Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair! Where’s the hair, though? Where has it all gone? Before your dull and thinning hair could get any worse, it’s time to take action.
All it takes is regular care and some handy tips that will set it right. Check out the tips mentioned below to make your hair long and thick – just like Rapunzel’s!
What Causes Hair Thinning?
- Stress – It is not only damaging to your emotional health, but it also takes a toll on your hair.
- Hormonal Imbalances – They occur due to many reasons like menopause, obesity, stress, and irregular menstrual cycles.
- Poor Nutrition – If your body has a deficiency of vitamins, iron, and/or magnesium, it sure is going to affect your hair.
- Pollution – Pollution, dirt, and dust dehydrate and weaken your hair follicles, causing them to break and fall.
- Genetics – If your family has a history of baldness, there are chances that you might suffer from it too.
Now, let’s get to what you have been waiting for – the tips.
Tips To Grow Hair Naturally
- Massage Your Scalp
- Use Chemical-Free Hair Products
- Wash Your Hair Right
- Dry Your Hair Naturally
- Hydrate Your Hair
- Comb Your Hair In A Gentle Manner
- Minimize The Use Of Heat Styling Tools
- Trim Your Hair At Regular Intervals
- Keep Stress At Bay
- Eat Right
1. Massage Your Scalp
Take some coconut oil in a bowl and heat it until it is warm. Gently massage it into your scalp with your fingertips in circular motions.
Make sure you do it for a couple of minutes, repeating the procedure back and forth on the scalp. Leave it on overnight and wash your hair in the morning.
This procedure stimulates blood circulation in your scalp, thereby encouraging hair growth.
2. Use Chemical-Free Hair Products
Many products in the market promise thicker hair, but not all of them are effective. You need to check for the ingredients and avoid products that contain harmful chemicals – as they will only hamper hair growth.
Chemicals such as sodium lauryl sulfate, silicones, and parabens are a big no-no. Instead, use products that contain fewer chemicals and more of natural extracts like aloe vera, almonds, citrus fruits, etc.
3. Wash Your Hair Right
Who would have thought that washing their hair in the right manner can make a hell lot of difference!
The first rule – do not wash your hair every day with shampoo. It prevents the scalp from producing natural oils that nourish your hair.
Also, avoid using hot water – it dries your hair and makes it brittle. It’s best to wash your hair every other day with cold water.
4. Dry Your Hair Naturally
It is always good to dry your hair naturally. Tap your wet hair lightly with your towel after a hair wash and leave it open for a while without touching or tying it.
If you want your hair to dry faster without using a hair dryer, either sit under the fan or expose your hair to the sun for some time.
5. Hydrate Your Hair
To keep your hair healthy and breakage-free, you need to deep condition it regularly. Always follow up with a conditioner after you wash your hair.
Make sure you apply a hair cream, serum or oil, whenever possible, to keep your hair from becoming dry and frizzy.
6. Comb Your Hair In A Gentle Manner
Avoid using plastic and metal brushes with crowded teeth. And never comb your hair when it is wet.
Use a wide-toothed comb and comb your hair gently to untangle it.
Do not over comb your hair. Just twice a day will do – once in the morning, and once in the evening.
7. Minimize The Use Of Heat Styling Tools
Constant usage of heated styling tools makes your hair dry, weak, and damaged – and more prone to breakage. Avoid or limit the use of heat styling tools like blow dryers, straighteners, and curling irons to special occasions.
Try natural styling methods such as buns, braids, and plaits. Also, make sure you do not tie your hair too tight.
8. Trim Your Hair At Regular Intervals
It is good to trim your hair every three months. It gives you a chance to get rid of the split ends that plague your hair and hinder its growth.
Trimming also helps you get rid of damaged hair that can otherwise hinder healthy hair growth. Also, the right haircut will make your hair look thicker.
9. Keep Stress At Bay
Nothing is more important than your mental peace. Do not stress about anything. If you have a problem, think of ways to solve it instead of sitting and worrying about it.
Apart from affecting your overall personality, stress also affects the health of your hair. And you don’t want either. So, exercise, meditate, and surround yourself with positive people.
10. Eat Right
What you eat is going to show on your hair. Yes, you read that right. You need to provide proper nourishment for your hair to grow.
Follow a well-balanced diet that includes enough protein, vitamins (A, E, and C), iron, calcium, omega-3 fatty acids, biotin, and magnesium.
At the end of the day, it is all about the little care that you take every day – diligently and consistently. Keep in mind the tips we have mentioned, and let us know how they have worked for you. Simply leave a comment in the box you see below.
Expert’s Answers for Readers Questions
For thicker hair, are natural ingredients a better option than market-bought products?
That’s your choice entirely. The advantage of using natural ingredients is that you know, for sure, what you are putting on your hair. This may not be the case with products you buy from the market.
What is hair made up of?
Hair is made up of a tough protein called keratin, which prevents dryness and damage.
Beating around the bush.