15 Tips How To Make Your Hair Grow Faster Naturally
24 May 2018
Every girl/woman wishes for hair that is beautiful and healthy. But the first step to understanding how your hair behaves is to actually understand the science behind how your hair grows. Basically, every human being has an average of one lakh hair follicles, and every hair strand goes through three phases in a lifetime – Anagen (the growth phase), Catagen (the shrinking phase) and Telogen (the phase when the hair falls off). So it’s only natural that each hair strand completes its cycle therefore hair fall (to the extent of 50 to 100 hair strands) is also a natural process. However, if you lose more than this range, maybe it’s time you did something about it. While controlling hair fall is a great way to maintain the thickness of your hair, promoting hair growth is always a good option. In this article, we’ll share natural hair care tips on how to make your hair grow faster.
Maintain A Healthy Lifestyle
Eat well –We can’t undermine the importance of following a healthy diet. What you eat has a direct effect on how your skin or hair looks. If you follow a balanced and healthy diet, rich in proteins like nuts, dairy products, etc., antioxidants in the form of green tea, omega 3 fatty acids in the form of fish, leafy green vegetables, and nutrients such as vitamin B12, zinc, iron and calcium, stay away from junk food – you are bound to have beautiful and lustrous hair.
Drink Water –We all know that our body is made up of a significant percentage of water, so in order to keep ourselves hydrated, it’s important to drink at least 8-10 glasses of water every day. Drinking more water will make your hair lush, nourished and healthy.
Sleep Well –With the busy lives we lead these days, most of us don’t have the time to sleep peacefully for 8 hours. But they don’t call it beauty sleep for nothing! Do not forget to catch up on a solid 7-8 hours of sleep everyday if you want to look good. Because the lack of it can cause a lot of beauty problems for your hair like hair fall. While at it, also make sure you sleep on a silk pillow case, it causes less friction and prevents breakage. Also remember to change your pillow case every week, that way the oil and grime that get transferred from your hair to the pillow won’t irritate your scalp.
Exercise Regularly –Needless to say that exercising regularly definitely has its perks! It not only keeps you healthy, it increases blood circulation and that in turn enables nutrients to be absorbed into the scalp and promotes hair growth. If you don’t have the habit at all, try out some fun options like dancing, cycling, Zumba, aqua aerobics, etc., instead of the regular options like yoga, walking, running or going to the gym.
Hair Washing –The one natural hair care tip every one follows is that they wash their hair. Washing is a must if you want to keep your hair clean and healthy. But overdoing the washing it isn’t a great thing! It basically strips all the natural secretions from your scalp and makes it dry. So make sure you don’t wash more than 2-3 times a week. Always opt for natural products like the Vatika shampoo range that is not loaded with a whole lot of chemicals. While shampooing your hair, make sure you repeat the wash-lather-rinse process because it helps in cleansing your hair effectively and keeps the scalp squeaky clean!
Hair Combing -A hundred brush strokes a day will push all your hair problems away! Yes, this natural hair care tip really works. Brushing your hair stimulates hair follicles, increases blood circulation and thereby boosts hair growth.
Hair Trimming –Yes, trimming your hair regularly can help grow your hair. What happens is that when you have dry hair, you have split ends, and when you have split ends, it inhibits hair growth! So don’t forget to get your hair trimmed every 3 months!
UV rays protection –We live in a polluted world! Harmful UV rays, dust, fumes, everything has an adverse effect on your hair, and you should do all you can to protect it. What you can do is – cover up with a sun hat or scarf, carry an umbrella, etc.
Hair oiling –A popular natural hair care tip that has been followed for many generations, an oil massage can solve a host of hair problems. A hot oil massage is not just soothing and calming for the nerves, it improves blood circulation and carries nutrients from the roots to the tips, encourages hair growth, etc. Just follow this simple technique to make the most of your oiling procedure. After oiling your hair, wrap a warm towel around it to make sure the oil penetrates deep into your scalp and absorbs the goodness of the oil.
But just following the above dos aren’t enough, read on to know what not to do when it comes to natural beauty tips for hair:
Avoid Hair coloring–Did you know, most hair colours contain ammonia? And that’s a chemical that can severely damage your hair by making it dry and permanently damaged. If you have greys and want to hide it, choose safer alternatives like ammonia-free hair colours or natural options like henna and amla.
Avoid chemical/heat treatments -We envy celebrities and wish to make different hair styles that need your hair to be straight, permed or wavy. But all these hair treatments use tonnes of harsh chemicals which could lead to hair fall. That’s not all, regular hair straightening can give you split ends and the only way to counter that is to chop them off. And if you chop your hair constantly, how will you let it grow? So try and avoid hair treatments as much as possible.
Hot water –Never use hot water to rinse your hair after shampooing. Hot water essentially makes your hair dry and brittle and leads to breakage. Cold water is definitely the best choice as it allows the cuticle to smoothen and makes the hair soft and shiny, but if cold water is unbearable during winters, lukewarm water is ok!
Do not comb wet hair –People often have an irresistible urge to comb their hair as soon as they wash it. It’s a big NO! Make sure you don’t brush when your hair is wet because that’s when your roots are the weakest and this will make your hair fall. You can comb your hair when it’s semi-dry with a good quality wide bristled comb. Don’t forget to clean your comb/brush regularly!
Tight hairdos causes hair fall & breakage–A tight topknot, a sleek ponytail or a tight fishtail braid may be stylish but these hairstyles tug at your roots and could cause your hair to fall or break. And you don’t want that! What’s more, tight hairbands and hair ties can also cause extensive damage and make the hair strands weak and more prone to breakage. To avoid this, follow our natural beauty tips for hair and try to avoid hairdos that tend to cause damage.
And now, we’ll tell you about a few natural hair care tips using Vatika Enriched Coconut Hair Oil plus a few herbal ingredients that will help your hair grow.
Lemon + Coconut for hair:Lemon juice is a great ingredient for hair care. But when used with coconut oil, the goodness doubles! Yes, so mix equal portions of lemon and coconut oil, apply it on your hair, gently massage and then rinse it out after half an hour with a mild herbal shampoo. The acidic and antibacterial properties of lemon along with the nutrients of coconut, help eliminate dandruff and nourish the scalp.
Honey + Coconut for hair –Did you know that honey is an excellent natural moisturizer and has antibacterial properties? So when it’s used in combination with coconut oil, the mixture does wonders that eliminate all kinds of scalp issues that lead to hair fall. To use this natural hair care tip, what you need to do is mix equal portions of coconut oil and honey, apply it on your hair strands, brush with a comb to evenly distribute the mixture, let it rest for an hour, and then wash off. Caution: this mixture can be really sticky so you’ll have to lather well and rinse a couple of times!
Neem + Coconut for hair–If dandruff is a persistent scalp problem you have, this could be one major reason why you have hair fall. An easy remedy to increase hair growth would be to get rid of the dandruff. How? Anti-dandruff shampoos are definitely there, but another home remedy is to infuse neem leaves in a cup of warm coconut oil. Boil a few leaves in coconut oil on a low flame, leave it overnight to cool down and get infused, then apply this mixture on your scalp and massage it well. Rinse it off with a mild shampoo and you’ll see a visible improvement if you follow this natural hair care tip once a week.
Essential Oils + Coconut for hair–Coconut oil is packed with a lot of goodness which when combined with essential oils only gets better! For instance, you can mix it with rosemary and tea tree oil in order to promote hair growth and give your healthy hair a beautiful shine.
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