Grow Your Hair Back Fast!!! 6 Hair Growth Tips
Hair and hair styles have always been a form of expression and release for me and for many other women I know. I have tried just about every hairstyle imaginable, from having bright blonde curly hair, braids, and extensions, all the way to having a short black pixie cut. About one of the only things I haven’t tried is shaving my hair bald. (I don’t have enough guts to do so).
I will admit that all my haircuts haven’t been that great and more than a few of my hairstyles have causes some serious damage and breakage. Over the time, I have learned five hair tips that have helped me recover and grow my hair back fast.
- Cut the damage– I’m not saying that you have to do a drastic haircut, or even cut all the damage off at one time. However, when its dead, its dead. Getting rid of heat damage and cutting split ends will promote hair retention and prevent further damage which in return promotes hair growth.
- Moisturize inside and out– Make sure you drink plenty of water or eat foods high in water content that promote hydration. When hair is hydrated from the inside, it will absorb products better on the outside. Moisturize on the outside by using moisturizing hair products such as shampoos, deep conditioners, regular conditioners, and leave in conditioners. (Yes, you should use plenty of conditioners). Moisturized hair will be prone to less breakage and promote length retention as well.
- Minimize the Heat– As we all know, heat damage is one of the biggest culprits of unhealthy and damaged hair. So, the less heat you use, the better. I achieved this by wearing natural hairstyles with low manipulation and by wearing protective hairstyles where I didn’t have to touch my hair for long periods of time and allowed it to rest.
- Penetrate your scalp– Scalp penetration is something that is often overlooked, but could be very beneficial when promoting hair growth. A good scalp massage will increase blood flow to the scalp which promotes hair growth. I have found the best times to do a scalp massage would be in the shampooing stage because it also promotes a more thoroughly cleansed scalp or when moisturizing the scalp. I have found that using scalp penetrating oils such as castor, peppermint, rosemary, eucalyptus, and tea tree oil when moisturizing the scalp will make your scalp massage more effective. Be mindful that some of these oils such as peppermint, rosemary, and tea tree oil must be used with a carrier oil such as olive or coconut oil because if they aren’t, they may cause irritation to the scalp when applied directly. This is also an activity you can have someone else do… *coughs* your partner *coughs again*
- Detox– Yes you read it right, Detox. During the times I was trying to grow my hair back, I was also trying to obtain clear skin. One of the things I tried was detoxing and I noticed that when I would detox, my hair would thrive. By detoxing, you are removing all of the harmful toxins from your body and de-clogging your pores and other things that could be preventing your hair from growing. Some of the things I used to detox were detox waters, juices, and even detox pills (I have found Hums daily cleanse and the GNC’s 14-day detox to be most effective.)
- Take your Vitamins– Vitamins such as biotin have been known to promote hair growth at a significantly increased rate. Other vitamins such as vitamin E, vitamin A, collagen, keratin, as well as omega-3 fatty acids have also been known to be major contributors to fast hair growth. The easiest way to obtain these vitamins would be to take a multivitamin. However, I am one of those many people who break out from taking biotin pills no matter how much water I drink. So, I like to obtain my vitamins the old-fashion way: through food. You have to remember, you are what you eat and a healthy diet can be a major contributor to fast hair growth. Plus, it’s good for your overall health.
Hopefully, these hair tips and practices listed will be useful to you!
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My name is Takima and I am a mother of two and a college graduate. I have always had a passion for helping others and sharing my knowledge with others. So I created thehealthandbeautytips.com to discuss the things I have learned along the way.Here on this website you will find helpful tips, recommendations, and reviews for health and beauty products; as well as, hacks and recipes.