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It is such a privilege to have lush long locks, and what women doesn’t desire such fairytale long hair that cascades in a dense stream down her dainty back? It gives your features a soft, feminine glow, and makes you look immensely attractive. Why doesn’t the hair grow long enough, we wonder endlessly. But what is frustrating is the fact that our hair never grows as long as we would like it to, it in fact gets riddled with split-ends that stunt its natural growth well ahead. And then you end up getting yourself an intense haircut in hope that this time the hair will grow steady, but that plan also bites the dust.
Months pass, and yet your hair doesn’t grow thick and fast to the length you desire. Hair loss after every round of shampooing only adds to your misery. You worry most in such times to not lose hair, and try in vain to keep it covered from dust or tie it into a bun, but none that supplements hair growth or prevents hair loss. Human hair is believed to grow about half an inch a month, but is yours growing at that average speed, or are you shedding more hair than you are ever growing?
Lets look at some of the crucial reasons your hair is not growing fast enough, and how you can make your hair grow long and thick real soon.
1. Don’t skip trimming your hair because you want long hair
You need to trim your hair at least once in 3-4 months. This is absolutely essential for the healthy growth of hair. Trimming removes the split-ends making your hair grow much faster and healthier.
2. Stop washing your hair with hot water
Always wash your hair with cool water as a practice, and avoid using hot water on your scalp. Hot water can make your hair follicles loose leading to easy hair fall while rinsing.
3. Drinking less water stunts hair growth
Hopefully you are drinking at least 8 glasses of water everyday from the time you wake up? If you remain dehydrated it will show up on your hair, and skin as well. Your hair will seem frizzy and never grow a good length.
4. Using the right comb at the right time
Now you can’t just have any comb and keep combing every time you feel like it. Avoid brushing your hair when it is dripping wet as the hair follicles are loose, and can cause undue hair fall. Use a broad-toothed comb for brushing tangled hair, else your hair will get further tangled and eventually break. Be sure the material of the comb is not too hard as it can make your hair brittle.
5. Use Paraben and Sulphate-free shampoo
Go for an organic shampoo and conditioner that is free of Parabens, Sulphates, Silicone and SLS. These chemicals damage your hair in the long run. Pick up a gentle, herbal or organic shampoo, and your hair growth will be faster and healthier.
6. What you eat shows up on your hair
For healthy, natural hair growth it is important to eat right. Your dietary choices influence the health of your hair, and even skin. Make sure you are getting sufficient quantity of essential nutrients and minerals and eating fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, milk and nuts. Remember, your hair will not draw any nutrition from junk food.
7. Shampooing regularly breaks your hair
Now if you are one of those that is obsessed with washing their hair almost every second day, you need to take breather. Experts believe that excessive washing can cause permanent damage to your hair as it weakens the hair follicles leading to uncontrolled hair loss. Stick to a twice to thrice a week routine for decent hair growth.