Simple Steps to Make Your Hair Grow Faster and Stronger
Growing your hair faster is easy and requires minimal effort.
All you need is to follow three simple steps, and your hair will grow SUPER fast.
Not only will your hair grow faster, but also healthier, free of split ends, with a beautiful and youthful shine.
In this article, I’ll break down the three steps required to grow your hair faster and share great tips on achieving gorgeous, shiny hair.
Without delay, time to check the best ways to grow your hair faster in 2022.
3 Steps To Grow Your Hair Super Fast:
Don’t Over Wash
Over-shampooing leads to broken, dry, and brittle locks due to the cleanser stripping the hair of its natural oils.
The number of times to shampoo your hair per week will vary, depending on your hair type (thicker hair vs. brittle hair).
Thicker, coarser hair types can get away without washing for a few days, while thinner hair types may find that the hair feels greasy even after one day.
For healthier hair, use dry shampoos as an excellent alternative to avoid excess grease as you nurture longer strands.
Any hairstylist will tell you the most obvious way to help your hair grow faster is to stop bleaching.
That’s because bleach is a strong chemical that will weaken your hair by changing its natural structure and strength.
The hair will become less elastic and dry, breaking off, and you will end up with uneven hair.
The melanin in your hair will never go back to normal, and no hairdresser will be able to bring your healthy hair back.
Even people with stronger hair should avoid hot tools, hair straighteners, and hair dryers.
Blow dryers and styling irons damage hair fast by making it dry and brittle, leading to breakage and shorter hair length.
The best way to avoid heat styling and achieve proper scalp health is via natural air-drying by covering with a towel to retain moisture.
If you MUST curl or straighten your hair, always use a good heat protectant.
Some of the best heat protectants are made from natural ingredients to complement hair nourishment.
Handle With Care
To prevent unnecessary hair breakage, treat your hair with great care, especially when wet.
If you brush your hair in the shower, comb it with a wide-tooth detangler rather than a brush.
Dry your hair with a soft towel in slow and tender movements.
If you don’t have straight hair, try to brush in the shower with a wide tooth comb while you still have leave-in conditioner on your hair.
No Extensions or Braids
One of the significant reasons not to get hair extensions is the damage they cause.
Due to the weight of the extensions pulling the hair, some extensions break off, leaving bald patches.
Ponytails and braids cause hair to break, especially if your style is pulled tightly.
Those who wear hair braids daily suffer from permanent hair damage even without realizing it.
Only Satin or Silk
Compared to cotton pillowcases, silk or satin hair covers/pillowcases are far more suitable for the health of your hair.
For once, cotton absorbs all the moisture out of your strands leading to tangles and breakage.
Sleeping on a silk pillowcase generates less friction, damage, and dryness, speeding up hair growth.
Get a Trim
Trimming hair might sound counterproductive if you want to grow your hair longer.
Yet, regular trims get rid of dry and damaged hair, which is a necessary part of natural, healthy hair growth.
If left untreated, split ends will work their way up the shaft of your hair strand and cause even more breakage.
The frequency of the trims depends on the condition of your hair, hairstyle, and daily routine – anywhere from six weeks to six months.
That said, the better you care for your hair, the less often you’ll need trims, and the longer your hair can grow naturally.
Use The Right Hair Products
By using quality hair products, I mean shampoos, conditioners, serums, masks, and hair oils that heal hair, not just for cosmetic appearance.
Avoid – at all costs – conditioners that have short-chain alcohols, as they are known to dry your hair very fast.
Use hair masks with rich content in lecithin and protein to strengthen, nourish, and heal the hair strands.
You can make your hair mask by mixing two eggs with two tablespoons of olive oil or try already made ones.
Apply the mask to dry hair and leave it on for up to 30 minutes, then shampoo and condition as usual.
Use keratin-based shampoos and leave-in conditioners as building blocks to strengthen your hair and avoid hair-splitting.
Note: keep homemade hair masks and scalp serums in dedicated skincare fridges to avoid oxidative stress, food smells, or bacteria contamination.
Get a Hot Oil Treatment
Nutrient-rich oil treatments are excellent for accelerating hair growth and smoothening hair fiber.
Rosemary oil has been used for centuries to stimulate hair growth by dilating blood vessels and stimulating hair follicles to produce new keratin (hair) cells.
Hot castor oil treatments are the hero of the hair world and for good reasons.
Castor oil has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties that fight micro-scalp infections that prevent your hair from growing.
Second, it’s filled with omega-6 fatty acids, vitamin E, proteins, and other nutrients that penetrate and seal your hair shaft to retain moisture.
Massage Your Scalp
After spending so much money on hair products, it’s easy to forget where the hair growth starts: the scalp.
If you want healthy and strong hair that grows fast, ensure good blood circulation on your scalp – the skin of your head.
Like good quality soil is essential to growing healthy plants and flowers, a solid scalp is a foundation for healthy hair growth.
A good scalp massage will increase blood flow to the scalp, enhance the roots’ strength, and help nutrients get to the hair follicle faster.
Research shows that scalp massages help with stress hormones and blood pressure.
Massage your scalp once a day with the fingers or a scalp massager.
You can do it on dry or wet hair; it does not make a difference.
Follow a Healthy Diet
Research shows that over 50% of people with slow hair growth or hair loss are vitamin deficient or have poor food habits.
Have a balanced diet of 50% protein (hair needs a lot of protein to grow), 30% carbs, and 20% healthy fats.
Eat plenty of leafy greens, walnuts, berries, olive oil, and avocados to feed, nourish, and protect your hair.
Eating honey, cinnamon, coconut oil, and collagen supplements must be part of your balanced diet for fast hair growth.
Biotin-rich foods are also recommended, especially for those lacking poor nutrition, essential nutrients, or genetic nutrient deficiencies.
Cinnamon has anti-microbial properties and terrific hair benefits by stimulating blood circulation and creating healthy strands.
Take Fatty Acids
On average, hair grows approximately a quarter to a half an inch per month.
Supplementing with fatty acids, you’ll speed up the process and improve the hair shafts’ quality: thicker, healthier, and shinier.
Organic food fatty acids are more accessible for the body to utilize and will deliver the optimum ratio of nutrients, just the way nature intended.
You can also supplement with healthy fats like Omega-3, known to jump-start hair growth.
Healthy fats are essential to hair health since our bodies can’t produce omega-3 fatty acids independently.
Therefore, it’s essential to supplement with fatty acids to nourish hair follicles and give strands that intense, shiny, lustrous glow.
Keep Up With Vitamins
To be clear, taking hair vitamins does not mean skipping on quality food.
Yet, essential vitamins and minerals are needed by the hair cells to grow and sustain luscious locks.
Supplementing daily with hair-growth vitamins will help the hair grow faster ‘from the inside.’
Some of the best hair supplements are vitamin C, E, A, the whole B complex, and the active ingredient biotin.
If you hate swallowing pills, replace them with hair growth gummies, which are easy and tasty to chew on.
Check Your Meds
Unfortunately, most prescription medications are associated with hair loss.
Some of the worst prescribed drugs that stop hair growth and cause hair loss are antihypertensives (blood pressure), statins, hormone replacements, birth control pills, testosterone boosters, and most antidepressants.
Note: always discuss with your doctor before stopping any medications.
There’s no room for debate; smoking negatively impacts hair growth, shine, and quality.
Smoking restricts blood flow by limiting oxygen and nutrients needed by the scalp and follicles to grow healthy hair.
Moreover, the smoking toxins reap into the hair follicles and cause sebum disruption.
Stress impacts hair in more ways than one, from split, ends to loss of hair patches.
Luckily, it takes traumatic or severe chronic stress to cause hair loss.
However, daily stress impacts the production of collagen and depletes the hair of amino acids and vitamins.
Also, autoimmune diseases of the hair and scalp that cause patchy hair loss, like alopecia areata, can be precipitated or aggravated by bouts of stress.
Keep stress levels at bay by taking five minutes daily to meditate, whether in the morning or before bed.
How To Grow Your Hair Faster FAQs
How can I speed up hair growth?
- Have a balanced diet and avoid restrictive diets that impact your hair growth.
- Ensure sufficient protein intake – min 50% of your daily caloric intake.
- Avoid excess caffeine, or replace it with green tea.
- Use essential oils known to hydrate and nourish your hair.
- Boost your vitamin and fatty acids profile.
- Indulge in a scalp massage as often as you can.
- Be stress-free, and meditate.
How long can your hair grow in 2 months?
According to The Trichological Society, healthy scalp hair grows between 2 to 0.7 inches (0.5 and 1.7 centimeters) per month.
However, average hair growth is impacted by several factors such as one’s health, environmental stressors, humidity, climate, genetics, diet, and more.
In this article, I’ve covered the best ways to grow your hair faster for women and men.
With the help of board-certified dermatologists and hair experts, we looked at the hair cuticle and its role in hair regrowth.
To accelerate hair growth, avoid chemical products and heat tools, refresh your dermal papilla cells, use nourishing hair products, be stress-free, and have a healthy diet.
This article aims to help you form healthy hair habits and have a well-balanced diet, which is critical to preventing and even fixing accumulated hair damage over time.
Avoid, when possible, environmental damage, misleading hair products, and intense periods of stress.
Now it’s your turn…
What vitamin brands do you use to accelerate your hair growth?
Are there any products you can recommend to improve hair thickness?
Can you share a very efficient hair-mask recipe that can be done in under 5 minutes?
Please comment below so others can benefit from your hair growth knowledge and experience.