Help Grow Your Hair Longer (And, Like, A Bit Faster) With These Ways – Part 1

Growing hair long is a tedious process. What should we keep in mind? Here are some tips to grow healthy hair

Help Grow Your Hair Longer (And, Like, A Bit Faster) With These Ways – Part 1

Here It Comes To Be All About Hair Health. 

When it is about growing out your hair, here is all the news: 

That is supposed to give you Rapunzel-length hair overnight there is no magic hair vitamin or DIY hack. Celebrity hairstylist Mark Townsend says only if your hair is already in a super-healthy state with minimal split ends, you can blame that on the fact that hair grows only ½ inch every month. There are few things you can do to help speed up the process a little as the good news though is that if you feel like your hair isn’t growing fast enough whether that’s due to heat damage, genetics, hormones, you name it. 

To keep in mind what then is the biggest thing? You will want to swap damaging habits for healthy ones since healthy hair=longer hair. On the very best ways to grow your hair faster ahead, dermatologists, trichologists, and hairstylists weigh in. It’s never a bad idea to book an appointment with a doctor to chat through your options as the hot tip is if you still feel like your hair isn’t growing at the right speed. 

#1: Try Caffeine Treatments To Grow Hair                                                                                                                                                                     

If you are trying to grow your hair longer it turns out that caffeine is a really excellent ingredient. We mean adding a caffeine spiked hair product to your styling routine rather than talking about drinking an extra cup of coffee every morning. Caffeine not only helps stimulate blood flow to your scalp whereas it also counteracts DHT, the hormone responsible for hair loss according to dermatologist Dhaval G. Bhanusali. 

Caffeine usually takes two to three months for results to kick in as a heads up that won’t see a difference in your hair density or length overnight. If you are after longer, thicker hair, then start using one of the shampoos, scalp serums, or leave-ins ASAP. 

#2: Focus On Scalp Care 

You need to pay attention to your scalp if you are trying to grow your hair fast. Bridgette Hill, trichologist and colourist at Paul Labrecque Salon and Skincare Spa is of the opinion that as the dermis contains our hair follicles, glands, nerves, blood vessels, collagen, elastin fibres, and fat cells, the two most important layers of the skin in relation to the scalp are the dermis and the epidermis. Impacting the rate of hair growth and the health of your hair fibre is introducing proper scalp care into your hair care routine.

Hill then says it helps minimise shedding and loss when you take care of your scalp and you are actually ensuring that blood and nutrients can easily flow to their hair follicle. Therefore, what then does scalp care look like for you? You will want to invest in a scalp oil, mask, or serum for starters. 

Since the rough ingredients in scalp scrubs can actually create micro-abrasions on the scalp which can lead to the production of harmful bacteria and fungi, Hill says she prefers oils or cream-based masks versus grainy exfoliants. Whereas it is not ideal at all. To help increase circulation and decongest the scalp instead use oil or mask with scalp-stimulating ingredients like peppermint, tea tree, or citrus-based oils. 

Go ahead and buy a scalp shampoo to use after your treatment while you are at it. Where you apply the product directly on your scalp not just your hair letting it sit for five minutes before rinsing and conditioning, Hill suggests giving yourself a proper shampoo once a week. To help easily distribute the shampoo through your scalp you can even buy a hair-colour applicator bottle at a beauty supply store. 

#3: Trim Your Hair To Maintain Length 

Here is the age-old beauty debate. One thing’s for sure: if you are after long, healthy-looking hair frequent trims are a non-negotiable even though experts are divided on the concept of trimming your hair to make it grow faster. Also keeping it from ever getting longer past a certain point, living with frayed, split ends will eventually cause your hair to break farther up on the strand which will not only make your hair look way thinner. 

Townsend now says, if you were to get consistent trims, your hair will actually be shorter un-cut than it would be. To prevent split ends before they even start, he suggests asking your stylist to take just an eighth of an inch off your hair every 10 to 12 weeks. 

#4: Consider Hair-Growth Vitamins 

Without talking to your doctor, let us preface this by saying that hair supplements are not a miracle cure definitely shouldn’t be taken. Meaning that they can contain any ingredients they want and can claim whatever they want as hair vitamins aren’t actually regulated by the FDA.

Your body is typically already loaded with the hair-strengthening ingredients you will find in supplements and doubling your dose won’t actually make a difference if you follow a somewhat balanced diet. Trichologist Dominic Burg, the chief scientist at Evolis Professional, says it gets rid of the rest as your body keeps only what it needs.

You might not be getting the proper amount of nutrients you need to grow healthy, long hair in case you don’t eat balanced meals or you are in an intense period of stress or trauma. Which can leave you vitamin deficient, in this case, your body will shut down your hair growth first and redirect nutrients and energy to the organs that need it most, says Burg.

Make sure to first check-in with your doctor if you think you might be vitamin deficient, you could be an solid candidate for supplements. That they won’t interact with any medications you are currently taking, you will want to make sure you are taking the right amount of vitamins. 

#5: Shampoo Less To Lock In Moisture 

Townsend now says especially when you are trying to grow it long, it’s shocking to see how many people skip conditioner when showering which is the worst thing you can do for your hair. It's actually shampoo that you should be skipping as much as possible in reality.

The reason is as follows: most shampoos are filled with harsh soaps called sulphates which strip away natural oils you need for long, healthy hair as the purpose of shampoo is to wash away dirt and product build-up. Letting the suds slide down the rest of the hair as the water rinses the formula away when you do need to cleanse your hair make sure to choose a sulphate-free shampoo and only lather up at your scalp. 

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