In an attempt to follow the trend and fashion every day, how many of us have made the mistake of chopping off our long locks? In fact, how many of us have had the wish to have those long luscious mermaid-length hair but we never could achieve it? Believe us, we all know the feeling of having hundreds of screenshots of hair goals that we dream to achieve but our hesitant and stubborn hair just does not seem to be interested.
We have tried countless treatments and hair serums but to no avail. Instead, we even went to the extreme and got ourselves extensions. But to be honest, nothing beats the feeling of having our own thick, full, shiny and long hair. And so here we are, after trying most of the treatments for ourselves, a number of failures and yet here we are today, writing this article! So for all of those who wish to have their hair full grown and healthy, here are some tips and tricks you can use to achieve your hair goals that actually work! Some of these take a bit more time than others but don’t hesitate to try it all and tell us which one worked the best for you!
Some of these take a bit more time than others but don’t hesitate to try it all and tell us which one worked the best for you! But a fair warning, your hair won’t go from a pixie to a long hair in just a day, it takes effort and patience. All of these methods are tested and are meant to accelerate the process of hair growth from its normal growth time.
1. Castor Oil
Castor oil is rich in vitamin E as well as the essential fatty acid like omega-9 which helps in hair growth naturally. However be sure to make a mixture with castor oil with equal amount of other oils like- coconut, olive or even almond oil to massage your hair with. Or else, you will be left with the horrible essence and smell of the castor oil which you obviously do not want. You also have the option to mix it with essential oils like- rosemary, peppermint or even lavender or thyme oil just to reduce the viciousness of it.
Massage your hair with the mixture every so often, 30-45 minutes before you shower. The natural ingredients in the castor oil help make your hair healthy which essentially helps with the hair growth process.
2. Egg Mask
The egg is rich in protein and contains other essential nutrients like iron, zinc, and sulfur which promotes faster hair growth. To apply an egg mask, simply whisk off some eggs in a bowl and add the essential oils of your liking. Apply to your hair for 30-40 minutes and wash it off with shampoo and conditioner. Use the method 2-3 times each week to promote a more faster hair growth.
Rosemary is one of the most effective herbs for faster hair growth because of its hair follicles stimulating properties. You can find fresh rosemary to soak in water for 10-15 minutes and using the same water to final rinse your hair after shampooing. Or you also have the option to find the essential oil to apply to your hair before shampooing. Either way, rosemary is an effective solution to induce faster hair growth.
4. Vitamin and Herbal Supplement
For a healthy hair, a healthy diet is a must. Therefore, to induce faster hair growth, you can use a variety of vitamin rich supplements rich in biotin, fish oil, folic acid as well as flaxseed.
All of these contains the necessary elements required for a healthy as well as long locks. However, before taking any of the supplements do consult with your doctor or physician to confirm a specific dosage per day.
5. Aloe Vera
Along with hair growth, it is also important to maintain a healthy hair. Often times, breakage and split end become the main obstacle for hair growth. So to avoid this, you can apply the natural Aloe vera gel to your hair for 2-3 times a week. Make sure to apply all over your hair and leave it for 20-30 minutes before washing it off. Aloe vera helps to maintain the natural shine of your hair as well as helps prevent dandruff and hair loss. You also have the option to drink a lot of aloe vera juice to keep your hair healthy and shiny.
6. Use Conditioner and treatments
For a more healthier hair, opt for products that suit your hair. Experiment with different products before choosing the one that is right for you. After each time you shampoo, be sure to use a conditioner. When choosing a conditioner, choose the one with herbal extracts that will help with hair growth as well as other hair benefits. Conditioner helps to revive your hair from the damages that you cause with styling, coloring, heat as well as pollution thus making your locks more luscious and healthy over time which promotes hair growth.
7. Green Tea
Green tea is enriched with polyphenols as well as anti-inflammatory elements which are the natural hair growth essentials. Drinking green tea on a regular basis helps not only in enriching your hair but it also has it’s other health benefits.
Except for drinking your green tea, you can mix the essence to your shampoo or you can use the green tea to rinse your hair after you shampoo. The elements in green tea will not only promote your hair growth, but it will bring out your natural shine as well as keeps your hair healthy.
8. Cold Water
After you shower, rinse out your hair thoroughly with cold hair. Most preferably try and wash your entire hair with cold water if you can. The reason to use cold water is that it helps smoothen out the outer layer of hair more evenly. This prevents moisture loss and also heat damages. And as we have probably mentioned before, healthy hair equals to longer and thicker hair.
9. Satin Pillowcases
If you have the pillowcases made out of cotton, ditch all of them out immediately. Instead try a fabric smoother like silk or satin. It helps decrease the friction caused by cotton fabric and causes very fewer tangles. Fewer tangles mean less hair fall, thus creating much faster result in your hair growth.
10. Massage Your Scalp
Make a habit of brushing your hair daily before you go to sleep. This way, you help distribute the hairs natural oil onto the scalp evenly. This method also helps massage and improve the circulation of the roots. Although we recommend brushing your hair on a daily basis, we would suggest going light handed and just a few brushstrokes enough to massage your hair and not cause extra friction.