Growing your hair faster is easy and requires minimal effort.
You only need to follow three simple steps, and your hair will grow SUPER fast.
Not only will your hair grow faster, but it will also be 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 it 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 toothcomb 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 it as usual.
Use keratin-based shampoos and leave-in conditioners as building blocks to strengthen your hair and avoid hair-splitting.
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 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 vitamins 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.
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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.
At the forefront of science and clinical research in the area of skin beauty and nutrition, Paula Simpson is a sought-after expert and contributor to TV shows like E! News, Entertainment Tonight, MSNBC, Good Morning America, KTLA, ABC, and Fox News and magazines with Allure, The VOU, Huffington Post, InStyle, PopSugar, Readers Digest, Refinery 29, Rodale Organic Life, Alternative Medicine, and Mindbodygreen.
Great tips Mandy! I have been trying to grow out my hair for the last few months. However, I have been using clip-in extensions from Zala (https://www.zalahair.com/) to add instant length and volume to my hair. Thanks for sharing these useful tips!
Thanks for the informative post! Some very interesting points. I’ve heard a lot about castor oil as a solution so I will definitely try that out. For now, I’ve been using human hair extensions for added length and volume, but it would be great for some natural growth.
I think what’s missing here is the role of genetics in maintaining healthy hair growth. I agree with your points though, they definitely help, but I don’t think the change would be instant or that significant
In a world packed with pseudo-treatments for hair filled with silicone and parabens, this article is a breath of fresh air!
Hey, if none of these techniques to grow your hair faster works, you can always buy and wear professional hair extensions. My fav hair extensions are those from HALOCOUTURE, in particular, their blonde clip-in natural hair extensions human. Yes, they use natural hair so your hair will look amazing.
I’ve tried everything on earth to grow my hair, faster and healthier, from vitamins to hair growth shampoos worth hundreds of dollars, but nothing worked. However, someone recommended the olive oil, avocado, and egg mask in this article. I’m three months into the treatment (twice a week) and my hair looks fabulous!!! Thank you so so so so so so so MUCH Many, you are the best!
The fastest way for me to grow my hair faster is to use a homemade hair mask comprised of two eggs and olive oil that I live on for 30 minutes every evening. It grows twice as fast.
Last year I got a really short haircut and ever since then, my hair didn’t really seem to grow well. Everywhere I go, I had to put on my sew-in weave hair to make me look natural and beautiful. I am glad we can now know what we actually need to do in order to make our hair grow faster. Thank you for writing such an amazing blog.
I really appreciate reading the post here, and also, it’s great that the people here are giving their opinion, which is really useful for me to decide what technique to use to make my hair grow faster. Thank you so much for this detailed info you shared. For a newbie like me who desperately wants to grow her hair, it was totally helpful! I’ll surely follow the steps here!
Thank you once again!
I appreciate reading the post about hair, and I think it’s great that the people are allowed to give their opinion, which is useful to decide what is good or not for them. Kindly allow me to promote my brand as well, the Original True Glory Hair for all your hair needs – see the link in my signature. Thank you once again!
As a woman of Caribbean descent, I can vouch for the options presented here. My grandma’ use to prepare in the house a lot of creams that we applied, as kids, on our hair, and most of the products presented here simply replicate those recipes, but at an industrial scale.
Very well explained!! To grow hair faster requires proper diet and care. Thanks for sharing the blog!!
Great info, but why don’t you recommend hair treatment products under each category? Inform my decision on what’s best to buy, please?
What works for me is blending egg yolks with avocado and olive oil, blended and applied 30 min every evening, on my hair. I wrap it up with baking foil and I let it infuse. Once done, I rinse with warm water.