Last updated on October 5th, 2019 at 02:42 pm
Have you ever dreamt of Rapunzel-like locks? I certainly have. Sometimes it can seem like it will take Rapunzel-like magic to ever grow those long, healthy tresses. While we may never be able to toss our hair out a window and have our knight in shining armor climb up it, there is hope for healthy hair.
The best part is, you can grow beautiful hair using very low cost natural products! Here’s how:
1. Massage your scalp.
Giving your scalp a gentle massage increases blood flow to your roots, strengthening them and encouraging nutrients to reach the follicles faster. This can be done in a variety of ways. You can simply massage your scalp whenever you’d like! Or you can be more intentional and use some natural products to boost the benefits such as:
Each of these natural products are loaded with nutrients that your hair loves. They will not only help with growth, but will strengthen and repair, and even thicken your lovely locks. There are a variety of recipes for using these products effectively all over the internet.
As far as how often you should massage your scalp depends on your method and your hair makeup. It may take some trial and error, but you’ll be giving yourself a relaxing massage in the process!Natural Ways to Grow Healthy Hair | #hair #beauty #naturalbeauty Click To Tweet
2. Do an egg mask.
Yes, this involves putting eggs into your hair. But if your hair is damaged, flat, or lackluster, it’ll be more than worth it. Eggs contain protein which strengthens hair and leaves it shiny and smooth. They also have vitamin E which is all-around essential for hair growth because it increases blood circulation, boosts oxygen supply to the hair, and repairs damaged follicles. Eggs will also provide fatty acids and vitamins A, D, and B12. They’re your hair’s superfood!
A simple way to make an egg mask is to beat a couple of eggs, then mix in two tablespoons of olive oil. Apply the mixture to your dry hair, and let it sit for a half hour or so. Then wash it out with your usual shampoo. For those prone to oily hair, try honey instead of the olive oil. Be sure to use lukewarm water when rinsing the egg out so you don’t end up with scrambled eggs cooked into your hair!
3. Get regular trims.
This may seem a little counterproductive, but a regular hair trim is essential for healthy hair growth. When you trim off your split ends, you’re preventing the splitting from moving its way up the strand. As your split ends worsen, your hair actually shortens. You won’t be growing your hair more quickly with regular trims, but you’ll be preventing damage that could slow, or even halt, your hair growth.
Keep an eye on the ends of your hair. If you begin to notice splitting, schedule an appointment to remove the splits. It could be as little as an eighth of an inch that you’ll need trimmed. You’ll likely need to get a trim three or four times a year. But adding some of the rest of these methods to your usual routine may allow you to go even longer between cuts.
4. Limit heat and chemicals.
Daily washings, drying, using heat and styling products, and regularly dying your hair is incredibly damaging. Most of us know that, but once you start it’s hard to stop.
If growing healthy hair is important to you, though, it’s time to make some changes. The best way to go about this is to start slowly.
You’ll be doing your hair a huge favor by only washing it once or twice a week. Skipping even one day of washing your hair may seem daunting, but over time your hair will adjust. Your hair will reduce the amount of oils it produces. Make it a manageable process by skipping a wash every third day, gradually getting down to every other day, and finally down to once or twice a week.
When you don’t wash daily, you won’t have to use nearly as much heat on your hair to dry and style. You’ll also tend to use less of the styling products that can be so damaging to your hair.
As far as dying your hair, the ideal situation would be to skip it altogether! But if you’re not sure you can go that far, opt for more natural hair coloring options. Talk to your stylist for some ideas.
5. Check your nutrition.
Your hair needs proper nutrition to grow healthy and strong. While the first four tips will help tremendously, your hair will suffer if you’re not taking care of your body’s nutrition. Oftentimes, hair loss is related to your health. Dry scalp and dull hair can also be related to a health issue.
Hypothyroidism, vitamin deficiency, stress, and autoimmune diseases are common culprits of hair loss. You may also notice thinning hair if you lose weight dramatically. Consider talking to a nutritionist if you’re struggling with thinning hair.
See, there is hope for healthy, long, beautiful locks!
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