We know how to make hair grow faster (that is, good news for the impatient). Whether you need to solve that “hair problem” or if you’re tired of your haircut and you’re considering going back to long hair, we have the solution you’re looking for. There are very effective methods to get hair to grow quickly, although you should know that, on average, hair grows 1 cm per month.

As you hear it, your hair grows approximately 0.4 millimeters a day and the truth is that hair grows faster when we are between 15 and 45 years old (slowing its growth after 50). What do we mean by this? That, if you are wondering how to make your hair grow faster, you have to know that the maximum speed at which you can get Rapunzel’s hair is determined genetically and also depends on other factors.

So how long does it take for hair to grow? Well, everything will depend on how you take care of it, but the hair growth phase covers from 2 to 4 years. However, you can ensure that your hair “grows properly” and at a better rate by following these 8 tips for long, healthy and strong hair.

1. Brush Your Hair Regularly

To make your hair grow faster, it is important that you detangle it well and brush your hair regularly. Knots, so to speak, stress the hair fiber and are often the main cause of hair breakage. Comb your hair with great care morning and night, this way you will be able to stimulate the blood circulation of the scalp and, in turn, the natural growth of the hair. Also, choose a brush with wooden bristles to protect your hair and avoid that frizz effect that we hate so much. And lastly, do your best to avoid heat (dryers, curling irons, and flat irons).

2. Massage Your Scalp

To make hair grow faster, it is essential to stimulate blood circulation by massaging the scalp. In the shower (with warm water), use essential hair growth oil before shampooing (mint, lavender or rosemary to promote hair growth). The process is as follows (always do it gently): slightly separate your fingers and place them on the head, exerting light pressure and begin to make circular movements on the scalp. An infallible rule for hair care? Massage it at least 3 minutes, 3 times a week. This way you will get long and healthy hair.

3. One Mask A Week

To accelerate hair growth, it is important to use a moisturizing mask once a week. Choose a shampoo and conditioner suitable for your hair type, distribute the mask with a comb (without brushing the hair when it is wet, as it could break) and from there, massage to remove dead cells and make the hair grow faster and healthier. Then, rinse your hair with plenty of water and wrap it in a microfiber towel as a turban.

If you have dry hair (and want to turn to natural remedies to make your hair grow faster), try making a mask with coconut oil and let it sit for 30-40 minutes. This does not work well on oily hair, as it increases its natural oil levels even more, but you can always succumb to the properties of olive oil, a natural antioxidant with a high content of vitamin E that strengthens hair follicles and hair fibers. This will keep split ends at bay.

On the other hand, there are so-called hair growth products on the market, specifically designed to make hair grow faster: don’t forget to look for these ingredients in their formulas.

  • Vitamin B.
  • Zinc (participates in the production of creatine and collagen).
  • Arginine (amino acid that promotes growth).
  • Marine glycogen (makes the hair synthesize proteins faster).

4. Cut The Ends

We never get tired of saying it, to make hair grow faster it is essential to cut the ends: regular haircuts are essential to achieve long hair (and even more so if you are looking for an XXL length). Split ends, “this is war.” Cleaning your hair periodically promotes hair growth and after all the chemicals we use, you have to know how to “cut to the chase”. Of course, remember to warn your trusted hairdresser that you are leaving your hair long (that is, do not overdo it with the scissors, we know each other).

5. Put Your Hair Up At Night And Use A Silk Pillow

When we enter “night mode”, the cells of our body regenerate. Sleeping with your hair down, especially when we have it *very* long, is not a good idea: the hair gets tangled, frizzy and when you wake up its messy, right? The best thing is that you collect the hair in a braid and, if possible, with a fabric elastic band (without tightening it too much). When we sleep, we toss and turn in bed (sometimes a lot) and the rubbing of the hair against the pillow also contributes to the hair fiber becoming more fragile. The solution? Use a silk pillowcase to sleep, a soft fabric that respects the structure of the hair and our skin.

6. Improve Your Eating Habits

There are many food supplements that can make hair grow faster: foods rich in vitamin A, C, B, iron, zinc, potassium, Omega 3… Our advice? Eat a healthy and balanced diet that includes the following foods: eggs, wholemeal bread, cereals, spinach, broccoli, salmon, sweet potatoes, almonds, asparagus, oranges and lemons, peanuts, avocado… The best way to pamper yourself and, of course, to your hair.

7. Do Not Go Overboard With Dyes

To make your hair grow faster, you should respect its structure as much as possible. It is true, platinum blonde is very fashionable, but if you want to focus on your goal, it is better to let your hair rest by opting for less aggressive colors that help you maintain a healthy scalp.

8. Try Hair Extensions

Hair extensions are a ‘shortcut’ for the impatient (like who writes) who want long hair in a matter of weeks. Honestly, they are the best way to accelerate hair growth without despair. There are many different types of extensions choose the ones that suit your needs. Of course, keep in mind that hair extensions require special care, but as the good expert in them that I am, I will tell you that you are going to look like a mermaid and that they will serve to avoid blaming your hair follicles while your hair grows.