Are you trying to grow your hair for a new hairstyle? Had a bad haircut and want to grow it out? Hair growth can sometimes feel like it takes forever. Did you know your hair grows on average 1.5cms per month? You can speed up hair growth with these 10 amazing hair growth hacks.
B12 deficiency includes thin, brittle and dry hair. Up to 40% of the US population are B12 deficient, ensure you are getting enough B12 either by consuming fortified foods or supplementing.
- Trim it
What! You are telling me to cut my hair when I want to grow it!? This may sound counterproductive, but regular trims every 12 weeks means you will lose split ends. Split ends break off, making your hair shorter!
Really tight ponytails might look cool, but they damage your hair and risk it from falling out! Instead do a low and more lose ponytail.
- Spirulina Powder
Have you tried a Spirulina hair mask? Not only is spirulina an amazing healthy food for hair growth, it makes a great hair mask as it is packed with protein, essential fatty acids and is full of iron and vitamins essential for healthy hair.
Hair mask recipe
- 2 tbsp. Organic Spirulina Powder
- 1 Small Banana
- 5 tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
- 5 tbsp. Coconut Oil
- Smash the banana, and then add all other ingredients into a bowl.
- Give it a good mix, ensuring everything is properly mixed in, and massage deep into the hair all the way to the roots.
- Put on a shower cap and let it sit for 1 to 2 hours
- Wash with natural shampoo
- Avoid Hot Water
Washing your hair with hot water takes away all the natural oils, leaving the scalp and the hair dry. Cold water doesn’t wash the hair well either, so the best way is to wash with luke-warm water and rinse with cold water. The cold water locks in the moisture.
- Omega 3
Omega 3 is essential for healthy hair as it contains essential fatty acids needed for hair growth. Omega 3 also helps with dandruff, itchy and flaky scalps. All you need is 1 ground flax seeds per day to meet your RDA!
- Good Hair Rub
Would you agree a hair massage is one of the greatest feelings in the world? Who doesn’t like a good head massage? Well turns out head massages are great for stimulating the hair follicles in your scalp so they help your hair grow faster.
- Get Upside Down
Blood carries all the amazing nutrients your hair needs so increasing blood flow to the scalp can promote hair growth. After your head massage from your previous step try flipping your head over so it is below your heart. You can do this by doing a handstand or dangling your head over the end of the sofa. Try this for 2 to 5 minutes and you will stimulate hair growth.
- Drying your hair
Your precious hair is more fragile when wet, so when wet avoid combing and twisting your hair into a towel to dry. Instead pat dry your hair to avoid damage.
- Don’t wash too often
Washing your hair too often means your hair is constantly stripped of the natural oils which are needed for healthy hair, try not to wash more than 3 times a week.