We’ve all seen articles, hair brands, medications, advertisements, and products claiming to have the secret to hair growth... and they're usually a scam. So many people are looking for the secret to longer hair. Ads cater to that desire by claiming to to have an easy solution.
You probably already know that the truth isn't easy. If it were, we'd all have the hair length of our dreams. Hair growth is a slow process that requires commitment and consistency, and there's no instant or easy way to achieve it.
What really helps your hair to grow?
There IS a secret to hair growth... but it's not easy. The appearance of longer hair is the combination of two factors: actual growth, and length retention. You need BOTH for your hair to get longer, and BOTH are dependent on a healthy body and lifestyle.
In this guide you'll learn the truth is: HAIR GROWTH IS A REFLECTION OF A HEALTHY BODY. This should be your one takeaway from this article: you need to make permanent and consistent changes to your lifestyle in order to see results. Read on to learn the healthy practices that promote hair growth. If you follow the advice in this article, you will see results!
How to speed up hair growth and get longer hair faster:
1. Maintain a balanced scalp pH.
The natural pH of your scalp is between 4.5 - 5.5, the ideal acidity for preventing fungi and bacteria that can inflame the scalp, slow hair growth, and even cause hair loss. We recommend checking the pH of your hair products and avoiding alkali products (with a very high pH.)
Jojoba oil is an excellent way to balance scalp pH, since it mimics the pH of your natural scalp oils. Vitamin E oil also helps balance scalp pH and repairs damage to your hair follicles. Both Vitamin E oil and jojoba oil are included in NaturAll's Jamaican Black Castor Oil Growth Serum, which is an amazing product to encourage hair growth.
2. Reduce inflammation and infection.
This one is a no-brainer: the healthier your scalp, the easier your hair can grow. Jamaican black castor oil is effective at warding off infections. Lavender, orange, and lemon essential oils are anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial. Apple cider vinegar rinses can kill off bacteria and reduce inflammation (as a bonus, ACV is also ideal for restoring your scalp pH if it is unbalanced.) Try incorporating all these natural ingredients into your regimen and keep your scalp as healthy as you can.
3. Promote blood circulation to your scalp.
Blood circulation feeds your hair follicles with the oxygen, nutrients, and minerals they need to grow. You can increase blood circulation with head massages, regular stretching, and yoga! Many essential oils, especially lavender essential oil, increase blood circulation to the scalp.
4. Clarify and exfoliate your hair and scalp.
5. Don't overwash your hair.
6. Reduce stress.
7. Change your diet.
8. Exercise regularly!
How to improve length retention:
1. Trim your hair regularly.
We know, it feels so counterproductive! However, split ends and single strand knots lead to tangles and dryness, which in turn cause breakage. They can even increase hair loss by making it impossible for you to detangle your hair gently. Trim your hair every few months (3-4 times a year) to keep your ends healthy and retain length.
2. Moisture is the secret to length retention and longer hair.
Moisturized hair is more elastic, less prone to breakage, and less prone to tangles. This means that moisture helps you retain hair length. As your hair grows, keeping your hair moisturized will allow your hair to grow in length. Check out these tips for moisturizing natural hair.
3. Drink enough water.
If you are dehydrated or under-hydrated on a regular basis, your body will ration less moisture to your hair. This results in dry hair. Make sure you drink 64 ounces (8 glasses) of water a day for healthy and soft hair.
4. Deep condition your hair.
Especially with ingredients that promote hair growth. NaturAll Club's Deep Conditioners are an excellent option. They contain:
- Avocados, which promote hair growth, prevent hair loss, and moisturize hair.
- Coconut oil, which prevents breakage
- Tea tree oil, which prevents infections
- Lavender essential oil, which is anti-inflammatory
- Vitamin E, which repairs hair follicles and reduces inflammation
- Citric acid, which prevents bacterial growth
5. Avoid chemicals that strip your hair.
This includes chemicals such as sulfates, isopropyl alcohol, ethanol alcohol, polyethylene glycol, etc., as well as chemicals that coat your hair without moisturizing it (like mineral oil.) Such ingredients make your hair more brittle and prone to breakage.
6. Avoid harsh color, chemical, or heat treatments.
These treatments strip moisture out of your hair, and increase your likelihood of breakage and hair loss.
We hope these tips on hair growth were helpful! If you are looking for natural ways to grow your hair in just a week or a month, we're sorry to say that hair growth doesn't work like that. However, follow all these steps and you will see your hair grow longer, stronger, and healthier.