Do you like your hair long and shiny? Rapunzel does! And we’re pretty sure it’s not because she’s born with it, but because she knows so many natural ways to make it long and healthy. Okay, that’s pushing it but it’s true – people who have long and beautiful hair do more than just their daily hair wash routine.
There are so many ways on to make your hair grow faster as you’ve probably already seen in thousands of Pinterest pins but there’s no need to spend so much money because there are several natural options that actually work.
Follow a Routine
Every time you shower, try to avoid using warm water because it causes dryness and weakness to your scalp. Rinse your hair with cool water to close the cuticle of your scalp. I know this is a challenge for people who live in cool places so what other people do is to wash their body and hair separately. I did that, too when I used to do the Curly Girl Method.
Skip your daily shampoo as well. Even if it smells good and sometimes, feels good to shampoo your hair because of the active ingredients of whatever you use, using it too often can damage your hair and prevent it from repairing itself eventually making it harder to grow your hair.
Check Out Natural Ways to Grow Your Hair
Yep, some of those 5-minute, weird crafts you see on your YouTube news feed are real.
Let’s start with a popular one — the egg yolk mask! Egg yolks contain lecithin and protein, helping to heal and strengthen your strands. Simply take a small mixing bowl, put two eggs and two tablespoons of olive oil. Dilute the mixture with one-half cup of water. Apply it directly on your dry hair and leave it on for thirty minutes. Then shower using your trusted conditioner.
Castor oil, as you may have read, is everyone’s favorite oil when it comes to growing hair. This oil has become popular over the past few years because it has proven to be effective for even the growth of lashes and eyebrow hairs. In fact, a lot of manufactured hair growth serums contain an ample amount of castor oil.
Using castor oil can also give your hair and instant hot oil treatment. Just apply it on your scalp, massage and don’t forget to apply until the end of your strands. Massage it well so the scalp absorbs all of its amazing nutrients and will dramatically affect the growth rate of your hair. You can leave it as so or cover it with a shower cap. You can rinse it with your trusted conditioner. It instantly makes your hair revitalized.
Ditch the Chemicals
It’s so easy to get lost online and find products that promises healthier, longer hair. But before you get engulfed in this world, we recommend you take a look at the ingredients list properly to ensure that you keep the toxins at bay.
A very popular trend right now are DIY hair colors and bleaching. If you’ve tried it before, you know that bleaching your hair is drying and overdoing it can contribute to unhealthy hair. Sometimes, I can’t blame some of my friends when they do this because it’s just so much cheaper to color your own hair as opposed to visiting a salon. But if you want long hair, you’re going to COMPLETELY avoid anything that causes your hair to dry or become brittle. If you take a look at the hair of people who bleach their hair regularly or those who play around with colors from time to time, you can see how easily their hair breaks and how dry their ends are.
There are some events when you’re going to really need hairstyling tools on your hair like your annual yearbook shoot or big events such as weddings. That’s completely fine and won’t affect the growth of your hair so much. But remember that hairstyling tools with heat should not be used daily.
Get a Trim
Get a trim every 2 or 3 months to eliminate split-ends and eliminate breakage. It may seem to be counterintuitive to do this as your goal is to grow your hair but damaged ends can prevent that from happening. So don’t worry, your hair cutter is not gonna cut off inches from your hair. She is just going to trim off problematic ends.
Start Investing on a Better Hair Care Routine
In you have an extra budget for your hair, these might help you. You might want to spend a little bit more on keratin-based products. It fights the dryness and will strengthen your hair, preventing breakage from happening. It contains protein, ideal for more healthy strands to grow.
A wet brush or a tangle teezer is also a smart purchase because a traditional one is not enough. A lot of people lose hair when detangling or brushing their hair, pretty much the opposite of hair growth, that’s why you should either purchase a wet brush or be a little extra careful when brushing your hair.
Choose a silk pillowcase instead of cotton. A silk or satin cloth is a hair friendly product preventing it from tangling or breaking when sleeping. In fact, all your hair accessories, if possible, should be made of silk – scrunchies, turbans and the like.
Lastly, there are countless forums you can join in different platforms like FaceBook or Reddit where people are passionate about taking care of their hair. A community like that can help you get honest reviews about products and methods and talking to people who have the same goals as you do will help you dramatically.