This day in age, girls are looking for anything to make their hair bigger, badder and stronger. This often involves buying “the next big thing” but, when it comes to hair, length and strength are found hiding in the basics.
Rather than dropping money down for salon products and endless hair appointments, there are several simple changes women can make in order to receive stronger, healthier hair.
The main reason hair seems like it is growing slowly is not because the scalp is lacking a secret formula, but because the ends are breaking. Several things can cause the hair to become damaged and broken, thus making long hair harder to obtain. Flat irons, curling irons or hair dryers cause extreme damage to the hair, in fact, heat in any way should be avoided as much as possible.
Pay Attention to Health
What someone eats can effect hair more growth more than they might think. Vitamins and minerals hiding within the right foods can stimulate hair and nail growth as well as strength. As far as hair goes, the right food can also make hair shinier and softer. Foods to look for are going to be packed with Vitamin D, Vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, iron and folate. Excellent choices include salmon, nuts, eggs, spinach, berries, sweet potato and Greek yogurt.
Rather than styling the hair with countless products and heated machines, it is best to style naturally. Even while in the shower, using organic shampoo or hair supplements can carry over to healthier hair.
Along with using natural or organic hair products, letting hair air dry rather than using a hair dryer can make a huge difference. One way to assist with hair growth is by raiding the pantry and creating natural hair treatments. Potato water, onions, eggs or apple cider vinegar have been proven to assist with strengthening hair. Other natural treatments that protect the hair from harmful damage include essential oils, such as lavender, rosemary, thyme, cedar wood, grape seed, palm or argan.
One of the best ways to help hair grow faster is by making it stronger. Women often use a leave-in conditioner that seeps into the hair and strengthens it from the core. Another option is to deep condition the hair.
Both of these should not be done more than twice a week, as the hair may not be able to handle the intensity of a deep conditioning if done too often. While these processes do cost more money, they can strengthen and soften the hair extremely well.
Soften and Stimulate
Surprisingly, one of the highest causes of breakage comes from the sheets and pillowcases that are used in bed. Cotton can often be rough against the hair, causing friction and resulting in broken ends. The best way to solve this is to never go to bed with wet or damp hair and to use a silk pillowcase.
Silk will be much gentler against the hair and create a smooth landing rather than harmful friction. Another way to help with hair growth before bed is by stimulating the scalp. Studies have proven that scalp stimulation assists with hair growth and has even been used as a cure against balding.
Thousands of products, treatments and salons claim to have the answer. But the true answer for long flowing locks has always been in the basics, all women need to do is go back to them.