Long, thick, bouncy, beautifully voluminous hair tends to be a sign of vitality and youthfulness, as far as society is concerned, and often, it just makes us feel pretty and feminine.
So as long as my hair looks healthy, shiny, and full of life, I don’t care what age I am, I will keep it longer in length.
But as we age, so do our hairs, losing elasticity, thinning, and dulling more as each decade passes. In fact, natural changes that occur over time including our blood flow, the loss of cellular reproduction, hormone changes, and diet can all impact the health of our hair.
Even those of us who are blessed with a thick head of hair have to put some effort into making it look good.
And as I age, I want to maintain the quality and longevity of my hair, so I started to look for answers to the question that many ladies ask: “How to make your hair grow faster?” If you are in similar situation, or you just wonder what makes hair grow faster, let me share with you some tips:
① Hair Mask for Hair Growth
To get long, thick, super soft hair: massage this hair mask in your hair 1-2 times a week (leave in 30-40 mins) rinse out with shampoo. Do this until hair is growing and healthy (no split-ends). This hair mask worked amazingly to my hair. You can read my post here.
Mix in a small bowl: 1 egg, 2 tbsp of olive oil, 2 tbsp of honey or coconut oil, 2 tbsp Jamaican Black castor oil
*Adjust the ingredients according to your hair length*
- Massage this mixture into the roots of your hair and then, spread to the lengths; wait for about 40 minutes.
- Use a shower cap and cover it up with a towel
- After 40 minutes, wash and condition your hair, as usual. You will be astonished with amazing results.
or you can use this other option:
1 egg yolk, 1 table spoon of honey, 1 table spoon of extra virgin olive oil (or linen oil) and 1 table spoon of vodka (or cognac).
② Eat More Protein
Want to know how to make your hair grow faster? Eat protein! Not only our exterior efforts, massages and sophisticated masks are important, but also, if you really want to have thick and beautiful hair, watch what you eat! Did you know that food can make a tremendous difference in how fast your hair grows?
Protein provides a building material for your locks to grow quicker, look healthier and be stronger, so include in eggs, nuts, fish, chicken, red meat, etc…include these into your balanced diet. Eat healthy. Your hair will say: “Thank you!”.
③ Brush your Hair Regularly.
Brush your hair every day for 1 or 2 minutes, do it every morning and every evening to stimulate circulation in your scalp. Make sure to massage your head gently, it’s not working by a principle “the harder you push the faster it grows!”.
Remember, never brush your hair when it’s wet because it can damage your locks and cause breakage. We don’t want it because we love our hair, right?
④ Try Prenatal Vitamins
Most prenatal vitamins contain biotin (along with iron and folic acid), which is said to promote healthy hair growth. Biotin will not only help your hair grow longer faster, but your skin and nails will reap the benefits too. Of course, it is best to consult your doctor before taking a new type of vitamin supplement.
You can take any of the following..
- 5000mg Biotin (this is the max that your body can absorb)
- Prenatals (yes you read that right, even if you’re not preggos.. I promise you it’s perfectly safe)
- 3000mg Fish Oils
- Optional: Folic Acid
⑤ Potato Juice for Hair Growth
Here is another simple hair mask that will help your hair grow faster: For this treatment you’ll need some potato juice! Yes, I know, it might sound strange, but it works!
Onion juice can be great in helping boost your hair shine, as well as hair growth, but some people have zero tolerance with the smell.
How to make our potato hair mask? Juice 2 big potatoes, add 1 table spoon of honey and 1 egg yolk.
Apply this mixture on your hair (mainly on the roots), wait for half an hour and wash your locks, as you usually do. This hair mask is amazing, and it’s all natural!
⑥ Healthy and beautiful hair starts with a healthy scalp
It’s logical, right? This is why it’s important to take a great care of your scalp! Here is one easy tip: never apply a hair conditioner on the roots of your hair!
Not only it will cause the loss of volume, and your locks might get oily very quickly, but also, some hair conditioners contain waxes and silicons, and if you apply them on your scalp, it can prevent the skin on your head from breathing and clog pores.
Conclusion: apply your hair conditioner only on the length of your hair.
⑦ Hot Oil Treatment
If you want more tips on how to make your hair grow faster, try warm oil scalp massage. It’s a very easy trick, but it works wonders!
- Just heat up a little bit of oil (my preferred oils are: linen oil, olive oil, coconut oil, argan oil and jojoba oil); never boil the oil, slightly warm it up, so that it’s pleasantly warm and comfortable to touch, then, massage your scalp with this treatment.
- Massage the oil into your head, gently going through the roots of your hair in circular motions. This scalp massage can last for about 20 minutes, then spread the oil on the length of your hair, wait for about half an hour and wash your locks thoroughly.
Not only this experience is very relaxing, but also, you will love the result. This treatment works wonders for the hair growth and makes your tresses look very shiny and healthy.
⑧ Care for your hair while you sleep.
Probably, you are wondering – how in the world is it possible to care for my hair while I sleep? Yes, it’s, actually, easy as a pie.
- First of all, never sleep with a tight ponytail or a tight braid, it definitely won’t help your hair grow faster and can even cause breakage of your hair and pains in your scalp. Make a loose ponytail instead.
- And the second tip for a night hair care is – try to sleep on a silk pillow case, it won’t cause friction, and it’s much kinder to your hair than cotton pillow covers.
And, by the way, silk pillow is not only beneficial for your hair, but also for your facial skin. What a wonder is this silk! Healthy and shiny hair plus wrinkle free skin!
⑨ Try Castor Oil Treatment
Want to know how to make your hair grow faster? Try castor oil hair treatment. It’s all simple: just massage your scalp with castor oil and leave it overnight; then, the next morning, wash and condition your hair as usual.
Do this treatment once or twice a week for a couple of weeks, and you will be astonished by the amazing result! It works wonders for hair growth! Also, castor oil can help you to grow longer lashes and thicker eyebrows!
⑩ Apple Cider Vinegar rinse.
Not only apple cider vinegar can help boost your hair growth, but also it can tremendously change the appearance of your locks – of course, for better – hair becomes shinier, stronger and healthier!
Add 2 tablespoons of vinegar into 1 liter of water and rinse your hair with this “self-made healthy conditioner”, do it as the final step of your shampooing/conditioning process.
If you aren’t a fan of vinegar odor – add a couple of drops of your favorite essential oil into your vinegar rinse (or you can mix lemon juice with water instead of vinegar in the same proportion). Great and simple, all natural, but most important – it works!