Ah hair; if we’re not doing everything to remove it, we’re desperately praying for it to grow.
Whether you have a fringe that you now regret or you want locks to rival Rapunzel, here are some simple and effective tips to help your grow your hair.
Look After The Hair You Already Have
Seems obvious enough, but sometimes we tend to focus on what we don’t have versus caring for what we already do.
Some people swear by supplements, others think they’re a waste of time. The best thing is to see what works for you.
There are tons of supplements on the market that can help with hair growth. Some of the more popular ones are Perfectil, but a more affordable ,and according to some people, more effective supplement is Biotin B12.
Check with the pharmacist or your GP before starting new supplements.
You Are What You Eat
Your diet has a huge effect on your body, so of course that extends to your hair. Super boring, but also super important. Here are some foods that help with growing your hair..
- Eggs. Eggs are a great source of protein and biotin, two nutrients that may promote hair growth….
- Berries. Berries are loaded with beneficial compounds and vitamins
- Fatty Fish
- Sweet Potatoes
A lot of us are probably very guilty of subjecting our hair to damaging heat without a second thought. There’s no point in putting effort into growing your hair only to treat the hair you currently have so poorly that you have to get it cut off.
Try keep the use of curlers and straighteners to a minimum. It’s worth investing in a heat projecting spray such as ghd Heat Protect Spray. Also try drying your hair on a lower settings, or better still, let it air-dry every once in a while.
Don’t Over-wash It
Washing your hair too much can be very bad for it. You need a certain amount of oils in your hair to nourish and protect it as well as aiding it to grow.
Try keep hair-washing days to 2-3 days apart at least.
Mention the word hair and oil in the same sentence and people tend to get panicked. Honestly, same, but hair oil is actually your friend. Using a hair oil will keep your ends in tip-top condition. Just make sure that you keep it far away from your roots.
Get It Trimmed Regularly
It may seem counter-productive, but it’s actually really important that you get regularly hair trims even when you’re try to grow your hair to keep it healthy. Getting rid of split-ends is especially important.
We know it’s hard, but willing your hair to grow just won’t work (sadly). And it won’t happen overnight either. Did you know that hair grows around 0.5 inches (1.25 cm) per month, and 6 inches (15 cm) per year? How fast it grows depends on factors like age, health, genetics and diet.
Don’t Be Too Precious With Your Hair
Yes, we want it to grow, but don’t obsess about it. If your hair needs to be cut, get it cut. There’s no point clinging onto hair that’s in absolute bits. Once you do have to get it cut you’ll only end up having to get more off it to keep it healthy.
Perspective is also a good thing. Yes, we might want your hair to grow, but there are some people out there who are suffering from hair loss for numerous reasons. Your hair will eventually get to the length you want, it just takes time.
Have you any tips to help your hair grow?