Grow Your Hair: 5 Ways to Naturally Grow Your Hair
We all want healthy and beautiful hair. Some of us want healthy beautiful hair that's long and luxurious. You have tried many methods, potions and all of the new hair oils that promise to grown you hair to you ankles in 6 weeks lol.
Or how about trying every hair growth product in the beauty supply store, that they now know your name. Or trying all of the home remedies found on YouTube, from mayonnaise treats to turning around patting your head and thinking thoughts of hair growth.
I know, I’ve been there and have tried it all!
I realized that everything I needed to grow healthy hair consistently was right in my reach and natural ingredients right from the earth.
Want to know how to grow beautiful healthy hair consistently??? Read on…
(Disclaimer: These tips have worked for many however not everyone’s hair grows the same or at the same rate.)
Now that, that’s out the way….
1. Cleanse Your Scalp & Deep Condition Once A Week
I know you are saying, ok, how am I going to pull off just cleaning my scalp without washing my hair? I have to get passed the hair to get to the scalp. Yes, you are correct. Here is a way to cleanse your scalp and keep it the main focus.
You can do this in two ways, either when your hair is dry or wet. The main gem in this process is an applicator bottle. Part your hair and apply a clarifying shampoo that contains a nourishing oil directly to the scalp, massage the scalp and rinse. It’s that simple. Yes, the shampoo will run down your hair shaft however, you are not directly applying the shampoo to your hair. It still gets clean by letting the shampoo run through the hair as you rinse it out.
With cleansing your scalp often it will free your scalp of product and make sure your pores stay unclogged. Your scalp is the base, the root in which healthy hair starts to grow. So you need to take care of it and feed it once you cleanse it, with nourishing oils. We recommend that you wash your hair directly once to twice a month.
Deep Conditioning strengthens, detangles, help prevent split ends. It replenishes moisture in the hair and when done regularly, can prevent hair from becoming damaged if and when heat is applied.
2. Wash Hair with Cold Water
When washing your hair, the hair cuticle opens to receive moisture. Cold water closes your hair cuticles, which locks in moisture. Washing with cold water strengthens the hair. Strong hair equates to healthy hair which leads to hair growth.
Of course you may not be able to stand washing your hair with cold water. So the alternative would be washing your hair with lukewarm water and rinsing with cold water so that shine is locked in and moisture feeds your hair cuticles.
3. Less Manipulation
Keep your paws out of your hair. That’s right I said it! Leave your hair alone!
Just let your hair just do its thing. After you have done your weekly cleanse, put your hair in a low manipulation style so that you won’t have to do anything to your hair until the next week. This keeps the stress off of your hair and lets it breath. We know when we are stress free and no one bothers us we thrive!
Your hair can stop growing because there’s too much manipulation.
Low manipulations styles include: braids that are not to tight, two strand twist, sew ins and wig units.
My hair grew tremendously by wearing properly installed sew ins and wig units. My sew ins and wig units were made with virgin hair that was not chemically processed. Chemically processed hair can damage your hair and scalp.
Annnnnnnd LEAVE THE HEAT ALONE! Your hair will thank you and start growing for you. Heat damages your hair if not used properly.
4. Clipping Your Ends
Clipping your ends promotes healthy hair growth. It is the oldest part of your hair shaft and needs tender loving care or it will cause all types of hell! Ends that are not properly cared for will split causing so much damage that it will take so much time to nurse your hair back to good health.
There are so many myths about clipping your ends. Some say don’t do it because it doesn’t make sense to clip your ends when you are trying to grown your hair. Some say do it every 6 weeks, some say clip them when the moon is full!
I say clip them when they need it! Plain and simple. You can tell when those ends have gone on to glory and it’s time to let them go. Not clipping your ends and letting them spit will cause tragedy, plus they look like crap. We are too cute to have unkempt ends.
CLIP THEM ENDS GIRL!!
5. Eat Right/Feed Your Hair
This is a touchy subject I know. So I saved it for last. I know, I love to eat, and with that brings to my plate foods that taste good but not necessarily good for me. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about.
I had to make a change not only for my hair but overall health. So I became a vegetarian. From the first week, I felt more alive than ever before. I’m not saying you have to become vegetarian to be healthy and grow your hair, no, not at all. That was my choice. I am saying stay out of your nearest fast food drive thru, I AM saying that lol.
Healthy hair starts on the inside out. Besides eating the right foods, drinking plenty of water is crucial as well. Water is the best hair moisturizer, it helps circulate proteins in your hair for stronger cuticles.
Water cleans out your body by removing toxins and other waste stored in your body.
Make sure you are getting lots of protein. Protein aids in hair growth and when you are not getting the proper amount of protein intake it can lead to baldness.
Feed your hair and scalp with nourishing oils. Apply to your scalp/hair 2-3 times a week depending on levels of dryness and moisture. When applying oils make sure you take time to massage your scalp for 10-15 minutes so that the blood will circulate and simulate hair growth.
My favorite oils for hair growth are: Jamaican black castor oil, tea tree oil, rosemary oil, peppermint oil and sweet almond oil to name a few. There are many oils that promote hair growth.
Hope these 5 tips for growing your hair naturally helped! Let us know what are your favorite things to do naturally that has grown your hair!
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