How To Make Your Hair Grow

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!

Take biotin

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.

Biotin

Biotin for long hair

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.

Long brown hair

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.

Hair trim

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.

Long red hair

Do you have any tips for healthy hair growth? Please share them below!

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Kitryn

Amazing .I’ve have what I would say is mid length to long hair forages now it doesn’t seem to want grow any longer but I want my hair to to be like way past the bust long. So hopefully this will work.
Thank you

i have taken biotin and i agree, my hair grew up so fast!

Allie

How come there are never any hair posts for curly girls? Or anyone with curly hair modeling? As a curly girl myself, it would be great to relate to.

Meg

I’ve noticed that the more I cut my hair the quicker it grows. This would be great, but I have short hair and this just means more frequent visits to my stylist. :(

http://happinessiscreating.com/

Drink insane amounts of water. It’s crazy how fast my hair grows in the summer when I’m fully hydrated!

marcy

try to limit exposure to heat!! i only blow dry if i have to, and try to do heat-less curls- FP did a post about it not too long ago! twist sections of your hair into little buns and pin/clip them up overnight. I also juice a lot- and i try to incorporate cucumber in most of my juices. It stimulates hair growth! I get compliments/comments about how long and fast my hair grows ALL the time.

Charlotte

Seconding Allie’s comment! I’d love to see more about FP’s curly girls!

Keri

I have been taking biotin sense last October and it has made my hair soooooo long. I really didnt think it would work as well as everyone was saying it does, but its true! Start right now and you wont regret it!

This is a great Summer post, exactly what I’ve been longing to read

Thea

coconut oil works great . massage into scalp and on split ends .

KerKrowAloha

WORKS!!! For sure, have been taking it for over a year now and have noticed unbelieveable results!! DIET is always important though, especially when taking a supplement like Biotin. Keep a healthy and balanced diet while doing this and you’ll be incredibly happy :)

WOW, this is so timely for me. I had really really long beautiful hair for all my life (I am 34). Just over a year ago, I had all my hair cut off. It was cool and pretty, like a punky pixie, but I regret it so much. Trying to grow it back out now and it is REALLY hard! Just got to the bob stage. I will never cut it off again. I am growing it until it is as long as Brigette’s :o)

…I am getting some biotin today!!!!

PS again. (sorry for so many posts in a row but just wanted to add this):
My colleague also had her hair cut off around the same time as me, and her hair is way longer than mine now. She has been taking LYSINE, which is an amino acid that in the body gets converted to the ones you need to build collagen, the main protein component of hair (long chains of tough protein, basically). I started taking lysine myself just recently so I can’t tell if it works for me yet but it seems to have worked for her…

U.

Please beware, biotin may cause acne as a side effect for some people. It can also stimulate growths of hair in other areas. I know tons of people it has worked for and others who have broken out all over their face with acne. It all depends on how your
reacts to it. Biotin also helps with nail growth.

Autumn

I have had 11 1/2inches cut off from my hair TWICE. My hair is now past my chest. My secret is prenatal vitamins. I’m only 22(no kids) but the vitamins have lots of nutrients I miss out on since I am a picky eater. Loaded with Vitamin A, B,C,D,E and folic acid, one a day for about 6 months. You will see results in the first month! Oh, and those regular trims help tremendously.

XX

I don’t think FP should be giving advice on what supplements to take.

Keratin treatments! I had my thyroid removed last year and my hair got so thin. My hairdresser cut my hair to the shoulders and we did treatments. It’s awesome!

Wicked Lovely

I know this might sound crazy but if you have spare birth control pills or can get them for cheap or free you crush them and put them in your shampoo and conditioner…works like a charm! They are a little hard to crush so just put them in a ziploc and crush them with a hammer or something

amanda

Green tea! Thank me later

Kia

More posts for curly girls!! Or really at least one,FP!

Kaylaa

Cold showers and dry shampoo! It seriously works. Shampooing constantly strips your hair of its natural healthy oils stalling growth. Cold showers help keep in these healthy oils and prevent breakage as well as stimulate growth! I’m a curly girl and I’ve been trying to grow my hair out for ages and with this I saw the best results!

Lynn

Real Mayo Works Wonders On Dry Frizzy, Over Processed Hair….Leave It On As Long As U Can Stand It, Then Use A Good Shampoo And Light Cond…U Will B Surprised!

My brother is a hair stylist and here is his advice that works for me: Don’t brush or comb it when it’s wet and don’t twist it up into a towel. It pulls and breaks the strands of the hair. Just blot as much as you can. Wash as little as you can manage. Get regular conditioning treatments. And Kerastase does wonders. You don’t have to get an inch off when getting trims, just have the stylist do a “dusting”. Thanks!

Ana

Shampoo for horses. It will make your hair grow super fast and healthy, plus it smells good. ;)