How to Grow Your Hair Faster

Picture this, your glossy, long mane is gently blown by the cool breeze. You feel like a princess —you probably look like one too— it’s like you’re part of a fairy tale.
Long healthy hair is a fantasy we all have (or had at some point in time). While some have hit the jackpot with the good hair genes that doesn’t mean we common folks have to give up on our Rapunzel dreams.
Through this article, we’re going to talk to you about all the reasons your hair might not be growing as it should. We’ll also be telling you exactly how to grow your hair faster, to get the long hair of your dreams.

Tips on How to Grow Your Hair Faster

Growing your hair is a long process since we haven’t found a magical hair lengthening potion yet. This is why you must choose a hair routine and stick to it.
Now, what should this routine include?
To help your hair grow long and healthy you have to focus on stimulating your scalp while maintaining and protecting what hair you already have. Let’s go over how to do both.

Stimulating Hair Growth

To stimulate your hair to grow you need to provide it with a healthy scalp and the nutrients it needs to grow. There are also products both natural and medical that are known to stimulate hair growth.
Here are our tips on how you can stimulate your hair to grow.

Treat Any Scalp Medical Condition

First, you should check for and immediately treat any scalp skin condition like dermatitis. This condition could be the reason your hair is weak and falling a lot. Also, any allergic skin condition on your scalp might be made worse by some topical hair treatment products.

Eat a Healthy Diet

Maintaining a vitamin and protein-rich diet is key for healthy hair and skin. If you go on an extreme diet or detox and cut down the nutrients you take. Your body naturally directs all the nutrients it gets into more important bodily functions. This leaves your hair starving, literally.
After making sure you eat a healthy, nutrient-rich diet. If you find that your hair is still looking dull then you might want to consider taking supplements, mainly biotin and collagen.

Keep Your Scalp Clean

You should regularly clean your scalp using shampoo at least once a week. Put and leave enough shampoo on your scalp for five minutes, before rinsing it. This would help prevent dirt and oils from building up on your scalp and suffocating your hair follicles.

Frequently Massage Your Scalp

Frequent scalp massages are proven to stimulate blood flow to the hair follicles. This helps nutrients and oxygen to reach the follicles and helps them grow faster and healthier.
You can take this chance and pamper yourself with a soothing and hair-growth boosting scalp massage by an expert. Or you can learn how to correctly massage your scalp.

Topical Hair Stimulating Products

Caffeine has been found to increase blood flow to the scalp, hence working like the scalp massages we mentioned above. By providing the hair follicles with the blood they need, caffeinated products help promote hair growth.
Essential oils like pumpkin seed, peppermint, and rosemary oils are all known to increase hair growth when applied to the scalp regularly.

Minoxidil

Is a hair stimulating drug. Minoxidil can be found in small concentrations in some over-the-counter hair products. But larger doses of it would require a prescription from your doctor. It is still better to consult your doctor first before taking it.

Hair Growth Stimulating Procedures

Lately, platelet-rich plasma treatment has been gaining fame in promoting healthy hair and skin. The procedure includes injecting the person’s plasma into their scalp. This provides the follicles with nutrients and helps stimulate hair growth.
Another procedure that is being used now is micro-needling. This includes using a roller with hundreds of needles that make tiny holes in the scalp. This is thought to help the products penetrate the scalp better.

Protecting Your Hair

Stimulating hair growth is important. But protecting the hair that you already have is key if you wish to get the hair of your dreams.
Here are our tips on how to protect your hair.

Protect It From Physical Damage

Too tight hairstyles while sleek and trendy can cause breaks in your hair. Excessive pulling on your hairline can also cause it to recede. Hence, it is advised to use loose hairstyles whenever possible and to opt for soft hair bands to protect your precious locks.
Wet hair is stretchy, making it vulnerable and more prone to breaks. So you shouldn't brush or style your wet hair. It is better if you let it air dry naturally before you style it.

Moisturize Your Hair

We have different types of hair. For some, simply conditioning after they use the shampoo would do the trick. While others might need weekly deep conditioning hair masks and oil treatments to keep their hair adequately moisturized. You should try and see what works for your hair type.
You can buy deep conditioning hair masks or you can try some DIY masks at home.

Go Heat Free

Using heat to style your hair removes the moisture from your hair making it dryer and more prone to breakage.
If you occasionally have to use heat to style your hair then you should pay extra attention to using a good heat protectant. Look for a heat protectant that can withstand temperatures up to 400 F.

Trim Your Hair

It might seem illogical to cut your hair when all you want is for it to grow longer. But regularly trimming your hair is the only way to get rid of the annoying split ends.
Split ends occur as a result of the daily wear and tear. And if left without trimming these split ends would extend to the remaining hair shaft making the hair weaker and more likely to break.
Hair usually grows about half an inch every month. If you’re aiming for longer hair we recommend you trim at least a quarter of an inch every three months to keep the split ends at bay.

Be Careful With the Bleach

Extreme hair makeovers are always exciting. But changing your hair color to one that is too far from your original color would require the use of bleach which can be damaging to your hair.
Instead, you can go for a color closer to your natural one, a three-shade difference is fine. This wouldn’t require you to use as much bleach.

Satin Is Your Friend

Sleep on a satin pillowcase or wear a satin bonnet to bed. This is not only luxurious. But it also decreases frizz and breakage, thus helping you protect your hair.

Conclusion

Now that you’ve read our article you know exactly how to grow your hair faster and healthier. You might even give Rapunzel a run for her money.
Remember, the journey to healthy, long hair is a long one. So don't be discouraged if you don't notice immediate results. Just stick to your routine and imagine your shiny long hair cascading down your back. We think such a scene would be perfect to bring you back on your hair care track should you ever feel discouraged.