’T shampoo your hair often.
Washing your hair will remove the natural fats. At first you’ll notice that your hair gets oily quickly, but the longer you wait with washing it every time, the less you’ll need to!
7. Use CONDITIONER (more often than shampoo).
Makes sure to skip the scalp while conditioning, because it’ll make the hair oily & grease more easily.
8. MASSAGE your scalp.
This will get the blood flowing, which (again) allows your hair to get more nutrients.
9. Finish with COLD water.
Rinsing your hair with cold water will give it a nicer feel and make it looks shiny.
10. Don’t put your wet hair in a TOWEL.
This will destroy your hair because of the rough texture. Instead of a towel, you can use a t-shirt.
11. Don’t brush your hair when it’s WET.
You will only pull out hair while brushing it when it’s wet.
12. Don’t use heat when your hair is WET.
I hope I don’t even have to explain this. Seriously, this is so bad for your hair.
Please, be kind to your hair
13. Tie your hair at DIFFERENT places.
If you tie your hair at the same place a lot, your hair will break and grow out at those places.
14. Avoid really tight hairstyles.
Especially ones that hurt, it’s your body telling you that it’s not good for your hair.
15. Minimize HEAT.
Of course you won’t use heat when your hair is wet (right?!), but you should also minimize the use on dry hair. Using heat on your hair will sort of literally BURN your hair, and I think we can all agree that that doesn’t sound healthy.
16. Minimize things like COLOURING.
Same goes for things like painting your hair. I mean, you’re putting all these chemicals in your hair, it’s logical your hair will be dried out and will fall out.
17. Minimize brushing.
If you do brush your hair: start at the bottom and work your way up. This gradually detangles hair. Also: use a wide-toothed comb.
18. Sleep on a silk PILLOWCASE (instead of a cotton one).
Silk is sweeter to your hair. It can avoid breakage and damage, as well as tangles.
19. Make sure to get your hair CUT.
Wait, what? Yes, you heard that right, don’t skip the trims. Split ends will travel up your strands, which means: the longer you wait for a cut, the more you’ll have to cut.
20. If you REALLY want it to grow fast, you can use this TRICK:
Heat up 2-4 tablespoons of (coconut) oil in the microwave for 20 seconds. Really massage the hot oil into your scalp. Hang your head upside down, so more blood will flow to your scalp. Do this for about 4 minutes. You can either: rinse out the oil (preferably with cold water) or keep it in with a maximum of 2 hours. If you repeat this trick every day, for a week, your hair will grow 3-4 inches.
The not so great thing about this method: it will make your hair look oily, which will make you want to wash it more often.
I hope this post will help you grow out your hair!
What do you do to keep your hair healthy and growing faster?
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