Some girls are born with a long and thick hair. But some of us are not so lucky yet we want to have long, thick and healthy hair, don’t we? So we need to find the answer to the question if there is a way how to make hair grow faster naturally! And the answer is: there is!
The tips provided here will make your hair grow faster without any artificial means. You don’t have to spend a lot on special serums, hair implants or hair extensions. Using the tips described below will make your hair grow faster than ever.
And, as a bonus, your hair will look healthy and shiny.
How to make hair grow faster naturally – what can you do?
I’ve tried a lot of things to wash and/or rinse my hair with. Here’s a list of some of the remedies I tried:
– apple cider vinegar
– lemon water
– rice water
– castor oil
– hyaluronic acid
– chemical-free shampoos
I haven’t tried the no-poo method, washing hair using flour, baking soda or soap. These things seem risky to me or I just don’t like the idea. But if you have tried any of them with good results, I’d love to hear that!
Now let’s have a look at the six steps that worked for me and that will help you grow your hair faster naturally without any special equipment or expensive treatment.
1. Skip daily washing
If you want to make your hair grow faster, you have to skip daily washing. Washing the hair daily deprives hair of natural oil whereas washing your hair twice or three times a week (it can also be only once a week, if you manage so long) causes the natural oils penetrate your hair and keeps moisture in it.
2. Avoid heat styling
The best way for your hair to dry is naturally which means not blow drying or using hair straighteners etc. If your hair is damaged and doesn’t look good when you let it dry naturally i.e. looks frizzy, put it on rollers for a couple of hours after washing. When your hair dries on rollers, it looks smooth and healthy because its structure is evened out.
3. Stop using hair conditioners
I heard this advice from one of my friends who has hip length hair. A few years ago, I asked her what to do to promote hair growth and she told me to stop using hair conditioners by all means.
When you use a hair conditioner after washing your hair, it feels nice as you can comb the hair easily. However, they contain silicon and polymer coatings and make your hair more fragile. In addition, my hair got greasy faster when I used conditioners.
As a result, you have to wash your hair more often, your hair is more brittle and dehydrated, you get split ends so your hair can never reach a greater length.
4. Rinse you hair with cold water
Did you know that hot water deprives the hair of moisture and weakens it making it more susceptible to breakage? Therefore, you should wash your hair with lukewarm water only. Never use scorching hot water!
After washing, finish if off with cold water rinse. It is not the nicest feeling to have cold water running on your head but it makes your hair shiny and healthy-looking. Why does it work? Because it seals the cuticles and strengthens the hair. It is also easier to comb the hair when you give the hair a cold rinse.
5. Use quality hair brush
Use a high quality brush. Boar bristle brushes are supposed to be the best ones as they don’t damage the hair while brushing as they don’t tear the hair and don’t split it. However, use it on dry hair only, never after washing. On wet hair it can cause breakage.
Brush your hair twice a day, in the morning and then before you go to bed. Brushing detangles the hair and increases blood circulation which promotes hair growth.
Brushing wet hair after washing
When you brush your hair after washing, use tangle teezer. It is the best brush that detangles the hair very gently so you won’t pluck too many hairs. We want to keep as much hair on the head as possible, right?
6. Massage your scalp
What always works very well promoting your hair growth is MASSAGE.
You have to massage your scalp with a certain remedy. The massage is self is very beneficial because it supplies the scalp with blood and makes the hair grow faster.
There are many products and some work better, some worse.
Tea tree oil
One of the best and cheapest remedies that works perfectly for me is tea tree oil.
This essential oil is supposed to be a fertilizer for your hair growth. It helps unclog hair follicles and nourish your roots. As the oil has anti-inflammatory effects, kills bacteria, viruses and fungi and prevents infection so there are more benefits for your scalp than just hair growth.
How to use tea tree oil:
You should never use 100% tea tree oil undiluted. It is very strong and can irritate your scalp and cause dermatitis. This can damage your roots and cause hair loss.
So you need to mix it with base oil (coconut oil, olive oil or almond oil) and use this mixture for massaging your scalp. Do it before every washing, so if you wash your hair twice a week, massage your scalp with tea tree oil mixture twice a week. Why not every day? Because it makes your hair a bit greasy (or greasier than it already is). I always massage it before bedtime or if I know I will be washing my hair in a few hours, I do that and if I’m not leaving home, it’s not a problem.
Don’t forget to dilute it with one of the base oils! If you don’t, you might get irritated and you end up with itchy scalp! Be sure you remember this at all times.
Castor oil is as good as tea tree oil. It is well-known for its qualities and, same as tea tree oil, kills bacteria and fungi whilst the vitamins, minerals and fatty acids promote hair growth.
How to use castor oil:
Same as with tea tree oil, you have to mix it with a base oil like coconut oil or olive oil to prevent irritation. Massage the scalp with the mixture before washing.
An important question is how long can you leave the tea tree oil or castor oil in your hair. There are different opinions on whether to add it to your hair after washing and leave it there until the next one or if you shall massage it into your scalp before washing and leave it there for an hour only (maximum overnight) and then wash it.
I definitely do recommend using it before washing, mixed with a base oil. Just massage it into scalp and leave it for a couple of hours if you can or at least one hour.
Here is a nice video on how to do the scalp massage:
How to make your hair grow faster? Use these tips!
As you can see, there are a lot of means that can make your hair grow faster. Even if you use only one tip, you will see results soon. I started omitting hair conditioner and added all the steps to my hair routine one by one which resulted in a really long hair reaching almost my waist. I’m sure it will help you too!
If you know anyone who wants to make their hair long grow faster, share these tips with them!