Make Your Hair Grow Faster........................
Bad haircut? Thinning? Damage from bleaching? If you’re after longer locks in a hurry look no further...
If patience is not your strong point when it comes to growing your hair, we feel your pain. As the average hair growth is only about half an inch per month, we know how frustrating it is when all you want is an extra couple of inches. So check out these tips and tricks to speed up your hair growth.
HAIR STARTS IN THE SHOWER:
Shampooing your hair too frequently can wash away the scalp’s natural oils and dry your hair out, these oils travel from your scalp to the bottom of your hair keeping it hydrated and healthy. Try to cut back your shampooing and go for an absolute maximum of four washes a week, less if you can bear it. And when you do wash your hair, make sure you’re using a good conditioner, even if you have naturally greasy hair. Using conditioner helps seal the cuticles to stop damage so your hair will be healthier and less likely to break. And an extra tip; before getting out the shower rinse your hair with cold water, (yes, not much fun in winter) but it will help seal your hair cuticles so that it looks shinier for longer. Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Shampoo, Boots £12.99
IT CUT FREQUENTLY:
You’ve probably heard this a million times when you’re trying to grow your hair, but you may have found it hard to believe. However, it’s true – getting a trim every six-eight weeks rids you of split ends which will in turn stop your hair breaking. So if you’ve felt like your hair reaches a length and just stops growing, it may actually just be that it’s breaking!
MASSAGE YOUR SCALP:
Not only does this feel great it will also help with hair growth. Massaging the scalp will increase blood flow and allow nutrients to reach your hair follicles faster. Here’s an idea... ask your partner or a friend to give you a scalp massage and then you can swap and return the favour – you’ll both have longer hair in no time!
APPLY OIL OR MASK TREATMENT WEEKLY:
Whilst we regularly use masks and moisturiser on our faces, we often forget about our hair. But make time to give your locks a really good treatment that will replenish the hair and give it a serious moisture boost. Do this weekly and watch your hair thank you by growing!
We know this is easier said than done, but limiting the stress in your life will help with hair growth and thickness. This is because stress causes a constriction of blood vessels which deprives your hair of the oxygen it needs to grow and be healthy. So if you’re serious about increasing your hair growth (and improving your life in general) take a look at your lifestyle and try to cut back on some stress.
SWAP OUT YOUR PILLOWS:
Silk pillowcases are much softer on your hair and will cause the hair to knot less whilst you sleep, which in turn will reduce breakage.
Try to let your hair air dry as often as possible. If your hair is just too unruly to air-dry and then go, let your hair dry naturally until it’s at least 80 per cent dry before using heat products on it. That’s because, unsurprisingly, too much heat will leave hair frazzled and far more prone to breaking. Think how painful it is when you accidentally touch your straighteners, your finger will burn and blister. Now imagine what you’re doing to your hair!
Brushing the ends of your hair before the roots saves you brushing tangles and knots down to the bottom of your hair and then breaking off. Using a tangle teaser, boar bristle brush or comb is ideal for this job but be very careful when the hair is wet as it’s even more prone to breakage then.
Giving your hair a rub down with a towel after washing is actually not good for your hair at all because the rough texture of towelling can cause your fragile strands to break. Instead, try a microfibre towel or, if you’re in a bind, even an old t-shirt is better for your hair than a towel!
1in 5 women over 25 in the UK are experiencing hair loss/thinning.
90% of your hair grows at a time, 10% is in a resting phase.
Ogxthick & Full Biotin & Collagen Shampoo, Superdrug £6.99 You aren’t aware of your hair loss/thinning until you’ve lost
Shampoo & Conditioner, www.hairburst.com £24.99
Denman 100% Boar Bristle Brush, Amazon £18 Detangling Comb, GHD £7.50 Lee Stafford Hair Growth Treatment, Boots £5.66 Silk Pillowcase, John Lewis £35
Nanogen Hair Thickening Mask , Boots £29.95 Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil, Boots £21 Tangle Teezer £11
of women will notice some hair thinning by age 60. Grow Gorgeous Hair Growth Serum Intense, Boots 80%
100 is the number of hairs most people will lose in a day.
50% of women suffer hair thinning/loss during pregnancy.
Toni & Guy Heat Protection Mist , Boots £7.75
Luxe Hair Turban, www.feelunique.com £30