10 Things Which Makes Your Hair Grow
Long hair is one of the most beautiful assets a woman can adorn, but seldom does it happen, that our hair grows to the desired lengths. And nothing can be more frustrating, trust me. Healthy, long hair symbolizes youth and vivacity, but as with all good things, growing hair has no shortcuts. It takes regularity, consistency and patience, loads of it!
Hair growth generally depends on your environmental surroundings, lifestyle, genetics and even pollution levels. On an average, hair grows naturally at a rate of a quarter or half an inch each month. But if you desire to grow your hair longer, you can change up your habits a bit and use the tricks mentioned below. Results are sure to tag along.
Keep in mind, hair growth can be tedious and time consuming, especially if you decide to follow the all-natural methodology.
Trim your split-ends regularly
I know this may sound weird coming from a girl whose religion does not permit her to trim her hair, but trust me, I have seen my friends follow this tip religiously, and it does yield effective results. No, the theory that new hair grows faster when you cut your existing locks is totally untrue; the logic is something else. When we trim our hair regularly, we trim off the split ends if any; which in turn does not allow the split ends to damage the hair any further, thus leading to chopping of less hair on an average.
Brush your hair gently but regularly
The best tip for hair growth, is to keep the blood circulating in your scalp. You have heard since childhood that brushing your hair leads to blood circulation, and this couldnâ€™t be any truer. But always remember to brush your locks gently. If you are not gentle on your locks, you can risk hair tearing. But looking at the positives, brushing the hair twice a day distributes the natural oils of your hair evenly across your hair shaft.
Hot oil treatment
Your mothers and grandmothers insist on oiling up your hair regularly for a reason, a good reason! Treat your hair to a luxurious spa-like hot-oil treatment once a week; trust me youâ€™ll start noticing the results in just a couple of weeks. Some of the best oils you can use are olive oil, almond oil, coconut oil or castor oil; you can even combine two or more oils for added benefits. Just remember to warm up the level to a comfortable level, do not boil it; leave it on for a good 30 minutes and rinse it off using your regular shampoo and conditioner.
Potato juice hair mask
My grandmother always advised me to apply onion juice all over my hair shaft, especially my roots; but holy mother of shit, how horrendous did it smell; and the worst part it did not go away for weeks to come. So instead, I researched up a bit and switched up the onion juice with a much-better-smelling potato juice. It works equally well, just mix it up with a bit of lemon juice, and you are good to go. It would even keep the dandruff at bay, a sure shot way to promote healthy hair growth.
Shampoo and Conditioner
Just using a good quality and expensive shampoo-conditioner is not enough. The trick here is the correct applicationâ€”the shampoo is meant to be applied to the roots in order to remove the accumulated dirt and grease while the conditioner is meant to nourish the locks. Take a dollop of shampoo and massage it only on your scalp, let the remaining soap suds drench the hair shaft; they do not need any more than that. And you SHALL never, I repeat, NEVER apply conditioner on your roots, it will only weigh-down your hair making it appear greasy.
Apple Cider Vinegar hair rinse
Always wondered how those B-Town beauties got that luminosity to their hair. Maybe most of us cannot afford those regular hair spas, but we can do is, rinse our hair with a diluted solution of apple cider vinegar and water. Add two spoons of pure apple cider vinegar to a cup of water and use it as a final rinse after your shampoo and conditioner.
Too much of ranting about honey on my part, I know, but what do I do; it is such an all-rounder product and I surely am a fan. Honey has never disappointed me, and when it comes to moisturizing the hair, the results are amaze balls. After shampooing your hair, rub in a tablespoonful of raw honey on damp (not dripping wet) hair, let it sit for a good 20 minutes and then wash it off with warm water; follow up with a conditioner for added nourishment.
Ok, coming straight to the point, eggs are more than just beneficial for your hair; they are a good source of protein, whether you consume it or use it as a hair mask. Whip up a quite hair mask using a large egg, two teaspoons of olive or almond oil, a few drops of lemon juice and a teaspoon of honey (yet, again), every once in a while you can swap the lemon juice for a few teaspoons of milk.
Proteins, nuts, fruits and vegetables
Yes, you are what you eat; and same goes for your hair. Protein is the building block of your hair, and you should consume more of eggs, fish, lean meats in order to accelerate hair growth. Same goes for nuts, which are the best source of omega-3 fatty acids; whereas your fruits and veggies would give your hair the much needed dose of anti-oxidants, minerals and vitamins. You can also take a multi-vitamin capsule daily if required.
This is the newest tip I heard somewhere, and as I started using it, I realized how stupid I was to not use this ever-present product in my home. After you have washed your hair and followed up with a good conditioner, spritz a good quantity of pure rose water on to the entire hair shaft, covering both the roots and tips. It would moisturize your hair, plus, your hair will smell oh-so-wonderfully rosy.
I have been using these tips since like years now, and trust me the results are visible. But as I mentioned earlier, growing hair the natural way takes time and patience. Always bear in mind that consistency is the key after all.
Do you have more tips to share for growing hair quickly and naturally?
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