Whenever you see commercials of any kind of hair product, you just can't help but sigh. It has always been your dream to sport a long hairdo, but it takes a long time before your hair grows, so you always end up having it trimmed.
There are no secrets to growing the hair fast, but you can definitely stimulate its growth. The average growth of hair is about 1.5 cm per month or a bit more for some people. It all depends on the genes and other factors, such as diet, exercise and lifestyle. While you cannot do anything about the genes, you can focus on the other factors that affect hair growth. Here are some effective tips on how you can make it happen.
1. Make it a habit to massage your scalp.
You can do a bit of the massage every day or perform a thorough one once a week. The goal here is to improve the blood circulation in the scalp, which can help in sending the nutrients to the roots of the hair.
One technique that you can follow in massaging the scalp is by cupping your hair with all your fingers and gently pull it until you feel the tension. You must feel pleasant while doing the massage, so make sure that you do not overdo it, otherwise it is going to be painful.
You can also try the tapping massage. You simply have to put your fingertips on your scalp and begin tapping. Again, you have to be gentle and avoid putting too much pressure to the point that it already hurts. For the massage to be more effective, you can dip your fingers in massage oils that are beneficial to the hair before you begin the process. These oils include coconut, olive oil, jojoba and many more.
You can also let the brush massage your scalp. Apply a few drops of essential oils onto your scalp and begin brushing it. If you have dry hair, it is okay if you don't rinse it after the massage, but make sure that you wrap it with a soft towel so that the oil won't get into your covers and pillow case. For those who have normal and oily hair, it is best if you will rinse it before you go to bed.
2. Stay hydrated all the time.
Drink lots of water and as often as necessary. Make sure that your skin does not get dehydrated, or else, this will result in unhealthy hair, which breaks easily and takes a long time to grow. This step is beneficial to your overall health because the fluid works in clearing out the toxins from your system.
3. Lead a healthy lifestyle.
Having too many vices can slow down the growth of your hair. You can indulge on occasional drinking and smoking, but do not make these vices part of your daily routine. Make sure that you are always eating right. Instead of following fad diets, it is better if you are going to choose healthy food items and eat in moderation.
Exercise and sweat it out. Keep yourself in shape and in top form. You must also get enough rest every day. While it is natural to encounter problems, you must never let these circumstances stress you out. Too much worrying can lead to stress, which can affect the hair growth and can even cause hair fall. Deal with your problems, but you must never allow these to get the best out of you.
4. When you shampoo your hair, make sure that it reaches the roots.
Gently massage the shampoo into your scalp before you rinse it. Choose the kind of shampoo with Vitamins A, B, C and E. Apply a deep conditioner once or twice a week. If your hair is often unmanageable, it is recommended that you brush it before you shower. This will help in untangling the hair while spreading the natural oil on your scalp and improving its blood circulation.
5. As much as possible, dry your hair the natural way.
Avoid using a blow dryer and other heated tools on your mane.
6. Avoid fixing your hair in styles that require too much pulling, such as a tight ponytail and braids.
While having regular trims won't contribute to the speed of your hair growth, it will get rid of split ends and other hair problems, which can result in a healthier and shinier mane.