Who does not love to have a thick volume of hair? Not everybody is gifted with such hair. It is not hard to get that astonishing voluminous strong hair. You do not have to devote hours to your hair. A few changes will make a huge difference in the health of your hair. Here are some effective ways to grow your hair faster.
1. Maintain hair hygiene
Keep your hair and scalp clean. Be mild while washing your hair, shower with lukewarm water, and nourish with conditioners. Avoid wrapping wet hair in a towel for a long time.
2. Let your hair air dry
The fastest way to make your hair grow longer is to keep it from breaking in the first place. Therefore, avoid blow-drying, heat styling, and any form of direct heat on your hair. Recurrent heat treatment can damage hair, leaving dry, brittle hair strands that break easily. Instead of using your normal towel, use an old cotton T-shirt. It removes excess water out and your hair will be dry sooner than you think.
3. Use a wide-toothed wooden comb
Thin-toothed combs can tug on the hair and cause hair breakage. They can hurt the new hair growth and might cause scrapes on your scalp. Stick to wide-toothed wooden combs, which are gentler on your hair and scalp. The other benefit of using a wide-toothed wooden comb is that it provides a massaging effect while combing. It also helps distribute sebum (natural oils) from the scalp to the ends.
4. Trim your ends regularly
It is vital to be sure that your hair grows healthily. When the ends of your hair split, they will entangle each other and finally fall off. Cutting split ends can make your hair healthier in the long term.
5. Use conditioner more often than shampoo
Most of you shampoo your hair when you shower, thinking that washing away dirt is good for your hair. But shampoo takes away the natural oils which are essential to keep your hair soft. Your hair will then become drier and weaker. It is best to limit the use of shampoo to no more than twice a week. Use a conditioner whenever you wash your hair. Conditioner helps to repair the damaged particles in your hair and keep it strong.
6. Avoid putting your hair in a bun too frequently
Over time, structural damage to your hair will cause the fragile strands to break. You might like wrapping your hair in your bath towel after your shower, right? This is as damaging as making a hair bun as your hair will get tangled. When you brush your hair, the fragile strands will be more prone to breaking too.
7. Strengthen your hair from within
Consumption of a variety of nutrient-packed food can feed your hair with essential vitamins and minerals to grow faster, stronger, and healthier. Include plenty of vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds. Eat more iron-rich food like lentils, spinach, whole grains, good-quality meat, and fish. And of course, a quality protein is the most important food for hair growth. Have pulses, milk, yogurt, tofu, eggs, and chicken to get your supply of vegetarian and/or animal-based protein in your diet.
8. Drink more water
Staying hydrated is important to hair health. Severe dehydration can stop hair growth. And dry hair breaks more easily. Drinking enough water can keep hair cells healthy. Keep your hair hydrated by blow-drying your hair less frequently and at a lower heat setting. Also, avoid hair products that contain silicones and sulfates.
9. Oil massage
Oil massage is another important component of hair growth. It advances blood circulation and drains away toxins from the scalp, which can affect hair growth. It also helps reduce protein loss from the hair shaft that might occur during washing or shampooing. This lessens the chances of hair thinning and damage. With consistent massage, you can notice the change in the quality of your hair.
Certain yoga postures like shoulder stand are effective in relieving pressure and tension in the neck. This will increase circulation to the scalp, thereby bringing essential nutrients for healthy hair growth. Recommended postures include headstand, shoulder stand, downward facing dog stretch, big toe pose, forward stretch, and sun salutation. These postures are supposed to correct hormonal imbalances, which is another cause of stunted hair growth.
11. Avoid restrictive dieting
Restrictive dieting can decrease the resources and nutrients required for hair growth. As hair growth is on low priority compared to other bodily functions, hair growth is stopped rapidly when you are under stress due to restrictive dieting. Even after resuming a healthy diet, hair shedding typically goes on for some months.
12. Go easy on hair coloring
When you dye your hair and change the texture with chemicals, these processes can put stress on the hair and cause it to break. But when you tone down these processes, hair breaks off less and can seem like it is growing faster.
13. Sleep on silk pillowcases
Encouraging your hair to grow means treating it like the fragile baby it is. Thus, start sleeping on silk pillowcases to cut down on tangles, hair breakage, and hair damage.
14. Choose natural hair care products
Nature has provided oils, kinds of butter, herbs, clays, and cleansing agents to care for your hair. So, why use synthetic chemicals that irritate your scalp and harm your hair? Always choose hair care products with natural ingredients that are safe for your hair.
Homeopathy for hair growth
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If you are concerned about hair loss or have trouble getting your hair to grow, you may want to book an appointment with an expert homeopathy doctor. Depending on the cause of hair fall, he or she can recommend medication for hair growth.