Does it feel like your hair isn't growing? Is your hair damaged after going through various chemical processes, dry from too much exposure to heat, or breaks easily from brushing too often? In order for hair to grow-especially to grow faster-it must be rehydrated, strengthened, and repaired from damage. There is no magic method that can stimulate hair growth. Hair will grow when it is healthy. Having a balanced lifestyle and taking good care of your hair and scalp can promote hair growth.
Part 1 of 4: Living a Healthy and Balanced Life
Step 1. Meet the body's fluid needs
Not drinking enough can inhibit cell growth and reproduction - hair won't grow without H2O! Good hydration is not only important for hair growth, but also ensures the body is functioning properly. Try to drink six to eight glasses of water per day.
- Replace one to two caffeinated drinks with water each day.
- Set an alarm to remind you when to drink a glass of water.
Step 2. Eat foods that promote hair growth and ensure a healthy scalp
Protein, especially keratin, is the main thing that builds hair. To encourage hair growth, have a diet rich in beans, lentils, and low-fat meats. To improve scalp health, consume foods that are naturally rich in vitamin A (dark green vegetables and sweet potatoes), vitamin C (citrus fruits), iron (low-fat red meat), and omega-3 saturated fatty acids. (avocado).
- Avoid risky current diets. Your hair will not grow if you feel your body is in trouble. The nutrients and vitamins you need to have shiny hair will be taken from the hair follicles and used to maintain the necessary functions. In some extreme cases, your hair may even fall out.
- Eggs, bananas, raisins and olive oil are also rich in the vitamins and nutrients you need to grow strong hair and maintain a healthy scalp.
- Consuming too much salt, carbonated drinks, sugar, alcohol, and white flour can hinder hair growth.
Step 3. Get at least 8 hours of sleep every night
Adequate sleep is important for a healthy and balanced life. Anxiety and stress can increase acid levels in the stomach, blocking the digestion and assimilation of proteins, vitamins, and nutrients that promote hair growth. Sometimes, too much stress can alter hormone levels, disrupt the hair growth cycle, and eventually lead to hair loss. Sleep reduces stress and promotes cell growth and cell repair.
Leave your phone, tablet or computer by your bed when it's time to sleep
Part 2 of 4: Washing, Moisturizing, Styling and Styling Hair
Step 1. Use a nourishing shampoo and conditioner
Read the labels of all your hair products carefully. Look for shampoos and conditioners that contain vitamins A, B, C and/or E. These vitamins will nourish and hydrate your hair. Avoid products that contain two or more detergents, such as sodium lauryl sulfate and ammonium lauryl sulfate. These products will pull the natural oils from your hair and cause more damage.
- If your hair is dry, look for a moisturizing shampoo. Meanwhile, for oily hair, choose a clarifying shampoo or shampoo that is capable of intensive cleaning.
- Don't wash your hair too often. Try to wash your hair one day and use only conditioner the next day.
- When shampooing your hair, apply the product directly to your scalp. Scrub until foamy and let the foam fall to the bottom of the hair.
- If you have an oily scalp, make sure you only apply moisturizer to the ends of your hair.
Step 2. Use a deep conditioner (a moisturizer that can moisturize your hair thoroughly)
Applying a deep conditioner to your hair once a week can repair, re-strengthen, and re-hydrate damaged hair from the roots to the tips. You can buy a deep conditioner at your favorite beauty store or use natural ingredients to make your own deep conditioner at home.
Step 3. Use a boar-hair brush
Combing hair with this comb will moisturize the hair while reducing frizz and improving hair texture. After using this comb, you are no longer dependent on styling products and you don't have to brush your hair too often.
- When brushing your hair, focus on spreading your hair's natural oils. A boar hair bristle brush is great for this.
- Do not use a brush with metal or plastic teeth.
- When detangling wet hair, use a wide-toothed comb!
Step 4. Trim the ends of the hair regularly
Trimming your ends regularly-about every 6 or 8 weeks-can help your hair look and feel healthy. This will not hinder hair growth. Growth occurs at the roots, not the tips of the hair.
Trimming the ends of the hair regularly can also prevent split ends from spreading and causing hair breakage
Step 5. Do not choose a hairstyle that requires it to be pulled too strongly or teasingly
Some hairstyles pull at the roots of the hair and can slow hair growth. Hairstyles that tug at the scalp, such as cornrows, braids, and high ponytails can also break hair. Cooking can also pull at the roots of the hair and damage the ends of the hair.
Step 6. Remove your hair or choose a hairdo that is not too hair-pulling
Instead of creating a bun that pulls too much on your hair and damages the roots and ends, let your hair loose naturally. When you have to tie your hair, make a loose braid. Want to run? Pull your hair back and create a loose ponytail.
Just need to make sure the hair doesn't block the eyes? You can wear a cute headband or bandana
Part 3 of 4: Protecting Hair from Heat
Step 1. Use a heat protectant
When blow-drying, straightening, or curling your hair, prevent further damage by using a heat protectant. Apply this heat protectant, which you can buy at a beauty store, before styling your hair.
Step 2. Do not blow-dry
Applying unnecessary heat to damaged hair will make it more damaged. Instead of blow-drying, let your hair dry naturally.
- Always use a heat protectant when blow-drying!
- If you have a diffuser, use it! It attaches to the tip of the blow-dryer and helps distribute the heat evenly throughout the hair.
Step 3. Limit the use of curling irons or flat irons
Just like blow-drying, curling or straightening damaged hair will only make it more damaged. If you're curling or straightening your hair, don't blow-dry it before styling it. Let hair dry naturally.
- When curling or straightening your hair, always use a heat protectant!
- Use a curling iron or flat iron that shows the temperature. As much as possible set this appliance to the lowest heat level.
Part 4 of 4: Massaging the Head Every Sunday
Step 1. Select the type of oil to be used
You can use a variety of oils to massage your head. You can choose from jojoba, coconut, olive, castor or corn oil. You can also use a variety of essential oils such as almond, lavender, or cedar wood.
Step 2. Pour a few drops of oil onto the fingertips
Pour about a tablespoon of the oil of choice into a small dish. Dip fingertips in oil. Wiggle your fingers over the plate so that excess oil falls on them.
If the bottle comes with a dropper, you can pour the oil directly onto your scalp
Step 3. Massage the scalp
With fingertips, massage the scalp to stimulate the roots. Massage the scalp for about ten minutes. Dip your fingertips into the plate of oil as needed.
If your scalp is oily, don't use too much oil. Use it sparingly
Step 4. Brush the hair with a boar hair brush
Brush hair from root to tip with this brush. This will spread the hair's natural oils and oils throughout the hair. Do not use a brush with metal or plastic teeth.
Step 5. Let the oil soak into the hair
If your hair is oily or normal, let the oil soak in for a few hours. If your hair is dry, let the oil soak into damaged hair overnight. Wrap your hair in a soft towel or wear a shower cap to prevent frizz (and keep your pillowcase from getting stained while you sleep).
Step 6. Clean the hair thoroughly
After doing this hair treatment, wash your hair with shampoo and water. You may have to wash it several times to get rid of the oil.
- Do not use hair conditioner after this treatment.
- If your hair is naturally non-greasy, you can skip this step and leave the oil in your hair if you like.
Step 7. Dry and style your hair
Dry your hair with a towel. Brush hair with a boar hair brush. Let hair dry naturally. If you want to blow-dry, use a product that protects your hair from heat. Untangle your hair, braid it, or tie it back into a loose ponytail.
- The average hair grows as much as 15 cm per year and more in hotter temperatures.
- Coloring, perming and chemically straightening hair can damage the hair shaft. Stop this process for the hair roots to heal and the hair to grow back.
- Don't brush your hair too often. Weak hair roots will fall out and hair will fall out.