Many people like long hair because they are beautiful and they mean youth and vitality.
Everyone grows about a half an inch hair every month, on average. Genetic factors indeed can contribute to individual difference, but the difference is not as significant as we think. However, sometimes, you will find that some friends really grow hair faster than you! As a matter of fact, they do not really have faster hair growth than you. However their hair has thicker texture and grows in higher density. What’s more, they don’t have serious hair loss problem. Therefore, it is very important to protect healthier hair. Here are 10 tips to make your hair healthier and grow faster.
1. Massage scalp
Massaging scalp not only can improve the blood circulation in your head but also stimulates the activity of hair follicles. You can grow more hair if more of your follicles become active. Thus, your hair looks longer.
- Rubbing scalp with essential oil
- Prepare one oil like peppermint, tea tree oil or lemon oil.
- Warm up the oil.
- Massage your scalp with the oil for 20 minutes.
- Leave the oil in hair for another 30 minutes.
- Rinse out the oil.
- Inversion method
- Sit on a chair.
- Flip your hair over to make your head is positioned under your heart.
- Massage scalp with finger tips for 5 minutes.
- Rub the front, back and sides of your scalp in circular motion
2. Trim your ends regularly
As we know, it’s crucial to ensure that hair grows healthily. If you have split ends, they will entangle each other and finally die off. Therefore, you had better cut a little part of your hair, which makes your hair healthier in the long term.
3. Use conditioner more often than shampoo
Most people always shampoo hair because they think that washing away dirt is good for hair. However, most of them don’t know that shampoo takes away the natural oils which are essential to keep hair soft. Over time, our hair will become drier and weaker. Therefore, it is recommended to wash hair with shampoo no more than twice a week.
Conversely, you can use conditioner whenever you wash your hair, for it can repair the damaged particles in your hair and keep it strong.
4. Apply egg mask treatment at least once a month
Eggs contain abundant protein which helps strengthen hair follicles, benefiting hair growth. Besides, hair mask’s moisture will protect hair from being dry and thin.
- Crack an egg into a bowl.
- Whisk it until it becomes smooth.
- Pour in the yogurt.
- Whisk it with the egg until the mixture becomes creamy.
- Apply it to your wet hair.
- Leave it in hair for 20 minutes.
- Rinse out the mask.
5. Don’t put your hair in a bun too often
Hair bun, trendy hair style, will structurally damage your hair and cause hair loss in the long term. Do not have a hair bun too often and do not make it too tight when you tie up your hair. Otherwise, it will cause structural damage of your hair and break the fragile strands.
You may like wrapping your hair in your bath towel after your shower even if you’re not especially fond of this hair style. However, this way will damage your hair since your hair will get entangled. The fragile strands will break when you brush your hair.
6. Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids prevent inflammation of the hair follicles because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Besides, omega-3 fats are able to protect the cells in the body and keep scalp healthy. It is recommended to eat fatty fish such as salmon, herring, or anchovies twice a week to reap the benefits of omega-3 fats. Or, you can take fish oil capsules if you’re not a fan of fish.
To maintain a high replacement rate of hair, you should eat enough protein which is the essential building blocks of hair. Otherwise, you have hair loss issues. You can easily get more proteins from meat, poultry, fish, sea food, beans, nuts and seeds.
8. Vitamins A & C
Vitamin C helps your hair stay moisturized, protects it from breakage, and protects your hair from damage caused by free radicals because of its anti-oxidant property. Besides, both vitamins A and C protect and repair bodily tissues, including hair tissues. You can easily get more vitamin A from dark leafy greens, liver, eggs, and dairy, and get vitamin C from fresh fruit and vegetables, such as berries, kiwi, and tomatoes.
It is very important to keep hydrated, for dry hair tends to break more easily. In fact, severe dehydration can stop hair growth. Besides, drinking enough water keeps hair cells healthy.
- Drink enough water every day!
- Avoid blow-drying hair as much as possible.
- Avoid hair products that contain silicones and sulfates.
If you lack in biotin, a form of vitamin B, you may have hair loss problems. You can get biotin from soybeans, beef liver, and butter.