Sometimes women can't grow their hair fast enough until it reaches the desired length. Our tips will help you to accelerate growth.
Table of Contents
– 1. The tip cut supports hair growth – 2. Massages promote blood flow to the scalp – 3. Care products counteract hair loss – 4. Healthy foods nourish the hair – 5. Alcohol, stress and heat slow down hair growth
The bad news first: unfortunately, we have no control over how fast our hair actually grows. The rule of thumb is that we can look forward to an extra inch or inch and a half every month, but in the end it's our genes that decide how fast we grow. But there is also good news: to make your hair grow faster, you just need to follow a few simple tips.
1. The top cut supports hair growth
Many women think their hair will grow faster if they visit their hairdresser as infrequently as possible. But exactly the opposite is the case: If the dry ends are not cut regularly, they are more susceptible to split ends. This then moves upwards into the healthy regions and causes the hair to break off – resulting in the mane growing even slower. For this reason, we recommend that you have your tips cut at least every six to eight weeks.
2. Massages promote blood circulation in the scalp
There is a good reason why the hairdresser massages your scalp every time you wash your hair: The circular movements stimulate blood circulation and thus hair growth. The reason for this are the hair roots, so-called follicles – if these are regularly cleared of dirt and well supplied with blood, the hair grows back quickly and strongly. It is all the more important that you take good care of your scalp at home as well. Regular scalp massages for five to ten minutes are recommended. To do this, use either your own fingers or a special massage spider . Just as helpful is brushing the hair in the dry (!) Condition to open clogged hair follicles. The rule of thumb says: 100 brush strokes a day provide more shine and smoothness. If you use a Tangle Teezer on top of that, you will pull out less hair.
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3. Caffeine as well as Q 10 (a coenzyme) have growth-promoting properties. Are specifically used in hair care products – especially shampoos. The active ingredients contained in it are said to stimulate blood circulation in the scalp and thus not only hair growth, but also counteract hair loss. However, you should use the caffeine shampoo or Q10 shampoo only every second hair wash.
Alternatively, you can do your mane some good by regularly using hair treatments. It is best to use a product with aloe vera or argan oil : the two active ingredients nourish the hair structure, moisturize the hair and prevent split ends. If you do not want to use an industrial product, you can also mix a hair treatment with aloe vera gel and lemon juice. Simply massage into your hair, leave on and rinse out again.
Or use an oil-based hair care product once or twice a week. Coconut oil, for example, provides your long hair with important nutrients as well as sufficient moisture, thus protecting it from drying out. Castor oil, on the other hand, is rich in omega-6 fatty acids, which stimulate natural hair growth. Here you should note, however, that it can take up to two hair washes until the residues are completely removed.
4. Healthy foods nourish the hair
Our diet provides an important indication of full hair. If we lack important nutrients such as vitamins or minerals, our skin, hair and nails suffer first and foremost – so that more important organs are adequately supplied. To make your hair grow faster, you need protein, copper, vitamin E, silicon, biotin, omega fatty acids and zinc in particular. These are contained in the following foods:
Biotin: Pumpkin seeds, spinach, dairy products and strawberries
Omega fatty acids: Cooking oil, flaxseed, fish, Brussels sprouts and soy
Protein: Eggs, milk, fish, lentils and pumpkin seeds
Copper: Banana, grapes, avocado, sunflower and cashew seeds
Silicon: Millet, wheat, parsley, cauliflower, peas, peppers and pears
Vitamin E: Sweet potatoes, vegetable oils and walnuts
Zinc: Pumpkin seeds, pecans, oatmeal and cocoa
Tip: If your hair grows particularly slowly or even falls out, you may be suffering from a nutrient deficiency. To be sure, you should see a doctor – alternatively, you can do a self-test at home and then send it in to a diagnostic lab. You will then receive a detailed report of the results, which will tell you whether you are suffering from a vitamin D deficiency, for example.
5. Alcohol, stress and heat slow down hair growth
It should be known that excessive alcohol consumption is unhealthy for the body. Nevertheless, many do not know that alcohol slows down the metabolism – and thus also slows down the growth of hair.
But the biggest enemy of healthy hair is stress. Whether professional or personal, if your body is constantly under power, your hair will no longer be supplied with all the important nutrients it needs. Make sure to integrate more breaks into your daily routine and reduce stressful phases.
Heat is similarly harmful to your hair. If you regularly blow-dry or straighten your long mane, the hair will literally dry out. Here we recommend that you avoid appliances such as hair dryers, straighteners and curling irons, especially in the warm summer months.
However, pinning your hair up or tying it into a ponytail or chignon are not very conducive to hair growth, as the metal parts of the hair ties damage the hair. Here, we advise you to wear only loose hairstyles – and metal-free hair bands .