Discovering how to make your hair grow faster 🚀can be difficult, especially if you want to go the natural way🌱. I know that when I cut all of my hair off 💇🏼 (it was down to the middle of my back and I went up to just above my shoulders), I was devastated 😫. I liked it for a week, but after that, I wanted my hair back 🙏. 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 30 super tips on how to return to thick, luscious, long locks 😍👑!
1. Trim Your Hair Every 6-8 Weeks
While it might seem weird to trim your hair while you are growing it out, you want to cut the dead ends off. In fact, it's essential when you're learning how to make your hair grow faster. Yes, hair does grow from your roots and trimming your split ends isn't a way to make your hair grow, per se. But if you don't take care of split ends, it could result in breakage and unhealthy hair, and you certainly don't want that when you're trying to grow your hair, do you? Trimming 1/4th of an inch of your hair every 6-8 weeks is great for you! We've gotten a lot of feedback on this tip but 9 out of 10 experts agree: you have to get rid of the dead ends or you'll pay for it in the long run. Remember, you want your hair to be long and healthy, not just long!
2. Get Hot Oil Scalp Massages
If you have a best friend or a better half, why not let them give you a hot oil scalp massage? 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! While you can always use a store-bought treatment, homemade hot oil treatments work just as well. Jojoba oil, coconut oil, olive oils, and most other oils you like will do wonders; just heat it up and apply thoroughly.
3. Apply Egg Whites to Make Your Hair Grow Faster
A lot of people believe that this tip concerning how to make your hair grow faster doesn't work well, but egg whites 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, strain out the yolks, and make an egg white mask for your hair. 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!
4. Drink Water for Healthy Hair
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.
5. Brush Your Hair with Care
I'm not saying over brush your hair though. We aren't Marcia Brady who brushed her blond hair 100 times every night. Brushing the hair once or twice in the morning and once or twice at night will stimulate the circulation in your scalp, feeding the hair follicles and ensuring undisturbed hair growth. However, when your hair is wet, never brush it. That causes severe breakage, which ultimately foils hair growth. Use a comb instead -- wide-toothed combs are fine, especially if you experience tangles.
6. Do Not Blow Dry when Possible
I blow dry and straighten my hair every single day, so I know how horrible how hard it will be to avoid your products when you're learning how to make your hair grow faster. If you cut down on the blow drying though, I promise that your hair will be healthier and you won't have nearly as many split ends. I know that I've cut down to just four times a week (that's still a lot!) and I can already see a difference!
7. Don't Skip on Protein-Filled Foods if You Want Longer Tresses
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.
8. Use That Potato Water for Your Hair
Your hair can actually get really dry and really brittle if you are lacking a lot of vitamins in your system. Vitamin B, for example, as well as optimal amounts of vitamin A and C are crucial for hair growth, so stock up on your vitamins and I promise your hair will get longer and thicker! Or, yes, you can definitely wash and rinse with potato water to get your vitamins! Daily multivitamins are helpful as well, as are vitamin treatments, or you can eat vitamin-rich foods.
9. Conditioner Treatment
In order to grow really long hair, you have to have a super healthy scalp and also keep your own hair in good health. A deep conditioner treatment each week honestly helps! Every time I do a conditioner treatment, my hair feels like silk afterwards. You can either request such a treatment in your salon when getting your next hair cut, or do it at home with any natural hair treatment you buy. I personally love Leonor Greyl's Creme Generatrice, which was recommend to me by my fabulous hair stylist Ludovic. It does not give an instant result, like silicon-based Kerastase Masquintense Mask does, but the result it gives over time is much better in the long run. What types of treatments do you ladies use?
10. Essential Oils
If you want to make your hair grow faster, essential oils can really help. Essential oils can be used all over your body, but if you're trying to grow your hair? I suggest mixing three drops of lavender oil, three drops of rosemary oil, and two drops each of thyme oil and cedarwood oil, along with some jojoba oil. All of this should go right onto your head and, I promise, the mixture will enhance your hair and make it grow that much faster! Try it!
11. Use Onion Water for That Fab Long Hair
You might not think that onions can be used for anything except cooking, but that's definitely not the case. Boil some onions in water and use the water on your hair -- no lie! It'll make it grow super fast and it'll give it an awesome sheen that everyone will be jealous of! Don't worry, there's no danger of a lingering bad smell, especially after you rinse. If you're still worried, just try this method during a weekend in -- you can even invite some girlfriends over to join you!
12. Potato Mask Also Helps
You probably think I am crazy, right? Using a potato to grow your hair? Well, it works! Just juice 3 potatoes, add in one egg yolk and some honey, and you've got yourself an awesome potato hair mask! This will absolutely help make your hair grow faster and it's natural! It works in much the same way as the potato water, but better -- the egg yolk and honey add lots of moisture.
13. 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 – mix an egg 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, my hair is wicked long now!
14. 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.
15. Grapeseed Oil is Another Way to Make Your Hair Grow Fast
Finally, you know how I mentioned hot oil treatments? Well ladies, grapeseed oil treatments are actually the best! Just give yourself a grapeseed oil scalp massage every night and I promise, you'll see a huge difference! If your hair starts to get oily, you can start doing the treatment 2-3 times a week instead. If your hair isn't growing because it's in any way damaged, then that nightly regimen is a must but it's definitely going to help.
16. Stay Away from Silicon-Based Hair Care Products
Although silicon-based hair care products create an illusion of healthier, smoother hair, they are actually bad for your hair in the long run. Why? Because they tend to coat the hair shaft and seal out moisture, clogging hair follicles, making your hair weaker, and eventually preventing your hair from faster growth. This applies to even the most luxurious silicon-based products, like Kerastase! So stay away from them as much as possible.
17. Use Natural Hair Products to Make Your Hair Grow Faster
When all is said and done, nothing is better for your precious tresses than all natural hair care products. There are many brands to choose from but the brand I like the most and that top hair stylists recommend unanimously is Leonor Greyl shampoos, conditioners, and treatments. But really, any good natural brand will do. Whenever possible, make sure to use your own homemade natural products as well, as with the hot oil treatments. Over time, you will notice that your hair is longer and healthier, not to mention grateful!
18. 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.
19. Hair Conditioner in a Steam Room
Whenever possible, leave your conditioner on for 10 minutes and sit in a steam room. The heat in the steam will help the conditioner penetrate deeper into the hair and will ensure the best absorption of nutrients by your hair. It will instantly become healthier, silkier, and eventually longer! An alternate way to do this is wash your hair, put on conditioner, and wrap your head with a hot towel.
20. Space out Your Hair Washes
I know that many people think that washing your hair every single day is a necessity, but think about how much harm all that shampoo and conditioner is doing to your hair. Forget about growing, your hair will have a hard enough time simply trying to survive after being exposed to all those harsh chemicals on a daily basis. Ideally, you should wash your hair twice or thrice a week. If you need to, use dry shampoos in between. This way, your hair will produce its natural protective oils and will get a chance to do what it does best: grow!
21. Avoid Hair Styling Products if You Want Your Hair to Grow Fast
Yes, we all need a little product every now and then to make our tresses behave, but no matter how expensive these hair styling products are, the best thing for your hair and its growth would be to go au naturel. Instead of using products, style your hair as always and finish off with a cold blow out that will make it stay in place without harming it with over-drying chemicals.
22. Use Palm Oil Weekly or Even Daily when on Vacation
Palm oil is an excellent source of Tocotrienols, which help with hair growth tremendously! So about once or twice a week, apply palm oil to the length of your hair (but not your scalp, remember?) and let it set for about 10 minutes before washing your hair and shampooing as usual. Palm oil is also great for protecting your hair from the sun, salt, and chlorine water that make hair dull, dry, brittle, and hence unable to grow long. Now, people say there's no difference when it comes to the kind of palm oil you use, but try to look for oils that have great reviews. You might have to pay more to get a quality product, but that might be very good investment in your fabulous long hair, if you ask me!
23. Scarves and Hats
One way to ensure that your hair grows faster is to protect it from the harsh sun, especially during summer. A fabulous scarf or a fashionable fedora would definitely help. Also, avoid sunbathing under direct sunlight, and if you happen to be in the pool, make sure that you have applied a generous amount of palm oil to your hair.
24. Never Brush Your Hair when It's Wet
I mentioned this earlier, but it deserves special emphasis. The worst thing you can do is brush your hair when it's wet, because that is the state when it is most vulnerable and most likely to break off. I know what you're thinking, "What about when they do it at the salon every time I go in for a haircut?" Well, that's one time you can't escape it because it's the only way to figure out the length of your hair and how it needs to be cut. But at home, please give your hair a chance to air dry on its own and avoid brushing it when it's wet.
25. 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!
As a lot of our readers have mentioned, biotin certainly seems to be a rather effective way to make hair grow faster. It is basically a vitamin B that is present in foods like eggs, soy, whole grains, and liver. So, eat a biotin rich diet and, alternately, you can also take a biotin supplement instead. Get ready to see some amazing results!
27. Massage Scalp
One way to make your hair grow faster is by massaging your scalp every time you wash your hair. Be gentle and don't go too fast, but do this for about 30 seconds to a minute. What this basically does is stimulate your hair follicle, thereby helping your hair grow. You should see a difference in about 4-6 weeks. Thanks Fivezenses for this tip!
28. When Sleeping
Avoid sleeping with tightly braided hair or a tight ponytail. This causes breakage over time and that certainly doesn't help when you want your hair to grow! Instead, put your hair up in a loose ponytail and secure it with a scrunchie or specially treated band. You could also wear a satin or silk scarf over your head while you sleep.
29. Avoid 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!
30. You Are What You Eat
And This Definitely Applies to Your Hair! The More Nourishment Your Body Gets, The Better And Faster Your Hair Will Grow. Some of The Best Hair Foods Are Salmon And Other Fish like Mackerel, Sardines, And Tuna, along with Eggs, Cereal And Nuts, Plenty of Veggies (especially Your Greens And Carrots), And Last but Not Least, Drink Plenty of Water!
Learning how to make your hair grow faster naturally can be easy, once you follow these tips and tricks! Keeping your hair trimmed, for instance, keeps it healthy, and healthy hair grows much faster than damaged tresses. Hair masks and deep conditioning also make sure your hair stays healthy and full of life, and since you can easily make those things yourself, you can save time and money while pampering your hair. These tips on making your hair grow faster are fantastic when you're trying to grow out short hair, and they're exceptionally helpful when your locks are already long as well, because you can learn how to keep them happy and full of health!