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How To Make Hair Grow Faster Naturally [ 2020]

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

hair wash
wash your hair less often

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.

cold rinse makes your hair shiny
cold rinse makes your hair shiny

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.

Everyday brushing

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?

quality brush
quality brush

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.

tea tree oil and castor oil
tea tree oil and castor oil

Castor oil

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!

 

14 thoughts on “How To Make Hair Grow Faster Naturally [ 2020]

  1. Thank you for sharing a useful, practical and easy to implement list of ways to improve hair growth. Some of these I had heard before, like rinsing in cold water, and it’s easy to work out that heat styling is not good, but it hadn’t occurred to me that using conditioner might actually being doing the opposite of the effect I wanted. Thanks again.

    1. I’m glad I could enrich your knowledge 🙂 It was a surprise for me too, after years of using conditioner and thinking I couldn’t comb my hair without it.

  2. Hi, 

    Interesting article, I’m always looking for new ways to thicken up my hair. I’ve used shampoos that are free of toxic chemicals for a while & that has made a big difference, I also now rinse my hair with cold water, which seems to have had a positive impact, I’ve never washed my hair that frequently, usually once or twice a week so guess I already had that in my favour. 

    I think next I’ll be trying scalp massages, stimulating the follicles makes sense to me. I’ve also heard good things about oils, so will give that a try as well. Thanks for sharing!

    1. In fact, scalp massaging is the most effective thing out of all these tips that works wonders if you stick to it for a while. Castor oil and tea tree oil are both great for that. Good luck!

  3. Thank you for sharing this here and I must confess that I found it worthy. Maintaining a proper healthy hair these days has become a battle for most people but with the way you have presented it, I really think a lot of things can be put into place. Developing hair and make it grow fast too is great and the tips you have shared here would be worth while. Thanks

    1. Rodarrick, I totally agree with you that it has become a battle especially as we constantly here recommendations of various shampoos and conditioners while it is much more about common sense. 

  4. These are just great ways to make anyone’s hair grow faster naturally in a healthy way. I’m not a lady, but I can as well apply most of these tips to improve the quality of my hair.

    I have a friend (a female) that I could relate this to. She will find it to be very interesting.

    Nice post.

  5. Great article Lenka, some very good tips there and a good few I wasn’t aware of.

    I have up until recently been guilty of washing my hair every day – but have reduced this to every second day, baby steps eh 😉

    I knew of the Tea Tree oil as it’s a good deterrent for the dreaded head lice that comes with the September return to school, but didn’t realise it was considered good for hair growth.

    I have also used coconut oil massaged directly onto my children’s scalps as they both suffer from the older version of cradle cap even now – leave overnight and wash out, seems to work for them 🙂

    Thanks again for this – very insightful! All the best, Julie Anne

    1. I’m so glad I could bring you some new tip, Julie Anne! As to the tea tree oil, I didn’t know it until recently but it has proved to be right, I have very good experience with it.
      I normally wash my hair twice a week but now in winter it gets greasy faster, especially if you wear a hat often. Can’t help 🙂
      Thank you for your your words of appreciation!
      Lenka

  6. Hi Lenka Sophie,
    Congratulations on this website! It is very positive and helpful. I read through your About Me and am astonished. You can’t be 52! This is impossible. It must be that you include diet and attitude into skincare. I just love it. This can help so many of us. The mindset and emotions reflect on the skin. I hadn’t thought about that. Awesome information!
    As to letting your hair grow naturally, I am surprised here as well. I had no idea that conditioning could be bad. As you say, it helps brush the hair, but that it also weakens it, very good to know!
    I already wash my hear as few times as possible (but that is for laziness) and give it a last cold wash. That also helps boost my immune system. At least that’s what I heard. I will stop using a conditioner.
    And also go back to my German heritage. We didn’t blow dry our hair. I came to Italy and my boyfriend was shocked. It is winter, you will die, and if you survive you will have terrible aches in your neck etc…..
    So I started drying my hear. I knew it was bad, but who wants to die because of wet hair? Just kidding, of course. Just didn’t want to argue.
    Now I have a wonderful explanation and I will use it! Thank you so much!!
    Janie

    1. Hello Janie, I was also very surprised hearing about how bad conditioners are when my friend Marie told but I believed her because she has a very long and beautiful hair. Then I did some research as well, of course.
      She said it would take about half a year to get the remains of the conditioners out of your hair completely! So I threw them all away immediately and I haven’t been using any conditioners for 3 years.
      Thank you very much for your compliments! I’m convinced my appearance can be attributed to my diet, routine and mindset to a great extent so I will keep you informed on all the goodies I’ve been using, some of them for years. So stay tuned!
      Lenka

  7. Hello Lenka,

    what a beautiful and informative article… I love it! While I do not have much hair on my head these days, I do appreciate your excellent tips. Also, I did an experiment recently by coloring my mustache purple! My twin daughters (now age 18) love it!

    I will come back for more tips.

    Thanks, John

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