While short hair is a popular fashion choice, most women would love to be able to grow their hair long and healthy. Long hair is associated with beauty, youth and vitality – and there are so many different ways to style it!
Learning how to make your hair grow faster naturally is easy, you just have to know the right methods! And I am going to give you super tips on how to return to thick, luscious, long locks!
1. Work from the inside out.
Before looking for outer ways of increasing you hair length, work from the inside out.
Did you know that what you eat actually makes a difference in how fast your hair grows? If you eat a lot of protein-rich foods, you will see a huge difference in the quality of your hair, as well as the speed with which it grows. Things like fish, eggs, fresh fruits and vegetables, and even different meats all make a difference, so cut down on junk food and focus on healthy meals. Your digestive tract is like the soil that your hair and skin grow in; if the soil isn’t healthy, the plants won’t bloom properly. Hair is very sensitive to diet, stress, hormones, medications, even smoking. Yes don't smoke!
From your skin to your hair, you will find amazing beauty benefits from getting enough Omega 3 fish oil, either through eating enough of the right kinds of fish or taking flavorless fish oil pills each day. Here’s a list of fish that are high in omega-3 fatty acids:
  • Albacore tuna
  • Salmon
  • Clams
  • Sardines
  • Halibut
  • Herring
  • Trout
  • Shrimp
  • Black cod
  • Anchovies
  • You can also get lower levels of Omega-3 oils from ground flaxseeds and nuts, especially walnuts.
  • Almonds: These nuts will make your hair grow faster and thicker due to their high biotin content. One cup contains nearly one-third of your daily requirement. You should be able to see the results in a month or two of adding them to your diet.
  • Yellow bell peppers have nearly five and a half times more vitamin C than oranges (341 milligrams, as opposed to 63). This is good news for your locks since vitamin C is an antioxidant that strengthens the hair shaft and hair follicles, as well as prevents breakage.
    Sweet Potatoes. These are loaded with beta carotene, the precursor for vitamin A that not only promotes a healthy scalp but  promotes hair growth. But choose foods loaded with beta carotene over supplementing with high doses — like over 2500 milligrams — of vitamin A from retinol since it can be toxic at very high levels.
    Avocados: Due to their high concentration of essential fatty acids naturally found in skin cells (which help to keep your skin smooth and supple), avocados are an age-old beauty secret.
    Increase your intake of B vitamins, biotin, and folate. Vitamin B6 can be found in veggies like kale, brussel sprouts, and broccoli, while vitamin B12 is found mostly in animal products like fish and dairy, as well as various cereals and nut milks (good if you're vegan.) You can find folate in foods such as beets, berries, whole grains, and lentils. Some of the best foods for biotin are peanuts, almonds, walnuts, avocado, and salmon.
    Spirulina is high in B12, a vitamin many of us are deficient in. 1 tablespoon of spirulina has 70% of your daily Vitamin B12 requirements and 4 grams of protein. Spirulina is rich in iron, Vitamin A and chlorophyll, which boost blood flow, alkalize the blood and aid in immune function. Spirulina detoxes your body from the inside out. It increases your beauty by helping your hair and nails to grow faster and look healthier, and it also clears up acne.
    2. Drink plenty of water
    Water helps the body to process and flush out toxins faster, which makes it a quick and easy natural method that will make your hair grow a lot faster. If you drink about 8 cups of water a day, not only will your body feel better, but your hair will get stronger. The stronger the hair, the faster that it grows. Drinking water also keeps your hair hydrated from the inside out. Hydrated hair is happy hair because, when dry, your hair is much more likely to break.
    3. Scalp care
    The key to great looking hair is a healthy scalp.

    Hot Oil Scalp Massages.This is one of the coolest tips for making your hair grow faster ever and it really works! Just heat up a hot oil treatment, rub it into your scalp, wait a little while, and you'll see the difference -- your hair will feel thicker, softer, and longer! You can always use a  homemade hot oil treatments like Jojoba oil, coconut oil, olive oils, almond, castor oil and most other oils you like will do wonders; just heat it up and apply thoroughly. 

    Egg treatment. A lot of people believe that this tip concerning how to make your hair grow faster doesn't work well, but eggs have been known for their healing properties and their ability to replenish hair and restore its softness and shine! Just crack open a few eggs,  and make an egg mask for your hair, leave it for about 30-40 min. Your hair will look ten times healthier instantly and will feel a lot stronger as well -- which, ultimately, will allow your hair to grow faster! 

    Aloe Vera & Brandy. If you're looking for ways to make your hair grow faster, break open the bottle! It sounds insane, but it works. You squeeze some aloe from the leaves – fresh aloe is key – and some brandy together, leave it on your scalp for at least an hour (or for better results, longer!), and then wash and rinse. It works so good!

    Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse. If you're looking for really long hair, apple cider vinegar is the trick! Basically, you want to mix apple cider vinegar with a bit of water and then use it to rinse your hair after every shampoo. This will stimulate your hair follicles and help it grow much quicker! Some vinegar has a noticeable odor afterwards, but apple cider is a safe variety. If you still notice a smell or simply want to play it safe, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to your vinegar when you rinse.

    No Conditioner on Your Scalp. This is the number one thing that my fabulous hair colorist Ludovic demands from me. Never under any circumstance should you apply hair conditioner to your scalp! Shampooing your scalp is essential, of course, but conditioner tends to create flyaways and makes hair look frizzy and messy. It also tends to weigh your hair down and, most importantly, could lead to dandruff. And as you know, long, healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp. To do it right, put your hair in a ponytail and apply the product from the hair elastic down. 

    Silk Pillow Covers. If you use cotton pillow covers, I'm pretty sure you find at least a few strands of hair on your pillow every morning. The solution? Change to silk pillow covers! They are much gentler on your hair because they don't cause as much friction; therefore, you can toss and turn all you want without the fear of your hair getting caught. Also, silk is supposed to be better for your skin as well, since silk covers are not as "grabby" as cotton ones. By sleeping on silk, there are less chances of getting wrinkles when you sleep on your side. Win-win! Plus silk covers just feel so much better!

    No hair dye directly on your scalp, leave 1/4 inch – This keeps irritation away from your follicles

    Massage Scalp! I have this weird habit I do when I’m at home watching tv or just relaxing. I LOVE to massage or just touch my scalp roots using my finger tips. I love how my scalp feels. This brings a lot of blood flow to the area and feeds your hair follicles making your hair grow. I do this every day! With all the good quality products I use, my hair feels luxuriously soft. Never pull or tug the hair, just massage the scalp.This is a great trick to make your hair grow faster.

    4. DO NOT and solution!

    • wash your hair every day. This is a biggie! You’re stripping your hair of its moisturizing oils. Over-washing your hair can make it fragile and prone to breaking. Most dermatologists and stylists agree that washing every day is unnecessary. Wash your hair somewhere between every other day to every 4 days.If your hair is oily and you feel like you have to wash it every day, there is hope! It’s about a week to two week process but you can train your hair to produce less oil.
    • brush your hair while wet. This is so so so bad for it! It strains it and can lead to breakage,  because hair is weakest when it’s wet. Please stop! Let your hair air dry.  Always use conditioner and leave it in at least 3 minutes before you rinse.
    • use a blowdryer. I know it’s a hard habit to break, but you’re killing your hair with the heat. If you need to blow dry your hair, only do it half way.
    • use hair dye, permanent, demi, etc. You’re doing irreversible damage. If you need to dye your hair, try natural alternatives: tea, black walnut hulls. Do your research! Your hair will thank you in non-breakage and non-dryness.
    • use a straightener or curling iron every day. Only use them on occasion, and protect your hair when you do! Try using a natural heat protectant. If you need to curl your hair, look up heatless ways to do so.
    • dry your hair with a towel. Instead of using a towel to dry your hair, invest in a turbie twist or just lightly squeeze out excess water from root to tip, and let drip dry. You can also put your hair up in a pair of (clean) boxers to lessen the roughage if you can’t get a turbie twist and also don’t want your hair dripping all over you.
    • neglect getting your hair cut. You don't need to trim it every month or “x” weeks, but you do need to trim when you have split ends. They WILL continue to split and your hair will not be pretty nor will it be long and strong.
    • pull your hair back into a tight ponytail or bun every day. This will cause breakage over time. If you need to pull your hair back, try using bobby pins or a big clip that will hold it back, but with less damage potential. Maybe even a loose braid will do. Also never sleep with your hair in a tight hair tie.
    • *if you can, drop traditional shampoo, conditioner, and styling products all together. Your hair doesn’t need to be coated in chemicals to be pretty! You’d be surprised at what your hair can do/looks like when there aren’t chemicals clinging to it! No products with Sodium laureth sulfate in them.
    • Don't forget to moisturize and deep condition hair. Moisturize as often as possible, saturate it and try to do it everyday or at least every other day. A good deep conditioning treatment replenishes your hair and restores moisture balance. Deep condition your hair at least once every 2 weeks or so, no longer than every 3 weeks.
    • Don’t use a normal comb, use a wide-tooth comb or detangler brush up under that warm flowing water and work the kinks out. You’ll notice:

      • Your hair will be easier to comb through.
      • You will have less hair breakage.
      • Your hair will be easier to manage.
    • Do not stress. I know that considering our lifestyles today, stress is as much a part of our life as, say, television or the internet, but given the connection between stress and hair loss, you have to try your very best to get it under control. Stress management classes, yoga, spending more time with loved ones, dancing, calming music and, most importantly, adequate sleep will certainly help get rid of stress and ultimately lead to better hair, glowing skin, and a better you!
    5. BE PATIENT!

    One of the strongest personality traits of women who know how to grow longer hair is patience. Follow these rules:

    • Have patience.
    • Be consistent.
    • Give it time.

    Do these things along with following the other tips and you now know how to grow long hair! And send me some pics ;)

    P.S. Please, research things that you take into your body that are marketed as natural hair growth products, some are good some can be potentially dangerous.

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