10 Things You Can Do To Speed Up Hair Growth

Today I am sharing eleven things you can do at home to speed up hair growth. Sometimes we unintentionally do things that stands in the way of our hair growing, or that are damaging to our hair and scalp. To find out more, keep reading.

10 Things You Can Do To Speed Up Hair Growth

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Take It Easy With Heat Styling Tools

Heat styling tools like hairdryers, straightening or curling irons may get in the way of hair growth and end up damaging your hair. If you must use these tools, try to do the following:

  • Apply heat protectant product beforehand
  • Adjust the tool to the coolest setting
  • Work fast so that your doesn’t touch the tools for too long
  • Avoid using them every day

Keep Your Stress Levels Low

Ongoing stress can have an influence on your hair, skipping the stage that helps it grow. You might also be at a higher risk of getting alopecia areata. This condition causes the immune system to attack hair follicles.

You can also get trichotillomania which is a health condition that causes a strong impulse to pull out one’s hair. If you have a stressful job, try to find ways to help you manage stress like yoga, meditation, or other stress-lowering practices.

Regular Trims

When you go for a haircut, the weakest part – the ends – of hair strands are cut off. Split ends travel upwards to your hair shifts which slows down hair growth. You don’t have to cut off too much because your hair grow about half an inch every month. Aim for cutting ¼ off around every three months or so.

Be Mindful About Colour Treatments

Chemical hair treatments like permanent hair dye weakens your strands, making them more likely to break.  Try to choose a colour that is close to your own colour – about three shades – to minimise the amount of damage. Remember to do a spot test before doing your whole head.

Avoid Fast Weight Loss Fad Diets

If you want to lose weights, avoid diets that leads to rapid weight loss and causes negative side effects. For instance, a protein deficiency will result in your body trying to compensate for it which means lower priority areas like  hair growth will be impacted.

Once your nutrition levels are back on track, your hair will continue to grow. Slower paced weight loss diets are healthier and will help with keeping the weight off.

Watch Out For Nutrient Deficiencies

There really are no supplements that can make your hair grow quicker. However, if you have any nutrient deficiencies, it will impact your hair.  For example, an iron deficiency will cause anemia that triggers hair loss. Vitamin B biotin, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins D and B, and zinc play a huge role in healthy hair growth.

Let Hair Dry Naturally

You can damage hair cuticles or break strands when you’re brushing your hair when it’s dripping wet. The same goes for using heating tools on hair that are still very wet. For straight hair, it’s best to let it dry naturally, and for curly or textured hair, use a wide-tooth comb on damp hair to get rid of tangles.

Be Gentle With Your Hair

If your hair are prone to breaking, you need to take extra special care of it.

  • Do not over wash hair – wash your hair weekly or every other week
  • Use a hot oil treatment on your hair every two weeks or so

Use Conditioner

Try to apply conditioner every time you shampoo, as it will help strengthen and manage it while protecting it from harmful UV rays.  For extra fine hair, only apply conditioners to the bottom of the hair.

Consider a Head Massage

Frequent head massages may assist with hair growing thicker, however more research is required. On the other hand, head massages can proof helpful with easing stress that is a contributor of hair loss, not to mention they feel fantastic. You can invest in a scalp massaging tool or gently massage your scalp and head every day, using your fingers.

Conclusion

I hope these 10 things you can do to speed up hair growth has been insightful and that you will implement a few of them to see if it makes a difference.

Sending you much love, light, and  healthy hair vibes.

Anthea

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