Whether you’ve suffered a bad cut or are just ready to have more flowing locks, it’s common to want long healthy hair as fast as possible. While there are no guaranteed paths to hair perfection, there are some tried and true home remedies that help move the job along. Keep in mind that if your hair is breaking, thinning or growing slower than average, other factors may be contributing to the process such as the weather, your age, what foods you eat, living habits, and general overall health.
That being said, there are still many natural ways to hurry along hair growth that are easy and great for your health.
Home Remedy Tips to Get Long and Healthy Hair Naturally
We’ve all heard this one before, but there’s truth in it. Trim your hair 1/4 inch every 6-8 weeks. It will clean the damaged ends off, allowing the shaft to continue growing out rather than in many damaged directions.
Up the Omegas
Eat a diet high in Omega 3, 6, and 9 nutrients for not only healthy hair but also for better brain function, healthy bones, and ligaments. This means your joints, your mind, teeth, and nails benefit too. Find omegas in flax seed, salmon, and in supplement form at any natural grocer.
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.
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, restore 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—ultimately allowing your hair to grow faster.
Water helps process and flush out toxins in our bodies faster, meaning drink water is a quick, easy, natural method to improve hair health. 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 your hair, the faster it grows. Drinking water also keeps your hair hydrated from the inside out. Hydrated hair is happy hair.
Brushing your hair once or twice in the morning and once or twice at night will stimulate the circulation in your scalp, feeding hair follicles and ensuring undisturbed hair growth. But never brush when your hair is wet. That can cause severe breakage, which ultimately stunts hair growth. Use wide-toothed combs instead, especially if you experience tangles. And lastly, start at the bottom and work your way up to detangle at the source, rather than breaking them to untangle the mess.
Try to stay away from blow dryers and heated tools since they burn the hair. If you MUST use them, be sure to use a heat protecting spray or creme first, before styling. Keep in mind that the sun damages hair as well. In warm weather, or intense sunlight (even in the winter), keep a hat on to protect your hair from drying and burning. If you like pulling it back, spend the next 2 months with your hair tied back to give it a break.
Eucalyptus, the Miracle Plant
Get into a sauna, steam room, or even your shower, and spray Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist near your head one to two times a week. Spray from an arm’s length away, never onto the head directly. The circulation-promoting plant oils will penetrate into your open pores, waking up the follicles. Add to this a gentle scalp massage, and you’ll have one happy head!
Are you ready to ditch dry, damaged hair? Then put these home remedies to good use!
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