Having long hair is often considered to be beautiful, even on men! Growing your hair long can make you look youthful and healthy, too. Growing your hair long is easier when you know how to eat right, and treat your hair with all the love it deserves. Here’s how to do it!
Tips for faster hair growth
If you can change some of your habits, your hair will grow faster! The habits of success include:
- Making sure you handle your hair gently
- Washing your hair less often: once every two days to begin with, then once every three days where possible.
- Getting your hair cut on a regular basis.
- Giving yourself a scalp massage every day.
- Nourishing yourself with all the foods and drinks that are good for your hair and general health.
Your hair is essentially made up of amino acids. They are the building blocks of protein. To help your hair along, encourage your body to produce new hair cells by loading up on amino acids. They are contained in:
Taking care of your hair means avoiding chemical treatments, including colour treatments, perms, relaxing agents and heat treatments like blow-drying, curling and straightening your hair. These activities take the good stuff out of your hair! The essential oils that keep your hair beautiful, naturally.
Turn down the temperature
Washing your hair with warm water instead of hot water is the secret to maintaining the optimum oil balance on your scalp. Wash your hair less often for a month and see how good it feels.
When you comb or brush your hair, do you do it gently, giving it the care it needs? If you feel frustrated when you’re brushing your hair or are rushed and it’s tangled, tie it up loosely and come back to it later. Make sure you have the right type of brush – natural bristle brushes are best. The way you care for your hair must reflect your desire for beautiful, long hair. They say you should brush your hair like it’s spun from gold.
If you love trying out new hairstyles but they tend to involve a lot of products or pulling your hair, try to find other methods! Rollers are a nice way to style your hair, and you don’t need to use heat. You’ll get bouncy curl with lots of volume. Have an experiment.
According to experts, changing where you put your ponytail is beneficial to your hair. That’s fantastic news for anyone who likes wearing their hair to one side.
Satin is best
Experts swear that exchanging your cotton pillowcase for a satin one is one of the best ways to protect your hair. This technique works very well for people with curly and wavy hair that’s prone to frizz. Your hair slides gently over the satin pillow when you move your head, protecting the hair shaft from friction and damage.
Trim, but not too much
If you hair is damaged, the best way to start growing your hair is cutting off the unhealthy hair! Once you have healthy hair, it will actually grow faster. Much faster than damaged hair. Try cutting your hair at the right time of the month for the effect you want to create. So, for example:
- Cut your hair during the full moon if you want to thicken your hair.
- Get a trim during the waning moon to beautify or lengthen.
- For strength, cut it during the new moon.
- As the moon is waxing, cut your hair to aid the roots.
Throw in the towel
Are you a big fan of putting a huge towel turban on the top of your hair. Beware!! This allegedly causes a lot of breakage. Buy yourself a wonderfully luxurious microfibre towel instead, and wrap yourself in that.
Rinse with cold water
Once you’ve finished washing your hair, turn your head over and give your locks a final rinse in cold water. This makes all the little scales along your hair shaft lie flat. What does that mean for you? Shiny, happy hair!
Get your monthly routine sorted
Program and plan your hair treatments. Make it conscious. Find some natural hair mask recipes, and deep condition every month. Use a leave-in conditioner. And choose a nice natural shampoo and conditioner that are appropriate for your hair type, and that long hair you want is going to be with you sooner than you think.