How do I make my hair grow faster?
The question on every girl’s lips: How do I make my hair grow faster?
Typically your hair grows at the rate of a quarter to half an inch per month and that is if your hair is in good nick with minimal split ends. If you yearn for longer locks and just aren’t satisfied with the rate of your hair growth there is every possibility that your lifestyle and current haircare routine could be to blame. Read on for our pro tips on to help maximise your natural hair growth.
- Firstly, although it may seem counter intuitive, regular trims are your friend not your enemy. Rather than physically making your hair grow faster, trimming a small amount off your ends at regular intervals prevents splits causing breakage further up your hair. Most stylists recommend having as little as an eighth of an inch lopped off as often as once every two months!
- Keep your hair moisturised: styling and colouring can take its toll on your hair over time and ensuring your hair is hydrated can help to limit this damage and encourage growth. Something as simple as ensuring that you condition you hair after every wash can really help to help strengthen the hair shaft, seal the cuticle to lock in all of the nutrients.
- Incorporate a weekly mask into your haircare routine. It may sound overindulgent for those of you who are used to a more pared back hair regime, but applying an oil based treatment can work wonders for longer hair. It’s important to remember that hair that has grown beyond your shoulders is many years old and therefor needs a little more TLC to prevent breakage.
- Don’t neglect your scalp! Healthy hair starts, quite literally, with a well maintained scalp. In the same way that you exfoliate your face to remove dead skin cells, your scalp can also benefit from a good scrub. An easy DIY hack for scalp exfoliation is simply adding a couple of spoons full of granulated sugar into your shampoo and gently massaging into your scalp.
The bottom line? Healthier hair grows faster! While our hair growth hacks will undoubtedly help you in your quest for luscious long locks, there really is no miracle shortcut- patience is a virtue!