We’ve all woken up one morning and felt the need for a HUGE. DRASTIC. CHANGE. When I say drastic I mean cutting off all our hair, declaring ourself a new person, then crying about it the next day. I’ve been there… I get it.
In the beginning of the summer I went to get a hair cut before I left for vacation. I wasn’t intending on cutting it too short but my hair dresser did anyways. Trying not to hurt her feelings, I put on a smile only to go into my car and almost (I mean REALLY almost) cry. It wasn’t that short but it was short for me. Probably the shortest I’ve gone in years.
From that day, I decided I wanted to grow back my hair super long to how it used to be. My hair has always grown super quick but now, it had felt like it was going to be an eternity. I quickly googled a bunch of ways to make my hair grow super quick and started making myself a little routine everyday. If you’re looking to grow your hair quickly, keep reading!
Stop Using Heat
I think this one is a given. Heat is never good for your hair especially when you are trying to grow it out. If I use heat on my hair, its only once a week and its at a low temperature. While its not proven to stunt the growth of your hair, it does kill the ends and then you have to cut it.
Massage Your Scalp
Okay, this one I actually love. I have this little scalp massager that I bought from Forever 21 last year and its like Heaven. I will sit every night and massage my scalp with it for about thirty minutes. Its supposed to get the blood circulation going which promotes growth.
Use Cold Water Before You Get Out Of The Shower
I love warm showers, but like I said, heat isn’t great for your hair. So before I get out of the shower, I make the water cold and run it through my hair. The cold water is supposed to give your hair more moisture which results in growth.
Don’t Use Shampoo too much.
I know a lot of people who wash their hair every single day and I always tell them not to. I have naturally very thick hair, so it takes about three days until it actually starts to feel or look dirty. I know people with thinner hair who do see build up after just one day but its best to try and train your hair to last longer without a wash. When you wash your hair even if its not dirty enough, you’re washing away the natural oils which can stunt hair growth. Try a cute braid or a ponytail for your second day hair, to get an extra day in before washing it.
Brush your hair A LOT
Along with scalp massages, I love when people play with my hair. Brushing your hair is really good for growth because it spreads your natural oils. I brush my hair for like ten minutes each night. Its super relaxing. Also, make sure not to brush your hair right after you shower. Try and use a comb instead because a brush will cause breakage.
Use a T-shirt instead of a towel
I read from a magazine years ago that you should never dry your hair with a towel. It causes breakage especially when its too tight. Using a t-shirt will make your hair less frizzy and will cause less breakage. Its the material that the towel is made of that takes the moisture out of your hair. It does work and I have noticed a difference in my hair.