How to Make Your Hair Grow Faster?

Are you worried about excess hair fall or thinning hair? If so, here are a few proven tips on making your hair grow faster and preventing hair loss.

The hair growth tips in this article will work if you are ready to follow the suggestions and wait patiently for the ‘slow but steady improvement in renewed hair growth.

There are NO magical pills or oils for faster hair growth. There is nothing that can produce overnight results for hair. A single strand of hair can grow about a quarter of an inch to half an inch max in a month.

Healthy hair care practices and suitable natural remedies are possible for steady growth and stoppage of hair fall. According to hair-care experts, fast hair growth is likely to a great extent by preventing hair damage, using better hair treatments, eating healthy foods for hair, and following a healthy lifestyle.

However, hair fall due to the impact of critical diseases, medication, or genetic disorders is not always fully reversible. In such cases, hair transplantation or proven baldness treatments are the only way forward.

In this article, we shall see “What To Do” and “What Not To Do” for rapid hair growth, thickening, and preventing hair fall.

What to Grow Hair Faster?

What to do for hair growth?

After much research into several hair growth treatments and essential hair-care practices, I have selectively chosen “9 Hair Growth Tips” that will undoubtedly produce satisfactory hair growth results in most people.

These are simple and practical solutions that you should be just doing for the sake of lustrous and beautiful hair.

1. Apply Natural Hair Growth Oils Daily and Do Hair Mask Treatments Weekly

The ancient wisdom of hair growth remedies heavily relied on natural oils for hair treatments. Those ancient oil treatments for hair work are the most popular hair growth remedies today.

Natural oils are healthy and contain nutrients and other ingredients required for healthy growth and hair protection.

Three of the best hair growth oils are coconut, castor, and argan. Use any of these oils daily on hair and scalp. Apply (massaging) it on the scalp and hair about 30 minutes to 1 hour before you shower daily.

You can also find several other oil-based hair treatments with combinations of natural oils and herbal extracts that have proven effects on the faster growth of hair. If you are still determining which of them to use, you can test two or three of those oil-based treatments, then stick to the one that works best for you.

It would help if you had a hair mask treatment done once a week. Oil masks, egg masks, Vitamin E capsule masks, and rosemary masks are a few of the most popular and effective hair mask treatments.

2. Do Not Shampoo the Hair Daily and Always Use Hair Conditioner after Shampooing

Shampooing the hair is for deep cleansing of hair strands and scalp. Shampoos could become harsh on hair as they remove the natural moisture, making it dry and brittle. The shampoo also reduces the effects of oil treatments you do on hair for the growth of hair.

The shampooing is to be done only when you feel dust and dirt accumulating on your hair and scalp.

A woman who spends most of her time indoors (home or office) hardly gets her hair dirtied. Shampooing is typically done at most twice or thrice a week.

While shampooing, be cautious and gentler on your hair by only lathering up at your scalp and then simply allowing the suds to slide down strands as the water rinses away.

Use only organic and natural shampoos that do not cause any side effects.

It would help if you used a good quality hair conditioner (preferably an organic hair conditioner) every time you shampoo your hair. Daily use of hair conditioner after the shower is necessary for those who use hair coloring and heat styling or with dry and thin strands of hair.

The hair conditioner helps replace the lipids and proteins inside the hair shaft. AT conditioner also adds a protective cover to hair strands to help them stay healthy and moisturized. Good hair conditioners also make the hair shiny and healthy-looking.

3. Brush Your Hair With Care and Delicacy

Brush your hair twice or thrice daily to avoid physical harm to fragile hair strands.

If you have long, tangled hair, brush gently from the bottom and work up to the scalp. Both wet and dry strands are equally susceptible to breakage.

The biggest damage to your hair is ‘excess brushing and over-styling.

4. Oil Massage Your Scalp

Massaging your scalp with natural hair growth oils like coconut, castor, argan, or other hair oil mixtures proved good for growth.

Massaging activates the blood vessels in the scalp and increases the blood flow to the hair follicles. With increased blood flow, the hair follicles receive more nutrients for hair growth.

The oil also contains nutrients and other ingredients that promote hair growth and protect the hair strands.

It is apt to use slightly warmed-up oil and organic hair conditioners to massage the scalp. After applying the oil, gently rub your fingers on your scalp in a circular motion for three to five minutes.

5. Eat Foods That Contain Nutrients and Vitamins for Hair

The most essential hair care is having daily diets that are rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals that are essential for the growth of hair.

Eat foods high in vitamins A, B, C, and E, iron, zinc, copper, magnesium, and selenium. The most essential constituent of hair is protein, especially biotin.

Crash diets and processed foods are NOT good enough for hair.

If you feel that you do not have a healthy diet, consider the option of having multivitamin supplements daily.

Some of the best foods for hair care such as milk, cheese, yogurt, chicken, eggs, whole grains, salmon, spinach, broccoli, bell peppers, cabbage, parsley, grapefruit, avocado, brown bread, oats, and alfalfa in your diet to nourish your hair and scalp.

All foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids help improve hair growth.

6. Stay Stress-Free and Relaxed

People who are overstressed experience increased hair fall and faster graying of hair.

Stress is brain-related mental discomfort that alters the production and functions of several vital hormones. The hormonal variations result in hair fall and faster graying. It is believed that stress can disrupt the normal hair cycle and trigger hairs to enter the telogen or fall-out phase.

‘Stress’ is more common in people who are overworked, tired, and faced with challenging tasks and situations in life. The calmness and composure of body and mind can be regained by engaging in recreational activities, yoga meditation, longer sleep, and a better sexual life.

7. Trim the Split Ends of Hair Once a Month

Trimming hair ends does not directly impact hair growth, but it helps minimize hair damage.

The split ends of hair gradually work their way up the strands and increase hair breakage and damage. Nipping the split ends in the bud is a preventive step to reduce further damage and hair breakage.

You can take the help of your stylist to cut off just about 5 mm of your split hair ends once a month. This also helps to keep your hair even and beautiful.

8. Use Silk Pillow Covers and Clean Bed Sheets

The pillow covers made of silk are soft and smooth, which helps prevent hair from friction on the pillow while you sleep.

“Silk is easier on hair — it helps to avoid tangles and breakage,” says Jesleen Ahluwalia, M.D., a physician from Spring Street Dermatology in New York City. Proven experiences of people suggest that people who use sateen or silk pillow covers have fewer tangles and breakages of hair.

Clean bedsheets, devoid of dust, body oil stains, and sweat, are necessary for keeping your hair clean and healthy.

Reduction in breakage and tangles will produce visible signs of less f hair fall and better hair growth.

9.  Always Rinse Your Hair with Cold Water

Rinsing your hair with warm water or having a warm shower is bad for the hair. This removes the natural moisture on hair and makes your hair dry and thin.

The cold water flows through the outer layer of hair more smoothly, which helps to prevent moisture loss, snags, and heat damage.

Coldwater preserves and protects the sound effects of your hair oil and hair conditioners.

What Not to Do?

What not to do for hair growth?

We already saw “What to do for faster hair growth. Now, we should look at things that are not healthy for the hair.

Here are the things you should avoid if you want to make your hair grow faster.

Avoid Shampoos With Silicone, Dimethicone, Siloxane, And Surfactants

These and other chemicals in shampoo make the hair dry and cause hair breakage.

Do not expose hair directly to UV rays

UV rays from specific medical equipment, dental curing light, UV nail polish drying light, etc., should not be exposed to hair. Regular exposure to UV rays in the hot sunshine also damages the hair. Protect your hair by wearing a hat or cap when you have to be out in the hot sun.

Avoid tightly wrapping your hair in a large bathing towel

Tightly wrapping your hair with a bathing towel and keeping it long is terrible for your hair. Your hair gets caught in all the woven fibers, and every time, several of the weak hair strands get broken in this process. If you must wrap your hair, use super-thin and soft microfiber towels instead and avoid warping it tightly.

Avoid bleaching, dyeing, hair extensions, and perms

Any hair bleach or chemical ingredient dye is sure to damage your hair. Permanent wave hair styling involves using heat and chemicals to break and reform the cross-linking bonds of the hair. This is sure to cause hair damage.

Avoid chemical-based hair care products

Use only natural and organic hair-care products with no side effects.

Do not use ‘salt or chlorine-rich water’ for rinsing the hair

Excess Salt OR Chlorine in water makes the hair thin and dry, which leads to hair breakage and increased hair fall.

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