Natural Tips: Grow Your Hair Longer, Faster
Long beautiful, flowing hair has long been associated with good health, beauty, vitality and youth. Women with long hair have more options due to the versatility that long hair provides. You might have had to cut your hair short for some reason and now want it to grow as soon as possible. Sadly, science has not yet come with a guaranteed and proven way to speed up the process of growing hair. Thankfully, there are some home remedies that you can use to help get your hair growing longer and faster!
While these home remedies can speed up the process of your hair growing, it’s important to be patient and consistent when using the various methods.
Natural Ways to Grow Hair Fast and Long
Potatoes: Blend three potatoes in a juicer and mix the juice with a teaspoon of honey, water and one egg yolk and apply this mixture to your hair for about thirty minutes. Rinse off with warm water and repeat this process once weekly for a number of months.
Hot Oil Massage: A hot oil massage to your scalp works wonders as it makes your hair feel softer, thicker and longer. You can use any of olive oil, coconut oil or castor oil. Applying any of these hot oils to your hair will nourish and strengthen it as it gives your hair essential minerals to make it healthy. Remember, a healthy body and healthy hair will grow faster and look better.
Onions: Boil one red onion, some cinnamon and a couple of cloves of garlic until it becomes a thick liquid. Once it has cooled down, you can massage the mixture into your hair. Just like the potatoes, this mixture also provides your hair with much needed nutrients. Rinse your hair off after about fifteen minutes. Your hair will shine like never before and you will be the “belle of the ball”. You can do this any time before you wash your hair for best results. Please be cautious if you dye your hair as the mixture will strip the color from your hair.
Egg Whites: Egg whites have incredible healing properties and help to replenish hair. Apply egg whites to your hair and watch how it transforms to healthier looking hair almost immediately. This alone will already give the appearance that your hair is longer.
Grapeseed Oil: Give yourself a grapeseed oil massage every night before retiring to bed. Oils give your hair an incredible amount of nourishment so don’t spare the oil when it comes to your hair. If your hair does become too oily, you can cut back this treatment to 2-3 times per week.
Apple Cider Vinegar: After washing your hair you should rinse it with apple cider vinegar as apple cider vinegar stimulates the follicles thereby promoting faster growth. Apple cider vinegar does not smell like ordinary vinegar but you can add some fragrant essential oil to the apple cider vinegar just to be safe.
Brandy and Aloe Vera: Mix an egg, some brandy and freshly squeezed aloe vera and apply to your hair. Leave it on for as long as possible (minimum 1 hour) for optimum results.
Dietary Changes to Make Your Hair Grow
Good general health is essential if you want to have long and healthy hair. Take a good look at your pantry and start stocking up on healthier food options if you want to enjoy beautifully long hair.
- Water flushes out toxins which only serve to keep you looking and feeling as unhealthy as possible. Drink at least 8 glasses per day to ensure optimum health. When your body is healthy, your hair is stronger and stronger hair grows quicker. Water hydrates your body and helps to keep your hair hydrated too. Hydrated hair is less likely to break and develop split ends.
- Increase your intake of fruit, whole grains, carrots, broccoli and yoghurt as all these foods encourage strong and healthy hair. Eat nuts as they supply your body and hair with essential oils.
- Vitamins and minerals are important as people who lack them tend to have weak and brittle hair. Make sure that you get all the RDA of vitamins and minerals. Folic acid encourages strong hair as do vitamins A,C and E so look to foods and supplements that contain these incredibly important vitamins and mineral. Vitamins A,C and E help your hair to be silky smooth and give added shine to your hair.
Healthy Hair Care Tips
Now that you have buttoned down how to treat your hair, here some ideas to help you maintain healthy hair. It’s important not to neglect your hair once you have implemented the above tips.
You should always handle your hair cautiously, don’t wash it every day and try to blow dry your hair less often. Blow drying your hair too much breaks your hair and causes split ends. Rather towel dry your hair gently and then comb or brush it.
Split Ends: Get rid of split ends by trimming your hair about ¼ of an inch every 6-8 weeks. Healthy hair grows at about ½ an inch each month so trimming it won’t cause you to have short hair. Most hair care experts strongly recommend getting rid of split ends for people who want to enjoy long and healthy hair. If you ignore split ends, you will end up having to cut off much more than ¼ of an inch every 2 months.
Natural Hair Care Products: There are many hair care products on the market today and this can make things confusing for women who want healthy long hair. The key is to look for natural hair care products as they are not harmful for your hair. You should use products that contain the following ingredients:
Combining the above strategies will help your hair to grow longer faster and more importantly, will help you to enjoy healthy and beautiful hair.