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Ways to Make Your Hair Grow Faster and Healthier

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Ways to Make Your Hair Grow Faster and Healthier
written by
Nesrien Abdelkader

Dreaming of luscious locks but your hair always seems to fall short? It’s hard not to feel a little jealous when we see someone pass by with hair that would rival Rapunzel, but it’s not impossible for you to achieve the same look!

Maybe you’ve noticed that your hair is getting thinner, or you just can’t seem to see a difference in length no matter how long you’ve been trying to grow your strands out. Either way, good hair and visible growth start with a healthy scalp, proper hair care, and healthy habits. From masks to oils and scalp massages, everyone has a method they swear by to treat their hair. So, we’ve rounded them all up and are presenting you with some options that actually work. Here are some tips and tricks to get you real results.

Oil Your Scalp Regularly

Using hair oils is nothing new, but it’s been all over the internet lately for good reason. Different oils have unique properties to benefit your hair’s health, like coconut oil which is antimicrobial and antifungal. Castor oil, rosemary oil, and arugula oil are also great options to give your hair a boost. Rosemary oil has even been proven to be as effective as 2.5 % minoxidil in studies.

Give Yourself a Scalp Massage

Even if you are oiling your scalp, you won’t get the full benefits without massaging the products into your skin. When you think about where hair growth starts, it only makes sense that ensuring you have a healthy scalp is a great first step in your hair care journey. You can use a scalp massaging tool—like this one from The Hair Addict—or DIY a scalp scrub using products like sugar, oils, and more. Massaging your scalp will also improve blood circulation to help stimulate growth.

Trim Your Damaged Ends 

Cutting your hair may sound like the last thing you want to do when trying to grow it out, but regularly trimming your split ends is essential for your hair’s health and noticeably helps it grow. Split ends won’t get better on their own and can actually make their way up higher on your head until the hair strands break off.

Consider Trying Hair-Growth Vitamins or Change Your Diet

If you’re considering this option, consult with a doctor first, and remember that hair growth supplements are not a magic solution. If you want to go the all-natural route, try incorporating more vitamin-rich foods into your diet to support hair growth. Food sources with omega-3 fatty acids like salmon, tuna and flaxseed are good options.

Use a Hair Mask

A hair mask can help bring dry, damaged hair back to life by restoring moisture and bringing back that shine. You can find a range of hair masks from brands like Kerastase and Olaplex or local brands, including Braes and Locken. This is another method you can DIY with ingredients you probably have at home already, such as eggs, olive oil, or avocados.

If none of these methods seem to work, or you have been experiencing severe hair loss, see a licensed dermatologist for more options.