Long, beautiful hair is a highly sought after attribute in the world of fashion. We see it in commercials, magazines, and advertisements; pretty much everywhere we look, there are photographs of women grinning widely as their extensive, healthy hair falls behind them. However, lengthy locks are not exclusively the right of supermodels and actresses. In fact, with the use of a few household or store-bought items and the will to put in a bit of effort, you can achieve and maintain this look in no time at all! In the sections to follow, we will discuss a variety of different ways you can grow long, beautiful hair with minimal effort.
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Now onto the methods:
Hot Oil Massage
Hot oil massages are absolutely essential to promoting hair growth and the health of your scalp. This method works to moisturize the hair from the inside out, adding vital nutrients to the follicles and strengthening the core of each hair, which prevents breakage. All you need to do is heat up a hot oil treatment, massage it into your scalp and hair, and, after a few hours, wash it out. You’ll see immediate results in the health of your locks and soon enough you’ll see improvements in the length as well.
Hot oil massages can be done with a variety of essential oils, including jojoba oil, coconut oil, and olive oil. Simply pour the mixture into a small bowl, place it in the microwave for under a minute, wait until it has cooled enough for you to dip your fingers in it, and then use a comb to apply the mixture to every lock of hair.
Change Your Daily Habits
Believe it or not, one of the most prominent reasons why your hair may not be growing as fast as you’d like it to can be attributed to the way you live your life. It’s easy to go about your daily routine without thought as to how it might be affecting the health of your hair, but changing just a few small habits will do wonders for your locks.
- Drink six to eight glasses of water every day.
- Brush your hair once or twice in the morning and once or twice in the evening.
- Get rid of the blow drier.
- Eat more protein-filled foods.
- Trim one fourth of an inch off your hair every six to eight weeks.
- Eliminate silicon-based hair products from your cabinet.
- Don’t condition your scalp (just the middle and end of hair).
- Don’t wash your hair every day. (Washing every day removes natural oils that promote growth from the hair.)
- Avoid hair-styling products.
- Wear hats during the summer to shield your locks from those harmful rays.
- Never brush your hair when it’s wet.
- Buy silk-pillow covers to ensure your hair isn’t damaged while you’re asleep.
- Massage your scalp every time you wash your hair to stimulate the follicles.
- Resist the urge to put your hair in a ponytail.
- Avoid stress inducers.
- Eat healthy.
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Conditioner, Essential Oils, and Biotin
Deep conditioner treatments do wonders for unhealthy hair, adding moisture and life to even the driest of scalps. If your financial situation allows for it, the most beneficial way to insure the impact of this method is to treat your hair to a deep conditioning every week, either at your local salon or at home, provided you have the right products. Hair masks and creams to be used for this process can be purchased at some grocery stores, salons, and beauty supply stores.
- Essential Oils
Oils, including those used to create candles and incense, can also assist in promoting hair growth and health. You can apply the oils directly to your hair and leave them in until your next wash. An example of these oils and a mixture between them would be three drops of lavender oil, three drops of rosemary oil, and two drops each of thyme oil and cedarwood oil, mixed with a bit of jojoba oil.
Biotin is a Vitamin B supplement that is often found in foods, such as eggs, soy, whole grains, and liver. This particular vitamin seems to have an incredible effect on hair growth and health, often showing results after just a few weeks of treatment. Biotin can be added to your diet by either increasing your intake of the foods listed above, or taking a Biotin supplement once a day, every day.
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Natural Growth Promoters
In addition to all of the methods listed above for persuading hair to grow faster, there are also quite a few processes that involve the use of natural ingredients that can be purchased at your local grocery store. These techniques include:
- Applying egg whites to make your hair grow faster.
- Washing and rinsing your hair with potato water.
- Washing and rinsing your hair with onion water.
- Creating a potato hair mask with potato juice, egg yolks, and honey.
- Masking your hair in a mixture of aloe vera, eggs, and brandy.
- Rinsing your hair with apple cider vinegar.
- Massaging grapeseed oil into your hair every night.
- Applying palm oil to your hair once or twice a week.
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