Did you know your scalp has the total amount of follicles you will ever have since the day you are born? According to The American Academy of Dermatology (https://www.aad.org/public/kids/hair/how-hair-grows) on average, the hair on your head grows about ½ inch per month, this means your hair grows 6 inches per year. How fast your hair grows also depends on certain factors such as your age, hair type and your overall health condition.
Are you looking for ways to increase your hair length? Enviably long hair can be yours too, all it requires is patience and a little bit of effort. Small changes in your hair care routine can reap numerous benefits. If you think your hair does not grow at your desired rate, don’t reach for the extensions just yet. Try our nifty tips and experience the difference for yourself.
Tip #1: You Are What You Eat
What you apply on your hair affects your hair just as much as what you put inside your body. Making intelligent choices can help feed your hair and strengthen them from deep within. Similarly, nutritional deficiency can reduce your hair growth and structure. Include protein rich foods such as beans, fish, whole grains and nuts. Add vitamin A, C and E along with iron, omega-3 fatty acids and zinc can all lead to improved hair. Eating eggs is a sure way to increase your hair length since the yolk is rich in vitamins which moisturizes hair and makes it resistant to damage. Egg yolk is also packed with folate, biotin, vitamin A and D. Instead of just putting it on your plate you can also apply it as a growth booster hair mask. Simply mix it with your choice of hair oil and apply from root to tip for an hour, then wash off.
Tip #2: Keep Your Hair’s Natural Oils
If you are someone who shampoos on the regular, ditch this habit immediately. As crazy as it may sound try shampooing two to three times a week only as it allows your natural oils to seep into your hair, repair and hydrate itself. However, if you work out, do yoga or indulge in other physical activities which can lead to sweating in the hair then washing your hair is more beneficial for you. Perspiration can dry out your scalp and prevent new hair growth.
Tip #3: Try Oiling Frequently
Oiling your hair on the regular is probably the most vital step you can incorporate in your haircare routine. Herbion skin and hair oil products work exceptionally well. Herbion Hair Oil contains Acacia Concinna, Almond Oil, Coconut Oil, Lawsonia Inermis, Menthol, Olive Oil, Phyllanthus Emblica and Tea Tree Oil. This unique hair oil penetrates deep into the scalp and gives you powerful results of overnight oiling in just one hour. Herbion Almond Oil for Hair is ideal for strengthening the hair while adding shine.
Tip #4: Taking the Right Multivitamins
If your diet is not the healthiest, perhaps it is time for you to add a multivitamin to your morning routine. Choose multivitamins especially targeted towards hair, nails and skin. Read the label and opt for tablets with Biotin, vitamin B and C. Multivitamins can also prevent premature graying of hair, improve your nails and hair.
Tip #5: Cool Rinse
If you enjoy taking warm showers, try turning down the temperature it will prevent drying out your hair and skin. Instead bathe with cold water, it seals the cuticle and invigorates the hair.
Tip #6: Choose the Right Shampoo
You might want to rethink the shampoo you are putting on your hair. Check out our range of best herbal shampoos they give you superior results and luxuriously luscious locks. Herbion Olive Shine Lock shampoo is ideal for dry and damaged hair. It prevents dandruff by moisturizing the hair. Furthermore, it reduces the occurrence of split ends and frizz, while locking in keratin and making hair grow shinier. Herbion Naturals Bamboo Shampoo is perfect for those looking to improve strength and length. It boosts circulation in the scalp. Loaded with silica, it prevents hair thinning and adds shine to dull strands. Herbion Natural Anti-Dandruff Shampoo makes hair softer and voluminous. The warming properties of ginger improve blood circulation in the hair follicles which leads to faster hair growth. Gingerol in this shampoo prevents hair breakage and damage.
Tip #7: Detangle with Love
Brushing right after you have stepped out of the shower with hair drenched wet is not the best idea as your hair is the most susceptible to damage at this point. Wait for your hair to be a little dry then brush them gently first with your fingers to loosen any knots, once you are done you can brush with a wide tooth comb starting from the tips and gradually working your way towards the scalp.
Tip #8: Silk Pillowcase
While most of us use cotton pillowcases, a silk pillowcase is much more comfortable. It reduces tangles and breakage which allows you to maintain your length. This tip is also great for avoiding wrinkles and looking your best for longer.
Tip #9: Avoid Hair Dyes
If you want beautiful long hair, it is best to stay away from dying your hair. Hair dyes are packed with chemicals that can make hair brittle and prone to breakage. Using hair bleach can lead to split ends and dull strands. Try maintaining your natural hair color, after all, you are beautiful just the way you are.
Tip #10: Try Not to Use Hot Tools
We cannot stress enough how important this tip is. Blow drying, curling and straightening can make you look amazing, but it can also ruin your hair over time. The high temperatures lead to hair breakage, frizz and split ends. If you must use hot tools, generously apply a heat protection spray first.
Leaving your hair open or securing it in a bun or braid is gentler on the hair rather than tying tight high ponytails. Securing hair tightly can lead to breakage. Additionally, investing in high-quality tools such as hair brushes, hot tools and even scrunchies can prove beneficial for your hair. The better the quality, the better it will treat your hair.