Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of compliments on how fast my hair has grown (FYI:that’s not my hair in the picture). Therefore, I wanted to share my hair growing tips for those ladies out there who want to make their hair grow faster and more healthy.
- Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is my holy grail product for my hair. Usually, I will wash my hair and put coconut oil in it and wrap it up and sleep like that. The next morning, I rinse it out with cold water and my hair smells and feels AMAZING. Coconut oil repairs hair damage and it makes your hair soft and shiny. So I would suggest doing a coconut hair mask at least once every 2 weeks, depending on how damaged your hair is.
- Folic Acid & Biotin: These vitamins are essential for hair growth. Folic acid is essential for cell and tissue growth, which is why pregnant women take folic acid. Biotin is also essential for cell growth. I usually take 800 mg of folic acid and 1000 mg of Biotin daily.
- DON’T OVERWASH: I can’t stress this enough. DON’T WASH YOUR HAIR EVERY DAY. Seriously, all that does is STRIP your hair of natural oils. You NEED the oils in your hair to promote hair growth. I’m not saying walk around with your hair dirty but you don’t need to wash it every day. I wash my hair every 5 days or so because my hair is very thick, so it takes a while to get greasy. It depends on how much product I have in my hair also. If your hair is thin and gets greasy easily and you have to wash it more than usual, then I suggest buying WEN. It’s a cleansing conditioner that plenty of celebrities use. You can get it off Amazon for about $20-25.
- Use a WIDE TOOTH comb: You never want to use a fine tooth comb because all that will do is cause breakage. Also, NEVER comb your hair from the top down. ALWAYS comb from the bottom up.
- MINIMIZE HEAT: Personally, I’m a big fan of diffusers, curling wands, and flat irons. However, you don’t need to use them EVERY DAY. Your hair needs a break sometimes and if you MUST use heat then don’t pump it up to 480 degrees and ALWAYS use heat protectant.
- GET FREQUENT TRIMS: I’ll admit that I don’t trim my hair as often as a should but that’s only because for most of the year, I’m in college and I don’t trust any salon but my salon back home. However, if you have the resources, you should get a trim every 6-8 weeks. Split ends aren’t your friend.
- MINIMIZE CHEMICALS: I’m guilty of this too because I’m in love with dying my hair but it’s no good. I have dyed my hair so many colors and it made my hair damaged to the point that I HATED styling it. So I chopped it off and got a pixie cut. I liked the pixie cut but you never want to feel like you HAVE to chop your hair off to get it back to normal. If you like to dye your hair, do a cellophane or pick dyes without ammonia. AVOID BLEACH AT ALL COST IF YOU CAN HELP IT.