Hair Growth Tips
Slow hair growth is a genuine concern for women and men of all ages. Fortunately though, longer, faster-growing hair is achievable with patience and proper care. However, growing long hair takes a commitment because it won’t happen overnight – especially if you’re losing them.
Assuming you are experiencing hair loss, and are also taking new medication, consult with your physician about the side effects of the medication you are prescribed. Sudden changes in your eating habits can also cause hair loss, but the effects are not permanent, and your hair will go back to normal with time.
Sudden weight loss is another known cause of hair loss, and this should be a concern if you’re losing weight too quickly by not eating enough, or over-exercising. This being said, it’s important to maintain a healthy diet for your overall health, as well as to prevent balding.
One more thing to keep in mind is that hair can become damaged by over-styling it with heat tools, teasing too frequently, over-shampooing, extended sun exposure, and improper care. Now that we’ve covered all of the basics of hair loss/damage, here are some information for how you can stimulate hair growth, naturally.
6 Hair Care Recommendations
- Trim only if you have split ends
One of the myths surrounding fast hair growth is that you have to get your hair trimmed every 6-8 weeks. In reality, you only need to get your hair trimmed if you have split ends, otherwise it won’t make your hair grow faster. You can even trim split ends yourself if you feel comfortable enough doing so. As soon as you see split ends popping up in your hair, take scissors and snip them off.
- Pat wet hair with towel
Your hair is the most vulnerable when it’s wet, so keep yourself from twisting hair or rubbing vigorously with a towel; instead, pat hair with a towel. You can also lean so that your hair is to one side, and then squeeze it with a towel to remove the moisture.
- Don’t go to sleep with wet locks
When you comb your hair after a shower or bath, use a large tooth comb or pick; begin at your ends, working your way up to the roots. Since wet hair is so fragile, you should avoid being rough with your hair. With that being said, you should avoid going to sleep with wet hair to keep it from breaking.
- Use boar bristle brush
When you’re brushing your dry hair, use a boar bristle brush. Along with this, flip your hair upside down to brush; this stimulates your scalp and hair follicles, and moves the natural oils down your hair shaft.
- Shampoo every other day
Wash your hair less frequently so that the oils your body naturally produces can moisturize it. You should also use cool water to rinse your hair after both shampooing and conditioning. This helps to keep hair shiny for longer periods of time without the use of shine sprays. The average person should wash their hair every other day or less; also note that dry shampoos are a good alternative to washing daily.
- Don’t forget to use conditioner
Conditioners should always be used after each shampoo so that the nutrients can be replenished. Avoid applying conditioner to your scalp, and rinse the conditioner completely out of your hair. Leave conditioner on your hair for one or two minutes before rinsing.