How to Grow your Hair Long…and Fast!

This article is full of tips and tricks for growing your hair fast! Home remedies, nutrition, care and pills to help you reach your ideal length.

Since majority of our voters picked “cutting off more than the agreed 1 inch” as being the biggest hairstylist crime in our Hairstylist Peeves Poll, we thought we’d give some tips to help grow that inch-plus back in no time. From home remedies and nutrition to magic pills and proper care, we’ve gathered (almost) every tip out there. WE HAVE NOT TESTED THESE so we can neither confirm or deny that they work, this is just an informational article for you.

*We are in no way giving medical advice in this article – please make sure you consult a doctor before you begin taking any new vitamins or try any new methods*

HOME REMEDIES

Some of these are a little more far fetched than others and we can’t really be sure if they work or not, but as long as you don’t have any allergies to the ingredients, we don’t see any harm in trying :)

  • give yourself (or get your partner to give you) scalp massages – these help increase blood flow to the scalp and hair follicle
  • flip your head upside down for 2-4 minutes daily – it’s supposed to help increase blood flow to the hair follicles
  • gently brush your hair from roots to ends each night to help stimulate the scalp and spread oils to the ends
  • apply onion juice to the scalp or minced onion to your shampoo and let it sit for 15 days, then use that shampoo regularly
  • alternatively cut a red onion in two pieces, two cinnamon sticks and four garlic cloves, place in water and boil the mixture for 15 minutes. Cool, strain and rinse hair with this solution daily for four days
  • applying coconut and lime juice to the scalp overnight is said to promote hair growth
  • after boiling potatoes, keep the water, let it cool and then rinse your hair with it
  • a daily rinse with rosemary water
  • rinse with apple cider vinegar as it helps reduce scalp residue that can clog hair follicles
  • massage your scalp with grapeseed oil before bed and wash out in the morning
  • make a hair mask using the key ingredients; egg, honey and oil (olive oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, castor oil, etc.)

 

NUTRITION & HEALTH
  • amino acids & B complex vitamins are a couple of the primary nutrients for the hair
  • minerals such as magnesium, sulfur, zinc and silica help with hair growth
  • increase your protein intake
    • fish, meat, beans and yogurt are a few sources
    • protein from yeast, wheat germ and calves liver are said to be the best for your hair
  • two tablespoons granulated lecithin
  • drink your 8, 8oz glasses of water a day
  • don’t stress out – stress, depression and sleep deprivation can contribute to hair loss
HAIR CARE

To help your hair grow nice and long, you want to prevent it from breaking off before it can get there. These are some tips for reducing breakage:

  • use proper combing/brushing techniques
    • use wide tooth combs over fine tooth when working tangles out
    • work from the ends to the roots when combing tangles out
    • hair is especially fragile when wet, so be extra gentle straight out of the shower and try brushing your hair before you shower to get tangles out while it’s dry
  • try to avoid too much heat styling
    • you can go longer between shampoos or
    • rock your natural hair texture by letting it air dry
  • when you do heat style, be sure you use a good heat protection spray
  • lower the temperature of your showers – hot showers can be drying to our skin and hair, stripping away essential oils
  • deep condition – I like to use a conditioning masque weekly, unless it’s a treatment with protein in it, then you want to be careful you don’t overuse it as too much protein can actually weaken the hair
  • avoid hair products with sulfates or sillicones
  • get regular trims – we know this is an option people think is better to skip when growing out their hair, but cleaning up the ends helps get rid of split ends and prevents them from splitting further up the strand
  • try and go easy with the bleaching
  • use proper hair accessories and take care when using them – don’t yank elastics out of your hair and try to avoid ones with the metal connectors, they can snag and break the hair
  • braiding your hair is a good style for in between shampoos – it keeps your hair tangle free and it’s nice and loose so you avoid pulling the hair into a tight elastic
  • pull your hair back into a bun or braid on windy days – sounds crazy but harsh winds can whip your hair around and cause breakage
  • protect your hair from the sun with big brimmed hats
  • wrap your hair in a scarf before bed or sleep on a satin pillowcase – this prevents your hair from breaking when you toss around in the middle of the night and the satin pillowcase helps your hair slide around
PILLS

Aside from taking multivitamins, there are several pills on the market that are specifically aimed at giving you healthy hair and nails. Here are a few:
*again, be sure to consult your doctor before you begin taking any of these*

1 Comment

  1. Janet Diaz
    March 7, 2014

    Awesome tips. These are really works. I’ve experienced with great hair loss. Then i’ve decided to go for vegan diet. I ate more n more veggies, leafy greens, fruits, nuts, cheese, lean meats, fish. Massage your hair with natural oils like coconut oil, caster oil. argan oil, carrot oil, grapeseed oil, etc. Massaging scalp can improves the blood circulation that promotes hair growth. I’m using provillus(referred by a friend), for stopping hair loss and making hair to grow. The active ingredient in it blocks DHT and brings hair follicles to active growth phase to promote hair growth.

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