I’m sure that any of you has ever desired longer hair in a short period, but you didn’t feel like going for hair extensions or anything of this kind, you just wanted longer hair naturally. Well, in this post I’m going to try to help you find out how to grow hair longer and faster, following 7 simple steps.
1. Take proper care of your hair
A thing you have to know before your start growing out your hair is that healthy hair grows much faster than damaged hair, which might even seem that it doesn’t grow.
So, in case your hair is pretty damaged from styling or from any other causes, you have 2 options:
- The best thing you could do would be to cut the damaged hair, so that the healthy part can grow much faster. It actually does so, believe me.
- However, if you don’t want to sacrifice your hair even for a faster growth, then you might have a good chance of repairing it by using home made hair masks and high quality conditioners. Of course that this option has a success rate a bit lower than the first one, but you still have very good chances of managing to get very healthy hair.
If your hair is pretty healthy there’s no point cutting it, it won’t grow faster in this way. However, a thing you may also consider would be a hair mask once a month, that would maintain your hair healthy. I don’t think you need it more often, so once a month would be great. Anyway, this is just an optional thing.
2. Pay attention at the styling tools you use
This is why, you should try to avoid styling your hair every day. However, in case this is an absolute necessity, it would be a good idea to invest in high quality products that would protect your hair from the heat damage.
A more professional hair straightener would be extremely useful, you could also try some heat protection spray before styling, in other words you should try everything in order to make the styling process a less damaging one.
3. Start eating things that boost hair growth
I’ve written a long article about this subject some time ago and many people have told me how useful it was for them, as changing their eating habits has also changed their hair growth speed.
Now don’t imagine that if you want your hair to grow faster you will have to give up everything you love eating, like candies, fast food or chips. I admit that these are not healthy for you, but they can’t really affect your hair, so the important part is that you don’t have to give them up, you only have to start eating something else too.
There are a lot of vitamins found in many delicious foods, which you may love actually. I can’t present all of them here, but if you’re interested you can check my post Best vitamins for hair growth.
4. Start using a hair growth shampoo
The best thing about hair growth shampoos is that they contains substances that stimulate the hair follicles, thus making our hair grow much faster than usual.
Of course it is important what hair growth shampoo you choose, because some might only claim to make hair grow faster and actually do nothing about it, but I have tried many hair growth shampoos and most worked great for my hair.
Some even doubled the hair growth speed, which was absolutely great, this is why I consider them as a compulsory part of a faster hair growth process.
In case you want to see the best hair growth shampoos I’ve used you can take a look at Best shampoo for hair growth.
5. Use vitamins directly on your hair
If you didn’t know, there are specially designed vitamins that boost hair growth. You can find them in every pharmacy, they come in small bottles and you only have to apply a few drops on your hair, massage it a bit and then let it sit for some minutes.
The ones that I usually use are Vitamin A and E, but you can also try the Vitamin B Complex, which is known for its great action when it comes to hair growth. In case you like to use hair masks, you can mix them with the other ingredients instead of applying them separately, it would probably be easier.
6. Apply oil at least once a week
Coconut, Jojoba or Castor oil, it doesn’t matter that much which of these you use, the important thing is using it constantly. Although Castor Oil is usually the most recommended for hair growth, both Jojoba and Coconut oil have the ability to increase hair growth, so the most important thing is using one of these once a week.
If you can do it more often, it is much better, but I said once a week because I know how busy we tend to be every day, and applying oil on hair is not such an easy job, simply because you have to let it sit for a few hours, so you can’t really go out.
Anyway, I say that this sacrifice is worth it, because if you use an oil for about a month, you can already start to tell the difference.
7. The scalp massage really helps
You may not believe it (I didn’t believe it either), but all those things we hear about the scalp massage are actually true.
Doing it every day stimulates the hair follicles grow, it’s something similar to what hair growth shampoos do. The difference is that we can do it ourselves with very little effort, and we can do it daily.
I know you may still be skeptical about it, I used to think just like you some time ago, until I realized it really helps. And after all, you don’t have anything to lose, except for some free time. I really suggest you to try it, seriously. Every night, before going to bed, gently run your fingers through your scalp, slightly pressing on it. You should do this for 2 minutes, at most, you’ll see that it’s not a difficult process at all, and surprisingly, this small thing really helps.
These are the things I did in order to make my hair grow faster and longer. It really helped me achieve this, and I guess that it would help you too, if you have desire and ambition to succeed. I’m really curious what you think about my so-called program and whether you’d be tempted to try it or not. 🙂