I’m going to share with you some tips that will help you, if you want to grow your hair longer. It’s important to note that not all hair types are the same or reacts the same way. However, to help increase the growth rate, add health, thickness and sheen, you can put in a little extra work.
1.First step, keep it in a good condition!
This helps so you don’t end up cutting your locks off, because of split ends. Using hair masks is a great way to protect your hair. Here’s an efficient and extremely great hair mask that not only aids with faster hair growth but makes it shinier, healthier and more beautiful.
Ingredients: a tablespoon of honey, one egg yolk, one tablespoon of olive oil and a tablespoon of Cognac or Vodka.
Instructions: Mix all ingredients, adding the Vodka/ Cognac last. Gently massage the mixture into the roots of your hair then smooth it down the length. Cover your hair with a shower cap or wrap it with a towel then leave it for 30 minutes. Next, wash and condition your hair as usual. Repeat this mask once per week or two times per month.
You can replace this mask with a sweet almond oil, honey and coconut oil hair mask. Mix these ingredients together all equally proportioned. Warm it slightly in a pot and then massage it into your hair. Let it stay in your hair for 30 minutes before washing it out.
2.Next step, Eat more protein!
If you want to get thick and beautiful locks, then take more interest in what you eat! Did you know that food makes a huge difference in how fast your hair actually grows? Protein is the building block on which hair growth takes place. It is literally what hair is made from so the more protein you eat, the quicker your hair will grow, stronger and healthier.
3.BRUSH IT! But not to hard
Brush through your hair daily for 1 – 2 minutes. Make sure to detangle your hair as often as possible, massaging the scalp to stimulate blood circulation.
Never forcefully brush or comb out your hair when it is wet because this will cause damage and breakage to your locks. Instead, use a wide tooth comb or a detangling brush to gently comb through easily and pain free.
I know it may sound bizarre but hear me out: this hair mask does work to make your hair grow faster. All you need for this is a tablespoon of raw honey, one yolk of an egg and juice two fresh big potatoes. Mix them all together then apply it to your hair starting from the roots down. Keep it in your hair for 30 minutes then wash your hair as usual. This mask is not only natural, it is amazingly effective as well!
Plus, it doesn’t smell as horrendous as onion hair mask (onion is great for boosting shine and hair growth but the smell! I don’t recommend it unless you don’t mind smelling like onion for weeks).
5.Pay attention to your scalp
Here’s an easy tip to remember: don’t ever apply hair conditioner to your scalp or the roots of your hair. It will contribute to the loss of volume and your hair may get oily too quickly, plus it can cause some serious itching.
6.Oil treatments to grow hair faster
My favorite concoction of oils so far has been argan oil, jojoba oil, linen oil, coconut oil, lavender oil, castor oil and olive oil. You can also add your favorite essential oils, such as rosemary, lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus or thyme oil.
Heat the oils enough for it to be comfortably warm to the touch. Next, gently massage it into your scalp or ask someone to do it for you, this can be very therapeutic.Massage it in a circular motion at the roots for about 15 – 20 minutes then spread the oil down the length of your hair. Wait for another 30 minutes and then shampoo your hair thoroughly.
7.Rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar (ACV)
Apple cider vinegar is perfect for stripping away product buildup, grime and dirt that’s been left over in your hair. Pour two tablespoons of ACV into a liter of water and use this homemade treatment as the last step of your shampooing and conditioning routine.
If the scent of it is unbearable to you, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to it or you can replace the apple cider vinegar with lemon juice mixed with water instead.
Rose water is another great substitute for the apple cider vinegar rinse. It’s very good at making your hair stronger, shinier and healthier.
After shampooing your hair, simply spray some rose water on to your scalp and massage it in a circular motion. Once your scalp is completely saturated, apply your usual hair conditioner to the length of your hair avoiding the roots. Keep this treatment in your hair for a few minutes then rinse it out with lukewarm water. Very simple but effective.