There’s really no way to make hair grow faster. Each of us has in her genetic code the speed at which the hair grows, and that’s the constant rate most of our lives.
Still, this post is called “Faster Hair Growth,” so what’s the trick?
Our hair grows at a steady rate which is an average of about one cm a month, but only a few of us do see growth at this rate.
All sorts of environmental damage, chemicals, and dietary deficiencies cause our hair to break and fall out.
Usually, the longer and older hair is the one that breaks and falls, resulting in us losing length.
The way to solve this is to make sure the hair is healthy, strong, and that it has all the building blocks it needs, and as a result have a strong healthy hair that “grows” faster.
Or rather doesn’t break, doesn’t fall out, doesn’t split up, and basically the whole length survives healthy and strong.
Below is a list of tips that help at first restore damaged hair and get it to the healthiest state possible, compared to its current state. And then help keep it healthy and strong.
The result …
If you follow most of the tips listed here, even if not all of them, in a few months you will see a real improvement in the growth speed of your hair.
They also help prevent hair loss. Help treat dandruff naturally and prevent dandruff. Most importantly, ensuring hair that looks just amazing compared to its original condition. Glossy, smooth, and glowing hair that can be featured in a shampoo commercial.
So what can you do?
1. Cut the ends every 6-8 weeks and at least every 3 months
It may sound weird to cut your hair when you want to grow it, but it’s one of the most important things. It’s true that the cutting itself won’t make hair grow any faster, but it will definitely make it fall out or break less and that’s one of the most important things when growing your hair.
2. Use good scissors
If you cut your hair at home, it is mandatory to use very sharp scissors that are especially suitable for hair. Scissors that aren’t sharp enough cut the ends too roughly, causing the ends to split faster.
3. Proper Haircut
When you get your hair cut, it’s always best to choose a “wash and go” haircut. Hair-styling products, hairdryers, electric curlers or flat irons seriously damage the hair. The fewer substances you put on your hair and the less you abuse it with heat, the healthier it is. The best haircut is one that allows you to wash your hair, let it dry naturally and look good.
4. Pre-wash treatment
Shampoo, even if it’s high quality, removes dirt from the hair, but also substances that the hair needs. If you don’t use a homemade organic shampoo that contains a lot of nutrients, an excellent solution is a pre-wash treatment: Mix olive oil, coconut oil and almond oil in equal amounts, and spread it all over your hair when the hair is dry. Wait 10 minutes and only then wet your hair and shampoo it only once. After the shampoo, condition it, of course without applying to the scalp (see tip 13).
5. Don’t wash your hair more than two or three times a week
Shampoo removes the hair’s natural oil, dries it, and damages it. It’s not advisable to wash it too often, but also not too little. It’s best to wash dry and damaged hair, especially after coloring, highlights, or chemical treatment once every three days, to give the scalp’s natural oil a chance to nourish the hair. It’s best to wash oily hair every day, and regular hair once every two days. Of course, the best course of action is to experiment and see how often you need to wash your individual hair.
Hair shouldn’t be oily and sagging, but on the other hand, washing your hair too frequently doesn’t allow the natural oil to nourish the hair. When you wash your hair you have to do it gently, not “abuse” your hair. Spread the shampoo over the hair and massage the scalp with circular movements to pump the blood and activate the hair follicles. And, of course, use products that are as natural as possible with the least amount of chemicals.
6. Purifying Shampoo
Purifying Shampoo is a special shampoo that removes accumulations of substances and chemicals from the hair and scalp – and it removes everything. It’s not used every day, but it’s mandatory at least once a week or better twice. It’s not a very well-known product but it’s very effective. In most cases, it can be purchased only online, but I believe that with time, as more people ask for it, it will be found in convenience stores as well. This shampoo isn’t cheap, it’s actually quite expensive, but worth every penny. After using it once a week for a month, you will see the difference and won’t manage without it. If you wash your hair with it before you put on a hair care mask, it improves the result from the mask ten times.
7. Use natural products for hair washing & styling
Natural and organic products don’t contain silicone, and on the other hand contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and natural extracts that nourish your hair. Although they are more expensive, they are worth the price.
8. Use hair products that correspond to your hair type
Of course, it is better if the products are natural and organic, but even if “harmful” products are used, they must always correspond to the hair type. For oily hair use shampoo and conditioner for oily hair, etc. Using oily hair shampoo on dry hair is simply harmful to your hair, and vice versa.
9. Comb your hair gently and as little as possible
There’s a false datum floating around that you have to brush your hair 100 times every night. It’s a sure recipe for being bald at the age of 30. On the contrary, you have to brush your hair as little as possible. It’s enough to brush it in the morning and evening, and only when it’s dry. When the hair is wet, it’s much more fragile and vulnerable. The best practice is to open the knots with your fingers or a wide-toothed comb, wait until the hair is almost dry, and then brush it as little as possible. If it takes more than that, you can arrange it with your fingers or a wide-toothed comb. It’s best to brush your hair with a boar bristle brush.
10. Use a boar bristle brush
Boar bristle brush prevents hair from breaking, spreads the natural oil that is secreted from the scalp along the hair, which adds to the health and shine of your hair, removes debris that may have been caught on the hair and softens the hair. Plastic brushes, on the other hand, break the hair. The brushing is especially important in the morning to spread the natural oil that is secreted from the scalp at night all over the hair, because it serves as a natural hair conditioner. But brush as little as possible.
11. Clean the brushes
Dirt and bacteria clog the pores of the hair follicles and suffocate the follicles. Once a week put the brushes and combs in a bowl with hot water and a little shampoo or even hand soap, rub with a brush (like a toothbrush or a dish brush) and rinse.
12. Don’t use hair products containing silicone
These products make the hair appear healthier because it shines, but underneath the coating, the hair is suffocating. In addition, they clog the pores of the hair follicles and suffocate them, and also absorb the natural moisture from the hair. The combination of all these things leads to dry, weak, and fragile hair that grows much slower.
13. Don’t apply conditioner to the scalp
The conditioner clogs the pores of the hair follicles, preventing the follicles from splitting up and creating new hair. If you suffer from hair loss, it’s best not to use conditioner at all. The conditioner does wonders for the hair and helps to brush it without abusing the hair, but it’s not very good for the scalp. The conditioner clogs the follicle pores, resulting in insufficient oxygen that reaches the hair. It slows hair growth and causes hair loss.
Therefore, when applying conditioner to the hair, be sure to apply only on the hair and not on the scalp. Don’t apply conditioner as you would apply shampoo, but divide the hair into sections, put a small amount of conditioner on your hand and apply it 2 centimetres from the root down towards the ends with an emphasis on the ends. Repeat the action over all your hair. This applies to store-bought conditioners and hair masks. There is no problem applying oils to the scalp, it’s even recommended.
A good natural conditioner is to take three egg yolks, apply all over the hair, wait for 20-30, and then wash only with shampoo.
14. Scalp Massage
The massage pumps the blood in the scalp and activates the hair follicles. In order for the message to be more effective, I recommend you heat up (until it is warm, not boiling) a little jojoba oil, coconut oil or olive oil, and massage the scalp with it. Then put a plastic bag or shower cap on your head for 10 minutes. Rinse only with water, without shampoo, so as not to remove all the nutrients from the scalp. The next day you can wash with shampoo. If you do this regularly, you will have stronger and shinier hair. Even when you don’t have the time to sit and massage the scalp with oils and masks, you can at least spend another 3 minutes in the shower massaging the scalp with your fingers in a circular motion. It pumps blood into the scalp, activates the hair follicles and results in healthier and stronger hair.
15. Relax your Scalp
As an exercise, relax your scalp now. Feel the difference? Most people tense their scalp. In this situation, no oxygen reaches the hair follicles and it has been proven as one of the most obvious causes of hair loss that is not hereditary.
16. As little heat on the hair as possible
Heat kills the hair, no matter if it’s a hairdryer, curler, etc. It’s better not to use these things at all. If you have no choice, then after styling your hair with heat, turn the hairdryer to cold and cool your hair. It’ll cool the hair and reduce the damage a little bit.
Quality building blocks
17. Drink Plenty of Water
Drinking a lot of water is good not only for the skin but also for your hair. Water flushes out toxins from the body on top of dehydrating it. When the body gets enough water it can afford to allocate water even to “less important” areas such as hair. Once the hair gets enough water it grows stronger and faster. One of the common reasons for dry, fragile hair that falls out is not enough water that reaches the hair. A good hair dresser can tell you if you are drinking enough based solely on the condition of your hair.
18. Eat Enough Protein
Protein is the body’s basic building material. Cell splitting in the body depends on a sufficient supply of protein. When you don’t eat enough protein, the body takes the available stock to the more important areas, and the hair is not one of them. On the other hand, without protein, the hair just doesn’t grow. So for the hair to get enough protein, you have to make sure the body gets everything it needs for all the other systems. It’s not just animal protein, vegetables contain protein and legumes and cereals. You just have to eat good food rich in nutrients.
19. Vitamins and Minerals
The vitamins most needed for healthy hair are Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Omega-3, Zinc and vitamins from the B family. To actually supply all the needs of your body so there will enough left for your hair, take every day one capsule of Vitamin A, and Vitamin D (they come together in 1 capsule), a capsule of Vitamin E, a capsule of Omega 3, a capsule of B Complex (Blend of Vitamins B) and one capsule of Zinc. If you take a good multivitamin every day you can also take only one Omega-3 and one Zinc and that’s enough. Always take vitamins with food or after food.
20. Eat healthy
A healthy diet rich in vitamins, minerals, quality proteins, complex carbohydrates, and other important nutrients is good for the whole body and the hair as well. When the body is healthy and balanced, this is reflected in the color of the eyes, the look of the skin, the feeling of energy and general well-being, as well as the appearance and health of the hair.
21. Eat a diet rich in Biotin
Quite a few studies have shown that biotin causes faster hair growth and healthier and stronger hair. Biotin is actually a type of B vitamin. You can find it in eggs, liver, whole grains, and soy. Of course, it’s always better to consume biotin through food because it comes with other important ingredients, but if you don’t like these foods, you can buy Biotin in capsules.
22. Wash your hair with potato water
If you have a juicer, simply juice the potatoes. If there’s no juicer, then you can grate a potato on a grater, put it in a cloth diaper and squeeze it. Pour that potato water over your hair and don’t wash it afterward. A fresh potato contains vitamins B, A, and C needed for healthy hair.
23. Rinse hair with apple cider vinegar
After shampooing your hair, rinse it with water and then do a vinegar wash. To a bowl of water or a sink filled with water, add a cup of apple cider vinegar (only apple, no other type is suitable) and “soak” the hair in this water for 2-3 minutes while massaging the scalp with that water. It’s better to do it in the evening because there’s a weak smell of vinegar on the hair that disappears till morning. If you don’t like the smell, you can add a few drops of essential oil you like into the water – it will mask the smell.
24. Hair Wash from onions
Onion is very effective at accelerating the rate of hair growth. Put some onions in a saucepan with water, bring to boil, turn off the heat and let it cool. Put the water in a bowl or sink and “soak” your hair in that water until your tired standing bent over the sink. Rinse only with water, without shampoo, so as not to remove all the nutrients. The hair will look a lot shinier. And don’t worry, it won’t smell like onions.
25. Nourish hair with egg protein
Healthy, strong hair grows faster, breaks less and falls less. To strengthen the hair and nourish it take an egg protein (the white part) and apply it all over your hair (not the scalp), put a plastic bag or shower cap on your head, and leave for at least 15 minutes. Rinse only with water, without shampoo, so as not to remove all the nutrients. You can do it every day, but even two to three times a week is definitely enough.
26. Apply Palm Oil on your Hair
Pal moil has a substance called tocotrienol that nourishes the hair, but it’s not good for the scalp. Therefore, it is recommended to apply palm oil on the hair but avoid contact with the scalp. Leave for 10 minutes and rinse. Regular palm oil treatment (every 3-4 days) also protects hair from sun damage.
27. Scalp & Hair Oil Mask
Mix equal amounts of coconut oil and almond oil (the amount depends on the length of the hair) and massage the scalp with the oil in circular motions for 10 minutes. Spread the oil from the roots to the ends of the hair in downward movements with an emphasis on the ends, put a hat or plastic bag over your head and leave for at least half an hour. Rinse with warm water without shampoo. Wash with shampoo only after 24 hours.
Prevention & Protection
28. Protect hair from the summer sun
The summer sun is a “killer” as far as hair is concerned. In summer it is recommended to wear a hat to protect your hair. It’s also an interesting fashion statement to have a collection of unique hats.
29. Wet your hair before going into the sea or pool
Before entering the sea or a pool, it is mandatory to wet your hair thoroughly so that it absorbs as much clean water as possible, resulting in less water with chlorine or salt.
30. Cleansing & Nourishing After Chlorine or Salt
After swimming in the sea or in a pool with chlorine, you have to wash your hair twice to make sure all the residue of the chlorine and salt is off it, then a conditioner or hair mask to restore moisture and health.
31. Don’t put Wet Hair in a pony tail
If you put your hair in a ponytail when it’s wet it breaks the hair and damages it. A tight ponytail pulls the hair follicles and damages them. It also causes hair loss and part of the follicles stop producing new hair. over time, this leads to thinner hair.
32. Stay Away From Chemicals
hair straightening products, perm, or hair dye contain chemicals that “kill” the hair. Today you can find chemical-free hair dyes, or you can use henna if you want red or black hair.
33. Don’t rub your hair with a towel
The abrasion of the towel breaks the hair. It’s better to pat your hair with the towel, or if you have long hair, roll your hair in the towel like a turban and leave it for a while. Don’t roll it tightly but as loose as possible.
34. Use satin or silk pillowcase
When we sleep at night, we turn from side to side, and the friction of the hair on the pillow breaks it. That’s why we have hair on the pillow in the morning. In addition, the pillowcase fabric absorbs some of the hair’s natural oil, causing it to dry. Satin pillowcase or silk pillowcase don’t break your hair even if you turn a lot in your sleep, and don’t absorb the natural oil of the hair.
35. When putting your hair in a ponytail, make it loose
It’s true that a tight ponytail looks better, but it’s a sure recipe for hair breaking and increased fallout. It’s better to have your hair down as much as possible, and if you have to pick up your hair then do it loosely. On days off, when you don’t need to style your hair, it’s best to keep it down so the hair can “breathe.”