Sometimes you end up with a disastrous hairstyle and you really want your hair to grow back as quickly as possible, and so you might be wondering what steps can be taken by you to accelerate your hair growth and have longer, thicker and healthier hair. On an average, hair growth is about 18-20 cm annually. However this may vary from person to person as some individuals may take longer to grow out their hair. This is a result of various factors such as diet, hereditary factors, hair quality etc.
Listed below are a few pointers to trigger faster hair growth and obtain hair growth of about 22-25 cm annually. Although this is not substantial growth in your length, remember drop by drop makes an ocean and within a couple of years you can expect Longer and healthier hair.
1. Don't wash your hair every day. Try washing it every alternate day instead.
Every hair wash leads to washing out the natural oils present in your scalp and it is due to these natural oils that give thickness and luster to your hair and trigger hair growth. So washing your hair everyday will lead to reduced levels of natural oils in your scalp.
Centuries ago, it was a myth that women with longer and thicker hair are more attractive and desirable and this myth was adopted for thousands of years. It was considered that longer and more lustrous hair depicted that the woman is more fertile. Technically speaking, human hair is a kind of fiber; not very different from wool. Now imagine, if you start washing your woolen clothes daily, they will get substantially damaged. The same applies to your hair.
2. Apply a nourishing hair pack about 2-3 times weekly
On days when you wash your hair, apply a deep nourishing hair pack with multiple nutrients to boost hair growth and maintain healthy hair. You can try a couple of homemade packs using natural ingredients which will boost hair growth (mentioned later in the article). I would prefer the hair mask called Biology.
It is also believed that hair masks or hair packs which have a substantial content of placenta can be used. Through reviews it has been vindicated that it triggers hair growth to as much as over 1.5 cm every month.
3. Relax and avoid stress as much as possible
21st century life is full of turmoil. Relationship problems, family problems, financial problems, education, loans, fights etc can cause a lot of stress to individuals. It's true that stress can't be completely avoided or controlled however you have to be strong and do whatever you can to relax and find couple of stress busters such as long walks or drives, music, hobbies etc. You could also use a counselor or a friend for severe problems. It's true that excessive levels of stress reduce hair growth and also trigger problems like hair fall and split ends.
4. Air-Dry Your Hair, and avoid using a Blow Dryer.
Using a hair dryer on your hair can turn out to be a disaster. Hair dryers are extremely unhealthy for your hair because they soak out moisture from your hair as well as the natural oils present in the hair follicles. The perfect and most apt solution is to air dry your hair. If you don't have an alternative, reduce the heat on hair dryer or use a leave in conditioner. Another alternative could be to use a regular conditioner and apply it well on the tips to avoid loss of moisture.