Do you feel that no matter how patient you are with your hair, it never seems to grow longer than a certain length? Well, your dream of long, luscious hair can become a reality! We've tracked down the best tips and tricks you can try in your quest for thicker, longer and all-round healthier hair in no time.
6 Tips: How to Make Your Hair Grow Faster
1. Reduce Your Use of Heat-Styling Tools
Yes, to those hair straighteners and curling devotees out there, if you're trying to grow your hair - step away from the heat tool. Styling your hair on a regular basis with a heated tool can damage your hair and cause the ends to split. Sad times. Try and embrace your natural locks, or try out some heat-free styles like a messy bun or braids.
If you just can't embrace your natural hair everyday then ensure you are protecting your hair with a heat-protection spray and turn the temperate to a lower level on your chosen tool.
2. Hair Growth Products
Give your hair a helping hand by trying out a selection of hair growth products. There's shampoos, conditioners and intensive treatments to treat yourself too containing ingredients such as caffeine which stimulates hair growth. If your hair is fine or thinning, try a hair loss treatment that builds up the hair fibre with keratin protein.
3. Go For Regular Trim
Go on, treat yo'self (and your hair)... to a trim every 6-weeks. This will prevent split ends and breakages, keeping your hair healthy and strong from root to tip.
4. Diet and Supplements
If you've given all your hair the external treatments you can think of, it may be time to treat your hair from the inside too. Our hair can thrive with the right vitamins, including biotin, zinc and selenium which help to stimulate hair growth and prevent hair loss. If you feel your diet is lacking in any of these, or you simply want to give yourself an extra boost, it may be worth exploring these supplements.
Always consult with a pharmacist or your GP first, though, as they may want to check for any deficiencies and advice you on the best course of action.
A healthy balanced diet should provide your body with all the vitamins and minerals it needs to function properly, including the cells that make up each hair strand. So fill your plate with plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables and protein-rich foods such as lean meat, seafood and eggs, to ensure you’re supplying hair with the nutrients it needs to remain strong and healthy.
5. Indulge in a Daily Head Massage
Indulge in a little R&R with a little scalp and head massage. This daily action will help increase blood flow - and therefore the supply of nutrients - to the hair follicles, stimulating and aiding hair growth.
Spread your fingers evenly over your scalp and work from the centre of the head outwards in a circular motion towards the temples and then towards the back of the neck. Make sure you use your fingertips and not your nails, which can snag the hair and break off.
6. Switch To a Wide Tooth Detangling Brush
Fine tooth combs and hairbrushes can stretch the hair and snap it off from the root, especially if it’s tangled. Use a wide tooth brush at all times, as this will glide gently through the hair without pulling at it.