Most women would like to have longer hair. But, unfortunately it’s not very easy for all women. It might be possible for a few lucky ones to easily have longer hair but in general most women have to go through a lot and the process seemingly takes forever..
Fact: In women, hair growth is about half an inch each month.
Waiting for your hair to grow can be a an excruciatingly slow process. You have to wait and wait for your hair to grow, get them cut on a regular basis, and much more. In short, that’s a lot of effort being put into making your hair grow faster.
But what if? You were given an easy guide on how to get longer hair faster?
In my years of experience, I have gone through many phases and changed up my hairstyle quite a bit. I have cut my hair short, grown them long, and tried many things but one thing I often struggled with was the transition between going from short hair to longer hair.
They just wouldn't grow fast enough!
But, I was not going to wait around forever. So, I started doing my research and found out that there are some things you can do to make your hair grow longer at a faster rate. Therefore, I’ve combined a list of tips that I have followed to speed up the process a little bit and you can use them too to make your hairs grow faster.
Yes. I know what I am saying. You must be thinking that I am trying to grow my hair long, and this lady is asking me to cut them? Why would you even cut them? Well, let me break it down for you, if you want longer hair, getting a regular trim to take care of the split ends is actually healthy.
Afterall, you just don’t want longer hair, you want them to look nice and healthy. So, getting a trim between 6-8 weeks is a good thing to do if you’re looking to grow your hair long.
The thought of going straight to bed without even changing after a tiring day does seem tempting. However, that’s not a very good thing for your hair, especially if you’re looking to grow them long.
What I would advise is that you give your head a quick massage before bed, spreading your natural oils around your scalp and then braid your hair. What this does is that it increases circulation of blood to the scalp speeding up the process of hair growth. Braiding your hair helps keep them from getting tangled and shedding at night.
Let me paint a picture for you. If a gardener wanted a tree to grow long and healthy? What would he do? Of course, he will take care of the soil and roots to make that happen.
Similarly, if your hair are to grow long and healthy, the scalp is to be taken care of. But now you’re wondering, how do you do that? Well, you need to conduct a test first.
You must hold a section of your hair and if the hair are thin near the end, it’s time for you to change your hair care practices.
Afida recommends the use of Hair Oil which has been made from 100% organic ingredients for healthier and softer hair. Pick one day during the week where you're relaxed at home, take some oil and massage into your scalp for about 5 to 10 mins. Leave the oil on your scalp overnight so the essential oils can penetrate thru the scalp. Essential oils are great for killing bacteria and unclogging toxic product from the scalp. Our hair needs to be cleansed like the rest of our body to stay healthy.
For you to be able to grow your hair long, out of the many hair growth tips, the best is to change your diet. Getting longer and healthier hair is dependant on what you eat.
Sure, hair care products and doing everything for your scalp is going to work but if you want to really make this an effective process, you must adopt a healthier diet. I would recommend to start with a diet rich in minerals and vitamins.
Without a whole food diet, your body can become deficient lacking some very important nutrients needed to grow hair. In fact mineral and vitamins deficiency is the number one cause of hair loss. Below is a list of vitamins and minerals you should take and what food sources you can get them from.
01. VITAMIN C, helps boost collagen production which our hair needs to avoid breakage. Foods rich in vitamin C include kiwi fruit, blueberries, kale, strawberries and red peppers.
02. B VITAMINS, such as biotin helps the body break down food into energy and helps hair growth. Eating oats, nuts and brown rice will help increase biotin.
03. VITAMIN A, is vital for hair growth. It helps skin glands produce sebum. Sebum job is to moisturize the scalp and keep the hair healthy. Foods such as carrots, kale, sweet potatoes and spinach are high in beta carotene which produce vitamin A
04. IRON, helps red blood cells carry oxygen to our cells. A lot of people suffer from iron deficiency which causes hair loss. Great sources of iron can be found in eggs, lentils, red meat, and spinach.
05. VITAMIN E, is an antioxidant that prevents oxidative stress. Our hair is exposed everyday to sun damage and toxic environments. Vitamin E helps protect our hair and body from such damage. Sunflowers seeds, almonds, and avocados are all great food to add to your diet.
06. ZINC & SELENIUM, are important minerals that our body needs. Deficiency can cause hair loss. Wheat germ, pumpkin seeds, lentils, spinach, and fortified cereals all provide sources of zinc and selenium
get it that it’s easier to just use a blow drier to style up your hair on a daily basis. But that’s not recommended for anybody, especially those who aspire to have long and healthy hair.
If you really need to use a blow dryer it is recommended to first get a heat protectant and decrease the temperature. Otherwise, you’re at a high risk of damaging your hair which then can lead to hair breakage.
I am sure many of you are already following this practice because it’s not healthy for your hair to be shampooed daily. How so?
Well when you shampoo your hair 2-3 times a week, what this does is, it allows for your hair’s natural oils to spread around in the scalp which works to hydrate and repair your hair as quickly as possible.
Your hair are most vulnerable when they’re wet especially when you’ve gotten out of the shower. So it’s advised to be very careful when you brush wet hair. It is recommended that you choose a brush that goes through your hair smoothly and does not cause much strain to your strands. Be gentle with your strands or you will end up with more hair on your brush than your head.
I have told you earlier in the blog, if you have been working on getting longer locks, you must make a lot of effort. One of the many things you’re going to have to change is your pillow case.
Recommended is that you use a silk pillow that’s easier on the hair and can help you to avoid hair breakage.
The more you’re able to avoid such things like breakages and hair tangling, the longer your hair will be.
If you want your hair to look shiny, healthy, and long, what must you do? Ask yourself, whether you’re giving your hair the same amount of attention as your skin.
If you’re using a formula - think about the damage it’s causing and how you can avoid it.
If your follicles are clogged and congested, your hair cannot grow long. So you must pay as much attention to your hair as you do to your skin.
If you do a little bit of research, you can find many products and hair growth tips on how to get longer hair faster. But do all of them work? Or are they as effective as they say they are. You might also find many artificial products that you can use. But before you use anything you must ask yourself is this product going to be healthy for my hair or do more harm.
Afida recommends that you rely on 100% organic products that are available at our store at very convenient price.