18 Mar Tips and treatments for growing healthy & beautiful hair, faster
Whether you cut your hair shorter than you wanted, made a hasty decision and are now regretting it, or you simply want longer hair, we are going to explain how you can easily get long, healthy hair.
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Tips for making your hair grow faster
Get it trimmed
Cut the hair to make it grow. It may sound counterintuitive, but this is one of the best tips for longer hair. Why? Because by cutting your hair you get rid of damaged, split ends, which prevent the hair from growing as it should. If you look after your hair properly, it will be less damaged and thus grow faster.
It is recommended that you cut your hair every 10 or 12 weeks, and some people advise getting a haircut on a full moon. We are not entirely sure how important the moon is in this process and it may be just a myth, but why don’t you try it and see for yourself? The important thing is that the person who cuts your hair knows how to do it properly, has the right tools and does it with care to encourage encourage hair growth.
Wash it less
Many people are used to washing their hair every day, but this habit is very damaging to the hair, as it prevents the natural oils of the scalp from nourishing and moisturizing the roots, which is essential for healthy hair growth.
Try to wash it only two or three times a week, with a very mild shampoo. This may be hard at first, but within a few months, you will see how your hair adapts to this change: not only will it look healthier, but it will grow much faster.
However, you should be aware of your hair type. If your hair gets greasy easily, you should wash it more often. Letting excess the grease accumulate could cause the hair follicles to become clogged with natural oils, which could cause the hair to start falling out.
Use cold water
Not only should you wash your hair less (bearing in mind your hair type), but when washing and rinsing your hair, it is very important that you do not use hot water. Try using warm water (or even cold if you can), which will help close the hair cuticles and leave the hair cleaner and more manageable, making hairstyles last longer.
If you use conditioner, you should also rinse it out with cold water to close the hair cuticles and eliminate any residue left by this product.
Brush it at night
Brushing your hair before going to sleep can help stimulate the follicles and increase circulation in the scalp, which improves the overall health of the hair and promotes hair growth. Furthermore, it is a great way to distribute the natural oils of the scalp throughout the hair, helping it stay hydrated and healthy.
You can do this the night before wash day so it doesn’t look greasy the next morning. During the night, your hair will soak up the natural oils so that in the morning, after washing it with warm or cold water, it will feel clean and healthy.
As well as brushing your hair, you can massage your scalp at night, which will also help stimulate microcirculation, preventing hair loss.
Not only is this relaxing, but it will also stimulate faster hair growth. Remember that you can also massage your scalp while you are washing your hair or applying a hair mask.
If you have greasy scalp, avoid frequent massaging or brushing, as your hair is already naturally hydrated.
Use a wooden hairbrush
Plastic combs and brushes can damage your hair. To prevent your hair from getting damaged, we recommend that you use a comb or brush with wooden bristles. Wood is softer on your hair and prevents it from breaking when you comb it.
Remember, the healthier your hair is, the faster it will grow.
Believe it or not, braiding your hair before you go to sleep is actually great for stimulating hair growth. It doesn’t matter if you have long or short hair, you can put your hair in one or several braids.
Spend all night with your hair like that and, in the morning, take out the braid and brush out your hair. Repeat this routine daily and within a few weeks your hair will grow fast, and completely naturally!
Avoid hair dryers and straightening irons
Regularly subjecting the hair to very high temperatures is very damaging to the hair, since it burns it, creates split ends, making it more dry and brittle. As you know, if the hair is not healthy, it inhibits hair growth.
If you find it difficult to completely cut out hair dryers or straightening irons from your routine, limiting their use to two or three times a week will make your hair will look healthier and start growing faster, with no split ends.
Avoid dyes and damaging treatments
If you want your hair to grow faster, you have to keep it as healthy as possible. For this reason, you should avoid getting it colored, dyed or highlighted etc.. at least for a while until your hair reaches the desirable length.
You should include some healthy habits into your daily routine to promote your general wellbeing, which in turn will promote healthy hair growth.
Diet is one of the most influential factors for healthy hair. To stimulate hair growth and to improve your general health:
Fruits and vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are foods that help keep hair healthy and stimulate hair growth.
Vitamin A – Promotes capillary elasticity and helps strengthen hair. You can find this vitamin in fruits such as mango and melon, and in vegetables such as carrots, beetroot, broccoli, cabbage and spinach.
Vitamin B – Helps thicken the hair follicles and strengthen the hair. Found in seeds, nuts, potatoes, mushrooms, whole grains and asparagus.
Vitamin C – Helps prevent hair loss and repairs damaged hair. Found in fruits such as orange, kiwi, guava, tangerine, lemon and strawberry, and in vegetables such as broccoli, brussel sprouts, Swiss chard, spinach and even paprika.
Vitamin E – Supports the body’s wellbeing thank to its antioxidant properties that help the body and hair stay healthy and young. Found in nuts such as walnuts, almonds and peanuts, and in vegetables such as tomatoes, spinach, broccoli and watercress.
Hydration is fundamental to our health. Remember that more than 60% of our body is made up of water. This is why it is important that, for the general health of the body as well as for the hair, to drink more than one liter of water a day.
If you don’t like water that much, or don’t usually drink enough water, you don’t have to drink it by itself. You can also drink herbal teas, smoothies, soups, etc. Of course, try to avoid sodas with a lot of sugar, as doing so will do more harm to the body than good.
Physical activity helps oxygenate the blood and improves overall health. Remember, it’s not just about looking after one part of the body, but adopting an integral approach to health care, which will be reflected both internally and externally, from your nails to your hair.
So find a sport that you enjoy: walking, running, dancing, swimming, climbing, etc. By adopting a routine that keeps your body active, you will improve your overall wellbeing and your hair will be stronger and healthier.
In addition to maintaining healthy habits, you can also promote hair growth by using the following completely natural treatments.
Olive oil with rosemary
Olive oil repairs, moisturizes and regenerates the hair, and rosemary stimulates hair growth. Add a couple of tablespoons of rosemary to a cup of olive oil, heat this mixture for a couple of minutes and use it within three days. Gently massage it into the hair after applying shampoo and before conditioner.
The oil from grape seeds also stimulates hair growth. Apply a few drops of this oil to the palms of your hands and massage your scalp for a couple of minutes to stimulate the hair follicles.
One of the most popular hair oils, castor oil nourishes the roots, fights scalp infections, and stimulates circulation and natural growth. Like with the grapeseed oil, massage gently into your scalp. You can leave it on anywhere between 30 minutes and two hours before washing it out with shampoo.
Potatoes provide a large amount of vitamins that help the hair look and feel healthier, less brittle and grow faster. As well as eating them, you can also apply it to the hair directly. How? Put two clean potatoes with their skin on in one liter of water and bring to a boil. Let cool and strain. Use this water to rinse your hair after washing . This will help your hair grow beautifully and quickly.
Bananas are rich in vitamin E, which, as explained above, is amazing for your hair. You can make a banana hair mask to stimulate hair growth: take a banana and mash it into a purée. Then add a teaspoon of honey, apply it to the roots and let it sit for 10 minutes. Finally, rinse out with cold water.
You can find more information about an amazing treatment made of natural ingredients for growing beautiful and healthy hair here.
In addition to its medicinal properties, this plant helps your hair feel strong, healthy, shiny and silky, which is ideal for growth. How to use it? You have to process the plant as explained below, and apply the mixture directly on your scalp or hair. There are two options:
- Cannabis oil: crush two tablespoons of cannabis stems or seeds and add half a cup of coconut or olive oil. Heat the mixture for a couple of minutes. Let cool and use within 3 days. Use a generous amount of this cannabis oil to gently massage the scalp, leave on for 20 minutes and rinse out with cold water.
- Cannabis water: place 15 cannabis leaves in half a liter of water and bring to boil. Let it cool, decant mixture into a spray bottle and apply it to your hair. Leave on for 20 minutes and wash with warm or cold water.
*Always check to see if it is legal in your jurisdiction before obtaining any Cannabis-based product.
The treatments that we have listed here are completely natural and can be used regularly. You can just try one or incorporate several at the same time to promote more hair growth.