Home Remedies + Tips for Faster Hair Growth

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There is always that one girl that has long healthy hair who gets the attention of many. Do you want to be that girl? Do you want your hair to grow faster?

To make your hair grow faster, you have to do things that will aid hair growth. You also have to maintain the hair as it is growing. You may have tried different things that didn’t work for you.

This article, thus, brings you tips on how to make your hair grow faster and how to take proper care of your hair.

Follow these healthy hair growth tips to stimulate hair growth.

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How to Make Your Hair Grow Faster

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No magic or surgery can stimulate instant hair growth, but there are several ways to make your hair grow. Below are a few of them.

1. Treat Your Scalp to a Nice Massage

scalp massage

The scalp is the root of the hair because the hair grows from it. You can start your hair growth journey by treating your scalp to a nice massage.

Massages, as we know, aid the circulation of blood to the body. Massaging the scalp will aid the circulation of blood into the hair follicles. This, in turn, not only helps to relieve stress but also helps to boost the health of your hair.

Massaging the scalp helps in growing thicker and stronger hair strands. It enhances the strength of the roots of your hair. This will help in getting the necessary nutrients into your hair. Using an essential oil that is rich in nutrients to massage your hair will be beneficial.

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2. Regular Conditioning

Daily conditioning of the hair will help in keeping it hydrated. Conditioning your hair will help prevent it from being dry. This will help to clean your hair and scalp. Cleaning your scalp helps to get rid of any form of an inflammation on the scalp.

Inflammation causes the hair follicles to close off. This not only causes hair loss but also limits hair growth. Ensure that you wash and condition your scalp to prevent it from dirt and dryness that may lead to dandruff.

Washing your hair will help remove dead skin cells that may clog up the pores. Yet, shampooing and washing the hair every day can cause the hair to become dry and damaged.

Only shampoo your hair two to three times weekly; allow your natural hair oil to keep your hair hydrated.

Hair conditioning helps restore the hair’s natural oil.

3. Use Oils to Aid Hair Growth

essential oild to make your hair grow faster

Essential oils as well as natural oils help to promote hair growth; they help to restore hair from damage. These oils are extracts from plants. They contain properties that are very beneficial to not only the hair but to general health.

They give the hair enough nutrients to help it grow. Below are these essential oils that help to stimulate hair growth.

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Castor Oil

Castor Oil

Castor oil contains anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to treat scalp infections such as hair loss, breakage, and dandruff. It thereby promotes hair growth.

Castor oil is rich in omega-6 fatty acids, vitamin E, and protein. These are nutrients that help moisturize the hair shaft. They also help to promote hair growth. Below is a step-by-step guide on how to use castor oil on your hair to stimulate hair growth.

Supplies needed are; castor oil, gloves, comb; shower cap; application brush.

How to do it:

  • Mix a teaspoon of castor oil with a conditioner
  • Add two drops of coconut oil
  • Mix all ingredients together
  • Apply the mixture on hair
  • Comb through the hair to ensure even coverage
  • Allow it to sit on hair for about 15minutes before washing it off.

How to use castor oil as a condition

Castor oil can also be used as a conditioner. To do this, you need castor oil, your favorite conditioner, and carrier oil (you can use coconut oil).

  • Now mix a teaspoon of castor oil with a conditioner
  • Add two drops of coconut oil
  • Mix all ingredients together
  • Apply the mixture on hair
  • Comb through the hair to ensure even coverage
  • Allow it to sit on hair for about 15minutes before washing it off.

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Avocado Oil

Avocado oil is an extract from avocado fruit. A rich source of vitamins, lipids, and antioxidants. These properties are essential to hair growth. It helps to moisturize and protect the hair; soothes and repairs the hair and hair shaft.

This oil also contains fat-soluble antioxidants; which include vitamin E, D, B-5, fatty acids. It helps prevents the hair from breakage and dryness. It contains biotin; which helps and grows healthier and longer hair.

DIY Avocado treatment for dandruff

The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and avocado oil help to nourish the scalp. This also means it moisturizes the dry and irritated scalp. Here is how to make a treatment for dandruff with avocado oil.

Supplies needed: A tablespoon of avocado oil, a tablespoon of plain yogurt, and ½ spoon of honey.

How to do it:

  • Mix all ingredients and massage the mixture into the hair and scalp.
  • Ensure that it circulates
  • Leave it on your hair for about 20minutes
  • Rinse hair

DIY Avocado Mask for shiny hair

The antioxidants properties in avocado oil help to defend the scalp against dryness; making your hair strands shiny.

Ingredients needed are; a tablespoon of avocado oil, one tablespoon of honey, and one egg white. 

How to make and use it:

  • Grind all the ingredients together with a blender
  • Apply this mixture into the scalp and hair
  • Let it sit on the hair for about 20 minutes
  • Rinse hair thoroughly.

How to use avocado oil as a hot oil treatment

Ingredients and supplies needed for this are; avocado oil, virgin coconut oil, a shower cap, a glass jar, and a cooking pan or kettle.

How to make and use it:

  • Boil water in a cooking pan.
  • Put about 5 tablespoons each of avocado oil and virgin coconut oil in a glass jar.
  • Place the jar in the boiling water for a minute.
  • Gently massage the mixture into wet hair.
  • Wear your shower cap to cover your hair for about 20 minutes.
  • Wash your hair with warm water.

You can also add avocado fruit to your diet.

Lavender Oil

Lavender oil contains antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. It improves the scalp and also generates faster hair growth.

How to use lavender oil as a treatment

For this treatment, you will need lavender oil and either coconut or olive oil.

How to make and use:

  • Mix a few drops of lavender oil with about 3 to 5 tablespoons of either coconut or olive oil.
  • Apply the mixture to your hair and scalp.
  • Let it sit for like 15 minutes.
  • Rinse it out thoroughly
  • Shampoo and condition your hair after.

Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil contains properties that are nutritious for the hair. It helps increase the number of hair follicles and also aids hair growth.

How to use peppermint oil as a hair treatment

For this treatment, you need 2 drops of peppermint oil and any carrier oil; you can use coconut oil or olive oil.

How to make and use:

  • Mix the essential oil with either olive or coconut oil.
  • Massage the mixture into the scalp and hair.
  • Let it sit on hair for about 15minutes
  • Wash it out thoroughly.

Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary oil contains properties that improve hair growth and thickness.

How to use rosemary oil as a hair treatment

To make and use this treatment, you will need rosemary oil and either one of olive and coconut oil.

  • Mix two drops of rosemary oil with any of the carrier oil
  • Apply the mixture to your scalp and hair.
  • Let this sit on the hair for about 15 minutes.
  • Wash with shampoo and conditioner.

4. Dietary Changes to Aid Faster Hair Growth

Eating nutritious foods; rich in certain properties will aid in faster hair growth.

Increase Your Protein Intake

Ensure that your daily food intake contains proteinous food. This will help aid faster hair growth. You need about 45 to 55 grams of protein daily. Examples of foods that are rich in protein are;

  • Chicken
  • Egg
  • Fish
  • Beans
  • Nuts, etc.

Eat Nutritious Foods That Are Rich in Vitamins

For faster hair growth, you need vitamin D, C, B-5, and vitamin E. Foods that are rich in specific vitamins and fatty acids are essential; they aid hair growth. 

These nutrients include; zinc, iron, biotin omega-3, and omega-6 fatty acids. These nutrients help protect the scalp against hair loss. Biotin and vitamin B also promote healthy hair. Omega-3 fatty acid works for hair growth; as well as make it shiny and healthy.

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How to Properly Care For Your Hair

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Taking proper care of your hair will help a lot in your hair growth journey; below are ways to care for your hair;

  1. Wash your hair: washing your hair regularly will help to get rid of dirt and excess oil from the scalp. Make use of shampoo that is free from chemicals like sulfates and parabens to wash hair. These chemicals are not healthy; prolonged use of these chemicals can cause irritation.
  2. Condition your hair: conditioning your hair protects it from damage and also helps to moisturize the air. Ensure to wash the conditioner out of your hair after minutes of application.
  3. Oil your hair: This will help nourish your hair and make it shine. It will also help to moisturize your hair to enable growth as well as repair hair damages.
  4. Eat healthy nutrients and drink enough water to keep your body hydrated. This will help nourish your scalp and hair. Include eggs, berries, nuts, fish, and sweet potatoes in your diet to help grow healthy hair.
  5. Comb your hair only when it is dry to avoid breakage.
  6. Avoid hot showers: taking hot baths rids the scalp of its natural oils, leaving it dry and flaky.
  7. Massage your scalp to help blood circulation to your hair follicles; this stimulates and aids hair growth.
  8. Don’t rub your hair harshly with a towel when trying to dry it; to avoid split ends.

FAQs on How to Grow Your Hair Faster

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How do I make my hair grow in one hour? 

You cannot grow a noticeable extra length to your hair in that short period.

No magic will stimulate instant hair growth, growing longer hair requires patience.

Which oil grows hair faster?

Avocado oil contains nourishing nutrients and properties that aid faster hair growth.

Check within this article for a DIY avocado hair mask recipe for faster hair growth

How does coconut oil help to grow hair fatser? 

Coconut oil is a carrier oil that helps to moisturize the hair.

It may assist in your hair growth journey. Mix it with essential oil to massage your scalp to enjoy its benefits.

Conclusion

There is always that one girl with long, healthy hair that gets the attention of many, that could be you. The key to growing long hair is keeping healthy hair. Ensure that your hair is healthy by keeping your scalp hydrated, and avoiding harsh hairstyling that would hinder hair growth.

Also, be gentle when detangling your hair, especially when your hair is wet. Pulling and forcing the knots to detangle can cause you to lose hair strands. 

Thanks for reading.

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