Let’s face some facts. Growing out your hair can be frustrating to say the least. It’s hard to see progress in hair growth since it’s an already a slow process, and waiting months on end to finally get the results you want can be quite annoying! Play up the waiting game to your full advantage. Take charge and use these great tips to speed up the lengthy process of acquiring length!
- Herb it up!
Take more natural route to getting those stubborn locks growing faster. The How To Hair Girl suggests 4 herbs in particular that will stimulate your strands. A. Hibiscus is perfect to reverse sloth-like hair growth, as it is already known to be a great stimulator. B. Lavender is not only stimulating, but also healing to the scalp and hair. Use this to make a head of fine hair more full! C. Burdock root is another long-known growth stimulator which contains Vitamin A and many fatty acids which we know are necessary to healthy hair growth. D. kelp will keep the hair that you have already grown shielded against breakage. It is a natural strengthener for the hair.
- Hey there hydration
Proper hydration is one of the most overlooked secret pathways to long, strong, healthy hair. The simple act of hydrating your body, skin, and hair will promote hair growth and prevent dryness and breakage. The problem is that many people do not know how much water they are actually supposed to drink in a day, and only about 20% of daily hydration is acquired through food. Try out this tip to help you calculate the water intake meant for your body: take your weight, divide it by 2, then take that number and divide it by 8. the number you get is the number of cups of water you should drink per day. For example if someone weighs 150pds they would divide 75 by 8. So they’re recommended to drink 9-10 cups per day.
- Get exercise
Having trouble finding the motivation to get your workout in today? Well here is your motivation LONG HAIR! That’s right, by simply getting your blood pumping through your body and circulation through your scalp and around hair follicles is conducive to growth.
- Rub for length
Have you ever been told to massage your head to make your hair grow longer? Well, much like exercising, massaging increases circulation and blood flow to the target area. Massaging your scalp will bring blood to the area and stimulate hair growth!
- Get a little dirty
Washing your hair everyday depletes the hair and scalp of natural oils which keep it strong, hydrated, and growing. Instead, wash your hair every other day or once every three days. Your scalp may need a couple weeks to get used to this new schedule. Use our Pureology fresh approach dry shampoo if your hair starts looking greasy. Eventually your hair won’t get oily so fast and you’ll end up using the dry shampoo less and less.
- Switch up that brush!
Invest in a wide tooth comb (This is a relatively inexpensive item to pick up and it will make a world of difference!) When combing through wet hair, a wide tooth comb is ideal. Start with combing at the ends and working your way up gradually. This will not create as much breakage as a normal brush.
Hopefully these tips can help you on your way to longer stronger healthier hair!