Fortunately, there are ways you can make your hair grow longer, faster. Here are the top ten tips for making your hair grow fast so you can achieve the long locks of your dreams.
Ditch the Chemicals
Icy blonde locks have been one of the hottest hairstyles of recent years. However, if you want your hair to grow fast, you need to cut back on the chemicals that cause it so much damage.
Stop bleaching your hair and start reading labels on the products you use. Many A-list celebrities have swapped out bleach for wigs to protect their natural hair from harm. Check out this beginner friendly lace wig article for tips on this healthy hair trend.
Schedule Regular Trims
It's a misconception that trimming your hair makes it grow, but it does contribute to growing your hair longer, faster. Contrary to what product marketing tells you, you can't repair split ends. You can, however, prevent them from becoming a problem.
Schedule regular trims to remove split ends before they cause breakage higher up on your strands of hair. Sometimes the issue isn't that your hair is growing slowly, it's that it's continuously snapping off.
Eat Your Vegetables
Healthy hair starts inside your body. Eating a diverse diet with lots of natural nutrients from fruit and veggies helps prevent deficiencies that stop hair growth.
For hair-specific nutrients, focus on getting enough b-vitamins and collagen.
Get Enough Protein
Your hair is made of protein. If you aren't getting enough lean protein in your diet, none of the fancy hair vitamin supplements will make a difference. Lean protein from chicken, eggs, lentils, Greek yogurt, and legumes can help make your hair stronger and longer.
Handle Wet Hair with Care
Wet hair is susceptible to breakage. Always detangle damp hair with a wide-tooth comb before brushing or drying. Use a detangling spray rather than pulling at your hair. Finally, never apply a hot tool to your wet hair— that sizzle is the sound of it dying.
Cut Back on Product
Give your hair some room to breathe. Cut back on your product use and watch your hair grow faster. Rather than washing your hair every day and stripping it of natural oils, try to wash it only once or twice per week.
As you cut back on synthetic products, use natural products to reintroduce oil and nourishment to the hair. Create a deep conditioner with shea butter and coconut oil, or use argan oil to nourish your hair throughout the day.
As you start to cut back on shampoo, you'll start to see the natural oils return to your hair.
Turn Down the Heat
If you want to make your hair grow faster, turn down the heat. Use hot tools infrequently and always use a protectant spray. Be careful not to burn your hair while drying.
Remember to wear a hat or use an SPF spray on your locks during the summer. The sun can cause as much damage to your hair as it does to your skin.
Rather than rinsing your hair with hot water, use a cool water rinse to seal the hair and let your conditioner take effect.
Use Silk and Microfiber
Swap out rough towels and pillowcases for something softer if you want your hair to grow longer. Silk pillowcases reduce friction that causes damage as you move in your sleep. Microfiber hair wraps are a safe alternative to terrycloth if you want to keep your hair strong and healthy.
Reduce Tension and Strain
Tight ponytails cause tension in your scalp that not only causes headaches over time but can also limit your hair growth. To make your hair grow faster, loosen up a bit and stop pulling your ponytail tight.
Swap out your tight elastics for tension-reducing curl ties, ribbons, and wraps. If elastics are all you have, loosen them a bit rather than pulling tight, as this can cause breakage.
By making these small changes in your life, you can make your hair grow faster and longer for a beautiful, natural look you'll love.