I’ve had long hair for as long as I can remember. Without it I’d feel like a totally different person! I feel that my hair is a huge part of me, and I love the versatility of having long hair – I can wear it a trillion different ways and never get bored. Going from long hair to short hair is easy – all it takes is a pair of scissors and a few minutes – but the transition from short to long isn’t quite so pleasant. If you’ve decided to grow your hair out, there are a few things you can do to speed up the process. Here’s how to make your hair grow!
These past few weeks I keep finding myself doing a double take when I catch a glimpse of FP Jemma. Her hair is getting SO long SO quickly – and it seems that I’m not the only one who’s noticed. Her secret? Biotin. It’s a B-complex vitamin that offers benefits such a stimulating rapid hair and nail growth, aiding metabolism, and more. After seeing FP Jemma’s success with this vitamin, I think I need to try some for myself.
Massage your scalp
Scalp massage has been thought to aid in hair growth by stimulating blood flow to the scalp. Commit yourself to a 1-minute massage before shampooing — every time you wash you hair. Apply about a tablespoon of oil (like olive, coconut, avocado, jojoba or almond oil) to the roots of your hair and gently massage the scalp with your fingertips in circular motions. Not only will this increase blood flow, it will also offer you intense relaxation. For an even more relaxing scalp massage, add a few drops of calming essential oils, like lavender, cedarwood, and thyme.
Get regular trims
I used to think this bit of advice was a myth. How could trimming the bottom of your hair possibly affect growth from the root in any way? So I took the question to my hairdresser, and finally it all made sense. “Think of a split end as a run in a stocking,” she said. Once that run starts, it’s going to continue all the way up the stocking—and that’s the same thing that happens to your hair. The split travels all the way up the strand, causing it to become weak and break off. So it’s not that getting a trim helps your hair to grow faster — it’s that it prevents breakage from occurring at the ends of your strands, allowing you to more quickly reach your desired hair length! As an added bonus, trimming your hair keeps the ends from looking stringy and uneven, helping your locks to appear fuller.
Eat a healthy diet
Consuming the healthiest of foods is good for your body in so many ways – and healthy hair growth is certainly one of them. Protein and healthy fats are essential for hair growth, so make sure your meals contain a balanced amount of these! In addition, make sure to get enough iron and zinc, as a deficiency in these vitamins has been known to cause hair loss. Some foods high in iron and zinc are oysters, lentils, and oats. Vitamin C is another one to be sure to include – without it, your hair may become dull and weak, breaking easily. Some foods that you may be surprised to know are high in Vitamin C: red and green hot chili peppers; guavas; dark, leafy greens; and kiwis.
Do you have any tips for healthy hair growth? Please share them below!