Hair has trends just like fashion does. But if there’s a “classic look” that never seems to go out of style, it would have to be a woman who has a head of long and healthy hair.
If you’re someone who is ready to grow your current hairstyle out or you have long locks but they’re not quite in the condition that you would like them to be, there’s good news. There are actually some things that you can do from the comfort of your own home that will help you to achieve the results that you’re looking for within several months’ time.
Are you curious to know what those things are? Check out these proven remedies to increase hair growth.
A scalp massage is super soothing. The reason why it’s also beneficial when it comes to hair growth is that it stimulates blood circulation which helps the roots of your hair in a myriad of ways. Including getting your hair to grow stronger and faster.
2. Egg whites
One thing that everyone’s hair needs is protein and one of the best way to get that is by eating eggs and also using it as a conditioner on your hair. Simply separate the egg whites, pour it on your hair and let it sit for about 15-30 minutes and rinse thoroughly.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar
There are actually several different advantages that come with apply apple cider vinegar to your hair. It reduces tangles. It removes residue. It helps your hair to retain moisture. It helps to treat hair loss. It also is a pretty awesome conditioner as well. Sure, it smells a bit strong, but that’s nothing to worry about. After deep rinsing, the scent usually wears off after a few minutes.
There is absolutely no way that your hair is going to be healthy if you don’t drink a lot of water. That’s because our bodies are made up of mostly water. Plus, water helps to detox our systems of toxins.
5. Healthy diet
Hair tends to reveal a lot about our diet. So, what are the foods that can ultimately improve our hair growth? Salmon (because of its fatty acids, Vitamin D and protein), avocados (which stimulates collagen), almonds (which are high in biotin), raspberries (which contain a lot of Vitamin C) and leafy vegetables (which have a ton of keratin in them).
6. Castor oil
Do you want to know that you can do in order to get rid of those pesky split ends? One thing you can (and should) do is seal the with some Jamaican black castor oil. After washing and conditioning your hair, apply a bit of the oil to the ends of your hair before drying and styling. You’ll be amazed how much it will help to keep split ends at bay.
7. Coconut oil
Coconut oil is an awesome moisturizer. It also is filled with antioxidants. Some other benefits is that it’s a great base for hair coloring, it’s an effective detangler and it can protect your hair from the sun’s harmful rays.
8. Lemon juice
If you want to lighten your hair without using a ton of chemicals, something that can give you the results that you are looking for is lemon juice. Also, if you put it in a spray bottle along with some water and about a teaspoon of a light oil, it can prevent your hair from drying out.
9. Essential oils
Essential oils are a miracle worker as it relates to hair growth. Lavender oil increases shine and adds moisture to naturally dry hair. Lemon oil help to relieve dandruff. Peppermint oil increases blood circulation. Chamomile oil soothes the scalp. Rosemary oil helps to prevent graying; it also helps to strengthen your hair.
Just like steam can help to open up the pores in your face in order to release toxins, it can do the same thing for the pores that are on top of your head. Plus, steam strengthens your hair and also enhances your curls so that you don’t have to weigh it down with a ton of product.
Are you surprised that onions can help with your hair growth? Don’t be. Onions have a lot of sulfur in them and sulfur is what you need in order to improve collagen which is beneficial for healthy hair and growth. You can read more about how to make and apply onion juice to your hair by clicking here.
12. Potato juice
Potato juice is also something to consider adding to your hair’s diet. By mixing it with an egg white and a bit of honey and leaving it on for a couple of hours, it deeply penetrates your hair shaft, improving hair growth.
13. Wash less
It might sound odd to recommend that you wash your hair less but here’s why it’s a such a good idea: Shampoos contain sulfates that can actually strip your hair of all of the moisture that it needs. By washing your hair less, you don’t run the risk of over-drying which always works in your favor.
14. Brush less
If your grandmother told you to brush your hair 100 strokes per day, while we hate to be the bearer of bad news, that’s actually just a myth. Brushing a lot can also lead to split ends. Also, never brush your hair while it’s wet. It will probably leave your hair in tangles and also rip some of your strands out.
15. Satin pillow covers
Something else that can dry your hair out is sleeping on cotton pillowcases. That’s why it’s best to get yourself a satin one. (Or at least to wrap your hair up at night with a satin scarf or bonnet.)
The only way that your body is ever going to get a chance to fully rejuvenate itself is by getting an adequate amount of sleep. And just how much should that be? No less than 7-8 hours each night. (Yep. Each and every night!)
Exercise improves blood circulation. And as we’ve already shared, that does wonders for hair growth. You can read about some of the best exercises for hair growth by clicking here.
Your hair doesn’t only need protein. It needs vitamins and minerals too. By taking a vitamin supplement on a daily basis, you’re able to prove your body with any nutrients that it might be missing from your diet.
19. Tea tree oil
Do you want to heal your scalp of any dandruff, eczema or simply any bacteria that may be lurking on it? Tea tree oil is a miracle cure. Sure, it smells a bit strong but try it for a couple of days and you’ll be singing its praises!
Remember how we mentioned that washing your hair less is a good idea? Well, when you wash your hair, it’s also a good idea to use a conditioner rather than a shampoo. That way, your hair can get clean without becoming completely dry in the process.
Heat (especially excessive heat) is your hair’s enemy. So, when it comes to drying it, try and give yourself enough time for it to air dry. That way, you will reduce the chances of burning it or breaking it off.