How To: Grow Your Hair Faster

Tired of reading or hearing about growing your hair faster and it turns out just to be some ad for an expensive product that probably won't work? Me too. That's why I created this post.

This last weekend was the fourth of July! I hope everyone had a great weekend, as I did! I’m not super into fireworks or anything, so I just stayed home and watched Netflix (what else?) but I did make some plans for the upcoming week.

Now this post is all about growing your hair faster, without the use of supplements or expensive products.

NO HEAT

This one’s pretty obvious, and it’s Hair Care 101. If you can, refrain from constantly blow-drying or using a straightner/curler to achieve your hair style looks. This tip also means that using really hot water when you shower isn’t the best idea. Just as using a heating iron on your hair, it can potentially fry out and damage your hair. Not what we want. Try to shower with cold water (at least for your hair).

If you can’t live without waves in your hair, Vivian Vo-Farmer has a great heatless wave tutorial that you can try out right here! Usually these tutorials don’t work out for me, but this one did, and it’s really easy! I got really nice curls (even though my hair is not nearly as long as hers) that pretty much stayed all day even without hairspray.

AIR DRY

This falls under the “no heat” rule, but I felt it needed its own category because it’s a good alternative to blow-drying and is a more general tip. After your shower (or swimming in the pool or whatnot), it’s best to let your hair air dry rather than forcefully dry through blow-drying. While your hair air dries, it’s also important to keep your hair loose and free. Pulling it tight into a ponytail isn’t good for your hair.

Remember: try not to go to sleep with your hair wet. Take your shower at least a few hours before you go to sleep.

COCONUT OIL

This stuff does wonders! Honestly I use it for so many things which I specified in this post, including my hair. Coconut oil promotes hair growth, so I usually apply a little bit throughout my hair after my shower. It’s also made my hair shiny and noticeably smoother. If you have problems with dandruff, this also helps because it works as a moisturizer, so your scalp won’t be as dry.

EAT HEALTHY

Another obvious tip: what you eat does translate to your hair. It may not necessarily make it grow faster, but because it’ll be healthier, you won’t have to chop off as much. Carrots are the easiest addition you can make to your diet. Just eat 3 whole carrots (not the baby sticks) a day and see the difference for yourself! Also keeping yourself hydrated is equally important both for your body and hair.

TRIM EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE

Split ends only travel up so making sure they don’t happen in the first place is important. Trims also get rid of any damaged hair! You don’t necessarily have to trim every week or anything, but depending how your hair is, twice a year might be a good place to start.

 

Hopefully this helped! What do you do to take care of your hair? Let me know in the comments below!

Have fun,

Samantha