Having long hair Rapunzel style is almost a woman’s dream, but unfortunately there is no magic formula that
makes hair grow quickly and many factors and daily habits can hinder the hair growth process, did you know that? Well, having long and healthy hair is a slow process but if everything is done correctly, it can facilitate growth. Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about hair growth.
How to make hair grow faster?
All hair grows 1.2 cm per month, there are some that grow a little more or less, but it depends
on some factors and there are some things that can help in hair growth. See below.
1- Have a good diet
Everything you consume in one way or another reflects on your skin and hair, so it is essential to have
a good diet, rich in proteins that help hair grow faster. Consume meat, vegetables, fruits, foods rich in zinc and
vitamin C because it will make the hair more resistant and beautiful, avoid foods rich in sugar and starch because
they are not healthy for the hair.
2- Use deep cleaning products
When we apply shampoo, conditioner or any other type of cream on the hair, it is normal for these substances
to remain in the hair and consequently clog the hair follicles that hinder hair growth. To prevent this from
happening, wash your hair with a deep cleaning shampoo or anti-residue to completely remove dirt from the scalp.
- It is ideal that these anti-residue shampoos are used once every three hair washes.
3- Make weekly hydrations
All hair needs moisturizing and if your intention is to make your hair grow faster, you should moisturize once a
week with an ideal moisturizer for your hair type, to make it easier, create a hair schedule to make it
easier to remember days to moisturize your hair. After moisturizing, remove the cream completely from the hair as traces can hinder growth.
4- Massage the scalp hair
Massaging or combing hair increases local blood circulation which helps hair growth. While washing, massage the scalp with your fingertips, on days when you don’t wash your hair, massage in the same way to stimulate growth.
5- Use stimulant products
If your hair is difficult to grow, an alternative is to use products that have growth action or take vitamins
that nourish the hair root, improve blood circulation and make the strands grow stronger and faster. Remember
that before taking vitamins, you must consult a doctor or dermatologist to tell you which are the most
recommended for you.
6- Never apply conditioner to the root
If you are used to doing this, you can stop right now because this is ruining the health of your hair, the conditioner should never be applied to the root because it hinders blood circulation in the scalp and hinders growth, ideally it is always applied 4 fingers after the hair root.
7- Cut the ends of hair
For the hair to grow it is necessary to cut it every six months, this way the strands will grow healthy and without damaged ends, the cut does not need to be bold, only the ends must be cut.
8- Fasten the hair
You have already heard or read that holding the hair is bad and really this is true, but only when the hair is wet or when it is held with a lot of pressure it is bad, as this facilitates the development of fungus and the hair can even fall out. Placing dry hair in a ponytail or braiding it helps with growth and provides necessary pressure that the hair needs.
Habits that hinder hair growth
You already know some habits that facilitate hair growth, on the other hand there are some habits that make this process difficult, check this out:
Smoking: this is a bad habit for health in general, your lung is compromised in the same way that it affects your skin and hair, cigarettes damage your hair and make it more fragile and this happens not only when you smoke but also when someone smoke around you, nicotine is very bad for the hair.
Wearing caps: do you often wear hats or caps? So, you can stop or reduce this habit, when the hair root becomes stuffy, it increases the risk of fungus and makes growth difficult. If you are going to wear a hair accessory, use it sparingly.
Flat iron and blow dryer: unfortunately, tools that emit heat in the hair such as blow dryer, flat iron or curling iron attack the hair fiber, causing frizz, dryness and hair loss. To prevent this from happening, you should always use leave-in before using these devices and or reduce the frequency at which you pass them on your hair, so your strands will be stronger and less brittle.
Wash your hair every day: regardless of your hair type, you need to maintain a hair care routine that includes cleaning and moisturizing, the hair needs to be washed at least twice a week so that the hair follicles do not get clogged and so they can grow. The hair does not need to be washed daily as this will make it weak and fall out, and the scalp will be damp which is prone to fungus development. Hot water: it is impossible to resist a hot shower, especially on cold days, but this is just one more factor that hinders the health of the hair, the high water temperature leaves the hair cuticles dilated and consequently the hair becomes dry and brittle. Avoid washing your hair with hot water and prefer a cold temperature.
Achieving the hair of your dreams is easier than it sounds, but for that to happen it is necessary to take all the necessary care and avoid habits that hinder this process, after all, you want to show off a long and healthy hair, right?
Do you have long or short hair? Do you take care of your hair correctly? What habits do you have?
+ Also read: How to care for hair at home? 7 Tips for you to learn.