12 Tips For Growing Long Natural Hair

12 Tips for Growing Long Natural Hair

1. Get a scalp massage

Not only is scalp massage great for relaxing and relieving tension headaches, but it also helps stimulate circulation. It also mobilizes oils from the scalp, which strengthen the roots and keep the strands moisturized. Massaging the scalp with special products such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, burdock oil or castor oil greatly increases the chances of accelerated curl growth. These oils are full of essential vitamins and nutrients and are natural hair conditioners.

Use a scalp massager when washing your hair

Whether you’re using sulfate or sulfate-free shampoo, a scalp massager is a must. In addition to helping cleanse your scalp better, it also stimulates the hair follicles. We have been using it for more than half a year and have noticed that the hair actually grows faster.

2. It is important to take care of the ends of your hair

If you want to quickly grow healthy, beautiful hair, make sure that the strands along the entire length are as moisturized as possible. Especially on the ends. The longer the locks, the less nutrients get from the roots to the ends. So the more care should be taken with the ends.

Make it a rule to moisturize dry hair all the time. Pick a product that works for you. It can be oil-based or silicone-based. The important thing is that you can use it regularly. Carry it in your purse every day, for example.

3. Get a hair growth activator

This is not a marketing ploy – quality hair growth activators really work. They additionally stimulate hair follicles and nourish the scalp: if you want your hair to get long sooner, it definitely needs help.

4. Stick to a balanced diet

Foods that help boost hair growth do exist. Leafy vegetables, beans, seeds, lean fish and chicken are great sources of healthy nutrients needed for healthy locks. A balanced diet contains all the nutrients and essential oils needed to promote healthy hair growth.

5. Give up your hair dryer for a while.

A blow dryer, and even more so a styling tool, dries the hair, even if you know how to use it correctly. If you can’t do without hot styling, make sure to apply thermal protectants to your hair.

6. Buy the right comb

It’s important that the comb doesn’t traumatize your hair, and most of them do this completely unnoticed. Therefore, choose the right comb with special care. We highly recommend a Tangle Teezer or a Braun ion comb.

7. Stop demonizing scissors.

Let’s get this straight first: yes, clipping sounds counterintuitive if you want to grow long curls, but you should keep cutting your hair. Cutting 1-2 cm gets rid of the accumulating damage and split ends that eventually lead to tangled strands.

Getting a haircut every 8 weeks is a common criterion, but it doesn’t have to be that often. Just keep an eye on your ends, especially if you have curly curls or stiff textured strands. Styling with hot tools and coloring can worsen the condition of your hair.  If you see split ends, it’s worth getting rid of them. Make sure your stylist removes only what is necessary.

8. Don’t wash your head with hot water

Even if you wash your hair every day, you can make this procedure less traumatic. For example, abandon the use of hot water. Washing strands with slightly warm (but not cold) water is more useful.

9. Give your hair a good night’s care

Hair is vulnerable at night, and that can lead to hair breakage. This will prevent you from growing long locks. Therefore, it is better not to go to bed with a wet head, as well as properly gather the strands at night. You may also want to consider buying a silk pillowcase.

10. Don’t brush your hair too often.

Most women are convinced that the secret to long and healthy hair is to comb it constantly. Then there are those who fear that combing causes hair loss and avoid combs like vampires of light. The truth lies somewhere in the middle between these two extremes.

Brushing your hair stimulates blood flow to the scalp, helps release natural oils and distributes them throughout the hair. Comb your hair only when necessary and do it as gently as possible. It is desirable to use soft brushes and combs that are suitable for the type of hair. Comb your hair for no more than five to ten minutes every day, so as not to overdo it.

11. Use natural hair masks

If you’ve ever searched for something about hair care online, you’ve probably heard about the benefits of natural hair masks. There are many options that are suitable for all types of curls. You can easily make them yourself from the natural ingredients you have in your refrigerator. From a honey hair mask, to an aloe or avocado and olive oil mask, there are many recipes that will moisturize your curls, make them smooth and silky, and wake up dormant follicles.

12. Refuse to lighten your strands.

Going from a darker shade to blonde can stand between you and long hair. When the hair cuticle is damaged by bleaching products, it leaves the hair hollow. There is no moisture in it. Therefore, bleached hair often breaks and split ends. You will end up with different lengths of hair.

If you want to lighten, make sure that the master uses the most gentle products. And it’s better to do balayage, which doesn’t touch the roots of the hair.