THERE will always be a time you’ll want longer, more luscious hair – but the process seems to take forever.
Luckily, there are a few tips and tricks you can implement into your daily routine which will actually help your hair grow faster.
Trimming your hair often will help it growCredit: Getty Images – Getty
How to make your hair grow faster?
Trim your hair often
You’ve probably heard that regular cuts do actually help it grow long and healthy, but just how often are they required?
While expert opinions vary, your safe bet is between 8-12 weeks.
Leaving it too long between cuts is counter-productive, because the hair becomes more damaged, so more needs to be removed each time.
Avoiding heated tools will help your hair stay healthyCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Avoid heated tools
Using hair styling tools often – such us a pair of straighteners or a blow dryer – will cause more damage to your hair.
The healthier your hair is, the longer it will grow.
Try hair growth vitamins
Vitamins A, B, C, D, E, zinc, folic acid and biotin can all help improve hair condition, so aside from eating foods rich in these vitamins, there’s a range of hair-growth supplements you can take.
Studies have shown they can help women with thinning hair and to improve hair’s overall condition.
Omega 3 and 6 have also been shown to protect against hair loss and improve hair diameter and density in studies.
Watermans Grow Me set is a cult favourite and contains ingredients like vitamin B3, caffeine, rosemary extract, biotin, argan oil, allantoin and hydrolyzed lupin proteinCredit: Watermans/Facebook
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Invest in hair growth products
First and foremost, wash your hair less often and when you are washing, consider using specific formulas designed to stimulate hair growth.
Hair growth shampoos are designed to give the illusion of healthier hair thanks to volumising ingredients like protein – and deep conditioners and treatments can also improve the quality of your hair.
The Watermans Grow Me set is a cult favourite and contains ingredients like vitamin B3, caffeine, rosemary extract, biotin, argan oil, allantoin and hydrolyzed lupin protein to help block DHT, a hormone which thins the hair follicles and can make hair fall out.
Stimulate the hair follicle
Treat yourself to a daily head massage which will help increase blood flow – and therefore the supply of nutrients – to the hair follicles, stimulating and aiding hair growth.
You can also use products that contain caffiene as it’s said to have the same effect.
How fast does hair grow?
According to medical News Today, on average, hair tends to grow between 0.5 and 1.7 centimeters per month, which is equivalent to around 0.2 to 0.7 inches.
However, lots of different factors affect the speed of hair growth and everyone’s hair is different.
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