Hair growth can be a painfully slow process, especially for those of you who feel that your hair isn’t all it could be. On top of that, the hot and humid condition of this season is taking a toll on hair.
Most women simply get it trimmed because taking care of long hair in these adverse conditions is too difficult. However, caring for long hair doesn’t need to be a nightmare! In fact, you can work on growing your hair much longer than it already is in a short span of time. Let’s face it. You won’t get long hair overnight. But you can surely do some things to stimulate hair growth that will eventually get you what you want. Here is how:
Have A Healthy And Balanced Diet
A diet consisting of foods that help in hair growth such as leafy vegetables, beans, seeds, lean fish, and chicken are all excellent sources of nutrition. The health of hair, like the rest of your body, is dependent on the nourishment you provide. While a good shampoo and conditioner are essential for hair care, it isn’t the only requirement. Hair is mostly made up of protein, and thus requires protein to keep it shining. A well-balanced diet that is high in protein, vitamins, and minerals is absolutely essential.
Since hair is basically constructed of proteins, consumption of protein is important for nourishing and revitalizing hair.
Give Your Scalp A Massage
Heat a tablespoon of coconut oil. Dip your fingertips in the oil and gently massage your scalp in a circular motion. Not only does a scalp massage feel great, but it also helps stimulate blood circulation. It also mobilizes oils from the scalp that strengthen the roots and keep your hair moist.
Trim Your Hair Regularly
While this may seem counter-intuitive to someone looking to grow their hair, it is rather important if you want balanced hair growth. Damaged hair, filled with split ends, inhibit the growth and health of hair by causing thinning, and breakage. Hence, getting your hair regularly trimmed to avoid unhealthy split ends is essential for enhanced hair length. If you have ever had split ends, you know what a nuisance they can be, especially for the people with dry or damaged hair. Regularly trimming your hair ensures a reduction in the number of split ends and gives your hair every chance of growing. However, make sure you don’t overdo the trimming, and either cut your hair too short or cut it too regularly.
Keep Your Hair Clean
Use a good quality shampoo and make sure that it suits your hair. Massaging the scalp gently and properly while shampooing improves blood circulation in the scalp and promotes hair growth. But try to go easy on the cleaning too. Shampooing every day can dehydrate hair and strip away essential oils required for hair growth.
Don’t Brush Too Often
Brush your hair for not more than five to 10 minutes every day. To ensure that there is no breakage or hair loss; make sure to brush gently, especially when your hair is wet.
Protect Your Hair
Every time you head out into the dust and heat, you’re stripping your hair of moisture. Always ensure you cover your hair with a scarf or a hat when you are outside.